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Local Queens Orthodontist

Local Queens Orthodontist

Braces work very well to straighten your teeth but there are other advantages to having straighter teeth. According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) there are thousands of children and adults that have their teeth straightened with braces each year. In addition to cosmetic advantages, some of the other advantages of having straight teeth are the ability to bite, chew, and speak correctly, much healthier gums, as well as the positive effect on your overall health. Living with braces while you’re awaiting your ideal smile is not difficult and our local Queens orthodontist, Rekha Gehani, DDS, is here to answer all your questions.

Tips for Living with Braces

Tips for Living with Braces

For the basics, our local Queens orthodontist suggests that our patients wearing braces avoid chewy, crunchy, sticky and harder foods that may cause problems with your braces. Although this seems like a large number of food types, it’s only temporary and you can return to eating all the foods you like when you get your braces off. If you’re experiencing any soreness caused from your braces, rinse your mouth with a teaspoon of salt mixed with 8 ounces of warm water. When your braces are adjusted regularly, you may feel some discomfort and if the salt water rinse doesn’t help you can take some ibuprofen according to label directions. Braces should also be protected when playing sports so you should definitely wear a protective mouth guard to avoid damage or injury to your mouth.

Our local Queens orthodontist, Dr. Gehani knows that your lips, cheeks and tongue can also become irritated for a week or two until they toughen up and become accustomed to your braces. We have a special wax that can be applied to your braces that will alleviate the discomfort. Dr. Gehani wants to be sure that you’re aware that your teeth may loosen during treatment. This is nothing to be concerned with since teeth must loosen first so they can be moved. When you’re teeth are in their corrected, new position they will become rigidly fixed and you will have the beautiful smile you deserve.

Braces in Queens
35-40 82nd Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
718-690-3291

East Elmhurst Orthodontist

East Elmhurst Orthodontist

If you’re wondering when it is time to take your child to the dentist, the answer is probably as soon as possible. It is never too early to start caring for your child’s teeth. Parents can wipe down babies gums after feeding with a damp wash cloth or a moist piece of gauze to keep babies gums clean and healthy. When their first tooth appears, usually at about six months, it is time for their first appointment with your local East Elmhurst orthodontist for a pediatric dental examination. As your child grows into their smile, you may begin to consider interceptive orthodontistry with Dr. Rekha Gehani, DDS to stop key problems before they can cause any damage to your child’s smile.

Interceptive Orthodontics East Elmhurst

Interceptive Orthodontics East Elmhurst

Many of us remember geting braces well into our teens. However, today your East Elmhurst orthodontist has recognized the advanced research that has been done over the past decade, which proves the benefits of beginning treatment with orthodontic braces at a much younger age. If your child has a malocclusion or bite problem, it can be very beneficial for both you and your child to begin your son or daughter on braces or other types of children’s orthodontics at about the age of seven years old. By beginning treatment at this age Dr. Gehani can prevent many problems your child could face as they grow up. Childhood orthodontics works to insure that teeth grow in correctly the first time, making sure that erupting molars emerge exactly where they should. This prevents overcrowded teeth, a problem that would require further treatment. It even corrects gaps, allowing teeth to develop perfectly for a beautiful smile they can grow into.

With interceptive orthodontic treatment Dr. Rekha Gehani, DDS and the staff your local East Elmhurst orthodontist can work achieve results that are simply not possible with delayed treatment. The American Association of Orthodontics stands by the research and recommends that all children receive no less than an orthodontic evaluation at the age of seven, and highly promotes the many benefits of early treatment. Childhood braces can save your child from injuries caused by protruding teeth that have grown incorrectly, and improve their speech patterns into adulthood by correcting bite problems as the jaw is still growing.

Dr. Rehka Gehani has been providing beautiful smiles to her local community as your trusted East Elmhurst orthodontist for over thirty years. She proudly participates in the Give Kids a Smile program to promote healthy smiles for children of all ages. Dr. Gehani is truly dedicated to the health and happiness children, and prides herself on building warm and lasting relationships with all of her patients. The welcoming and knowledgeable staff at the offices of Dr. Rehka Gehani, DDS can work with you and your family towards maintaining beautiful smile for a lifetime.

East Elmhurst Braces Expert
35-40 82nd Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
718-639-0192