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Jackson Heights Pediatric Orthodontist

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Did you know that the best time to bring your child in for an orthodontic evaluation is between the ages of seven and eleven? Many parents are under the common assumption that orthodontic devices are usually not used until later on in a child’s development, but our Jackson Heights pediatric orthodontist, Dr. Rekha Gehani, is here to give you the facts about how beneficial earlier interceptive orthodontics can be.

11372 Pediatric Braces

11372 Pediatric Braces

The main philosophy behind interceptive orthodontics is that it is better to work with the mouth and teeth and guide them in their development—to better prevent orthodontic issues—rather than to fix the problems after they have already been established. By addressing these issues early on, many orthodontic complications are avoided. For example, patients in their later teenage years tend to be less cooperative about using their orthodontic appliances correctly. In addition, using interceptive orthodontic techniques usually results in a decreased need to extract teeth or perform more extensive orthodontic work in the future. Our Jackson Heights pediatric orthodontist uses a number of different techniques and devices in our interceptive orthodontic treatment plans, such as: arch expansion, which allows more room for the permanent teeth to come in if needed. Arch expansion can also help make room for special appliances designed to enhance growth in the jaw. These earlier procedures used as interceptive methods are typically referred to as Phase One of the orthodontic process. The second phase is begun later on in adolescence, and is usually a much less complicated and less costly endeavor as a result of the interceptive orthodontic techniques used earlier. Our Jackson Heights pediatric orthodontist would love to discuss how interceptive orthodontics could specifically benefit your child during your next visit with us.

If you would like to learn more about interceptive orthodontics or any of the other various services provided by our Jackson Heights pediatric orthodontist, we encourage you to pay a visit to Dr. Gehani’s main website for additional information. If you have any specific questions or concerns that you would like to discuss, do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and dedicated team of staff.

Interceptive Orthodontics Jackson Heights
35-40 82nd Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
718-690-3291

Jackson Heights Invisalign

Jackson Heights Invisalign

ClearCorrect Braces Jackson Heights

ClearCorrect Braces Jackson Heights

A beautifully aligned, white and bright smile can improve your confidence and make you feel like an entirely new person. Invisalign now makes that perfect smile cheaper and easier to attain. Using high-tech computer imaging to create a series of transparent and removable aligners, Invisalign can straighten your teeth without unsightly metal wires or brackets. The aligners are comfortable, low profile, and custom made clear plastic trays. Most people may not even know you are wearing the aligners!

There are obvious cosmetic advantages to using Invisalign over traditional metal braces. Not only is this an invisible alternative to metal wires and brackets, aligners can be removed to eat, drink and brush your teeth, giving you a more comfortable fit compared to traditional Jackson Heights orthodontics. Aligners are typically less painful than braces and they are often cheaper than other corrective forms of cosmetic or restorative dentistry. As your teeth change and your smile improves, you will change aligners every two weeks, wearing them for 20-22 hours a day.

Like all dental procedures, however, there are a few drawbacks. Firstly, Invisalign is a purely cosmetic treatment and other dental problems, like bite correction, still require braces. Additionally, some Invisalign wearers may require attachments fitted to particular teeth that need to be pulled down or rotated. These attachments may be visible. Like all orthodontic procedures, a retainer will need to be worn at night once you’ve completed your Invisalign procedure to prevent teeth from drifting back to their original crooked state.

If you are considering Invisalign or any other orthodontics like Clear Ceramic Braces, Standard Metal Braces or Removable Appliances, please call to schedule a consultation with Jackson Heights Orthodontics, Dr. Rekha Gehani. It is time you get the smile you deserve! Contact us at 718-639-0192 to speak with certified Invisalign provider, Dr. Gehani to see if Invisalign is right for you.

Flushing Adult Orthodontics
35-40 82nd Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
718-639-0192