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Jackson Heights Pediatric Orthodontist

Jackson Heights Pediatric Orthodontist

When a person’s teeth or jaw structure does not fit together properly, you’ll need to visit esteemed orthodontist, Dr. Rekha Gehani located in Jackson Heights, Queens. Orthodontic treatment with Jackson Heights pediatric orthodontist, Dr. Gehani is necessary to straighten teeth and realign the upper and lower jaws. These movements in the alignment of your teeth and jaws will help achieve ideal functioning for chewing and speaking. Common orthodontic problems seen by Dr. Gehani, such as malocclusions or bad bites, can cause speech difficulty, chewing problems, and premature wear on teeth or protective enamel.

Invisible Braces for Kids Jackson Heights

Invisible Braces for Kids Jackson Heights

One of the most common orthodontic problems seen and treated by Dr. Gehani is crowding. This orthodontic problem occurs when teeth have insufficient room to fully erupt from the gum. Lack of space can be the result of a jaw that is too small to fit all the teeth. Though our Jackson Heights children’s orthodontist can resolve crowding  by removing permanent adult teeth, with early intervention, tooth removal can be avoided by utilizing expansion and filing between teeth.

If your primary dentist finds a problem with your bite, they’ll refer you to Dr. Gehani to correct a crossbite, overbite, underbite or openbite. A crossbite occurs when the upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth, which may caused misaligned jaw growth. Overbite is when the upper front teeth overlap the lower front teeth when biting. This overclosure of the bite can cause damage to the gum tissue around the front teeth and the roof of the mouth. An openbite is when the upper and lower front teeth do not meet when biting down. Openbites are most commonly caused by consistent thumb sucking and tongue thrusting. Lastly, an underbite is characterized by the lower jaw extending out, causing the lower front teeth to lay in front of the upper front teeth. Usually caused by excessive lower jaw growth, this can cause damage to the teeth and gums. Dr. Rekha Gehani of Jackson Heights is highly skilled in treating all of the above orthodontic problems and more! To learn about the various braces and orthodontic treatments we offer our children and adult patients, please visit our specialized orthodontic practice located in Queens!

Kid’s Orthodontics Jackson Heights
35-40 82nd Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
718-639-0192

Orthognathic Surgery Jackson Heights

Orthognathic Surgery Jackson Heights

When your jaw fails to align properly, orthognathic surgery with Dr. Rekha Gehani, your Jackson Heights orthodontist is required. This procedure is often done in conjunction with orthodontics. After braces have straightened the teeth, jaw surgery with Dr. Gehani then corrects the misaligned jaw. The end result will include an enhanced facial appearance and a guided, functional bite.

Before oral surgery options are considered, a comprehensive dental examination, including x-rays is necessary. With this information, Dr. Gehani can then formulate a personal treatment plan for you, and can show you exactly how your surgery will be approached. We can illustrate how your bite and overall appearance will be improved. Our goal is to help you understand the surgical process and the benefits of orthognathic surgery.  With Dr. Gehani you’ll have the added benefit of having  an experienced orthodontist and jaw surgeon providing you with the best possible surgical experience and an excellent result for you.

Jaw growth occurs gradually and in some cases, the upper and lower jaws grow at different rates, which can result in a variety of problems that may affect chewing, speech, long-term oral health, and appearance. You may want to schedule a consultation with your Jackson Heights orthodontist, Dr. Gehani and be evaluated for orthognathic surgery if you’re experiencing any of the following issues: Difficulty chewing, biting or swallowing, speech problems, breathing problems, protruding jaw, or chronic jaw pain.

Jaw Surgery
35-40 82nd Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
718-639-0192