If you are looking for truly excellent orthodontist, you will want to come visit us at our orthodontic practice, Rekha Gehani, DDS. Our highly experienced and highly trained orthodontist is Dr. Rekha Gehani. Dr. Gehani is one of the most respected and honored orthodontists in New York. She has been providing the very highest level of orthodontic care for our patients for more than 30 years. When you are looking for a top-notch orthodontist in Elmhurst you can do no better than to come to our orthodontic practice for teen orthodontic care.
Many patients have orthodontic work performed when they are in their teens. Today it is recommended that all children come in to see our orthodontist in Elmhurst for an orthodontic evaluation around the age of seven. If it is determined that certain orthodontic problems are developing, it will be recommended that your child receives interceptive orthodontic treatment. This means that your child will have certain treatment between the ages of seven and 11; he or she will then will go on to receive additional orthodontic care when they are in their teens. This type of phased orthodontic treatment generally results in the teen patient needing less costly and less involved orthodontic care. Generally there is also much less of a need for tooth extractions for teens who are having orthodontic work. When young patients have Phase 1 orthodontic care, they often have treatment which will expand the size of their jaw. This ensures that there will be room for all the teeth to come in, and that there is much less chance of the mouth becoming overcrowded.
When these patients are in their teens, they then receive their Phase 2 orthodontic care. Teens who did not receive any Phase 1 orthodontic care are also treated at our office. Teen orthodontic care often uses braces to correct a bad bite. A teens teeth may be crowded or crooked, or their upper and low jaws may be out of alignment. The goal of orthodontic treatment is not only to create a smile for the patient that is attractive, but to help the patient develop a bite which will allow them to have a healthy mouth. If teeth are allowed to be crooked or crowded, they can be more difficult to keep healthy over time. Both braces and retainers can be used to slowly move teeth into their proper positions. Retainers are also used to help teeth remain in their new positions once braces have been permanently removed. If you would like for your teen to see our highly regarded orthodontist in Elmhurst, contact us today.
It is common to want a stunning, straight smile, especially if you are a teen. It may help boost your confidence and put you at ease when speaking or smiling. But there are plenty of medical benefits to having a straight smile, too. A straight smile and an even bite are both healthy attributes, especially in a growing teen. A misaligned bite can put a considerable amount of strain on your jaw when you bite or chew, and sometimes severely crooked teeth can make it difficult to clean and care for properly. Braces are used to rectify these problems and our orthodontist in Jackson Heights, Rekha Gehani, DDS, can help you get the orthodontic care that you need.
Our orthodontist for teens Rekha Gehani, DDS can help begin to treat any kind of malocclusion or other bite issue. Braces are most often associated with teenagers, but that does not mean that patients of other ages are not eligible for orthodontic treatment. Interceptive orthodontics is available for children with noticeable malocclusions or other problems. Oftentimes, orthodontists wait until all permanent teeth have erupted before continuing with orthodontic treatment. Some malocclusions, however, may only get worse if this is allowed to happen. The temporary teeth that children have act as placeholders for their permanent teeth, and certain conditions can benefit from interceptive orthodontics. In situations where waiting may result in the removal of teeth, then this method can be used for younger children. Traditional braces are offered for teens and adolescents here at the dental offices of our orthodontist in Jackson Heights, but can be used to treat adults as well. Braces are often prescribed for teens because their gums and bone mass are still compliant, whereas adults’ are more mature and treatment may take longer.
Our orthodontist in Jackson Heights, Rekha Gehani, DDS is prepared and fully equipped to meet all of your teen’s orthodontic needs. A preliminary exam will help determine what work is necessary and what sort of treatment will be required to get the smile that you have always wanted. Call us for an appointment to discuss all of our orthodontic options, including braces, today.