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Dr. Steven S. Schwartz, D.D.S.

Orthodontist

Dr. Steven Schwartz practices Orthodontics in Wantagh, NY. Comprehensive orthodontic treatment includes metal wires that are inserted into orthodontic brackets, which can be made from stainless steel or a more aesthetic ceramic material. The wires interact with the brackets to move teeth into desired positions. Being advanced in the field, Dr. Schwartz may also use Invisalign or other aligner trays that have been designed to align a patients? smile. As an orthodontist, Dr. Schwartz must recognize various characteristics of a malocclusion or dentofacial deformity, define the nature of the problem, including the etiology if possible, and design a treatment strategy based on the specific needs and desires of the patient.
33 years Experience
Dr. Steven S. Schwartz, D.D.S.
  • Wantagh, NY
  • Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

Can I get braces for my upper teeth only?

You can certainly have braces only on the upper teeth. After an evaluation by an orthodontist, you will be advised on the best treatment for your individual needs. Often upper-only READ MORE
You can certainly have braces only on the upper teeth. After an evaluation by an orthodontist, you will be advised on the best treatment for your individual needs. Often upper-only treatment is perfectly acceptable!

Does having braces hurt?

There is typically a mild sensitivity during chewing for a day or two following the start of orthodontic treatment with braces. This is usually easily managed with over-the-counter READ MORE
There is typically a mild sensitivity during chewing for a day or two following the start of orthodontic treatment with braces. This is usually easily managed with over-the-counter pain medications.

My daughter’s middle tooth seems to be out of line from the remaining teeth. Can this be corrected with braces?

One of the great benefits of orthodontic treatment (braces) is to correct a misplaced tooth or teeth and create a beautiful and functional dental alignment. You should have your READ MORE
One of the great benefits of orthodontic treatment (braces) is to correct a misplaced tooth or teeth and create a beautiful and functional dental alignment. You should have your daughter evaluated by an orthodontic specialist. You will be advised if she needs braces and when to start treatment. Sometimes it is more efficient to wait before starting treatment.