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Dr. Nicholas A. Dahar

Orthodontist

Dr. Nicholas Dahar practices Orthodontics in Irwin, PA. Comprehensive orthodontic treatment includes state of the art self ligating 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 resulting in reduced appointments, total treatment time and most importantly pain. Being advanced in the field, Dr. Dahar may also use Invisalign or other aligner trays that have been designed to align a patient’s smile. As an orthodontist, Dr. Dahar 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.
Dr. Nicholas A. Dahar
  • Irwin, PA
  • Accepting new patients

What is the maximum age to get braces?

Hi, I have patients as early as four and many patients over 80. The older the patient, the higher the probability of relapse, but essentially, any age a patient can have braces, READ MORE
Hi,

I have patients as early as four and many patients over 80. The older the patient, the higher the probability of relapse, but essentially, any age a patient can have braces, but most adults request Invisalign.
Good luck and god bless.

Do you need braces for underbite surgery?

Yes, surgical cases require braces on the top and bottom.

Does Invisalign or braces make your teeth more yellow?

No. Yellowing is a condition of improper cleaning, which can happen, but no, it does not cause yellowing.

How should I sleep with tooth pain from braces?

One advil and one tylenol works... and three times more effective than 2 advil or 2 tylenol. Ortho hack: Try to take 1 hour before your appointment and 6 hours after.

How long do you wear braces after jaw surgery?

Usually, total treatment time is 30 months... 15 months before and 15 months after surgery.

Can you bite into an apple with braces?

No, but you can cut it up.

Do they clean your teeth before braces?

Usually, they pumice the teeth, so yes, but it’s always best to have your dentist clean before your appointment.

Can I brush my teeth normally with braces?

Yes, but I recommend 30secondsmile.com toothbrush.

Can a tight retainer damage your teeth?

No, but it can cause damage to the gums.

Can I have orthodontics even if I have an underbite?

Yes, this is imperative to have an orthodontist evaluate as this can cause traumatic occlusion resulting in losing your teeth years from now.

Do braces make your teeth worse at first?

Sometimes the braces form spaces, which patients do not like, but are easily resolved during your next appointment.

What to do when you can't afford Invisalign?

i would not recommend any of the low cost products like smile direct club... i have seen too many problems

How do you floss when you have braces?

Best is a floss watepik cordless flosser.

Why do I have to wait 3 months every time my wires are changed on my braces?

in my practice i use self locating braces... traditional braces need tightened every 4 weeks... self ligation brackets open and close like garage doors and do not require these READ MORE
in my practice i use self locating braces... traditional braces need tightened every 4 weeks... self ligation brackets open and close like garage doors and do not require these frequent visits.... and less painful

How long will my teeth hurt after braces?

Usually peaks 24 hrs, and can last 2-3 days... but take the advil and tylenol before.