Dr. Gregg Fader practices Orthodontics in New York, 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. Fader may also use Invisalign or other aligner trays that have been designed to align a patients? smile. As an orthodontist, Dr. Fader 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.
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The average treatment is 18-24 months. Some bite problems take longer to fix, and good patient compliance makes a huge difference. READ MORE
Yes, crowns could be moved. The braces applies pressure to the crown, and the root of the tooth moves READ MORE
Yes, Removing teeth is sometimes necessary to create space to straighten teeth, or to correct a bite. READ MORE
An adjustment on your braces means a little bit of force is being applied to your teeth. Everyone is different, but it's not uncommon for the teeth to be sore for 48 hours. Tylenol or advil is usually recommended if the teeth are sore. READ MORE
When pressure is applied to the teeth, sometimes it does feel tight. It usually only lasts up your 72 hours from the time of adjustment. If the teeth are sore at any time Tylenol or Advil are helpful. READ MORE
When you had your initial consultation with the your orthodontist you were given an approximate time frame for treatment. This time frame was based on your orthodontist’s experience treating your type of problem. He will try to treat you as quickly as possible. All patients treatment is most effective and timely when they are “good” patients- don’t miss appointment, be on time, take care of your appliances and follow the orthodontist’s instructions. READ MORE
There are several ways to straighten your teeth. You could do conventional metal braces, ceramic (clear) braces, or Invisalign. An orthodontist could explain your treatment and show you examples of each method. READ MORE
Braces can fix almost all problems- it's just a question of timing. In most cases, an eight year old is a little young for braces. Your child should be examined by an orthodontist to give you an idea of what needs to be done, and approximately when. READ MORE
Thumb sucking can cause a change in tooth positions depending on how they suck and how much time they do it. Most often upper front teeth move up or forward, and sometimes the lower front teeth are moved back. Also, it could cause the back teeth to be constricted, and could affect the palate as well. It is always a good idea to try to end them sucking when adult teeth are growing in. READ MORE
There are different types of removal appliances, along with Invisalign, that could be used to straighten teeth without doing conventional braces. An orthodontist could discuss these with you and explain your treatment options. READ MORE
Hi, An orthodontist should check him, but it is probably early for treatment. The American Association of Orthodontics suggests kids should be screened by age 7. This is when the front teeth, or incisors, are growing in. At this age it is helpful to assess tooth and jaw positions. READ MORE
It depends on the extent of the skeletal discrepancy. Sometimes it’s necessary to do jaw surgery in conjunction with braces to correct the jaw problem if the discrepancy is severe. A consultation with an orthodontist will determine the best course of treatment. READ MORE
You may want to consider Invisalign. It is a nice alternative to braces. It should be pain free. READ MORE
Hi, Usually, speech patterns are learned, and tooth position doesn't necessarily cause it. Without seeing you and your bite, though, it is impossible to say for sure. If you are not unhappy with your teeth and their appearance, I would speak to a speech pathologist first. Good luck! Dr. Fader READ MORE
No, at this young age, it shouldn't have any effect. Going to sleep with the bottle in his mouth, if the liquid has sugar, can cause tooth decay. READ MORE
It depends on the amount of tooth movement necessary. Minor tooth movement may only require a few months, where more crowding or alignment problems can take up to two years. READ MORE
Braces do not stain the teeth. It is, however, a little more difficult to maintain oral hygiene with braces on. If plaque accumulates on the braces and teeth, tooth discoloration could result. READ MORE
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