Dr. Donald Neely practices Orthodontics in Hanover, NH. 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. Neely may also use Invisalign or other aligner trays that have been designed to align a patients? smile. As an orthodontist, Dr. Neely 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.
Education and Training
Dmd, University of Pittsburgh 1968
University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medecine 1968
Dr. Donald J. Neely DMD, MSD's Expert Contributions
Your teeth move throughout life. More if you clench or grind your teeth. Wear your retainers for as long as you want your teeth to remain straight. You will need to replace retainers from time to time, unless you have invisible retainers bonded behind your front teeth. READ MORE
Yes, clenching or grinding your teeth can damage them, especially if you do it at night when the forces are much higher than you would use during the day for chewing. This is called a bruxism habit. A clear plastic appliance called a bite splint or night guard that snaps over your teeth can protect them from this habit. READ MORE
Your daughter should have an examination and diagnosis by an orthodontist. The recommendation will probably be that she should have orthodontic treatment now while she is still growing, and possibly more at age 16 when she stops growing. READ MORE
An orthodontist can probably revise your bite using Invisalign clear aligners. You can find a quaified orthodontist by going to the Invisalign website and using the find a doctor app. It ranks the clinical experience and training of an Orthodontist near your zip code. READ MORE
Your son should have an initial examination by an orthodontist. Many problems can be corrected or significantly improved by about a year of Early Treatment. When all of his teeth have come in by age 12 or 13, he will be ready to complete his treatment with braces or Invisalign Teen. READ MORE
Orthodontic treatment is elective, so, yes, you can have upper treatment only. But this is like clapping with one hand. The lower teeth may limit what can be done for the upper teeth. For the best result, both jaws should be treated together. READ MORE
To put your mind at rest you should get a second opinion from an orthodontist. An orthodontist is a dental specialist who has had two or three years of additional training in correcting the bite and moving teeth. READ MORE
Zirconia braces are one of several types of clear braces. They work the same as bonded metal braces but are less noticeable. READ MORE
You may be using them too often or be having a reaction to the whitening agent. See your dentist for advice and perhaps a different, milder bleaching method. READ MORE
My daughter is 4 years old and is used to sucking her thumb. Will it cause her teeth to grow outwards?
Yes, the habit may make the teeth protrude and the upper jaw too narrow. It depends on duration and frequency. Age four is the right age to begin treating the problem. She should have an initial examination by an orthodontist. There are a number of strategies to help her give up the habit. READ MORE
Yes, you should take him to have a screening examination by an orthodontist. Most orthodontists do not charge for this and it will put your mind at rest. READ MORE
Is your doctor a physician or a dentist? It is unusual for a bad bite to cause a speech problem all by itself. You should schedule an initial examination with an orthodontist first. Most orthodontists have a speech therapist they work with on complex problems. READ MORE
Schedule an examination with an orthodontist. Bad bites usually get worse with time. Patients seldom outgrow them. Some early treatment may put your son's teeth back on track. He should be re-examined from time to time to see if more treatment is needed. READ MORE
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