orthodontics

Dentistry For Your Life

Ramos1At Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates our doctors have seen many patients over their lifetime of practicing. All their patients have different stories as to what has brought them to see our doctor's; from people who have suffered tragic accidents to people who have been dealt a bad hand genetically. Yet, they all have a commonality- they would like to improve their smile so they can become more confident in their life. Stephanie was one of those patients who came to see Dr. Weiner as a young girl. After 10 years, both Dr. Weiner and Dr. Morhaim worked together to transform Stephanie's smile, which started of as imperfect and making it completely flawless. Stephanie was 13 years old when she saw Dr. Eric Weiner, a cosmetic dentist who excels in all fields of dentistry, to see if he could restore her smile. As a young teenager she was embarrassed and not confident with herself been being born with missing congenital lateral incisors (missing 2 front teeth). She sought Dr. Weiner's professional advice because she longed for a sense of relief and some hope. Unfortunately, because she was 13 years old and still growing, Dr. Weiner was not able to place implants until she turned 18.

In the interim, Dr. Weiner created a temporary solution for Stephanie by creating a Maryland Bridge, which allowed for temporary replacement of her missing teeth without affecting her other teeth. This way she was able to go through her teen years more confidently. At the age of 19, Stephanie went back to Dr. Weiner's office to see if she was eligible for dental implants. After a CT Scan was performed it was discovered that the roots of her teeth were perpendicular rather than parallel. Unlike traditional x-rays, CT Scans allows you to examine your teeth as well as your jawbone and sinus cavity. Faced with this roadblock, Dr. Weiner was not able to place implants because Stephanie has to undergo orthodontic treatment in hopes to move the roots of her teeth.

Two years later, Stephanie was able to take her braces off and smile. She was excited to move forward with the process of restoring her smile. Since being born with 2 missing teeth, Stephanie had a lot of bone loss in those 2 areas. Dr. Weiner brought in our Periodontist Dr. Sam Morhaim to perform ridge augmentation to thicken the bone on her jaw line. Dr. Morhaim used the Navigation System to then place the implants to endure proper placement. Dr. Weiner then placed her post crowns and her case was finished!

After nearly ten years, Stephanie is able to now smile confidently. This case was very involved and needed a lot of time and patience. Stephanie still comes to our office for cleanings and check-ups and every time she does she gives our staff a big hug.

Brace Yourself for the Following Orthodontic Information

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that every child should be seen by an orthodontist at the first signs of orthodontic problems OR no later than age 7. Through research, it has been shown that interceptive (early) orthodontics is so incredible helpful! What that means is that Orthodontists can intercept a problem before it happens and gets more complicated. That is why it is very important to see an Orthodontist early! An Orthodontist can detect subtle problems with jaw growth and teeth that are first starting to come into the mouth, even when baby teeth are still present.

 

  • While you might think that your child's teeth look normal, an orthodontist can pick up a problem, before it is obvious.
  • Your child's bite may be okay at this time, but if there are sublet signs present, the bite might have to be monitored. The reason is that if a problem is brewing, your child will be treated at the appropriate time, resulting in fewer problems in the future.
  • We can correct harmful oral habits that might result in a complicated Orthodontic case if not treated early.
  • Some cases are very crowded, and if not treated early with expansion appliances, there might not be enough room for all of their permanent teeth.
  • Improve your child's self esteem if they are unhappy with how their teeth appear.
  • Guide permanent teeth into better positions as they erupt, reducing the amount of time your child will be in braces are indicated.
  • Improve the way their lips meet, thus protecting their upper front permanent teeth.
  • Timely treatment may prevent serious problems from developing resulting in less time in braces and the cases are not as complicated and much more stable.

Oral health care is a very important part to the overall health of your child. If you would like an orthodontic consultation or have any additional questions please feel free to call our office to schedule and appointment with one of our orthodontists

Invisalign Day

 Invisalign Treatment $3995-$4995 Receive $200-$1500 OFF depending on complexity of case. Free Take- Home Whitening Kit!

Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates is excited to announce that we are hosting Invisalign Day, June 18th for our Great Neck office and June 20th for our Hicksville office. Invisalign is virtually an invisible alternative to conventional braces, which come in clear plastic removable aligners. Choosing Invisalign allows someone to have less food restrictions and enables them to brush and floss daily to maintain their oral health.

This is an exclusive 2-day event and space is limited. If you are interested in learning about this revolutionary way to discreetly straighten your teeth then CALL US TODAY to make your appointment. Great Neck: 516-708-4019 and Hicksville: 516-960-5619.

All attendees will receive a free Invisalign consultation and the opportunity to save up to $1500 OFF their Invisalign treatment. All patients who sign up for treatment will receive a FREE professional take-home whitening kit.