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Braces kit for school. Wow! It is back to school season already! The summer has flown by and as a parent, you are likely neck-deep in school supplies, backpacks, portable snacks and transportation schedules right about now. There is so much to organize for school survival. Not the least of which is putting together a Braces Kit for School to help your kids, tweens and teens take good care of your investment in their oral health.

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Is tooth extraction necessary for braces? Many patients looking into lingual braces are curious about whether tooth extraction will be necessary. The answer to this question depends on your unique teeth and your goals in orthodontic work. Dr. Adam Schulhof is an expert in orthodontic work and can help you to make the right decision.

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UPDATED 03-08-18

What to expect when seeing an orthodontist. Many kids and adults need braces and are referred to a specialist called an orthodontist. In fact, over four million people in the United States wear them each year. These appliances can help to straighten crooked teeth or fix a misaligned jaw. It is helpful to know what to expect at each appointment. Knowledge helps to alleviate any fears you may have about the process and procedures.

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Can adults get braces? After visiting the orthodontist and learning about your need for braces, you likely have many questions. In fact, you may have thought that braces were just for children and teenagers. However, people of all ages can benefit from braces. Are braces for adults worth the trouble? In order to answer that question, you must consider a few elements.

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UPDATED 05-05-18

Combat overcrowding. Your smile is important. Straight, healthy teeth can help you feel more confident, attractive, and comfortable with your appearance. But did you know that braces and Invisalign may not be needed to achieve your best smile? Dr. Adam Schulhof is specialized in several treatment options available to help you build a more beautiful smile.

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Avoid risks of self-removal. Going for orthodontic treatment is an expensive affair which can be painful in some cases, depending on the treatment plan and the amount of work that needs to be done in your mouth. Anyone who has had a tough time expressing themselves due to their dental problems and has gone through the process of having brackets and wires fixed on their teeth to correct their dental alignment has taken an important step in improving their dental health.

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From Endodontist to primary care physicians to cardiac specialists, there are many different types of doctors who work hard to keep you physically healthy. The same is true when it comes to the dental professionals who work just as hard to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. There are some oral care practitioners who offer general care while others treat patients with serious dental problems requiring specialized treatment.

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Pregnancy

Fixing teeth that are crooked or correcting improper bite is known as orthodontics. It involves setting patient’s teeth in the right place. Braces and clear aligners are usually used in this process to help with the alignment of teeth. When a woman is pregnant, her body undergoes various changes.

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Congratulations! With your new braces in place, you are on your way to a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. But to keep your smile at its healthiest during the time you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, it is important to understand how to properly brush your teeth during treatment with orthodontics. While brackets and wires do present some unique challenges and require some changes to your daily home routine for dental hygiene, these changes are easy to implement and will ultimately result in a beautiful, healthy smile.

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common orthodontic problems - schulhof center ny

When you look at your teeth, it’s obvious that there are problems that brushing and flossing aren’t going to fix. Your issues don’t have to do with oral hygiene or the health of your teeth. Orthodontic concerns are at the root of your problem. Braces are the ideal way to correct issues with gaps, crowding, and a bite that is not in proper alignment. In order to correct orthodontic problems, your orthodontist will create a treatment plan that is a good fit for your teeth. As you prepare for this next step in life, it is natural to have questions.

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