What Happens if You Don’t Wear Your Retainer?

After completing orthodontic treatment, a retainer will be custom-made for the patient to keep their teeth in their newly aligned and proper position. In some cases, a retainer can also be used to make small adjustments after orthodontic treatment is complete. Children and teens should wear their retainer exactly as prescribed by their orthodontist. Here’s a look at what can …

How Long Does Invisalign Take to Straighten Teeth?

Whether you’re considering Invisalign for yourself or your teen, you probably have a lot of questions. While you might know how Invisalign works—it uses clear plastic aligners instead of brackets and wires—you probably wonder whether Invisalign is right for you and how long you can expect your treatment to take. The best way to get an answer is to visit …

How to Find the Best Pediatric Dentist in Your Area

It’s difficult to know where to begin when looking for the best pediatric dentist near you. Decades ago, you would search in the phone book or ask friends and neighbors for their recommendations, but today your first step is likely to be an internet search—and it’s a lot to sort through! We hope you’ll feel that My Town’s Little Dentist …

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

If your child is afraid of going to the dentist, take comfort in knowing that you’re not alone. Various studies show that 10-20% of children may experience fear or anxiety about going to the dentist. However, establishing excellent oral health and hygiene at a young age is imperative to forming healthy habits and laying the foundation for healthy mouths as …

How Much Does Invisalign Cost in Levittown, NY?

Many of our patients’ parents are curious about Invisalign. Maybe they never got the orthodontic treatment they needed when they were younger—or maybe they did, but their teeth shifted back because they didn’t wear their retainers! When bringing their kids to our office for braces or Invisalign Teen, they wonder, “Should I get Invisalign too?” This, of course, brings up …

How Long Do You Have to Wear a Retainer?

Getting rid of braces can feel wonderful and freeing. You no longer have to be careful with your braces or go through all those wire-tightening appointments. It is like the end of an era for you. Except, you are not exactly done, are you?  Your dentist will give you retainers to wear when your braces are removed. And no matter …

Baby Pacifiers: What You Need to Know

Pacifiers are one of those controversial topics that parents universally dread discussing, right up there with screen time and baby formula. What is it about pacifiers that gets people so riled up? It seems that the primary objection naysayers have about pacifiers is that they cause orthodontic issues, but as pediatric dentists, we have some good news for you: the …

Sports Mouth Guards: What You Need to Know

In pediatric dentistry, we consider sports mouth guards to be necessary preventive care, just like regular dental cleanings and exams. If your child or teen is active in sports, we can’t stress enough how important it is that they wear a mouth guard to protect their teeth and jaws from injury. While any sports mouth guard is better than no …

What You Need to Know About Pediatric Dental Care

Pediatric dental care wasn’t always taken very seriously. There was a time when it was uncommon for young children to even go to the dentist at all and dental problems were left untreated because, well, baby teeth will fall out eventually, right? When you know better, you do better, and luckily, these days we are all fully aware of the …

Invisalign FAQs and Answers

If you’ve been considering Invisalign for yourself or your teen, you probably have a number of questions. Even though Invisalign has been on the market for many years, it’s still relatively new compared to traditional metal braces, which means patients simply aren’t as familiar with the system and how it works. Below, we answer the five most common questions we …