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Your Smile And Mouth Guards

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If you’ve ever seen anyone who suffered an oral accident or injury, you may be aware that they can be devastating. Even a single blow to the face can knock out several teeth, or lacerate your gums. To prevent these problems from occurring, you may be able to limit the risk with the use of a mouth guard.

Because there are a variety of mouth guards, you should speak with your dentist to determine which one is best for your needs. If you are looking for the most protection and comfort a custom mouth guard is best. A custom mouth guard is made from an impression of your teeth and offer the best protection for your smile. For custom-made mouth guards, visit your dentist. Similarly, boil and bite mouth guards can be made to your dental impression by soaking them in hot water and then biting down into them when they have sufficiently cooled. A third option, stock mouth guards, are pre-formed and ready-to-wear but do not match your teeth and gums well.

To ensure that your mouth guard continues to function effectively, always make sure you store it in a ventilated container so the air can reach it. The risk of contamination is always present, so make sure they are clean. You should rinse it before and after each use. You can clean it with cool, soapy water. If it begins to warp or crack, it will need to be replaced.

If you are in need of a mouth guard, Dr. Muhammad Abey and our team at Wayne Family Orthodontics are here to help you in every way we can. If you would like to set up an appointment for a custom mouth guard, come see us at our dental office in Wayne, New Jersey. Please call us at 973-341-3180 to speak with a member of our team.

Invisalign® and Your Smile

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If you want to align your bite but are unsure about the best way to do it, look no further. Invisalign® clear aligners have many amazing benefits that will make the alignment process easy and set your smile up for life.

Invisalign is a beautiful system designed to align your smile in a subtle and convenient way. These clear aligners are custom-made to fit over your existing teeth. Every six weeks, you’ll get a set of three aligners, each of which you will wear for a period of 2 weeks. Over time, these aligners will gently shift your teeth into the ideal alignment.

Invisalign aligners are clear and very thin, making them difficult for others to know when you have them on. Simply snap them on and off when you want to eat. That way you can eat your favorite foods without worrying about your orthodontic appliance. You can also clean your teeth thoroughly and easily before you put the aligners back in your mouth. Invisalign needs to be worn for at least 22 hours per day in order to stay on track for your treatment period.

If you are ready to have a smile you can be proud of, or have questions and would like to learn more, please call Dr. Muhammad Abey today to book an appointment at 973-341-3180. Our friendly staff is happy to help you achieve positive oral health.

Don’t Let Bad Alignment Ruin Your Smile

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Don’t let bad tooth alignments ruin your smile. Fix your teeth with orthodontic treatments and braces designed to give you an aesthetically pleasing configuration of teeth that you can marvel over. You smile makeover into a mouth masterpiece can be achieved by contacting our team at Wayne Family Orthodontics for a consultation. We will gauge your current level of misalignment and help you determine what type of orthodontic braces could work best for you. Here are some of the benefits:

– Orthodontic braces promote healthier teeth and gums. Straight teeth are much easier to brush and floss than misaligned teeth.
– Straight teeth can fix jaw alignment issues and can help prevent Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome, also known as TMJ.
– Bite problems caused by misalignments can be fixed with orthodontic braces.
– Various types of clear braces can be near invisible and potentially removable for eating.
– With straighter teeth, self-esteem can drastically improve, as well as interactions in social settings and amongst peers.

If you are interested in learning more about our orthodontics services at Wayne Family Orthodontics, or would like to set up an appointment with Dr. Muhammad Abey, feel free to call us at 973-341-3180. Our office is located in Wayne, New Jersey. Come in now to learn all about what a straight smile can do for you!

Take Your Oral Health Care to New Heights With Malocclusion Treatments

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Not all smiles grow in straight. In many cases, teeth erupt above the gum line in a crooked pattern that can mar the appearance of your smile and even affect your oral health. These bad bites are referred to as malocclusions.

Take your oral health care to new heights with malocclusion treatments. For more information about malocclusion, see below:

– Misplaced midlines: The upper and lower incisors do not line up with the direct center of each other.
– Rotation malocclusions: Teeth are positioned out of alignment.
– Transposition malocclusions: Teeth erupt above the gum line in the wrong location.
– Overbites: The upper and lower incisors do not line up and the top sticks out.
– Spacing malocclusions: Irregular spaces and gaps between teeth.
– Underbites: The upper and lower incisors do not line up and the bottom ones stick out.
– Open bites: The upper and lower incisors do not line up when you bite down.

No matter the malocclusion treatment you desire, Dr. Muhammad Abey and our team at Wayne Family Orthodontics are here to give you the smile you want. If you would like to schedule an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Wayne, New Jersey, please contact us at 973-341-3180 to speak with a member of our team. Come in and become a success story with a healthier smile today.

Are You Ready for Orthodontic Braces?

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Are you ready for orthodontic braces? Getting your teeth straightened is an excellent way to ensure your oral health will remain in optimum shape for the rest of your life. With straighter teeth, you are able to clean all areas of your mouth easier, which can greatly lower your risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Listed below is a sampling of frequently asked questions about orthodontic braces:

You should consider trying orthodontic treatments if you suffer from which of the following?
a.) Malocclusions or bad bites
b.) Bruxism or TMJ
c.) A crooked smile
d.) All of the above

Which of following ailments poses a greater risk if your teeth are out of alignment and rubbing against each other?
a.) Chipping or cracking
b.) Tooth enamel loss
c.) Bruxism
d.) All of the above

True or False: Orthodontic braces and aligners are all fashioned with metal wires and brackets.
a.) True
b.) False

True or False: Braces are designed to protect your teeth from injury during contact sports.
a.) True
b.) False

Answer Key: d, d, b, b

If you would like to schedule an orthodontic appointment with Wayne Family Orthodontics for an oral examination or check-up, please call our orthodontic office at 973-341-3180. We are located in Wayne, New Jersey, and Dr. Muhammad Abey and all of our wonderful team look forward to doing our best to ensure your oral health remains terrific.

Malocclusions Can Ruin Your Smile

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Malocclusions are improper alignments of your teeth and jaw. If your teeth are out of alignment, the chances of optimum oral health care can drop drastically. Straight teeth are much easier to clean than crooked teeth and they are less likely to cause you issues in the future.

Malocclusions can ruin your smile. Here are some of the most common types:

– Underbites, also sometimes denoted as bulldog teeth, consist of the lower incisors protruding our further than the upper incisors.
– Overbites, also sometimes denoted as upper protrusions, overjets, or buck teeth, consist of the upper incisors (front teeth) protruding our further than the lower incisors.
– Some malocclusions consist of overcrowded teeth. In this case, there is not enough space between each tooth, causing overlay between the teeth, with bends and curvatures often taking place. Spacing issues can also refer to too much space between the teeth, resulting in abnormally large gaps.
– Open bites are malocclusions that have disconnected top and bottom incisors when biting down.
– Crossbites are malocclusions that happen when the lower jawbone protrudes further out than the upper jawbone.
– Deep bites, also sometimes denoted as closed bites, consist of extreme forms of overbites in which the lower incisors bite into the area behind the upper incisors.
– Misplaced midlines are malocclusions that happen when the center of your incisors fails to properly line up with the center of your lower incisors.
– Several other types of malocclusions include extra or missing teeth, various types of rotation issues, and transposition malocclusions.

If you have a misalignment issue and are looking for orthodontic treatments, you can contact Wayne Family Orthodontics to schedule an appointment with Dr. Muhammad Abey. We can be reached by calling us at 973-341-3180 or stopping by our office in Wayne, New Jersey. It’s never too late to treat your smile!