How Much Does a Palate Expander Cost in Suffolk County, NY?

How Much Does a Palate Expander Cost in Suffolk County, NY?


If your child needs a palate expander, also known as a palatal expander device (PED), the oral appliance will cost a few thousand dollars. If you have dental insurance, they may cover part or all …

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Common Problems with Braces & How to Fix Them


Braces help to straighten your teeth and correct a misaligned bite. You know that after wearing your braces for the recommended time, you’ll have a smile you can feel confident about. The trouble is, that …

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How Do You Get a Kid Used to a Palate Expander?

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Palate expanders can be a little intimidating for kids and parents. But don’t worry – most kids adapt very quickly. Here’s information to help you get your child off to a great start.   Know …

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What is a Palatal Expander?


If you’ve been told by your pediatric dentist or orthodontist that your child needs a palatal expander, or a palate expander device, don’t panic. Palatal expanders are very common, orthodontic devices designed to enlarge the …

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How Much Do Braces Cost for a Child in Suffolk County, NY?


Many parents want to know how much they can expect braces to cost for their child, but the answer to this question is complicated! You can’t exactly call around for prices and then pick the …

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How Long Do You Have to Wear a Retainer?

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When you get your braces off, you might think you’re done with your orthodontic treatment, but you’re actually about to embark on the next phase of your journey: maintaining your results for a lifetime! For …

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What Age Should a Child Get Braces?

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Children who need braces should get them when notified by their dentist or orthodontist that it’s time to begin orthodontic treatment. To monitor the progression of your child’s smile, it’s recommended that they see an …

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What is a Dental Space Maintainer?

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If your child has a gap in their smile, we may recommend that they get a dental space maintainer. If you’ve never heard of this dental appliance before, you’re not alone! Many parents wonder what …

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Getting Braces: What You Should Know


If you’ve decided to get braces for your child—or maybe even for yourself!—you likely have a lot of questions about the process. Is it uncomfortable? Will the results last? And, most importantly, how are you …

a girl smiles while holding a dental model and an orthodontic retainer

Tongue Thrust Appliance: What It Is and How It Works


Tongue thrust is a common issue in children, and it’s actually not uncommon in adults either! The tongue should rest on the roof of the mouth, but children with tongue thrusting habits press the tongue …

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What to Expect at a Pediatric Orthodontics Appointment

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If your child needs braces or early orthodontic treatment, you’re probably wondering what you can expect during their orthodontics appointments. Here’s what you need to know. Pediatric Orthodontic Consultation Orthodontic treatment begins with a consultation. …

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What You Should Know About Retainers After Braces


It’s the day you’ve been waiting for—you’re getting your braces off! You may think that your orthodontic treatment ends as soon as that last bracket is removed, but saying good-bye to braces (or aligners) just …