Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that is concerned with the study and treatment of improper bites.  Improper bites may be a result of tooth irregularity, disproportionate jaw fits, or a combination of the two.  Orthodontics mainly focuses on the teeth; however, sometimes consideration of facial growth is taken into account.  Orthodontic treatment is usually sought after by a patient for aesthetic reasons.  Patients, in these cases, would like to improve the appearance of their teeth and start with proper alignment of the bite.  Other times, in more drastic cases, a functional bite can only be attained with a reconstruction of the entire face.

What are orthodontic methods?
     In cases were the only concern is dental displacement, a dentist will most commonly traditional braces fixed to the teeth.  These fixtures can be made from both metal and a more aesthetic ceramic material.  Along with braces, a dentist might utilize any of the following:

  • Headgear
  • Plates
  • Retainers
  • Expanders

     Headgear is worn usually at night and connects to the braces to align the jaw and train the muscle surrounding the jaw to hold the patient’s bite in the correct position.  Headgear can also be used with plates, retainers, and expanders.  Plates, retainers, and expanders are all fixed to the teeth to form the mouth to the desired position and to ensure the development of a properly fitted bite.  Retainers are often used after the treatment to guarantee that the teeth and jaw line do not return to their original, problematic condition.

How do I know if I need to see an orthodontist? 
     In the past, orthodontic treatments were used only for pre-teens and teens who had problems with their bite.  Now, orthodontic treatments such as dental braces are for adults too!  Almost 30 percent of orthodontic patients in the United States are adults.  Luckily, since it is more effective to treat dental alignment problems at an early age, orthodontics as a whole is on the rise.  With new technologies revolutionizing this field, your excuses for not improving your smile are running out!  If you feel you have crooked teeth, problems with your bite, or just want an evaluation, make an appointment with Dr. Mishaan and be on your way to the smile you always dreamed of.

Dr. Daniell Mishaan Wants to Know Every Mouth in His Practice

Dr. Mishaan is known to his patients and his staff as kind, caring and genuinely concerned about people. He steps out of his role as a clinician to really know you and your needs. His technical skill and his keen eye for aesthetics set him apart from other dental healthcare professionals.

Dr. Mishaan attended New York University and then went on to the University of Pennsylvania Dental School. Before opening the Dental Aesthetics and Facial Group practice, Dr. Mishaan’s experience included working in high-end dental offices on Central Park South and Madison Avenue. He saw the need for a practice in the Fashion District, where he could offer a full range of services with a focus on the convenience of the patient. He has assembled a team of professionals to provide dentistry, plastic surgery, and orthodontics—all in the same location.

Because preventative care is so vital, Dr. Mishaan wants you to feel at ease in the office, and he and his staff make every effort to ensure your comfort. Dr. Mishaan takes care of your regular preventative care, such as monitoring the health of your teeth, doing oral cancer exams, and taking x–rays. He helps you understand why regular cleanings, flossing and other preventative measures, such as using fluoride, should fit into your regular healthcare program.

In his efforts to know the whole patient, Dr. Mishaan performs a comprehensive review of your medical history. Sometimes, seemingly unrelated illnesses or medications can directly, or indirectly, impact your dental health, so he takes the time to review your history carefully. You will be aware of Dr. Mishaan’s professional and gentle approach throughout your visit.

His services in General and Restorative Dentistry include:

  • General Exams & Fillings
  • Porcelain Crowns
  • Veneers
  • Inlays and Onlays
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Implants
  • Treatment for TMJ Pain and Teeth Grinding
  • Emergency Care

We invite you to look through our Web site and learn more about our boutique services. Then, feel free to contact us and make an appointment to see us, today.

Dr. Daniell Mishaan, D.M.D

241 West 37th Street
NYC, NY 10018
Phone: 212 730 4440
Fax: 212 764 7122