What Factors Determine How Long Braces Have to Be Worn?

If you’re considering braces for yourself or your child, you’ve likely wondered how long the appliance will have to be worn. There is no one-size-fits-all answer; you’ll generally hear “as long as it takes.” The timeline depends on the starting point of the patient’s teeth, the age of the patient, and how well they adhere

Adult Orthodontics: Breaking Stereotypes

Brush Hollow Orthodontics is proud to serve patients of all ages, including adults who are seeking orthodontic treatment. According to the American Association of Orthodontics, nearly 1 in 4 patients are adults. With modern options such as Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth as seamlessly as possible. First Things First, Debunk These Myths!  There are

What Happens if My Child Loses Their Aligners? (Brush Hollow to the Rescue!)

Embarking on the journey of orthodontic treatment with aligners can be transformative for a child’s dental health and self-confidence. At our orthodontist office in Westbury, NY, our patients’ parents often wonder about potential setbacks, such as their child misplacing or losing their aligners. While this scenario might cause concern, understanding what happens in these situations

Helping Your Child Overcome Fear of the Dentist: Ten Tips for a Positive Orthodontist Visit

Dental visits can often be a daunting experience for children, especially when it comes to orthodontic appointments. Fear or anxiety about visiting the orthodontist is a common concern among younger patients. However, with the right approach and preparation, you can help alleviate their fears and ensure a positive experience during their visit to our orthodontist’s

Maintaining Oral Health During Orthodontic Treatment: Tips and Advice

Oral hygiene is a fundamental part of well-being, regardless of whether you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment or not. However, orthodontic devices make proper teeth cleaning all the more important. Bacteria can easily become trapped against clear aligners or in-between the metal brackets of traditional braces. If you want the healthiest smile possible once your teeth are

Does Insurance Cover Orthodontics?

Orthodontic treatment plays a vital role in correcting dental misalignments for a beautiful and healthy smile. But many individuals may put off treatment due to questions about insurance.  In this article, we will delve into questions regarding orthodontics and insurance and shed light on how Dr. Erin Diamantakis at  Brush Hollow Orthodontics in Westbury works

Best Practices for Brushing Teeth when in Orthodontics

From brushing and flossing to regular dental check-ups and orthodontic appointments, maintaining good oral hygiene habits is crucial for optimal dental health. When undergoing orthodontic treatment, it becomes even more important to take care of your teeth and braces.  Poor dental hygiene during this time can lead to permanent staining of the enamel surface and

Can Ortho Fix Facial Symmetry?

Are you self-conscious about your facial asymmetry? Do you avoid smiling in photos or feel uncomfortable in social situations because of your appearance? If so, you’re not alone. While facial symmetry doesn’t often cause any sort of physical pain or issues, it does often cause mental health issues and self-esteem issues.  Many people struggle with

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