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It’s Never Too Late to Straighten Your Teeth: Learn About Adult Orthodontics

If you never had braces as an adolescent or didn’t complete your treatment and still feel down about a crooked or crowded smile, don’t give up hope. It’s not too late to do something about the smile you’ve become adept at hiding.

Remember that the window for orthodontic treatment doesn’t end when adulthood begins. There are multiple corrective options to choose from. Dr. Mehdy Rad, Dr. David Rad, Dr. Carmine Petrarca, and the entire Rad Orthodontics team have restored the confidence of many adult patients.

We offer the total orthodontic package for adults — advanced technology, increased comfort, fast treatment [...] Read More

6 Great Reasons to Consider Invisalign®

Tired of smiling with your mouth closed due to crooked teeth, but just can’t handle years of metal braces? You may not have to. Invisalign clear plastic aligners can correct more orthodontic flaws than you think, without the hassle or discomfort of traditional wires and brackets. Over 8 million adults and teens have turned to Invisalign for their perfect smile. Here are 6 great reasons you should consider Invisalign too.

1. They’re discrete

Let’s face it, metal braces are an eyesore. But when you’re wearing the clear alignment trays, no one can tell. In fact, lots of celebrities have attained [...] Read More

Early Orthodontics

The average age of individuals who get braces is between nine and 14, although it is appropriate for younger children to visit Rad Orthodontics for a consultation with Dr. Mehdy Rad and Dr. David Rad. While parents may be concerned about the efficacy of early orthodontics, research suggests that early intervention can prevent greater dental health problems later in life.

What types of conditions require early intervention?

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, 3.7 million children under the age of 17 receive orthodontic treatment each year. Early intervention may be appropriate for younger children with crooked teeth, jaw misalignment, [...] Read More

USING ORTHODONTICS TO GUIDE JAW GROWTH IN CHILDREN

At Rad Orthodontics, we pride ourselves in providing the best possible care to all our patients of all ages. For children, we can often spot pretty early on when their jaw is too short or too narrow, or not growing straight. When this happens, we like to use dentofacial orthopedics to guide facial growth in order to allow for proper alignment of permanent teeth.

With the help of technology, Dr. Rad is able to take multiple measurements and then use his expertise in facial alignment and proportions to determine how best to guide the jaw’s growth. Depending on what is [...] Read More

Choosing an Orthodontist vs a Dentist for Orthodontics

If you’re one of the millions considering orthodontics to help straighten your teeth or a loved one’s smile, you may wonder why your dentist can’t fix the problem for you. Technically, a general dentist who has received some training in orthodontics can help.

But would you expect a general practitioner to perform surgery on a faulty heart? Probably not. Both types of medical doctors are vital to your good health, but one is a generalist and the other is a specialist. In the same way that a cardiovascular surgeon focuses on matters of the heart and veins, an orthodontist specializes [...] Read More

WHAT IS A PALATAL EXPANDER?

Orthodontists like Dr. Mehdy Rad and Dr. David Rad recommend a first orthodontic visit and evaluation for your child around the age of seven. We will evaluate your child’s jaw and facial development and make sure that there is enough room in the mouth for the permanent teeth when they arrive. One of the recommendations we might make for early treatment is the use of a palatal expander. If you are unfamiliar with this device, let’s take a closer look at why it’s necessary and what exactly it does.

Why do we recommend the palatal expander?

There are two dental [...] Read More