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Types of Malocclusion Explained
Types of Malocclusion Explained

Malocclusion is a medical term used to misalignment of teeth which can lead to oral complications such as overcrowding, overbite, crossbite, and underbite. Upper East Side Orthodontics explains the different types of malocclusions as follows: Overcrowding – This is the most popular form of malocclusions especially in adults. It refers to the crowding of teeth due to insufficient space. This…

Are Tooth Whitening Products Child Appropriate?
Are Tooth Whitening Products Child Appropriate?

Teeth-whitening products have become extremely popular in recent years, but are they safe for your children to use? Most dentists, including your New York dentist, Dr. Shiva Basir, recommend that no whitening products be used on your children until they reach the age of 14. By then, all baby teeth are gone, and adult teeth have fully emerged. Teeth-whitening programs…

All the Ways to Fix Your Bite
All the Ways to Fix Your Bite

There are many options you can choose from when it comes to correcting a bite problems. Choosing the right solution is usually dependent on your bite issue, age, and even your finances. Fortunately, there’s usually a solution available from Dr. Vaysman, Dr. Basir, and Dr. Jahn’Shahi for anyone that has bite problems. Your Options Traditional braces are still the most…

Safety First for Pediatric Dental Sedation
Safety First for Pediatric Dental Sedation

Sedation is not something only for adults, and can be a way for your child to go through a procedure comfortably, safely, and painlessly. Children who require some kind of dental procedure must sometimes be sedated or anesthetized, so that there is no movement during the operation, or simply because they have excessive fear of drills or other equipment. The…

Time for Braces! What You Should Know
Time for Braces! What You Should Know

If you have misaligned teeth and would like to get braces, consult your professional Upper East Side Orthodontists first. In the first appointment, Dr. Basir, Dr. Vaysman, or Dr. Jahn’Shahi will discuss your dental history and examine your teeth so as to determine the best treatment course to take. If you decide to get dental braces, our team will further…

Your Child’s First Visit to an Orthodontist
Your Child’s First Visit to an Orthodontist

Your Upper East Side Orthodontists are trained to identify bite problems, and while we many times are working on teenage and adult mouths, it actually can benefit your child to have their development guided from the beginning. Parents are advised to take their children to the orthodontist by the age of 7 years. Dr. Jahn’Shahi, Dr. Basir, or Dr. Vaysman…

Taking Care of Those Pesky Wisdom Teeth
Taking Care of Those Pesky Wisdom Teeth

Most of us have heard of wisdom teeth, the teeth that get their namesake because they appear long after your permanent teeth have grown in. This is usually during your late teens and early twenties.These teeth are usually removed because they serve no real purpose. Many times, they fail to erupt, becoming liabilities for infections down the line. When they…

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