Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Happy New Year from Morristown Orthodontics

Morristown Orthodontics would like to wish you and yours a very happy holiday season as we approach the New Year! We hope that you are able to spend time with your friends and loved ones while enjoying full meals, big hugs, and lots of love and laughs.

If you are currently being treated and wear an orthodontic appliance, please be sure to make the proper choices when enjoying holiday treats that are sticky or chewy. Should you have any questions, please visit our website for common questions and answers regarding appliances.

Remember New Year's celebrations tend to have treats we don't usually indulge it, so be sure to brush and floss after your special countdown!

Happy New Year!

What are your holiday plans? Share your holiday activities with us by commenting below or by sharing on our Facebook page.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Congrats Dr. Rupali Wadhwa - 2015 NJ Family Magazine's Favorite Kids' Doc.

All parents want the best for their kids in all aspects of life.  So when deciding on a doctor for their children recommendations are a huge factor.  For some, searching for a doctor that can provide wonderful care for your child can be a strenuous task.  Well not anymore!  At Morristown Orthodontics, Dr. Rupali Wadhwa has been named one of the best in New Jersey.  We are thrilled to announce Dr. Wadhwa is on the 2015 list for NJ Family Magazine’s Favorite Kids’ Docs. Every year the magazine gathers nominations from parents in New Jersey to get a full list of recommendations of the best kids’ docs in the state.

The annual list of parent approved doctors’ ranges from orthodontics, to mental health, orthopedics, specialists, to pediatrics & more. You can search for a doctor by name or specialty. This is a great directory for new parents, or those who are looking for a doctor who is known to be excellent working with children. 

NJ Family Magazine
If you are looking for an orthodontist for your child and you live in Morris County or Essex County, please contact us for a complimentary exam with Dr. Wadhwa. All ages welcome!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Cutting Edge Technology At Morristown Orthodontics

Morristown Orthodontics understands that crafting a great smile takes time, but with today’s technology we can deliver results faster to our patients by using cutting edge tools such as our 3D oral scanners and 3D printers.  Not only do these new technology tools help us get your results faster, but they also make treatment easier on you as a patient.

With the digital advances in the high-tech orthodontic tools at Morristown Orthodontics, we can take a 3D oral scan of your teeth instead of using those uncomfortable impressions. With the 3D scans, Dr. Wadhwa can use the image to plan appliances for your treatment.

The 3D scans are also used to create the model of your teeth.   It’s a pretty simple process of a few clicks to send the 3D oral scan file to our 3D printer. Our 3D printer is beyond incredible. It jets thin layers of material until it forms the full model. Using the new model, we can create the full range of orthodontic appliances you will need for treatment.  This makes the process significantly faster than it has ever been for our patients, and provides unbeatable precision.

Another great thing about our 3D scanner and 3D printer is we can create more than just models for our patients. We can also create orthodontic appliances, delivery and positioning trays, clear aligners, and retainers.  These are all created faster and more accurately than they have ever been processed before.

We offer a complimentary exam to determine what treatment plan is best for your clinical needs and lifestyle. Contact our Morris County or Essex County orthodontic office to schedule your consultation today. 

Friday, December 4, 2015

Get Your Teeth Wedding Ready For 2016

With the holiday season in full effect many couples are taking the next step towards marriage, and giving a new meaning to the term merry and bright. There are several things that go into planning a wedding from the venue, to the dress, to the photos and bridal party. As some see weddings as an end to an era, weddings are really a celebration of new opportunities and new beginnings. A lot of people start new goals when they become engaged, starting a new workout regimen, changing hairstyles, or getting the brightest whitest and straightest smile they’ve always wanted. If you want to have your best smile on your big day in 2016, don’t panic about a metal smile or longevity because we have a program that can help you achieve just that.

Invisalign, approved by the FDA in 1998, has been a wonderful non-invasive alternative to classic braces for almost 20 years.  Not only has it changed smiles, but Invisalign has changed the look of classic braces using state-of-the art technology; no cement or metal used. Morristown Orthodontics utilizes the Invisalign system providing a series of BPA-free plastic trays that realign your teeth. Patients wear these trays for 20-22 hours a day, and two weeks at a time.  They’re easy to remove making it easy for brushing, eating, drinking, and oral care.  As the trays are clear, they appear to be invisible which makes it even better for those who may be self-conscious about getting braces in adulthood.

Patients can start to see results fast with Invisalign, usually within a couple of months after beginning a personalized treatment; and in most cases treatment is completed within 1 year.  This is a great treatment for those of you who are ready to say “I Do” in 2016.  Invisalign can produce results in weeks, and still give you a clear smile while taking engagement pictures and celebrating before you walk down the aisle.   

If you are ready to get your best smile in 2016 for your big day, give us a call and we can set up your first visit to get started.

Monday, November 30, 2015

The Details On Elastic Bands

Braces are often the main line of treatment for most orthodontic problems and nearly always need to be augmented by elastic bands to help achieve perfect results. Elastic bands help move your teeth so as to minimize the teeth gaps and cure the 'over-biting' complain.

Elastics are fitted by your orthodontist and may leave your teeth and gums slightly sore after the fitting. Do not worry though, this goes away in a few days. These elastic bands need to be worn 24 hours a day, for as long as your orthodontist advises. You may, however, remove them during meal times and when brushing your teeth only to wear them again as soon as possible. Also, don’t forget to  wear new fresh bands after removing the previous ones.

At Morristown Orthodontics we advise wearing the elastic bands in the following way:

From upper right canine to lower right first molar and from upper left canine to first lower left molar. You might face problems in placing these correctly initially, but don’t worry we will teach and help you accordingly.

You can follow this guide unless you are personally instructed  to do yours a little differently.

Elastic bands might get broken at one point, it is advisable to replace both jaws' elastic bands. This is because with time the bands' elasticity decreases, so when one jaw's band is changed, it will have a stronger elasticity than the old one. Also, replace your elastic bands routinely to make sure the traction they apply on their teeth remains of a good strength as elasticity is lost through wear and tear.

Depending on the quality of elastics you use, you may be instructed when you should change the elastic bands, but mostly we advise changing them twice a day; once in the morning and once before bedtime. Keep extra bands with you at all times as they might break unexpectedly. You may pick up as many elastic bands as you want from your our office, it would only make us happier as it means you would be using them regularly.

The most important thing you need to take care of when wearing elastics is the regularity. Do not wear them for a part of the day and then not for some other times of the day as it will greatly affect your results. This irregular use of elastic bands will it move your teeth adequately, resulting in persistence of your problem. Furthermore, your teeth and gums will remain tender and sore as they will not grow accustomed to the force of elastic bands, and it might actually move your progress a bit backwards each time you take the elastic bands off for a long duration.

So when you visit our office for the setting of your elastic bands, make sure you ask any questions that come to mind, and pick up a few extra bands to play it safe.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Shopping Secrets For Black Friday Sales

Everyone knows the biggest day for the best shopping deals is the day after Thanksgiving! Black Friday has become an unofficial holiday for smart shoppers looking to save on holiday gifts.  If you’re one of those smart shoppers, you’re in luck because we have a few secrets to help you in your hunt for the best deals this year.

Rule #1 Be Prepared

Many stores give early bird Black Friday ads to customers on their email list. Check out your favorite stores online and subscribe to their e-mail list so you can start finding the deals before the stores open!

Rule#2 Get Bonus Discounts

If you get a thrill from shopping at the crack of dawn, you will love the rewards that may come with it. Many stores do giveaways to those who are in line to shop on Black Friday. Last year, Sports Authority gave the first 80 customers to walk in gift cards worth up to $500.

Rule# 3 Split Up

It’s fun to shop with family and friends, but with so many deals and so little time you can play it smart by dividing up the shopping. Compare your lists with your closest pals, and split up the stores and items!

Rule# 4 Stay Within Your Budget

Make a list of what you need and a set budget on what you have to spend.   Make sure you stay strict to the list and don’t purchase items you don’t need.  Sometimes it’s the things that aren’t on the list that blow your budget.

Monday, November 23, 2015

2 Healthy Turkey Day Foods For Your Teeth

It’s pretty safe to say the words Thanksgiving and Healthy don’t pair up when you think about the delicious foods flowing around the table on Turkey Day.  But, believe it or not, you’ll have reason to feel less guilty when you indulge in the feast this season because of the benefits some of these traditional foods will have on your teeth.

At Morristown Orthodontics, we want you to know you can now be extra thankful for turkey and pumpkin pie!

Not only is turkey the main attraction at the table on Thanksgiving Day, but it benefits your body and teeth in several ways due to the high protein content. Protein helps build strong bones and healthy teeth; just another reason to keep smiling!

Not only are pumpkins decorative and delicious, but they’re filled with magnesium too! Magnesium is a nutrient known for strengthening teeth. Also, pumpkin pulp is a good source of Vitamin A, potassium, and fiber, all which help build enamel. 

So when it’s time to sink your teeth into your holiday meal, go ahead and grab a big helping of turkey and an extra slice of pumpkin pie, as these are great foods in achieving a healthy smile.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Time To Toss Your Toothbrush?

The toothbrush is your number one oral hygiene accessory.  Toothbrushes help keep your teeth and mouth clean, but how long should you a keep a toothbrush?

It is recommended that you switch out that old toothbrush for a fresh new one ever 3 to 4 months. Replacing your toothbrush is essential since they are constantly being exposed to germs and bacteria. If you notice the bristles of your tooth brush have become worn that's a clear sign you need a new toothbrush. People who wear braces should change their toothbrushes frequently because braces break down and fracture bristles which makes the toothbrush lose its effectiveness.

It's helpful to keep a pack of toothbrushes available in the house at all times for easy replacement.
So mark those calendars for every 3 to 4 months and it’s out with the old and in with the new. 
After reading the above you're probably thinking ”My toothbrush is fine, I have it broken in just the way I like it.” And maybe that’s true, but did you know that your old toothbrush could actually be harming your mouth?

3 Reasons to Change Out Your Old Toothbrush:
1. Bacteria - Your toothbrush is a tool for removing bacteria from your teeth…but it doesn’t actually kill bacteria. Some of the bacteria from your teeth stay on your toothbrush after you are done brushing. Now, this isn’t a problem initially, but imagine three to four months of bacteria build up on your toothbrush. That old bacteria ridden toothbrush is in your mouth at least twice a day…yuck.
2. Bristles - Like any tool, a toothbrush wears down. Worn bristles are tough on your enamel and can wear it away over time. Not only that… an old, worn toothbrush can be up to 95 percent less effective at removing plaque.
3. Illness - Always change your toothbrush after you’ve been sick, even if it’s not “technically” time to switch out your toothbrush. Do we need to say it again? Germs and bacteria in your mouth twice a day, every day.

Having a clean mouth is important. It gives you fresh breath and a nicer-looking smile. Brushing your teeth helps maintain your oral health and you must do this with a clean toothbrush. For tips on brushing your teeth with braces please visit

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Pumpkin Cookie Pops

In a month full of sweet treats, it’s more important than ever to be mindful of your braces and/or your orthodontic appliances. As an alternative to Halloween candies that may be sticky, chewy and hard we have a fun recipe provided by the American Association of Orthodontist that you and your family will love.

Pumpkin Cookie Pops

  • ¾ C unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ C brown sugar, firmly packed
  • ½ C canned or fresh cooked pumpkin
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla
  • 2 ¼ C all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • Pinch salt
  • 20 wooden sticks (tongue depressors or Popsicle sticks work best)
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine with electric mixer the butter, brown sugar and orange zest. Add the pumpkin, egg yolk, and vanilla. Mix. 
  • Gradually add the flour and spices. Mix with your hands to create a soft dough. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Divide dough into two pieces. Roll out each piece to
  • 1/4-inch thickness on a floured surface. Cut into pumpkin shapes with cookie cutters.
  • Place on ungreased baking sheet and securely insert a wooden stick into the bottom half of each pumpkin cookie.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Decorate with favorite frosting

During Halloween it's important to stay away from hard, sticky, crunchy or chewy candy and snacks. These include caramel, gummies, licorice, taffy, bubblegum (even the sugarless kind), jelly beans and soft drinks. Sweets can cause cavities, which means brushing and flossing are more important than ever during the Halloween season. Orthodontic patients should be especially vigilant about brushing and flossing after consuming sugary or starchy foods. 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Is It REALLY An Emergency?

Did you know that many things we consider an emergency are really things that are simply causing us temporary discomfort and can be resolved at home? It's true. Most orthodontic concerns, like, poking wires and mouth soreness can be fixed without scheduling an emergency appointment.

Poking Wire - Sometimes a poking wire can be safely turned down so that it no longer causes you discomfort. Try to tuck the wire back in and out of the way with the blunt end of a toothbrush, pencil eraser or Q-Tip. Orthodontic wax can always be used to cover any archwires that might be sticking out. Also...nail clippers can be used to clip a broken archwire that may be poking out if wax doesn't ease you comfort.

Loose Wire - Use Tweezers to re-insert archwires that have slipped out of the molar bracket. Place wax over it if there is any remaining discomfort.
Soreness - Warm salt-water rinses are helpful in relieving soreness. You may also take an over-the-counter pain reliever such as Tylenol or Advil as you would for a headache or similar discomfort. Carefully chewing on a half piece of sugarless chewing gum will help alleviate the pain and help your mouth feel "back to normal" much more quickly.

Even though you are careful, you may occasionally damage your appliances. We want our patients to be informed of problems that may occur, and understand how to solve them, at least temporarily, until it is possible to return to our office.

Please Remember:  If you are involved in contact sports, a TekFit mouth guard can be fitted over your braces for added protection.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October is Orthodontic Health Month!

When you think October, you naturally think Halloween.
But did you know that October is also a time for celebrating Orthodontics?

Every year, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recognizes October as a time to raise awareness of the benefits of orthodontic treatment.

If you have never been to an orthodontist before, you might not know what to expect. Meeting with Dr. Wadhwa and her staff is a great way to find out what kind of people you’ll be seeing during your treatment. This is also a time to get your questions answered and to learn more about what an orthodontist can do for you and your family.

Facts About Orthodontics:

  • 100% of all orthodontists are dentists. About 6% of all dentists are orthodontists.
  • Adults care about straightening their teeth too! Millions of people over age 18 are currently in orthodontic treatment.
  • Approximately 4 million people in the United States have braces on their teeth right now!
  • The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) suggests children should be seen by the age of 7?  Early intervention is sometimes needed to help guide growth and development of permanent teeth and jaw alignment.

If you have any questions about what foods are best during orthodontic treatment, feel free to ask during your next visit.We look forward to seeing you and your family this October!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

End of Summer Art Contest

September 23rd marked the official end of summer and beginning of Fall. This is the time of the year when the blazing heat of the summer subsides, the autumn leaves covers grass fields and healthy foods begin to harvest. This year our office is celebrating the end of summer by offering our patients the chance to win a $50 iTunes gift card! 

For any questions about our contest, which ends September 30th, give our office a call today!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Retain Your Beauitful Smile

You’ve worked hard on improving on your smile and now it’s time for those braces to come off. But, you’re not finished yet there is still one more step to go until you have the beautiful, healthy smile you desire.

Once your braces are removed it is possible that you teeth will want to return back to their original positions. To prevent all the hard work by you and Dr. Wadhwa have put towards correcting your smile from going down the drain, you must wear your retainer. Retainers, like the name states, retain your teeth in their new positions. What type of retainer you must depends on the retention plan set specifically for you.There are 3 types of retainers commonly used during the retention phase of treatment. The three type of retainers are Hawley, Fixed and Clear retainers.

Hawley Retainer:
The Hawley retainer is the most commonly used appliance for post-braces treatment. This retainer is available for both the upper and lower arches. It is often referred to as wire retainer for its design, wires attached to plastic body.

Fixed Retainer:
The Fixed retainer is a non-adjustable appliance that consists of a metal wire bonded to the back of the teeth. There is an advantage to this non-adjustable retainer. Unlike removable retainers that can be forgotten and lost this fixed retainer doesn’t have that issue. Though it cannot be removed it is not permanent and can be broken or detached from your teeth if you are not careful.

Clear Retainer:
Clear retainers are removable clear retainer. Made from a cast of your teeth, it’s worn to retain the corrected position of teeth. Unlike the wire retainer, this clear retainer allows for total discretion. At first, it must be worn for 24 hours and then it only has to be worn at night.

Remember, your retainers are an important part of getting the smile you want. So once we’ve picked the retainer that is right for you it is important that you wear your retainer as instructed.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Our Technology: iTero Digital Scanner

Apple just released the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 plus and iPad Pro, sending the tech world into frenzy. However, did you know in the past years there have been major technology advancements in the world of orthodontics?

One of the most advanced products, and used by Dr. Wadhwa and our staff is the iTero digital scanner. We utilize a digital scanner that allows us to capture digital images of your teeth and bite rather than using uncomfortable, unpleasant-tasting, messy and sometimes inaccurate impressions.Using a digital scanner allows us to create computer generated models of teeth within minutes. Unlike digital techniques, traditional techniques involve using multiple materials and steps. Patients view digital scanning as a much more comfortable process. There is much more room for efficiency and accuracy when using digital scanning. Also it is possible for the doctor to send impressions to the lab via email rather than sending them through mail.

Digital scanning benefits include:
Improved image/impression quality for better-fitting restorations
Less chair time
No need for distasteful impression materials that cause some patients to gag
More comfortable, less anxious experience for patients and the dental team
Reduced possibility of impression-taking errors and elimination of material inaccuracies for fewer restoration mistakes
Patients tend to appreciate the new technology and state-of-the-art dental care, so they become more engaged in, and better informed about, the treatment process because they can see their impressions on-screen chair-side.
The scan of the teeth being restored, as well as the opposing teeth and bite, can be completed in just three to five minutes.
The digital impression can be stored electronically indefinitely, which saves space, contributes to efficient record keeping, and supports a paper-free environment.
Green dentistry and eco-friendly aspects include eliminating the need for disposable plastic trays and impression materials, which otherwise would be polluting landfill space; digital data is eliminated with the "delete" button.

To learn more about the techniques used in our office call us today and schedule an appointment.

Friday, September 4, 2015

What Can I Eat?

Braces are used as a treatment to bring out your best smile. And with that comes a lot of changes to your mouth including your daily oral hygiene activities and eating habits.

While you have braces you will want to avoid certain types of foods. Basically we advise our patients to avoid anything sticky, chewy, hard and crunchy.

Here’s a list of foods you will need to avoid during your braces treatment:

  • Hard Candy: Hard candy like Jawbreakers, Jolly Ranchers and Life Saver can break, damage  or knock off your wires and brackets.
  • Popcorn
  • Nuts
  • Ice
  • Taffy
  • Sticky Candy: Sticky candy like caramels and Starburst can pull off the brackets as
    well get caught between the brackets and wires causing a gooey mess as well as tooth decay.
  • Hard Chips
  • Carrots
  • Apples
  • Hard/Thick Bread
  • Gum: All types of gum are bad for your braces, even sugar-free gum. The reason for this is that gum sticky which causes the chewing gum to get attached to your wires/brackets and is
    hard to remove.
  • Large/Hard Pretzels
  • Corn on a cob

It is important to not consume these foods, because eating anything sticky, chewy, hard or crunchy can damage your braces which could make your treatment longer than expected. We want you to have the best experience during your treatment. If you have any questions about what foods you should avoid contact us today!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Perfect Age For a Check-Up

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A lot of people relate braces to adolescence, but did you know that children should really be seen by an Orthodontist as early as age seven for an evaluation?

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that all children have a check-up with an orthodontist by the time they reach age 7, for early detection of any potential problems.

We know seven may sound too early to be thinking about braces, but it is recommended. Early diagnosis and treatment by Dr. Wadhwa can help guide facial development and tooth eruption, thereby preventing more serious problems from occurring later in your child's life. And treating children during these early growth stages allows Dr. Wadhwa to achieve results that may not be possible once facial bones have fully developed.

A check-up may reveal that your child’s bite is fine or it may determine that early treatment is needed to intercept more serious problems from developing. Dr. Wadhwa can detect subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth while some baby teeth are still present. While your child’s teeth may appear to be straight, there could be a problem that only Dr. Wadhwa can detect.

Through an early orthodontic evaluation, you will be giving your child the best opportunity for a beautiful, healthy smile.

We were selected by the readers of New Jersey Family as on of their Favorite Kids' Docs. We are extremely honored to receive this recognition for our dedication to the oral health of children. If you have a child that has just turned 7 or even if your child is older than 7, if you think your child may have a oral problem contact us today. 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Back To School Safety

The kids are settled back into and that means it’s time for extracurricular activities. When involved in extracurricular activities that are physical you need to protect yourself, especially your teeth.

Sports-related dental injuries are reported to be the cause of over 600,000 emergency rooms visits per year. We advise taking extra pre-caution to protect  your child's teeth, during orthodontic treatment. You can take pre-caution by wearing a mouth guard to protect your teeth. A mouth guard is a device that is used to protect your mouth from injury when you are participating in sporting activity. The use of a mouth guard is especially important to orthodontic patients.

Types of dental injuries that can occur without a mouth guard:

Fracture: Broken tooth or chipped tooth.
Avulsion: Entire tooth knocked out from the root.
Luxation: tooth mispositioned in socket.

A mouth guard can help prevent injury to the teeth, mouth and even jaw. Mouth guards are made of flexible material that is fitted to protect your upper and lower teeth. You can buy a standard mouth guard or get a custom guard made. The right fit mouth guard will act as cushions protecting your mouth from hits and preventing serious injury. The best mouth guards are for the right fit are custom mouth guards. We are a TekFit Sports Mouth Guard providers and we have the technology to make sure your mouth guard is perfect for you.

Without a mouth guard injury can result in permanent damage. While involved with any physical activity under orthodontic treatment consult with us for the choosing the best mouth guard for you. Please contact our office to schedule your appointment for an oral scan to fabricate your custom fit mouth guard.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Invisible Treatment

Contrary to popular belief, traditional metal braces are only one of multiple choices when it comes to orthodontic treatment. At Morristown Orthodontics, we want you to know there are other options out there, options that are virtually undetectable.

Traditional metal braces include metal brackets attached to the teeth and connected by metal wires, which is the most common treatment option to date. However, as orthodontics has progressed we now have less visible options.

Deciding to undergo orthodontic treatment to improve your smile not only affects your appearance, but it affects your lifestyle as well. Largely for adults, the stigma of traditional metal braces has deterred many from seeking treatment. And that is why we want you to know about the Invisalign System.

Invisalign offers you the convenience and flexibility to live life without the hassle associated with other types of treatment. Invisalign aligners are made of a virtually invisible plastic. There are no irritating brackets or wires to worry about and no food restrictions that will change your eating habits. Invisalign fits conveniently into your busy lifestyle.

Esthetics are the number one reason for choosing to go clear, and Invisalign is designed to be discreet, comfortable and easy to keep clean. Invisalign uses advanced computer technology to create a series of custom calibrated aligners. Each aligner is worn for about two weeks and only taken out to eat, brush and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will begin to move gradually, week-by-week, until the final alignment prescribed is attained. Then you'll be smiling like you never have before!

Invisalign is available for teens and adults who are choosing to go clear during treatment.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Summer Smiles

Summer vacation is the best time of year for most kids. Most kids love summer vacation because they're getting time off from school and get to get fun things like travel, but what you may not realize is that this is the perfect time for your child to visit our office.

Healthy teeth do more than provide your child with an opportunity to show off their smile. Healthy teeth enable your child to be more confident, allow for easier social development and help to promote over-all good health.

Most orthodontic problems are inherited, and therefore cannot be prevented. However, early diagnosis and treatment by Dr. Wadhwa can often guide facial development and tooth eruption, and thereby prevent more serious problems from occurring. While your child’s teeth may appear to be straight, there could be a problem that only an orthodontist can detect.

Just the Facts: According to surveys taken by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • 1 in 2 people believe that a smile is the most memorable feature after first meeting someone. 
  • 1 out of 2 Americans are satisfied with their smile.
  • More than 3 in 5 people would spend their money to maintain the quality of their teeth.

Taking the time to visit our office during the summer means that your child doesn't have to miss time in the classroom for an appointment with Dr. Wadhwa. The upcoming school year is like a clean slate just waiting to be filled with good memories and opportunities for growth and adventure. So embrace the summer months and give your child a happy, healthy smile!

Friday, July 17, 2015

New Technology Brings Faster Treatment Times

Did you know that there is a faster way to get the smile you have always wanted? It's true, you can actually speed up your treatment time by 38 to 50%!

morristown orthodonticsYou're not going to believe it when we tell you, but we have technology designed to decrease the
time you are in braces or Invisalign by increasing the rate of your tooth movement and all you have to do is wear a mouthpiece for 20 minutes a day!

This new technology is called AcceleDent and we are excited to be one of the first practices in New Jersey to offer this revolutionary new treatment to our patients.

AcceleDent is an easy-to-use, hands-free device that uses gentle micropulses to accelerate bone remodeling and move teeth faster than with just braces or Invisalign alone. The best part AcceleDent is both non-invasive and non-surgical! You can continue to do your regular daily activities while wearing AcceleDent like watching TV, doing homework

Check out this video and see how AcceleDent can work to improve your treatment process

Wearing AcceleDent means that you can get your braces off faster and you'll feel more comfortable during treatment. AcceleDent works in conjunction with most orthodontics. Please contact our office to find out if AcceleDent is a good option for you.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

It Takes 2 Minutes 2 Times a Day

Seeking orthodontic treatment is a great way to make sure your oral health is in good shape. However, there are other factors that affect the status of healthy teeth. Your brushing, flossing and eating habits are just as important.

When treating your teeth Dr. Wadhwa and her staff want to be sure they are working with healthy teeth and developing healthy habits start at a young age. As one of  NJ’s Favorite Kids’ Doc Dr. Wadhwa cares tremendously about the oral health of children.

Did you know that the baby teeth that appear in the first 3 years of a child's life have been there since birth, in the baby’s jawbones? Those baby teeth are key for chewing, speaking and appearance. They also hold space in the jaws for upcoming adult teeth. Even though they fall out, baby teeth are important and you need to take good care of them.

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In an effort to help keep kids' mouth's healthy, The Ad Council has started the 2min2x Children's Oral Health Campaign. For healthier teeth, good breath and fewer cavities kids need to remember to brush their teeth for 2 minutes, twice a day. Adopting these healthy brushing habits can help save children from a lifetime of tooth pain.

Helpful Brushing Tips
  •     Brush with a fluoride toothpaste. 
  •     Place the toothbrush at an angle against the gums. 
  •     Make sure to move the toothbrush back and forth, gently, in short strokes. 
  •     Brush the tongue to remove germs and freshen breath. 
For more tips please visit

At Morristown Orthodontics we care about the overall oral health of all of our patients. If you have any questions about your oral health, please contact our office today.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Earlier The Better

When people think of braces they usually associate them with teenagers, but did you know that children should really be seen by an Orthodontist as early as age 7 for an evaluation?

We know 7 may sound way too early to be thinking about braces, but  the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that all children have a check-up with an orthodontist by the time they reach age 7. Early diagnosis and treatment by Dr. Wadhwa can help guide facial development and tooth eruption, thereby preventing more serious problems from occurring later in your child's life. A benefit of treating children during these early growth stages is that it allows Dr. Wadhwa to achieve results that may not be possible once facial bones have fully developed.

A initial check-up may reveal that your child’s bite is fine or it may determine that early treatment is indicated to prevent or intercept more serious problems from developing as Dr. Wadhwa can detect subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth while some baby teeth are still present. While your child’s teeth may appear to be straight, there could be a problem that only Dr. Wadhwa can detect.

Through an early orthodontic evaluation, you will be giving your child the best opportunity for a beautiful, healthy smile. Even if your child is older than 7 it's not too late for a check-up, especially if you or your family dentist notice a problem.

All patients are different in both physiological development and treatment needs, at Morristown Orthodontics, our goal is to provide each patient with the most appropriate treatment at the most appropriate time.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

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We would like to welcome everyone to our new blog! This blog will be our outlet to keep all of our patients, along with their families and their friends, up to date on all of the new and amazing things happening at Morristown Orthodontics!

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