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New AAP Guidelines Say Children Under One Year Old Should Not Be Given Fruit Juice.

May 24th, 2017

Many people assume that fruit juices are a healthy alternative to things like soda and are equivalent to eating a fresh piece of fruit. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently came out against this train of thought–especially in children under one year old. Check out this blog post to learn why children under one should not be given fruit juice!


Kristin Cavallari and Palatal Expanders

May 18th, 2017

It’s no easy feat to have one of the best smiles in Hollywood. The reality TV starlet Kristin Cavallari attributes her gorgeous smile to routine oral hygiene, the removal of two impacted wisdom teeth, and having undergone orthodontic treatment. Kristin’s treatment began in sixth grade when she was fitted with a device Drs. Michael and Robin Lozman and our team call a palatal expander, which is used to guide upper jaw growth in our younger patients.

What is a palatal expander?

A palatal expander “expands” (or widens) your upper jaw by applying gentle pressure on your upper molars, and is used to make the bottom and upper teeth fit together better. In addition, palatal expanders work to create more room for teeth, as well as promote a broader, more appealing smile.

Do palatal expanders hurt?

Palatal expanders are usually not painful, however you may experience difficulty speaking and swallowing for the first few days. Adjusting your palatal expander as instructed by Drs. Michael and Robin Lozman will ensure there are no delays in regards to your treatment plan.

Typically, it takes a few weeks to achieve the desired amount of expansion, after which you will keep wearing your expander for about six months, giving time for the new bone to form and stabilize. Drs. Michael and Robin Lozman and our team at Lozman Orthodontics will give you detailed instructions about how to adjust your appliance and can answer any questions you may have about your palatal expander.

If you have any questions about your palatal expander or your treatment plan with Drs. Michael and Robin Lozman, please give us a call at our Latham, NY office!

Summer Invisalign Promotion

May 15th, 2017

We are very excited about our upcoming Invisalign promotion beginning on July 1! If you have every wondered if Invisalign can give you the smile you always wanted, now is the perfect time to give us a call!

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What makes teeth crooked?

May 11th, 2017

Drs. Michael and Robin Lozman and our team hear this question a lot. Some of the common reasons for crooked teeth include:

  • Thumb sucking
  • Tongue thrusting or improper use of the tongue during speaking and swallowing
  • Premature loss of baby teeth, which causes teeth to drift and shift
  • Poor breathing airway caused by enlarged adenoids or tonsils

There are also hereditary factors we get from our parents, like:

  • Extra teeth
  • Large teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Wide spaces between teeth
  • Small jaws

Drs. Michael and Robin Lozman and our team know that having crooked teeth isn’t just a cosmetic issue; it can lead to serious health problems as well. Crooked teeth can:

  • Interfere with proper chewing
  • Make keeping teeth clean more of a challenge, increasing the risk of tooth decay, cavities, and gingivitis
  • Strain the teeth, jaws, and muscles, increasing the risk of breaking a tooth

There are several treatment options we offer at Lozman Orthodontics that can help correct crooked teeth. Please give us a call at our convenient Latham, NY office to learn more or to schedule an initial consultation.

Lozman Orthodontics

Dr. Michael Lozman, DDS
Dr. Robin Lozman, DMD, MS

17 Johnson Road
Latham, NY 12110

(518) 785-9441
3 minutes from exit 7 on the Northway (Rt. 87)