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Both dentists and orthodontists have certain commonalities with one another, but knowing their differences is essential to receiving the best possible treatment. Each doctor has broad training in dentistry over a period of four years. During these years of education they will either be awarded a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DDM), depending on their focused area of training. Typically, if choosing to be… Continue Reading

When parents choose to take their child to the orthodontist they are investing in their oral health. There are key benefits for patients who undergo orthodontic treatment early in life. First, children are likely to have a shorter treatment time compared to those who wait until they are older. Second, they are likely to have improved treatment results. Third, patients will likely enhance their overall health by correcting underlying oral… Continue Reading

In general, Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® are designed to provide the same benefits to both adults and adolescents alike. Using a series of clear plastic aligners, Invisalign® can bring the teeth into a straighter position and correct a number of common orthodontic concerns while providing a more discreet alternative to traditional braces. The primary difference between Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® is that the latter is specifically designed with the developmental… Continue Reading

When it comes to orthodontics for children, it’s often best to begin treatment early in order to prevent worse problems from occurring later in life. Children should be seen by eight years of age for a comprehensive evaluation. After this exam, if your child does not need early intervention orthodontic appliances, our orthodontist will monitor the loss of baby teeth to assess the correct time to begin orthodontic treatment. If… Continue Reading

Many children who have cross-bite issues or a lack of room inside the mouth for developing teeth to properly erupt can be effectively treated with palatal expanders. This is a frequently utilized technique to help correct very common orthodontic concerns, and our experienced orthodontist has been treating patients with palatal expanders for many years. While palatal expanders in the past have been very effective, some types of expanders have caused… Continue Reading

Part of Dr. Pat Cuozzo’s mission here at Cuozzo Orthodontic Specialists is to give patients of all ages the easiest and most enjoyable orthodontic treatment experience possible. That commitment, along with the skills and expertise that come with decades of providing advanced orthodontic services to our community, is one reason why our orthodontist has been consistently recognized by his peers as a Top Dentist in New Jersey Monthly Magazine. With… Continue Reading