Pediatric Dentistry/Braces


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Due to a severe preexisting condition I have many missing teeth so my teeth have moved and I need braces so I get false teeth.
What won't I be able to with braces?
Will they hurt?
Can clear/ceramic braces be used on everyone in all cases? If not are metal braes noticable? I am going to prom and graduation this year and do not want to be teased.

In my opinion, you need to see a dentist who specializes in this kind of treatment. That person is called a prosthodontist. You will probably need braces to align your existing teeth and then implants to replace your missing teeth.  This is a complex case. Before prom a dentist can make you a removable denture with fake teeth on them so you will not be noticed.  Metal or ceramic braces can be used.  I personally like the metal braces.  More young adults are having metal braces now.  You may want to investigate about Invisalign orthodontic treatment.

Again, a prosthodontist and orthodontist need to work together in your case.

Dr. Glen

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Glen Ehrenman D.D.S.


I can answer any question in the field of pediatric dentistry which may include questions regarding interceptive orthodontics.


I have been in private practice for 26 years in Westbury, NY. My practice treats patients from infancy through their late adolescence.

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Nassau County Dental Society American Dental Association New York State Dental Association

SUNY at Stony Brook, School of Dental Medicine 1981-1985 Eastman Dental Center, Rochester, NY, Pediatric Dentistry 1985-1987

Awards and Honors
Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Clinical Asst. Professor-SUNY at Stony Brook, School of Dental Medicine-Dept of Children's Dentistry Attending DDS-SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital Attending DDS-North Shore University Hospital at Syosset Attending DDS-Winthrop University Hospital

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