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  • 10 Things That Will Make You Smile In Bergen and Essex County NJ

    Van Saun County Park: A wonderful place to escape to on beautiful summer days. A spot that will make you and your whole family smile. Home to the Bergen County Zoological Park. There is a bicycle trail as well. Overpeck County Park: Another scenic summertime getaway. With 811 acres to offer, there are great spots … Read more

    Sleep Apnea and Snoring

    Sleep Apnea and Snoring Sleep Apnea & Snoring Whether it’s your husband, wife, bed partner or a friend, we all know someone who snores. Snoring is not only disruptive, but more importantly can be a sign of a serious disorder called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Fortunately, the offices of Milestone Orthodontics offer several different treatment … Read more

    Starting Treatment

    Starting Treatment Banding Appointment During the banding appointment, we will complete your initial diagnostic records with a digital impression using the iTero scanner, as well as take digital photos and x-rays. Dr. Milestone then carefully installs the brackets and wires, which usually takes around 30 minutes. Upon the completion of installation, all information is thoroughly … Read more

    Broken Appointments

    Broken Appointments Your scheduled appointment time has been reserved specifically for you. We do request that you notify us if you need to cancel your appointment. Please call our Paramus office at 201.845.8411 or our West Orange office at 973.325.1777. This will allow us to schedule another patient in your appointment time. After missing an … Read more

    Orthodontic Appliances

    Orthodontic Appliances Removable appliances are usually used to keep your teeth in the new, correct positions after your braces have been removed. Some removable appliances are also used before orthodontic treatment to stimulate jaw growth and change your facial skeletal structure. Bionator The Bionator is a removable appliance used to help correct an “overbite” by … Read more

    Types of Braces

    Types of Braces Braces Braces have one aim: to use gentle pressure to move teeth into proper alignment. Treatment time varies depending on age, patient compliance and the severity of the condition. Generally, treatment lasts for 24 months and is facilitated by ideal patient cooperation. Types of Braces Dr. Milestone and his team are pleased … Read more

    Orthodontic Disorders

    Orthodontic Disorders Crossbite This type of problem is caused when the upper teeth do not fit and match appropriately with the lower teeth. This results in the upper teeth biting inside the lower teeth, which may negatively impact jaw and proper dental function. Openbite Proper chewing is impacted by this type of bite, in which … Read more

    Orthognathic Surgery

    Orthognathic Surgery Corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) treats and corrects abnormalities of the facial bones, specifically the jaws and the teeth. Often, these abnormalities cause difficulty associated with chewing, talking, sleeping and other routine activities. Orthognathic surgery corrects these problems and, in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, will improve the overall appearance of the facial profile. … Read more

    Classification of the Bite

    Classification of the Bite Bite patterns are separated into three distinct categories: Class I, Class II and Class III. Each bite pattern’s category is determined by the position of the first set of molars and how they bite together. Class I The bite patterns in this category are “normal”, meaning the upper and lower teeth … Read more

    Adult Treatment

    Adult Treatment Teeth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. We offer a variety of treatments that are designed for different age groups – including adults. A new smile can begin today. Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. … Read more