Ask The Orthodontist
The most common questions I receive from adults are; is it
to late for me, or am I silly to want my teeth straightened?
The answer is absolutely no. The only additional
considerations are periodontal, restorative, or TMJ
(jaw joint dysfunction or pain). Many adults have always
been uncomfortable with their smile and believe that they
should just be satisfied with the way things are. In today's
society, when something is as easy to correct with a time
commitment and desire, it's silly not to get additional
information. A consultation to find information specific
to your situation is recommended.
1 essica Cohen and Joshua Lubek
were recently married at
Congregation Shaarey Zedek.
Officiating at the ceremony were
Rabbi Harold Loss of Temple Israel
and Rabbi Jonathan Berkun and
Cantor Chaim Najman of Shaarey
Jessica is the daughter of Melanie
Bishop-Solomon and Arthur Solomon
of Orchard Lake and Brian and Fran
Cohen of Novi. Josh is the son of
Baila and Marvyn Lubek of Toronto.
The couple were honored to have
the bride's grandparents Mildred and
Nathan Hocherman, grandmother
Elaine Cohen and the groom's grand-
mother Tzipa Weis participate in the
Matron of honor was Shayna Klein,
sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were
Adina Lubek, sister of the groom;
Stacy Wilson, cousin of the bride;
Lindsay Dembs, Jodi Levy, Melissa
Kornreich and Jill Medea.
Best man was Jason Berman, friend
of the groom. Groomsmen were Noah
Approximately 10-20% of typical orthodontic practices are adults. Without
exception, every adult has said that it was well worth it in the end, it wasn't
the difficult hurdle that they expected, and even that it seemed quicker than
they anticipated. Of course, the hardest part is the initial step and the first
month of adjusting, but following that, they only wish that they had consid-
ered orthodontics sooner.
Adults have additional options such as clear braces that now are so cosmetic
that they can hardly be seen. Invisalign can be considered as adults are non-
growing but from my personal experience, expectations cannot be as high as
with traditional braces and the orthodontist must be more selective in who
One difference for adult orthodontics is that no longer can growth be utilized
to an advantage. The bones are more "mature" and orthodontic mechanics
must be varied. Of course skeletal discrepancies must be treated differently
and sometimes compromises must be considered with extractions. Although
many adults tell me they wouldn't mind feeling more pressure, it is still more
efficient and physiologically stable to utilize light consistent forces. In this
way, teeth are moving at maximum efficiency and comfortably.
For more information you may call our office at 248-360-7700 in
West Bloomfield / Commerce Township.
Cohen, brother of the bride; Philip
Klein, brother-in-law of the bride;
Martin Saipe, brother-in-law of the
groom; Jackie Soussan, cousin of the
groom; Avi Behar and Jerome Green.
The couple reside in West
Nelson (Nick) Hersh
artin and Lanka Ilkow
recently celebrated their
55th wedding anniversary.
They enjoyed a family dinner with
their daughter and son-in-law, Beverly
and Mark Jonas; and their children,
Michael and Steven Stillwater; daugh-
ter, Ilene Logline; and her children,
Melissa and Jason of New Jersey; and
many friends. All wished them many
more wonderful years together. A
maftir aliyah at Congregation Shaarey
Zedek will be give to Mr. Ilkow on
Jan. 3 to mark this special occasion.
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