Ask The Orthodontist
"A Little Bite Here and a
Little Bite There"
Many people, particularly children, habitually bite or suck their
upper or lower lips. As a chronic or constant problem, this
leaves lip biters with dry, chapped, swollen lips and often a
characteristic red ring around their mouths. This habit can also
result in the upper front teeth not making proper contact
with the lower teeth, creating a space between them. As a
Nelson Hersh DDS, MS
consequence of biting or sucking the top lip, the front teeth
may even be pushed in. When the condition becomes
severe, orthodontic intervention May be called for.
ebecca Sheri Greenhut and
Steven Edward Blaharski were
married recently at
Congregation B'nai Moshe. Rabbi
Elliot Pachter and Cantor Earl Berris
officiated. Rabbi David Nelson of
Congregation Beth Shalom served as a
witness, signing the ketubah.
Rebecca and Steven were escorted to
the chuppah by their parents, Elaine
and Kerry Greenhut of West
Bloomfield and Rosemary and George
Blaharski of Howell.
Lauren Kaufman, longtime friend of
the bride, was the maid of honor.
Bridesmaids included sister-in-law
Dana Greenhut and friends Stacy
Trager and Stacy Lipson. Daniel
Blaharski, brother of the groom, was
the best man. Groomsmen included
brother of the bride David Greenhut
and friends Marco Rojas and Aaron
Prince. Aaron Lang participated as an
Rebecca and Steven were honored
First, however, as with thumb or finger sucking, the habit which led to the poor bite
must be corrected. The orthodontist may provide some helpful options for remedying
the habit. In the meantime, parents should keep a lookout for this (and other) prob-
lems in an effort to correct them early. Many times an inappropriate habit may be due
to an underlying occlusion problem, which is how the upper and lower teeth are relat-
ed together, or even possibly the relationship of the upper and lower jaw bones._.0ther
times it is possible that the habit can create mismatches between the jaws or exagger-
The best time to begin orthodontic intervention or treatment will vary depending on
the type of severity of the problem. The orthodontist has the training and the experi-
ence to determine the best age and most effective treatment. It is best to allow an
orthodontist specialist to perform an exam to determine ideal timing of correction.
You may see or write us at our office for any topics you would like discussed in this
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to have grandmothers Doris Blaharski,
Lillian Greenhut and Norma Stoller
participate in the ceremony. Following
a western Caribbean cruise and an
Orlando vacation, Rebecca and Steven
reside in Novi.
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my Jill Kantor and Jeffrey
Michael Kaufman were
recently married at the
Renaissance Austin Hotel in Austin,
Texas. Rabbi Alan Freedman of
Temple Beth Shalom in Austin offici-
ated. Amy is the daughter of Michele
Kantor of Houston and the late David
Kantor. Jeff is the son of Barry and
Annette Kaufman of West Bloomfield.
Lisa Birenbaum, sister of the bride,
was the matron of honor. Jacqueline
Kaufman, sister of the groom, was the
maid of honor. Bridesmaids included
Cecelia Stewart and Melissa Victor.
The groomsmen included Bruce
Corman, Aaron Robinson, Richard
Arebaloi and Michael Aaron. Cory
Birenbaum, brother-in-law of the
bride, and Aaron Robinson served as
witnesses during the ketubah signing.
The couple walked to the chuppah,
which was lovingly sewn by Jacqueline
Kaufman. Jeff wore Amy's father's kip-
pah and the couple were wrapped in
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Amy and Jeff enjoyed .a honeymoon
in Canada and reside in Houston,
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