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The Detroit Jewish News, 2005-08-25

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At what age can people have
orthodontic treatment?


The biological process involved in moving teeth is the same at
any age. Children and adults can both benefit from orthodontics.
Treatment may take a little longer for adults. Because an adult's
facial bones are no longer growing, certain corrections may not
be accomplished with braces alone.

What causes orthodontic problems?
An orthodontic problem is called a malocclusion, meaning
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"bad bite." Some causes of malocclusion are crowded teeth,
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extra teeth, missing teeth or jaws that are out of alignment.
Most malocclusions are inherited, although some can be acquired. Acquired malocclusions
can be caused by accidents, early or late loss of baby teeth, or sucking of the thumb or
fingers for a prolonged period of time.

How is treatment initiated?
First, pretreatment records are made. These records are important
for the orthodontist to use in making an accurate diagnosis.
They include medicaVdental history, clinical examination,
plaster study models of teeth, photos of your face and
teeth and x-rays of your mouth and head. This
information will be used to decide on the best treatment.
A custom treatment plan -is outlined for each patient.



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April 25
Drs. Marc and Wendy (Richman)
Hirsch of Chicago are thrilled to
announce the birth of their son,
Justin David (Tuvia Dov).
Welcoming Justin home with lots of
hugs and kisses is big sister Arin, 2.
Proud grandparents are Geta
Richman of West Bloomfield, Jay
and Denise Richman of Clarkston,
Linda Hirsch of Los Angeles and
Jerry and Leta Hirsch of Grover
Beach, Calif. Sharing in the joy and
excitement are great-grandmothers
Dorothy Aaron of Southfield and
Sophie Richman of West
Bloomfield. Justin is named in lov-
ing memory of Marc's grandmother
Gussie (Joan) Klein and Wendy's
grandfather David Aaron.

April 22
Amy and Bradley Frank of
Orlando, Fla.,
welcome with
much love the
birth of their
son, Evan Jacob.
Sharing their joy
are Pat and
Wodowski of
Medina, Ohio,
and excited first-
time grandparents Honey and Steve
Frank of Oak Park. Also thrilled are
great-grandparents Becky Frank of
Southfield and Bernie and Simmie
Conn of Warren. Evan is named in
loving memory of his paternal great-
grandmother Jeri Conn and great-
grandfather Jacob Frank.

March 26
Lisa Kaufman and
Jonathan Coden
of West
Bloomfield wel-
come with .joy
and love their
beautiful daugh-
ter, Emma
Brooke. Ecstatic
first-time grand-
parents are Karen
and Jerry Kaufman of West
Bloomfield and Carol Sue and Steve
Coden of Bloomfield Hills.
Maternal great-grandparents are
Eleanor and Nate Rubin and Isabel
Kaufman; paternal great-grandpar-
ents are Anne and Lew Rose. Emma
is named in loving memory of her
paternal great-grandmother Evelyn
Sipher, maternal great- grandfather
Benjamin Kaufman and maternal
great-great-grandparents Ann and
Robert Schiff.

Zachary Rautbort
Bayer will be
called to the
bimah at Temple
Israel as he
becomes a bar
mitzvah Friday,
Aug. 26. He is the
son of Dr. Alisa
Rautbort Bayer
and Dr. Albert
Bayer and the brother of Joshua and
Alexandra. His grandparents are Leba
and Dr. Sanford Rautbort, Joan Bayer
Scott and Albert Bayer. His proud
great-grandmothers are Edythe Cutler,
Katie Lipshaw and Gussie Bayer.
Zach is an honor student at Abbott
Middle School in West Bloomfield. For
his mitzvah projects, he chose to raise
funds for the Committee on
Conscience, which was established by
the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council,
and- to volunteer at the Oakland
County Food Bank.

Jeffrey Marc Birnkrant was called to the
Torah as a bar
mitzvah Saturday,
Aug. 20, at Temple
Beth El. He is the
son of Frann and
Stephen Birnkrant
and brother of
Participating in the
ceremony were
proud grandparents
Sis and Sherwin
Birnkrant and Bernice and Kenneth
Tillman. Thrilled great-grandmother is
Vicky Tattleman.
Jeffrey will attend Pine Crest School
in Boca Raton, Fla. as a seventh-grader.
He had attended Bloomfield Hills
Cranbrook Schools since age 3. For his
mitzvah project, Jeffrey volunteered at
the Thanksgiving dinners for seniors at
the Jewish Community Center of Palm
Beach, Fla.

Danielle Nicole
Brickner will be
called to the Torah
as she becomes a
bat mitzvah,
Saturday, Aug. 27,
at Congregation
B'nai Moshe. She
is the daughter of
Wendy and
Howard Brickner
and the sister of Ryan. Sharing the sim-
chah will be her grandparents Cecile
and Herbert Cohen. She is also the
granddaughter of the late Rachel and
Sidney Brickner. Her proud great-
grandparents are Anne Gutman and
Sarah and Morris Galer.

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