Ask The Orthodontist
Mak i ng an Interception"
As children grow and mature, it may become obvious
that their teeth are not developing into normal positions and
proper relationships with the rest of the mouth. Dentists
who are aware of the potential for mal-occlusion in their •
young patients may then refer them to the orthodontist for
interceptive procedures. It is not necessary for all of their
permanent to be erupted. Although it may not be time
Nelson Hersh DDS, MS
for orthodontic intervention, it is beneficial to be able to
have recorded a baseline clinical exam so that in the future,
growth direction and dental development can be recorded, so that the child can be placed
on a recall program for ideal treatment.
Early or interception treatment may be recommended during early development time
in a child's life, which can often prevent or lessen major problems from occurring later
on. If a parent suspects a problem developing in their child's mouth, they should set up
a consultation with an orthodontist directly, as a referral is not necessary. The American
Association of Orthodontists recommends an orthodontic exam, by an orthodontist, at
age 9 or 10, or even earlier if a problem is suspected. The results of orthodontic care are
often enhanced by early treatment. In a growing patient, the orthodontist may be able to
redirect facial growth to help correct jaw alignment or teeth position.
Of course, routine dental care and regular prophylaxis (dental cleanings) by general
dentists will help ensure the best results from an orthodontic specialist. Once orthodontic
therapy begins, - the patient is expected to continue to see the family dentist for regular
check ups and routine care.
If you- have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Hersh at
the newest state-of-the-art orthodontic facility inside the Lakes Medical Center, 2300
Haggerty Rd, Suite 1160, West Bloomfield/Commerce Township at (248) 926-4100.
Nelson (Nick) Hersh
Due to popular demand and
waiting lists, Wooden floes Camp
has added a limited number of
new camper beds for the
Summer of 2006.
Jessica Paige Naftaly will celebrate
her bat mitzvah as she is called to
the Torah Friday, May 5, at Temple
Israel. She is the daughter.of Tracy
and Gary Naftaly and the sister of
Ashley. Her proud
Sheila and Dr.
and Marjorie and
She is the great-
grandchild of Rose
Cohen. She is also
of the late Sam Cohen, the late Bessie
and Isaac Eisenberg and the late
Jessica attends Abbott Middle
School in West Bloomfield. Her most
meaningful mitzvah project was
participating in the Relay for Life to
assist families affected by cancer. She
assisted with the planning and fund-
raising for the Gabby's Angels Team.
Carly Rachel Rosen will be
called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah
Saturday, May 6,
at Temple Israel.
She is the daugh-
ter of Anne and
Mark Rosen and
the sister of Jenna.
Also sharing in the
simchah will be her
Melanie and Matty
Weiss and Iris and
Carly is a student at West Hills
Middle School in Bloomfield Bills.
She felt her most meaningful mitz-
vah project was volunteering for the
American Diabetes Association.
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Jonathan Alan Morof will cel-
ebrate his bar mitzvah as he reads
from the Torah
Friday, May 5, at
Shalom. He is the
son of Diane and
Participating in his
simchah will be his
sister Melissa and
Esther and Irving Morof and Jerome
and Shirley Klegman.
Jonathan attends Warner Middle
School in Farmington Hills. His most
meaningful mitzvah project was col-
lecting money for Hurricane Katrina
May 4 • 2006
She is the daughter of Michele and
Michael Rosen and sister of Marcia
and Mark. Proud grandparents are
Sylvia and Jerry
Rosen of Southfield.
She is also the
the late Carole Lynn
and the late J. Walter
Melanie is a
student at Norup
Middle School in Oak Park. She par-
ticipated in many mitzvah projects,
but her favorite one was walking
in honor of a family friend for the
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Eleanor and Hannah Siden will be
called to the Torah Saturday, May 6,
Or Shalom in
They are the twin
daughters of Anne
Gorsuch and Dr.
Harold Siden. Their
Harriet Siden of
the late Franklin
Siden, Beverly and
Jack Gorsuch of
They are also the
ters of the late Lea
and the late Walter
For one of their
the girls worked at a Jewish food
bank in Vancouver.
Stephanie Gene Singer will
become a bat mitzvah Friday, May 5,
at Congregation Shaarey Zedek
Proud family mem-
bers include her
parents, Debra and
Miles Singer, and
her siblings Jessica
Stephanie is the
Beth and Sidney
Feldman and Sandra and Kenneth
Rasmussen. She is the great-grand-
daughter of Sally Feldman and Edith
Stephanie is a student at Orchard
Lake Middle School in West
Bloomfield. During the past two
years, she has enjoyed making more
than a dozen chemo caps for cancer