Ask The Orthodontist
How does playing a specific musical
instrument affect my child?
Joel Joffee of
be called to the
Torah as a bar
Nov. 4, at Temple
Joining Joel in
ceremony will be
his proud parents, Phillip and Connie
Joffee; his sister Janey; grandparents
Jay and Jean Joffee and Carl and Pat
Mayer; as well as many friends.
Joel attends Bothwell Middle School
in Marquette. He initiated a commu-
nity service mitzvah project to collect
and distribute food and clothing to
hile children who play instruments should
be encouraged to play at every available
opportunity; it should be noted that, as far as
the teeth are concerned, practice might make less than
perfect. The reason is that woodwind instruments and
brass instruments have the potential to push teeth out of
their proper positions to either cause, or worsen orthodontic
problems. Consider the fact that braces move teeth with 100
grams of pressure, while playing a musical instrument exerts
500 grams of pressure. Trumpets, trombones and French
horns have a tendency to push the front teeth back, while clarinets and saxophones
can force front teeth out. To see if playing an instrument poses a problem, have
the orthodontist evaluate your child's instrument's effect upon his or her teeth. If
a problem does exist, the orthodontist can possibly compensate with orthodontic
procedures and opposing forces.
Jack attends Walnut Creek Middle
School in Walled Lake. He felt it was
especially meaningful to volunteer at
Menorah House as one of his mitzvah
and Dr. Harry
read from the
Torah on the
occasion of her
bat mitzvah at
Temple Israel Friday, Nov. 3. She is
the sister of Sydney and the grand-
child of Margie and Allen Charnes
and Kathleen Simmons. She is also
the grandchild of the late Dr. Harry I.
Samantha attends Muir Middle School
in Milford. Her most meaningful mitz-
vah project was helping people with
handicaps learn to horseback ride at
Wildwood Equestrian Center.
It is unwise to leave orthodontic problems of children or adults untreated as they
may become worse over time. Severe orthodontic problems can lead to loss of teeth,
a worsening alignment, discomfort and anxieties over one's appearance. Teeth are
meant to last a lifetime.
Orthodontic problems can affect one's emotional and psychological status,
as well as physical health. When people look better, they generally feel better
about themselves. This enhances self-esteem and self-confidence, which play
an important role in social life and career opportunities. To help you evaluate
your own situation or that of your child, visit an orthodontist specialist for a
For more information, you may call our office at (248) 926-4100, located at
2300 Haggerty Rd. Suite 1160, West Bloomfield.
Nelson (Nick) Hersh
Meagan Michelle Margolis and
Allison Lauren Margolis will be
called to Torah as b'not mitzvah on
Saturday, Nov. 4, at Adat Shalom
Synagogue. They are the daugh-
ters of Cheryl and Kim Margolis.
Proud grandparents are Marlene and
Seymour Bresler and Beatrix Margolis.
They are also the granddaughters of
the late Meyer Margolis.
The girls are both students at Hillel
Day School of Metropolitan Detroit
in Farmington Hills. Allison's most
meaningful mitzvah project was vol-
unteering at Hechtman Apartments in
West Bloomfield. As part of Meagan's
mitzvah project, she is donating her
hair to Locks of Love.
celebrate his bar
Saturday, Nov. 4.
He is the son of
Michael Peterman. Sharing in the sim-
chah will be his grandparents Reva
and Sandy Rosenfeld and Beverly
Peterman, He is also the grandchild of
the late Nathan Peterman.
Kenneth Weiss will be called to the
Torah as a bar mitzvah Saturday, Nov.
4, at Congregation Beth Alum. He
is the son of Sari and Jeffrey Weiss
and brother of
are Ellen and
He is also the
the late John
School in Walled Lake. His mitzvah
project includes weekly visits to
the Fleischman Residence in West
Bloomfield, assisting with bingo and
More B'nai Mitzvah
• Congregation Shaarey Zedek
Southfield — Jeffrey Segal, son of
Rhonda and Lance Segal (Saturday).
• Congregation Shir Tikvah
— Daniel Houtman, grandson of
Thomas Caldwell and Audrey Shapero
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