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Dr. Kevin Hanley

Orthodontics
Buffalo, NY
44 years experience male

Locations

Hanley Orthodontics

Buffalo, NY

Address

959 Kenmore Avenue, Buffalo, NY
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 7:30am - 5:00pm
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Fax

7168711519

About

Bio

I am an orthodontist who trained at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, Dept. of Orthodontics. I received my dental training at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. I greatly enjoy giving patients wonderful smiles to increase their self-esteem.

Specialties
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Orthodontics

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

89 Answers
10 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
2-3 mm.: Normal overjet is 2-3 mm and a normal overbite is 20%. This means that the upper teeth in the front are 2-3 mm in front of the lower front teeth. Over... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
Both: Both anorexia and bulimia are detrimental to good oral health. Patients with both disorders tend to purge after eating by self-induced vomiting. The s... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
TMJ: This could be caused by a dysfunction of your joint, known as TMJ syndrome. In this, there has been some injury to the jaw joint causing the pain and ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
Maybe: This is covered by the statute of limitations in the state you live. Each state will have different time periods to bring such a suit. However, unless... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
No: There should be no effect on your baby from such a procedure. Removing old amalgams does not increase environmental mercury in your body. All the elem... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
See your dentist: Go back to the dentist who extracted your wisdom tooth. There may be something going on that the dentist can treat. This may be normal healing, as you... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
Maybe: Antibiotics for a toothache should start to kill the bacteria causing the abscess. However, the pain you feel is caused by pressure building up in the... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
Calcified plaque: Tarter is also known as calculus. When bacterial plaque remains on your teeth for a long time, the calcium ions in your saliva will cause this plaque ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
Stress relief: Grinding your teeth at night is probably a stress relieving function of the body. Such grinding comes from signals in your brain, causing the chewing ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
Nothing: The tooth may straighten on its own. If it doesn't, there should be no problem with the tooth. If the tooth begins to discolor, however, it may need t... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
Probably not: Since the wires that make up the retainer are not as hard as the enamel of the teeth, there should be no damage to the enamel of your teeth when you w... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
Yes: The laser teeth whitening should not affect how the braces are attached to your teeth. After a month, new mineral has deposited on your teeth, bringin... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
Possibly a cavity: This brown spot could be a cavity forming on your tooth, or it could be a spot of stain. If it is a cavity, it should be treated as soon as possible a... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
Maybe a cavity: This may be the beginning of a cavity. The dark spot could be enamel which has begun to break down and soften. You should see your dentist as soon as ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
Veneers: There are several options to improve your smile. The first is cosmetic bonding, where the dentist bonds tooth colored material to your teeth to make t... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
Orthodontics: Orthodontics would be the best way to fix a gap between your teeth. If you don't want to go through orthodontic treatment, you can have the gap filled... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
OTC Pain meds: For typical orthodontic pain, otc pain meds usually cover it. Things like tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil, Motrin can relieve the discomfort of braces.... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
Not much: A 17 month old is too young to brush his teeth by himself. He simply doesn't have the motor coordination to handle such a task. Sure, he can put the t... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
Improve esthetics: Veneers are placed to improve the look and attractiveness of your teeth. They are placed on teeth which are discolored or not shaped well to improve h... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
Not really: I guess that all depends upon what your definition of wealthy is. Most orthodontists make a good living, but they wouldn't be considered wealthy. Howe... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
Around six: The adult first molars begin to erupt around six years of age. The next teeth to erupt will be the upper and lower front teeth, which usually starts a... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
Many: Teeth can be moved in all three planes of space through orthodontics. They can be moved up and down, rotated and side to side. Orthodontics will allow... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
That depends: This depends on why you still have baby teeth at 18. If there are no adult teeth under the baby teeth, then extraction of the baby teeth is contraindi... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
Many things: The gap between your upper front teeth can be caused by a low frenum, which is the muscle attachment attaching the upper lip to the upper jaw. This fi... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
Nothing: If the person is coughing, just let the person cough. He/she will be able to clear the saliva from the windpipe. If it is only saliva, the person will... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
Yes: Dental work during the second trimester should be safe. However, if an x-ray needs to be taken, i would recommend waiting, unless it is an emergency s... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
Very: Amalgam fillings have been in use for over 100 years. They have never been proven to cause any type of systemic disorder. The problem is that there is... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
Yes: Made properly, bridges and implants are very comfortable. You should not even know they are there. Implants are the best way to replace missing teeth,... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
You don't: You should seek professional help for such a situation. You need special instruments to extract such a tooth. Also, to try to extract this yourself wo... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
No: The protocols for premedication for preventing subacute bacterial endocarditis have changes. Most patients who took medication for this in the past no... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
See a dentist: Tmj can be a very painful condition. See your dentist to discuss your situation. There are many factors involved in TMJ dysfunction. Your dentist may ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
No: Your gums should not bleed when you use crest whitestrips. This may indicate you have gingivitis, and are not brushing properly. Proper brushing will ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
EXplorer and x-ray.: The dentist will take an explorer and test the tooth structure around the crown at the margin of the crown. If there is decay, it will start here. An... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
Not really: You should be able to brush your teeth without feeling like gagging. You may be using the wrong technique to brush if this is occurring. However, you ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
Maybe: It all depends on what you mean by "big gums". If the gums are big because your daughter is not brushing her teeth properly, the gums may be swollen b... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
Maybe: These white patches may be a result of pressure applied by the denture. Your best bet is to see the dentist who placed the crowns and denture to evalu... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
Maybe not: Wisdom teeth do not always have to be removed. If the teeth erupt normally, there is no reason to extract them. They will function well in your mouth.... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
Probably not: By using too much pressure during brushing, you run the risk of damaging your gum tissue. This is more likely than damaging your enamel. Enamel is ver... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
Some things: There is not a lot you can do to increase saliva production. Sucking on lemon drops may increase the flow of saliva. However, you should find out what... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
Probably not: Trigeminal neuralgia is caused by a compression of the trigeminal nerve by the tissues of the face. This compression leads to intractable pain in the ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
See your dentist: A dentist can provide whitening treatments in the office or give you products to take home to whiten your teeth. These products are called bleaching p... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
Yes: What has most likely happened is that the disc that rides on the top of your lower jaw in the joint space has become displaced anteriorly and is block... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
Genetics: Most tooth alignment problems can be traced to your genetics. You inherit your genes from your mother and father. Sometimes people inherit big teeth a... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
It should be: Getting your teeth whitened should not affect the status of your periodontal disease. However, the gum tissue may become irritated from the whitening ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
No: If your tooth has a "plaque-induced" hole, this is a cavity and it will not heal. The enamel has been destroyed and will never regenerate. The only wa... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
Incorrect eruption: At 41 years old, you should not have any baby teeth left. However, if there is a tooth growing behind another tooth, it may be due to an incorrect eru... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
X-rays are okay.: With the proper precautions, having dental x-rays during pregnancy is safe. It is much better for you to be in good dental health during pregnancy. Wh... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
About an hour: Once the orthodontist has determined the treatment plan, it may take about one to one and a half hours to place all the braces on the teeth. This will... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
It's the bacteria: The saliva is not what stinks, it's the bacteria in the saliva which cause the odor. The best thing to do is to get a tongue scraper and scrape the su... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 44 years experience
It may: By having your lingual frenum cut, this will free up the tongue to make it more mobile. This should allow you to make sounds better, which should impr... Read More

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Apr 5, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hanley is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hanley is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! After my root canals I didn't have any pain until the third day I was
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
MD

Residency

University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, Department of Orthodontics.

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Eighth District Dental Society (NY)
Eighth District Orthodontic Academy
New York State Dental Association
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