Dr. Arnold Malerman

Orthodontics
Fort Washington, PA
55 years experience male

Locations

Fort Washington Oerhiodontics/Oaks

Oaks (Phoenixville), PA

Address

450 Cresson Blvd, 2nd floor, Oaks (Phoenixville), PA, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Cigna

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Alliance Health

Dental Benefit Providers, Inc

Fort Washington Orthodontics

Fort Washington, PA

Fort Washington Oerhiodontics/Oaks

Oaks (Phoenixville), PA

About

Bio

Orthodonic specialist. We do Orthodontics exclusively. Dento-facial Growth and Development Supervision. Braces and so much more. 5+ decades experience in clinical practice and in teaching both here and abroad. Clinical Professor of Orthodontics, U of PA School of Dental Medicine. Come sere us for (free, no obligation) Orthodontic Evaluation preferably by 7th b'day. We Make Smiles!

Specialties
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Orthodontics

Licenses

United States: Pennsylvania

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Tea bag: Try applying gentle pressure with a tea bag. The tannic acid may help. If bleeding not stopped in half hour, see Dentist or Oral Surgeon for emergen... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Depends on age: Lots of kids w only baby teeth grind their teeth because 1. Jaws grow in different spots on different days so occlusion has to be ground in, and 2. Th... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Deform?: If you are asking will erupting wisdom teeth make your front teeth crooked, the answer is 10%. 90% of destabilization of front teeth is caused by oth... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Absolutely not!: Children need protection, not risk of predation.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
What's in bottle?: If bottle contains acidic food, like juice or milk, and acidic food lays on the teeth, damage can be done. Best to never put child to bed with a bott... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Probably not: Depends on duration and intensity. Thumb or finger sucking much more damaging than pacifier. Sucking reflex is calming/soothing for infants. They s... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Infected jaw: What's causing jaw infection? If it's from a tooth, antibiotics alone will not cure. Your symptoms should be reported to whoever prescribed the antibi... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Not really: I'm sure this is a problem that didn't just start, so you should have seen a dentist before this for rx. Until you can get to dentist, take otc analg... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Two milestones: 1st Dental Examination as soon as 1st baby tooth erupts, but no later than 1st b'day, preferably by a Pediatric Dental Specialist. 1st Orthodontic Ex... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Cleaning a must: Once baby teeth start erupting it's important to have child seen by Dentist, preferably a pediatric dental specialist, a Pedodontist for initial exami... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Yes: Fluoridated drinking water and Fluoride toothpastes are controlled at a a safe level. Less controllable are Fluoride supplements. Your child's perma... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Not yet: Sucking reflex is normal behavior. Most children give up thumb as toddlers. If thumb or finger sucking persists beyond age four it can cause narrowi... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Depends: If your upper jaw is too narrow a palatal expander for an adult will not correct palatal width, only top teeth outward. A palatal expander coupled wi... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Fluoride: Talk to your dentist about Fluoride which strengthens teeth and reduces incidence of cavities by a whopping percent. You may need to provide Fluoride... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
No: Sports mouth guars are designed to prevent dramatic damage to teeth and surrounding tissues, and to reduce the chance of concussion. Occlusal Orthoti... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
1-2 months: That's just an average. Children do not read the same dento-facial growth & development articles/textbooks that Dentists read. "Standard of Care" ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
No, but...: An ulcer will not morph into cancer. But in their early presentation oral cancers may appear similar to ulcers. Any lesion that has not completely dis... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Possible, but...: Considering the rigorous sterilization etc uniques employed by Dental offices today, the risk of cross contamination is extremely small as long as the... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
No pill: Nothing you can take that will stop bruxism (teeth grinding). Have general dentist refer you to orthodontist to check your occlusion. Bruxism seen i... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Loose association: Onset of puberty is related to increase in jaw growth, but less so to the timing of wisdom tooth eruption. Whether or not wisdom teeth erupt has to d... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Lower front: lower front teeth erupt first, usually followed by upper front teeth. 1st Dental check up age 1, not 2 or 3. See a Pediatric Dental a specialist for... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Not only safe but essential. Gum disease has been linked with pre-term delivery and lower birth weight babies. Speak to our OB to assure that you have... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Lots of things: We see high narrow palatal vaults in children with digit habits, sinus problems, enlarged t;a, and in those who inherit this shape from their parents.... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
No: There are numerous skin lesions that over the years have been called pimples or zits. For best control of Acne, please see a skin specialist, a dermat... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Best place: For best source of medical knowledge see your physician. Doctor-patient confidentiality applies. Anything labeled a "disease" should be treated yest... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Bad breath: Bad breath and dry mouth often go hand-in-hand. If Dentist said your mouth is healthy, and your are brushing for 2 minutes twice daily/flossing EVERY ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Tincture of time: Kids grind teeth for 2 reasons. 1. Their jaws grow in different spots on different days, and they are grinding in their occlusion, and 2. They back... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Gaps: Why? Have they always been there or are they recent? How great are your horizontal and vertical overbites? This is not the type of problem Dentists... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Tincture of time: If truly an ulcer, will be gone in 7-10 days. If not, see Dentist or Oral Surgeon.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Dentist: Usually indicative of gum disease, an infective inflammatory process. Depending on severity, Dentist may treat you or refer you on to a Periodontist,... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Blister: Most probably mucocele or blocked salivary gland duct. But literally dozens of other possibilities. You know what to do, call your Dentist to schedul... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Reason/solution: Bacterial, viral, or fungal infection/appropriate medication and/or laser Rx. GERD/treat the causative bacteria. Tooth or gum infection/treat the inf... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Balance: If you are having balance issues it's more probable that you are having ear problems than jaw joint problems. Please seek examinations by both an Oral... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Toothache: You probably have a cavity that has gone untreated (there may be others) and has caused a pocket ofi nfection (abscess) that is now spreading. Please ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Rotten tooth: Cannot diagnose you in this forum. Can recommend, however, that you be examined to determine your overall oral health, your area of concern, and then... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Examination: Ask your Dentist to examine you for damage. If a product actually does what it advertises on the box it may be eligible for the ADA Seal of Approval.... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Space: May be caused by your upper 4 teeth being a bit oo narrow or the lower 4 a bit too wide, called a Bolton Discrepancy. Could be because of malpositione... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Safe. : What is unsafe is not treating the infection. If you have an abscessed tooth it will require either root canal treatment/crown or extraction/implant c... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Irritation/taste: Sounds like you may have a gum infection or abscessed tooth. Oral infections have been implicated in heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, pre-term l... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Cart before horse: Treatment choices will be presented to you after a Dentist has had the opportunity to examine you. We don't pick an appliance and try to make the pati... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Backwards: Self-diagnosis can be anywhere from incorrect to downright dangerous. Your Physician is qualified, by training and experience, to do differential diag... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Absolutely: Bleeding gums may indicate Periodontal (gum) disease, which has been implicated in low birth weight and pre-term delivery. Please see your Dentist as ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Sharp pain: Lots of possibilities including, but not limited to, eruption attempt by an impacted wisdom tooth, TMJ, damage to 12 year molar by an impacted wisdom ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Normal: The yellowish-whiten thing is a blood clot to help the extraction (surgery) site heal. If the tooth was removed because of decay, her body is now figh... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Usually 2x/year: For a person with optimum oral health, twice a year. But you have to do your part, you have to brush 2x/day for 2 full minutes by the clock, and flos... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Dead tooth: There are both sterile and infected necrotic pulpal involvements. Both can permit spread of toxins and/or bacteria. If it's a lower back tooth, there ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Perspiration: Please make an appointment to see your PCP (Primary Care Physician). Excessive perspiration is not a sequela of 3rd molar extraction.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Red spot: Oh so many possibilities. Cannot diagnose blind. You have to be examined to be diagnosed. If th3 lesion is growing, changing in texture or color, chan... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Antibiotics: Not all antibiotics are alike. Whenever you take antibiotics you should take them until the entire course of treatment has been taken, therefore you ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Shifting: If your gums and the underlying bone are healthy, eating should not cause shifting. If you have a malocclusion, however, and teeth are not properly s... Read More
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Oct 13, 2015
Dr. Malerman is an invaluable resource for his thorough, sound advice. He has mastered the art of dispensing a large amount of wisdom in 400 words. As he says,medical docs don't know much about matt...Read More
Dr. David Schleimer
Jan 11, 2013
Dr. Malerman is a very wise doctor. He understands the questions posed, and is very direct, precise and perfectly sensible in his advice. I would certainly feel comfortable referring to a clinician of...Read More
Jul 11, 2014
Dr. Malerman is not only an expert in his field but knows a lot about everything! He is a welcomed asset to Healthtap and a great patient advocate. Highly recommended.
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! I was told by ENT and 2 other dentists that mucoceles do happen on palate from trauma. I injured my mouth with end of toothbrush. Had ct scan done. Showed sinus infecti...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Had this pain for 4 years now. Had the upper teeth removed thinking this was problem. Still have it. Had them pulled back on dec 4th. Theres an area behind where wisdom...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Dr. Arnold Malerman thank you for your experienced professional answer. You made very good points,i have dented my Dentist Ego and is annoyed with me somewhat but i d...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry (Temple University), PA
Graduated 1968MD

Residency

U of PA, 1972

Awards

Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society
John Coleman Society of Oral Medicine
James R Cameron Oral Surgery Society

Affiliations

American Association of Orthodontists
American Dental Association

Publications

Hallerman-Streiff Syndrome: Report of a Case
Early Orthodontic Treatment, Part 1
Early Orthodontic Treatment, Part 2
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