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Dr. David Ostreicher

Orthodontics
Levittown, NY
male

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Office

Levittown, NY

Address

93 Division Avenue, Levittown, NY
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Orthodontics and Invisalign

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Orthodontics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

135 Answers
15 Agrees
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Yes: Most drug stores sell orthodontic wax.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Which is bigger: If your upper teeth are protruding further than your lower, that is an overbite. If your lower teeth are protruding further, that is an underbite.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
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Cool, soft stuff.: In a nut shell, nothing hard, gooey or hot. The discomfort usually only lasts a day or three. Macoroni and cheese is a great choice. And here is a tip... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Yes: The acrylic used in orthodontic retainers is medical grade, and poses no health threat.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Growth: Functional orthodontics works best for growing patients, typically under the age of 18. It usually involves removable appliances, rather than fixed ap... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Yes: Vacuum formed retainers work just as well as acrylic and metal retainers, but they are usually more comfortable and less viable. Most orthodontists wi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Oral surgeon: An oral surgeon would be qualified to treat disorders of the tongue.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Maybe: White stains, or decalcification, is a result of poor oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment. If you kept your teeth clean during your therapy, you... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
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Nope: Bleaching would be a separate procedure.
A 49-year-old member asked:
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Gentle pressure: Braces simply apply a gentle pressure to the teeth. The teeth respond by slowly moving in the direction of the pressure. Typically, we can use elastic... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
YES: Fillings, crowns, implants do not Prohibit a patient from receiving invisalign treatment.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Bump in the aligner: Power ridge is a small bump in the aligner, which provides a slight additional force to the roots of the front teeth. It is automatically placed by th... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Differs btwn states.: Usually, there is no licensing for dental and orthodontic assistants, so normally there is no education requirement. However, many states have "licens... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
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Yes: Usually the canines are down slightly lower than the rest of your teeth (on the upper) (or higher on the lower). This would be an idea situation, whic... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Yes: There is no contraindication to electrotherapy beauty treatment.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Orthodontist: Orthodontists have far more experience in treating malocclusion than does a general dentist. They have received two or three more years of schooling, ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Probably: Functional orthodontics is usually effective in growing children, the younger, the more effective.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
It might: If you chew solely on one side, you are exercising the muscles on that side more than the other side. Just like if you lifted weights with only your r... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Yes: A nightguard can be fashioned so that it stays one or two millimeters away from your gums.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
NO: If you wear only top retainers, it will not help, nor harm, your lower teeth.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Yes: If you had clear aligner treatment and have a slight relapse, wearing your last old aligner can usually shift your teeth back.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Yes and no: Some types of orthodontic retainers will protect against nighttime grinding, some will not. Ask your dentist or orthodontist for the type that will.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Six or eight aligner: Of course it depends, but you will often not see results until your sixth or eighth aligner. This is because the movement is very slow, and typically ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Yes: It is probably nothing. Just a pimple or a bone spur. But you should definitely have it checked out by an oral surgeon or dentist.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Most pick invisalign: Most adults choose invisalign, because it looks better, is easier to clean, and there are no eating restrictions. On the other hand, it may cost more... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Invisalign: Uprighting molars is an easy task with invisalign orthodontic treatment.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Hand rolled: You shoudn't smoke. But you know that. But if you do smoke, had rolled will cause more enamel staining.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Yes: Your gums may be healthy now, but at one time they were not, that has led to the gum recession and bone loss.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Neither: Both will straighten your teeth in competent hands. Invisalign has the advantage that it is easier to clean, and less obvious. Braces have the advanta... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Move,nerve, gum.: An othodontist moves (straightens) teeth. An endodontist remove the nerve of an infected tooth, a periodonist treats the gums and bone that supports t... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Yes: Clear retainers work successfully with all sizes of teeth.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
You may need surgery: Frequently underbites are hereditary, and often they do need surgery for correction. Sometimes, if the underbite is slight (only 1 to 3 millimeters) i... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
It's not bad: Putting dental wax on your retainer is not bad, and will not harm the retainer. However, I do not believe that it will stop you from chewing through t... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Yes: You can cancel treatment at any time, for any reason. However, that may not dismiss any financial arrangements you have made.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
36 weeks: Each invisalign aligner is worn for two weeks.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Magic: Sorry... Really there is no magic. However, braces come in many forms, including clear braces and also braces that go behind the teeth. If you dont wa... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Yes: Orthodontic treatment is a process. Give it time. A full orthodontic case usually takes between 12 and 18 months.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
NO: There is no evidence to suggest that orthognathic surgery will effect menstrual cycle.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
AlignerBright: Ask your dentist for alignerbright gel. It is a carbamide peroxide gel designed to whiten teeth and keep aligners clean.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Yes: The herpes virus is easily transmitted by saliva.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Laminates or crowns: The dentist will place crowns (caps) on the two front teeth, making them slightly larger, thus closing the space. Another alternative would be laminat... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
coincidence: Orthodontic braces do not cause headaches. Teeth and jaws may be sore, but "headaches" are not a consequence of orthodontic therapy.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
No: A retainer does just what the word means. It retains. It retains the teeth in the position that they are currently in, and stops them from getting mor... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Yes: Sometimes invisalign even helps kissing. (if you are too aggressive) but, yes, go ahead and kiss galore with your invisalign aligners in your mouth!
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Yes: It is okay to drink low sugar beverages with invisalign aligners in. But don't drink and drive, okay?
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Mild discomfort: Invisalign is very gentle, and usually causes only mild discomfort. The forces are very mild, and there is never anything to poke or cut you.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Unlikely: While the toxins and hot gases in cigarette smoke can scar your lungs and cause cancer, they usually do not cause damage to the stainless steel or pla... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Probably invisalign: Regular braces act as food traps, making oral hygiene difficult. They are also linked to root resorption, which does not occur frequently with invisal... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Yes: It is okay to eat with dental wax. While you might swallow some, it is FDA approved and inert. Wont hurt you.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
NO: A mouth guard works by cushioning your teeth by surrounding them with plastic or rubber. This would inhibit normal mastication (chewing and swallowing... Read More

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Mar 29, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Great Doc !
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ostreicher is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks. It was a product called Aerospense that was isopropyl alcohol.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Unfortunately, this causes me daily pain, headaches, & trouble eating.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Have the decreased horizontal underlying bone issue. Bye!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Clark University
MD

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
MD

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
MD

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University
MD

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University
MD

Residency

COLUMBIA CENTER

Awards

Top Orthodontist, Second Place, New York - Winter
2013
Top Orthodontist, First Place, New York - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Dental Association
American Association of Orthodontists
American Association of Dental Editors
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