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Dr. Perry Opin

Orthodontics
Milford, CT
60 years experience male

Locations

Gary and Perry Opin, Orthodontics

Milford, CT

Address

266 Broad Street, Milford, CT
Directions

Fax

2038785750

About

Bio

My son Gary and I practice orthodontics together for the past 15 years. We are both Board certified, and devote a large part of our practice to treatment of craniofacial defects. We are members of the Yale New Haven cleft palate team, and are consultants to the Ct. State Department of Health.

Specialties
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Orthodontics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

36 Answers
43 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
Bite collapse: No. Repairs or chipped teeth will not lead to a bite collapse.
A female asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
Teeth shift: Like all parts of our body. Everything changes in time. This is called maturation, or aging.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
Maybe: Depends upon the size of your mouth guard and the case you are talking about. Both of these items vary in size.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
See your dentist: There are many reasons your gums around your second molars may be swollen. I am sure that your dentist can properly evaluate your condition, and trea... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
Tooth Gap: By all means, see your orthodontist now, as there is something gone wrong with your retention
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
Orthodontic treatmen: Your orthodontist is using his best judgement as to your need for treatment. He has evaluated your teeth for both esthetic and functional problems, a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
Yes you can: If your financial obligation is fulfilled with the first orthodontist, there is no legal reason this would be a problem. However, the second orthodon... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
Interceptive ortho: Interceptive orthodontics that is instituted in a young child in an attempt to either correct or lessen some developing malocclusion prior to full ort... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
Jaw growth: Jaw growth and chronologic age do not relate well. It is possible that you have not completed bone growth because your "bone age" and your actual age... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
Yes. But, don’t have the shower spray in your moth, especially if your shower has a lot of pressure. The force of the spray might dislodge clots th... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
Sunken face: See your orthodontist. He is in the best position to evaluate you concerns, and deal appropriately with them.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
Age of flossing: I would suggest use of a waterpik and good brushing is even more effective than the use of floss and brushing. Either was, when the dentition is comp... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
Knee inflamation: I believe you mean an orthopedist. He is the expert in dealing with any bony pathology. An orthodontist treats tooth and craniofacial disorders….pro... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
You have several questions, so I will try them in some kind of order A removable expander appliance used in an adult dentition will only tip teeth. ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
Underbite surgery: Compile all your questions you have for the surgeon, the anesthesiologist, and your orthodontist, if you have one. The less questions you have about ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
There is an important issue that also needs for consideration when considering an oral implant. A 15 year old must be fully physically mature to cons... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
Relation of molars: First molar relationship...The upper first molar outside front cusp is forward of the groove in the outside groove of the lower first molar. In tech... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
No Problem: Yes, you certainly can wear your clear appliance. As always, as usual, keep the aligner clean, minimally rinse it out if you wear it during meals, an... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
Won't keep closed: Because usually braces can't close open bites and keep them closed.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
Invisiline: The fact that both providers have achieved an elite status only signifies how many cases the drs. Have done. There is little relationship to a skill l... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
You should be fine. However, I would suggest you put some triple antibiotic cream on it until it is fully healed (Neosporin). If delay any fever and... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
Braces Are: Braces can be divided into fixed, metal and clear and removable "appliances". In fact, orthodontic braces are handles that deliver forces to the tee... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
XRAYS: There are several types of X-rays that an orthodontist routinely uses in aiding a diagnosis. Your orthodontist is the person who is is in the best po... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
Space Closurure: There is no easy answer to your question. Time necessary for space closure varies greatly for many reasons including amount of dental crowding and ro... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
Squished gums: I wish I could intelligently answer your question, as the question is not printed. I would suggest, however, that your "squished gums" between your u... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
Tooth disconfort: Tooth movement is accomplished by putting gentle pressure of the teeth. No matter what type of "braces" you have, you can expect some tooth discomfor... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
Call orthodontist: Any time you have a concern, you should contact your orthodontist. There are two reasons for this: 1 your child may have a problem that needs to be... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
Depends on cause: Depending on the reason for the underbite, it may be treated with braces alone, or may need both braces and surgery. If the cause is a severe skeleta... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
Absolutely! Prune juice is a very healthy drink. There is no reason you can't drink it between meals, before meals, or during meals.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
Like everything else in your body, everything changes. Tooth position is no exception. There is no simple answer to your question. So, the sooner y... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
Since you have two different opinions from two very educated doctors, get a third opinion from your cardiologist.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
Hurt After Surgery: I think it is fair to say that you can expect some discomfort after surgery. Depending upon what type of surgery, the more invasive, the greater like... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
Too Broad A Question: Your question is way too broad. It can be related to asking "how tall is a man". I would suggest to you that you be more specific. I am sure that t... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
Necessary extraction: Unfortunately, this question cannot be answered in any way without a complete diagnosis. This question brings up so many variables because there are ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
Smaller chin: No. Any type of braces will not make your chin smaller. However, it will cause your lower jaw to drop downward and backward thus giving you an appar... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Perry Opin
60 years experience
Pain: Although you can't be sure without more information, it is likely that this is the main source of your pain. A physical exam of the extraction sight,... Read More

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Apr 2, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Opin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Opin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you Dr.Opin for your kind advice much appreciated (i will do)
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University Dental School
Graduated 1962MD

Residency

Yale New Haven, U Conn Farmington. Milford

Awards

Top Orthodontist, First Place, Connecticut - Summer
2013
Top Orthodontist, First Place, Connecticut - Spring
2014
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