Orthodontist Smithtown NY | Dr. Craig Smith

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50 Route 111 Suite 214
Smithtown, NY 11787

Dr. Craig Smith


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Why Your Teeth Move After Braces


  The human body is in constant flux. Your lungs never stop inhaling and exhaling for as long as you live. Your heart is always beating. At this Read More

Natural Ways to Whiten Teeth


  If you want to whiten your teeth, professional whitening in a dental office will get you the best results. Professional whitening uses stronger Read More

Should You Choose a Permanent or Removable Retainer?


  While you’re reading this, try to push one of your teeth with a finger. It seems to be solidly in place, right? But in reality, your teet Read More

Eating with New or Tightened Braces


  For the duration of the time that you’re in braces, you will have to make some changes to your diet. We generally recommend that you keep Read More

Tips to Help Your Child Smile Brightly with Braces at School


  We’ve found that many young patients choose summer as the time to get braces first put on their teeth. By starting treatment when school Read More

Why You Can Get Braces at Any Age


  Adults are now a significant segment of many orthodontic practice’s client base, as much as 25% or even more. At our practice, we’v Read More

Five Factors to Consider When Choosing an Orthodontist


  Orthodontic treatment typically only takes a few years from start to finish, but the results of treatment will last a lifetime. It really does Read More

5 Tips to Relieve Braces Tightening Soreness


  After you have your regular appointment to tighten your braces (or once you get braces first put on your teeth), it’s common for your mou Read More

What Your Braces’ Rubber Band Colors Say About You


Your appearance, from the clothes you choose to wear to everything else about your personal style, can be considered an expression of who you are on t Read More

The 6 Stages of Invisalign


Invisalign might seem as if it’s been an option in the orthodontic toolbox for a long time, but the company that started it isn’t even twe Read More

The Benefits of Braces Beyond Straight Teeth


In our field, orthodontists focus on the tangible aspects of patients’ smiles. Our specialty concerns straightening misaligned teeth and correct Read More

How Long Do Retainers Last?


Your braces may be history, but retainers are forever. Sorry if you weren’t aware of this fact, but it’s true. If you’ve had orthodo Read More

Age 7 and Orthodontics


When we tell parents that their children should first visit an orthodontist at the age of seven, they are sometimes incredulous. “That young?&rd Read More

Wisdom Teeth and Braces Don’t Mix


        The third molars at the very back of our jaws still remain a part of our dental makeup. These molars, more Read More

Celebrities With Braces


            “Stars—They’re just like us!” That’s what celebrity m Read More

Braces Treatment Time


How Long Do I Have to Wear Braces?       We like to think our patients love us and enjoy visiting us at our practice, but Read More

Getting Started with Braces


           Most orthodontists do believe that people shouldn’t feel they have to wait for thei Read More

Tooth Decay and Lost Productivity


How Tooth Decay Hurts Our Economy Have you ever had a toothache that hurts so bad that you had to miss school or work to visit to the dentist? Maybe Read More

Bad Mouth Habits


Eight Bad Habits That Can Damage Your Teeth Certain nervous habits like twirling your hair or tapping your fingers might annoy your friends, but they Read More

Retaining a Beautiful Smile


All orthodontic patients look forward to the day their braces come off, but even once that day arrives, the work is not quite complete. The final phas Read More

Flossing With Braces


Ways to Make Flossing Easier While Wearing Braces If you wear braces, it is even more important that you floss regularly in order to keep your teeth Read More

8 Common Misconceptions About Orthodontics


The field of orthodontics is no exception to common misconceptions. Below are some of the common misconceptions we often hear at our practice: &nbs Read More

Choosing the Right Toothpaste


You’ve brushed your teeth your whole life and might still have a difficult time trying to decide the right kind of toothpaste to buy. With so many Read More

National Dairy Month


Chomp on Some Cheese for National Dairy Month Got milk? Got yogurt? Got cheese?   June is National Dairy Month, which makes it a great time t Read More

Different Types of Bites


Three Types of Bad Bites Scientists estimate around 70% of people have at least a mild malocclusion, meaning some sort of crooked teeth or misaligne Read More

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