Dr. Miriam T. Furlong

Bio

Specialties:

  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

Affiliation:

  • American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists

Location:

Activity

  • Dr. Miriam T. Furlong - Jackson, NJ - Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

    What is orthodontic high pull headgear?

    A high pull headgear is usually used with braces, with a strap that is fit to the top of the head and another part that attaches to the braces. It is a way to direct force upward on the teeth and/or jaw. An example of a situation where a high pull headgear could be used is when the upper front teeth

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  • Dr. Miriam T. Furlong - Jackson, NJ - Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

    What does orthodontic reverse pull headgear treat?

    A reverse pull headgear pulls the jaw or teeth forward from the rest of the face. Typically it's used to treat an under developed upper jaw, or an underbite.

    Typically the headgear has pads that rest on the forehead and chin with a frame between (like a catcher’s mask). The patient attaches rubber...Read More
  • Dr. Miriam T. Furlong - Jackson, NJ - Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

    What problems are associated with crooked teeth and misaligned bites?

    Crooked teeth can be harder to clean, and if they don't bite together properly it can cause them to chip or crack. They may even get loose and lead to premature tooth loss in some cases.

    A badly aligned bite can be harder to chew with, and can even affect speech. In some cases it can lead to pain...Read More