Orthodontist | Braces | Dr. Michael Freda

Orthodontics at Feiler Dental Associates

Excellence for you and your child

Dr. Michael Freda has been greeted with rave reviews from so many patients that we have to use the description of “exceptional”. He contemplates each patient’s situation so carefully, keeping in mind not only their present malocclusion and future development, but the patient’s personality and goals to arrive at the best personal treatment modality. He is that nice combination of professionally caring while instilling confidence and at the same time so very pleasant and humorous... a true gentleman.

orthodonticsDr. Freda has been practicing orthodontics in northern New Jersey since 1986 and specializes in orthodontics. Dr. Freda received his Bachelor’s degree at Farleigh Dickinson University in Rutherford, New Jersey. He then went on to complete his DMD at Tufts University in Boston. Dr. Freda went on to further improve his clinical abilities by completing a General Practice Residency at Morristown Memorial Hospital from 1982-1983. Following his General Practice Residency, he went on to complete his Orthodontic Specialty Residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) from 1984-1986.

Dr. Freda also currently holds many professional affiliations; he is a member of the American Association of Orthontists, the American Dental Associations, the Essex County Dental Society, New Jersey Association of Orthodontists, and the Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists. He is also an Invisalign® Certified Provider. He enjoys the relationship that develops with both children and adult patients. “It is very fulfilling,” says Dr. Freda, “to be able to provide a service which aids in improving self-esteem as well as the confidence to face life with a new smile.”

 

 


We're Making Orthodontic Care Affordable for You and Your Family!

Call 973-839-0900 to hear about our SPECIAL OFFER for new Orthodontic Patients at our Wanaque Office!

Dr. Freda will be providing complimentary orthodontic consultations and panoramic x-rays (up to 14 years of age) as part of the SPECIAL OFFER.


Early Diagnosis

When should my child have the first orthodontic visit?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that every child first visits an orthodontist at age seven. This may surprise you because orthodontic treatment is generally associated with adolescence. An early examination, however, is very important to ensure maximum dental health for your child.

The following early warning signs may indicate that your child should have an orthodontic examination as soon as possible:

  • Difficulty in chewing
  • Open-mouth breathing
  • Thumb or finger sucking
  • Overlapping or crowding of erupting permanent teeth
  • Jaws that tend to click or pop
  • A developing underbite, overbite, protruding front teeth, or other abnormal bite development

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Although age seven is the best time for the majority of children to have their first orthodontic examination, a visit at an even younger age is advisable if a particular problem has been noted by the parent, family dentist, or child’s physician.

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The Benefits of Early Diagnosis

Orthodontists can improve smiles at any age, but there is usually a best age for treatment to begin. An early examination allows the orthodontic specialist to determine how and when a child’s particular problem should be treated for maximum improvement with the least time and expense. In some cases, early treatment achieves results that are unattainable once the face and jaws have finished growing.

Catch them early with interceptive orthodontics!

In the past, children with bite problems could count on getting a full set of shiny braces after all their permanent teeth had come in; and perhaps wearing the braces into their late teens, too. Today, however, orthodontic treatment may begin as early as preschool.

Why the change? As general dentistry has become more preventive oriented, so has orthodontia. The key to early orthodontic treatment is interception... correcting little problems before they become big problems.

Interceptive orthodontics means that we treat poor tooth positioning when a child’s jaw, teeth, and other oral structures are just developing. We use a variety of modern techniques and devices to guide the permanent teeth so they will come in straight and healthy or to improve the way the jaw is growing.

Young children respond very well to interceptive orthodontics because it:

  • is gentler and more comfortable for young patients
  • retains permanent teeth in efforts to correct the bite
  • helps children speak better and eat properly
  • improves balance in facial form
  • prevents potentially serious gum problems
  • reduces the time a child spends in braces; children are often free of braces before they enter high school.

Our role in interceptive orthodontics is to carefully monitor and evaluate your child at every visit. We look for potential bite problems and disturbances in the growth of the jaw. And at the first sign of trouble, we will start your child in an orthodontic treatment program.

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Adult Treatment

Braces aren’t just for kids anymore. Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. We offer a variety of treatments that are designed for different age groups – including adults. A new smile can begin today.

Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. Improving the health of your teeth and gums is equally important. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces, headaches and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain.

Good news! The new techniques and appliances we use greatly reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits, shorten treatment time and may allow you to choose from several options. Your options may include metal braces, translucent braces or transparent aligners that can be worn at night to improve mild cases of misaligned teeth. During the initial examination, we will be able to determine the best possible treatment for your individual needs. During this initial examination, we can outline the treatment plan, time of treatment expected and the approximate cost.

A large percentage of our patients are adults, and they agree that it’s never too late to improve their greatest asset - their smile.

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Invisalign Treatment

Dr. Kenneth Feiler

"It’s like a wish come true... I would love to straighten my teeth, if only I didn’t have to wear all those brackets and wires on my teeth that make you look like you are 10 or 12 years old, that affect speech, that can’t be removed, that can break or catch lips and cheeks."

Invisalign® answers that wish amazingly! Thin, comfortable, removable, invisible!

Invisalign® can give you the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted. It works through a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you’re wearing.

At Feiler Dental Associates, we’ve been using Invisalign® for more than eight years with tremendous success and rave reviews from our patients. Dr. Feiler, a certified and Elite Invisalign® Provider, is currently wearing Invisalign® aligners himself.

 

Dr. Kenneth Feiler Awarded Invisalign® Elite Provider Status

Dr. Kenneth N. Feiler is pleased to announce to all his patients, friends, neighbors, and the local community that he has been recognized as an Invisalign® Elite Provider, placing him among the top five percent of Invisalign® practitioners in North America. Each year, Align Technology, Inc., the inventor of Invisalign®, a clear, removable method of straightening teeth without wires and brackets, awards Elite Provider status to a select group of Invisalign® practitioners in the U.S. and Canada. To qualify, doctors must demonstrate an exceptional level of Invisalign® experience and meet Invisalign® clinical education requirements. Align Technology launched the Invisalign® Elite Program in 2005, making Dr. Feiler one of the program’s inaugural members.

Elite Provider status indicates to our patients and to the community that not only are we among the most experienced Invisalign® practices in the country, but we are committed to staying current with the latest Invisalign® treatment techniques. This leadership reflects the standard of care that our patients can expect from our practice.

Avoid Messy Impressions with iTero!

iteroLet’s face it, it’s not easy to stop your gag reflex when getting a goop-filled dental impression made!

Our state-of-the-art iTero technology allows us to take a digital impression—a highly accurate, digital 3D image of your tooth surfaces and gum tissue.

At Feiler Dental, we use iTero for each and every one of our Invisalign patients. This means that you won't have to deal with messy or uncomfortable impressions at all during your treatment.

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Please call us at 201-342-3600, or visit our River Edge office, to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your child’s bite. We will be happy to set up an evaluation appointment.

Interceptive orthodontics is one of the best investments you can make in your child’s future dental health!

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