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Shore Dental SleepCare maintains the highest standards in care, under the direction of owner/operator Dr. Young, DDS. help.


Location 990 Cedar Bridge Ave., Ste. B15, Brick, NJ 08723 Phone 732–477–1808 Facebook Location 273 NJ-34, Colts Neck, NJ 07722 Phone 732–761–9700

Facemasks FAQ

What are Facemasks?
A facemask is a single unit piece of metal framework that connects from the forehead to the chin, with a cross piece that attaches to a piece inside the mouth. The forehead and chin pieces are adjustable, allowing for better placement.

 
What is the Purpose of a Facemask?
The purpose of facemasks are to treat a “Class III malocclusion”, better known as an underbite. It is typically worn for around 12 hours a day for about six to 18 months. While it doesn’t need to be worn all day, it should be worn as often as possible to maximize results.

 
Will Wearing Facemasks Hurt?
You may experience some soreness or tenderness of the upper teeth and jaw, as everything shifts. This feeling should subside after a week or so. However, the feeling may persist if you are inconsistent with wearing your facemask enough. Under no circumstance should you wear your facemask while playing contact sports!

 
Can I Clean the Facemask?
Yes, and you should. They can be cleaned with a damp cloth, or a disinfection wipes or pad. The pads on the forehead and chin should also be replaced, as they lose their form from being worn.

 
Will the Facemask Straighten my Teeth?
The sole purpose of the facemask is to normalize the jaw so that the upper and lower portions are even, it will not straighten your teeth. After wearing the facemask long enough to straighten the jaw, following up with braces would be the best course or action for straight teeth.

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We are very happy…

"We are very happy with my daughter's teeth. They came out nice and straight. The office is always clean, staff is mostly pleasant, we had a mix up between the docs at the end and ended up with an extra month in her braces, which she was not thrilled about. It also took more than an extra year to finish which was frustrating. Overall very pleased and will likely be bringing my son in to start on his teeth."

Kim P.

Awesome and friendly staff!

"I had my braces here.. Awesome and friendly staff! They are very generous with coins. Always made sure I felt comfortable and never really played games on when I was getting them off! About 8 years later and my teeth still look awesome! Highly reccomend to get your braces here!"

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All of the staff is wonderful...

"I was a patient there and all of the staff is wonderful, very friendly. great doctors, highly recommended. they are a very popular office in the area, they have good hours, late nights, and Saturdays."

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