About our Practice
Dr. Rashbaum employs a small staff that has been with him for more than 20 years. This allows them to form close relationships with families, and have personal knowledge of all of their patients. Unlike other practices, all braces and appliances are placed and removed by the doctor personally. The specific method of braces removal used was designed and published by Dr. Rashbaum himself. Dr. Rashbaum and his team evaluate the patient to identify problems, and ultimately create a beautiful smile and functioning bite. In his career, Dr. Rashbaum has treated over 15,000 patients throughout South Florida.Learn more
About Dr. Rashbaum
Dr. Rashbaum was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Since 1971, his residence has been in Hollywood, FL. It is located close to the office. Dr. Rashbaum obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Western Reserve Dental School in Cleveland, Ohio where he graduated top in the class. Dr. Rashbaum’s orthodontic degree is from Boston University Graduate School of Orthodontics.
Do I need to brush more with braces?
Patients should brush their teeth at least four times each day – after each meal or snack and before going to bed. We will show each patient how to floss and brush their teeth with braces.
Will my child need a retainer before or after treatment with braces? If so, how often will it need to be worn and for how long?
Orthodontics is a process of moving teeth through bone to new positions. The fibers attached to the teeth for support will try to return them toward their old positions before new fibers and bone are produced. Following active orthodontic treatment, retainers will be placed to maintain the new positions of the teeth. Once stabilization occurs, continued retainer wear is recommended. Like all parts of the body, teeth and bone are constantly changing and adapting. Only regular wear of the retainers will keep movement to a minimum.
Will my child need to wear headgear or expander? If so, how often and for how long?
At the completion of the initial examination, we will determine whether a patient will need an expander to widen the bones of the upper jaw or a headgear to move the upper bones back or forward while the lower jaw continues to grow. The use of these appliances is dependant on the bony positions and not on the positions of the teeth on the bone that supports them.
Dr.Rashbaum's office is brand new furnished with the latest modern equipment. The doctor has kept up with all modern orthodontic systems. He developed many, as he was the main advisor for 38 years for the largest growing orthodontic company GAC International. Dr.Rashbaum understands orthodontics is not just putting some braces and wires on a patient. It is a dental procedure that includes diagnosis, the prevention of dental problems and correcting facial problems. The office works together to make every family happy. Orthodontics is a life changing experience.