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2052 S. Clinton Avenue
Rochester NY 14618

Phone: (585) 287-9420

http://www.arlenemesserdds.com

Mon: 7:30am - 4pm
Tues: 7:30am - 4pm
Wed: 7:30am - 4pm
Thurs: 7:30am - 4pm
Fri: 7:30am - 4pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed
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HI Justice!
Great question. Orthodontic treatment (braces) differs greatly from person to person, so the reason you are being advised to wait could be for a specific reason. However, one of the most common reasons why we might advise a patient to wait would be if they are younger and some of their adult teeth have not fully grown in, or "erupted" as we say. The orthodontist may wish to have all of the baby teeth out and all the adult teeth in before starting to correct issues. Another issue that may delay orthodontic treatment is restorative work. If you have a lot of cavities or areas that require restoration, that needs to be completed prior to placing braces. You may wish to have a second opinion about the braces or discuss with your doctor the reason for the delay in treatment.

I hope that helps!

Dr. Messer

Arlene Messer

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Education & Credentials

LVI - Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies
NYU - New York University College of Dentistry
AAOP - American Academy of Orofacial Pain
AACD - American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
ADA - American Dental Association
HDA - Holistic Dental Association
IAOMT - International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology
NYSDA - New York State Dental Association
AGD - Academy of General Dentistry
  • About the Dentist


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    A native of New York City, Dr. Messer received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1984 from New York University College of Dentistry. Her passion for dentistry drove her to seek post-graduate education that would allow her to provide patients with the kind of high-quality care she knew they...
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