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New York Office

18 E. 48th Street #501

New York, 10017

TMJ Orthodontics

At Bob Perkins, DDS, we approach orthodontics differently. While straight teeth are what many people think about when they hear the term orthodontics, oral and overall health are our focus when it comes to orthodontic treatment. We look at the bigger picture to determine how aligning teeth and the jaw can improve your health and your smile, using advanced techniques for the best results. Our office in New York City serves patients from the Manhattan area that are seeking orthodontic treatment for many different issues.

Orthodontics can help treat more than just crooked teeth or an overbite. Many different issues, including TMJ syndrome, can be caused by poor teeth and jaw positioning. We approach orthodontics both from a health and cosmetic angle to achieve results that can benefit our patients. It is more than just shifting the teeth but also looking at the framework of the mouth and jaw to ensure alignment. Our orthodontic experts use up to three phases to complete orthodontic care for our patients. The phases are tooth expansion, upper/lower jaw enhancement and teeth straightening. This can include braces and clear aligners, as well as other orthodontic treatments.

Our team effectively treats issues like TMJ/TMD, airway obstructive sleep apnea, oral breathing, chronic headaches and crooked smiles through orthodontic care. This can include re-positioning the jaw and aligning the teeth and arches for a beautiful smile and relief from many dental-based disorders.

Gummy Smile Treatment

Showing too much gum when you smile is not ideal. Many people are self-conscious because they have a “gummy” smile and may hide their grin. There are options to reduce the gummy appearance. However, many involve surgery, either surgically reducing the size of the upper jaw or removing bone and gum tissue to reveal more teeth for a less “gummy” smile. At Bob Perkins, DDS, we have other, less invasive options.

Whenever possible, we want to avoid surgery for our patients. To improve the appearance of a gummy smile, we offer two options. Laser removal of excess gum tissue is one option that can be done at our office to reveal more teeth and less gum when you smile. Another option is raising teeth up to show more tooth, without the need for surgery.

If you want orthodontic treatment in Manhattan that goes beyond just straightening your smile, come see us at Bob Perkins, DDS. Contact our office in NYC today to schedule your orthodontic consultation.

Our Happy Patients


Based on 18 reviews

Karen M.

He is the best dentist I have ever been to and I don’t see myself ever changing unless I move out of state. He is worth the drive from anywhere and it gives you a great reason to take a vacation day and to go to the beach as well.

Diana B.

I broke my tooth during the holidays and Dr Perkins saw me immediately even though he was supposed to leave for the holidays. And the staff are as charming and caring as he is. I walked out of there within an hour with my temporary tooth in place and not one ounce of pain. He’s the best !

Marissa B.

Always a pleasure to see the dentist knowing my smile is improving! Bob is caring and I tell all my good friends about him & people who appreciate beauty and attention to detail.

New York Office

Tel: (646) 760-5844

18 E. 48th Street #501

New York, 10017

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