Invisalign v. Braces

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Invisalign v. Braces: Are Braces a Thing of the Past? For many years, braces were the only option in order to correct orthodontic issues and achieve that perfect smile. When Invisalign hit the orthodontic scene in the 1990s, things changed.  Invisalign is the clear alternative to metal braces. These clear and removable aligners are a virtually invisible way to improve …

The Best Electric Toothbrushes, According to Dentists

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This article was originally posted on nymag.com here With ads for Quip lining subway cars and celebrities endorsing other electric models on Instagram (Khloé Kardashian’s Burst comes to mind), there seem to be more options for getting a powerful at-home teeth cleaning than ever before. For the most part, though, dentists we spoke with aren’t impressed by these newcomers and instead still recommend classics, like Philips …

Orthodontics in the Summer

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Kick Off Your Summer Right by Starting Orthodontic Treatment The school year is finally coming to an end and Summer 2019 is approaching us! While summer is the season for some much needed rest and relaxation, it is also the perfect time to start orthodontic treatment. If you’ve been putting off your first visit to an orthodontist, here are a …

At-Home Invisible Teeth Aligners Could Come Back to Bite You

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This article was originally published on nypost.com here. You’ve seen the trendy ads for mail-order dental aligners that took over bus stops and subway cars a few years ago: “Don’t watch the gap; close the gap.” “Straighten your smile in an average of six months.” The promise? To turn your snaggletoothed frown upside down without the pricey services of an …

How to Ensure Healthy Orthodontics Treatment Experiences

How to Ensure Healthy Orthodontics Treatment Experiences for Your Kids

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This article was originally published on momtrends.com here. One of the most important things you can do for your child while they are undergoing orthodontic treatment is helping them follow a consistent oral care regimen. From forbidden foods, to brushing and flossing, Manhattan orthodontist Dr. Janet Stoess-Allen was kind enough to share her thoughts on how to help your kids …

Top 10 Invisalign Questions and Answers

Top Invisalign Questions and Answers

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The “clear alternative to braces” since the 1990s, Invisalign has exploded in popularity in recent years. Yet many people are unsure exactly what to expect from this thoroughly modern orthodontic treatment. Here are the top 10 questions and answers about Invisalign. Invisalign starts with a 3-D digital model of your current smile. We will then morph the model to show you …

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Park Avenue Orthodontics

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Dear Valued Patients, Family and Friends, As Thanksgiving approaches, we are looking to help those less fortunate. We are organizing a food drive for City Harvest here at Park Avenue Orthodontics.  If you would like to participate, please drop off canned and/or non- perishable goods at your next appointment. If you don’t have an appointment this month feel free to come …

What Exactly Is Invisalign and How Does It Work?

What Exactly Is Invisalign and How Does It Work?

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Known as “the clear alternative to braces” since the 1990s, Invisalign has recently exploded in popularity. If you are considering straightening your teeth with Invisalign, you may have some questions about what to expect. Here are the answers to some Invisalign frequently asked questions. Historically braces were the only treatment of choice for crowded teeth, crooked teeth, underbites, overbites, and …

Invisalign FAQs and Answers

Invisalign FAQs and Answers

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Known as “the clear alternative to braces” since the 1990s, Invisalign has recently exploded in popularity. If you are considering straightening your teeth with Invisalign, you may have some questions about what to expect. Here are the answers to some Invisalign frequently asked questions. Invisalign gently guides your teeth into the desired position with a series of comfortable, clear, medical …