Invisalign vs Traditional Braces: Which is Right for You?

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Metal braces were the gold standard for straightening teeth for many years. They are still highly popular today, but increasingly, patients and orthodontists are turning to Invisalign treatment, billed as the “clear alternative to braces.” Both braces and Invisalign clear aligners work well, and in most cases, patients can choose whichever they prefer. Here is some information to help you …

Why Summer is the Perfect Season to Start Orthodontic Treatment

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The school year is over and summer is here! While summer may be a great time for people get in some much needed rest and relaxation, it is also the perfect time to start orthodontic treatment. If you’ve been putting off a much needed first visit to an orthodontist, here are a few reasons why summer is a wonderful season …

4 Benefits of Invisalign Over Traditional Braces

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If your teeth are crooked or misaligned, it is vital to have them corrected. Straight teeth are easier to keep clean, minimizing your risk for tooth decay or gum disease, they make chewing more efficient, reducing the chances of issues with your jaw joint, and they can boost your self-confidence. While metal braces remain a popular choice for straightening teeth, …

Do You Need to See an Orthodontist for Invisalign?

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If you want to straighten your teeth, you have likely considered Invisalign, billed as “the clear alternative to braces.” The treatment is readily available at many dentists’ offices, but you might wonder whether to see an orthodontist instead. Here is what you should know. Invisalign replaces the wires and metal brackets of traditional braces with a series of clear, custom-fitted, …

The Cost of Invisalign vs. Braces

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While most adults want straighter teeth, from a social and professional perspective, wearing metal braces does not seem to be an option. Invisalign is a great alternative, achieving the same results with custom-made clear, removable aligners. But how does the cost compare to that of braces? According to Dr. Janet Stoess-Allen of Park Avenue Orthodontics in New York City, at …

Happy New Year from Park Avenue Orthodontics

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It’s a new year! Celebrate! As we begin 2018, we especially want to thank all patients past, present, and future.    Since the doors of Park Avenue Orthodontics opened in the year 2000, Dr. Stoess-Allen and her staff members have tried to not only provide excellence in orthodontic treatment, but also tried to go above and beyond for their patients, …

Do-It-Yourself vs. Trained Orthodontics

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As you may have noticed, ads for do-it-yourself home aligner treatments are all over social media and television. These ads claim to provide identical results for about half the price of what you would pay when treated by an orthodontist. The home treatment process involves a do-it-yourself impression kit, making your own mold of your teeth, and taking several photos …

Park Avenue Orthodontics Wishes You a Happy Thanksgiving!

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It’s Thanksgiving week. Because of this the entire team at Park Avenue Orthodontics wants to share how thankful we are for all our patients.    “We are a boutique orthodontic practice with the specific goals of giving patients the ultimate in personalized care,” says Dr. Janet Stoess-Allen. “As a result of this, we have developed a patient following who come …

Invisalign or Braces: What’s Best for You?

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     According to Dr. Janet Stoess-Allen of Park Avenue Orthodontics in New York City, “I have found that Invisalign has had such great improvements in their material and their optimized attachments to create specific movements of the teeth, that I am able to treat most every single type of orthodontic patient.”      For example, Dr. Stoess-Allen has especially …

What is the Difference between an Orthodontist and a Dentist?

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Orthodontists and dentists both improve the oral health of patients, but in very different ways. Dentistry is a broad medical specialty that deals with the teeth, gum, nerves, and jaw, while orthodontics specializes in correcting bites, occlusion, and the straightness of teeth. Orthodontists are dentists as well, but they go through additional special training to learn how to straighten teeth. “To …