4 Benefits of Invisalign Over Traditional Braces

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?

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, …

Invisalign First Multiphased Orthodontic Treatment: A New Way to Treat Younger Patients

Recently Align Technology announced a new Invisalign product designed specifically for younger children. Invisalign clear aligners have proven to be a great alternative to braces as well a very effective treatment option for adults and teens. But now young patients can also be treated with Invisalign’s advanced orthodontic technology! Invisalign First clear aligners are designed with features specific to younger patients with …

The ALF (Advanced Lightwire Functional) Appliance and Why Dr. Janet Stoess-Allen Uses it to Treat Patients at Park Avenue Orthodontics

While braces may be the most traditional way to straighten your smile, there are other devices out there that correct various underlying issues in the mouth, such as those related to alignment. Among these is a tool called the ALF appliance, which stands for Advanced Lightwire Functional. The ALF appliance is a non-traditional orthodontic treatment method that addresses the underlying …

Are Braces A Thing of the Past?

For many years, braces were the only option in order to correct imperfections in our smiles. Invisalign aligners are the clear alternative to metal braces for adults and teens. These clear aligners are the virtually invisible way to improve your smile. With the advanced technology of Invisalign Clear Aligners, people often ask the question, “Are braces a thing of the past?” …

The Cost of Invisalign vs. Braces

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

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

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!

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?

     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 …