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

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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?

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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

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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 …

Adults and Orthodontics

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Adults are seeking orthodontic treatment now more than ever! In fact the percentage of adults in active treatment has grown from about 15% to over 30% in 2017 alone. Appliances that are barely noticeable have been developed to give adults more discreet choices when it comes to orthodontic treatment. And many adults recognize that investing in their smile can have significant benefits, …

October is National Orthodontic Health Month

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It’s October, which means the season of pumpkin spice and leaves changing. While most associate the month with Halloween and trick-or-treating, many don’t know that October is also National Orthodontic Health Month. Orthodontic Health Month was created by the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) as a way to raise awareness of the benefits of orthodontic treatment and the importance of good …