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 …

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 …

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 …

What is the Difference between an Orthodontist and a Dentist?

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

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, …

Smile Confidently with Invisalign Teen

It’s the beginning of the beautiful season of Fall! But for kids and teens, that also means back to school! As they get their smiles ready for picture day, they are often plagued with self-doubt and a lack of confidence. According to a survey commissioned by the makers of Invisalign Teen®, struggles with appearance add to the angst teens feel. An overwhelming …

Using Invisalign to Treat TMD

Do you find yourself suffering from constant headaches? Jaw pain? Ringing in the ears? If so, you’re not alone. These are all symptoms of temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder, commonly referred to by the public as TMJ. The temporomandibular joint is the hinge connecting your jaw to your skull. You use it every time you talk, chew, and yawn, so likely, …

ACCELEDENT – Breakthrough way to speed up orthodontic treatment

Acceledent Manhattan Orthodontist, Dr. Janet Stoess-Allen and the rest of her team at Park Avenue Orthodontics are introducing a new procedure into their office called Acceledent; an accessory that is targeted towards people who have just gotten braces or Invisalign. You might be asking yourself, why would I need another treatment on top of my original treatment? The answer is, Acceledent …

The In’s and Out’s of Invisalign vs Braces:

 New York Orthodontist explains the in’s and outs of wearing braces OR Invisalign, patients can feel at ease now that they know exactly what to expect during their treatment process. After getting braces, what sort of maintenance is required? After getting braces, your diet needs to be slightly altered so that you avoid sticky, chewy or very hard to chew …

UNBRACE YOUR SELFIE: Teen Confidence Rising Through Smiles

Building and maintaining confidence among the teen population is a never endingchallenge for both teens and parents. Studies have shown that being satisfied with your smile contributes to building self confidence. With the advent of “selfies” (millions of selfies are posted each day on socialmedia platforms), beautiful smiles are becoming increasingly important in everyday teen lifestyles. In the typical unsteady …