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, …

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

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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

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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?” …

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 …