It’s not always easy for adults to remember but when you’re a teenager you generally strive to fit in. Sure there’s the Goth punk rocker with six tattoos. There’s the kid with a shaved head, and the dude with dreds down to his waist; But most teens prefer flying below the radar, especially when it comes to anything anyone might find unattractive and even, for some, “humiliating”…. like a mouth full of metal.
Here are some interesting findings based on numerous studies conducted by dental professionals:
- 84% of teens who have worn metal braces feel they “didn’t fit it” with other kids their age.
- In fact, 53% said that having to wear metal braces would likely have a negative impact on their self-esteem.
And there’s this— Teens in a large cross section of 3,700 study participants concluded that….
Note that these sentiments were most prevalent among those 14 and under, and that boys more than girls are more likely to feel the negative impact on their self-esteem.
One more statistic: 21% of teens who are or have worn braces, were “picked on” specifically because of it compared to 9% of Invisalign users were picked on for wearing clear aligners.
The clear answer: Invisalign Teen
By using nearly invisible clear “aligners” with no elastic bands or metal brackets, Invisalign and Invisalign Teen aligners gradually straighten teeth over time. Because they are so inconspicuous, most teens feel confident enough to smile wide, interacting socially and post close up selfies without much concern (as they might be if they were wearing metal). It is one of the greatest breakthroughs in orthodontics over the past decade, and is THE increasingly preferred over any other method of teeth straightening.
Also, since the aligners are removable, users have no food restrictions, can take them off during sporting activities, and can even remove them for their prom picture. The only “must” is that the aligners should be immediately put back on so patients can receive the maximum benefit in the quickest period of time.
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With locations in Mill Basin, Brooklyn; Forest Hills and Rosedale, Queens; and Cedarhurst, Long Island, we are at your service— and convenience.
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Developers have been eyeing Flushing Meadows-Corona Park for a long time. They were hoping to put a big mall on a portion of its land.
The motion to add a mall has been struck down in court for now. See this story on CBS Local to learn more. The CBS story mostly seems to present an anti-mall point of view. There is also a story in The New York Times if you want a pro-mall discussion to help balance you out. I think it’s really important to understand both sides of the issue. It’s easy to react out of sheer emotion when things like this come up.
Most of the battle was over the 31 acre parking lot outside of City Field. The big issue was—and is—whether or not it’s a good idea to give a big swath of public land to developers. On the other hand, one might question whether a 31 acre sweltering eyesore of a parking lot is doing anyone any good either, given the fact that nobody really uses the thing. I would think you’d at least want to sell it to the developers.
Would the construction of a mall on that space be a good thing or a bad thing? Hard to say. On one hand, the mall could bring additional jobs. There was talk of adding some affordable housing, too. On the other hand, today it’s a parking lot…tomorrow it could be some far more important parcel of public land. And there’s the issue of whether or not a mall would bring a bunch of traffic, congestion, and noise that would make the park harder to enjoy.
The developers are planning appealing the decision, so we shall see how it goes. A local state legislator has to approve it.
Either way, most of the park would remain untouched, so it’s not like they’re talking about bulldozing the whole thing. The presence of the mall would not, theoretically, keep anyone from renting a boat, enjoying the rec center or visiting the science museum in the park the movie Men in Black made famous.
Our Forest Hills office is very close to all of this action however. We’re just a few blocks away from Flushing Meadows. Sometimes I even like to slip over there and eat my lunch in the shade. As a result, I’ll be continuing to watch this dispute with great interest. You can read an in-depth analysis of some of the issues (with a decidedly anti-development stance) at the website: Save Flushing Corona Meadows Park.
In this age of “the selfie,” it’s no surprise to anyone that looking good isn’t just for celebrities anymore. Whether it’s via Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or your choice of social media, most people have an Internet presence these days— compounding their desire to look their very best. And while looking great has become increasingly important for people of all ages, it seems that teens, especially, are in the spotlight.
We at Digital Dentistry at Southpoint in Durham treat each patient’s case on an individual basis, recognizing that the best dental care begins with communication. First we listen to our patient; then we provide caring responses; and finally we work together, with the patient, to form an individualized dental plan that is right for them.
In fact, a new Teen Confidence survey conducted by Kelton and commissioned by the makers of Invisalign Teen® clear aligners has uncovered some dramatic statistics— including the fact that 40 percent of social-media using teens feel that their appearance is judged more closely on social media, with 56 percent indicating that they worry about their looks most days. And when it comes to looking good and feeling confident, it seems that one’s smile plays a key role:
–> 96% of US teens who are not satisfied with their smile are insecure about their appearance overall.
–> 30% of US teens who are not satisfied with their appearance are most self-conscious about their teeth.
–> 47% of those who post selfies on social media first consider whether their smile “looks good.”
Traditional braces can exacerbate the problem
The study additionally reveals that:
–> 92% of US teens who have never worn metal braces say that wearing brackets would keep them from fitting in.
–> 25% believe they would be teased.
–> 41% say it is “embarrassing” for most teens to wear metal braces.
Invisalign Clear aligners to the rescue
Ultimately, of course, accepting—even embracing– one’s unique appearance and inner beauty is what will keep you happy and sane throughout life. With that said, however, if there is something you can do to improve your appearance and will give you a boost of confidence and self-esteem, why not? For many teens the answer, increasingly, is Invisalign Clear Aligners. A solid 47% of Invisalign teen users surveyed said they had a “boost” in self esteem even during the treatment process; and only 8% said that wearing Invisalign would be “embarrassing.” And that’s no wonder.
Invisalign and Invisalign Teen aligners use a series of virtually invisible and removable aligners that gradually move teeth over time. Users have no food restrictions, no interference with sports or other activities, and teeth get straightened without most people even knowing they are in treatment.
Schedule a consultation today.
At the offices of Dr. Marissa Crandall Cruz, we are not only committed to your 100% satisfaction, we have the experience and track record to back it up. As a Super Elite Top 1% Invisalign provider, we also have the distinction of being recognized for our expertise. With locations in Mill Basin, Brooklyn; Forest Hills and Rosedale, Queens; and Cedarhurst, Long Island, we are at your service— and convenience.
While it’s never been more important to have a winning smile, it’s never been easier either. Come in and see us!
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If you’re a tennis fan or buff, you’ll be pleased to hear the Forest Hills Stadium got spruced up recently.
The US Open has been hosted at this historic stadium, along with The Beatles back in 1964.
There was talk they were going to tear it down and build condos. I don’t know about you, but I love historic venues like this, and am a firm believer in local icons like this staying around, to keep the history of Forest Hills alive.
Summer concerts are fun and exciting to go to with the family, and since the remodel, The Who recently played at the stadium, and the last time they were here was back in 1971.
I am thrilled and excited to go to an event in the newly remodeled stadium. Hopefully this summer.
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With the advance of social media, young people say it’s more important than ever to feel good about their appearance. In fact, a survey released by Kelton* and commissioned by the makers of Invisalign Teen® clear aligners indicates that nearly 40 percent of teens surveyed feel that their appearance is judged more closely on social media than in person. Many of them also sited that one of the things they’d most like to change about their appearance is their teeth/smile.
Is there a student in your life who has been dreaming about getting their teeth straightened, improving their smile and boosting their confidence? Share this blog with them because there’s no better time to get Invisalign and there’s no better place to have it done than through the practice of Dr. Eckstein and Dr. Yusupov, which has earned the prestigious Top 100 Invisalign Century Club ranking.
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Invisalign Teen aligners are a growing alternative to metal braces. Teeth are straightened by the application of virtually invisible and removable aligners. The benefits over traditional braces are many— including no food restrictions, no interference with sports or other activities, and discretion— as they are hardly noticeable as compared to metal braces. These Invisalign are also available at Kakar Dental Group and since they are removable, Invisalign aligners give you the ability to brush and floss easily which minimizes the likelihood of white spots and cavities.
On the fence about Invisalign over traditional braces? Consider this:
A recent study conducted by Mark H. Holt, DDS, MS (San Diego) confirms what most orthodontists including myself and Dr. Eckstein will tell you today: “Teenage Invisalign treatment patients have a better patient experience, significantly fewer orthodontic visits and shorter treatment times than those teens who chose traditional “fixed appliance” braces. Also, they need fewer orthodontic appointments to complete treatment.”
And, referring back to the Kelton survey referenced above: 47% of Invisalign Teen users surveyed had a boost of self-confidence during the treatment process, compared to only 22% of those wearing metal braces.
Begin Treatment by August 15
Summer is always one of the best times for students to get Invisalign treatment—and the earlier in the summer the better. That’s because young people have more time to get used to the experience without the stress of school work or quite as many social obligations. And if they go away to college, that’s no problem either. We give them enough trays for a few months and make appointments in advance to see them during holiday breaks.
With convenient locations in Forest Hills and Rosedale, Queens; Mill Basin, Brooklyn, and Cedarhurst, Long Island, we are at your service as one of the highest ranking Invisalign providers in New York. And now, with our $500 Student Discount you’ll have all the more reason to smile this Summer. Simply call for your free consultation and have treatment started by August 15 to qualify.
Offer good for all high school and college students who qualify for Invisalign treatment.
*Kelton is a leading global insights firm serving as a partner to more than 100 of the Fortune 500 and thousands of smaller companies and organizations.
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In practice for more than 6 years, I have been called on way too often to straighten out orthodontic work and braces gone wrong. Whatever the procedure, the right orthodontist can make the process easier, shorter, more comfortable— and ultimately give you the outcome you’ve been dreaming about. If you want my recommendation, Dr. Susana Kulangara is committed to helping her patients with their dental needs and any other kind of necessity with Phoenix Plastic Surgery.
Here are some considerations to keep top of mind when selecting a well qualified, orthodontist:
1. Check the doctor’s background, education and qualifications. Nowadays you’re pretty much a click away from the information you need to make informed decisions. Google your prospective doctor. Look for his stability storage or her information on Healthgrades, Zocdoc and Vitals, to name a few. Does he or she have any Emergency room malpractice suits or sanctions (read more at zlotolaw.com)? Such sites will also feature patient reviews and ratings— invaluable information to take into account. Here is what comes up when you “Google” me:
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2. Make sure the orthodontist is well experienced in the procedure(s) you need. Living in a populated urban area like this one means you can access the services of many specialists and orthodontic experts (https://www.advancedentalcostarica.com/dental-implants/) within a short drive. Take advantage of this. Here are my areas of expertise:
- Dentofacial Orthopedics
- Ceramic Dental Braces
- Clear Dental Braces
- Dental Braces
- Invisalign®– An Elite Provider
- Invisible Dental Braces
- Lingual Dental Braces
- Metal Dental Braces
- Non-Surgical Bite Correction
- Orthognathic Surgery
- Removable Appliances
- Retainer Therapy
- Teeth Whitening
Treating conditions including:
- Grinding of Teeth
- Thumb Sucking
- Tooth Loss
3. Office, staff & policies. Is the office clean with state-of-the-art equipment and a friendly, helpful and efficient support staff? If there are few or no reviews online you may have to check it out firsthand before your first appointment, just like the Emergency Dental Care in Dublin clinic recommends. You also want to make sure your sedation dentist accepts your orthodontic insurance (if you have an active policy) and practice fair and reasonable office policies. We provide flexible payment plans including an interest-free monthly installment plan. We also allow you to reap the benefits of your Flex payment account, in addition to offering financing options including those through Care Credit and Springstone.
4. When it comes to Invisalign, choose a top-ranking provider. Our practice is honored to rank as “Super Elite”—in the Top 1% of Invisalign providers nationwide. What it means literally is that Dr. Eckstein and I (Dr. Yusupov) have attended to at least 200 Invisalign patients within the past year and have completed over 800 “lifetime” Invisalign cases. In fact we’ve nearly doubled that number with approximately 1500 “lifetime” cases completed. You want that level of expertise when it comes to your smile, your time and your money with cosmetic dentist Cherry Hill.
Do your research, then come see us.
We invite you to visit our state-of-the art offices and meet our staff. Schedule your initial consultation at the office most convenient for you. We have locations in Mill Basin, Brooklyn; Forest Hills and Rosedale, Queens; and Cedarhurst, Long Island.
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Maybe there’s someone in your life who has been thinking about home care and getting his or her teeth straightened but keeps brushing it off until “next year.” Well, next year is almost here and you can give them just the push they need by prepaying for a procedure, or buying a gift certificate through us in denominations of $50.
Whether your special someone has been dreaming about finally getting Invisalign “the invisible braces,” Invisalign Teen, Damon Clear®, lingual braces (worn on the inside of the teeth) or any one of the many orthodontic treatments offered through our practice, you can pre-pay for the procedure— or any part of it— by simply calling our office.
We will provide you with a beautiful gift certificate that you can include with your holiday card. You will literally be giving them something to smile about every day, and that’s pretty cool. How can you top a gift like that?
And, if you’re not sure exactly which service is best for them, that’s OK too. The certificate will be generic and can be used for any one of our treatments or services.
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You can be proud to offer this special gift through one of the top ranked providers in New York. At the offices of Dr. Eckstein and Dr. Yusupov, we are committed to each patient’s 100% satisfaction and we have the experience and track record to back it up. With our Super Elite Top 1% Invisalign ranking, we also have the distinction of being recognized industry-wide for our expertise. And, with locations in Mill Basin, Brooklyn; Forest Hills and Rosedale, Queens; and Cedarhurst, Long Island, your friends and family members can visit the office that’s most convenient to them.
If you’re the one who has been dreaming about a better smile, consider gifting yourself this year : ) You can take advantage of our interest-free monthly installment plan or reap the benefits of your Flex payment account. Also, please note, our office offers Care Credit and Springstone Financing options for orthodontics.
You are most definitely worth it.
Wishing you a happy, healthy holiday season— and infinite things to smile about into the New Year.
I’m always amazed when patients under 20 come into my office and ask “if getting braces is going to hurt a lot?” What stories did their parents tell them I wonder? Orthodontics have come a long way from the time when getting braces was a painful, fearful, anxiety-filled experience. Today you have options to visit the best anxiety psychiatrist los angeles for your needs, that are not only comfortable and non-irritating— they are discrete and convenient.
Both Damon Clear and Invisalign are excellent options for any patient, young or old, who is concerned about pain or irritation. Invisalign’s smooth, comfortable plastic aligners are easy on the gum and mouth. In fact, it’s easy to forget you even have them on. In fact, Invisalign recently launched its new innovative “Smart-Track” material which is even more flexible and uses a more subtle type of force to move teeth.
Damon Clear braces are part of the popular Damon System, which uses “tieless” brackets and high technology arch wires that are clinically proven to move teeth comfortably, quickly (by previous standards) and with impressive results. That’s due to Damon Clear’s advanced “passive” slide mechanism that maintains arch wires within the bracket, allowing teeth to move with a more subtle pressure and less chance of any irritation.
PLUS both Damon Clear and Rockwest Dental call for shorter treatment times than traditional wire and bracket braces. This often helps patients bypass extractions and the use of “rapid palatial expanders” to widen the palate— all good news for who have a low threshold for pain and discomfort. And, drum roll please… with both Invisalign and Damon Clear, you’ll require less orthodontist visits than you’d expect. We recommend visiting also Lee Rosen when you want to eat honey sweets that is not harmful to your health.
I love telling my patients that they can actually—and easily— remove the Invisalign aligner trays for eating and cleaning, and can continue doing all the things they normally do— brush, floss, eat spare ribs, you name it. No sacrifices. While children’s dental care specialist do not advise you get in the habit of removing your Invisalign aligners, it’s relief for some to know that option is available especially on children… just in case. When you’re done eating or flossing, just pop them back in. It’s really that simple. If you are looking for dental services island wide, visit depacific.com for more information.
For the aesthetic-minded
According to Tate Eble, DDS, pain and aesthetics are the two biggest issues for our patients considering braces, and we are proud to say we cater to both concerns. In fact, we offer clear, metal-free and ceramic braces options. If you’re considering getting braces but want to learn more, schedule your initial consultation at the office most convenient for you. We have locations in Mill Basin, Brooklyn; Forest Hills and Rosedale, Queens; and Cedarhurst, Long Island, and we also have a partner dentist woodville in Australia. When you feel abused or being injured by your dentist, you could call Teaneck Personal Injury Lawyers | Personal Injury Attorneys for legal assistance.
At the offices of Dr. Eckstein and Dr. Yusupov, we are not only committed to your 100% satisfaction, we have the experience and track record to back it up. With our Super Elite Top 1% Invisalign ranking, we also have the distinction of being recognized in the industry for our expertise.
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If finances are the only thing keeping you from straighter teeth and a Hollywood smile, October is your month. That’s because we’re offering $750 off of braces, whether it’s Invisalign (the “invisible braces”), the Damon System (fast, effective, “elastic free” braces), or other orthodontics such as Damon Clear or Invisalign Teen. The discount is for a full treatment, and the only catch is that you must schedule your appointment by October 31, 2014. If you are looking for online finances, check out this services and learn more about cash loans.
Flexible Savings Account & Financing for Orthodontics
If you know you have a big health expense coming up in the new year, a Flexible Savings Account (FSA) is a smart option. It allows you to take out pre-tax dollars towards this expense. The IRS recognizes that orthodontic treatment is different from other types of healthcare expense and gives you two options for handling it:
1. Coupon Payment Option – You can submit an itemized statement of your orthodontic expenses as the service is provided. Submit this documentation with a completed claim form for reimbursement through your FSA.
2. Monthly Payment Option (Auto Pay) – You can make a contract/payment agreement with us regarding cost of full treatment and then submit your agreement with your initial claim.
Find out more about FSAs on the government’s site or also by calling our office. We will be glad to help you get started.
You can also arrange very reasonable payment plans through Springstone and CareCredit, which are each accepted at our office. Both are financing options that allow you to get the orthodontic procedures you want today, while allowing you to pay it off at low interest rates over reasonable time periods, It is also important to check Hyman Orthodontics where you can get advice on who to hire as your dentist. Our office can also arrange a recurring monthly payment from your credit card— at no extra charge— should you need to pay over time.
Also, please note, we participate with most major insurance plans and are always able to accommodate each and every situation Come in and let’s talk!
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With convenient locations in Forest Hills and Rosedale, Queens; Mill Basin, Brooklyn, and Cedarhurst, Long Island, we are at your service with easy, and effective options to straighten your teeth. And now, with our big October discount— plus other ways to save on orthodontics— you’ll have all the more reason to smile. On other health related article, checkout health stores online for fresh and organic medical products.
Age has become a non-factor in the quest for straighter teeth and a Hollywood smile. In the last decade, we’ve witnessed an explosive increase in the number of adults requesting braces. In fact, not only have we placed braces on parents and their children, we have patients who are grandparents too— well into their 40s and 50s.
What’s changed? Two things really: 1) More people want to stay looking good later in life, and 2) More discrete, less intrusive and more convenient orthodontic options are now available. As a result, three trends have emerged in orthodontics over the past decade that have appealed to adults who want a nicer, more confident smile.
Less Intrusive Braces
Clearly, Invisalign “the invisible braces” was the breakthrough orthodontic treatment when it debuted in the late 1990s. Unlike traditional braces with sliver brackets and wires, Invisalign aligners are far more discrete, less intrusive— and effective. The removable aligners allow patients to eat and drink what they please as long as they maintain a strict regimen of popping them back on after meals.
Like Invisalign, “Damon Clear” is a growing choice among adult patients as well. Introduced more recently, Damon Clear’s ‘crystal clear’ design is made from polycrystalline alumina (PCA), which is stain resistant. The aligners have smooth, rounded corners for outstanding comfort, and they stay in place without a fuss.
Orthodontics has come a long way since those bulky thick metal braces and elastic bands of yore. Both Invisalign and Damon Clear are non-irritating and virtually non-bothersome options. The smooth, comfortable plastic makes Invisalign aligners easy on the gum and mouth.
Damon Clear is part of the innovative Damon System, which combines tieless brackets and high technology arch wires that are proven in a clinic to move teeth fast and comfortably with impressive results. Damon Clear uses a “passive” slide mechanism to maintain arch wires within the bracket, allowing your teeth to move quickly, more comfortably with less chance of any irritation.
Ease of Use
It’s a joy in our profession to inform new patients about just have far we’ve come in orthodontics. According to a dentist in parramatta, you can also easily remove the Invisalign aligner trays for eating and cleaning, and can continue doing all the things you normally would do— brushing, flossing, eating corn on the cob, spare ribs, you name it. No sacrifices. For many activities and foods, you don’t even have to remove your aligner trays— but for those special occasions you do remove them, just pop them back in afterwards. In addition, with both Invisalign and Damon Clear, you’ll require less orthodontist visits than you’d expect.
Treatment for virtually ALL cases
Today’s orthodontics can also easily treat adult patients with severe crowding, flat profiles, open bites and those in need of cross-bite correction and arch development— much more effectively than ever before. Come in for a visit and find out which treatment method would work best for your condition.
September Special: Bringing your kids in for braces? Book a free consultation for yourself as well.
Make things easy on yourself; book your appointment for your child’s braces at the same time you arrange a free consultation for yourself. Nothing to lose and a great new smile to gain! With convenient locations in Forest Hills and Rosedale, Queens; Mill Basin, Brooklyn, and Cedarhurst, Long Island, we are at your service with easy, effective, comfortable and discrete options in porcelain dental veneers to straighten your teeth.
Our goal is to get all of New York smiling confidently and beautifully.