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Dr. Ankush Khanna

Why Orthodontic Offices are Closed Because of COVID-19 (Plus, How to Keep Your Smile Healthy at Home)

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I know some of our Park Slope Invisalign and braces patients have been wondering why we’re closed except for emergency appointments during the coronavirus pandemic. Well, we followed guidance from a number of health and government officials that stated orthodontists and other dental professionals should close their doors to all elective procedures for the safety of the patients, the team, the doctor, and the community as a whole. As a healthcare professional, it’s my responsibility to do my part to help flatten the curve. What’s Considered an Elective Procedure? In normal life, it might not feel like orthodontic treatment is…

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Important Message – Extended Office Closure

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Hello Everyone, I am writing to inform you that we will not be reopening the office on April 6th as originally anticipated. Based on Governor Cuomo’s mandate for closure through April 15th, we can only assist with emergencies at this time, which is limited to severe pain, bleeding, or infection. The federal recommendation and that of the ADA are currently to remain closed to all non-essential elective procedures until April 30th. We are watching the same news updates as all of you and evaluating when the earliest possible time will be to reopen in a manner that is safe for everyone. I…

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FAQ guide for patients during COVID-19

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Dear Family, Due to these unprecedented and rapidly changing circumstances, we know you might have some questions about the covid-19 pandemic and how it may affect your orthodontic care. Our team has put together this FAQ to help you gain some amount of clarity in this part of your life. We are here to support you and will continue to find new ways to provide you with world-class orthodontic care. How long will our office be closed? *UPDATED March 30th at 2:54 pm – We will be closed until April 30th. o Our office is currently scheduled to reopen on…

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What Age Should My Child Visit an Orthodontist?

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Today we have a guest post from Dr. Ryan Streight of Craig & Streight Orthodontics. His practice has offices in Oklahoma City, Mustang and Norman, Oklahoma. Dr. Streight is a friend and fellow orthodontist who will be talking about the age kids should first see an orthodontist for an assessment. Thanks for inviting me to post on your blog, Dr. Khanna! I know a question I hear fairly often at my own practice and I’m sure you do as well is: What age should my child visit an orthodontist? Well, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends kids see an orthodontist…

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Invisalign and Braces for Adults: Teeth-Straightening Options for Grown-Ups

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Am I too old for braces? Is Invisalign worth it if I’m in my forties or fifties? As a Park Slope orthodontist, these are questions I hear all of the time. The answer is, it’s never too late to get a smile you love, and we can achieve great results at any age with Invisalign®, 3M™ Clarity™ aligners or braces. In fact, orthodontic treatment can greatly improve an adult’s quality of life. This is why, currently, more than one in four orthodontic patients in North America are 18 years old or over. If you’ve been considering straightening your teeth, read…

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10 Awesome & FREE Things to do in Brooklyn for the Holidays

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The holidays are nearly here and the team at Fresh Orthodontics is ready to celebrate! Thankfully, living and working in Brooklyn means there are plenty of opportunities for holiday fun and we plan on taking full advantage. Want to get in on the excitement? Well, we’re sharing 10 fun and free things to do in Brooklyn for the holidays:   1. Holiday Lighting Party: Downtown Brooklyn Gets Lit!  – Head to Albee Square (corner of Fulton and Bond) on Thursday, November 21 at 5pm for a free holiday lighting party. This event will kick off the holidays in Brooklyn with…

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School Lunch Ideas for Kids and Teens in Braces

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School Lunch Ideas for Kids and Teens in Braces A new school year is underway. As a parent myself, I know the first few months of school can be hectic. With trying to get the kids out of the door on time and juggling after-school activities, the thought of coming up with school lunch ideas every day on top of that can be overwhelming. If your kiddo or teen is in braces, it can seem even more daunting. Fresh Orthodontics is here to help! I’ll be covering what to eat with braces from the cafeteria and foods to avoid, as…

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Fresh Orthodontics is the Brooklyn Center for Invisalign®

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As a Park Slope orthodontist and Platinum Invisalign Provider, I’ve perfected a lot of smiles with Invisalign. In fact, Fresh Orthodontics is your Brooklyn Center for Invisalign and we’re among the leading providers in the city. While braces are still a great option, I know many patients love the esthetics and convenience of Invisalign and Invisalign Teen. Well, my team and I are here to help! After all, we firmly believe you should feel just as confident with the form of treatment you choose as you will when you see your results. 

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12 FREE (or almost free) Kids Activities in Brooklyn This Summer: Our Fourth Annual Guide

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Summer is our favorite time of year at Fresh Orthodontics. The days are longer, the weather is warmer and we can finally swap our boots and jackets for shorts and sandals. Summer also gives us more time to spend with our families, exploring and enjoying everything our neighborhood has to offer. For the past three years, we’ve shared the best fun and free summer activities for kids in the Park Slope area. Our Brooklyn orthodontist clients always love our annual round-up, so we’ve brought it back for another year — and with two bonus additions, it’s better than ever! Trust…

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The 17 Best Brooklyn Coffee Shops

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There are so many amazing things about Brooklyn: the parks, the shopping, the awesome events, the food and your favorite Park Slope orthodontist, to name a few. Another thing we really excel at in our borough is the coffee! Our coffee shops are second to none. It makes sense. After all, in the 19th and early 20th century, the Arbuckle Brothers operated the largest coffee company in the United States out of Brooklyn and even roasted and sold the country’s first popular coffee brand, Ariosa. Our borough’s obsession with coffee continues to this day. Whether you just want to grab…

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