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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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