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July 21, 2022

Your Guide to Straightening Your Teeth With Spark™ Aligners

When Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen hit the market, they were revolutionary. It was the first time patients could really straighten their teeth without braces. It was also the only option for clear aligners for quite a while. Though I still offer Invisalign and I’ve perfected thousands of smiles with the treatment, I’ve expanded the clear aligner offerings here at Fresh Orthodontics.  Now, I’m a Brooklyn Spark clear aligners provider. This Invisalign alternative gives my patients another option to choose. The high-tech aligner system fits with my mission to achieve excellent results comfortably, efficiently, and conveniently. If you’re not familiar with…
Our 7th Annual Guide to Fun & Free Kids’ Activities in Brooklyn for Summer 2022
June 10, 2022

Our 7th Annual Guide to Fun & Free Kids’ Activities in Brooklyn for Summer 2022

The weather is warming up, which can only mean one thing: It’s time for the Fresh Orthodontics’ annual guide to fun and free things to do with kids in Brooklyn this summer. Now in its seventh year, this round-up will help my fellow Brooklyn parents keep their kids engaged and entertained while school is out.  Catch a Puppet Show - Various Locations CityPark’s PuppetMobile will be taking its performance of Little Red’s Hood, an updated version of Little Red Riding Hood, on the road. The free performances for kids will be in English, Spanish and Mandarin and held at parks…
Young beautiful woman holding aligner standing over isolated pink background with a happy face standing and smiling with a confident smile showing teeth
April 7, 2022

Beyond Cosmetics: The Health Benefits of Braces & Clear Aligner Treatment

As someone who had braces as a teenager, I can tell you firsthand that the cosmetic benefits of braces and clear aligners are incredibly important. When you’re happy with how your smile looks, it gives you a huge boost in self-esteem and confidence. This can really be life changing for a lot of people, myself included!  But while improving the appearance of your smile is amazing and nothing to take lightly, it’s not the only reason to consider orthodontic treatment. Having straight teeth and a properly aligned, functional bite also enhances your oral health and, in turn, your overall health.…
Sleep Apnea in Children
February 24, 2022

What You Need to Know About Snoring, Teeth Grinding and Mouth Breathing in Kids

We all know kids need sleep in order for their brains and bodies to develop. It’s when they’re snoozing that growth actually occurs. But, sometimes, babies and little children aren’t sleeping as soundly as it may appear due to what is known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD). This can affect their development, ability to learn and even their mood (hey, you know how grumpy you get when you don’t get a good night’s sleep!).  Teeth grinding, snoring and mouth breathing are all signs of sleep apnea in kids. As a Park Slope orthodontist, I often…