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Can I Swim With Invisalign or Braces?

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Can I swim with Invisalign? Is it safe to swim with braces? Can I continue to play watersports during orthodontic treatment? These are some of the questions my team and I get from our Brooklyn Invisalign and braces patients throughout the warm weather months. To help you soak up the last few weeks of summer, I’ll be filling you in on the logistics of splashing around with your appliance.  Can I Swim With Braces on My Teeth? Absolutely! The idea that your appliance can rust is a braces myth. Braces are made of a rust-resistant, titanium alloy material. After all,…

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Fun & Free Kids Activities in Brooklyn for Summer 2021: Our 6th Annual Guide

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7 Affordable & Free Kids Activities in Brooklyn for Summer 2021: Our 6th Annual Guide The Fresh Orthodontics team is back with our 6th annual guide to fun, affordable and/or free kids’ activities. When we’re not perfecting smiles with Brooklyn Invisalign® and braces treatment, you’ll find many of us spending time with our own children, including Dr. Ankush Khanna himself.  To help give our fellow parents a leg up on finding kids activities in Brooklyn for summer 2021, we’re sharing a round-up of family-friendly activities, most of which are free! Just be sure to check the event websites ahead of time…

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10 Braces Tips to Help You Breeze Through Your First Week of Treatment

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10 Braces Tips to Help You Breeze Through Your First Week of Treatment Getting braces put on is a momentous occasion! It means, before you know it, you’ll have straight teeth, a healthy bite, and a fantastic smile. While once you get used to your new hardware, you’ll barely even notice it, your first week of braces can seem a little daunting. To help you sail through this adjustment period, I’m sharing some of the braces tips that work for my Brooklyn braces patients. The Process of Getting Braces Before we dive into the braces tips, let’s talk about what happens…

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What is an Overbite (Deep Bite) and How Can it be Fixed?

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What is an Overbite (Deep Bite) and How Can it be Fixed?   As a certified specialist in orthodontics, my area of expertise is in preventing, diagnosing and treating issues with the positioning or alignment of the teeth and jaws, technically called malocclusion. One of the most common types of malocclusion my team and I see is an excessive overbite, or deep bite. Thankfully, as many of our Brooklyn Invisalign® and braces patients can attest, at Fresh Orthodontics, we can create a personalized treatment plan to correct an overbite and help you achieve a smile you love.  In this post,…

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12 Enormous Benefits of Early Orthodontic Treatment for Your Kids

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There’s a reason the American Association of Orthodontists suggests children have their first orthodontist visit at seven years old. It’s because, by this age, their first permanent molars and incisors are usually in place, and their mouth and jaw have grown enough to give us a sneak peek at how their teeth and bite are shaping up during an early orthodontic treatment consultation session.  In many cases, when our youngest patients visit our Brooklyn orthodontic office, I’ll check them out and send them on their way. They’ll come back periodically so I can monitor them and determine when it’s the…

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12 Tips for Fighting Bad Breath With Braces or Invisalign ®

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        Fighting Bad Breath With Braces or Invisalign: Your braces or clear aligners are doing their thing, your teeth are shifting into place, and your sweet, new smile is taking shape but there’s just one problem: You have a case of dragon breath. Well, it happens, even when you’re not in orthodontic treatment, but clear aligners and braces appliances can make you more susceptible to bad breath if you don’t give them the TLC they deserve. The good news is, fighting bad breath with braces and Invisalign is simple. To help, I’m sharing what causes bad breath…

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4 Smart Ways to Reduce Your Braces or Invisalign Cost

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  Are Braces or Invisalign Cost High or Low? How much do braces cost? How much is Invisalign? Braces or Invisalign Cost? These are by far the most common questions I get from patients when they visit our Brooklyn orthodontics practice. Ultimately, your braces or Invisalign cost will depend on a variety of factors, including the complexity of your case, and the only way to find out the cost of orthodontic treatment is to come in for a complimentary consultation. Once I’ve had a chance to examine your bite and develop an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan, my team can…

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10 Remote Learning Tips Every Parent Should Know

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NYC remote learning is now in full swing for nearly every kid and teenager, whether they’re doing the whole day online or a hybrid schedule. As a dad and a Brooklyn orthodontist who sees a lot of school-aged patients and parents, I can tell you that struggle to adapt to remote learning is real! It can be hard for kids to focus with siblings and working parents nearby, online distractions, and a ton of changes to navigate. To help, I’m sharing some remote learning tips for parents that will improve kids’ focus and make learning at home more comfortable and…

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Office update from Dr. Khanna

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Hi Fresh Families! I hope that you’ve all had a great summer…and most importantly stayed safe and healthy.  I wanted to connect with everyone to update you on how the coming months will proceed for you and your child’s treatment in our office. First, I want to thank all of you for doing such a great job during the quarantine! We have found that most of our patients have remained on track or have experienced minimal delays in treatment in light of our prolonged closure. I also want to thank everyone for working so patiently with our team to get you…

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How to Floss With Braces

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I know not many people love to floss their teeth. Hey, even after going to dental school and working as a Brooklyn orthodontist, I wouldn’t say I find it the most thrilling part of my day. Yet, flossing is so important to your oral health because it removes plaque between the teeth and at the gumline that your toothbrush can’t reach. If you don’t floss, you increase the likelihood of developing tooth decay and gum disease. Since teeth move most effectively in a healthy oral environment, flossing with braces is even more crucial. Plus, getting cavities or gum disease could…

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