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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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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 during orthodontic treatment, as well as the tips I give my…

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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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Our 5th Annual Guide to Affordable & FREE Summer Activities for Kids in Brooklyn: Social Distance Edition

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As most of you know, Dr. Khanna isn’t just a Park Slope orthodontist, he’s also a dad! So, he completely understands just how tough it’s been over the past two months to keep kids entertained during the coronavirus lockdown. While summer in Brooklyn, and New York City as a whole, will look much different this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun with the fam. To help, we’re sharing our 5th (!) annual guide to free and affordable activities for kids in Brooklyn this summer, all with social distancing in mind.  Take Advantage of the Open Streets Program…

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We’re reopening

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Dear Fresh Ortho Fam, We’re excited to finally get to see you in person! On May 31st, Governor Cuomo gave all dentists the green light to resume full services. We have been working hard this week to train our team on our updated safety protocols and to get organized to give our patients a safe new experience and the same amazing smiles as always! We will be reopening on June 8th for full-service treatment. We wanted to share the following updates with you for what to expect in the near future. Should I call to reschedule my cancelled appointment? No! We have a detailed…

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Where to Find Your Orthodontic Supplies on Amazon

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At Fresh Orthodontics, we typically give our Park Slope Invisalign, Clarity and braces patients their supplies like elastics. However, with our office temporarily closed, if you run out, you may be wondering where you can stock up. To help, my team and I have done a bit of research and found some reasonably affordable options on Amazon. We don’t endorse these products since we haven’t personally evaluated them all but they should be effective for you to use until we reopen. Of course, patients are welcome to get variations but these are all good examples of similar items we keep…

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The Perks of a Virtual Consultation at Fresh Orthodontics

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As you probably know, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, my team and I made the difficult decision to temporarily close our office in an effort to help flatten the curve. While we’re doing our part to encourage social distancing, our phone lines and email are still open. For current patients, check out our guide to orthodontic care during COVID-19. We’ve also set up a virtual follow-up feature on our site so we can connect. Now, what about new patients who are considering kicking off their orthodontic treatment? We’ve got you covered too with virtual consultations. So, if learning…

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