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3 Options for Whitening Your Teeth

A bright white smile is considered a sign of youth, health, and vitality. Yet teeth naturally become dingy, yellow, and even stained over time. Dietary choices, genetics, medications, and overall health can play a role in the color of your teeth, but the reality is that most people can achieve a truly white smile only through tooth whitening. Here are 3 options for whitening your teeth.
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Invisalign Alternatives: What You Should Consider

Billed as “the clear alternative to braces,” Invisalign is a wonderful way to improve your smile. However, some people are searching for an alternative that is less expensive or requires less of a commitment to ongoing orthodontist visits. Naturally, numerous alternative aligner solutions have become available in recent years. Here is what you should know.
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4 Benefits of Invisalign Over Traditional Braces

Straight teeth provide better chewing efficiency and reduce the risk of jaw joint issues such as TMJD (temporomandibular joint disorder). They are easier to clean, lowering the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, and they can dramatically improve your self-confidence. For more than a century, metal braces were the best way to straighten your teeth. Today, though, there is an even better solution.
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Invisalign vs Traditional Braces: Which is Right for You?

Traditional braces have been the treatment of choice for straightening teeth for a long time, and they are still highly popular today. However, they are no longer the only solution, and they may not be the best for some patients. Billed as “the clear alternative to braces,” Invisalign entered the market in 1997, and it has become the preferred treatment for many patients and providers. However, most orthodontists provide both options, allowing patients to choose what is right for them. Here are four factors on which to base your decision.
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Top 10 Invisalign Questions and Answers

Invisalign is often billed as “the clear alternative to braces.” Although it has been around since the 1990s, many people are just now becoming aware of this thoroughly modern approach to straightening teeth. Here are the top 10 questions about Invisalign. Treatment begins with a 3-D digital image of your current smile. Your dentist will use this image to create …

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Do You Need to See an Orthodontist for Invisalign?

If you are interested in straightening your teeth, there are numerous options to choose from. One of the most popular today is “the clear alternative to braces,” Invisalign. Many dentists offer Invisalign treatment, but there can be advantages to visiting an orthodontist instead. Here’s how to decide if you need to see an orthodontist for your Invisalign treatment. Instead of …

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What Exactly Is Invisalign, and How Does It Work?

Invisalign is popularly billed as “the clear alternative to braces.” Nearly invisible, this removable treatment option only needs to be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day, or as directed. Invisalign can be an excellent choice for adults as well as teens, yet many people are unsure exactly what to expect. Here is an overview of what Invisalign is, …

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Dr. Jennifer Stachel Featured in Men’s Health

Jennifer Stachel Orthodontics’s own Jennifer Stachel, D.M.D. was featured in the December 2017 issue of Men’s Health for her expertise about laser teeth whitening. In an article titled “Turn Back Time with Tech: Defy Age with These Cutting-edge Non Surgical Treatments.” In the article, she is quoted describing how at-home bleaching products may work, but take too long to see …

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Invisalign Teen vs Traditional Braces

Orthodontists considered traditional braces the treatment of choice for centuries.Today, there is a more aesthetic option called Invisalign. It is known as “the clear alternative to braces”. Invisalign is highly popular today and can treat most cases as well as braces if not better. Unless your orthodontist has a specific reason for you to use one or the other, you …

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Is Smile Direct Club Right For You?

Smile Direct Club is a wonderful way to straighten your teeth. It costs less than other similar options such as Invisalign or Clear Correct, and you don’t even need to visit the dentist! However, like any other dental treatment option, it is not right for everyone. At Jennifer Stachel Orthodontics in NYC, we provide a complimentary consultation to help you …