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Virtual Consultations From Your Home, Syosset!

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Are you interested in a straighter and healthier smile, but not sure where to start? We’re happy to offer Complimentary Virtual Consultations! How do I start my Virtual Consultation? From the comfort of your own home, you can follow this link: https://alwaysortho.com/virtual-consultation/ Follow the instructions to take 5 simple pictures of your teeth.  Dr. Ava […]

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LOVE your smile, Syosset!

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What makes a smile beautiful? There are many aspects of a beautiful smile. At your complimentary smile consultation, Dr. Ava will not only analyze your teeth and bite, but your facial features as well.  Symmetry, alignment, bite correction and smile architecture are all important in designing your smile. Symmetry and Midlines: Here’s an exercise in […]

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Why Do I Have To Wear My Retainer?

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Let’s face it, when it comes to teeth, shift happens! Orthodontic tooth movement occurs as a force is applied to the teeth, either using braces or clear aligners. Once the force is removed from the teeth, when treatment is complete, the teeth want to move back to their original (crooked) position. A retainer is used […]

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Beware of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Orthodontics

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Would you ever think of performing your own cardiovascular, dermatologic or surgical treatments by yourself at home? Why then, would it be okay to perform your own orthodontic treatment at home? These days, there are multiple Do-It-Yourself (DIY) companies that advertise to “consumers” the ease of at-home treatment.  Like medical treatments, dental or orthodontic procedures […]

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Braces Friendly Recipes

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Maintaining healthy eating habits while having braces can seem challenging. Although we know that certain foods should be avoided during treatment with braces (Ex: hard candy, sticky candy or sticky foods, popcorn, raw apples or carrots, hard pizza crust), it is likely that you will come across some of these “forbidden foods” during the course […]

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What age should my child be seen by an Orthodontist?

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The American Academy of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that your child have their first orthodontic check-up by age 7. At this time, the child will most likely have their first set of adult molars (6 year molars), as well as some adult teeth in the front (incisors). During childhood, the dental effects of previous habits may […]