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Munchies Aug 1st, 2019

My orthodontic patients know that at PDA, we strive to make the straightening experience as fast and pain-free as possible. In fact, our average Invisalign case runs under six months until results are achieved. One way we accomplish this is by using chewing devices called Munchies. Munchies, made in Australia,...

Pediatric Sealants Jun 28th, 2019

What are Sealants and Why? Dental sealants are tooth-colored protective coating painted on children's teeth to prevent cavities! Teeth, especially molars, have natural pits and grooves on their surfaces that can trap food and bacteria. These areas are difficult to clean with traditional toothbrushing. By sealing off the cavity-prone areas,...

Invisalign vs Mail-Order Orthodontics May 15th, 2019

Last month, the NY Post published an article describing the many risks patients face when signing up for “do it yourself” or “mail-order” orthodontics programs such as SmiledirectClub or Candid, now very popular across the country. To avoid repetition, before reading this post, you may want to brush up on...