Have Questions About Invisalign® in NYC?

Have Questions About Invisalign® in NYC?

Have Questions About Invisalign® in NYC?

Thousands of men and women in NYC wish they had a smile they could be proud to show off. As a child, you were likely grateful that your parents never made you get braces. Many of us had friends who were teased and heard stories of how painful it could be to have them tightened.

As an adult, you likely look in the mirror and wish that your parents had forced you to get them. A little discomfort and embarrassment would have been well worth it, so you would feel comfortable smiling and showing your teeth. Well, it is never too late to fix your teeth and create a whole new you. Invisalign® offers a modern approach to straightening teeth.

Dr. Jackie Smiles has been the spokesperson for Invisalign for years, and is now the Invisalign Teen spokesperson-offering her NYC patients the chance to straighten their teeth without anyone knowing.

What is Invisalign®?

Invisalign® uses custom-made aligners that straighten your teeth over time. Unlike traditional braces, these aligners are made of invisible plastic, and you just slip them right over your teeth. So, not only does no one have to know you are wearing them; they can also be removed whenever you want.

You will not have to deal with those painful tightening appointments either. Every two weeks you switch to a new pair until you have achieved your desired results.

What is the Treatment Process Like?

Dr. Jackie Smiles will provide you with a complimentary consultation to determine if Invisalign® is your best option. Your consultation is a good time to have any questions answered regarding cost, insurance, etc.

X-rays, impressions, and pictures will be taken of your teeth. Invisalign® uses this information to create a digital 3D image. This image is used to develop a precise treatment plan. You can even see a visual representation of your teeth at each treatment stage. You will receive your first aligners that you will wear throughout the day. Two weeks later, you will pop in a new pair.

What Cases Are Treated with Invisalign®?

Invisalign® can be used for a variety of teeth problems, including overbite, under bite, gapped teeth, overly crowded, open bite, and cross bite. It is ideal for mild and severe cases, and everything in between.

Is Invisalign® Inconvenient?

No one wants to deal with pain or excessive maintenance, especially those with a busy schedule. Invisalign® will not slow you down. They should be worn 20 to 22 hours per day, which means you sleep in them, so you will not forget to put them in before you run out the door in the morning. You simply take them out to brush your teeth and eat. They are easily brushed and rinsed with lukewarm water, or you can use the Invisalign® cleaning kit. It could not be easier to get the smile you have always wanted.
Schedule your Invisalign complimentary consultation with Dr. Jackie Smiles today!

The Invisalign Method expansion led by Dr. Jacqueline Fulop-Goodling

Dr. Jacqueline Fulop-Goodling, better known as Dr. Jacquie Smiles, is at the forefront of the Invisalign expansion happening right now, not only in the USA but also worldwide. With more patients joining the Invisalign invisible braces method, over 500,000 patients have been treated already. The days of metal braces are numbered Invisalign is taking over, and with good reason.

The impact on kids is probably the number one reason for the movement away from metal braces toward the invisible braces of Invisalign. No more teasing from friends. No more adjustments by the dentist, who does not seem to understand that it really hurts. No more saying no thanks to your favourite foods. No more cutting back on your sports program. The Invisalign invisible braces are the future,metal braces are the past.

There is also a noticeable impact on adults. Those who decided as teenagers that they did not want to go through the pain and discomfort of braces, now find the Invisalign method to be painless. Not only do their friends not notice that they are wearing braces, they sometimes forget themselves!

It is no surprise that Dr. Jacqueline Fulop-Goodling is at the head of the professional orthodontists in this growing field of expertise. As a spokesperson for the Invisalign company, Dr. Fulop-Goodling has taught over 10,000 orthodontists, dentists, orthodontic residents, dental students and their teams in multiple areas of orthodontics throughout the world. Dr. Jacquie had the great pleasure of lecturing at the Invisalign lab in Costa Rica where she spoke in front of a prestigious group of orthodontists who are recognized as the top Invisalign providers in the United States.

Dentists at these seminars sign up for various lectures, but one must qualify to hear a lecture from Dr. Jackie. As one of the keystone speakers, she works with the top orthodontists covering the latest, breakthrough technology methods of the Invisalign Company.

According to Dr. Jacqueline Fulop-Goodling : Because of our expansion, we see a large number of positive improvements.

We have a positive impact on the communities, where we are offering not only our services to a new client base, but also offering new jobs.

Dr. Jacquie Smiles with Maks Chmerkovskiy

Maks-ChmerkovskiyLast week there was a lot of excitement after the Broadway show Forever Tango
Maks Chmerkovskiy from Dancing with the Stars, seen here with Dr. Jacqueline Fulop Goodling ( better known in the greater New York area as Dr. Jacquie SMILES), lit up the area with his Million Dollar Smile. Fans immediately converged upon him, getting an extra treat to get an autograph from one of their favorites. Quite a few also asked Dr. Jacquie for an autograph!
Honestly, I did not know who she was but that incredible smile I figured she MUST be a famous actress!said one of the fans.
Of course, Dr. Jacquie is Dr. Jacqueline Fulop Goodling, and you can find her name on the Favorites Telephone List of many, many Broadway stars, because she is well known as a
Million Dollar Smile Star Maker.
Dr. Jacqueline Fulop Goodling is not only New York City s premier Invisalign orthodontist, but she sits on Invisalign s faculty bureau certifying orthodontic residents and teaching other orthodontists beginner and advanced Invisalign courses around the world. Out of 55,000 Invisalign providers in North America, Dr. Jacquie is one of twenty five Invisalign providers with the honor of being an Invisalign and Align Technology, Inc. faculty member.

A million dollar smile
How many times have you thought this? You were thinking about why somebody got the main role in the school play. Or landed that promotion at work. Or got a date with the cutest girl on the block. A Million Dollar Smile the importance of a great smile is something that we have been aware of ever since we were little kids. First with our family, then our schoolmates and friends in the neighborhood, and finally at work.
The way we see ourselves, which helps to build our self-confidence, is greatly affected by the way we think others see us. A great smile makes life easier. You look confident and have a magnetic attraction. People want to be with you, and want to be seen with you.

Dr. Jackie s clinic is so successful that she has expanded, from three to twelve locations in the Greater New York area.
http://www.drjacquiesmiles.com/page/locations

Dr. Jackie provides her patients with the new break-through technology of INVISALIGN straightening your teeth for that Million Dollar Smile, without the hassle and aches and pains of braces.
Join the thousands of people who are finding that they too can get that smile that they have always wanted.

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Dr. Jackie Smile Invisalign Centers expand in the greater New Your area

Dr. Fulop-Goodling, better known as Dr Jackie Smiles, has expanded her current practices see addresses http://www.drjacquiesmiles.com/page/locations, branching out to nine more locations in the greater New York area.
Dr. Jackie, an Invisalign expert, is one of the leading figures in the quickly growing field of Invisalign ( the Invisalign Method uses virtually invisible braces, so unattractive and uncomfortable braces and wires are a thing of the past) and now many more people will have access to her Invisalign expertise. Aside from her expertise work at the practice, Dr. Jackie works also as a Spokesperson for Invisalign, gives seminars and trains Orthodontists nationally and internationally, and has several dentally related international patents.
It was Dr. Jackie who launched the Invisalign Teen Campaign on the Tyra Banks Show in 2009 a logical choice, as Dr. Jackie, a noted Invisalign expert, had been the Spokesperson for Invisalign for many years before that.
So why expand?
The need to expand has presented itself quite clearly for some time now, states Dr. Jackie. For me, there was a difficult decision to make. Should we expand the present locations that we have, or expand to new locations?
This led to quite a few brain storming sessions, where it became clear that both options brought a positive advantage to the communities and to the work force. However, we kept coming back to one key aspect which option is best for our clients? We decided to plot the locations of our customers, and saw that quite a few of our new patients were travelling quite a distance to visit us. Using this information, we were able to decide on several new areas. In nine new locations, we have joined hands with the local Chamber of Commerce and have seen very positive results in hiring local dental workers for our clinics. We have decided that, should we continue to expand in the future, we will also do so with the idea of what is in the best interest of our patients ?
So stop by, and ask to see the latest IOC Scanner, and how its digitally orthodontic impressions can give you that great unique Invisalign Smile http://www.drjacquiesmiles.com/

Sports Q & A!

dental-sportsBecause we know a lot of our patients are active and play sports, we wanted to take a moment to remind you how critical it is to protect your teeth, whether you are playing full-contact football or a game of pick-up basketball. Today, we thought we would answer some of the most frequent questions we get from patients:

Q: I keep hearing about a mouth guard what is it?
If you play or are planning on playing sports, it is important that you take special precautions, such as wearing a mouth guard. The guard will protect your teeth from impact and in most instances prevent teeth from becoming chipped or broken. Mouth guards are advisable for playing sports such as baseball, football, soccer, basketball, and many, many more.
Q: If I am hit in the mouth, and a tooth gets knocked out, what should I do?
1. Find the tooth
2. Hold the tooth by the crown (the surface farthest from the gumline), not the root
3. If it is an adult tooth, try to put the tooth back in the socket right away
4. If the tooth can not be put back in the socket, store it in cold milk (do not store in tap water)
5. Bite down on a gauze pad to relieve bleeding and pain
6. Call your dentist immediately
Q: Can my teeth be fixed if they are chipped, broken or knocked out?
In most cases, if you see a dentist immediately after a tooth injury occurs, the tooth can be fixed. Unfortunately, the long-term health of the injured tooth is compromised.
Q: Are sports drinks bad for my teeth?
Some drinks are bad for your teeth, depending on the amount of sugar content. They are okay to drink only if you are brushing on a regular basis.
Q: What can I drink to stay hydrated and keep my teeth healthy?
Lots of water.
Q: Can I still play sports while wearing my retainer, or is it best to take it out?
Because retainers are often lost or stepped on while playing sports, it is best to remove your retainer while playing sports and use your mouth guard instead.
Q: Can I still wear a mouth guard with braces?
Yes, a mouth guard is a must while playing contact sports with braces! Ask us about obtaining one!
We hope that helps! Please enjoy your sports activities and give us a call if you have other questions about protecting your mouth!

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Dreaming of a beautiful smile? We can help!

beautiful-smileThe fact is, most of us are not born with a red carpet smile. And that is where we can help. Of course, orthodontic treatment helps make your teeth stay strong, healthy and become perfectly aligned. But did you know you can get the beautiful straight teeth you have always wanted without traditional braces, wires and brackets?

We are proud to offer an alternative option for straightening teeth called Invisalign. This state-of-the-art proven technology uses a series of invisible, removable and comfortable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth. The aligners are discrete and no one can tell you are wearing them. So, you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Not only are the aligners invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Another benefit is that brushing and flossing during the Invisalign treatment process are no problem. Invisalign aligners are also comfortable, with no metal to cause mouth abrasions and sores during treatment. And, with no metal and wires involved, you often spend less time at our office getting adjustments.

Finally, you may view your own virtual treatment plan when you begin treatment, so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete. If you have been thinking about getting that perfect smile, we would love to have you visit us for a consultation. Please give us a call to set one up! A consultation at our office can determine if Invisalign is right for you. See you soon!

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Dr.Jacquie has extended her practice in manhattan

Dr. Jacqueline Fulop-Goodling , a.k.a. Dr. Jacquie Smiles, completed her DMD degree and orthodontic residency at Boston University School of Dental Medicine and then went on to assume a professorship at her alma mater becoming the first female Director of B.U. Dental School Orthodontic Department for 2nd, 3rd and 4th year dental students.

Dr. Fulop-Goodling has taught over 10,000 orthodontists, dentists, orthodontic residents, dental students and their teams in multiple areas of orthodontics throughout the world. She has lectured nationally and internationally from Hawaii to Japan. In March 2011, Dr. Jacquie had the great pleasure of lecturing at the Invisalign lab in Costa Rica where she spoke in front of a prestigious group of orthodontists who are recognized as the top Invisalign providers in the United States.

In September 2005, Dr. Fulop-Goodling, a.k.a. Dr. Jacquie Smiles, became Invisalign National Spokesperson for a hygiene campaign. In 2009, she became a Spokesperson for Invisalign Teen and aided launching it on the Tyra Bank s show in June.

Dr. Fulop-Goodling has several U.S. and International patents issued of which two are dentally related. After presenting a four-year double blind study on identical twins treated with conventional orthodontic versus Invisalign orthodontic treatment, Dr. Fulop-Goodling was asked to join Invisalign s National Speaker s Bureau, for which she is an active member and lectures at some of the nation s most renowned dental schools about Invisalign.

Dr. Jacqueline Fulop-Goodling is one of the top 10 Invisalign doctors worldwide and has treated close to 2000 Invisalign patients, including Teens. Her practice offers four state-of-the-art locations in New York that cater to children, teens and adults. Her offices in Manhattan, Long Island and Monroe are all equipped with state-of-the-art computer imaging systems and digital radiographic equipment.

More than 1.7 million people have chosen Invisalign in their quest for a healthy, appealing, and more confident smile.

1. We will Create a Custom Treatment Plan for You

First we will take impressions of your teeth. Based on their current position and their ideal end position, we wicreate a treatment plan that maps out the movement of your teeth with a series of Invisalign aligners.

2. Your Unique Set of Aligners Are Created

Using precision-computer mapping and design, a series of clear, removable aligners are custom-molded to fit your treatment plan. We will provide you with your aligners and precise instructions on how long each aligner is to be worn.

3. Wear Your Aligners to Guide Your Teeth into Place

Wear each set of aligners night and day for the prescribed time period, removing them only to eat, brush and floss. We will set regular check-ups to monitor your progress. While treatment duration varies, adult treatment typically takes a year, while for younger patients treatment is comparable to that of traditional braces.

Before you know it, you will see a straighter, healthier, and more confident smile in the mirror. To learn more about this exciting treatment at our practice, visit our website or give us a call and come in for a consultation!

one of the world s top 10 Invisalign providers, recently integrated the iOC Scanner into her state-of-the-art, full-service orthodontic and dental practice. This groundbreaking system employs laser technology to capture images of the teeth and soft tissue structures of the mouth, creating digitally perfect orthodontic impressions for a significantly improved patient experience, more accurate impressions, and enhanced treatment efficiency.
Dr Jackie has extended her practice in Manhattan on the West Side at
474 6 th Avenue New York, NY 10011

How long does orthodontic treatment take?

Your smile is totally unique, so the time you will need to spend undergoing orthodontic treatment will also be unique. Generally, orthodontic treatment will take about two years, and this is for good reason. During this time, your teeth will slowly move into their desired positions, leaving you with a great smile with as little discomfort as possible. Rushing treatment can result in a less than perfect smile with a greater chance of tooth movement after your treatment is complete. After all, we do not want to waste your time with treatment that will not retain your smile for the rest of your life.

Of course, treatment time will vary depending on your specific situation. Very minor tooth movement may only take a few months to correct, while serious malocclusion (poor bite) may need more than two years to correct. Based on a thorough examination and complete -it will all be worth it in the end! Orthodontic care is not only about beautiful smiles, it dramatically improves your overall oral and gum health.

Has your child or teen visited our office for an orthodontic consultation? If not, please give us a call and let us help him or her begin the journey to a gorgeous smile!

Copyright 2012 Sesame Communications

Manual vs. Electric Toothbrushes: What is the Difference?

There is a breed of people who drive a stick shift, use a push mower and prefer sailboats to motorboats. When faced with the choice of a toothbrush, that purist will certainly choose the dependable, disposable, do-it-yourself toothbrush. But what about those of us who swear by their smartphones, DVRs, and tablet computers? We want the latest and greatest gadgets and tend to be adopters of new technologies.

Regardless of the type of toothbrush you prefer, when used properly, both powered and manual toothbrushes are great options for removing plaque and keeping teeth and gums healthy. So what variables should you consider when deciding on the best toothbrush for you? Here are a few factors to consider:

Your budget
Electric toothbrushes are pricier. However, while high-end options can cost upwards of $100, you can find some effective powered brushes in the $10 range. Remember that you need to add the cost of batteries and replacement brush heads to your toothbrush budget.

Your dexterity
People who have limited manual dexterity – including the very young, the elderly, or those suffering from injury or arthritis – may find it easier to reach and clean areas of their mouth with an electric toothbrush.

Your habits
If you have a hard time brushing regularly, and you find you enjoy the sensation of brushing with an electric toothbrush, then by all means use the brush that will encourage you to brush most often.

Your patience
Regardless of what type of toothbrush you choose, it is important to use it correctly. While some brushes may require circular motions to be effective (for example manual brushes) others may require an angled glide over the teeth (for example power brushes). Brush twice a day, for two minutes each time. Cover the inner, outer and top surfaces of your teeth, and brush all the way down to the gum line. Don’t forget the hard-to-reach areas in the back of your mouth. Please ask your hygienists to advise you on optimal brushing techniques considering your toothbrush selection.

Finally, remember that while brushing and flossing daily will help you maintain good oral health, regular professional cleanings are also vital to keeping your teeth in tip – top shape. If you do have questions about brushing habits, please feel free to give our office a call!

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What is the deal with coffee and tea?

We know a lot of people enjoy a hot brewed coffee or tea during their day. But what many do not know is that both coffee and tea are especially tough on your teeth, especially during orthodontic treatment, because tannic acid (the substance that makes the dark color) etches into the pits and grooves of tooth enamel, and can stain your pearly whites.

So, if you can not give up that morning cup of joe, what can you do? We suggest rinsing with a glass of water after every cup. If you enjoy iced coffee or tea, drink your beverage with a straw so that tannins do not make contact with your front upper and lower teeth. Even if you are not a big coffee drinker, we encourage you to swish some water at the end of each meal. Water, after all, helps neutralize acids left in your mouth after eating and also reduces cavity causing bacteria.

We hope this helps! Let us know if you have any questions!

Copyright 2012 Sesame Communications

Invisalign: As Easy as 1, 2, 3!

Looking to improve your smile, but eager to keep your treatment to yourself? Consider Invisalign, the invisible way to straighten teeth. The clear, custom aligners are removable, which makes for easy eating, brushing and flossing, and no disruption of your lifestyle. More significantly, you do not face the challenges of having brackets to contend with for the treatment period. More than 1.7 million people have chosen Invisalign in their quest for a healthy, appealing, and more confident smile. The process is simple:

1. We will Create a Custom Treatment Plan for You

First we will take impressions of your teeth. Based on their current position and their ideal end position, we wicreate a treatment plan that maps out the movement of your teeth with a series of Invisalign aligners.

2. Your Unique Set of Aligners Are Created

Using precision-computer mapping and design, a series of clear, removable aligners are custom-molded to fit your treatment plan. We will provide you with your aligners and precise instructions on how long each aligner is to be worn.

3. Wear Your Aligners to Guide Your Teeth into Place

Wear each set of aligners night and day for the prescribed time period, removing them only to eat, brush and floss. We will set regular check-ups to monitor your progress. While treatment duration varies, adult treatment typically takes a year, while for younger patients treatment is comparable to that of traditional braces.

Before you know it, you will see a straighter, healthier, and more confident smile in the mirror. To learn more about this exciting treatment at our practice, visit our website or give us a call and come in for a consultation!

Copyright 2012 Sesame Communications

The Clear Benefits of Invisalign

We know image is important. For many folks, the thought of having metal brackets and wires attached to their teeth for two or more years may be more than enough to delay orthodontic treatment, or reconsider it altogether. This is why Invisalign clear aligners can be a great option for improving the look of your smile.

We are experienced in using this technology to give our patients the straight, beautiful smile they have always wanted. Plus, because it is so convenient, Invisalign won’t interfere with your daily life.

Invisalign aligners are clear, discrete and effective at moving your teeth into their ideal positions.
You do not need to change your eating habits, because your aligners can be easily removed during meals.
Invisalign aligners are made of comfortable, smooth plastic, so you don’t have to worry about taking care of metal brackets.
Invisalign aligners make daily oral hygiene easier, reducing the risk of possible problems.
Invisalign treatment is covered by most insurance providers, just like traditional braces.
A straight smile makes you look great, but it also can help you keep the rest of your mouth healthy. Correctly-aligned teeth can decrease health issues that can be caused by an improper bite. Misaligned teeth can cause speech or chewing difficulties, jaw problems, gum disease and increased wear on the tooth enamel.

If you have been considering straightening your teeth but are apprehensive about wires and brackets getting in the way of your smile, Invisalign treatment may be a great option. If you have questions about Invisalign, or would like to find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign treatment at our office, please give us a call to schedule a consultation.

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Temporary Office Closing In Response To COVID-19

To our Family of Patients,

Dr. Jacquie Smiles’ team continues to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic.

STAY TUNED for upcoming video consultations!!

To our Family of Patients & Future Ones, as well,

Here at Dr. Jacquie Smiles, there is nothing more important to us than the safety & well-being of our patients and team. With that in mind, we are here for you to answer any questions you may have with... Read Full Letter