Welcome Back to Arvay Orthodontics Blog!

The entire team at Arvay Orthodontics would like to welcome you back to our blog! We are excited to continue sharing with you tips, tricks and useful information regarding your orthodontic care. Dr. Joseph M. Arvay is passionate about healthy smiles and oral hygiene and will utilize this blog to educate patients and families about essential orthodontic practices. We will also post special offers, important calendar items and lots of information on topics you (and your teeth) care about.

Your Orthodontic Care is Our Highest Priority

At Arvay Orthodontics, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care in an effective, comprehensive treatment program. Dr. Arvay has over 20 years of experience as a licensed orthodontist and has personally recruited a team of registered treatment assistants to ensure our practice is a leader amongst Morristown and Flanders, NJ orthodontic offices. We are proud to offer a variety of services, including:

Contact Us Today

If you reside in central New Jersey and are looking for an exceptional orthodontist near you, please give Dr. Arvay and the team at Arvay Orthodontics a call today. We can schedule you a consultation with Dr. Arvay and you can learn about all the options available to you during your orthodontic treatment. We are excited to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. Give us a call today to get started at (973) 538-5067.

What Foods Can I Eat with Invisalign?

by Joseph M. Arvay, DMD Monday, August 15, 2016 2:25 PM


Dr. Joseph M. Arvay and the professionals at Arvay Orthodontics are used to advising their patients about food restrictions during orthodontic treatment near Mount Olive, NJ. Their patients undergoing treatment with Invisalign have less restrictive dietary guidelines than do those patients being treated with traditional braces. So what foods can you eat with Invisalign?

The Menu

Foods that could damage traditional braces during eating are not an issue for Invisalign wearers because the trays are removable for meals. They are put aside while eating and are not affected by the food being consumed. When a patient progresses to a new set of Invisalign aligner trays, eating softer foods like pasta, eggs, or yogurt can ease any discomfort associated with chewing that might occur during the adjustment period to the new trays. Dr. Arvay and the team advise patients to be sure to brush and floss after each meal and before refitting the aligner trays. Sticky or sugary foods can cling to the surfaces of the teeth and promote tooth decay. Refitting the Invisalign trays after eating and not cleaning the teeth immediately before can trap this food debris and create an environment for cavities and tooth decay.

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Dentist or Orthodontist? What’s the Difference?

by Joseph M. Arvay, DMD Monday, August 15, 2016 11:21 AM


Dr. Joseph M. Arvay, DMD of Arvay Orthodontics near Long Valley, NJ has some tips to help patients to distinguish between a dentist and an orthodontist. The difference between an orthodontist and a dentist may be indistinguishable to some people. Something that many folks don’t know is that all orthodontists can be dentists, but not all dentists can be orthodontists. They are both certified oral health care professionals, both treat and maintain the health of your teeth and gums, and both have the education and experience to be called doctors. In these areas, they are pretty comparable. However, there are more differences than similarities.

           

What’s the difference?

All orthodontists require further schooling and more experience in their specialty (orthodontics) beyond their dental school training. A similar example would be if a medical doctor elects to take special training...
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Can I Play Sports with a Mouthguard When I Get Braces?

by Joseph M. Arvay, DMD Monday, August 8, 2016 11:34 AM

 

 

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Before You Choose an Orthodontist, Read These Tips!

by Joseph M. Arvay, DMD Thursday, August 4, 2016 12:40 PM


Most people think of braces when they think of orthodontic care, but there is more to it than that. Orthodontists are specialists who treat oral health care issues related to misaligned jaws and teeth. Dr. Joseph M. Arvay, DMD and the team at Arvay Orthodontics know that when it comes to the health of your teeth and the quality of your overall orthodontic care, picking the right orthodontist for you is a big deal. Dr. Arvay will ensure that you get the healthy, functional, and confident smile that you’re looking for.

Here are a few steps to get you closer to finding the right orthodontist for you.

Your dentist usually will be the first to spot any orthodontic issues that you may have and may be able to recommend a professional orthodontist that they know. You may also want to ask friends and family members for advice. When looking for an orthodontist near Long Valley, NJ, there are several...
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Top Four Reasons Why You Should Get Treatment with Invisalign

by Joseph M. Arvay, DMD Monday, July 18, 2016 12:28 PM
Top Four Reasons Why You Should Get Treatment with Invisalign

Orthodontic patients near Parsippany, NJ are looking to the team at Arvay Orthodontics to treat their orthodontic issues with Invisalign clear aligners. Dr. Joseph M. Arvay and Dr. Michael Goldkind knows that the appropriateness of treatment with Invisalign must be based on the individual patient’s needs and treatment outcome goals. If Invisalign is an option for you, here is what you’ll need to know before choosing an Invisalign treatment near Parsippany, NJ.

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Six Tips to Pick a Braces Provider near Florham Park, NJ

by Joseph M. Arvay, DMD Tuesday, July 12, 2016 3:49 PM
Six Tips to Pick a Braces Provider near Florham Park, NJ

Finding the perfect braces provider near Florham Park, NJ can be a time-consuming and oftimes difficult process. Dr. Joseph Arvay and Dr. Michael Goldkind of Arvay Orthodontics have come up with a few tips to help ensure that you choose the right orthodontist for you and that you end up with the beautiful smile you’ve been dreaming of.

Orthodontists are specialists who treat oral health care issues related to misaligned jaws and teeth. Most people think of orthodontists when they need braces, so it is best to research the orthodontists in and around your area, and then choose an orthodontist wisely.

Ask Your Dentist Your dentist is usually the first to spot any orthodontic issues,...
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The Cost of Orthodontic Treatment

by Joseph M. Arvay, DMD Thursday, July 7, 2016 3:47 PM
The Cost of Orthodontic Treatment

If you’re considering getting teeth-straightening braces for yourself or your child near Madison, NJ, Dr. Joseph Arvay and Dr. Michael Goldkind of Arvay Orthodontics have explained here the monetary and medical value of orthodontic treatments with braces.

In 1980, the average cost of orthodontic treatment was around $2,000, or about $5,700 today after inflation. Today, the average cost of traditional metal braces ranges from $3,000 to $7,000, depending on your insurance plan, choice of orthodontist, and treatment time.

Variations of Braces Although metal braces have been the #1 choice for treatment over the years, there are now even more options...
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How Long Do I Have To Wear Invisalign?

by Joseph M. Arvay, DMD Wednesday, June 29, 2016 10:55 AM
How Long Do I Have To Wear Invisalign?

Dr. Joseph Arvay, Dr. Michael Goldkind and the professional team at Arvay Orthodontics are the experts near Randolf, NJ for orthodontic treatment using Invisalign clear aligners. Treatment with Invisalign, the clear alternative to braces, may reduce the time it takes to reach your treatment goals and the number of visits you make to the orthodontist.

Is Invisalign Right for You? During your initial consultation, Dr. Arvay and Dr. Goldkind will discuss with you your orthodontic needs and treatment goals. At this visit, the staff will determine the severity of your malocclusion (the misalignment between the upper and lower jaws). This consultation may...
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Why You Should Visit The Orthodontist

by Joseph M. Arvay, DMD Monday, December 14, 2015 2:04 PM

If you are debating whether or not you should see a Flanders orthodontist because you are self-conscious about your smile or are struggling with your bite or misaligned teeth, it may be time for you to take the next step and schedule an orthodontic appointment. Here are a few good reasons why you should see an orthodontist.

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The Benefits of the Forsus Appliance

by Joseph M. Arvay, DMD Wednesday, October 15, 2014 4:51 PM

Learn more about how a Forsus appliance can help your orthodontic health.

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