Our second Operation Santa drive was a huge success! With your help, we were able to respond to children’s letters throughout Puerto Rico and the U.S Virgin Islands. Operation Santa is an effort through the USPS to fulfill the wishes in children’s letters to Santa by allowing people to anonymously provide the gift. Check out
Halloween is a fun time where children dress up and ask neighbors for sweet, delicious candy. However, if your child has braces, sticky candy getting stuck in his or her braces does not sound like a fun time. MFO has created a list of alternative snacks you can provide your children on Halloween that are less likely
The CDC has estimated that 1 in 5 children in the United States has obesity. Having obesity raises the probability that the child will have obesity as an adult as well as suffer from physical and mental health problems. Establishing a routine and providing a healthy diet is essential to your child’s development. There are
According to the Operation Backpack website, “Family homelessness is at a record high in NYC with nearly 13,000 families and more than 23,000 children living in the City’s homeless shelters.” Providing a boost such as school supplies to these children can have a tremendously positive impact on their development and pursuit for education. MFO is donating to
In our last blog post, we talked about how to get your child prepared to maintain his braces and oral health during camp. But what happens when a bracket falls loose or a wire pops out while he’s away? First thing: do not worry.It might be uncomfortable for your child to deal with, but as
Manhattan Family Orthodontics is inviting all patients to kick off summer break with an ice cream social right in the office! The date will be June 22nd at 5 PM. If you plan to participate, please fill out the form below: Hope to see you there!
At MFO, we pride ourselves on providing the best and most comfortable experience for our patients. Not only does our work impact the lives of our patients, but the materials we use directly and indirectly impact the environment. On this Earth Day, we came up with 4 things that we do that reduce our impact
The number of American children diagnosed with some form of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is estimated to be 78% higher than a decade ago. That amounts to 1 in 88 American children diagnosed with ASD. Furthermore, a study in the Journal of Pediatric Dentistry indicated that over half of all parents with children diagnosed with ASD
Spring is just beginning, but summer camp and vacations are right around the corner. Being on their own, your children will need to take care of themselves. Building good habits at home will prepare your child to adequately maintain their oral health while their away. Below are a few quick and effective routines and tips to review your
March is National Nutrition Month, dedicated to raising awareness of the impact diet has on oral and overall health. Proper nutrition starts with choosing the right foods to eat throughout the day. So, in honor of National Nutrition Month, we prepared a list of the best and worst foods for your teeth. Best Foods
Congratulations Stephanie and Zoe on winning our ‘Caption This’ contest for the month of September! They both won (2) $25 movie gift cards!
DO YOU HAVE A graduation, reunion, vacation, or wedding coming up? These occasions mean LOTS of photographs. Are you ready? Whether you’re in the wedding party, a parent to the bride or groom, or just prepping yourself to see old friends, you want to look your best for all those photos. Your Smile Is The
Preparing yourself or your child for school requires more then a supply filled backpack or brand new fashions, it also requires personal qualities that not only helps them but everyone they interact with. Carolyn Waterbury-Tieman states those personal qualities best with a list: Confidence Self-Discipline Courage Generosity Empathy Courtesy Perseverance Accountability Kindness Conscience You can find her
INVISALIGN ISN’T THE PERFECT SOLUTION FOR EVERYONE, BUT if you’re a good candidate, there are LOTS of reasons for choosing Invisalign—and they’re not all simply about going “wire-less”! Clear, removable Invisalign trays are a less invasive orthodontic treatment method. With Invisalign technology, your teeth can be straightened without causing inconveniences to your daily life. Benefits