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November 10, 2017

Ceramic Braces Cost NYC | Financing Invisalign Manhattan

Ceramic braces are one of the most popular alternatives to traditional metal options. Shaded to match your teeth in color, ceramic braces are much less noticeable than silver alternatives. New York City dentists Dr. Elisa Mello and Dr. Ramin Tabib use clear arch-wire for ceramic braces as well, helping ensure they are as unobtrusive and unnoticeable as possible.


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November 03, 2017

If your teeth look dingy, yellowed, or stained, they can make you feel self-conscious, less confident, and unwilling to smile. Fortunately, these issues can easily be dealt with long before this year’s holiday parties. All they require is a call to NYC Smile Design to schedule a teeth whitening treatment.

Dr. Elisa Mello and Dr. Ramin Tabib offer fast, safe, and incredibly effective in-office teeth whitening with Zoom! We also offer customized take-home kits that, if started soon, can still have your teeth bright and beautiful in time for upcoming holiday celebrations....

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October 27, 2017

Life is full of milestones. Your first day at a new school. Your first kiss. The first time you fall in love. Your first experience with failure. Your first experience with overcoming exceptional odds. All of these moments are worthy of pause and reflection. All of these moments build memories and inform who you become – who you are and where you’re going.

Your smile is not just among the first things that people notice about you, it is among the first things people begin to identify you by. Some of life’s milestones come without warning. Others can be planned for. The latter deserves full attention to detail – even seemingly...

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October 17, 2017

The placement of dental implants at our Manhattan office is virtually painless. Thanks to advancements in both implant technology and topical anesthetics, we are able to place dental implants without heavy sedation and, while some mild discomfort may linger for a day or two following implant placement, over-the-counter medications are typically enough to address the problem until it subsides on its own.

If you are uncomfortable with the idea of having dental implants placed, we would be happy to discuss your ...

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October 04, 2017

Several studies have found that smiling increases happiness, reduces stress, and improves self-confidence. Sadly, many people hide their smiles out of embarrassment.

Unhappy with the size, shape, presentation, or color of their teeth, many people hide their smiles behind tightly closed lips for fear of exposing traits they find unbecoming. If you are among them, there is hope – and it begins with a phone call to NYC Smile Design where Dr. Elisa Mello and Dr. Ramin Tabib are ready to examine your teeth and gums, cover your entire range of cosmetic and restorative options, and help you achieve the strong, healthy, and attractive...

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September 27, 2017

The stars that shine in our nighttime sky – outside of the city at least – are primarily hydrogen and helium. Your smile, no matter how hard you try, will never be as bright. But our earthly stars – those who shine on screen and stage – have teeth just like yours and, just like just like you, must put effort into keeping those teeth bright, straight, and attractive.

Manhattan cosmetic dentists Dr. Elisa Mello and Dr. Ramin Tabib can help you achieve a smile to rival the stars or, at the least, shine just as bright. Give us a call at 212-452-3344 to schedule a consultation and learn...

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September 13, 2017

Surface stains are the main cause of tooth discoloration. By removing these stains, teeth naturally begin to look whiter, brighter, and more appealing. Depending on the type of staining you are dealing with, it may be possible to accomplish this without topical bleaches and other more involved teeth whitening options.

Whitening teeth isn’t something that’s particularly complex, but it can be difficult to achieve the most appealing results without a little assistance. If your at-home teeth whitening attempts are not as successful as you’d hoped, call NYC cosmetic dentists...

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September 07, 2017

Every moment of every day is filled with choices. What you choose plays the most direct role in what you experience. What you experience informs what you choose next. It can be a tough pill to swallow, but nearly all of this is entirely within your control. Of course, external factors have to be taken into account as well – but at the core, at the very root of your life experience, your choices have the biggest impact. This is both a tremendous responsibility and an opportunity for liberation. You get to choose how to work with it.

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August 22, 2017

Invisalign in New York CityInvisalign® is often considered the most attractive solution for addressing malocclusion in adult smiles. Indeed, this alternative to braces offers many unique benefits, not the least of which is greater ease of care. Because Invisalign® and Invisalign® Teen aligners are removable, keeping your teeth and gums healthy requires no additional steps. What’s more, restrictions on food are...

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August 11, 2017

Tooth discoloration is one of the most common reasons to seek cosmetic dentistry. We offer both in office at take home teeth whitening at our NYC office – and these options are fine for people with surface stains. But what happens if your staining is deeper or your discoloration is more pronounced? In these cases, our cosmetic dentists will likely recommend a more advanced option such as porcelain veneers.

Types of Stains

There are two types of tooth stains:

  • Extrinsic – these stains are caused by foods, beverages, and lifestyle choices like tobacco use. Whitening teeth stained by these external...
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