It’s summertime! For children, that means no school, sleeping in, and having more time to do just whatever they want. Of course, as a parent, you want to make sure that they use this time productively and don’t just spend it all on the couch. While you’re signing them up for sports and camps, did you know that summer is actually the best time for your child to get braces as well? It’s true! By starting orthodontic treatment over the summer, you’ll get a head start on giving your child a straighter, healthier smile without having to worry about your schedule. To learn more about why this is the perfect time to see your children’s orthodontist, simply read on below. (more…)
Shirck Orthodontics Blog
July 11, 2017
June 21, 2017
Your dad has been the quiet backbone of your family your entire life. When you were little, he worked hard during the week, but you always knew where to find him in the stands during your events on the weekends. He’s always been the type of guy who prefers to show rather than tell. To teach you how to work hard, he just worked hard. To show why you should treat people with respect, he always treated people with respect (especially your mom). As you got older, you began to notice the dark rings under his eyes more and more, and you just knew that was another sign that he loved you. With Father’s Day approaching this weekend, you have a small opportunity to say “Thank You” for everything that he has provided. Rather than just giving him another tie, pair of socks, or bottle of cologne, why not give him something that he’ll truly cherish…like a beautifully straight smile? With the help of your orthodontist in Newark, OH, Dr. Jeff, you can show your dad how you really feel by giving him a gift he’ll treasure every day. (more…)
May 11, 2017
When you’re a mother, there are no shifts, no break times, and no off-season. You’re constantly working hard daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly to make sure everyone in your family is completely taken care of, and you wouldn’t have it any other way! As Mother’s Day approaches, it’s very sweet to finally get some appreciation for everything you do. While the cards, perfumes, and calls are nice, there’s really only one thing you want: a straighter smile. Your teeth have bothered you for years, but you simply didn’t have time to get them fixed while you were taking care of everyone else, plus you just couldn’t imagine being an adult with metal braces. Today, your orthodontist in Newark, OH from Shirck Orthodontics is here to say it’s finally your turn, and they have the perfect treatments to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted AND look great while getting them!
April 4, 2017
Most people know that braces are for straightening your teeth, but did you know that orthodontics can correct your bite as well? Problems with the bite (such as an overbite, underbite, open bite, and cross bite) can be just as troublesome for your smile as crooked teeth. A misaligned bite can make it difficult for you to eat and speak properly, but don’t worry! Your orthodontist in Newark, Dr. Jeffrey Shirck (Dr. Jeff), can help! For these kinds of issues, he may use a tool called elastics/rubber bands. What are they? How do they work? Do you need them? Today, we’re going to answer all of these questions and more! (more…)
March 22, 2017
A straight smile is important to your confidence. In addition, properly aligned teeth play an important role in your oral health. They are easier to keep clean, and it helps lower your risk for future dental problems. Although braces are quite beneficial for your self-esteem and dental health, you are probably concerned about the cost of braces in Newark. Right? It is no secret that braces are an investment you have to consider wisely, and it can cost more than some other dental procedures. However, you should not let this discourage you from improving your smile and oral health. You might be pleasantly surprised to learn braces are more affordable than you might think.
February 11, 2017
If you have made the choice to straighten your smile with braces, you have made an excellent investment in your confidence and oral health. After your braces come off and you have a straight new smile, the final phase of treatment will begin. To ensure your teeth do not move back into their previous positions, you will need a retainer. A retainer is a custom-made device that is worn over the teeth to keep them in their new position. As a provider for orthodontics in Newark, OH, we offer retainers to protect your new smile. While you wear your retainer, you will need to care for it properly.
January 21, 2017
After you have made the commitment to straighten your teeth with your orthodontist in Newark, OH, you will need to continue to see your orthodontist during your treatment. However, the frequency needed can vary depending on the type of braces in Newark, OH that you choose. Throughout your treatment, you will need to continue to schedule regular appointments, as well as follow-up appointments periodically after treatment.
December 22, 2016
Babies and infants naturally suck on fingers, thumbs, and pacifiers as it is a natural reflex and soothing technique. Often, parents find this behavior to be cute, but did you know that thumb sucking can lead to orthodontic problems for your child later in life? Usually around the age of two to four, children outgrow thumb sucking, which is about the time the permanent teeth are about to come in. However, if a child does not stop sucking their thumb after the permanent teeth have erupted, they are going to need to see a children’s orthodontist.
November 28, 2016
If you have been living with a crooked smile but have recently made the choice to undergo orthodontic treatment, you have made a wise decision. Braces are the most common means to straighten the teeth. By attaching metal wires and brackets to the teeth, your teeth will be moved into their correct positions. However, while braces are effective, they do create a certain challenge when it comes to caring for your teeth. You need to brush and floss properly while undergoing orthodontic treatment. But, when you have braces, flossing requires a different approach. As your orthodontist in Newark, OH, Dr. Shirck has the information you need to floss properly while straightening your teeth.
November 15, 2016
Shirck Orthodontics is proud to feature Our Family of the Month. The Irwin family has two daughters that are in treatment with Dr. Shirck. They are such a fun and energetic family and the mom, Alisha Irwin is a chiropractor right next door to Dr. Shirck’s Westerville office. The Irwin girls, Hannah and Grayson are so adorable and we really enjoy seeing their smiles transform. We thought we would tell you a little about their beautiful family’s interests and why they chose Dr. Shirck as their girl’s orthodontist.