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Shirck Orthodontics Blog

Straighter Teeth Can Improve Overall Health According to Orthodontist

July 26, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 8:02 pm

teenage boy with bracesWhen people choose to straighten their teeth, they usually want to improve their appearance, their oral health, or both. These are fantastic reasons to undergo orthodontic treatment, but one that many people do not think about is how straightening the teeth can actually improve their overall health as well. How does this work? Your orthodontist in Hebron, OH is here to explain! (more…)

Children’s Orthodontist in Newark, OH Discusses Niall Horan’s Braces

July 6, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 4:42 pm

close-up of bracesBack in 2011, as a member of One Direction, Niall Horan had been around the world multiple times and sold out countless venues on the road to becoming an internationally recognized superstar. Yet, despite all of his one-of-a-kind experiences and adoring fans, he still lacked one thing: a confident smile. Like many people his age, Niall had misalignments in his front teeth that caused him to feel self-conscious whenever he was speaking or singing. Seeing as how he literally had millions of eyes on him at any one time, this was quite a problem! So, he decided to get braces, and after 15 months of treatment, the results speak for themselves. Today, a children’s orthodontist in Newark, OH discusses how braces were able to help Niall, and how they can do the exact same for your child. (more…)

4 Summer Tips to Keep Your Smile Shining from an Orthodontist in Newark

July 1, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 4:42 pm

woman smiling in the summerSummer is finally here! It’s the time of the year everyone has been waiting for when it’s appropriate to break out the flip flops, swimsuits, and shades. In between sleeping in and enjoying all of the seasonal events, it’s important to remember that your teeth and gums still require consistent care. Daily routines usually change quite a bit during the summer months, and for some, this can mean that healthy dental habits quickly go by the wayside. To make sure your teeth stay as bright as the sun this summer, your orthodontist in Newark has put together 4 easy tips you can start using today! (more…)

Children’s Orthodontist in Hebron, OH Can Help Treat Cleft Lips/Palates

June 19, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 4:41 pm

smiling child and momWhen people think about July, things like heat, fireworks, and barbecues probably jump into their mind. What many people may not realize is that July is also Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month. This is a time where medical professionals and parents alike come together to discuss two problems that affect over 7,000 babies in the U.S. each year: cleft lips and cleft palates. Today, your children’s orthodontist in Hebron, OH, Dr. Jeffrey Shirck, is going to share some interesting facts about these conditions as well as how our team can help these special children enjoy the beautiful smiles they deserve. (more…)

Columbus Orthodontist Welcomes Patients with Special Needs

June 11, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 7:55 pm

smiling little girlAt Shirck Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on being able to help every single child who comes through our doors. As you can imagine, some require more special care than others, but it’s a challenge that we’re always ready to meet. How does your Columbus orthodontist provide truly special treatment? The list below will tell you! (more…)

Can You Still Play Sports or an Instrument with Braces?

April 19, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 7:56 pm

young girl with bracesOne of the biggest concerns many of our younger patients have when it comes to getting braces in Heath, OH is that they are going to interfere with any sports or musical instruments that they play. Is this a valid concern? Today, Dr. Jeff from Shirck Orthodontics is here to let your little athlete or musician know that there is nothing to worry about. (more…)

Breaking Down the Parts of Braces with Your Orthodontist

April 10, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 5:56 pm

smile with bracesYou’ve certainly seen braces before, but how much do you really know about them? Do you know the names of the different parts? At Shirck Orthodontics, Dr. Jeff and Dr. Jen like to help our patients understand absolutely everything about their orthodontic treatment so they can know exactly how it’s helping them achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. Today, your orthodontist in Heath, OH is going to talk about the individual parts of braces so you can know what each one of them does! (more…)

Get Started with Your FREE Digital Scan

April 1, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 3:24 pm

Invisalign smileWhen a patient comes into Shirck Orthodontics to get Invisalign, we want to make sure that their trays both fit comfortably and are guaranteed to give them a gorgeous smile. You may ask, how do we do that? It all starts with a highly-detailed impression using our iTero® digital scanner! Thanks to it, Dr. Jeff and Dr. Jen can toss out the dental putty and even help you see what your teeth will look like after treatment! (more…)

Does Your Child Have Impacted Teeth? Your Orthodontist Has Answers!

March 29, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 6:22 pm

smiling childrenOne of the most common issues we treat here at Shirck Orthodontics are impacted teeth, which are teeth that have become blocked as they are trying to erupt into the mouth. This happens quite often with children, and it can lead to all sorts of alignment problems down the road. How can you know if your child has an impacted tooth? If they do, what can you do about it to make sure their teeth come in perfectly straight? Your orthodontist talks impacted teeth in today’s blog! (more…)

Orthodontist Says Leave Braces to the Experts!

March 3, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 2:52 pm

young girl in bracesThese days, you can pretty much learn how to do anything on the internet. Funny noise coming from your engine? There’s likely a video that will help you identify and fix it. Of course, this approach is fine for some things, but certainly shouldn’t be applied to absolutely everything. Case and point: DIY braces. More and more people are choosing to make/apply their own braces in order to save time and money. While this might seem like an easier way to go, your orthodontist in Hebron, OH strongly advises against anyone making their own braces because this could lead to several negative consequences for not only their smile’s appearance, but its health as well. (more…)

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