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Shirck Orthodontics Blog

What Happens When You Get Your Braces in Powell Tightened?

December 22, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 8:25 pm

young child having braces adjusted Regularly tightening braces is a normal part of every patient’s treatment, but for some, the idea can easily cause them to feel some anxiety. We’re often asked questions like, “Does tightening braces hurt?” and, “How long does it take?” by concerned parents and children alike who don’t know what to expect. So, today, to make the unknown much less scary and mysterious, we’re going to answer some of the most common questions about getting braces in Powell tightened. (more…)

How To Break Bad Oral Habits with Your Orthodontist in Powell

December 16, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 4:58 pm

child sucking their thumbEveryone has bad habits, and that’s perfectly alright, because we’re all human! However, for young children with developing teeth, certain behaviors can cause major dental problems down the line that are easily preventable. Do you have a child that just won’t stop sucking their thumb or biting their fingernails? If so, then you’re far from alone, and your orthodontist in Powell is here to help by offering a few simple tips you can start to use right away. (more…)

Emergency Tips & Tricks from Your Orthodontist in Powell

December 12, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 8:11 pm

young girl with bracesWith most of our patients, the journey from the beginning of their treatment all the way to the end when we take their braces off and reveal their new smile is a smooth one, but for others, there are some bumps along the road. While orthodontic emergencies are pretty rare, knowing how to handle the most common ones can make life a whole lot less stressful should a bracket come loose or an elastic go missing. To make sure you’re completely prepared if something goes wrong with your child’s braces, your orthodontist in Powell is here to share a few helpful tips and tricks. (more…)

Braces in Powell Can Fix Your Gummy Smile

December 2, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 5:38 pm

woman with beautiful smileFor many of our patients, the reason they don’t like the appearance of their smile has nothing to do with their teeth, but rather their gum line. When too much gum tissue shows in a person’s smile, it can really throw off the delicate balance between the teeth, lips, and gums that’s needed to create that perfectly proportioned look. While surgery is often used to correct this kind of problem, braces in Powell can actually provide a much more conservative solution that still delivers a beautiful final result. How does this work? Read on to learn more. (more…)

Orthodontist in Powell Helps You Get into the Holiday Spirit!

November 29, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 8:58 pm

happy holiday family Many of our team members are parents themselves, so we know exactly what it’s like during the holidays for local families: fun but BUSY. Between organizing family get-togethers and shopping for everyone, it’s nice to just let someone else take the lead from time to time. Thankfully, the city of Powell and the surrounding communities are hosting a variety of fun family events you and your little ones can enjoy this season, allowing you to relax and just soak up the holidays instead of being the one that’s making them happen! Here are a few events your orthodontist in Powell is planning on attending this season. (more…)

We’re Ready to Be Your New Orthodontist in Powell!

November 22, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 8:57 pm

We’re always hard at work behind the scenes here at Shirck Orthodontics, and we’re thrilled to announce that we’re opening a brand new office in Powell in March 2019! Soon, local families will have easy access to the same high-quality specialized dental care that our other patients have been enjoying for years. If we’re coming to your hometown, why should you choose to visit us as opposed to any other orthodontist in Powell? We’re glad you asked! Read on below to learn the top 3 reasons we’re going to be the best place to get a straight smile in Powell. (more…)

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Got Invisalign in Westerville

November 19, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 1:07 pm

person holding Invisalign trayAt Shirck Orthodontics, we’ve been able to help countless adults finally straighten their teeth after years of avoiding metal braces thanks to Invisalign in Westerville. The treatment is subtle, discreet, and most patients say that their friends and coworkers don’t notice anything about their teeth until they are completely straight! We talked to them this past month and asked them, “What do you wish you knew about Invisalign before getting it?” Below, you’ll find the 5 most common things they told us! (more…)

Orthodontist Gives Back to Local Schools & Businesses

November 11, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 8:59 pm

working togetherAt Shirck Orthodontics, we couldn’t do what we do without the support of our communities, and that’s why our orthodontist, Dr. Jeffrey Shirck, is always looking for new ways to support and sponsor local schools and businesses as a way of saying “Thank You.”  To learn about some of our team’s current community efforts and even how you can join in, read on below! (more…)

Invisalign in Powell Can Help You Love Your Smile Again

October 7, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 8:56 pm

woman’s smile with Invisalign Every year, we meet tons of patients who don’t like anything about their smile. Their crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth cause them to hide their teeth in pictures and even when talking with friends and family. This always breaks our team’s hearts, but thankfully, we have a solution that can help people fall back in love with their smile: Invisalign in Powell. With this sleek and effective treatment, we cannot only improve the appearance of someone’s smile, but its health as well, giving them a set of teeth they’re always ready to show off. (more…)

Easy Halloween Tips From Your Orthodontist in Powell

October 6, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 7:03 pm

Hello October!It’s finally October! The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are changing colors, and before you know it, everyone will be dressed up as their favorite ghouls and goblins for Halloween. October also happens to be National Orthodontic Health Month, where orthodontists throughout the US and Canada work to increase public awareness of the positive impacts that orthodontic care can have on both long-term dental health and self-esteem. In honor of the occasion, your orthodontist in Powell is going to share a few helpful tips orthodontic patients should follow this Halloween season. (more…)

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