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Shirck Orthodontics Blog

Travel to the Future with Your Orthodontist in Powell

September 12, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 3:09 pm

young girl with retainer We’re living in an age where technology is changing as quickly as you can blink your eyes, making people’s lives easier and more comfortable than ever before. Fortunately, you can see this same kind of progress in orthodontics as well! At Shirck Orthodontics, we make it a point to only use the latest instruments so our patients can get the straight smiles they deserve in the most comfortable and efficient way possible. Read on to learn more about some of the advanced tools your orthodontist in Powell uses every day to take care of local smiles. (more…)

Orthodontist in Hebron, OH Answers, “How Are Braces Removed?”

September 4, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 12:25 pm

smiling children with and without braces Congratulations! After years of diligent care, your child’s braces are about to come off, and you just can’t wait to see their beautiful new smile. Of course, this begs the question, “How are braces actually removed?” We’re glad you asked! Today, an orthodontist in Hebron, OH is going to walk you through the procedure step by step so you and your little one know exactly what to expect on the big day.


Why Are Smile Gallery Photos So Important? Children’s Orthodontist Answers

August 27, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 1:19 pm

tween girl with bracesAs you’re getting your child ready to go to school, they flash you a smile. You always love looking at their little face, but something jumps out at you this time…their teeth. They’re noticeably crowded and crooked, and you’re almost certain that they’re going to need braces. After dropping them off, you go to the internet to search for a children’s orthodontist in Westerville. There are more than enough to choose from, but you really don’t know how to figure out which one might be best for your child. Fortunately, you can learn a lot about an orthodontist without having to read pages and pages on their websites. All you need to do is look at their smile gallery, which features before and after pictures of patients they have treated in the past. Just by scrolling through the pictures, you’ll find the answers to 3 important questions when it comes to picking the right doctor for your child. What are they? Learn about them below! (more…)

Orthodontist in Westerville Shows Love for Local Teachers

August 7, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 1:17 pm

Happy teacherAt Shirck Orthodontics, we like to take care of the people who make our community a better place, and with school recently starting, we’re proud to introduce our Hero Program, which is dedicated to the people who are currently educating the next generation: teachers. We all owe quite a bit to teachers, and to say “Thank You!” to our local heroes, your orthodontist in Westerville now has a special offer that will make it much easier for them to get the beautiful smiles they deserve. (more…)

Back to School Braces with Your Children’s Orthodontist in Westerville

August 5, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 1:49 pm

happy child with bracesSummer is the perfect time for your child to do a lot of things that simply don’t work well with the school year. Sleeping in, staying out with friends, and even taking trips are all summertime activities that fit neatly into those precious months between semesters. And, it’s also the ideal time to get them started with braces. If your child needs treatment to correct crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, your children’s orthodontist at Shrick Orthodontics thinks it’s a great idea to begin treatment before school starts, and here’s why. (more…)

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…)

How To Easily Avoid Cavities While Wearing Braces

July 25, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 4:00 pm

child brushing with bracesIf your child has recently started wearing braces, developing a cavity is one of the quickest ways their treatment can get derailed. Having to fix a problem tooth can easily add months to your child’s treatment, but thankfully, avoiding tooth decay with orthodontics isn’t that complicated. Here are 5 simple tips you and your child can follow to prevent cavities while they’re wearing braces in Utica, OH. (more…)

Do I Need a Referral to See an Orthodontist in Hebron, OH?

July 17, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 4:04 pm

young girl with bracesDo you believe that your child might need braces? Have you noticed that their teeth are a bit crooked, crowded, or gapped? Many parents in this situation believe they need a referral from their child’s general dentist in order to see an orthodontist in Hebron, OH, but that’s actually not true! There are multiple ways you can find the right doctor for your family, and you’ll likely be able to call them directly to schedule an appointment. (more…)

Orthodontist Shares the Interesting History of Braces!

July 12, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 4:02 pm
Pierre Fauchard

Pierre Fauchard

At Shirck Orthodontics, we use plenty of state-of-the-art technology and techniques to help our patients achieve straighter, more beautiful smiles, but the truth of the matter is that orthodontics and braces have actually been around for a very, very long time. How long? Gather around, because it’s History Time with your orthodontist in Heath, OH, Dr. Jeffrey Shirk! Today, he’s going to answer such basic questions as, “When were braces invented?”, “How long have they been around?” and, “Who actually came up with them?” (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…)

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