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4 Myths on Adults Getting Braces: BUSTED

June 26, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 2:04 pm
woman with braces in Powell

There are literally millions of adults in the U.S. right now who would love to straighten their teeth. They’re tired of hiding their crooked teeth or worrying about others noticing gaps, plus many experience daily pain due to bite problems. So, what stops them from seeking treatment? Often, it’s one of the 4 myths below, which your orthodontist in Powell is going to bust right now! No matter your age or situation, a straighter, more beautiful smile is much closer than you might think!


Wax is Not Just Used for Candles, But Also for Braces!

June 18, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 1:22 pm
two cases of dental wax

After we put on a patient’s braces here at Shirck Orthodontics, we always send them home with a small container of dental wax. This often inspires people to ask, “Why?” Are we encouraging them to make little pieces of art while they wait for their treatment to conclude? While that’s a great idea, in truth, dental wax can help make adjusting to braces much more comfortable, ensuring someone’s journey towards a new smile starts as smoothly as possible. Your orthodontist in Powell explains below.


What Exactly are Rubber Bands Used for With Braces?

June 10, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 12:36 pm
closeup of teeth with colorful braces

Just like metal brackets and wires, rubber bands are also an essential part of many people’s orthodontic treatment. They serve an important role in adding extra tension to the teeth to help them move into the right position, and they also ensure the braces stay in place. So, exactly how do rubber bands help someone achieve a straighter, healthier smile? Your orthodontist in Powell covers everything you need to know below!


The Top 4 Ways to Avoid White Spots from Your Braces

June 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 11:51 am
teenage girl with braces in Powell

The day one of our patients gets their braces removed is always special here at Shirck Orthodontics, and the last thing we want is for someone’s new smile to be less than perfect due to white spots, or areas of discoloration that can occur under the brackets. Fortunately, preventing this from happening is fairly simple, and your orthodontist in Powell reveals the 4 most effective methods below.


What Does it Mean to be An Invisalign Platinum Provider?

May 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 4:03 pm

woman holding Invisalign in Powell You’ll find no shortage of dentists online who are eager to provide Invisalign in Powell, but if you’re considering this treatment for yourself or your child, how should you choose one over another? One easy way is to look at their Invisalign Provider Level. While there are plenty of bronze, silver, and gold ones, only a few orthodontists qualify to be called Invisalign Platinum Providers. What does this mean, and how will this influence the quality of your care? (more…)

How Teledentistry May Save You an Unnecessary Visit to Your Orthodontist’s Office

May 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 5:03 pm

woman having a virtual consult at home While there is never a good time for a pandemic to strike, we’re relatively lucky that one has occurred when the world is more connected than ever through the internet and phones. While people may be mostly stuck at home, they are still able to reach out to loved ones and healthcare providers at the touch of a button. As you can imagine, getting a virtual consult at home has become extremely popular over the past few months, and it’s been a tremendous help for people who are undergoing orthodontic treatment or believe it’s in their future. This new approach brings with it a host of benefits, whether you’re a parent with a child who has misaligned teeth or you’re currently using Invisalign. (more…)

Creative Ways to Greet Your Orthodontics Team without Making Contact

May 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 2:08 pm

woman waiving at their orthodontist in PowellWe are currently living in a new era. While COVID-19 and social distancing have caused a lot of delays in people’s lives, there is one thing that is probably never coming back: handshakes. Given all the talk about hand hygiene and everyone’s new focus on staying healthy, it’s a practice that likely won’t reappear as things get back to normal. Thankfully, your orthodontist in Powell has put some thought into this! The next time you and your child come in for a visit, you may encounter these new greetings so the team can welcome you and ensure everyone stays safe. (more…)

Faceoff: SmileDirectClub vs. Invisalign in Westerville

February 28, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 1:03 pm

hand holding a clear aligner If you’re an adult or teen who wants to straighten your teeth, now is the best time to be alive. You’re no longer constricted to only getting metal braces, as sleek and discreet clear aligner treatments have become easily available and been shown to deliver reliable results. Of course, you have choice in this realm as well, primarily between SmileDirectClub and Invisalign in Westerville. How are they different, and which one would be best for you? We put them side by side in today’s blog so you can make a confident decision. (more…)

We Can’t Wait to Come to Powell!

February 22, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 1:09 pm

so many happy people Shirck Orthodontics is opening a brand new office in Powell in 2019, and our team couldn’t be more excited! We’ll be able to help even more people and give local families access to the warm, friendly, and high-quality specialty dental care they deserve. Of course, whenever we come to a community, we like to do much more than simply work in our office. Shirck Orthodontics has a proud tradition of community involvement, because we know without them, we wouldn’t have a practice! Read on to learn how we plan to uplift the area while putting a smile on everyone’s face. (more…)

Orthodontist in Powell: Your Child May Need Braces If…

February 12, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 1:04 pm

young girl with braces Your child isn’t a baby anymore and their adult teeth are starting to come in, so you’re asking yourself the same question as many other parents, “Will my child need braces?” Your child should receive an evaluation from an orthodontist around age 7 so you can get a definitive answer to this question, but if you notice any of the 5 following symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with an orthodontist in Powell as soon as you can. (more…)

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