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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…)

You’re Never Too Old for Orthodontics in New Albany!

February 8, 2019

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

adult with clear braces When you hear the word “braces,” what is the first image that pops into your head? Probably a child with a mouthful of metal brackets and wires, right? If so, you’re far from alone, but thankfully, modern-day orthodontics in New Albany is now able to help patients at absolutely any age. Whether you’re an adult who never had braces as a child or whose teeth have shifted throughout the years, know that you’re never too old to get the perfectly straight smile you’ve always wanted. (more…)

The Hidden Benefits of Braces with Your Orthodontist in New Albany

February 5, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 1:05 pm

smiling child with braces Back in February 1941, the cities of Akron and Cleveland held events to raise awareness of the importance of children’s dental health, a first at the time. Fast forward to 1949, and the American Dental Association decided to take those events and turn them into a national day of observance on February 8th. This was extended to a week in 1955, and eventually in 1981, February officially became National Children’s Dental Health Month, a time when dental professionals across the country raise awareness about the best ways to look after growing smiles. That’s why, today, an orthodontist in New Albany is going to share a fact most people don’t know: straightening the teeth not only helps them look better, but can drastically improve their health as well! How? Read on to learn more. (more…)

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…)

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