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How to Get Same Day Braces in Powell

August 29, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shirck Orthodontics @ 5:48 pm

happy child with braces Once a parent learns that their child is going to need braces, they usually want to start the process as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, you can’t simply go to an orthodontist’s office and say “Braces, please!” Often, you have to schedule a consultation first, then attend another appointment that could be weeks later to have the braces actually put on. At Shirck Orthodontics, however, we’re ready to save you the time and stress by offering same day braces in Powell. You can bring your child to come see us, we’ll perform a brief exam, go over their treatment options, and then we can apply their braces that same appointment so they can get their new smile a soon as possible. How do same day braces actually work? You just have to take the following steps… (more…)

How Your Orthodontist in Powell Lends a Hand

August 28, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shirck Orthodontics @ 11:58 am

Shirck Orthodontics teamThe team at Shirck Orthodontics is made up of many different kinds of people, but we all share one thing in common: a passion for service. That’s why we all decided to get into the dental field! On a daily basis, it allows us to improve people’s lives and literally put a smile on their faces. Of course, we believe that our efforts shouldn’t just be limited to our office, which is why your orthodontist in Powell and our team also provide support for several local organizations. Read on below to learn how we’re actively working to make Powell a better place for everyone! (more…)

Patient Story: “He Treats Our Kids Like They’re His Own Kids”

August 19, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shirck Orthodontics @ 11:58 am

On this website, we end up talking about ourselves quite a bit…like a lot. So today, we decided to change things up and let someone who doesn’t work for our practice do the talking. Rajan found himself in the same position as a lot of other fathers—his daughter’s dentist said she needed braces. Fortunately for him, he’d known Dr. Jeff for over 10 years at this point, and Rajan knew he was the orthodontist in Powell he trusted to take great care of his daughter. In the video, you can watch his full testimonial, and below, we’re going to highlight exactly why Rajan thought of Shirck Orthodontics when his daughter’s smile needed help using his own words. (more…)

3 Essential Tips for Young Athletes with Braces

August 12, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shirck Orthodontics @ 11:58 am

young football player

Every parent feels two emotions at the exact same time whenever they watch their child play sports. One, they are just so happy and excited to see their child being active and working together with their peers, and two, they’re always a little concerned for their safety. That’s just how parents work! This second feeling is especially heightened if a child has braces. Should a child undergoing orthodontic treatment even be playing sports? Is it worth the risk of an accident? Fortunately, according to an orthodontist in Powell, your little athlete can keep playing and make sure their braces stay safe just by following these simple tips… (more…)

Can My Child Still Play a Wind Instrument with Braces?

August 4, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shirck Orthodontics @ 11:58 am

young trombone playerWhen your child decided to do band in school, you were overjoyed. They’re going to learn a skill they’ll be able to use for the rest of their life, plus they’ll get to meet and hang out with a large group of their peers who share the same interests. But then, your child’s dentist threw a wrench into the works: they’ve recommended your little Mozart get braces. This obviously doesn’t matter if your child plays drums, percussion, or guitar/bass, but what about a wind instrument? Will braces force them to put their instrument down until treatment is done? Will they make playing so uncomfortable that your child will want to quit? Fortunately, according to an orthodontist in Powell, band kids and band parents alike have nothing to be concerned about. (more…)

What is Orthodontic Headgear? Will My Child Need It?

July 22, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shirck Orthodontics @ 6:44 pm

young girl with headgearYou’ve probably seen people wearing braces your entire life, but from time to time, you may have spotted a larger, more complicated orthodontic device with thicker wires that extend outside of the mouth and go around the chin or back of the head. This type of appliance is generally referred to as “headgear,” and for many patients (almost always children), it’s able to reliably correct certain alignment issues in the teeth and jaws that can’t be handled with braces in Powell alone. If your child already needs braces, how can you know if headgear will be necessary as well? You can learn more about this type of treatment by reading on below. (more…)

DIY Orthodontics vs. Your Orthodontist in Powell

July 18, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shirck Orthodontics @ 3:35 pm

woman thinking with scales On the surface, it sounds too good to be true. For adults looking to straighten their teeth, some businesses, or “clubs,” claim they can help you get everything you need through the mail without having to step foot in a dental office. You simply take impressions of your teeth, send them off, and a few weeks later, you receive a set of clear aligners to wear. Even better, these clubs guarantee results in about six months, and they usually cost less than being treated by an orthodontist. Sounds like a no-brainer, right? Unfortunately, while this might all sound great on paper, here are just a few of the things you’ll miss out on by not visiting an orthodontist in Powell. (more…)

3 Reasons Why Summer Is the Best Time to Start Braces in Powell

July 13, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shirck Orthodontics @ 3:36 pm

young girl with braces in pool Summer is the perfect time for your child to sit back, relax, sleep in, and…get braces? While visiting the orthodontist might not have been on your child’s “To Do” list this season, the summer months are actually the best time for them to start braces in Powell, and your child will actually appreciate it even if they resist at first. Here are just a few reasons why you should begin your child’s journey to a straighter smile before school starts: (more…)

Can Dental Insurance Be Used to Cover Braces in Powell?

July 9, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shirck Orthodontics @ 3:35 pm

dental insurance formWell, you knew this day was coming, but that doesn’t mean it was any less surprising: your child’s dentist has said they need braces, and the sooner they can start, the better. For many parents, this makes them instantly worry about finances, because while orthodontics is a worthy investment, it can still be a sizeable one. But thankfully, like 60% of the country, you have dental insurance, and it should help you pay for braces in Powell, right? The answer is “it depends,” but fortunately, there are multiple alternatives that can make orthodontics more affordable even if your insurance won’t. (more…)

What Causes the Teeth to Shift?

July 2, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shirck Orthodontics @ 3:35 pm

slightly crooked teethAfter spending a few extra minutes in the mirror this morning, you discover an uncomfortable truth: your teeth have shifted. You’re starting to notice crowding that definitely wasn’t there before. This can happen to people even if they had braces as a child, but the question most have in this situation is simply, “Why?” Today, an orthodontist in Powell reveals what can cause your teeth to shift, how it can be reversed, and what you can do to ensure your smile stays in place as the years go by. (more…)

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