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How Much Do Braces in Newark Cost?

March 22, 2017

Filed under: Braces — Tags: — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 6:24 pm

Understanding the cost of braces in Newark.A straight smile is important to your confidence. In addition, properly aligned teeth play an important role in your oral health. They are easier to keep clean, and it helps lower your risk for future dental problems. Although braces are quite beneficial for your self-esteem and dental health, you are probably concerned about the cost of braces in Newark. Right? It is no secret that braces are an investment you have to consider wisely, and it can cost more than some other dental procedures. However, you should not let this discourage you from improving your smile and oral health. You might be pleasantly surprised to learn braces are more affordable than you might think.
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Foods to Avoid If You Have Braces

May 28, 2016

Filed under: Braces — Tags: , , — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 11:50 pm

braces in NewarkTraditional braces in Newark are the most common form of orthodontic treatment because they are effective and affordable for correcting alignment and bite problems. Using brackets and wires that are attached to the teeth, the teeth are gradually moved into their correct alignment. While undergoing your orthodontic care with traditional braces in Westerville OH, you’ll need to step up your oral hygiene, paying careful attention to brushing and flossing around the wires and brackets. To make oral care easier and to protect the braces from damage, there are certain foods you’ll need to avoid while wearing your braces.
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Design Your Own Braces with Wild Smiles from Your Orthodontist Pataskala

October 30, 2015

wild-smiles designs from the orthodontist Pataskala residents preferDid you ever think you could have as much fun picking out your braces as you have choosing clothes, shoes, jewelry, and other items that showcase your personal style? Shirck Orthodontics has great news, thanks to WildSmiles brackets, your braces can showcase your personality while they shift your smile into picture-perfect alignment. Recent studies showed that more than 3 million young adults in the US wear braces, but your braces don’t have to look just like every other braces wearer. WildSmiles brackets come in six fun shapes you can mix and match to make your smile unlike any other. Want to see what your smile could look like with WildSmiles brackets? Check out your options in the WildSmiles design studio.
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Your Westerville, OH Children’s Orthodontist Has Tips for Brushing Braces

August 19, 2015

girl with braces learning how to brush from the westerville children's orthodontistNow that your child has braces, you want to make sure he or she is taking excellent care of them. But as you, a parent, know all too well, children tend to cut corners when it comes to their oral health–but brushing is as important as ever with braces, when bacteria has a lot of opportunity to build up in those tricky nooks and crannies. Help your child prevent tooth decay–read your orthodontist’s top five tips for brushing those braces, and a bonus tip for advice on brushing the retainer!
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Know Which Orthodontic Appliance Works For You

June 19, 2015

200265569-001At Shirck Orthodontics, each treatment plan is customized according to each patient’s desires. During the initial evaluation, Dr. Shirck will complete an oral exam and discuss whether the patient will require a special appliance to achieve the optimal results. It’s important to know that not every patient will need a separate appliance. Every recommendation that is made is based on a patient’s individual situation. We are the Childrens Orthodontist of choice in New Albany, Westerville and Pataskala.

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Extensive Braces Service at Shirck Orthodontics

May 30, 2015

ThinkstockPhotos-173656497Traditionally, braces have been the standard for getting the perfect smile you have always wanted. Chances are you or someone you know has had braces before. Braces are one way to correct your teeth. Thankfully, orthodontic technology has come a long way and Shirck Orthodontics in Pataskala, OH, New Albandy, OH, and Westerville OH, is proud to offer several types of braces for our patients.

 

Traditional Braces

Traditional braces have been the go-to among countless families. They use metal brackets and wires to reposition teeth. Periodically, braces must be tightened in order to keep everything in line. As they are tightened, teeth are loosened and then moved into their correct position. Initial soreness is uniform for all patients but it fades in time. The longer you wear traditional braces, the easier it is to deal with any slight discomfort.

 

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are similar to traditional braces, only backwards. Custom-made brackets are affixed to the inside of your teeth instead of the outside. These customized brackets will reduce the potential for scratching of the tongue as well as any other discomfort. Any type of case can be treated and the best part is you don’t have to wear trays in your mouth for 22 hours a day. Also, just like Invisalign, lingual braces are not noticeable to anyone. You and Dr. Shirck are the only ones who will know you have braces. How cool is that?

 

Invisalign

For adults who want a straighter smile but don’t want any metal in their mouths, Invisalign is the preferred choice. It delivers fantastic results using clear, custom-made aligners minus the brackets and wires. Clear trays move your teeth into position gradually, until they’ve reached their preferred position. Every patient has different needs, but most often treatment takes between 9 and 15 months with around 18-30 trays that are used. Unlike with traditional braces where food particles are constantly stuck in and around brackets, each Invisalign tray is removable. Pictures, special occasions, chowing down on your favorite grub – whatever the case, removable trays give you freedom.

 

Clear Braces

Clear braces offer the pinpoint correctness of traditional braces, but with a twist: brackets are clear and ceramic. They blend in with your teeth for a level of discreetness that’s comforting. While the clear braces themselves do not stain, the clear ties that hold in the wire are susceptible to stains. These ties are changed out during each appointment.

 

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