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The Children’s Orthodontist Newark Families Prefer

November 30, 2015

happy woman with a beautiful smile thanks to the orthodontist newark trustsWant a straighter smile but can’t commit to numerous, frequent orthodontist visits? Interested in finding out how to improve your child’s developing smile? Want an orthodontic option that allows you to retain your professional image? Shirck Orthodontics offers all of this and more for children, teens, and adults in the Columbus area. Best of all, our competitive pricing and complimentary consultations make our office one of the most affordable in the area without sacrificing care or attention to detail.
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How to Find the Best Orthodontist in Columbus, OH

July 13, 2015

best orthodontist in columbus dr jeffery shirck and happy patientFinding an orthodontist isn’t as cut and dried as it may seem. Every website, billboard, and television advertisement proclaims a new best orthodontist. You may be familiar with a long running New York City joke about the “best” cup of coffee, and wading through advertisements and websites for orthodontists can feel like searching for the actual best cup of coffee in a slew of “best” cups of coffee. At Shirck Orthodontics, we believe that Dr. Jeffery Shirck and his team truly provide the best orthodontic care in Columbus, OH, but we think you should be the judge of that. That’s why we’re letting you in on the secrets to finding the right orthodontist for you. If you want to find out more about Shirck Orthodontics and the top-notch services we provide, call to schedule a consultation today.
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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.

 

Schedule an Appointment Today

Speak with our staff to set up an appointment at our Pataskala, OH, New Albandy, OH, or Westerville OH, offices. We welcome all patients located in and around the area including Blacklick, Jersey, Harlem, Gahanna, Flint, Galena and beyond. Give your smile the care it deserves!

Stellar Orthodontic Treatment with Clear Braces by Shirck Orthodontics

April 23, 2015

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Do you often find yourself dreaming of a perfectly straight smile that will turn heads and light up a room? Are you content with the look of your smile? Thousands of adults nationwide wish they had straighter smiles. When teeth grow into place during developmental stages, they usually crowd together and misalign, making a naturally straight smile highly improbably. Adults with crooked smiles seek a solution for straightening teeth that does not require traditional orthodontic treatment. Shirk Orthodontics offers an alternative treatment in the form of clear braces.

Wonderful Treatment from Incredible Professionals

178587420We understand that for some adults, traditional braces are out of the question. The metal brackets and wires are viewed as juvenile, and adults do not want to feel self-conscious about their appearance. Dr. Jeffery Shirck, a friendly, caring professional with years of experience, and his handpicked team of experts want to accommodate orthodontic treatments for every patient that walks into our office. Since not everyone wants to undergo traditional orthodontic care, we provide our clear braces. Clear braces, as the name implies, are made of a clear ceramic, which blend into the natural look of your teeth.

What are Clear Braces and How Do They Work?

Clear braces are for those who do not want to worry about self-image while undergoing orthodontic treatment. These braces work like traditional braces (wires and brackets), but the appliance meshes with the natural appearance of your teeth. Over time, the wires will shift your teeth into the perfect position. Unlike regular braces, clear braces do not stain, although the wires can potentially receive stains, so it is important to make sure you maintain regular cleaning habits throughout the process. Adults undergoing this procedure can receive the celebrity-like smile of their dreams without worrying about the aesthetics.

Receive Stellar Treatment from Our Amazing Team

If you are ready to straighten your teeth and achieve a stellar, pristine smile without the metal sheen of traditional braces, contact our office today and ask about clear braces. Our friendly team is always ready to help the residents of Westerville, OH, Sunbury, New Albany, Alexandria, Granville, Johnstown, Newark, Blacklick, Reynoldsburg, and the surrounding areas.

Straighten Your Teeth with Confidence, Choose Invisalign Clear Braces from Shirck Orthodontics

March 10, 2015

187673884Orthodontics treatment isn’t what it used to be. Today, we have more treatment choices than ever before. You can seamlessly straighten your teeth without changing your eating habits or lifestyle. One of the many great modern orthodontic options offered by Dr. Shirck is treatment with Invisalign clear braces. Invisalign clear braces can correct a wide range of orthodontic issues, including minor tooth movements and more complex cases. Whatever your orthodontic concern, the result is a new, more confident smile, that you can proudly show the world. Make your Invisalign clear braces consultation appointment with Dr. Shirck today. Shirck Orthodontics has three convenient office locations in New Albany, Pataskala, and Westerville, OH that proudly serve patients throughout Sunbury, Alexandria, Granville, Johnstown, Newark, Reynoldsburg, Blacklick, and the surrounding communities.

How Do Invisalign Clear Braces Straighten Teeth?

Before your Invisalign treatment plan can be created, Dr. Shirck will take detailed impressions of your teeth to make sure that they can be straightened using the Invisalign treatment system. Once the appropriate treatment is confirmed, a customized plan will be developed. Dr. Shirck will show you the projected series of movements your teeth will undergo, so that you will be able to see exactly how your teeth are expected to look at the end of your Invisalign treatment before it even begins. Dr. Shirck will send the treatment plan to the Invisalign labs, where your custom clear braces are specially fabricated. You will receive, wear, and exchange a new set of braces every few weeks with quick progress checks with Dr. Shirck about every six weeks until your treatment is complete.

Why Choose Invisalign Clear Braces?

  • The clear braces are easily removable for brushing, flossing, and eating.
  • You can view your results before you even start treatment.
  • No painful brackets or wires.
  • No painful adjustment appointments.
  • Complete your treatment discretely.

Pataskala Invisalign Clear Braces Consultations

The time it will actually take you to complete Invisalign clear braces treatment will vary depending on the complexity of your malocclusion issues. But of course, Dr. Shirck will be able to determine if Invisalign is well suited to your individual situation and goals, before you move forward with treatment. To get started, all you have to do is make an appointment for an Invisalign clear braces consultation with Dr. Shirck today. Shirck Orthodontics is trusted by families throughout Pataskala, New Albany, and Westerville, OH and the nearby communities of Sunbury, Alexandria, Granville, Johnstown, Newark, Reynoldsburg, and Blacklick.

Straight Talk: The Importance of Pediatric Orthodontics

February 10, 2015

160908327When should you start to be concerned about your child’s smile? The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children have a pediatric orthodontic screening by age 7. When your child turns 7, their teeth and jaws have developed enough to see if there will be any serious orthodontic problems in their future. In most cases, treatment is not actually necessary at age 7, but it will give you and their dentist time to monitor their development and decide on the best path of treatment. You can make an appointment for the pediatric orthodontic screening your child needs with Dr. Shirck today. Shirck Orthodontic’s three convenient locations deliver quality care daily throughout New Albany, OH, Pataskala, Westerville, Sunbury, New Albany, Alexandria, Granville, Johnstown, Newark, Reynoldsburg, Blacklick, and the surrounding communities.

What Is Pediatric Orthodontics Treatment?

Pediatric orthodontists consider more than just how your child’s smile looks. Dr. Shirck will examine the movement and growth of the jaw and use panoramic x-rays to look at tooth roots. Dr. Shirck will also check for impacted, missing, and overcrowded teeth. If orthodontic treatment is needed, Dr. Shirck will be able to provide many treatment choices and a variety of orthodontic appliance types including metals, ceramics and plastics, with removable or bonded brackets.

Does Your Child Need Pediatric Orthodontic Treatment?

Issues arising from crowding, thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, premature loss of baby teeth, or poor breathing caused by enlarged adenoids or tonsils can all contribute to the need for pediatric orthodontic treatment. There are also hereditary factors like: extra teeth, large teeth, missing teeth, and wide spacing or small jaws. If you notice any of the following warning signs, you should make an immediate pediatric orthodontic screening appointment for your child:

  • Off-schedule loss of baby teeth
  • Chewing problems
  • Mouth breathing
  • Prolonged and persistent thumb sucking
  • Crowded, misplaced, or blocked teeth
  • Jaw noises
  • Teeth that don’t fit together properly
  • Jaws and teeth that are disproportionate
  • Crowded front teeth after age seven

New Albany Pediatric Orthodontics Appointments

Studies have shown that many pediatric orthodontic problems are more easily corrected when the patient’s skeleton is still developing. By correcting pediatric orthodontic problems at a young age, Dr. Shirck can better prepare the mouth for the eventual eruption of adult teeth. Pediatric orthodontic treatment will gently administer a constant force in carefully controlled directions, to slowly move teeth into proper alignment. Don’t take chances with your child’s smile. Make a pediatric orthodontic appointment with Dr. Shirck today. Shirck Orthodontics has three locations located conveniently to serve all of New Albany, OH, Pataskala, Westerville, Sunbury, New Albany, Alexandria, Granville, Johnstown, Newark, Reynoldsburg, Blacklick, and the neighboring areas.

Get Incognito Orthodontics with Hidden Lingual Braces in New Albany, OH

January 10, 2015

517184557Are you seeking a truly invisible orthodontics solution? If given a choice, most patients who need orthodontic treatment would choose the least visible treatment method. However, clear braces treatments, like Invisalign and ClearCorrect, are sometimes unable to correct certain severe malocclusion problems. In this scenario, patients don’t have to settle for traditional brackets and wires. They can still get the discrete orthodontics treatment they want with a new set of lingual braces. Lingual braces are completely invisible because they are hidden naturally by your teeth. If you want to explore the lingual braces solution, make an appointment for an orthodontic treatment evaluation with Dr. Shirck today. Shirck Orthodontics proudly serves patients of all ages throughout New Albany, OH, Pataskala, Westerville, Sunbury, New Albany, Alexandria, Granville, Johnstown, Newark, Reynoldsburg, Blacklick, and the surrounding communities.

What Are Lingual Braces?

Lingual braces are truly invisible braces. Unlike other types of braces, lingual braces are placed behind your teeth, not out front. With lingual braces, only you and your orthodontist will know that you’re undergoing treatment.

How Are Lingual Braces Placed?

At your first lingual braces appointment Dr. Shirck will take impressions of your teeth. These impressions are then sent to a dental lab where your custom lingual brackets are created using CAD/CAM technology and rapid prototyping. The wires are created and shaped using state-of-the-art robotic technology. This process may take up to six weeks. Once complete, Dr. Shirck will use a precise placement process to cement the braces onto your teeth. Your treatment time will vary based on your treatment plan.

Why Choose Lingual Braces?

If you have a need to look your best, even while you complete your treatment, lingual braces are your best bet. With ceramic braces, the brackets are tooth-colored, but the metal wire connecting them is still visible. With clear braces, the aligners are easily removable, but not completely invisible. But lingual braces are truly invisible. Lingual braces are also the better choice for patients who actively play wind instruments or participate in sports.

New Albany Lingual Braces Appointments

The placement of lingual braces requires specialized skills. Not every dentist or orthodontist is qualified to administer lingual braces because they require extra training. Dr. Shirck is a highly qualified orthodontist, well experienced in the placement of lingual braces. You can make an appointment for your lingual braces evaluation with Dr. Shirck today. Shirck Orthodontics has three locations to serve patients throughout New Albany, OH, Pataskala, Westerville, Sunbury, New Albany, Alexandria, Granville, Johnstown, Newark, Reynoldsburg, Blacklick, and the nearby areas.

Why Is Orthodontic Treatment So Important?

December 10, 2014

78750927Seeking the orthodontic treatment you need, will not only improve your smile, it will also protect your overall dental health. Crooked, spaced, gapped, turned, or misaligned teeth can be hard to maintain and may lead to periodontal disease, tooth decay, or even tooth loss.  Orthodontic problems can also cause abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, speech problems, difficulty chewing, and damage to the temporomandibular joints (TMJ Disorder).  Malocclusions like protruding upper teeth can also increase the possibility of fracture after dental trauma. You can prevent these problems by making an appointment with Dr. Shirck today for your orthodontic treatment consultation. Shirck Orthodontics proudly serves patients throughout New Albany, OH, Pataskala, Westerville, Sunbury, New Albany, Alexandria, Granville, Johnstown, Newark, Reynoldsburg, Blacklick, and the surrounding communities.

When Should You Seek Orthodontic Treatment For Your Child?

Every child is different, so there is no single answer to this question.  However, the American Association of Orthodontics recommends that every child get an orthodontic evaluation by age 7, or sooner if an orthodontic problem is detected earlier.  In some cases, early intervention utilizing your child’s growth can make corrective orthodontic treatment faster and easier.

When Should You Seek Orthodontic Treatment For Yourself?

It’s never too late. Orthodontic treatment for those with healthy teeth and gums can be successful at any age.  Many adults are choosing orthodontic treatment to improve their smile and support good oral health.

What Are Your Orthodontic Treatment Options?

Today, there are many different orthodontic treatment options. Dr. Shirck will work with you to find the treatment that will work best for you or your child. Options include:

Orthodontic Treatment Appointments with Dr. Shirck

If you or your children need orthodontic treatment, don’t put it off any longer. Orthodontic problems can only worsen over time. Make an appointment for an orthodontic treatment evaluation with Dr. Shirck today. Shirck Orthodontics proudly serves kids, teens, and adults throughout New Albany, OH, Pataskala, Westerville, Sunbury, New Albany, Alexandria, Granville, Johnstown, Newark, Reynoldsburg, Blacklick, and nearby areas.

New Westerville Shirck Orthodontics Office Opening in January 2015!

November 10, 2014

173656497Dr. Shirck is proud to announce the opening of a new Shirck Orthodontics location in Westerville, OH. Dr. Shirck will begin welcoming patients to the new Westerville location in January of 2015. The Westerville office will be joining the Pataskala and New Albany offices offering the Shirck Orthodontics complete menu of orthodontics services to kids, teens and adults. The Westerville office is conveniently located on County Line Road between North Cleveland Avenue and North West Street. The new Westerville location can be found at 385 County Line Rd. W. Ste. 210 Westerville, OH 43082. But you don’t have to wait until January to get your orthodontic treatment started. You can make an appointment with Dr. Shirck today. Dr. Shirck proudly serves patients throughout New Albany, Pataskala, Westerville, Sunbury, New Albany, Alexandria, Granville, Johnstown, Newark, Reynoldsburg and Blacklick, OH.

Westerville Shirck Orthodontics Services Will Include:

  • Traditional BracesBracket and wire braces.
  • In-Ovation BracesSelf-ligating braces system that provides faster results with fewer (not to mention shorter) office visits.
  • Clear BracesClear and ceramic brackets and wires braces that they blend in with your teeth.
  • Invisalign and Invisalign TeenClear, custom-made aligners instead of brackets and wires.
  • Incognito Braces (Lingual Braces)- Custom made brackets affixed to the inside of your teeth instead of the outside.
  • WildSmile BracketsSpecially designed brackets that come in a variety of fun shapes including stars, hearts, soccer balls, footballs, flowers, and Super-Diamonds.

New Shirck Orthodontics Office in Westerville, OH 43082

Shirck Orthodontics is excited to bring their quality and comprehensive orthodontic services to Westerville families. If you need orthodontic consultation or treatment, contact Dr. Shirck today.  Shirck Orthodontics restores smiles throughout New Albany, Pataskala, Westerville, Sunbury, New Albany, Alexandria, Granville, Johnstown, Newark, Reynoldsburg and Blacklick, OH. You can find the new Westerville location at 385 County Line Rd. W. Ste. 210 Westerville, OH 43082.

 

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