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Shirck Orthodontics Donates 10,000 Masks to Local Schools

September 29, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 2:56 pm
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Shirck Orthodontics is a partner in education, a community partner, and an advocate for safety, so that’s why we have recently donated 10,000 masks and water bottles to local schools. We know that it is going to take everyone’s combined efforts to get us through this pandemic, and we’re happy to step up to the plate and offer assistance so students and teachers can get back to doing what they do best. And, to help parents have peace of mind, your orthodontist in Powell shares a few tips about having your child wear a mask that will ensure they (and you!) can stay healthy.

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Are Mail-Order Braces a Good Idea During the Pandemic?

September 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 2:57 pm
young woman shrugging

The phrase that is going to define 2020 is likely “social distancing,” but despite everyone’s interactions being mostly digital these days, millions of people still want to improve their smiles by straightening their teeth. With mail-order clear aligners, you can get the care you need without even having to step foot in an office, so it’s the perfect option for our current times, right? Wrong. Unfortunately, according to your orthodontist in Powell, mail-order braces are always a bad idea, no matter the circumstances, and here’s why.

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Can You Get Braces if You’re Over 40?

September 16, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 3:08 pm
mature woman holding adult braces in Powell

When people hear the word “orthodontics,” they tend to all conjure the same image in their mind: a school-aged child with a mouthful of metal braces. Orthodontic treatment is often recommended for children because their teeth and mouths can be easily adjusted while they are still growing, but it’s actually possible to correct crooked, crowded, and gapped teeth at any age. About 25% of all orthodontic patients in the U.S. are 18 or older, and this includes many people who are 40+! If you’ve always wanted beautifully straight teeth, read on to learn how adult braces in Powell can help.

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Your Invisalign Survival Guide for Cold & Flu Season

September 10, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 3:03 pm
young man holding on Invisalign tray

Cold and flu season is coming, and to say the past year has prepared us for it would be an understatement. Between wearing masks, washing hands, and socially distancing, the last thing most people are worried about is catching a cold these days. However, for people living with Invisalign, staying healthy requires a little extra care. Fortunately, a local orthodontist is here to offer the quick and easy tips you need to stay safe heading into the holidays and 2021.

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Quick School Lunch Ideas for Children with Braces

September 2, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 2:59 pm
healthy school lunch

These days, many parents are finding themselves doing something they haven’t in about 5-6 months—packing their child’s lunch for them to bring to school! If your child has braces in Westerville, choosing the right items will not only help them stay healthy and energized throughout the day, but it will also let them avoid any orthodontic mishaps that might throw off their treatment. For tips on which foods to include and avoid as recommended by a children’s orthodontist, read on below.

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Which Orthodontic Treatment is the Fastest?

August 17, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 7:32 pm
man riding yellow motorcycle very fast

The world is becoming faster with each passing year due to technology, and fortunately, this progress can be seen in orthodontics as well. Thanks to advances in technology and techniques, the time needed to straighten the teeth and align the bite is perpetually becoming shorter and shorter. Of course, this begs the question, “Which orthodontic treatment is the fastest?” Your Powell orthodontist reveals the answer and also discusses why speed should not be your highest priority when it comes to orthodontics!

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Why Your Child Might Need a Palatal Expander

August 12, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 1:16 pm
model teeth with a palatal expander

A palatal expander is a small appliance we can use to correct a wide variety of orthodontic issues that can’t be addressed with braces alone. It cannot only help straighten the teeth, but boost sleep quality and create an overall more attractive facial appearance as well! Could your child benefit from one? How do they even work? Your children’s orthodontist in Powell at Shirck Orthodontics is happy to explain in today’s brief and informative blog.  

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How Braces Can Change the Shape of Your Face

August 9, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 12:41 pm
Young girl smiling with braces

When most people hear the word “orthodontics,” their mind immediately thinks about the teeth being straightened, and it’s no wonder why! Every year, the team at Shirck Orthodontics helps hundreds of children and adults fix crooked teeth and close unwanted gaps to create truly stunning smiles. But, did you know that orthodontics can actually change the overall shape of the face as well? Your orthodontist can do much more than simply move the teeth around—they can also use braces in Columbus to give someone a more balanced and attractive appearance.

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Can You Get Orthodontics If You Have Missing Teeth?

August 5, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 11:53 am
woman with missing tooth and braces

Many of the people who come to see us have missing teeth, and one of the first questions they ask is, “Is it still possible to straighten them?” Fortunately, the answer is almost always yes! A person canundergo orthodontic treatment if they have a few absent teeth, and it can still provide the same array of benefits as someone with a complete smile. In some cases, braces may be recommended because someone has missing teeth. How does this work? Your orthodontist in Powell explains in today’s blog.

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What Happens if You Forget to Wear Your Retainer?

July 30, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 4:25 pm
young boy with retainers in Powell

Every treatment we provide here at Shirck Orthodontics is designed to create a beautifully straight smile that lasts for life. Whether someone is using braces or Invisalign, however, an essential part of the process is wearing retainers in Powell afterward. Not doing so can actually allow the teeth to start drifting back to where they started, undoing all the great work a patient has done! It’s normal for someone to forget to wear their retainer every once in a while, but what happens if they don’t wear it for a week, a month, or even a few years? Read on to find out.

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