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A Big Thank You From Shirck Orthodontics!

December 30, 2019

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thank you gift tagThe holiday season is the perfect time of year to recognize those people who matter most and say “Thank You” for all the richness they add to your life. At Shirck Orthodontics, your orthodontist in Powell has plenty of people to thank for making 2019 truly spectacular, and we’re going to highlight them all in today’s blog! We just love showing our appreciation, and if you’re reading this, you’re guaranteed to find a few kind words aimed directly at you. (more…)

The Benefits of Clear Braces for Teens Who Struggled with Invisalign

December 13, 2019

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teen with clear braces When your teen got Invisalign, you were thrilled…initially. The idea of your child being able to straighten their teeth without having to deal with the appearance of metal braces sounded like a win-win for everyone, but unfortunately, things didn’t turn out as planned. Your teen, like many others, didn’t actually follow through and wear their aligners, so as a result, they still have some misalignment in their teeth. So, what should you do now? Have your child try Invisalign again, or get them metal braces to make sure it works? Fortunately, at Shirck Orthodontics, we have an ideal alternative: clear braces in Powell. This treatment combines the best parts of Invisalign and braces to deliver fantastic results and a smooth experience for both parent and child. (more…)

Look Out For Our Treat Transporter This Holiday Season!

December 8, 2019

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Shirck Treat Transporter at X-mas Here at Shirck Orthodontics, your orthodontist in Powell loves getting into the holiday spirit, and we actually have the ability to take our team’s cheer on the road thanks to our Treat Transporter! While our main goal is keeping smiles healthy and making them look beautiful, even we understand that everyone deserves a treat from time to time, especially this part of the year. We love bringing our Treat Transporter to all kinds of events, and if you live in Powell, read on below to learn more and where you might see us next! (more…)

Come Enjoy the Holidays with Shirck Orthodontics!

December 4, 2019

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mother and baby at X-mas One of the best parts about this time of year is that it gives people a chance to really show those they care about just how much they appreciate them. For your orthodontist in Powell at Shirck Orthodontics, this includes our patients as well as our own friends and family! We love celebrating the holidays, and we like to add our own little bit of cheer by putting on and sponsoring a number of festive events. Read on to learn more and how you can win a FREE set of Air Pods! (more…)

3 Quick Tips to Avoid Orthodontic Injuries This Thanksgiving

November 20, 2019

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Thanksgiving dinner Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks away, which means before you know it, you and your loved ones will be sitting at a table topped with an unimaginable amount of delicious food. From turkey to stuffing to yams to cranberry sauce to pumpkin pie and more, everyone has their particular item that they look forward to this time of year. Of course, for people with braces, Thanksgiving poses a few potential risks for damaging their appliance, which is a quick way to ruin even the best meal. Fortunately, your orthodontist in Powell has 3 simple tips to help people stay safe on Turkey Day. (more…)

Do the Wisdom Teeth Need to be Removed Before Getting Braces?

November 18, 2019

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young girl with braces A common concern many parents have about their child getting braces revolves around their wisdom teeth. Wouldn’t it be smart to wait until the wisdom teeth come in, have them removed, and then begin braces? While this might seem to make a lot of sense, in most cases, an orthodontist in Powell will recommend that a child start braces before their wisdom teeth are removed. This can lead to a much smoother experience for the child, the parent, and it can make treatment much shorter and less complicated overall. How so? Read on to learn why waiting is not always the best approach when it comes to orthodontics.   (more…)

What to Expect at Your First Visit to Shirck Orthodontics

November 10, 2019

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young ortho patient When a patient starts their orthodontic journey with us, we want them to feel welcome and comfortable from the moment they step into our office. We also strive to make things as easy as possible, which is why we offer FREE initial consultations here at Shirck Orthodontics. If your child needs braces, or you’re thinking about getting Invisalign for yourself, here’s what you can expect at your first visit to your orthodontist in Powell. (more…)

4 Easy Ways to Relieve Discomfort From Tightened Braces

November 4, 2019

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happy child with braces After your child’s braces come off, their teeth will be straighter, healthier, and they’ll instantly have a boosted sense of confidence the moment they see their brand new smile in the mirror. Of course, until then, their braces need to be tightened regularly to ensure they’re moving the teeth correctly. This usually causes a little oral soreness and tenderness that can last for a few days, but thankfully, there are a few easy ways your child can get the relief they need at home. Here are 4 quick tips from an orthodontist in Powell on how to deal with braces pain. (more…)

5 Foods You Should Avoid While Wearing Braces

October 29, 2019

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Even though modern-day braces are stronger and sturdier than ever, there are still certain foods patients should avoid so they don’t accidentally damage their appliance. Doing so can lead to discomfort and potentially lengthen the treatment process, which nobody wants! Thankfully, the list of “off limit” foods is relatively short, and skipping out on them temporarily will go a long way in helping someone achieve a perfectly straight smile as quickly as possible!


Does My Child Need a Referral to See an Orthodontist?

October 25, 2019

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young child visiting an orthodontist Normally, parents are the first people to recognize an issue with their child’s teeth and jaws. Perhaps their front teeth stick out a little too far, or maybe there are obvious gaps. Most parents assume their child’s dentist will tell them to visit an orthodontist if the problem calls for treatment, but this isn’t always the case. Fortunately, the answer to, “Does my child need a referral to see an orthodontist?” is “Nope!” If you’re concerned about anything with the alignment of your child’s teeth, you can take them to see a specialist right away. (more…)

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