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Celebrity Smile: Your Step By Step Guide to Porcelain Veneers

July 2, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Shirck Orthodontics @ 5:56 pm

In cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers are recognized as one of the aesthetic treatments that can give patients the smile they dream of. We are sure you have stumbled upon smile transformation pictures on social media! This procedure is gaining in popularity mainly because of the reduced number of sessions needed, the fact that it is a pain-free dental procedure but also and above all because it is minimally invasive and therefore requires only minimal preparation (removal of dental substance). Porcelain veneers can resolve a wide range of problems, ranging from slight positional alterations to change in the shape, size and color of the teeth. They can also allow closing the gaps between teeth and embellishment by regulating the shape of worn and chipped ones. It is important to mention here that misalignments and gaps can also be solved by orthodontic treatment, the latter being the least invasive treatment there is.

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Braces Survival Kit: Never Leave the House without These Items If Your Child Has Braces

June 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 12:38 pm
young boy with braces wearing red backpack

Every parent with a young child has a “to-go” bag that they bring with them whenever they leave the house. It typically includes things like snacks, band-aids, tissues, hand sanitizer, and many other items “just in case.” If your child has braces, there are a few items they should never leave the house without, and below, you’ll find the basics of a braces survival kit that will give you peace of mind every time they grab it.

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Answers to 5 Rarely Asked Invisalign Questions

June 29, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 12:32 pm
closeup of hand holding Invisalign tray

You’ll find the answers to some of the most common questions about Invisalign on our site, but as you can imagine, we can’t fit every question people have about this treatment on a single page. Otherwise, you would be scrolling forever! Fortunately, in today’s blog, we’re going to respond to some of the less popular frequently asked questions about Invisalign so you can have all the information you need before deciding whether or not it’s right for you.

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Invisalign Can Help You Excel at These 3 Jobs

June 9, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 11:47 am
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There are several reasons why someone would want to straighten their teeth with Invisalign. It can give a person more confidence, improve their appearance, and even fix longstanding oral health issues, all while they avoid the look and feel of metal braces. Often overlooked, however, is how it can affect someone’s job performance. If you work in one of these 3 professions, Invisalign can not only give you a more attractive smile, but it also has the potential to help your bottom line!

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Getting Off-Track With Your Invisalign Timeline? Here Are 3 Tips to Help

June 2, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 1:22 pm
woman putting on an Invisalign tray

Have you started to notice gaps between your teeth and your Invisalign trays? Are they starting to slip out of place throughout the day? These are both telltale signs that your treatment is not progressing as planned, or that it’s not “tracking” properly. Getting off track with Invisalign can potentially add months to your treatment and extra expense, but thankfully, it’s not too late to set things right! All you need to do is follow these 3 tips.

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7 Reasons to Bring Your Child to Shirck Orthodontics By Age 7

May 30, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 12:28 pm
adorable young boys holding a Shirck Orthodontics sign

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, every child should receive a professional orthodontic screening by the age of 7. That’s because, at this point in their development, it’s relatively easy for orthodontics to correct any alignment issues in a child’s teeth as well as prevent others that could spell trouble for their incoming adult teeth. Read on to learn 7 reasons you should bring your child to Shirck Orthodontics by the time they’re 7!

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How to Deal with Swollen Gums Due to Braces

May 25, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 12:30 pm
close-up of swollen gums with braces

It’s easy to understand that braces can cause a patient’s teeth to change—that’s often the entire point of the treatment! What isn’t talked about as often is how orthodontic care affects the gums. Swollen gums are fairly common for people with braces. This can be temporary, or it can sometimes be permanent. After their braces come off, many patients choose to have their gums treated to put the finishing touch on their new smile. What causes the gums to swell with braces, and more importantly, how can they be treated?

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Can Invisalign Fix Your TMJ?

May 11, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 11:46 am
woman looking relaxed on hammock

About 10 million Americans are currently dealing with a TMJ disorder, which can include unpleasant symptoms like chronic jaw pain, teeth grinding, headaches/migraines, and even lockjaw. There are many non-invasive ways to treat this condition, but one that isn’t discussed often is Invisalign. While it’s well known that the clear aligners can greatly enhance the appearance of the smile, for many patients, it’s exactly what they need to achieve a comfortable and pain-free life.

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Can Invisalign Fix a Crooked Bite?

May 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 2:06 pm
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It’s easy to think that Invisalign is all about aesthetics. The treatment is designed to be much more image-friendly than braces, and it’s ideal for making cosmetic changes to the alignment of the teeth to create a stunning smile. But fortunately for patients with malocclusion (a crooked bite), Invisalign is often a viable solution as well. How does this work? Can Invisalign help fix your bite? You’ll find the answers to these questions and more in today’s blog.

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What Can You Do About Your Child’s Snaggle Tooth?

April 24, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 1:18 pm
pre-teen girl with braces after seeing children’s orthodontist in Westerville

As a parent, you never have a problem spotting your child, even if they are in a crowd or are running around a playground filled with other kids. In your eyes, they stick out for all sorts of wonderful reasons. While a unique personality is always a good thing, it’s not so positive when a single tooth sticks out in the smile. This is commonly referred to as a “snaggle tooth,” and in addition to causing obvious aesthetic concerns, one can also make a child more vulnerable to serious oral health issues down the road. Thankfully, your children’s orthodontist in Westerville can easily get your little one’s whacky tooth in line, and you can learn more about the process in today’s blog.

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