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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!


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.  


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.


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.


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.


4 Essential Summertime Tips for Braces

July 21, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 2:06 pm
young girl with braces in Powell eating watermelon

This summer is bound to be unlike any other, and whether you’re planning on enjoying a relaxing “stay-cation” at home or a few socially distanced gatherings, everyone definitely needs to blow off a little steam. Despite the uniqueness of 2020, summer can still be a troublesome time for those with braces in Powell, leading to mishaps that can easily add months to someone’s treatment. Fortunately, by keeping the following 4 tips in mind, orthodontic patients can take full advantage of the season without having to worry about their teeth.


5 Tips to Help During Your First Few Days of Braces

July 15, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 1:26 pm
young boy with metal braces in front of blackboard

For decades, metal braces have helped countless people achieve beautifully straight and attractive smiles that allow their confidence to soar, and now it’s your turn! Braces work by placing a small amount of pressure on the teeth, and this guides them into their new, improved positions. It’s perfectly normal to experience a little oral soreness right after the brackets and wires have been put on, but thankfully, this is usually short-lived. To make the adjustment process as short as possible, your orthodontist in Powell recommends following these 5 proven tips…


4 Keys to Getting Comfortable with Invisalign

July 10, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 12:39 pm
man holding Invisalign in Powell

Millions of adults and teens around the world choose to straighten their teeth with Invisalign instead of traditional braces because it offers several unique benefits, one of those being that the treatment is extremely comfortable. Between the custom fit and smooth plastic, many patients quickly forget they are even wearing their aligners! But, like all orthodontics, Invisalign in Powell can cause a little soreness right at the beginning, as the aligners are applying a small amount of force to move the teeth. Thankfully, this is usually minor and goes away after a few days. To help speed the process along, be sure to take advantage of these 4 simple tips.


4 Tips for Easy Flossing with Braces

July 3, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 11:50 am
young girl flossing with braces

It’s extremely important to keep your teeth clean while wearing braces, because nothing throws off the treatment faster than a surprise cavity! While brushing with orthodontics is relatively straightforward, flossing is a whole other matter. The way you usually do it probably won’t work with the brackets and wires, but this doesn’t mean you have to skip this essential part of your oral hygiene routine. According to your orthodontist in Powell, flossing with braces can be relatively simple—just make sure you follow these 4 tips!


4 Myths on Adults Getting Braces: BUSTED

June 26, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Jeffrey Shirck @ 2:04 pm
woman with braces in Powell

There are literally millions of adults in the U.S. right now who would love to straighten their teeth. They’re tired of hiding their crooked teeth or worrying about others noticing gaps, plus many experience daily pain due to bite problems. So, what stops them from seeking treatment? Often, it’s one of the 4 myths below, which your orthodontist in Powell is going to bust right now! No matter your age or situation, a straighter, more beautiful smile is much closer than you might think!

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