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Five Tips for Living With Braces

April 15, 2016

children's orthodontist in newarkLiving with traditional braces can be a challenge — but only if you let it become one. Make life easier by following these five tips from Dr. Shirck, the children’s orthodontist in Newark, for better living with your new braces!

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Straighten Teeth the Invisible Way! Invisalign Clear Braces in Newark

December 8, 2015

Man putting in his invisalign clear braces alignment tray Invisalign™ clear braces are an orthodontic solution that utilizes an alignment tray system. Using a series of clear plastic aligners, Invisalign gradually shifts teeth into place with gentle pressure. For many years, Invisalign has been the go-to adult orthodontic option, and we’re proud to be a premier provider for Invisalign and Invisalign Teen. Shirck Orthodontics is dedicated to offering patients excellent treatment options, but even more importantly, we’re dedicated to our patients. Building relationships based on trust and respect with patients, dentistry peers, and our communities, is our top priority. Invisalign from Shirck Orthodontics is different because it comes with our superior care, state-of-the-art practice, and budget-friendly pricing. If you’ve considered Invisalign, stop thinking, and call Shirck Orthodontics to schedule your Invisalign consultation today!
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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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Design Your Own Braces with Wild Smiles from Your Orthodontist Pataskala

October 30, 2015

wild-smiles designs from the orthodontist Pataskala residents preferDid you ever think you could have as much fun picking out your braces as you have choosing clothes, shoes, jewelry, and other items that showcase your personal style? Shirck Orthodontics has great news, thanks to WildSmiles brackets, your braces can showcase your personality while they shift your smile into picture-perfect alignment. Recent studies showed that more than 3 million young adults in the US wear braces, but your braces don’t have to look just like every other braces wearer. WildSmiles brackets come in six fun shapes you can mix and match to make your smile unlike any other. Want to see what your smile could look like with WildSmiles brackets? Check out your options in the WildSmiles design studio.
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Looking for Incognito Braces in Newark?

September 11, 2015

Woman smiling with incognito braces pataskala loves

She has braces, but you’d never know it!

Are you tired of your crooked, gapped, or crowded smile, but can’t help preferring this to the alternative mouth full of metal? Have you considered going incognito? At Shirck Orthodontics, our dental team helps patients near Newark straighten their teeth without impacting their appearance. We offer several types of cosmetic orthodontic options including Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, and clear or tooth-colored traditional braces, but for truly imperceptible smile alignment, we recommend the incognito braces Newark residents prefer — lingual braces. Call our Pataskala, New Albany, and Westerville offices to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Shirck today.
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Your Westerville, OH Children’s Orthodontist Has Tips for Brushing Braces

August 19, 2015

girl with braces learning how to brush from the westerville children's orthodontistNow that your child has braces, you want to make sure he or she is taking excellent care of them. But as you, a parent, know all too well, children tend to cut corners when it comes to their oral health–but brushing is as important as ever with braces, when bacteria has a lot of opportunity to build up in those tricky nooks and crannies. Help your child prevent tooth decay–read your orthodontist’s top five tips for brushing those braces, and a bonus tip for advice on brushing the retainer!
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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!

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.

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