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Get Incognito Orthodontics with Hidden Lingual Braces in New Albany, OH

January 10, 2015

517184557Are you seeking a truly invisible orthodontics solution? If given a choice, most patients who need orthodontic treatment would choose the least visible treatment method. However, clear braces treatments, like Invisalign and ClearCorrect, are sometimes unable to correct certain severe malocclusion problems. In this scenario, patients don’t have to settle for traditional brackets and wires. They can still get the discrete orthodontics treatment they want with a new set of lingual braces. Lingual braces are completely invisible because they are hidden naturally by your teeth. If you want to explore the lingual braces solution, make an appointment for an orthodontic treatment evaluation with Dr. Shirck today. Shirck Orthodontics proudly serves patients of all ages throughout New Albany, OH, Pataskala, Westerville, Sunbury, New Albany, Alexandria, Granville, Johnstown, Newark, Reynoldsburg, Blacklick, and the surrounding communities.

What Are Lingual Braces?

Lingual braces are truly invisible braces. Unlike other types of braces, lingual braces are placed behind your teeth, not out front. With lingual braces, only you and your orthodontist will know that you’re undergoing treatment.

How Are Lingual Braces Placed?

At your first lingual braces appointment Dr. Shirck will take impressions of your teeth. These impressions are then sent to a dental lab where your custom lingual brackets are created using CAD/CAM technology and rapid prototyping. The wires are created and shaped using state-of-the-art robotic technology. This process may take up to six weeks. Once complete, Dr. Shirck will use a precise placement process to cement the braces onto your teeth. Your treatment time will vary based on your treatment plan.

Why Choose Lingual Braces?

If you have a need to look your best, even while you complete your treatment, lingual braces are your best bet. With ceramic braces, the brackets are tooth-colored, but the metal wire connecting them is still visible. With clear braces, the aligners are easily removable, but not completely invisible. But lingual braces are truly invisible. Lingual braces are also the better choice for patients who actively play wind instruments or participate in sports.

New Albany Lingual Braces Appointments

The placement of lingual braces requires specialized skills. Not every dentist or orthodontist is qualified to administer lingual braces because they require extra training. Dr. Shirck is a highly qualified orthodontist, well experienced in the placement of lingual braces. You can make an appointment for your lingual braces evaluation with Dr. Shirck today. Shirck Orthodontics has three locations to serve patients throughout New Albany, OH, Pataskala, Westerville, Sunbury, New Albany, Alexandria, Granville, Johnstown, Newark, Reynoldsburg, Blacklick, and the nearby areas.

Why Is Orthodontic Treatment So Important?

December 10, 2014

78750927Seeking the orthodontic treatment you need, will not only improve your smile, it will also protect your overall dental health. Crooked, spaced, gapped, turned, or misaligned teeth can be hard to maintain and may lead to periodontal disease, tooth decay, or even tooth loss.  Orthodontic problems can also cause abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, speech problems, difficulty chewing, and damage to the temporomandibular joints (TMJ Disorder).  Malocclusions like protruding upper teeth can also increase the possibility of fracture after dental trauma. You can prevent these problems by making an appointment with Dr. Shirck today for your orthodontic treatment consultation. Shirck Orthodontics proudly serves patients throughout New Albany, OH, Pataskala, Westerville, Sunbury, New Albany, Alexandria, Granville, Johnstown, Newark, Reynoldsburg, Blacklick, and the surrounding communities.

When Should You Seek Orthodontic Treatment For Your Child?

Every child is different, so there is no single answer to this question.  However, the American Association of Orthodontics recommends that every child get an orthodontic evaluation by age 7, or sooner if an orthodontic problem is detected earlier.  In some cases, early intervention utilizing your child’s growth can make corrective orthodontic treatment faster and easier.

When Should You Seek Orthodontic Treatment For Yourself?

It’s never too late. Orthodontic treatment for those with healthy teeth and gums can be successful at any age.  Many adults are choosing orthodontic treatment to improve their smile and support good oral health.

What Are Your Orthodontic Treatment Options?

Today, there are many different orthodontic treatment options. Dr. Shirck will work with you to find the treatment that will work best for you or your child. Options include:

Orthodontic Treatment Appointments with Dr. Shirck

If you or your children need orthodontic treatment, don’t put it off any longer. Orthodontic problems can only worsen over time. Make an appointment for an orthodontic treatment evaluation with Dr. Shirck today. Shirck Orthodontics proudly serves kids, teens, and adults throughout New Albany, OH, Pataskala, Westerville, Sunbury, New Albany, Alexandria, Granville, Johnstown, Newark, Reynoldsburg, Blacklick, and nearby areas.

New Westerville Shirck Orthodontics Office Opening in January 2015!

November 10, 2014

173656497Dr. Shirck is proud to announce the opening of a new Shirck Orthodontics location in Westerville, OH. Dr. Shirck will begin welcoming patients to the new Westerville location in January of 2015. The Westerville office will be joining the Pataskala and New Albany offices offering the Shirck Orthodontics complete menu of orthodontics services to kids, teens and adults. The Westerville office is conveniently located on County Line Road between North Cleveland Avenue and North West Street. The new Westerville location can be found at 385 County Line Rd. W. Ste. 210 Westerville, OH 43082. But you don’t have to wait until January to get your orthodontic treatment started. You can make an appointment with Dr. Shirck today. Dr. Shirck proudly serves patients throughout New Albany, Pataskala, Westerville, Sunbury, New Albany, Alexandria, Granville, Johnstown, Newark, Reynoldsburg and Blacklick, OH.

Westerville Shirck Orthodontics Services Will Include:

  • Traditional BracesBracket and wire braces.
  • In-Ovation BracesSelf-ligating braces system that provides faster results with fewer (not to mention shorter) office visits.
  • Clear BracesClear and ceramic brackets and wires braces that they blend in with your teeth.
  • Invisalign and Invisalign TeenClear, custom-made aligners instead of brackets and wires.
  • Incognito Braces (Lingual Braces)- Custom made brackets affixed to the inside of your teeth instead of the outside.
  • WildSmile BracketsSpecially designed brackets that come in a variety of fun shapes including stars, hearts, soccer balls, footballs, flowers, and Super-Diamonds.

New Shirck Orthodontics Office in Westerville, OH 43082

Shirck Orthodontics is excited to bring their quality and comprehensive orthodontic services to Westerville families. If you need orthodontic consultation or treatment, contact Dr. Shirck today.  Shirck Orthodontics restores smiles throughout New Albany, Pataskala, Westerville, Sunbury, New Albany, Alexandria, Granville, Johnstown, Newark, Reynoldsburg and Blacklick, OH. You can find the new Westerville location at 385 County Line Rd. W. Ste. 210 Westerville, OH 43082.

 

Famous Faces with Braces

October 10, 2014

164908917Most people wouldn’t think to associate the glitz and glamour of Hollywood with orthodontic treatments. However, having straight teeth is just as important to the rich and famous as it is to everyone else. In fact, many celebrities have chosen to get adult braces. While being in the spotlight may motivate the famous to get the orthodontic treatment they need, you don’t have to be famous to want a red carpet-worthy smile. Whether you are considering stainless steel, ceramic, clear aligners or lingual braces, rest assured that you are not alone in seeking orthodontic treatment to correct your teeth. These stars didn’t wait to get the treatment they needed and neither should you. Since most orthodontic treatments take between a year and a half to two years to complete, you should get started today by making an appointment with Dr. Shirck of Shirck Orthodontics. Dr. Shirck proudly serves patients throughout New Albany, Pataskala, Westerville, Sunbury, New Albany, Alexandria, Granville, Johnstown, Newark, Reynoldsburg and Blacklick, OH.

Stars Who Wore Braces

  • Country star Faith Hill once rocked her set of braces at the Grammy Awards.
  • In 1999, Gwen Stefani started wearing braces as a style choice.
  • In 2002 at age 40, A-list actor Tom Cruise wore clear braces with ceramic brackets while promoting his film Minority Report.
  •  At 61, Academy Award-winning actress Faye Dunaway wore braces and followed up with a new set of veneers.
  • The 2004 American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino wore braces for over a year in 2008 to correct her smile.
  • Child star Dakota Fanning has worn several retainers and multiple sets of braces over the years including headgear that she once wore on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
  • Superstar Miley Cyrus and Princess Kate Middleton opted for lingual braces which fit discreetly behind the teeth.

Braces in New Albany and Pataskala, OH

Study after study has shown the importance of a healthy and confident smile. No matter what age you are or how popular you are, we all want a beautiful smile. You shouldn’t let anything keep you from your best possible smile either. Make an appointment with Dr. Shirck today to get your smile consultation. Shirck Orthodontics has offices located in New Albany and Pataskala that provide services to patients throughout Westerville, Sunbury, New Albany, Alexandria, Granville, Johnstown, Newark, Reynoldsburg and Blacklick, OH.

What Sets Shirck Orthodontics Apart

September 10, 2014

Jeff and toothThere is no doubt that Dr. Jeffrey Shirck takes pride in his job, making each day count at his dental practice. Our doctor, as well as our extremely talented and knowledgeable staff makes it their top priority to deliver amazing smiles every day, and to put the comfort and care of our patients at the top of our list. Though some other orthodontic dental practices may say that they are the best, at Shirck Orthodontics, we set ourselves apart by always going above and beyond for everyone that walks through our doors. By taking a look at why we are different, we hope that future patients are able to see exactly why we are the best choice for their orthodontic treatment.

One of the amazing achievements of Dr. Shirck is that he is a recipient of the “2012 Commitment to Excellence” award and was recognized by the Columbus Monthly as one of “Columbus’ Top Orthodontists” in 2011, 2013, and 2014. This is one way you can be sure that when Dr. Shirck is taking care of your orthodontic treatment that you are in amazing hands. Our office is also environmentally conscious, as we are an exclusively paperless, digital office.

At Shirck Orthodontics, we understand that the lives of our patients can be very hectic at times, which is why we offer convenient appointment times and locations, as to make it easy for our patients to get the treatment they need and deserve. We design our office around our patients, which is why we have an Xbox and Playstation at our New Albany location as well as free Wi-Fi and refreshments.

We also offer flexible financing options, allowing our patients to get the orthodontic treatment they need without having to worry so much as to how they will be able to afford it. We have so many reasons as to why we are the best orthodontic dental office in our community, and we invite you to come and experience the difference yourself at our three dental offices!

Call Shirck Orthodontics to schedule an appointment. We’ll be happy to assess your situation and recommend a treatment plan designed around your needs. We serve patients from Westerville, Sunbury, New Albany, Alexandria, Granville, Johnstown, Newark, Blacklick, Reynoldsburg, and beyond.

Discreet Orthodontics with Dr. Jeffrey Shirck

August 8, 2014

178597379Though there are some who do not mind the look of traditional braces, there are those who prefer a more discreet form of orthodontic care. Wires and brackets can be uncomfortable, and having a mouth full of metal can turn people away from taking the step in straightening their smiles. Fortunately, the world of orthodontics has come a long way. Now our patients are able to straighten their smiles discreetly while being able to look like their natural selves, and Dr. Jeffrey Shirck is able to make that happen for his patients.

One form of conservative orthodontic treatment that our offices offer is Invisalign and Invisalign Teen. Invisalign works through a series of aligning trays that are specially made to fit your smile only. Sitting nearly invisibly on your smile, each tray is indicative of a new stage in your straightening process. After you wear a tray for a certain amount of time, simply apply the next one in the series to continue your orthodontic treatment. One of the benefits of Invisalign is that you are not on a restricted diet as you would be with traditional braces. You are able to eat and drink whatever you want, and any time you need to brush or floss, simply remove and reapply the tray when necessary!
Another form of discreet orthodontics we offer is lingual braces. Lingual braces uses brackets that are, again, custom made just for you! This ensures that your treatment plan is as personalized as possible, delivering amazing results. The wonderful thing about lingual braces is that the brackets sit inside of your teeth, completely hiding the fact that you are wearing braces at all! A wonderful option for our adult patients, you are able to achieve the straighter smile you have been wanting, all the while looking completely natural! If you are interested in discreet orthodontics and would like the help of Dr. Shirck, contact our office today!

Call Shirck Orthodontics to schedule an appointment. We’ll be happy to assess your situation and recommend a treatment plan designed around your needs. We serve patients from Westerville, Sunbury, New Albany, Alexandria, Granville, Johnstown, Newark, Blacklick, Reynoldsburg, and beyond.

Straighten Your Smile Seamlessly with Invisalign

July 18, 2014

shutterstock_100322954When people think of braces, they may think of the wires and brackets that are usually associated with traditional braces. Though traditional braces are beneficial to some, others may be wanting a more discreet way of straightening their smile. Though it may seems as though there would be no way you can have the perfectly aligned smile you have always wanted while also looking like your natural self, Dr. Jeffrey Shirck is able to help his patients by offering Invisalign!

Invisalign is a revolutionary piece of dental technology that allows the wearer to be prudent with their treatment. Invisalign works through a series of aligners that are made just for you! Each aligner is indicative of a new stage in your straightening process, and you will receive 18 to 30 of them. The aligner sits nearly invisible on your smile, so people will not know that you are wearing braces!

One of the great advantages about Invisalign is the fact the aligners are removable. If you have to take pictures or have a special occasion, simply remove the aligner! You will also experience better oral health than with traditional braces, for whenever you need to eat, drink, brush, or floss, simply remove the aligner and reapply it when you are finished! You are able to eat whatever you desire with Invisalign, as you do not have to worry about food getting trapped in the wires and brackets as they would with traditional braces.

If you feel as though Invisalign can help perfect your smile and would like to set up a consultation with Dr. Shirck, contact our office, and we would love to help you on your orthodontic journey!

Call Shirck Orthodontics to schedule an appointment. We’ll be happy to assess your situation and recommend a treatment plan designed around your needs. We serve patients from Westerville, Sunbury, New Albany, Alexandria, Granville, Johnstown, Newark, Blacklick, Reynoldsburg, and beyond.

Have Fun with Braces Using WildSmiles!

June 16, 2014

shutterstock_176265992For some children, wearing traditional braces is a difficult task. They may not like the way the braces look against their smile, or they may be self conscious over the fact they have to wear braces at all. Your child may want to personalize their braces by wearing different colored brackets, and others may want a design to fully express their personality. Luckily, Dr. Jeffrey Shirck is able to give your child the personalization they want with their braces by offering WildSmiles to his patients!

The reason why WildSmiles is so popular is because they are able to let our patient’s individuality shine through in their smile. Not only are you able to choose between flower, heart, soccer ball, star, football, and super diamond brackets, you are also able to have colored wires! This way, we are able to turn your smile with traditional braces from basic to awesome! With WildSmiles, your child can have fun expressing themselves through their smile while also getting the orthodontic treatment they need done.

The only things you have to do in order to have your WildSmiles smile is pick out which bracket design fits your personality best, set up a consultation with Dr. Shirck where he will be able to answer whatever questions you have, and then tell our office which shape you want in order to proceed with your treatment process! Straightening a smile has never been this easy and fun! If you are interested in WildSmiles, contact our office today, and we will be more than happy to help!

Call Shirck Orthodontics to schedule an appointment. We’ll be happy to assess your situation and recommend a treatment plan designed around your needs. We serve patients from Westerville, Sunbury, New Albany, Alexandria, Granville, Johnstown, Newark, Blacklick, Reynoldsburg, and beyond.

Orthodontic Appliances with Dr. Shirck

May 21, 2014

shutterstock_110783549Sometimes you need something more than traditional braces. Having a customized treatment plan is not only important to Dr. Jeffrey Shirck, but it is also important to the wellbeing of your smile. When you come in for your appointment with Dr. Shirck, he will be able to fully assess your smile, and should you require a special orthodontic appliance, there are many to choose from to achieve the best results.

Spring aligners are designed to correct slightly misaligned front teeth. They are also good for preventing slight misalignment in the road. Invisible retainers are custom made to fit your smile and your smile only, and keep your smile from becoming misaligned. Palatal expanders are the first phase in straightening a smile. It can also be used to ease crowding, making your top and bottom teeth fit better together. Lower expanders help traditional braces be more effective by treating crowding.

Tongue cribs, geared more to our younger patients, prevents the misalignment caused by the tongue pressing against the front teeth. The crib will prevent the tongue from pushing against the front teeth, eliminating the misalignment. Thumb cribs prevent our younger patients from sucking their thumbs, which misaligns their teeth.

There are so many ways that Dr. Shirck can help give you the smile of your dreams! If you are curious and would like a consultation with Dr. Shirk, make an appointment at our office, and we will be more than happy to help you!

Call Shirck Orthodontics to schedule an appointment. We’ll be happy to assess your situation and recommend a treatment plan designed around your needs. We serve patients from Westerville, Sunbury, New Albany, Alexandria, Granville, Johnstown, Newark, Blacklick, Reynoldsburg, and beyond.

Keeping Braces Clean

April 24, 2014

brushing with bracesIf you’re wearing braces, learning how to care for your teeth during treatment is important. That’s what we want to look at in today’s post. Below are five tips for making sure your smile stays in great shape while your braces move your teeth into their ideal position.

Be Thorough

When you brush, don’t get in a hurry. We recommend brushing each tooth for at least 10 seconds, especially where your teeth and braces meet because it’s easy for food to get caught around brackets. Brushing at an angle can help you get your brackets as clean as possible.

Brush the Whole Tooth

When you brush, it’s easy to focus on just the front of teeth, but cleaning the whole tooth is important. By focusing on every angle, you’re protecting your smile from the decay that can result from food and bacteria coming together.

Have a Toothbrush Handy

Patients without braces should brush at least twice a day; patients with braces should brush after every meal, if possible. To make that easier, we recommend bringing a toothbrush with you to work or school so you can brush immediately after lunch. If you’re unable to do this, take some time to thoroughly rinse your mouth with water instead.

Fluoride Is Your Friend

Why is fluoride the active ingredient in toothpastes and some mouthwashes? Because it helps strengthen tooth enamel and protect you from the destructive power of bacteria and plaque buildup. Make sure you’re getting enough fluoride on a daily basis by brushing with a quality toothpaste and rinsing with a fluoride mouthwash.

Visit Your Dentist Twice a Year

As you straighten your smile, you need to see Dr. Shirck regularly so he can check your progress. However, you should also see your regular dentist at least twice a year for checkups and cleanings. During your checkups, your dentist will look for signs of decay or gum disease and offer care if he or she finds anything.

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