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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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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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Straight Talk: The Importance of Pediatric Orthodontics

February 10, 2015

160908327When should you start to be concerned about your child’s smile? The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children have a pediatric orthodontic screening by age 7. When your child turns 7, their teeth and jaws have developed enough to see if there will be any serious orthodontic problems in their future. In most cases, treatment is not actually necessary at age 7, but it will give you and their dentist time to monitor their development and decide on the best path of treatment. You can make an appointment for the pediatric orthodontic screening your child needs with Dr. Shirck today. Shirck Orthodontic’s three convenient locations deliver quality care daily throughout New Albany, OH, Pataskala, Westerville, Sunbury, New Albany, Alexandria, Granville, Johnstown, Newark, Reynoldsburg, Blacklick, and the surrounding communities.

What Is Pediatric Orthodontics Treatment?

Pediatric orthodontists consider more than just how your child’s smile looks. Dr. Shirck will examine the movement and growth of the jaw and use panoramic x-rays to look at tooth roots. Dr. Shirck will also check for impacted, missing, and overcrowded teeth. If orthodontic treatment is needed, Dr. Shirck will be able to provide many treatment choices and a variety of orthodontic appliance types including metals, ceramics and plastics, with removable or bonded brackets.

Does Your Child Need Pediatric Orthodontic Treatment?

Issues arising from crowding, thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, premature loss of baby teeth, or poor breathing caused by enlarged adenoids or tonsils can all contribute to the need for pediatric orthodontic treatment. There are also hereditary factors like: extra teeth, large teeth, missing teeth, and wide spacing or small jaws. If you notice any of the following warning signs, you should make an immediate pediatric orthodontic screening appointment for your child:

  • Off-schedule loss of baby teeth
  • Chewing problems
  • Mouth breathing
  • Prolonged and persistent thumb sucking
  • Crowded, misplaced, or blocked teeth
  • Jaw noises
  • Teeth that don’t fit together properly
  • Jaws and teeth that are disproportionate
  • Crowded front teeth after age seven

New Albany Pediatric Orthodontics Appointments

Studies have shown that many pediatric orthodontic problems are more easily corrected when the patient’s skeleton is still developing. By correcting pediatric orthodontic problems at a young age, Dr. Shirck can better prepare the mouth for the eventual eruption of adult teeth. Pediatric orthodontic treatment will gently administer a constant force in carefully controlled directions, to slowly move teeth into proper alignment. Don’t take chances with your child’s smile. Make a pediatric orthodontic appointment with Dr. Shirck today. Shirck Orthodontics has three locations located conveniently to serve all of New Albany, OH, Pataskala, Westerville, Sunbury, New Albany, Alexandria, Granville, Johnstown, Newark, Reynoldsburg, Blacklick, and the neighboring areas.

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