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What Can You Expect At Your First Successful Orthodontic Visitation?

Walking into your first orthodontic appointment can be a mixture of excitement and anxiety. But knowing beforehand what you can expect can help ease your mind and assist you in making the best of your visitation. Since orthodontic care is often essential for achieving a healthy and beautiful smile, your first visit is also the first real step on this... read more »

How In-Person Orthodontic Consultations Lead To The Most Successful Outcomes

In-person orthodontic consultations play a crucial role in ensuring precise and effective orthodontic treatment. These consultations, often involving X-rays and dental imaging, are essential for accurate diagnoses, well-structured treatment plans, and successful outcomes, whether the patient is getting braces, aligners or any other orthodontic appliance. Why Use X-rays and Dental Imaging? X-rays and dental imaging are indispensable tools in orthodontics.... read more »

Protect Your Orthodontic Efforts: Maintaining Teeth Alignment

Our dedicated orthodontists, Dr. Jeffrey Shirck, Dr. Soorya Srinivasan and Dr. Betina Grehs-Porto understand how powerful of an asset a beautiful smile is. It boosts your confidence, enhances your appearance and contributes to a healthy oral environment. However, achieving and maintaining that perfect smile often requires a journey through orthodontic treatment. Understanding how teeth change as we develop, how orthodontic... read more »

Is Your Retainer Feeling Tight? Don’t Panic! Here’s What You Need to Know 

Congratulations on completing your orthodontic treatment! Your braces  (or aligners) are an integral part of your orthodontic treatment since they help keep your teeth in their new alignment. However, it's not uncommon to experience some tightness or discomfort when wearing your retainer after a period of not using it. Why does your retainer feel tight? Several factors can contribute to... read more »

What Does In-Network Provider vs. Accepts Insurance Mean?

At Shirck Orthodontics, Dr. Jeffrey Shirck prides himself on making a beautiful smile affordable.  Dr. Shirk, along with Dr. Soorya Srinivasan and Betina Grehs-Porto, DDS is pleased to offer absolutely complimentary consultations, payments that fit anyone's budget, low down payments and zero interest financing.  Our orthodontists also go a step further by being Premier Providers for most PPO Insurances, which... read more »