How A Misaligned Jaw Affects Your Overall Health

Manual Muscle Therapy for TMJ Most people don’t think about their jaw joint, also known as the TMJ (temporomandibular joint), until something goes wrong with the way it works. Problems with the jaw’s alignment can cause seriously painful side effects such as headaches, tinnitus, as well as facial and ear pain.  These painful symptoms are often associated with the condition... read more »

Five Tips for Living With Braces

Living 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! (more…)

Relieve Symptoms of TMJ or TMD with TruDenta

When something is off with the alignment of your jaw, you feel it. The condition known as TMJ/TMD, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction, can leave its sufferers experiencing chronic headaches, facial and ear pain, not to mention difficulty eating and speaking. At Shirck Orthodontics, Dr. Shirck is happy to offer patients who may be dealing with TMJ/TMD a state-of-the-art diagnostic and... read more »

Straighten Teeth the Invisible Way! Invisalign Clear Braces in Newark

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... read more »

The Children’s Orthodontist Newark Families Prefer

Want 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... read more »

Design Your Own Braces with Wild Smiles from Your Orthodontist Pataskala

Did 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... read more »

Looking for Incognito Braces in Newark?

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... read more »

How to Find the Best Orthodontist in Columbus, OH

Finding 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... read more »

Know Which Orthodontic Appliance Works For You

At 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... read more »