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Why X-Rays And Face-to-Face Consultations In Orthodontics Are Important

Orthodontic treatments are an essential first step that underpins the effectiveness of orthodontic care. During these initial consultations, orthodontists utilize X-rays and dental imaging technologies to obtain a comprehensive view of the patient’s oral health. This detailed visual assessment is crucial as it helps in diagnosing underlying issues that are not visible during a standard oral examination. Dental conditions such... read more »

The Invisalign® Journey: Expert Advice for Optimal Results

Embarking on the journey of straightening your teeth with Invisalign® clear aligners can be an exciting yet daunting experience. This innovative treatment offers a less visible, more comfortable, and highly effective alternative to traditional braces. However, adapting to life with Invisalign aligner therapy requires some adjustments and adherence to certain practices to ensure the best results. Here are some essential... read more »

Innovative Orthodontic Appliances That Can Transform Smiles

Orthodontic treatment has made significant advances in recent years, offering a range of appliances to address various dental alignment issues. These tools not only aim to improve the aesthetic appeal of your smile but also contribute to better oral health. Let’s delve into some of the orthodontic appliances that our orthodontists might recommend to enhance your or your child's smile.... read more »

Creating Better Smiles And Structures With Orthodontics

Mewing, facial restructuring and orthodontic treatment are concepts often discussed in the realm of facial aesthetics, oral health and structural alignment. Each of these approaches has its unique methodology, goals and scientific backing. Let’s dive into what they involve, their potential benefits and considerations to keep in mind. Mewing: A Controversial Yet Popular Practice Mewing is a technique popularized by... 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 »

Dentists New Albany, Westerville and Pataskala, OH, Explain Flossing with Braces

If you are tired of living with a crooked smile and have recently made the choice to undergo much-wanted orthodontic treatment, you have made a wise decision! Braces are the most common means to straighten your teeth. By attaching metal wires and brackets to the teeth, your teeth will be moved into their correct positions. However, while braces are effective,... read more »

How Straight Teeth Can Affect Your Health, Confidence and Opportunities

When it comes to your appearance, having an appealing smile has long been considered a universal symbol of warmth, confidence and approachability. Beyond their aesthetic appeal, straight teeth also play a significant role in your oral health, self-esteem and overall well-being. Let’s look at seven great reasons why having straight teeth matters more than you might think! 1-Oral Health Benefits... 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 »

Our Incognito Lingual Braces Can Straighten Your Teeth Without Being Visible

Celebrities like Tom Cruise, Myleene Klass and Faith Hill have all worn the hidden brace system. Royalty too has benefitted from the system, with both Prince William and his lovely lady Kate Middleton sporting the braces for straighter smiles to befit future monarchs. What is all the fuss about Incognito lingual braces? Incognito braces is an exciting option that Shirck... read more »