Technology That Enhances Your Orthodontic Experience

April 27th 2022
Kelly OrthodonticsTechnology has come a long way in orthodontics since the days of bulky brackets, goopy impressions, and embarrassing appliances. From the types of braces to digital impressions, today there are so many more options for your orthodontic care and treatment is much more effective and comfortable to go through. It is important to Dr. Kelly that our team stays up to date with changes in the field of orthodontics and that we offer the latest in digital technology to enhance your...  [Read full blog post]

The Types of Braces Your Orthodontist Uses Matters

April 8th 2022
Kelly OrthodonticsYour smile has an effect on your whole life. At Kelly Orthodontics, we offer three types of braces to help transform your smile. Victory Series Braces Low Profile Braces - Metal braces are the most common type of braces used in our practice because they are robust and remarkably effective. However, unlike earlier metal braces, the Victory SeriesLow Profile Braces System incorporates a low-profile approach that enhances both aesthetics and patient comfort. Since the brackets...  [Read full blog post]

Orthodontic Treatment Options

March 22nd 2022
Kelly OrthodonticsA variety of orthodontic options exist today for people looking to correct their smile. From traditional metal braces to Invisalign aligners, it can be a challenge to decide which choice is the best. At Kelly Orthodontics, we know about all of the treatment options on the market, and which is the best option for your specific orthodontic problem. Metal Braces - Metal braces are the most common type of braces because they are robust and very effective. Metal braces are made of...  [Read full blog post]

What is Invisalign First?

March 3rd 2022
Kelly OrthodonticsReplacing the need for bulky metal expanders, headgear, or braces, Invisalign First was developed for children between the ages of 6-10 who experience issues with alignment, crowding, spacing, arch development, and expansion. Invisalign First aligners are: Designed to treat a broad range of teeth straightening issues in growing children, from simple to complex, including crowding, spacing, and narrow dental arches. Removable for easy hygiene, making it easier for...  [Read full blog post]

Selfies 101

February 25th 2022
Kelly OrthodonticsSelfies have been popular for years now…but do you know how to take the perfect one? At first it may have seemed a little ridiculous, all these people taking photos of themselves and posting them online. But did you know that taking selfies is a fantastic way to show off your personality and confidence…not to mention your Kelly Orthodontics smile? Taking a selfie is an art form. A great selfie is more than just a quick camera click, it actually takes a level of skill...  [Read full blog post]

Benefits of Early Treatment

February 7th 2022
Kelly OrthodonticsTogether with the American Association of Orthodontists, Dr. Dan Kelly recommends that your child’s first check-up with Kelly Orthodontics be performed no later than age 7. By age 7, your child has enough permanent teeth for Dr. Kelly to evaluate the developing teeth and the jaws to spot potential problems. There are generally three outcomes from this first check-up: No treatment is expected to be necessary. Treatment may be needed in the future, so your child will be...  [Read full blog post]

5 Reasons to Love Your Braces

January 25th 2022
Kelly OrthodonticsYour braces are an investment in your smile, your health, and your overall well-being. Braces can transform your teeth, give you a more comfortable bite, and give you a beautiful smile that will boost your confidence. Braces can solve almost any orthodontic issue. Braces are customized to suit your needs and can help to improve a wide range of orthodontic issues. Whether you have a crossbite, crowding, or an overbite, braces treatment can help. Therefore, if you would really...  [Read full blog post]

Smile...It's 2022!

January 7th 2022
Kelly OrthodonticsIt’s a new year! What better time than the New Year to focus on your well-being. This includes your orthodontic care. Addressing your orthodontic concerns in the new year not only leads to a new smile, but carries a host of other benefits, too. For many adults and teens, crooked or imperfect teeth can have a negative impact on their self-confidence. If you are embarrassed by your smile, chances are the people around you are missing out on how approachable, confident, and...  [Read full blog post]

Handle Your Retainer with Care

December 21st 2021
Kelly OrthodonticsLike most patients at Kelly Orthodontics, you are probably counting down the days until you get your braces off. It’s no question that when that day comes, it will be exciting. But…it is important to remember that just because your braces have been removed, that doesn’t mean your orthodontic treatment is over. Retainers will need to be worn following the removal of your braces to prevent the teeth from shifting. It is vital to follow Dr. Kelly’s instructions...  [Read full blog post]

Affordable Orthodontic Care

December 7th 2021
Kelly OrthodonticsIf you recently learned that orthodontic treatment is in your or your child’s future, remain calm and rest assured that Kelly Orthodontics will help you each step of the way. Dr. Dan Kelly and his team are aware that people have finite budgets. Juggling expenses is a fact of life. Our office is accustomed to working with families and individuals to make orthodontic care affordable and budget friendly. First…make an appointment with our St. Charles, Illinois office. New...  [Read full blog post]

Are You Suffering From a TMJ Disorder?

November 22nd 2021
Kelly OrthodonticsAs a Certified Specialist in Orthodontics, Dr. Dan Kelly doesn’t just make amazing looking smiles, he also deals with the bite as a whole…including the jaw. If you touch your face right in front of your ear while opening and closing your jaw, you will feel your temporomandibular joint at work. When your temporomandibular joint working as it should, you can yawn or take a big bite of your favorite food without thinking twice. When your temporomandibular joint is off,...  [Read full blog post]

Scheduling Orthodontic Appointments With Kelly Orthodontics

November 4th 2021
Kelly OrthodonticsFor many of us, making doctor appointments is a troubling task. Easily forgotten and always hard to fit into our busy weeks, especially with schedules that seem to change frequently. If you are trying to schedule your initial appointment with Kelly Orthodontics but aren’t sure about the specifics, such as how to request an appointment or what exactly you need to be seen for, don’t worry…these are common concerns that many of our patients share. At Kelly Orthodontics, we...  [Read full blog post]

Handling Orthodontics Issues at Home

October 28th 2021
Kelly OrthodonticsEven though you are careful, you may occasionally damage your braces or orthodontic appliance. While there are steps you can take to temporarily fix or alleviate discomfort and prevent additional damage, you should always notify our office if you have any issues or concerns.  At Kelly Orthodontics, we want our patients to be informed of problems that may occur, and understand how to solve them, at least temporarily, until it is possible to return to our office. With the...  [Read full blog post]

Is Invisalign Expensive?

October 8th 2021
Kelly OrthodonticsOrthodontics may seem like a purely aesthetic treatment for a more attractive smile, but that’s not the case. Crooked teeth are harder to keep clean, which puts you at risk of decay and periodontal disease. When it comes to orthodontic treatment options, many people have a hard time deciding between Invisalign and traditional braces. Ultimately, every patient is different, and the best option comes down to your lifestyle, your preferences, and your orthodontic needs. If...  [Read full blog post]

Straight Teeth Matter

September 21st 2021
Kelly OrthodonticsThe benefit of straight teeth is not only for aesthetics. Straight teeth provide more than a great smile. For starters, straight teeth are easier to clean. When teeth are rotated and overlapped, more nooks and crannies exist where plaque bacteria can build up. Even with proper brushing and flossing, some areas may be difficult to clean and will have a higher risk of forming a cavity. Straighter teeth allow for easier cleaning and lower cavity risk. Just like how misaligned...  [Read full blog post]

What You Should Know About Clear Aligners

September 7th 2021
Kelly OrthodonticsAdvancements in orthodontics have given our patients more options for achieving the smile they have always wanted! At Kelly Orthodontics, we offer the latest in orthodontic treatment, including clear aligners, like Invisalign! Clear aligners allow Dr. Kelly to achieve the same results as traditional braces but without any brackets or wires. If you are thinking about improving your smile but can’t picture yourself in braces…clear aligners might be the perfect option for...  [Read full blog post]

10 Tips to a Healthy Smile

August 27th 2021
Kelly OrthodonticsYour smile is one of the first things that people notice about you and for many people, an ideal smile is a mouth full of pearly white, perfectly aligned teeth. It’s not a bad goal to have, but in addition to straight white teeth, you need to make sure that your smile is a healthy one. 1. Brush your Teeth Twice a Day Brushing removes leftover food particles that can bond with saliva to form plaque. These particles feed the bacteria that naturally live in our mouths and...  [Read full blog post]

Put your Smile in the Hands of a Professional

August 10th 2021
Kelly OrthodonticsIf you have been considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or a member of your family, there has never been a better time to explore everything Kelly Orthodontics has to offer! Although many people believe dentists and orthodontists are interchangeable, there are many significant differences that set them apart. It’s important to understand these differences in order to make an informed decision about your orthodontic care. Dentists and orthodontists are on a...  [Read full blog post]

Your First Orthodontic Visit

July 29th 2021
Kelly OrthodonticsAt Kelly Orthodontics, we are proud to offer affordable orthodontic treatment options with exceptional results to patients of all ages. Your initial consultation is one of the most important appointments you’ll have at our office. Your first visit to our office is a time for us to get to know you and determine your main concerns. We will ease your fears by giving you as much information as needed to help you feel comfortable. Each member of our team is friendly and...  [Read full blog post]

Acheive Whiter Teeth After Braces

July 12th 2021
Kelly OrthodonticsThe feeling you have after getting your braces removed is the absolute best! It’s such a relief knowing that your orthodontic treatment is over, your teeth have moved into their proper alignment, and you finally have the smile you’ve always wanted. Unfortunately, some people who get their braces off are disappointed by the color of their teeth. It’s very common for patients to want a whiter smile after the completion of their orthodontic treatment. From toothpaste to...  [Read full blog post]

The Perfect Age For Braces

June 22nd 2021
Kelly OrthodonticsWhen we think of braces, most of us think of teenagers. But nowadays, people of all ages are getting braces. So…what is the perfect age to start braces treatment? Dr. Kelly can successfully correct most orthodontic problems regardless of the patient’s age. But that doesn’t mean that the orthodontic treatment starting age does not matter. In fact, the starting age may play a significant role in the total time and expenses required for the completion of the orthodontic...  [Read full blog post]

Is Invisalign Right For You?

June 8th 2021
Kelly OrthodonticsWhen you think of orthodontics, you probably think of traditional metal braces. But metal braces are only one of the options when it comes to correcting your smile. The Invisalign System is virtually undetectable and straightens your teeth without wires and brackets. Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using custom-made aligners created for you and only you. These aligners are smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible. Not only are the aligners...  [Read full blog post]

Throw Your Toothbrush Away

May 24th 2021
Kelly OrthodonticsBrushing your teeth is one of the most important ways you maintain your oral health. However, if you are brushing your teeth with an old or dirty toothbrush, you might be doing more harm than good. At Kelly Orthodontics, we recommend that you switch out that old toothbrush for a fresh new one every 3 to 4 months and even more frequently if you are wearing braces because your toothbrush becomes less effective once the bristles begin to wear down. Also, bacteria tend to build...  [Read full blog post]

Digital Orthodontic Impressions with iTero

May 5th 2021
Kelly OrthodonticsAt Kelly Orthodontics we have made treatment even easier with the use of our latest iTero Digital Impression Scanner. This state-of-the-art technology allows our well-trained team members to take accurate 3D digital images of your mouth. By taking these scans we eliminate the need for traditional putty impressions as well as speed up the start of your orthodontic treatment. The iTero scanner is all about patient comfort. It delivers digital impressions that are much more...  [Read full blog post]

Beautiful Smiles That Last A Lifetime

April 27th 2021
Kelly OrthodonticsIt’s time to celebrate! You’ve just gotten your taken braces off and your smile looks amazing! If you want to keep that beautiful smile for life, you are going to need to make sure you wear your retainer. Your orthodontic treatment does not end once we remove your braces. Wearing your retainer is the final step in keeping your smile perfect. Your teeth aren't set rigidly into your jawbone like you might think. They are held in place by bands of fibrous tissue called...  [Read full blog post]

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