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#KellyOrtho Smiles - February

February 27th 2019
A smile is what makes you uniquely you. It is the first thing people notice about you and displays who you are. Here are few of our smiles this month. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see all the amazing transformations View this post on Instagram Sophia did a fantastic job with Melanie 😄 #KellyOrtho A post shared by Kelly Orthodontics (@kelly_ortho) on Feb 12, 2019 at 8:55am PST View this post on Instagram So many smiles this week!...  [Read full blog post]


Braces Friendly Foods

February 1st 2019
It’s that time of year again...The Superbowl. Superbowl Sunday is all about the thrill of the game, rooting for your favorite team and enjoying all those delicious snacks at Superbowl parties.However, if you just received braces, Superbowl parties may be a little tough to enjoy, especially when it comes to food. Here is your official guide to food items you should avoid if you have braces and food items that are soft enough for your teeth.First thing’s first, which foods are off limits?...  [Read full blog post]


How to Apply Dental Wax

January 23rd 2019
When it comes to braces, your first few days may be uncomfortable. It may even feel as if your braces are sticking out. Your gums may be sore and tender, but that does not have to stop you from living your life.An important item to use for relief is dental wax. Dental wax is “a soft, harmless gum protector for children and adults with braces that can be used in a pinch to cover brackets and protruding wires with a smooth surface,” according to Colgate. Dental wax can provide relief when a...  [Read full blog post]


3 Healthy Habits to Start in 2019

January 9th 2019
Happy New Year! It is another fantastic start to a new year and we are so excited for all the smiles that will be transformed at Kelly Orthodontics. With the new year it is exciting to adopt new healthy habits and keep your smile in check. Here are 3 of our favorite habits we are encouraging our patients to adopt in 2019.#1) Switch Toothbrush: Switching your toothbrush is a big step, most people disregard. Replacing your toothbrush can have a valuable impact. The Academy of Dental Association,...  [Read full blog post]


2018 in Smiles

December 31st 2018
We have seen many fantastic smiles from braces to invisalign, these are just a few of the great smiles we have seen. View this post on Instagram Amazing smiles all around us! #KellyOrtho 😁 A post shared by Kelly Orthodontics (@kelly_ortho) on Sep 18, 2018 at 9:31am PDT View this post on Instagram Picture perfect smile for Gino! 😁🎉 #kellyortho A post shared by Kelly Orthodontics (@kelly_ortho) on Sep 19, 2018 at 8:12am PDT View this post on...  [Read full blog post]


Thank You for a Great 2018

December 28th 2018
It has been another fantastic year at Kelly Orthodontics. We love our Saint Charles community and love all the smiles we have seen transformed in our office. Thank you to all our patients and their families for entrusting us with their smiles.


3 Benefits of Straight Teeth

November 27th 2018
Whether it is for health reasons or a confident beautiful smile, there are many benefits to a straighter smile. We have been in the Saint Charles community for over 40 years and our goal at Kelly Orthodontics is that your smile is a confident, beautiful, healthy smile. Whether its through Invisalign, braces or simply wearing your retainers after orthodontic treatment, orthodontics goes beyond just a beautiful smile. It additionally helps your jaw and helps your bite. Here are three health...  [Read full blog post]


November Smiles

November 26th 2018
We are so thankful for the trust our patients place in us to make their smile a beautiful healthy smile. Here are a few of our extraordinary patients this month. Whether it's through Invisalign or braces, our goal is to ensure your smile is an extension of your best self. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see more of our smiles.


Halloween Sweets and Your Teeth

October 25th 2018
Not only is October Halloween, but also National Orthodontic Health Month!There is an endless amount of free sugar given out and will surely make you happy, however for your teeth, that is another story. These sugary treats can affect your teeth in different ways, especially when it comes to orthodontic treatment and the overall health of your teeth.  Halloween is about having fun, dressing up and eating candy. It’s important to stick to your routines and be sure to brush your teeth,...  [Read full blog post]


World Smile Day

October 5th 2018
Today is World Smile Day. A day that celebrates smiles on everyone. A smile is the universal language and can transform lives. Here are some of our amazing patients and their extraordinary smiles.


Kelly Orthodontic Smiles

September 27th 2018
As the end of summer comes to an end and fall approaches, we want to thank everyone who entrusts Kelly Orthodontics to create their beautiful smile! We are a family oriented practice that has been in St. Charles for 40 years! Our focus has always been to find the orthodontic solutions that are right for your family and create beautiful smiles! We love what we do. We love that everyday our office is filled with smiles being transformed and seeing the excitement and eagerness of our new...  [Read full blog post]


Back to School Visit an Orthodontist

September 6th 2018
Kids are back in school and the abnormal summer routines are no more. As summer comes to an end and fall season returns, it can be a busy time for parents and their children. New activities and new routines, it’s easy to forget simple check-ups to the orthodontist (and other health related appointments).Why is it important for a check-up during back-to-school season? This is the time to schedule an appointment to measure the progress of your child’s orthodontic treatment. This will ensure...  [Read full blog post]


Kelly Orthodontics Summer Smiles

August 24th 2018
At Kelly Orthodontics, we love what we do! We love that we can help transform beautiful smiles everyday. We are a family oriented practice that has been in St. Charles for 40 years! We love to see the excitement and eagerness of our new patients at the beginning of receiving orthodontic treatment and celebrating the final goodbye to braces. These are a few of our patients this month and their bright beautiful smiles.Yup, another one of Dr. Dan's nephew got braces 😄 We truly are a family...  [Read full blog post]


Your First Visit at Kelly Orthodontics

August 15th 2018
Have you wondered about Orthodontic treatment? What does your first visit to Kelly Orthodontics look like? Our new patient examination appointment will introduce you to our doctors, team, and office. In addition to an office tour, you will be meeting one on one with one of our doctors. A thorough, comprehensive clinical examination will be performed to determine the need for orthodontic treatment. If Dr. Kelly feels treatment is necessary he will explain appropriate recommendations and...  [Read full blog post]


Family Health Tips

July 30th 2018
We are a family oriented practice that have been serving the St. Charles community for 40 years. Our own, Dr. Dan Kelly always knew that he wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and become an orthodontist. From a young age he was able to observe his father in practice and witness firsthand the positive difference orthodontic treatment can make in a person's life. Dan feels that being an orthodontist is the best job in the world. He truly enjoys getting to know his patients and working...  [Read full blog post]


Kelly Orthodontics Smiles

July 23rd 2018
We are a family oriented practice that has been in St. Charles for 40 years! Our focus is finding the orthodontic solutions that are right for your family and creating beautiful smiles! We love to see the excitement and eagerness of our new patients at the beginning of receiving orthodontic treatment and celebrating the final goodbye to braces. These are a few of our patients this month and their bright beautiful smiles. That #FridayFeeling when you have no more braces! Dr. Kelly's...  [Read full blog post]


Common Problems Kelly Orthodontics Can Solve

June 29th 2018
Kelly Orthodontics is a family oriented practice that has been in St. Charles for 40 years! We are proud of the relationships we build with our patients and our focus on finding the orthodontic solutions that are right for your family.We provide all types of orthodontic solutions and find it rewarding to see our patients experience their brand new smile. Here a few of the orthodontic problems we can solve at Kelly Orthodontics.Phase I: Treatment is oftentimes necessary for younger patients to...  [Read full blog post]


Happy Mother's Day from Kelly Orthodontics

May 11th 2018
Kelly Orthodontics is a family oriented practice that has been in St. Charles for 40 years! This Mother's Day we want to give a shoutout to our mother's who have encouraged and loved us no matter what. “Happy Mother’s Day to my mom, Delores Brinker. I was blessed to work with my mom at Kelly Orthodontics for several years together until she retired. We had so much fun working and spending our lunch hour doing some wild things. My mom is  an amazing person with a big...  [Read full blog post]


Paint your Smile

April 18th 2018
Are you curious what you would look like with braces?Image provided by paintyoursmile.comIntroducing Paint your Smile with Kelly Orthodontics. Paint Your Smile was designed by 3M for patients who want to have fun choosing their own elastics and brackets. Choose the combination that best suits your own unique style! In three easy steps you can get a good idea of what you would look like with braces that follow a certain color scheme. Select your Smile. Choose up to 3 colors to create...  [Read full blog post]


No Pain…Only Gain

April 5th 2018
Photo provided by oralb.comWhen thinking about orthodontic treatment the first question people usually have is, "Will it hurt?”. There seems to be a common fear amongst everyone with regards to the pain orthodontic treatment might bring. Well, Kelly Orthodontics has some good news…orthodontic treatment is not as bad as you think it is.  Orthodontic treatment has improved dramatically over the years. But as a general rule, initially, braces do make your teeth tender and sore for...  [Read full blog post]


Which Type of Floss is Best?

March 23rd 2018
If you’ve visited the dental care aisle recently, the sheer number of options available can be overwhelming. We often have patients ask us which floss is the “best” type of floss. In essence, all of the options on the market today do the same thing, and at the end of the day it comes down to personal preference. We’ve listed a few of the options below.  Flossers: Flossers are small plastic instruments with a single floss strip and a pick on the opposite end. This option can be both...  [Read full blog post]


Bad Breath & Braces

March 8th 2018
Kelly OrthodonticsAfter getting braces, new patients may develop bad breath from not cleaning their teeth properly. Simply doing a quick job brushing your teeth is not enough to keep your teeth in great shape, especially when you wear braces. Bacteria feeds on food particles leftover after you eat, and this sneaky bacterium creates an unpleasant odor. We certainly understand bad breath can be uncomfortable to talk about, but it happens to most of us. The important thing to do if you’re...  [Read full blog post]


Eating With Braces

February 21st 2018
Kelly OrthodonticsNow that you have your braces, what foods can you still enjoy? While some foods are off limits, don't worry, you'll be eating popcorn and snacking on potato chips again in no time! However, before you can start enjoying some of the treats you love, you will need to take special care to avoid any foods that could damage your new appliances. Please do not eat hard foods including:Nuts Ice Crisp taco shells Whole apples and carrots  Hard French bread...  [Read full blog post]


Do You Have Loose Wires or Brackets?

February 8th 2018
Photo provided by 3m.comWe know even despite your best efforts, the wires and bands on your braces may come loose. If this happens, please contact Kelly Orthodontics as soon as possible so that we can check and repair your appliance. If any piece of your appliance comes off, be sure to save it and bring it to the office with you.In an emergency, you can temporarily fix the loose wire by using the back of a spoon or the eraser end of a pencil to carefully and gently push the wire back...  [Read full blog post]


Braces Friendly Game Day Recipes

January 30th 2018
If you're still searching for a few more snacks to add to your Super Bowl menu, we've got two that will be sure to score with your friends & family.Hot Ham & Cheese Party Rolls 1 can refrigerated pizza crust1 lb. deli ham (thinly sliced, but not shaved)12 slices Swiss cheese     Glaze:1/2 cup butter2 tablespoons brown sugar1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce1 tablespoon Dijon mustard1 tablespoon poppy seedsDirections:Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9x13-inch baking dish...  [Read full blog post]


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