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Two Halloween Braces-Friendly Treats

October 28th 2019
If you have visited any of the fun pumpkin patches near Saint Charles, youโ€™ll see all the family activities and be reminded of the fun Halloween is with all the costumes, trick-or-treating and endless treats, all making this time of year a fun time.Halloween can also be a tricky time if you have braces and while there are certain foods you should stay away, there are some types of candies you can eat on Halloween, that wonโ€™t damage your braces. Check out our other blog on all the...  [Read full blog post]


Happy World Smile Day

October 4th 2019
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.Did you know over 6 million people across the U.S. have had orthodontic treatment using Invisalign? That includes many right here in our Saint Charles and surrounding community.  Did you also know 1 in 4 orthodontic patients are adults? Whether it is Invisalign or braces, no matter what age you...  [Read full blog post]


Saint Charles Brightest Smiles

September 27th 2019
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 Awesome smile Gabe! โœ…๐Ÿ‘ #KellyOrthoA post shared by Kelly Orthodontics (@kelly_ortho) on Sep 25, 2019 at 6:01am PDT View this post on Instagram Congratulations on your smile Lora ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ƒA post shared by Kelly Orthodontics (@kelly_ortho) on Sep 24, 2019 at 6:00am PDT View this post on Instagram Awesome smile Julia! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐ŸŽ‰ #KellyOrthoA post...  [Read full blog post]


Protect Your Smile! National Mouthgaurd Day!

September 2nd 2019
Today is #NationalMouthGuardDay! As everyone has gone back to school and fall sports are about to begin, it is a perfect opportunity to remind our Saint Charles community the importance of wearing a mouthguard during activities, especially during orthodontic treatment!Wearing a mouthguard ensures our teeth and overall smile is protected. During the ages of 7 to 11 years old children are most vulnerable to sports related mouth injuries. 67% of parents surveyed by the American Association of...  [Read full blog post]


End of Summer Smiles

August 29th 2019
Summer is winding down in Saint Charles and we have seen so many incredible patients say goodbye to braces and start their orthodontic treatment! Here are a few of some awesome rock stars! View this post on Instagram Beautiful smile Molly. ๐Ÿคฉ #KellyOrthoA post shared by Kelly Orthodontics (@kelly_ortho) on Aug 19, 2019 at 5:22am PDT View this post on Instagram Fantastic smile Dylan! ๐Ÿ‘ #KellyOrthoA post shared by Kelly Orthodontics (@kelly_ortho) on Aug 15, 2019 at 6:00am PDT View...  [Read full blog post]


Happy #NationalFreshBreathDay

August 6th 2019
Happy National Fresh Breath Day! Today is National Fresh Breath Day, a perfect reminder to keep our smiles healthy and smelling fresh.One incredible way to keep your smile healthy that is often overlooked is by utilizing a type of mouthwash. Using mouthwash, especially during orthodontic treatment makes an oral hygiene routine easy. You can easily remove food debris from areas that are difficult to reach with a toothbrush and floss. After brushing and flossing, you can swish it around your...  [Read full blog post]


A Crossbite and Invisalign in Saint Charles

July 31st 2019
Did you know over 6 million people across the U.S. have had orthodontic treatment using Invisalign? That includes many right here in our Saint Charles and surrounding community.Invisalign is preferred by many teens and adults who wish to receive orthodontic treatment with as little interruption in their everyday life. Invisalign treatment is a technique that straightens your teeth without braces, using a series of clear, removable aligners that are custom-modeled to fit your teeth. The...  [Read full blog post]


Summer Smiles in Full Effect

July 19th 2019
Our patients are incredible members of our community and family. We are so thankful of the trust they have placed in us in helping them achieve the smile they strive for. Check out of a few of our incredible summer smiles.Schedule a consultation today to learn more about orthodontics. View this post on Instagram Way to go Hudson! ๐Ÿ˜ƒโฌ‡๐Ÿ˜Ž #KellyOrthoA post shared by Kelly Orthodontics (@kelly_ortho) on Jul 23, 2019 at 6:11am PDT View this post on Instagram Congratulations on your smile...  [Read full blog post]


3 Summer Tips to Keep Your Smile Bright

June 28th 2019
Summer is finally here! That means summer vacation, kids are at home and some free time for your family. Summer is the perfect time to schedule orthodontic appointments or to begin treatment. Summer can also be a hard time to keep up with oral hygiene routines. According to a nationwide survey by Delta Dental, nearly 30% of parents say summer vacation is the most difficult time to get their children to keep up good oral health.Here are three tips to help keep your smile and teeth healthy all...  [Read full blog post]


Kelly Ortho: Smiles Ready for Summer

June 25th 2019
These smiles are ready for summer! There is no charge for your first visit to Kelly Orthodontics. Our new patient examination appointment will introduce you to our doctors, team, and office. 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 answer any questions you may have. Check out a few of our amazing smiles and be sure to follow us on...  [Read full blog post]


Smiles at Kelly Orthodontics

May 29th 2019
Orthodontists today can successfully correct most problems regardless of the patientโ€™s age. But that does not mean that the orthodontic treatment starting age does not matter. In fact it may play a significant role in the total time and expenses required for the completion of the orthodontic treatment. Check out a few of our amazing patients this month. View this post on Instagram Happy Monday! Congrats on your smile Anthony๐Ÿ˜ƒ #KellyOrthoA post shared by Kelly Orthodontics (@kelly_ortho)...  [Read full blog post]


2 Benefits of Invisalign in Saint Charles

May 15th 2019
Thinking of ways to enhance your smile or correct a bite? Invisalign may be an option for you. Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you're wearing. So, you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign is made with 3-D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective.Here are two unique benefits to choosing Invisalign for orthodontic treatment.1. Food Restrictions:Thanks to the removable aligners, Invisalign...  [Read full blog post]


Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April 25th 2019
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, a month on the awareness of cancers of the mouth and upper throat. While oral cancer can be fatal or have dangerous consequences,  when oral cancer is detected and treated early, treatment-related health problems are reduced, and survival rates may increase.Here are a few symptoms and signs of oral cancer. It is encouraged to check between dental visits, and to see a dental professional if they do not improve or disappear after two-three weeks.Any sore...  [Read full blog post]


Facial Protection Month: When to Wear a Mouthguard

April 10th 2019
April is National Facial Protection Month! National Facial Protection Month serves as a reminder over the importance of wearing mouth guards during sports, protecting your beautiful smile.67% of parents surveyed by the American Association of Orthodontists said their child does not wear a mouth guard, yet 70% said their biggest fear is their child getting hurt when playing sports. The most effective way to protect your childs teeth and prevent injuries is to wear a mouthguard.About 80% of...  [Read full blog post]


Spring Smiles at Kelly Orthodontics

March 26th 2019
Kelly Orthodontics is a true family oriented practice that has been in St. Charles for 40 years. We are proud to serve our community and all the wonderful families. Orthodontists specialize in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of improper bites and facial irregularity, ultimately giving you, your desired smile to smile confidently.Check out some of our amazing smile transformations this month.


Kelly Orthodontics: Your Enamel

March 21st 2019
Did you know there is a mineral substance in our bodies that are stronger than our bones? Your enamel is the hard, outer surface layer of your teeth. Its sole purpose is to protect against tooth decay. Through time and other contributing factors such as the foods we eat, decaying or discoloration occurs and results in the erosion of the enamel over time.Preventing enamel decay can be as easy as cutting out or limiting high-acidic foods from your regular diet. High-acidic foods include items...  [Read full blog post]


#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 ๐Ÿ˜„ #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
Itโ€™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 thingโ€™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 โ€œa 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,โ€ 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 ๐Ÿ˜ 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! ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽ‰ #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. Itโ€™s important to stick to your routines and be sure to brush your teeth,...  [Read full blog post]


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