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Our Low Profile Braces are a Total Victory

June 23rd 2020
3M Unitek VictorySeries Low Profile BracesNo matter what your age, metal braces are still the most common and affordable type of braces. That’s why, at Kelly Orthodontics, we are proud to offer our patients the Victory Series Low Profile Braces from 3M Unitek. Why 3M Braces? 3M is a global leader in technology, innovation and research. In the braces arena, 3M produced the first stainless steel braces, the first adhesive pre-coated braces, color-changing bonding adhesive, and true...  [Read full blog post]


Summertime Smiles

June 11th 2020
Kelly OrthodonticsAsk any teen and they’ll probably tell you that there is no good time to get braces, however, summertime is actually the very best time to get braces. Why Summertime? Time to Adjust - It’s no secret that getting braces can be pretty daunting to the self-esteem of a teenager. Giving them a few months to get used to their braces without being surrounded by their peers at school can make a huge difference in their confidence overall. Similarly, summer helps teens learn...  [Read full blog post]


Dr. Dan Kelly is Ready to See You

May 22nd 2020
The Team at Kelly OrthodonticsEveryone at Kelly Orthodontics would like to announce that we are welcoming our patients back to the office and we are also accepting new patients! While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: Our commitment to your safety. Safety has always been our priority, but we have implemented some new protocols to help keep all of us safe. Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same...  [Read full blog post]


Ageless Smiles

May 4th 2020
Kelly OrthodonticsYour teeth are probably the only thing on your face that won’t get wrinkles…but your teeth certainly do show signs of aging. So if you want to look younger and healthier, your teeth are a great place to start! “Just as white, straight teeth convey youth, a smile with crooked, discolored, worn, or missing teeth is associated with an aged look,” says Edmond Hewlett, DDS, professor of restorative dentistry at UCLA's School of Dentistry. “The adage ‘long in the...  [Read full blog post]


2 Minutes 2 Times a Day

April 20th 2020
Kelly OrthodonticsSeeking orthodontic treatment is a great way to make sure your oral health is in good shape. However, there are other factors that affect the status of healthy teeth. Brushing, flossing and eating habits are just as important. When treating your teeth Dr. Kelly and his team want to be sure they are working with healthy teeth...and developing healthy habits start at a young age. Did you know that the baby teeth that appear in the first 3 years of a child's life have been...  [Read full blog post]


National Facial Protection Month

April 1st 2020
Kelly OrthodonticsEvery April, National Facial Protection Month strives to raise public awareness and remind parents, coaches, and athletes to play it safe while playing sports. Kelly Orthodontics would like to take the time this month to remind our athletes to wear a mouthguard during recreational and organized sports. A mouthguard is used to protect your mouth from injury when you are participating in sports.  A mouthguard is an essential piece of athletic gear that should be part of...  [Read full blog post]


March Smiles in Saint Charles

March 31st 2020
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 Sharing some throwback smiles on this lovely Tuesday! We hope everyone is staying healthy. #KellyOrtho 😃😃🦷 A post shared by Kelly Orthodontics (@kelly_ortho) on Mar 31, 2020 at 8:13am PDT View this post on Instagram Way to go Ava! 🏆🦷 #KellyOrtho A post shared by Kelly Orthodontics (@kelly_ortho)...  [Read full blog post]


COVID19 Update

March 18th 2020
As we continue to navigate the evolving situation with COVID-19 and follow federal guidelines, we feel it is in the best interest of our patients, staff and community to close our office effective immediately.We will be closing starting Wednesday March 18th, 2020 and plan to reopen Monday April 6th, 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation and adjust this timeline as needed.During this closure, we ask that everyone be patient with our staff as we work through devising a plan to keep all...  [Read full blog post]


February Bright Smiles

February 27th 2020
Orthodontists today can successfully correct most problems regardless of the patient’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 Awesome smile Jack! #KellyOrtho 🏆🎉 A post shared by Kelly Orthodontics (@kelly_ortho)...  [Read full blog post]


Common Problems Kelly Orthodontics Can Solve

February 12th 2020
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]


New Year, New Smiles!

January 30th 2020
We have seen many fantastic smiles from braces to Invisalign, these are just a few of the great smiles we have seen starting off the new year!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 are, orthodontic treatment can enhance your smile. ...  [Read full blog post]


3 Benefits of Straight Teeth

January 8th 2020
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]


Thank You for a Great 2019

December 23rd 2019
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. Thank you for your kind words and reviews.


Kelly Orthodontics: Holiday Treats to Avoid if you have Braces

December 20th 2019
The holidays are here and whether you are cozying up with hot chocolate or baking cookies, you may be wondering if there are any types of treats you should steer clear from, especially if you have braces. The answer is yes! Here are a few holiday treats that are not braces friendly.Candy CanesFudgePopcornPeanut BrittleAnything with nuts or crunchy crustsCaramel - avoid this sticky treat that can easily get caught up in your braces


4 Thanksgiving Foods to Avoid

November 18th 2019
Thanksgiving is a great time for family, reflecting on what we are thankful for and of course, celebrating around food. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for those who come to us for their orthodontic health care. Whether it is braces, Invisalign or preventive care, you should always take care of your smile.If you have braces, there are a few foods you may want to stay away from during Thanksgiving.1. Uncooked Vegetables - uncooked vegetables, in their raw form are too hard to bite and...  [Read full blog post]


Kelly Orthodontics: What is the difference between an Orthodontist and a Dentist?

November 15th 2019
If you are beginning to research how to “get straight teeth” or “do I need braces,” a question you may be wondering is, "can my dentist give me braces?" The answer is a big NO! There are major differences between an orthodontist and a dentist. From what a dentist does to what an orthodontist can do.As Orthodontists, we utilize the latest technological advances in the profession to achieve unsurpassed results for our patients. Dentists are mainly concerned with your overall dental...  [Read full blog post]


Two Halloween Braces-Friendly Treats

October 28th 2019
If you have visited any of the fun pumpkin patches near Saint Charles, you’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 won’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! ✅👍 #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 👍😃A post shared by Kelly Orthodontics (@kelly_ortho) on Sep 24, 2019 at 6:00am PDT View this post on Instagram Awesome smile Julia! 😃🎉 #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. 🤩 #KellyOrthoA post shared by Kelly Orthodontics (@kelly_ortho) on Aug 19, 2019 at 5:22am PDT View this post on Instagram Fantastic smile Dylan! 👍 #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! 😃⬇😎 #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]


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