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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 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 Happy Monday! Congrats on your smile Anthony😃 #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 😄 #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]


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