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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]


More Than Just A Beautiful Smile

January 9th 2018
Drs. Daniel and William Kelly and all the Kelly Orthodontics team want to remind you that orthodontic health is much more than straight teeth. When our doctors create beautiful smiles for our patients, they place all the elements of the face into their perfect alignment for a healthy as well as beautiful smile. Orthodontic treatment at Kelly Orthodontics also provides many additional health benefits. Here are just a few you might not realize:Prevent TMJ:TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint)...  [Read full blog post]


I Just Got Braces....Now What?

December 27th 2017
At Kelly Orthodontics we believe you have taken the first step toward a healthier and more beautiful smile but you are probably wondering what comes next. The first week is the biggest period of adjustment, and there is a lot to learn in this short time. What to eat?  How to brush?  No worries, in a very short time your braces will feel completely natural.On the first day, your braces will probably feel sort of like a mouthful and it may take time to get used...  [Read full blog post]


The Tooth Truth

December 11th 2017
Our dedication to providing extraordinary personal service with compassion and consideration to the unique needs of each of our patients is our top priority. We feel open communication is extremely important in creating a positive environment for our patients and ensuring a successful treatment outcome. Here at Kelly Orthodontics, we consider dental health to be an integral part of overall good health. We believe that good dental health can instill a sense of well-being, provide a lifelong...  [Read full blog post]


Thanksgiving Countdown!

November 16th 2017
It seems like the month of November has really flown by! Thanksgiving is just a week away and we’re all looking forward to time with family and friends – not to mention all of the delicious food! While some holidays spotlight foods that might traditionally be a challenge to manage when you have braces, Thanksgiving is typically filled with foods that are braces approved!If you’re looking to add a new side dish or two to your Thanksgiving table this year, we’ve found two contenders that...  [Read full blog post]


Out With The Old & In With The New

November 9th 2017
With cold and flu season starting, germs seem to lurking everywhere! While it’s difficult to avoid catching the office cold or flu bug, you can help keep your number one oral hygiene accessory in great shape by replacing your toothbrush regularly. Toothbrushes help keep your teeth and mouth clean, but how long should you a keep a toothbrush? It is recommended that you switch out that old toothbrush for a fresh new one every 3 to 4 months, and directly after any cold or flu. Replacing your...  [Read full blog post]


Four Flavorful Fall Smoothies

October 19th 2017
With Fall in full swing and with it the hectic holidays just a step further down the road, we thought we’d put together a list of a few fall-themed smoothies that can serve as a great (and easy!) breakfast or after school snack.Pumpkin Banana SmoothieIf you’re a pumpkin fan, this smoothie is for you! While pumpkin is a trendy item, especially this time of year, what you might not know is pumpkin has both fiber and protein which makes for a healthy and filling smoothie.2 tablespoons canned...  [Read full blog post]


Are You Ready To Go Back To School With Braces?

August 18th 2017
Congratulations to all our patients who are starting a new school year this month. We hope this new year will be your best year yet.Now that you are wearing braces and getting closer to showing off your beautiful new smile, you might want to think about some ways to give special attention to your appliances. We know that taking care of braces can add to a hectic lifestyle, so your Kelly Orthodontics team has created these quick tips that will make caring for your orthodontic braces a breeze...  [Read full blog post]


Does Kelly Orthodontics Treat Adults?

August 2nd 2017
Braces do the job of straightening teeth, regardless of age. More common than ever these days, you see adults wearing braces, and when you do, one question instantly pops into your head - do braces work for adults? The answer is YES. In fact, adults aged 20 to 40 years represent at least 40 percent of the population of people wearing braces. The reason why so many current adults skipped wearing braces during their youth is that they often feared of being bullied and teased because back in the...  [Read full blog post]


Back To School Braces Tips

July 28th 2017
Caring for braces especially for students in school can be quiet hectic due to the restrictive devotions to maintain the braces and for this reason, Kelly Orthodontics has decided to put up an article which will make caring for orthodontic braces easy in school. As a student who just had an orthodontic treatment, you should be rest assured that it is the best that can happen to give you the perfect smile again but the care for your teeth and gums help make it very effective. Take a look at your...  [Read full blog post]


If You Have Braces, Do You Still Need To See Your Dentist?

July 12th 2017
If you’re a patient at Kelly Orthodontics you are used to visiting us for your regular adjustment appointment every 6-8 weeks. While our hygienist is in your mouth making those adjustments, it’s important for you to remember our team is working on your braces and trips to your general dentist is still very much needed.When we work on your braces, we are not looking specifically for any cavities and anything we do notice is a by-product of monitoring your oral health from an orthodontic...  [Read full blog post]


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