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In this edition of the Friday Focus, Dr. O El-Hillal from iSmiles Orthodontics, your Irvine Orthodontist, talks about the big reveal – when your braces are finally removed! Welcome back to Friday Focus. My name is Dr. O and today we will discuss what happens when your braces are removed. At iSmiles Orthodontics, the official name for removing braces is “debonding”. Removing the brackets from your teeth is the final […]

Categories: Life With Braces

If your orthodontist has recommended braces, it could be for a number of reasons. The reason for straightening teeth isn’t always cosmetic. When teeth are crowded or crooked, they create crevices where food particles and bacteria can hide. This can make them difficult to keep clean, leading to the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. There are several options for braces today and Damon braces are a new and […]

With the welcoming of Dr. O El-Hillal to the practice, and addition of DAMON®SMILE braces to our treatment offerings, iSmiles Orthodontics is also undergoing a renovation to our office suite. As you know, for a business to grow, office renovation is essential and necessary to maintain growth. It’s a sign of things to come. We look forward to our future in building Irvine’s most progressive orthodontics practices, a practice that […]

Last month, iSmiles welcomed Dr. O El-Hillal (Dr. O to his patients) as a owner. It’s a great match when it comes to experience, professionalism, and the TLC approach iSmiles patients have enjoyed for so many years. One visit to this progressive office and you’ll see why iSmiles captured a 2017 “People Love Us on Yelp” award, and why Dr. O has developed a significant internet following for his informative […]

In this edition of Friday Focus, Dr. O from iSmiles Orthodontics, your Irvine Orthodontist, discusses the different colors and combinations you can have with Damon Braces. Because the Damon® braces system is relatively new to orthodontic treatment technologies, there are a lot of myths out there – especially when it comes to adding colors. It has become one of our most frequently asked questions. I have been working with the […]

In this edition of Friday Focus, Dr. O from iSmiles Orthodontics, your Irvine Orthodontist, discusses the critical questions you should prepare and have answered by your orthodontist prior to orthodontic treatment. iSmiles Orthodontics fields a lot of questions, online and through our YouTube Channel, about orthodontic treatments and recommendations. And one of the most frequently asked questions is about extractions. “Do I really need to have four teeth pulled, or […]

In this edition of Friday Focus, Dr. O from iSmiles Orthodontics, your Irvine Orthodontist, provides an overview of orthodontic fees and discusses why the cost of braces varies from practice to practice. Many or our patients are surprised that the cost of braces can vary so dramatically from practice to practice, because they assume the treatment plan they are presented and the results should be similar. While I hate to […]

In this edition of Friday Focus, Dr. O El-Hillal from iSmiles Orthodontics, your Irvine Orthodontist, discusses some of the sneaky tricks orthodontists can use to hide fees in braces treatment contracts. “Only $99 DOWN to start treatment” sounds like a great deal, but be warned that lower costs up front do not always equate to lower costs for total treatment. In this example, you may be signing up for an […]

In this edition of the Friday Focus, Dr. O El-Hillal from iSmiles Orthodontics, your Irvine Orthodontist, discusses the hidden fees that can be buried in “Staged Braces Treatment Contracts. . .and why they should be avoided. There’s no doubt, unless you know up front what to look for, contracts can be confusing. Orthodontic practices have many options when it comes to financial contracts for a treatment plan. Some offices take […]

In this edition of the Friday Focus, Dr. O El-Hillal from iSmiles Orthodontics, your Irvine Orthodontist, discusses braces treatment contracts, how they are developed and what to look out for. iSmiles Orthodontics always welcomes potential patients who set up an appointment for a second or third opinion of a recommended treatment plan. With a copy of a Braces Treatment Contract from another orthodontic practice in hand, they always have a […]

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