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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

In this edition of Friday Focus, Dr. O El-Hillal from iSmiles Orthodontics, your Irvine Orthodontist, shares a simple home exam that can reveal whether your child has a bite problem. Hello, my name is Dr. O. Today, we are going to talk about a simple exam you can do at home to determine whether your child has a misaligned bite problem and the importance of early intervention. Following guidelines from […]

Categories: Orthodontics

In this edition of Friday Focus, Dr. O El-Hillal from iSmiles Orthodontics, your Irvine Orthodontist, discusses how orthodontists schedule follow-up appointments. . Hello. My name is Dr. O and today we’re going to talk about the two main reasons why different orthodontist prefer to see their patients in 4-week vs. 6-week interviews. The first reason reflects the type of braces the orthodontist utilizes in the treatment plan. For example, traditional […]

Categories: Orthodontics

In this edition of Friday Focus, Dr. O El-Hillal from iSmiles Orthodontics, your Irvine Orthodontist, discusses the differences between Damon braces and traditional metal braces. My name is Dr. O and today we are going to explain the difference between Damon (passive, self-ligating) braces and traditional braces. If this video was 5 or 10 or 15 minutes long I’d have the time to truly reveal the world of differences between […]

Categories: Orthodontics

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 […]

What Toothbrush Should You Use While in Orthodontic Treatment? Cleaning your teeth and braces helps ensure successful orthodontic treatment, with the end result being a beautiful smile. The important thing to remember is that when you wear braces you’re going to need to be diligent with good oral hygiene habits, brushing consistently and well. If you have braces, you’ve probably wondered what toothbrush you should use to get the best […]

It is a well-known fact that dental hygiene needs to be top priority, especially when wearing braces, because cavities can form much easier if the teeth aren’t cared for properly. You need to pay special attention to brushing and flossing during your orthodontic treatment, cleaning your teeth after every meal. Pain Caused by Braces Braces slowly move teeth into the ideal positions and you might experience some initial pain during […]

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Braces are great for creating a beautiful smile that is, if you take care of them. Keeping your teeth clean with brace involves, not just brushing your teeth, but getting in between the brackets and wires where food particles and plaque collect. Whether you’re new to braces or have had them for a while and keep getting complaints from your orthodontist, this LIFE HACK – How to Brush Your Teeth […]

Categories: Friday Focus

Welcome to the Friday Focus brought to you by iSmiles Orthodontics, your go to Irvine Orthodontist. In this week’s Friday Focus we’re going to ask one of the most important questions, probably the one you ask about the most. That question is “How much does it cost to go to the orthodontist? This is a great question that really has two parts. First, when you’re considering going to an orthodontist […]

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