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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 Friday Focus, Dr. O El-Hillal from iSmiles Orthodontics, your Irvine Orthodontist, discusses the difference between Smile Direct Club and Invisalign® . My name is Dr. O and this week I’m going to discuss the major difference between the Smile Direct Club and Invisalign. Essentially, they are both clear plastic aligner systems that are custom designed to move teeth. The major point of differentiation is that Smile […]

In this edition of Friday Focus, Dr. O El-Hillal from iSmiles Orthodontics, your Irvine Orthodontist, discusses how to Invisalign works to correct your teeth alignment . Hello. My name is Dr. O and this week I’m going to discuss the Invisalign treatment system. If you have seen the Invisalign commercials on TV, you can understand why this orthodontic treatment system has revolutionized our industry. It allows us to correct the […]

How To Maintain White Teeth During Orthodontic Treatment. In this edition of Friday Focus, Dr. O El-Hillal from iSmiles Orthodontics, your Irvine Orthodontist, discusses how to keep your teeth when you are wearing braces. Hi. My name is Dr. O and I am here to answer your questions about the best way to keep your teeth clean and white during orthodontic treatment. Before you get your braces, it’s very important […]

Categories: Friday Focus, Orthodontics

In this edition of Friday Focus, Dr. O El-Hilla from iSmiles Orthodontics, your Irvine Orthodontist, discusses the Damon Clear system and why he personally selected it for his own orthodontic treatment. Hi. My name is Dr. O and I am here to talk about the aesthetic benefits of Clear Damon Braces. When it came to my own orthodontic treatment, I chose Damon Clear. As you watch this video you can […]

Categories: Friday Focus, Orthodontics

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 […]

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