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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 […]

Welcome to Friday Focus. I’m Doctor “O” and today I wanted to let you know about a new, state of the art, impression system we’re going to be adding to our office this year – digital impressions. When impressions of the teeth and mouth were needed in the past to design removable aligners or retainers, orthodontists had no choice but to create molds using hard trays, filled with a goopy, […]

iSmiles – Prior To Orthodontic Treatment Should You Extract Wisdom Teeth? Welcome to today’s Friday Focus. We’re going to be answering the question “Prior To Orthodontic Treatment Should You Extract Wisdom Teeth?” While this a fairly common question, the answer varies depending on the circumstances. If there’s enough room in the jaw for the wisdom teeth to emerge, and they’re erupting in a good direction, having them extracted isn’t always […]

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 […]

The seemingly harmless habit of thumb sucking can change the child’s facial structure for life if it’s not addressed and result in dental, respiratory and speech problem. Our biggest goal from an orthodontic perspective is to have thumb sucking stopped before your child turns 6 and a half to 7 when their front teeth start to come in. In most cases, children will stop a thumb sucking habit by the […]

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