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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 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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