The Deal About Opal Seal

By |09/08/2014|

Ever had trouble cleaning around your braces? You’re not alone! In fact, ​people with braces naturally have more bacteria on their teeth than people without braces. This has always been a great frustration even after practicing proper oral hygiene and attending regular cleanings. Luckily, in our effort to continue to minimize decalcification (a.k.a. those […]

How to Manage the Cost of Braces

By |04/16/2014|

Orthodontic treatment is costly, and how to pay for it can be a scary proposition. However, smart planning and budgeting can offset some costs and make the expense easier to handle, said Dr. Lee Graber, an orthodontist in Vernon Hills, Ill., and president of the American Association of Orthodontists. These tips may help:

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    Soft Drinks, Sports Drinks, Energy Drinks and Flavored Water: How Has Their Increased Use Impacted Oral Health? What All Parents Should Know

Soft Drinks, Sports Drinks, Energy Drinks and Flavored Water: How Has Their Increased Use Impacted Oral Health? What All Parents Should Know

By |04/11/2014|

Due to the escalating consumption by children and adolescents over the last two decades, there is increasing community interest in the dental effects of soft drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks and flavored waters. Parents need to understand the potential dental implications associated with the consumption of sugary, acidic beverages in order to help children minimize damage to their teeth.

4 Health Benefits of Yoga

By |04/01/2014|

If you’ve been to an appointment at Oltjen Orthodontics around 4 o’clock in the afternoon, you know how cray-cray it can be at that time! We were intrigued by the health benefits associated with yoga and wanted to learn more. Yoga does more than increase flexibility and reduce stress. The benefits can help you at work or home. And please, don’t we all need a little more time for relaxation in our lives?

How To Rock a Selfie

By |04/01/2014|

Here’s a great article we couldn’t resist offering a few things to keep in mind when you indulge in the occasional selfie. None of us here at Oltjen Ortho want to look ridiculous in our selfies, neither do you. This will help. Give it a read! View The Article

How to Create the Perfect Smokey Eye

By |04/01/2014|

Ever wonder how those beautiful models that grace the pages of today’s magazines get that “smokey eye look” ? Well, so did a few of us at Oltjen Orthodontics! After all, we do like to look our best when the work-week ends and we are ready for a night out on the town. So we did a little digging around and came up with a few tips to help you master the Smokey Eye technique.

“Are Oral Piercings Safe?”

By |02/23/2014|

Oral piercings are growing in popularity and have become a way to "decorate" your body, much like a tattoo. The risks are numerous and oral piercings can be very damaging to your teeth and gums.

“What if My Child’s Baby Teeth Won’t Fall Out?”

By |02/23/2014|

It is very common for parents to worry if their child's baby teeth do not fall out "on time." Babies crawl, walk and talk all at different stages. The same is true for the loss of baby teeth.
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    “When Should My Child See an Orthodontist For the First Time?”

“When Should My Child See an Orthodontist For the First Time?”

By |02/23/2014|

Starting at age 7, the American Association of Orthodontics recommends that children first be see by an orthodontist. It allows the orthodontist to start treatment at the optimal time, monitor the child's oral growth while the face and jaw are still growing, guide permanent teeth as they erupt, and simplify treatment.

“What Causes Those White Spots After Wearing Braces?”

By |02/11/2014|

Plaque build-up around the brackets and along the gum line can cause white spots to develop on the teeth of patients in braces. Unfortunately, these spots are permanent. Good oral hygiene is critical during treatment. Find out how to prevent white spots...