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When Should Your Child Have an Orthodontic Evaluation?

December 17, 2014

Did you know that the American Association of Orthodontists recommend for your child to see an orthodontist by the time they reach the age of seven? While that might come as a surprise to you, don’t be alarmed as these early evaluations don’t typically result in early treatment.

Early evaluations are performed in order to establish a solid foundation for healthy growth and development. By the age of seven, your child’s permanent teeth have likely erupted and developmental issues can be identified. With an early evaluation, we are able to determine a likely timeline of development and treatment options. Jawbone growth, bite, and facial development are just some areas Dr. Holland and Schellhase will focus on during these early exams.

There are never any fees for an early exam here at your Jacksonville orthodontist. If you are curious about whether your young child would benefit from an early orthodontic evaluation, please contact our office today to schedule your initial visit.

Need to Know Info Regarding Your Orthodontic Appliance

December 3, 2014

As your orthodontist in Jacksonville, FL we truly enjoy improving the function and aesthetics of your smile through orthodontic treatment. Throughout your treatment process, you might have a few concerns regarding your orthodontic appliance.

While we make every effort to ensure your orthodontic treatment process is as seamless and as comfortable as possible, there are times that you might require a little guidance from your orthodontist in Jacksonville, FL. Here is some emergency info regarding the scenarios you might find yourself facing throughout your treatment:

  • Soreness or discomfort. You might experience soreness or discomfort after getting your braces on and following routine adjustments. Over-the-counter pain relievers, warm washcloths, and wax will help relieve your discomfort.
  • Loose or broken bracket. If you experience a loose or broken bracket, please contact our office as soon as possible. If the bracket is loose and remains attached to the wire, leave it in place until your visit and place wax in order to ease your discomfort. If the bracket comes completely off, slide it off and make sure to bring it with you to your next appointment.
  • Loose, poking, or broken wire. Wires can poke into your cheek and cause discomfort. You might be able to redirect the wire yourself by using your toothbrush or other device. If you’re unable to bend the wire yourself, please contact our office for an appointment.

Should you have any questions about your appliance throughout your treatment process, please don’t hesitate to contact our office. We look forward to seeing your smile at your next appointment!

Happy Thanksgiving from Everyone at Ortega Orthodontics

November 26, 2014

Smile—it’s Thanksgiving! There’s nothing more smile-worthy than a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, so take out those rubber bands and get feasting! As your Jacksonville orthodontist we hope that you are able to enjoy all of your favorite Thanksgiving dishes in the company of your family and friends.

At Ortega Orthodontics we are thankful for all of our patients, and we truly hope that you are able to spend the upcoming holiday weekend celebrating with your family and friends. Luckily most of Thanksgiving Day meal staples are safe to eat with your braces including turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, yams, cranberry, casseroles, and dinner rolls. Craving some corn? Simply cut it off of the cob. And don’t forget the pumpkin pie!

As your Jacksonville orthodontist we are thankful for each and every one of our patients. Should you experience any problems with your braces over the holiday weekend, please feel free to call our office for assistance. Our entire staff wishes you and your family a happy Thanksgiving weekend!

Comfortable Treatment at Your Jacksonville Orthodontist

October 8, 2014

As your Jacksonville orthodontist, we aim to provide all of our patients with an enjoyable, comfortable patient experience during each office visit. If you’re looking to improve your bite, smile and your life—look no further than Ortega Orthodontics.

We pride ourselves on providing an overall positive experience for each and every patient at each and every appointment. At Ortega Orthodontics we realize that most people don’t look forward to a dental visit, therefore we strive to make your orthodontic treatment with us as comfortable and as enjoyable as possible. Our modern, spacious office located in Jacksonville is designed to promote comfort for our patients and their families. Our experienced and friendly doctors and staff are dedicated to providing exceptionally beautiful and healthy smiles.

As your resource for Jacksonville braces, our staff looks forward to showing you just how enjoyable orthodontic treatment can be. If you’re interested in a straighter, healthier smile, please contact the staff at Ortega Orthodontics today to schedule your initial consultation. Check out a tour of the office here.

Healthy Smiles Are Not Just for Kids!

August 27, 2014

Healthy smiles are not just for kids! As your resource for orthodontics in Jacksonville, Florida we provide treatments for both adolescents and adults.

If you’ve been putting off seeking orthodontic treatment for years, there’s no better time than now. With the advancements in orthodontics, more and more adults are seeking treatment each day. There are more options than ever for image conscious adults that need a slight tweak to their smile. These less noticeable choices include appliances like Invisalign®, clear brackets, and lingual braces. Do you have a teen currently receiving orthodontic treatment? A popular time for adult treatment is during their children’s treatment as it is convenient to schedule appointments together. If your child is currently undergoing treatment with Ortega Orthodontics, contact our office to inquire about your consultation before your child’s next visit.

It’s never too late to improve both the aesthetics and function of your smile. If you’re interested in seeking treatment contact our office at Ortega Orthodontics to schedule your initial consultation.

Home Stretch of Summer Break at Ortega Orthodontics

August 11, 2014

It has been a fun and busy summer here at Ortega Orthodontics. We truly enjoyed seeing all of our patients for their orthodontic appointments during their summer break. As summer begins to wind down, we wanted to share how much we appreciated seeing all of your smiling faces these past few months.

Though we treat patients all year-round, summer is an especially busy season for orthodontic practices as school is out of session. We are currently in the home stretch of our busiest time of the year with school resuming Monday, August 18th in Duval County. We are looking forward to what the fall season has in store for everyone at Ortega Orthodontics.

As your resource for orthodontics in Jacksonville, Florida, we will enjoy the last few days of the summer frenzy. If you’re interested in learning how you or your child could benefit from braces and other orthodontic treatment, contact the Ortega Orthodontics office today to schedule your consultation.

Our New Website!

March 7, 2014

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We are so honored to have Black Tie Digital Marketing build our new website. We would like to thank Scott and his team for their hard work and dedication to make our vision come alive. We look forward to continuing our business with the Black Tie team.

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