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Seven Tips For Loving Your Braces This Valentine’s Day

February 15, 2016

Whether you’re a pre-teen, high schooler, or adult with braces, undergoing orthodontic treatment can be a big change! Though the new hardware in your mouth may not be your favorite Valentine’s Day look, you should be happy knowing that you’re taking proactive steps towards improving your smile and oral health. Straight teeth not only boost confidence and project friendliness, but what most people don’t realize is that straight smiles are healthy smiles.


Surviving Holiday Eating with Braces

December 16, 2015

With the holiday season upon us, so are the dinner parties, sweets, and celebratory snack foods. Whether your favorite part of the holiday meals is the pot roast or stuffing, there’s something for everyone to look forward to. If you have braces this winter, you may find an extra challenge from tempting treats that could damage your braces. Though you may not be bobbing for apples or munching on caramel corn this year, there’s still plenty of holiday treats to enjoy! Here’s a list of do’s and don’ts to help your braces survive the holiday season:

Good to go:

  • Ham, turkey, pot roast
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Stuffing
  • Gravy
  • Jello
  • Cheesecake
  • Green bean casserole
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Pumpkin pie (no crust!)
  • Hot chocolate

Not this year:

  • Candy canes
  • Hard cookies
  • Pecan pie
  • Toffee
  • Peanut brittle
  • Nuts
  • Popcorn
  • Hard pretzels
  • Meat on the bone
  • Caramel apples
  • Corn on the cob

Even with braces, there are plenty of sweets for you to enjoy this winter! To prevent tooth decay, remember to brush extra and keep up on your flossing – especially after sugary and sticky meals. From your Jacksonville orthodontist, we hope you have a happy (and delicious) holiday season!

Smile – It’s Tax Day!

April 15, 2015

As you likely already know, today is April 15th – tax day. For many, tax time is an opportunity to formulate a game plan for financial health for the next year. Have you considered using a tax refund to help fund your oral health? The team at Ortega Orthodontics can help! Whether you are counting on a tax refund check or not, many families here in Jacksonville, Florida have contemplated orthodontic treatment for themselves or a member of their family and now is the perfect time to take action.

Orthodontic treatment can take a variety of forms – including traditional braces, clear (ceramic) brackets, Invisalign, and more. Treatment lengths and options vary based upon the unique needs and goals of the patient, and the doctors here at Ortega are available to help assess your particular needs and draw up a plan tailor-made for you!

While orthodontic treatment is an investment, the dividends include a straighter smile, improved oral health, and less stress on your bite. So don’t delay and make an appointment for a consultation today. By tax time next year, you could be well on your way to experiencing the most rewarding return of all– a whole new smile!

Spring Into Your New Smile

April 1, 2015

Spring is officially in full bloom here in Jacksonville, and at Ortega Orthodontics we couldn’t be more excited to see what the new season will bring! If you’ve been considering seeking orthodontic treatment, there’s no better time than now!

Are you ready for a fresh beginning? When you choose to improve your smile through braces, that’s exactly what you’ll get! Achieving a straighter smile will boost your self-confidence, impacting just about every part of your life. So if you’re committed to giving your smile the fresh start that it deserves, were committed to giving it to you! Don’t waste another moment considering orthodontic treatment; Dr. Holland and Dr. Schellhase are ready to give you the smile you’ve been waiting for!

Remember, the sooner you decide to get your braces on, the sooner they will be off and you will be rocking a beautiful new smile! If you’re ready to improve the aesthetics and health of your smile this season, look no further than Ortega Orthodontics. We look forward to seeing you this spring!

Make 2015 the Year of Your Smile

January 7, 2015

At Ortega Orthodontics we are looking forward to a wonderful year of creating healthy smiles and happy patients. If you’ve considered seeking orthodontic treatment in the past, there’s no better time than the present.

Do you experience difficulty chewing or discomfort when talking or eating? Do you find yourself hiding your smile because of crowded or crooked teeth? Do you want to improve your appearance and boost your confidence? With the help of your Jacksonville orthodontist, you can! Make 2015 the year that you take the first step towards achieving a healthier smile. It’s never too late to restore your confidence and get back to smiling in your day-to-day life. You won’t believe what you’ve been missing!

If you’re interested in receiving state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment right here in Jacksonville, look no further than your Ortega Orthodontics. As your Jacksonville orthodontist we look forward to giving you the smile of a lifetime during the year of 2015.

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!