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Another happy patient at Get It Straight Orthodontics!

April 19th, 2011

Dr. Neil Warshawsky, Dr. Colleen Kristofor and team, serving Chicago, Lincolnshire and Orland Park, IL, deliver the highest quality orthodontic care in a personalized environment. We make orthodontic treatment fun and enjoyable. Just see what one of our patients has to say in this great letter!

Thanks for sharing your story, Arthur! It was a pleasure to have you as a patient at Get It Straight Orthodontics.

Beautiful smiles at Get It Straight Orthodontics

April 19th, 2011

Dr. Neil Warshawsky and Dr. Colleen Kristofor enjoy providing exceptional orthodontic care in a fun, friendly environment. This includes sharing photos and testimonials on our office's Facebook page and other social networks. We always love receiving positive feedback from patients after they complete treatment, which is why we wanted to share a great photo that our office recently received.

Congratulations to Dayle from our Orland Park office. It was a goal for her to complete orthodontic treatment in time for prom. All went well, as you can see from her beautiful smile!

Get It Straight Orthodontics supports National Facial Protection Month

April 11th, 2011

With spring here, many children, teens and adults in Chicago, Lincolnshire and Orland Park, IL will once again pick up the ball, bring the bat out of seasonal retirement, and lace up their cleats to hit the fields for the return of spring sports! April is National Facial Protection Month, and during this time, Dr. Neil Warshawsky, Dr. Colleen Kristofor and our dedicated team urge our young athletes to play it safe when out on the field. According to the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, children, high-school athletes and adults will have more than 5,000,000 teeth knocked out in sporting events this year.

Here are a few ways to ensure your mouth’s safety this spring, courtesy of our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists:

1. Wear mouth guards for contact sports such as baseball, softball, soccer and lacrosse.
2. Wear a helmet
3. Wear protective eyewear
4. Wear a face shield to avoid scratched or bruised skin
5. Be alert, even as a spectator

We hope that helps. Protective gear is vital for anyone engaging in tooth or mouth-threatening activities. If you have any further questions about any of these tips, please contact Get It Straight Orthodontics. Stay safe and have fun!

You're Never Too Old to Treat Yourself to a New Smile!

April 7th, 2011

Did you know one in every five orthodontic patients is an adult? We’re living longer and technology is improving, making orthodontic treatment an appealing and safe option for patients of all ages. As the trend toward treatment later in life grows, we’re seeing braces on parents as well as children – and even adult celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Gwen Stefani and Nicholas Cage have shown off their braces. It’s never too late to look and feel your best with Get It Straight Orthodontics!

Can Braces Work for Adults?

People of all ages can benefit from orthodontic treatment at our office. The physical process for moving teeth is the same, young or old, which means it’s never too late to address issues such as an overbite or underbite, crooked or crowded teeth, or jaw disorders. Thanks to Incognito and Invisalign, there are now discreet, adult-friendly options for orthodontic treatment.

How Do I Get Started?

If you’re considering orthodontic treatment, we’ll make a consultation appointment with you. During this meeting we will perform a general assessment of your oral health, discuss options for treatment, and answer any questions you may have. We will also discuss matters of cost and insurance. The next step is an orthodontic records appointment in which we take x-rays, photos, and an impression of your teeth. This information drives your unique treatment plan.

What Are the Benefits?

Straightening your teeth can improve your smile, your self-esteem, and your dental health. Technologically advanced new treatments make it easier to identify the option that best fits your lifestyle. Modern techniques and materials have made braces and aligners more effective, comfortable and unobtrusive than ever.

If you think you might benefit from orthodontic treatment, give Get It Straight Orthodontics a call, so we may set up a consultation to determine what type of treatment best meets your needs.

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