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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

February 2nd, 2011

Each February for the past 61 years, the American Dental Association (ADA) has sponsored National Children's Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

For kids wearing braces, brushing and flossing can become more difficult, requiring extra time and vigilance to remove food particles that accumulate on and between the teeth and in braces. New options for braces such as Invisalign, which is removable, make it easier to maintain good oral health during orthodontic treatment.

If the health of your teeth is ignored during treatment with braces, the results can be significantly compromised. Dr. Neil Warshawsky and Dr. Colleen Kristofor are available and happy to explain why effective brushing and flossing is one of the most critical actions needed from patients during orthodontic treatment. Have you visited us lately? Give us a call and schedule an appointment!

Invisalign is your clear alternative to braces [Video]

January 26th, 2011

Get It Straight Orthodontics, your Chicago Invisalign provider, specializes in teen and adult orthodontic treatment. In fact, Dr. Neil Warshawsky is part of the Elite 100 "Century Club," which is made up of the top 100 orthodontists in the world using Invisalign. We proudly offer this state-of-the-art system of clear, removable aligners at our convenient Lake View, Lincolnshire, Hyde Park, and Orland Park office locations. For more information about Invisalign, watch this short patient video.

Don't hesitate to give Get It Straight Orthodontics a call if you have any questions, or if you would like to schedule a consultation at our office.

Cool kids get braces at Get It Straight Orthodontics!

January 19th, 2011

Braces today are “cool” and—many would say—even “fun.” These were among the findings of a 2010 nationwide survey of moms whose children are going through or have had orthodontic treatment. New technologies such as SureSmile and Invisalign, advanced computer software, color options, and even popular celebrities—Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Danny Glover, Serena Williams—sporting stylish braces are making orthodontic treatment more comfortable, fashionable and cool for today’s teens.

The study, conducted on behalf of our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists for February’s National Children’s Dental Health Month, found 86 percent of moms reporting that braces are cooler today than when they were children. Sixty-nine percent of moms also said wearing braces makes their children feel cool, and 81 percent reported their children’s experience with orthodontic treatment as either positive or extremely positive.

Different color options and the ability to change colors, for example, provide exciting ways for young patients to customize appearances. That enthusiasm helps them to feel good about their orthodontic treatment with Dr. Neil and Dr. Colleen, and may contribute to the success of treatment.

Has your child or teen visited Get It Straight Orthodontics for a consultation? If not, please give us a call and let us help your child begin the journey to a gorgeous smile!

It is a new year, and you know what that means... back to work!

January 10th, 2011

The start of the New Year brought Dr. Neil Warshawsky out to Las Vegas, where he spoke to around 300 Dentists about the best time to refer a child to the orthodontist. This was the annual convention for the Interdent Dental Group. It was enjoyable to prep this lecture, as it is the core of what orthodontists do on a daily basis.

You never know, your teeth may be famous! Dr. Neil often uses teeth to teach for educational purposes.

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