Orthodontic Headgear Can Help Your Child’s Developing Smile and Facial Profile

Wearing an orthodontic headgear (or extraoral orthodontic appliance) allows our orthodontist to correct your child’s growing bite and support proper jaw alignment and growth. This appliance is usually recommended for children whose jawbones are still developing. A headgear can ensure symmetrical facial aesthetics by guiding their profile to grow in... Read more »

Set Halloween Rules For Safe Trick-or-Treat Eating With Braces!

Halloween starts off the busy holiday season where the nights get longer, the days grow cooler, and festivities begin. If you are wearing braces, Halloween may be a little tricky for you this year. Resist temptation by only keeping treats that are safe for you to eat and letting yourself... Read more »

Prepare for the School Year Equipped With a Handy Braces Toolkit!

Did your child receive braces this summer? If so, they will need to prepare themselves for the new school year by learning how to keep their teeth healthy while getting them straightened. The goal is to have a healthy, beautiful smile when their oral hardware comes off. Since they will... Read more »

We are Committed to Providing a Clean and Safe Orthodontic Environment Using the HVAC Ionization System

At Igel Orthodontics, we are committed to providing our patients and team a clean and safe environment. Our immediate safety protocols upon re-opening after COVID, back in May, included installing acrylic barriers, adding more touchless technologies like hand sanitizing stations, disinfecting with electrostatic sprayers, taking temperatures on all who enter... Read more »

Are You Ready to Straighten Your Teeth? What You Can Expect at Your First Orthodontic Visit

If you have been wanting to straighten your teeth for a healthier, more beautiful smile, you have come to the right place! We love straightening smiles and aligning bites to give our patients the smiles they have always wanted. It is a big investment in your oral health, time, energy,... Read more »

Why You Should Consider Choosing Invisalign® Technology Instead of Braces to Straighten Your Teeth

When it comes to straightening your teeth, there are alternatives to braces that can do the job much more discreetly and minimally invasively. At Igel Orthodontics located in Omaha, Nebraska, we invite you to check out why we prefer using Invisalign® to help you achieve the aligned smile you desire.... Read more »

What Are the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign®?

Straightening your teeth for a beautiful, healthy smile has never been easier, especially if you are looking for a more discreet method of getting orthodontic treatment done. Thanks to our skilled orthodontic team, you can have your teeth aligned without people even noticing by using a virtually invisible teeth-straightening system... Read more »

Take the Time to Take Good Care of Your Invisalign® Clear Aligners

Are you looking to straighten your teeth without braces? You can, with the help of Invisalign® aligners. These clear aligners gradually shift your teeth into the beautiful, healthy smile you have always wanted so you can smile with confidence. Here are some tips on how you can best care for... Read more »

Don’t Lose the Progress You Made With Invisalign®; Wear Your Retainer Diligently!

Congratulations, you've successfully undergone your orthodontic treatment with Invisalign® to straighten your pearly whites! Now that your teeth are aligned, you want to make sure they stay that way. You'll need to wear a retainer at night, that gently keeps your teeth in their new position. Without it, your teeth... Read more »

Do You Know How Long It Takes for Invisalign® to Shift Your Teeth Into Their Desired Position?

When you wear Invisalign® aligners to straighten your teeth, you may start to see results within the first few weeks, which can be encouraging! However, bear in mind that the average treatment time with the Invisalign system is from 12 to 18 months. To successfully complete your treatment with this... Read more »