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Benefits of a Better Aligned Smile

Spotting and treating tooth alignment issues early on is very beneficial for your teeth. This allows time to make repairs and align the teeth into their correct position. Your teeth are something you use to eat, smile and communicate with others, so it’s important to take care of them as... Read more »
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10 Tips for Back-To-School Oral Health

Keep your smile healthy all year long! Summer vacation is the most difficult time for parents to keep their children in a good oral health routine, so the start of a new school year is the perfect time to get back on track with your child’s oral hygiene. According to... Read more »
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How a Teen’s Smile Affects Their Self-Confidence

The teenage years are amazing! There are so many new experiences to be had and an emerging sense of freedom! However, this can also be a challenging time, learning to balance friends, academics, sports and other commitments. With so much on your plate, the last thing you need to worry... Read more »
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Travel Tips for Good Oral Hygiene

Many of our patients here at Igel Orthodontics are gearing up to travel this time of year. More often than not, the healthy habits we work so hard to make routine, fall by the wayside the minute we pack our bags. It’s important to maintain good dental care while traveling,... Read more »

Invisalign: The Ideal Orthodontic Treatment for Adults

Are you an adult who has been putting off seeing an orthodontist because you aren’t crazy about wearing conventional braces most often associated with teenagers? Dr. Kort Igel can provide you with a nearly invisible treatment option using the Invisalign System so you can obtain that straight, beautiful smile you’ve been dreaming of.... Read more »
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Healthy, Brace-Friendly Halloween Ideas

At Igel Orthodontics, your local Omaha, NE orthodontic practice, we love the excitement that comes with the fall season, but fear the damage that hard and chewy Halloween candy can do to your braces. This is why Dr. Igel and his orthodontic team have decided to provide our patients and their parents with healthy Halloween... Read more »
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10th Annual Orthodontic Education Night

ATTENTION: All Dental Office Doctors & Team Members! This event is not open to the general public. You Are Invited To Our 10th Annual ORTHODONTIC EDUCATION NIGHT Thursday, October 5th, 2017 Attend to receive two FREE Continuing Education credits. Hors d'oeuvres, refreshments and a chance to win door prizes. REGISTRATION... Read more »
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Tips for Living With Braces

Daily routines and the foods you will eat will likely change once you get braces. The following tips for living with braces will help make the transition easier. Eating soft foods, especially during the first few days with your new braces will reduce tenderness in the mouth that may occur.... Read more »
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Orthodontic Braces: Correcting Bite and Alignment

With the many options available for straightening your teeth and creating a more beautiful and natural smile, it may seem difficult to determine which method will work for your unique situation.  If you have crooked teeth and a misaligned jaw, braces are the tried and true method for correcting bite and... Read more »
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What Is the Purpose of an Orthodontic Observation or Recall Appointment?

Moms and dads have busy schedules. Picking their children up from school and taking them to the orthodontist is no small task. Sometimes the appointments are very short and seemingly meaningless. One of these appointments is the observation or recall visit. These appointments are usually about 10 minutes in our... Read more »