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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Preparing Your Kids for Orthodontic Treatment

Preparing a child for braces or for any type of orthodontic treatment does not need to be a difficult task. The preparation process has much to do with simply explaining the reasons that orthodontic treatment is necessary with your child. Explain to your child that braces are a treatment for... Read more »

Orthodontic Screening Expectations

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT DURING YOUR ORTHODONTIC SCREENING An orthodontic screening is necessary so that Dr. Igel knows what is going on inside your mouth, and so that he will know which type of treatment option is best suitable for your situation. During the first screening, you can expect to receive orthodontic... Read more »

Primary Reasons to Use Retainers After Braces

Keeping the Teeth Straight after Braces When you choose to have orthodontic treatment by Dr. Igel, most likely, the primary reason is to straighten the teeth and improve your bite. However, the treatment doesn’t stop when the braces come off.  The retainer is just as important for this whole process.... Read more »

Reasons for Starting Early Treatment

Orthodontics at an Early Age Although Dr. Igel has the ability to help patients of all ages improve their smile and achieve the long-term results they have always hoped for, he, along with the American Association of Orthodontists, recommends that children first see an orthodontist at the age of 7.  While treatment for... Read more »

Airway-Centered Orthodontics

Airway Centered Orthodontics is a technique to straighten the teeth and jaw in a manner that opens the airways to enhance breathing and prevent airway issues. In traditional orthodontics, the use of headgear appliances and the extraction of permanent teeth can both narrow and limit the airway. Dr. Igel’s philosophy... Read more »