Iszkula Orthodontics Blog

Daily Dental Hygiene Tips for Braces Wearers

Daily Dental Hygiene Tips for Braces Wearers

Posted on September 22nd, 2021 at 10:32 AM

EVERY ORTHODONTIC PATIENT dreams of Braces Off Day, but tooth decay and unsightly stains can make that dream smile harder to achieve if we aren’t careful about daily dental hygiene while the braces are on. Here are a few crucial tips to follow to get the best results:

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We are serious About Banned Foods List

We are serious About Banned Foods List

Posted on August 24th, 2021 at 11:20 AM

PART OF THE braces experience is the banned foods list. Our patients might be familiar with most or all of the types of food on the list, but do how about why it’s so important to avoid them?

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How Do Braces Actually Straighten Teeth?

How Do Braces Actually Straighten Teeth?

Posted on July 20th, 2021 at 9:41 AM

BRACES ARE SO common for teenagers (even though they aren’t the only ones who can have them) that a lot of people might take it for granted that these bits of metal can move teeth into their proper position, but how exactly do they do that? The process is pretty cool, so let’s take a closer look at it.

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Take Dr. Iszkula On Vacation

Take Dr. Iszkula On Vacation

Posted on June 28th, 2021 at 2:15 PM

WE ALL NEED A VACATION AFTER THIS YEAR!

 

 

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Wisdom Teeth and Braces

Wisdom Teeth and Braces

Posted on May 26th, 2021 at 12:26 PM

ONE OF THE BIG rites of passage for young adults is wisdom teeth removal. Of course, there are people who can actually fit those third molars in their jaws comfortably and there are a startling number who don’t even grow them in the first place, but for people who do need their wisdom teeth removed, it’s fun to post pictures of their swollen cheeks and videos of anesthesia antics while enjoying lots of ice cream and smoothies. So what’s the deal with these teeth so many people need removed?

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Types of Malocclusions

Types of Malocclusions

Posted on May 11th, 2021 at 11:03 AM

OUR TEETH ARE MEANT to fit together in a specific way. It’s how we are able to chew effectively and speak clearly. When the upper and lower teeth don’t fit together the way they should, we call that a malocclusion, or bad bite. In addition to impeding those important functions, a malocclusion can also result in jaw problems, put teeth at risk of breaking, and even make digestion less efficient.

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Braces Aren't Just for Teenagers

Braces Aren't Just for Teenagers

Posted on April 21st, 2021 at 1:40 PM

ANYONE OUT OF THEIR teens might think they missed their chance for straight teeth, but that’s not true! Modern orthodontic treatment is for adults too. While it’s true that our teeth can be guided into place more easily when we are younger, they will still respond to orthodontic appliances. And whether or not we had braces as teens, our teeth can still shift over time.

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Em‘brace’ These Easter Treats

Em‘brace’ These Easter Treats

Posted on March 29th, 2021 at 3:01 PM

Your Guide to Easter Basket Goodies That Won’t Harm Braces

Let’s be honest — the Easter bunny doesn’t always have teeth and braces in mind when filling baskets with special holiday sweets. As your Erie-area orthodontists, the Iszkula Orthodontics team is here to help you with tips on what candies to give your kids that won’t do serious damage to their braces.

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Spring Social Media Contest

Spring Social Media Contest

Posted on March 23rd, 2021 at 10:56 AM
Check out our Spring Contest to win a Nintendo Switch!!!
There are multiple ways to be entered to win!

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Don't Catch COVID Fatigue!

Don't Catch COVID Fatigue!

Posted on February 15th, 2021 at 10:59 AM

WE KNOW HOW difficult the coronavirus has made the last year, and we know how eager everyone is for things to go back to normal. The temptation to act like they already have is very real, but it’s critical that we stay the course now that we can see the vaccination light at the end of the tunnel. How frustrating would it be to catch the virus now, when we’re so close to being protected from it?

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