Iszkula Orthodontics Blog

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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A Quick Round of Orthodontics FAQs

A Quick Round of Orthodontics FAQs

Posted on December 15th, 2020 at 11:57 AM

A LOT OF PEOPLE don’t know very much about how orthodontic treatment works, which means that we tend to hear a lot of the same questions from our patients. Let’s head some of those off with a quick Q-and-A session, but make sure you bring any questions we don’t cover here to your next appointment!

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Why We're Thankful for the Dentist

Why We're Thankful for the Dentist

Posted on November 25th, 2020 at 12:48 PM

IT’S THAT TIME of the year when we take stock of what we’re thankful for. Even in a turbulent year, there’s plenty that goes on that list, from our families and friends to new skills we’ve developed, and we hope that hard-working dental professionals are included for a lot of people!

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Daily Dental Hygiene for Braces

Daily Dental Hygiene for Braces

Posted on November 10th, 2020 at 10:59 AM

WE SHOULD ALL BE happy to spend at least four total minutes a day brushing our teeth morning and evening (and then a few more for flossing), considering how important good oral health is. Braces-wearers might need to take a little more time on it, considering all those extra nooks and crannies where bacteria, food particles, and plaque can hide. Nobody wants their Braces Off Day marred by tooth decay and unsightly stains. That’s why we’re here with some dental hygiene tips for braces-wearers!

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How Medicine and Oral Health Intersect

How Medicine and Oral Health Intersect

Posted on September 8th, 2020 at 3:49 PM

WE ALL KNOW that medications can have side effects. If you tried, you could probably hear the voice in pharmaceutical commercials rattling off some of the most common ones in your head. We bring it up because those side effects often include oral health problems.

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Thank you Erie for Nominating  Us for Erie's Choice

Thank you Erie for Nominating Us for Erie's Choice

Posted on August 17th, 2020 at 3:37 PM

Nothing you wear is more important than a SMILE!! And we are smiling ear to ear at being nominated for the Erie’s Choice 2020 – Best Orthodontist!!

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