Iszkula Orthodontics Blog

Retainer Care and Maintenance

Retainer Care and Maintenance

Posted on November 8th, 2022 at 2:45 PM

BRACES-OFF DAY will get here much sooner than you think, provided that you’re following the orthodontist’s instructions, but that won’t be the end of your orthodontic treatment. To keep the properly aligned smile you’ve worked so hard for, you’ll need to be diligent in wearing your retainers. There are many differences between braces and retainers, including the best ways to take care of them.

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Erie's Choice - Best Orthodontist

Erie's Choice - Best Orthodontist

Posted on October 18th, 2022 at 3:13 PM
We are so honored to be named Erie's Choice - Best Orthodontist for the 5th year in a row!! Thank you to everyone that voted!! It has been our pleasure to serve our Erie community!!
 

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My Teacher Rocks 2022

My Teacher Rocks 2022

Posted on September 12th, 2022 at 8:58 AM

It's Back To School Time and we know there are some amazing teachers that deserve a shout out! 

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Why Aren't Teeth Always Straight?

Why Aren't Teeth Always Straight?

Posted on August 29th, 2022 at 2:42 PM

THE BENEFITS OF having straight teeth are many. Studies indicate that people with straight teeth are seen as more successful, intelligent, and likely to get dates than people with crooked teeth. So what makes teeth grow in crooked so often?

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Why the Banned Food List Matters

Why the Banned Food List Matters

Posted on July 25th, 2022 at 11:01 AM

EVERY CURRENT AND former orthodontic patient knows about the banned foods list. It can mostly be summarized as “don’t eat anything too hard or too sticky.” Do all our new patients know why it’s so important to avoid the foods on that list?

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How Do Braces Intersect With Wisdom Teeth

How Do Braces Intersect With Wisdom Teeth

Posted on June 6th, 2022 at 1:43 PM

A MAJOR RITE of passage for many young adults is getting their wisdom teeth out. It’s not the case for everyone; plenty of people have room for their third molars and a surprising number don’t grow some or all of their wisdom teeth to begin with. Why do so many people end up needing these teeth removed?

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Adults Can Get Orthodontic Treatment Too!

Adults Can Get Orthodontic Treatment Too!

Posted on May 16th, 2022 at 3:25 PM

“BRACES ARE ONLY for teens,” said no orthodontist ever. It may be true that a teenager’s teeth are easier to guide into their proper position, but there is no age limit on orthodontic treatment. Our teeth will still respond to the gentle pressure of orthodontic appliances even when we’ve lived for multiple decades.

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Professional Orthodontics vs. Mail Aligners

Professional Orthodontics vs. Mail Aligners

Posted on April 26th, 2022 at 9:35 AM

ARE MAIL-ORDER aligners worth getting instead of professional orthodontic treatment with an orthodontist? We don’t think so, and it’s not just that we’re biased. Mail-order aligners can be cheaper and easier than in-office orthodontic treatment, but you’re really getting what you pay for (in a bad way).

Straightening teeth is a complex and delicate process, and it’s different for every patient. It’s definitely worth the investment to benefit from the specialized training and experience of an orthodontist.

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Pet Photo Contest

Pet Photo Contest

Posted on March 23rd, 2022 at 12:25 PM

We love taking photos of our furry family members and we want to see YOUR pets too! Here's how to enter our Pet Photo Contest to win a Summer Starter Family Fun Pack!

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Straight Teeth: Not Just About Looks

Straight Teeth: Not Just About Looks

Posted on March 7th, 2022 at 9:58 AM

WE TEND TO think of straight teeth as being mainly about looks, but they actually come with several very real health benefits too!

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