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    The Braces of Today

    If you think the desire for straight teeth is a trapping of modern society, think again! Straight teeth have been on our minds a very long time! Extreme Makeovers may be new, but "braces" date as far back as ancient man! Early History According to the AAO (American Association of Orthodontists), archaeologists have discovered mummified remains with crude metal bands on individual teeth. And the first “orthodontists” used catgut rather than metal bands to slowly tighten and move misaligned teeth…

    Low Dose Digital X-Rays

    Dental x-rays are a necessary tool in diagnosing orthodontic problems and planning the right course of treatment to correct them. Without them, your orthodontist can only see about half of your tooth, and you wouldn’t want him/her making treatment recommendations based on only half of the information. There are many things not visible to the naked eye that can be seen with x-rays, including tooth caries (cavities), root tips/fragments, fractures, bone loss, pathology/cysts, impactions and so much more. At Heidi…

    SureSmile vs. Traditional Braces

    H2O Orthodontics is proud to offer SureSmile braces to our patients. There is no other orthodontic treatment which provides the accuracy of SureSmile. Your smile can be designed with great precision using this revolutionary treatment option. Better Treatment with SureSmile With SureSmile, 3-D technology is used to move teeth more efficiently and directly into their proper position. Your orthodontist does not have to manually bend wires one by one into position as the wires used are robotically bent to your…

    Welcome to the H2Orthodontics Blog!

    Dr. Heidi Harman and her team of professionals would like to welcome you to our blog! We provide highly specialized and affordable orthodontic treatment at our two office locations in Overland Park and Olathe, Kansas. We also serve patients living in Leawood, Lenexa, Shawnee, Blue Valley and other surrounding communities in Kansas and Missouri. Our passion is to create smiles for our patients that will be valued for a lifetime. We offer complimentary initial screenings. No doctor or insurance referrals…