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    How Braces Work for Patients in Leawood, KS

    Braces are the go-to orthodontic treatment for children and adults in Leawood, KS. Braces from H2Orthodontics help properly align the teeth, making for a better functioning mouth, as well as a beautiful, straight smile. Many people are eager to get their teeth straightened, but really have no idea how it is that braces do what they do. H2Orthodontics wants to teach you the mechanics behind braces, so that you can better understand why your treatment is truly so amazing! How Braces Work...

    How Can Orthodontics Help Prevent My Teeth from Getting Chipped?

    Chipping your tooth is no joke. It can happen suddenly while munching on a snack or while playing contact sports. A tooth is also more likely to chip if it is not in the correct spot. Dr. Heidi Harman and the team at Heidi Harman Orthodontics near Prairie Village KS could help you prevent the damage altogether through orthodontic treatment. Here’s how: Undergoing Orthodontic Treatment: You have different, specially shaped and placed teeth for specific functions. Each tooth has a purpose...

    Invisalign Teen: The Clear Alternative to Braces

    Dr. Heidi Harman and the team at Heidi Harman Orthodontics offer their patients near Lansing KS Invisalign Teen, a clear and removable orthodontic treatment meant just for their teenage patients. Invisalign Teen aligner trays are made of a clear thermoplastic material that are custom made to fit over the teeth. They gently exert pressure on misaligned teeth to bring them into a more natural, functional, and attractive position. Invisalign Teen is the clear alternative to traditional braces. Clear. No wires,...

    Do I Need Braces?

    Dr. Heidi Harman and the team at Heidi Harman Orthodontics have the knowledge and experience to advise their patients near Prairie Village KS about orthodontic treatment options like braces. If the question is “Do I need braces?”, the answer may be easy to discern.  What are braces? Braces are a system comprised of metal brackets, a bonding substance, and an archwire that connects the brackets together. A thorough examination Dr. Heidi Harman will help determine what needs to be fixed...

    Why You Aren’t Too Old To See An Orthodontist

    Many adults feel overwhelmed by the thought of having to undergo orthodontic treatment. But the truth is that adult orthodontics is very common. Orthodontics knows no age limit.In fact, statistics have shown that one-in-five patients receiving orthodontic treatment is over 21 years old! 1. Teeth shift over time. If you had braces as a kid and you find that now, as an adult, you need them again, that’s because your teeth shift as you get older, and some people’s teeth...

    What Foods Can I Eat with Invisalign?

    Dr. Heidi Harman and the professionals at Heidi Harman Orthodontics are used to advising their patients about food restrictions during orthodontic treatment near Mission Hills, KS. Their patients undergoing treatment with Invisalign have less restrictive dietary guidelines than do those patients being treated with traditional braces. So what foods can you eat with Invisalign? The Menu Foods that could damage traditional braces during eating are not an issue for Invisalign wearers because the trays are removable for meals. They are...

    When Can My Child Get Braces?

    While orthodontic treatment can start in patients as young as six years old, it is less about what age one can get braces than it is at what age they are ready for braces. Each child’s teeth develop differently, and that makes the appropriate age for braces differ as well. Some tips from. Dr. Heidi Harman of Heidi Harman Orthodontics can help you determine if your child will need braces near Briarcliff, MO and if/when they should start treatment. Has...

    Before You Choose an Orthodontist, Read These Tips!

    Most people think of braces when they think of orthodontic care, but there is more to it than that. Orthodontists are specialists who treat oral health care issues related to misaligned jaws and teeth. Dr. Heidi Harman and the team at Heidi Harman Orthodontics know that when it comes to the health of your teeth and the quality of your overall orthodontic care, picking the right orthodontist for you is a big deal. Dr. Heidi Harman will ensure that you get...

    What is an Orthodontist?

    An orthodontist is a dentist who has undergone special training to treat facial and dental anomalies like malocclusions (an abnormality in the alignment of the upper and/or lower teeth), similar to medical doctors that choose to specialize in fields like neurology and endocrinology. Something that many people don’t know is that all orthodontists are dentists, but not all dentists are orthodontists. Orthodontists are qualified dentists who undergo extra years of university-based study and then gain extensive experience in an orthodontics...

    What Is the Difference Between Invisalign and Invisalign Teen in Briarcliff MO?

    Invisalign and Invisalign Teen are two different products. The differences between the two might not be significant to the casual observer, but it is important to know the differences between Invisalign and Invisalign Teen when considering orthodontic treatment near Briarcliff, MO. Dr. Heidi Harman and the team at Heidi Harman Orthodontics know the differences and the most appropriate circumstances in which each type of treatment is effective. What is Invisalign? Invisalign clear aligners are plastic trays that the patient “updates”...