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    10 Tips for Clean Braces

    Now that you have braces, it is even more important to keep up with good oral hygiene. Food can easily get stuck between your teeth and in between your brackets. In order to avoid bad breath, swollen gums, discolored teeth and cavities, you must be diligent about brushing and flossing! Keep your oral appearance up to par with these 10 tips for clean braces: 1. One tooth at a time. When you brush Dr. Heidi Harman stresses that you take...

    6 Benefits of Invisalign®

    You've heard about Invisalign®, but what are the benefits? Are there advantages to choosing clear aligners over traditional braces? What is Invisalign? Invisalign® is a popular treatment option for patients at our Kansas City, MO orthodontist office. Here are 6 benefits of Invisalign® for you to consider: Removability. This modern way of teeth straightening can be removed, and Dr. Harman encourages patients to remove their clear aligners before eating, drinking, brushing and flossing. Invisibility. Remarkably unnoticeable, Invisalign® allows patients to...

    4 Ways to Clean Your Invisalign® Aligner

    Make sure you are cleaning your Invisalign® Aligner, the right way! At H2Orthodontics which serves Overland Park, KS and surrounding areas, Dr. Heidi Harman and her team recommend that their patients wear their aligners for approximately 22 hours a day. It is also encouraged that patients remove their aligners for eating, drinking, brushing and flossing, which is a perfect time to clean them. Here are four different Invisalign® cleaning methods to consider: 1. The Invisalign® cleaning system. Designed by Invisalign®,...

    3 Things to Look For When Choosing an Orthodontist

    With so many orthodontists near Overland Park, KS offering the same services, how can you be sure you are getting the best orthodontic care possible? At H2Orthodontics, we understand your concern, and appreciate you considering us for your treatment. We also understand that you may need to make sure that H2Orthodontics is the right orthodontic practice for you before scheduling an appointment with Dr. Heidi Harman, so here’s a few things that set us apart from other orthodontic practices in...

    Invisalign Teen® – Straighten Your Teeth Without Braces!

    To many teens image is everything, and at an age where image is so important, metal brackets and wires do not sound like the next hottest thing. The good news is that there is a clear alternative to traditional metal braces! If you are looking to begin orthodontic treatment, don't forget to ask Dr. Harman about Invisalign Teen®. How does Invisalign Teen® work? Much in the same way as Invisalign® but with a few added characteristics tailored specifically to the...

    4 Reasons To Stop Biting Your Nails!

    Say No to Nail Biting! Dr. Heidi Harman of Harman Orthodontics in Olathe, KS cautions her patients about the dangers of nail biting. Nail biting is one of the so-called “nervous habits” that can be triggered by stress, excitement or boredom. Experts say that about thirty percent of children and fifteen percent of adults are nail biters. However most will stop chewing their nails by the time they turn thirty. Here are four dental and general reasons to stop biting...

    5 Tips To Keep Your Teeth Cavity Free!

    Oral health begins with clean teeth. Keeping the area where your teeth meet your gums clean can prevent gum disease, and keeping your tooth surfaces clean can help you avoid cavities. Dr. Heidi Harman of Harman Orthodontics offers the following tips to her patients in Overland Park, KS: Brush your teeth at least twice a day. When you brush, don’t rush. Dr. Harman recommends brushing for two minutes twice a day, and more frequently if you have braces — take...

    How soon will my orthodontic treatment finish?

    Point-Counterpoint: How soon will my orthodontic treatment finish? By far the most frequently asked question in every orthodontic practice is, “When do I get my braces off?” In the fast-paced, busy lives of patients, there is little time to spend on lengthy orthodontic treatment. In the ever-advancing field of orthodontics, many barriers have been overcome, leading to healthier results and more beautiful smiles. Now, the focus is on reducing treatment time. There are many advantages of reducing the overall time...

    HELP! How does my child have another broken appliance?!?

    HELP! WHY DOES MY CHILD HAVE ANOTHER BROKEN APPLIANCE!?! We understand how frustrating this is for you as a parent because of the extra time out of your busy schedule spent to repair the braces; however it is also very frustrating for Dr. Harman and her team as well. The number one issue we face in our practice is broken appliances. We typically will see anywhere from 50 to 75 patients a day. It is our goal to limit the...

    Congratulations to the Lancer Dancers!

    Congratulations to the Shawnee Mission East Lancer Dancers!!! Taylor McCullough and the Lancer Dancer Team competed against hundreds of others in Orlando, FL last week and brought home the CHAMPIONSHIP in Large Varsity Jazz! The H2O Team couldn't be more proud!
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