3 Things That Set Us Apart From Other Orthodontists

For some, looking for an orthodontist in the Overland Park, KS area can be a tough decision for there are many orthodontists in the area offering the same services that we do here at H2Orthodontics. 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 the area:

1. When looking for an orthodontist one should reach out to friends, colleagues and people whose recommendation you trust. Patients compliment us all the time, and patients who are referred to us say our reputation in the community is what brings people in! Stop by H2Orthodontics in the Overland Park, KS area to experience the great customer service provided here for yourself.

2. Financing orthodontic treatment is a concern for many patients and most insurance companies have a strict list of providers that are in your coverage network. H2Orthodontics works with several insurance providers and offers affordable payment plans, even for popular treatments like Invisalign® and Invisalign® Teen!

3. It’s always encouraged to look up an orthodontist’s credentials, i.e., their degrees and training before you make your first appointment. Visit our office to learn about Dr. Harman’s educational and professional success!

Does that narrow your decision? Contact Dr. Harman TODAY at 913.782.7223. You won’t regret it!

Brushing up on Dental Care Basics

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 enough time to do a thorough job.

Use the proper equipment. We at Harman Orthodontics recommend using a fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush that fits your mouth comfortably. Electric/battery-operated toothbrushes reduce plaque and the chance of gum disease more than does manual brushing, and these devices are helpful if you have arthritis or other problems that make it difficult to brush effectively.

Practice good techniques. Hold your toothbrush at a slight angle — aiming the bristles toward the area where your tooth meets your gum. Again Dr. Harman reminds patients that keeping the area where your teeth meet your gums clean can prevent gum disease. Also, don’t forget to gently brush the outside, inside and chewing surfaces of your teeth, as well as your tongue, with short back-and-forth motions.

Keep your equipment clean. Always rinse your toothbrush with water after brushing. Dr. Harman  also stresses that you store your toothbrush in an upright position, if possible, and allow it to air-dry until using it again. Toothbrush Tip: don’t routinely cover toothbrushes or store them in closed containers, it can encourage the growth of bacteria.

Know when to replace your toothbrush. Invest in a new toothbrush or a replacement head for your electric or battery-operated toothbrush every three to four months — or sooner if the bristles become frayed.

Follow these basic tips daily and keep up with your appointments to Harman Orthodontics and you’ll have the best smile in town! Call Dr. Harman TODAY at 913.782.7223, if you’ve missed or need to schedule an appointment.