How Do I Know if I Chose the Right Orthodontist near Grain Valley, MO?



If you’re seeking an orthodontist near Grain Valley, MO for you or your child, then don’t make a commitment too quickly; every orthodontist is different. Some may prefer to use a specific treatment plan over others, and some may charge their patients more for treatments more than other orthodontists do.

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Tips for Choosing an Invisalign Provider


Most of us are not born with that red-carpet-ready celebrity smile. In fact, most well-known celebrities are not born with their red-carpet smiles either. However, that fantastic smile is now within reach near Grandview, MO with the help Dr. Heidi Harman and the team at Heidi Harman Orthodontics near Grandview, MO.

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Five Problems That Braces Can Correct

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If you’re interested in orthodontic treatment with braces, Dr. Harman and the team at Heidi Harman Orthodontics near Independence, MO provide complete information to their patients considering treatment with braces. If you are curious if braces can help you achieve your orthodontic treatment care goals, here are five common orthodontic problems that braces can correct

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How Long Do I Have To Wear Invisalign?

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Dr. Harman and the professional team at Heidi Harman Orthodontics are the experts near Grandview, MO for orthodontic treatment using Invisalign clear aligners. Treatment with Invisalign, the clear alternative to braces, may reduce the time it takes to reach your treatment goals and the number of visits you make to the orthodontist.

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The Health Benefits of Braces

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There is a wide variety of orthodontic treatments to choose from that can give a patient a healthy, straight smile. Dr. Harman and the team at Heidi Harman Orthodontics have the experience and the knowledge when working with patients in Northeast Kansas City, MO.

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How Can Orthodontic Treatment Advance My Career?

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Lots of studies claim that a hiring manager or human resources representative will make their hiring decision about a candidate within the first few minutes of meeting them (“90 seconds,” “3-to-five minutes,” “instantly” are all the timeframes quoted); that is, before talking to the candidate, learning about them, questioning them, etc. It is simply human nature to react to something by evaluating the visual information we receive. That’s why we sport a clean shirt, spiffy suit, and neat hair when meeting a hiring manager for the first time. But consider the condition of your teeth and/or gums when presenting yourself to a prospective employer as the best you that you can be. We brush, of course, and perhaps pop a breath mint before the meeting, but are these enough? Through orthodontic treatment with Dr. Harman and the team at Heidi Harman Orthodontics near Raytown, MO, you can look your best for any interview!

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Smile Tips & Tricks Celebrities Use

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Dr. Heidi Harman and Dr. Joe Moon and the staff at Heidi Harman Orthodontics help their patients near Grandview, MO achieve red-carpet-worthy smiles through orthodontic treatment with braces and Invisalign. Maintenance of the teeth and gums is important in keeping one’s smile camera-ready, even for the close-up shot. Fame requires diligence to achieve, and so does a celebrity-quality smile.

What makes a celebrity-quality smile?

Celebrities cannot count on Photoshop anymore to give their teeth their whitest, straightest, healthiest appearance possible. Most people have a camera on them at all times now, and having complete control over how one looks on social media is not possible. Selfies, candids, and even hidden cameras can all betray a less-than-perfect smile. Dr. Harman and Dr. Moon help public figures and celebrities achieve beautiful smiles that are the envy of any ambitious publicist or press representative!

What do I have to do?

   •  Brush, floss, and rinse your teeth and gums after each meal and before bedtime, or at least twice a day. Plaque, tartar, and food debris collect on the surfaces and in between teeth and between braces. Left to themselves, these materials feed the bacteria in the mouth that cause tooth decay and bad breath. Keeping the mouth free of this material is key in maintaining healthy teeth and gums.

   •  Visit your orthodontist regularly. Follow a conscientious appointment schedule with your orthodontist. You should be seeing your doctor every eight to ten weeks for a tightening or new aligners and a check-up on your orthodontic progress.

Where do I start?

Not everyone is born with a set of perfectly aligned teeth. Straight teeth function more efficiently, are easier to keep clean, and look naturally appealing. Often times teeth need guidance to grow in straight. Braces and clear aligner systems like Invisalign can help patients achieve a more functional and attractive smile.

Why should you choose Invisalign over traditional braces? Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign is a great alternative because the clear aligners are invisible. The best part is that Invisalign is removable, so it’s possible to take them out for a picture-perfect photo-op!

Regular dental cleanings with your dentist is a crucial part of keeping your teeth clean, free of debris, and safe from decay. Additionally, an in-office tooth whitening procedure with Dr. Harman and Dr. Moon will vastly improve the appearance of your teeth. A set of bright, shiny teeth will go a long way in making a statement about your overall health and personality!

A celebrity-quality smile is as much about attitude as it is about white teeth. The correct position, good condition, and uniform shade of the teeth equip the patient with the confidence to smile big and brightly. Sparkling and straight teeth are the wow factors that put your beautiful smile out to the world and set a great first impression. During a complimentary consultation near Grandview, MO, Dr. Harman and Dr. Moon and the staff at Heidi Harman Orthodontics perform a thorough examination and recommend treatments that can improve one’s smile. For more information or to schedule an appointment, feel free to contact us at:

Country Club Plaza: 816-326-8944

Olathe & Overland Park: 913-782-7223


How Do I Keep My Invisalign Clean?

If you have recently been fitted for Invisalign clear aligners, the team at Heidi Harman Orthodontics would like to congratulate you on getting one step closer to a confident and healthy smile! Dr. Heidi Harman knows that while Invisalign is in your mouth doing the important work of straightening teeth, it’s also crucial to keep your Invisalign tray clean. The Heidi Harman Orthodontics (H2O) team recommends that their patients near Lock Loyd, MO follow these tips to keep their Invisalign clear aligners clean and working properly. 

Saliva and plaque may collect on the Invisalign trays, and that creates the perfect home for harmful or odor-causing bacteria. It is important to clean your aligners every time you take them out. (You take your aligners out before you eat, right?) Brush your aligner the same way you brush your teeth; with a little bit of toothpaste and a toothbrush. You should also brush and floss your teeth while you’re at it. That will help to reduce bacteria also.

Soak your aligner in a product like Invisalign Cleaning Crystals, Retainer Brite, or even denture cleaner once or twice a week. Avoid a colored denture cleaner; it may stain or color your aligners. 

Avoid foods that may stain your aligners. Tea, coffee, wine, and sodas stain the aligners most often. Hot drinks may warp the plastic trays into a position that no longer fits on the teeth, thus extending treatment time.

Wear Invisalign conscientiously. Invisalign clear aligners need to be worn to work. The trays are removable to eat, but they need to be worn to be effective. Do not keep the Invisalign tray out of your mouth for longer than is necessary to eat, brush, or floss. 

Keeping your Invisalign aligners clean is easy, and it’s a very important part of the overall treatment. Just remember, whenever you brush your teeth, brush your aligners too. To make sure you remember, the team at H2O recommends that you make a small Invisalign cleaning kit for when you’re on the go. Include a toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss to keep your teeth and Invisalign sparkling clean! 

If you have any more questions on keeping your Invisalign clean, or anything else Invisalign related, give Dr. Heidi Harman a call. You can reach Heidi Harman Orthodontics near Loch Loyd, MO by contacting us at: 

Country Club Plaza: 816-326-8944

Olathe & Overland Park: 913-782-7223