Tuesday, November 27, 2018

3 Benefits of Straight Teeth



Whether it is for health reasons or a confident beautiful smile, there are many benefits to a straighter smile. We have been in the Saint Charles community for over 40 years and our goal at Kelly Orthodontics is that your smile is a confident, beautiful, healthy smile. Whether its through Invisalign, braces or simply wearing your retainers after orthodontic treatment, orthodontics goes beyond just a beautiful smile. It additionally helps your jaw and helps your bite. Here are three health benefits of having straight teeth.

1. Healthy Gums: 
Healthy gums are a foundation to a healthy smile internally. The health of your mouth and your body are all connected and your gums are an essential foundation to your overall health. When your teeth are spaced out or crowded, it is possible for them to become inflamed, which can be a sign of periodontal disease. Straight teeth aligns with your gums to fit well around your teeth.

2. Tooth Wear:
We use our teeth everyday and it is normal for our enamel to wear out as we grow older. However, crowded teeth can cause your teeth to pop out in abnormal places, which run against teeth. Over time this can lead to your chewing and bite become abnormal and cause unnessarry wear to your tooth enamel.

3. Make Teeth Easier to Clean:
A great benefit of straight teeth is the easiness of cleaning your teeth, which means a healthier smile. A crowded set of teeth are difficult to floss, which can lead to plaque, toothdecay and periodontal disease.

If you're interested in learning more about our services such as Invisalign and braces, give us a call at (630) 584-9666.

Monday, November 26, 2018

November Smiles


We are so thankful for the trust our patients place in us to make their smile a beautiful healthy smile. Here are a few of our extraordinary patients this month. Whether it's through Invisalign or braces, our goal is to ensure your smile is an extension of your best self. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see more of our smiles.






Thursday, October 25, 2018

Halloween Sweets and Your Teeth




Not only is October Halloween, but also National Orthodontic Health Month!

There is an endless amount of free sugar given out and will surely make you happy, however for your teeth, that is another story. These sugary treats can affect your teeth in different ways, especially when it comes to orthodontic treatment and the overall health of your teeth.  Halloween is about having fun, dressing up and eating candy. It’s important to stick to your routines and be sure to brush your teeth, floss and wear your retainer.

Here are common types of Halloween candy and their impact on your teeth. You might want to stay away from these types, especially if you have braces.

Sticky Gummy Candies: Sticky, gummy type candies are the worst type of candy for your teeth. It is harder to remove and stay longer on your teeth. This is especially bad for those who just received orthodontic treatment such as braces.

Hard Candies: You want to watch out for hard candies on Halloween and beyond. These can break your teeth and can be damaging if you have braces. On top of that, hard candies can cause the sugar to wash all over your teeth. This is due to having the hard candy for longer periods in your mouth.

Sour Candy: It’s no secret how important the enamel on your tooth is. Acidic foods are harmful to your enamel and can cause it to erode, exposing your tooth to being more vulnerable to cavities. You can pass on sour candy because of the acidity.

Popcorn Balls: These are often a big hit on Halloween night. You may find a couple of these in your child’s Halloween bucket. Have some floss on hand after enjoying these treats. Please be aware, if you have braces, these are probably not an ideal treat.


Thursday, October 4, 2018

World Smile Day


Today is World Smile Day. A day that celebrates smiles on everyone. A smile is the universal language and can transform lives. Here are some of our amazing patients and their extraordinary smiles.





Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Kelly Orthodontic Smiles


As the end of summer comes to an end and fall approaches, we want to thank everyone who entrusts Kelly Orthodontics to create their beautiful smile! We are a family oriented practice that has been in St. Charles for 40 years! Our focus has always been to find the orthodontic solutions that are right for your family and create beautiful smiles! We love what we do. We love that everyday our office is filled with smiles being transformed and seeing the excitement and eagerness of our new patients at the beginning of receiving orthodontic treatment and celebrating the final goodbye to braces. These are a few of our patients this month and their bright beautiful smiles.





Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Back to School Visit an Orthodontist


Kids are back in school and the abnormal summer routines are no more. As summer comes to an end and fall season returns, it can be a busy time for parents and their children. New activities and new routines, it’s easy to forget simple check-ups to the orthodontist (and other health related appointments).

Why is it important for a check-up during back-to-school season? This is the time to schedule an appointment to measure the progress of your child’s orthodontic treatment. This will ensure your child's treatment is on schedule. If your child is playing fall sports, be sure to get a mouth guard specifically designed for your child. This is the perfect time to ensure your child is on the road to a healthy beautiful smile.

Whether you are an adult, adolescent or child, our knowledgeable team is committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve – a healthy, beautiful, self-confident one that will last a lifetime.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Kelly Orthodontics Summer Smiles



At Kelly Orthodontics, we love what we do! We love that we can help transform beautiful smiles everyday. We are a family oriented practice that has been in St. Charles for 40 years! We love to see the excitement and eagerness of our new patients at the beginning of receiving orthodontic treatment and celebrating the final goodbye to braces. These are a few of our patients this month and their bright beautiful smiles.

Yup, another one of Dr. Dan's nephew got braces 😄 We truly are a family business. 



Another great smile at Kelly Orthodontics. Dr. Dan's nephew Kieran got his braces!😃 


3 Benefits of Straight Teeth

Whether it is for health reasons or a confident beautiful smile, there are many benefits to a straighter smile. We have been in the Sain...