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 πŸ˜„ We truly are a family business. 



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


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Your First Visit at Kelly Orthodontics


Have you wondered about Orthodontic treatment? 

What does your first visit to Kelly Orthodontics look like? Our new patient examination appointment will introduce you to our doctors, team, and office. In addition to an office tour, you will be meeting one on one with one of our doctors. A thorough, comprehensive clinical examination will be performed to determine the need for orthodontic treatment. If Dr. Kelly feels treatment is necessary he will explain appropriate recommendations and answer any questions you may have.

One of the things that make Kelly Orthodontics unique is that the doctors perform this initial examination themselves. We feel that this personalized approach makes our office very approachable and responsive to your questions.

Timing is an important factor in planning orthodontic treatment. That is why treatment may not be indicated when we first meet a patient. There may be a benefit in waiting for further growth or tooth development. If this is the case then the doctors will recommend following your family on a six month growth observation program. These six month evaluations are free of charge and allow for optimal communication as well as proper timing for potential orthodontic treatment.

If orthodontic treatment is indicated at the initial new patient exam, then the doctor may recommend gathering additional diagnostic records (at no charge to your family). These consist of digital orthodontic x-rays, digital photographs, and models. The doctors will carefully analyze this information and create a customized individual treatment plan for your family.

Part of our personalized approach is to present our detailed treatment recommendations, time frames, and financial options available at a separate consultation appointment. Our philosophy is that communication is the most important part of orthodontic treatment. This personalized approach allows us to gain the trust and confidence of our patients before they consider starting any orthodontic treatment.


Monday, July 30, 2018

Family Health Tips



We are a family oriented practice that have been serving the St. Charles community for 40 years. Our own, Dr. Dan Kelly always knew that he wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and become an orthodontist. From a young age he was able to observe his father in practice and witness firsthand the positive difference orthodontic treatment can make in a person's life. Dan feels that being an orthodontist is the best job in the world. He truly enjoys getting to know his patients and working with them to achieve smiles that will last a lifetime.

As a family we follow these healthy habits, that help us maintain an excellent oral health. We love to see the initiative to keep your family’s teeth healthy. Here are a few tips to ensure your family is in tip top shape before their next visit with us.


  • Brush Your Teeth Together: Make brushing your teeth a routine every morning and every night. Stick to the routine and ensure that you and your family keep a specific time for brushing your teeth, this will build a great daily habit. 
  • Flossing is Key: Flossing every day is even more important when you have braces. If you’re having trouble flossing, just use a floss threader with regular floss, or buy special stiff-tipped floss made for braces wearers.
  • Use Mouthwash: Using mouthwash, especially during orthodontic treatment is so important. Mouthwash can easily remove food debris from areas that are difficult to reach with a toothbrush or floss. After brushing and flossing, you can swish it around your mouth for a minimum of 30 seconds. This will remove any lingering bacteria and will even help with inflammation of the gums.


Monday, July 23, 2018

Kelly Orthodontics Smiles


We are a family oriented practice that has been in St. Charles for 40 years! Our focus is finding the orthodontic solutions that are right for your family and creating beautiful smiles! 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.


Congratulations to Payton! No more braces πŸŽ‰πŸ˜ƒ #KellyOrtho

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Common Problems Kelly Orthodontics Can Solve


Kelly Orthodontics is a family oriented practice that has been in St. Charles for 40 years! We are proud of the relationships we build with our patients and our focus on finding the orthodontic solutions that are right for your family.

We provide all types of orthodontic solutions and find it rewarding to see our patients experience their brand new smile. Here a few of the orthodontic problems we can solve at Kelly Orthodontics.


Phase I: Treatment is oftentimes necessary for younger patients to establish the proper "foundation" for future dental and facial development. By creating the necessary space and properly aligning the existing teeth, we can guide permanent teeth into their proper position. The second phase of treatment takes place after the permanent teeth have erupted. In many cases, Phase I treatment can reduce the length of time required for the second phase.

Class II: Problems represent an abnormal bite relationship in which the upper jaw and teeth are located in front of the lower jaw and teeth. Class II patients usually exhibit a convex facial profile with a recessed chin. In most cases, this relationship is due to inherent characteristics. A skeletal Class II problem occurs when the upper back molars are forward of the lower back molars…this gives the patient the appearance of a recessed lower jaw or an upper jaw that is protrusive (or both).


Excessive Gingival Display: Also known as a gummy smile, this orthodontic problem gives the appearance of excessive exposed gums on the upper arch. There are several treatment options for this problem. In severe cases surgery may be necessary to actually remove a section of the upper jaw shifting the jaw upward vertically reducing the amount of exposure of the upper gum tissue.

Open Bite: An open bite can occur with the front teeth, known as an anterior open-bite or with the back teeth, referred to as a posterior open-bite. An anterior open-bite is the lack of vertical overlap of the front teeth and can usually be traced to jaw disharmony or habits such as thumb sucking or the thrusting of the tongue against the front teeth. A posterior open-bite is a problem in which the back teeth do not meet vertically prohibiting the jaw to function properly.




Friday, May 11, 2018

Happy Mother's Day from Kelly Orthodontics



Kelly Orthodontics is a family oriented practice that has been in St. Charles for 40 years! This Mother's Day we want to give a shoutout to our mother's who have encouraged and loved us no matter what. 

“Happy Mother’s Day to my mom, Delores Brinker. I was blessed to work with my mom at Kelly Orthodontics for several years together until she retired. We had so much fun working and spending our lunch hour doing some wild things. My mom is  an amazing person with a big heart ️ and is always there when I need her. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom’s out there!"





"Mother’s Day has changed over the years.  When my kids were little, my husband would make the best handprint stepping stones for the yard. As they grew older, and their hands got too big and now my favorite part of the day is reading their homemade cards. Motherhood is one of my biggest blessings. I’m thankful for these kids and the time I have with them everyday. Happy Mother’s Day to all of you Moms out there! I hope you are spoiled all day!!!"



"Happy Mother's Day to my beautiful , kind and loving mother , Katy Myer 😘   You bring so much joy and happiness to our entire family πŸ’•  thank you for being there for us unconditionally, always️️. I love you , Mom"



Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Paint your Smile


Are you curious what you would look like with braces?

Image provided by paintyoursmile.com


Paint Your Smile was designed by 3M for patients who want to have fun choosing their own elastics and brackets. Choose the combination that best suits your own unique style! In three easy steps you can get a good idea of what you would look like with braces that follow a certain color scheme.

  1. Select your Smile. 
  2. Choose up to 3 colors to create your own custom color personality. 
  3. Share for smile on social media. 

Paint Your Smile allows you to have fun with your braces and get as creative with your new look as you want. Try it out today!

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...