Summer Braces Care Guide

Summer is finally here! With all the fun summertime events, including swimming, barbeques, and county fairs, there’s so much to do! Traveling is also a big component. If you and your family are planning to travel this season, it’s important as an orthodontic patient to keep up with your basic care routine so that your treatment isn’t interrupted. At Heller Orthodontics, we have tips for you to help you stay on track.

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X Questions To Ask When Choosing Your Orthodontist

So you’re asking “How do I pick an orthodontist near me?” and wondering what you should look for when choosing a Bethesda orthodontist—well, when it comes to picking someone to take care of your teeth and help you achieve a beautiful straight smile, the most important thing is that you don’t want to risk your teeth with an inexperienced or unprofessional orthodontist. Luckily, Heller Orthodontics is a local Beltsville and Bethesda Orthodontist with years of experience helping adults and children achieve the teeth of their dreams. Check out our quick guide to questions to ask when choosing your orthodontist so you know how to identify the Bethesda Orthodontist that is best for you!

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5 Tips For Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety plagues patients across the country and causes people with minor dental conditions to neglect them until they become more severe. When you think about it, dental anxiety is very likely a major cause of tooth decay, gum disease, and other painful problems that come with ignoring your oral health needs. Here at Heller Orthodontics, your local provider of Invisalign and Braces in Bethesda and Laurel, MD, our mission is to help our patients achieve clean and straight teeth in a low stress environment free from dental anxiety.

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Top 5 Oral Health Tips for 2021

Heller Orthodontics provides comprehensive orthodontic care in Laurel and Bethesda to children, teens, and adults. We work hard to offer our patients customized orthodontic treatments that work for them and their smile goals. To do so, we may choose braces, SureSmile, or Invisalign to straighten your teeth. Additionally, we want all of our patients to practice good oral hygiene and live a healthy lifestyle for optimal oral health.

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The Top 6 Reasons to Choose Invisalign

If you are considering orthodontic treatment, there are a number of options that will give you a stunning smile. But there is one clear option that has several advantages over braces. Invisalign is a cutting-edge technology that uses a series of clear aligners to correct bite problems, crowding, and spacing issues.

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Top 4 Best Braces For Children And Teens

If you’re like most parents, when you hear that your child or teen needs braces, you want to know what the best options are and which type to choose. There are many options to choose from, but the best braces for your child or teen depends on the severity of their orthodontic issues, as well as their confidence level.

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Difference Between Invisalign & SureSmile?

Interested in receiving an orthodontic treatment but aren’t sure which one to move forward with? We don’t blame you! In this day and age, since there are an array of treatments available—it’s no wonder you’re confused! From traditional metal braces to lingual braces and everything in between, there are numerous adult and early orthodontic treatments available.

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Ways to Take Care of Your Braces at Home

Braces are a right of passage for most pre-teens and teenagers, but they also come with a lot of responsibility in order to achieve a beautiful, straight smile. This applies to adult patients with braces or Invisalign as well. Braces need to be cared for at home and in between orthodontic appointments.

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Coronavirus Update: Orthodontic Care & Emergency Treatment

At Heller Orthodontics, we understand the severity of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and we are deeply concerned about the health and wellbeing of our patients and community. Our hearts go out to anyone suffering during this time for one reason or another. As orthodontic healthcare professionals, it is our job and responsibility to protect patients and staff by continuing to work safely and diligently as always.

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Five Ways To Relieve Braces Pain

It’s normal to experience mouth pain when you are undergoing orthodontic treatment because your mouth is adjusting to the changes that are taking place. While the pain will go away after a few days, if it becomes difficult to deal with, there are measures you can take to relieve the pain. Heller Orthodontics recommends these five tips to help relieve your mouth pain.

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SureSmile: The New Technologically Advanced Orthodontic System

At Heller Orthodontics, we're proud to offer comprehensive orthodontic treatment to patients throughout Laurel, Bethesda, and North Potomac, MD, and we strive to offer treatment that's as convenient as possible for our patients. Every patient is different, which is why we're proud to offer a variety of options ranging from metal braces to Invisalign.

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Orthodontic Care During the Holidays

The holiday season is the best time for sweets and treats. Unfortunately, these can be a little harsh on our teeth, especially for patients with braces or Invisalign. At Heller Orthodontics in Bethesda and Laurel, MD, we want to make sure your orthodontic treatment plan works and straightens your teeth appropriately. To do so, we want to ensure you are practicing good orthodontic care, especially during the holidays.

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How Does Invisalign Work

Invisalign is one of the most popular orthodontic treatments on the market, and while it moves teeth as effectively as braces do, it's radically different in the approach it uses to straighten teeth. At Heller Orthodontics, we're proud to help both adults and teenagers achieve new smiles through Invisalign treatment, but there's one question we often hear from patients interested in treatment: how do Invisalign aligners work? As your local Maryland orthodontist, we'd like to take some time to answer this question and explore how Invisalign works on a basic level.

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Am I Too Old For Orthodontic Treatment

As an adult, you may find that you are unhappy with your smile. You wish that you had braces when you were growing up, but you or your family simply didn’t have the funds. Now, you’ve grown up and saved up and are currently able to afford orthodontic treatment—but has your time to achieve a better smile passed? Are you too old to receive orthodontic treatment? Simply put, no. You’re never too old for orthodontic treatment.

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Dental Appliances For Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Heller Orthodontics is proud to specialize in a variety of dental and orthodontic services to help our patients throughout Laurel, Bethesda and the surrounding areas achieve optimal health. Our goal is to provide each patient with the highest quality of care in a warm and friendly office environment. Let’s take a look at the common solution of dental appliances for patients struggling with sleep apnea.

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Heller Orthodontics

  • Bethesda Office - 4350 East West Hwy. Suite 120, Bethesda, MD 20814 Phone: (301) 654-5433 Fax: (301) 657-8403
  • Laurel Office - 9811 Mallard Drive Suite 201, Laurel, MD 20708 Phone: (301) 490-2882 Fax: (301) 490-2882

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