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Changes in Patient Intake Procedures: Before your appointment you will receive a text message with COVID-19 screening questions and an intake form to update your contact information. Please finish these short forms promptly so that we may review them prior to your appointment. When you arrive, we will ask you […]

COVID-19 Re-Opening Procedures


Halgren Orthodontics will be setting up virtual appointments during the mandatory COVID-19 office closure9
Notice to patients to prepare for virtual appointments In light of the current health climate and the opportunity to do what we can to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Halgren Orthodontics has made the decision to do certain appointments virtually.  This way we can fulfill our commitment to you while […]

Virtual Appointment Instructions for the COVID-19 closure


home care tips for braces from Halgren Orthodontics
It takes a while to get used to your new orthodontic appliances. But, after a short break-in period, you'll be surprised at how little life will have changed. You can still participate in any sport so long as your wear a mouthguard, and you can play your musical instrument to […]

Home Care During Orthodontics



common orthodontic problems
Broken braces and bent wires can spell bad news for orthodontic procedures. They can add months to your treatment time. The good news is that they're totally preventable. Here are the most common causes of orthodontic treatment problems.GumChewing large pieces of gum, or hard gum, can bend wires and move […]

Common Problems (and how to avoid them!)


Each year literally millions of teeth are lost due to sporting activities. Athletes are 60% more likely to sustain tooth damage when not wearing a mouthguard. It's been estimated that properly fitted facemasks and mouthguards prevent thousands of injuries yearly in high school and collegiate football.You can buy boil-and-bite types, […]

The Sporting Essential! Your Active Smile


Halgren Orthodontics treatment advice
Many people are not aware that soft drinks – even diet soft drinks, sports and energy drinks, and fruit drinks – contain acids, which can be especially troublesome for people in orthodontic treatment. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) strongly advises patients in orthodontic treatment to avoid drinks with low […]

Soft Drinks and Orthodontic Treatment Are a Recipe for Disaster



dangers involved with DIY teeth straightening
“Do it yourself” orthodontic treatment is a dangerous new trend on social media and consumers may be putting their teeth, gums and jaws in harm’s way by trying to self-treat. In January of 2015, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) responded to the dozens of videos, websites, and social media […]

Risks Involved with “Do It Yourself” Teeth Straightening