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Is Chilly Weather Hurting Your Teeth?

As fall begins in many parts of the country, temperatures begin to drop, and leaves begin to change. However, can the cooler weather also cause your teeth to hurt? Keep reading to learn more about how your teeth can react to cooler weather from Dr. Oles Drobocky at Drobocky Orthodontics.

Do your teeth ever hurt when you eat something hot or cold? When your tooth enamel wears down or your gums recede, it exposes a layer of your teeth that is especially sensitive to temperature changes. The weather can also cause your teeth to experience discomfort. During the winter, your teeth contract in response to intense cold weather. This can lead to cracks in your teeth and cause the same type of pain that you may feel when you eat something cold, like ice cream.

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3 Common Speech Problems Orthodontics Can Help

How we communicate through speech is a crucial part of our daily lives. Did you know that the alignment of your teeth can affect your speech? If you’re struggling with certain elements of speech, it could be attributed to your teeth. Keep reading to learn more about different speech problems and how braces can help from Dr. Oles Drobocky at Drobocky Orthodontics.

  1. Mispronunciation

Certain sounds are practically impossible to pronounce when teeth aren’t where they’re supposed to be. Fricative consonant sounds like “t” “s” or “ch” which require tongue-to-tooth contact and are not possible without it. Orthodontic treatment places teeth where they need to be for better pronunciation.

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October is National Orthodontic Health Month

For many of us, October can mean fall weather and the excitement of Halloween. However, for orthodontists, October is also a very special month because October is National Orthodontic Health Month. This month is a month to celebrate and recognize the beautiful, healthy smiles that orthodontists create.

Here are some fun facts about orthodontics in celebration of Orthodontic Health Month from Dr. Oles Drobocky at Drobocky Orthodontics. Orthodontic treatment is a way of straightening or moving teeth to improve their appearance and how they work. Braces and invisible aligners are some of the more commonly used appliances to straighten teeth during orthodontic treatment.

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Invisalign logo with Harry Potter's glasses

Invisalign – The Invisibility Cloak of Orthodontics

Invisalign logo with Harry Potter's glassesIn the current climate of COVID-19 we all wish we could step into a fantasy world and to tell the truth, apparating into Hogwarts sounds pretty good right now (ok, ok, Hermione, we know we can’t apparate in)! While we can’t really escape the reality of the times – reading Harry Potter is a good way to distract ourselves; and as we were doing so recently, we realized all the ways that the advances of Invisalign Technology are like the advances in the wizarding world! 

 

Just as Harry doesn’t know that the wizarding world exists at the beginning of the books, many patients come to us not knowing about Invisalign. So, just as Hagrid gives Harry a crash course, we’re going to do the same for you! Follow us to Diagon Alley, Hogwarts and beyond…

 

What is Invisalign? – The Invisibility Cloak of Orthodontics

 

Rather than using metal brackets and wires, at Drobocky Orthodontics in Bowling Green, Glasgow and Franklin, KY, we can offer clear aligners that can gently and effectively move your teeth towards the smile of your dreams! Just like Harry’s invisibility cloak, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible – these aligners are produced from a  patented flexible plastic material that was invented exclusively for Invisalign by biomechanical engineers who probably work in the Department of Mysteries. This stuff is that complex.

 

Transfiguration 101

 

Professor McGonagall would tell you that you need to understand the object you’re starting with before transforming it into something else. With Invisalign, Dr. Oles Drobocky will use our high tech 3D scanning system to understand exactly where the bones in your mouth are at this point so that he can map out a plan for your finished smile and build custom fitted aligners for your journey. Our handheld scanner takes high resolution interactive images of your teeth in 3D at a rate of 6,000 images per second. Even Mr. Ollivander would be impressed with this wand! 

 

Divination with Professors Trelawney and Firenze

 

While only a few have the inner eye, with lots of study (4 years of dental school and an additional 2 years of orthodontic study) a trained orthodontist can map out a customized treatment plan to ensure you have the smile of your dreams at the end of your orthodontic journey. With over 30 years of experience and thousands of cases treated with Invisalign, you can be sure you’re in competent hands with Dr. Oles Drobocky . Know who your orthodontist is before you start treatment – you don’t want someone playing card tricks, a true seer is necessary. 

 

Bubble Head Charms

 

Sorry, we’ve got to talk about the pandemic again…Wouldn’t it be great if we all could just walk around with a bubble head charm? Well that certainly seems more comfortable than all the PPE we’re wearing these days, but we’re not complaining! At Drobocky Orthodontics we have taken every precaution to ensure your safety and the safety of our team. From changing our patient workflow to enhanced PPE, Madam Pomfrey would be proud.

 

When to start? Welcome to Hogwarts! 

 

Harry receives his Hogwarts acceptance letter on his 11th birthday but we accept orthodontic patients of all ages: adults, teens, even kids as young as 7! So, are you a candidate for orthodontic treatment? Contact us today to find out! 

 

We offer complimentary consultations both in-person and virtually. So pick up your broomstick and fly over or use some floo powder to speak with us virtually through the fire… er computer. We can’t wait to meet you! 

 

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Dr. Oles Drobocky leads a friendly, dedicated team that works together to create a positive experience for patients and their families. He is an Invisalign Gold Plus Provider and the leading orthodontist in terms of Invisalign Teen cases treated in South Central Kentucky.

At Drobocky Orthodontics, we also make orthodontic treatment affordable by offering multiple payment options including full payment discounts, no-interest payment program, family discounts, and we accept direct payment from most insurance carriers. 

Give us a call or click below for complimentary consultation:

Bowling Green: (270) 843-8556
Glasgow: (270) 651-6862
Franklin: (270) 586-7444

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