Why Mail Order Orthodontics is a Bad Idea During Coronavirus

With the spread of COVID-19 rapidly changing our “new normal,” mail-order orthodontic is on the rise. From social media ads to TV commercials, the convenience of mail-order orthodontics becomes more appealing when you’re stuck at home. At iSmile Orthodontics, we understand that everyone wants a smile they can be proud of. For this reason, we will explain why mail-order orthodontics isn’t the way to achieve this goal.

Orthodontic Treatment Starts with an Appointment

We strongly suggest that orthodontic treatment start with an in-person appointment with a professional, not mail-order. While a [...] Read More

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Does it hurt to take braces off?

Your day is finally here! It is finally time to take your braces off! Yay! But is it going to hurt?


Taking brace off is just like putting them on! It is one of your longer appointments. Your orthodontist will take all the braces off, then polish your teeth to make sure they are really clean and all the special glue that was used to put the braces on your teeth is gone. The appointment of taking the braces off involves a few steps:

The process of removing the braces from the teeth: It is fairly simple [...] Read More

Step Up Your Selfie Game with Orthodontics

Every patient has their own reasons for deciding to undergo orthodontic treatment. For teens, image has always been a key factor in social integration, and in today’s beauty-conscious society, a beautiful smile is high on their list of priorities.

The ever-popular selfie gives teens a confidence boost and social media is the ideal platform to broadcast themselves to the world. So much so, that:

65% of teenage girls reported that seeing their selfies on social media actually boosts their confidence. 40% of all teens say social media helps them present their best face to the world. At least 81 [...] Read More
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Why do my gums bleed when I brush?

Bleeding gums! Why does it happen, what does it signify and how do I get rid of it?


If your gums bleed, probably the first time you noticed it was after brushing. You were about to spit the mixture of toothpaste and saliva when you saw a brownish/red color! That probably gave a big scare. why are my gums bleeding?

Gums start bleeding when they are puffy. Improper oral hygiene leads to inflammation of the gums. As a result of inflammation, gums get puffy and super sensitive to touch. The lightest touch can cause the gums [...] Read More

The “New Normal” of Orthodontics After Coronavirus

It’s no secret that the spread of COVID-19 has drastically changed how we all live today. Now that many businesses are finally allowed to re-open, it’s time to attend your first orthodontic appointment. To help you prepare for the “new normal,” Dr. Sepi Torkan of iSmile Orthodontics will explain a few changes you can expect at your next visit.

No More Waiting Room

Instead of waiting for your appointment in the waiting area, you may be asked to simply wait in your car and call the office once you arrive. You [...] Read More

Wait! Why You Shouldn’t Brush Your Teeth Immediately After Eating

Part of maintaining good oral hygiene is making sure to brush your teeth multiple times throughout the day. While most of us know to brush after eating, how soon is too soon? In order to answer that question, Dr. Sepi Torkan of iSmile Orthodontics will first explain the science behind tooth structure. Understanding this will help better explain why brushing right after eating is bad for your teeth. 

The Science Behind Tooth Structure

The outermost area of the tooth is called enamel. It is the protective layer of each tooth and also [...] Read More