At Honey Orthodontics, we do our best to remain available for orthodontic emergencies. Please call our office if you think you are experiencing an orthodontic emergency. We don’t want you to feel like you’re on your own when it comes to your orthodontic treatment.
That being said, sometimes our patients run into problems or experience discomfort at a time when we can’t see them right away. We wanted to equip our orthodontic patients with some tricks and hacks that you can do at home, so you can ease discomfort and keep treatment on [...] Read More
You’ve already been told a hundred times, but we’re telling you again: be very mindful of what you eat while wearing braces. Dr. Oana Honey in Gurnee, IL is a firm believer that taking care of your braces is crucial to getting a great orthodontic result!
During the coronavirus quarantine, it is harder than normal for an orthodontist to fix broken brackets or handle an orthodontic emergency. You know what they say: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! This holds true when taking care of your braces and avoiding orthodontic emergencies.
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With the rapid spread of COVID-19 forcing many orthodontic and dental offices to temporarily close, it is more important now than ever to practice good oral hygiene. Although we may not be sure exactly when our practice will be able to open its doors again, your smile is still our priority. For those currently undergoing orthodontic treatment, Dr. Oana Honey at Honey Orthodontics can help. Here are a few ways in which you can maintain good oral hygiene and until your next orthodontic appointment: Keep your teeth/braces clean – Continue to brush your [...] Read More
Elastics, also known as rubber bands, are a very normal part of orthodontic treatment. However, we know that people sometimes find them to be a nuisance or difficult to adjust to wearing. It is important to know that Dr. Oana Honey at Honey Orthodontics has you wearing elastics because they are essential to the completion of the patient’s orthodontic treatment.
The elastics are supposed to be wrong approximately 20-22 hours a day and should only be removed to eat and then to brush and floss their teeth. Additionally, elastics should be changed [...] Read More
Our sights are set on spring and we’re ready to plow through these last few weeks of winter! Get psyched for the warmer weather by trying your hand at our “Spring Seek & Find Contest!” You could win a $50 Amazon gift card!
Floral Wreath Fever
We’ve hidden a number of floral wreaths throughout the pages of our Honey Orthodontics website. Click through every page on our site and keep track of how many wreaths you find. Enter your guess on our contest page. If you guess the correct number, you’ll be entered in a random drawing to [...] Read More
Everyone knows that garlic and onions are the usual culprits for bad breath. But do you know what other foods may be causing your stinky breath? For some people, bad breath can be genetic. However, whether you’re wearing braces or not, certain foods in your daily routine could be to blame. Read on to find out what Dr. Oana Honey at Honey Orthodontics has to say about some bad breath causing foods!
The acidity from tomatoes in pasta sauce can cause a buildup of acids in the mouth and foster the growth of bacteria. These pesky bacteria [...] Read More