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Tips for Protecting Your Retainers

Are you ready to flaunt your new, straightened teeth? Congratulations, you made it! But, before you say goodbye to braces, make sure to wear your retainers to maintain your perfect smile.

Wearing retainers not only means keeping them close by while you sleep or wearing them for the number of hours prescribed by your orthodontist, but it also means protecting them when they’re out of your mouth. Once you leave the orthodontist’s office, the world becomes your retainers’ playground.

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5 Dental-Friendly Foods for a Stronger, Brighter Smile

Orthodontist Dr. Oana Honey and the dedicated team at Honey Orthodontics in Gurnee, IL understand that maintaining a healthy smile involves more than just regular brushing and flossing. It also means making thoughtful choices when it comes to your diet. We are firm believers in the power of preventive care. In this blog post, we will introduce you to five dental-friendly foods that can play a crucial role in preventing and even reversing damage to your teeth, ultimately leading to a stronger and brighter smile.


Dairy Products: We all know that milk and dairy [...] Read More

Candy Caution: Protecting Your Smile from Halloween’s Trickiest Treats

Ah, Halloween – the season of costume creativity, festive gatherings, and haunted house adventures. But amidst the excitement and sugary indulgences, there’s a ghastly specter that lurks in the shadows: tooth decay. Yes, it’s true, nothing sends shivers down your spine quite like the thought of cavities creeping up on you during this spooky season.


For those with braces, dental appliances, or Invisalign aligners, Halloween requires an extra dose of caution. The combination of poor oral hygiene and a candy frenzy can be a truly harrowing experience. But fear not, for [...] Read More

Happy National Orthodontic Health Month!

While October might signify the beginning of colder weather, pumpkin spice, and Halloween costumes to most, you may be surprised to find out it’s also National Orthodontic Health Month! Orthodontics is truly impactful on patients’ lives, correction of a crooked bite or other occlusion issues may seem small and even inconsequential, but the impact on both oral health and mental health well into the future cannot be disputed. So, while we love Halloween and fall leaves too, our favorite part about October is recognizing the amazing work our orthodontists do every day. 

What is an Orthodontist?

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Keeping Up with the Innovations in Orthodontics

Innovation is at the forefront of the orthodontic industry, constantly driving change and growth. New technologies and practices are emerging all the time, so it’s essential to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in orthodontics to ensure you’re receiving the best possible care. If you’re interested in staying informed about the most recent advancements in orthodontics, you’ll find valuable insights from Dr. Oana Honey at Honey Orthodontics.


Clear Aligners

Clear aligners like Invisalign have been a game-changer in orthodontics. They offer patients an alternative to traditional braces that is comfortable, discreet, [...] Read More

Do I Have to Get Invisalign from an Orthodontist?

The real answer to this question is yes. You might see advertisements online or in magazines for services that bypass the orthodontist to get you clear aligners. These services are typically referred to as mail-in orthodontics. Many adults who seek orthodontic care later in life view the orthodontist as a hassle and may be more likely to try these non-certified options, so keep reading to learn more about why you should get Invisalign from an orthodontist, from Dr. Oana Honey at Honey Orthodontics.


Why an Orthodontist?

Orthodontists are highly trained professionals. While aligner companies [...] Read More