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Crichigno Orthodontics
Welcome to our blog! We will be using this space to share office news and information with you. We'll also be posting regular reading materials here which are related to the exciting world of orthodontics, so stop by often to see what's new!

Straight Smiles Increase Confidence

by televoxweb on Friday, May 18, 2018 7:57 AM

Are you unhappy with how your teeth look because they’re crooked, gapped, or misaligned? Then it’s likely that you don’t feel very confident about your appearance when around others. You may try your best to cover your teeth when you speak and laugh. Perhaps you even shy away from social events because you can’t deal with how your smile looks.

Why You Should Wear Your Retainer

by televoxweb on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 6:07 AM

Dr. Nick and his team here at our Hamilton orthodontics office know you’ll be excited to hear it’s time to remove those braces from your teeth. After spending several months with all that hardware covering your teeth, you’ll be thrilled to finally see the brand new smile you worked so hard to get. But before you start celebrating the end of your time in braces, you should know that you’re not quite finished with your treatment yet, because you’ll be starting what’s called the retention phase of treatment. This is when you’ll be wearing a retainer to hold your teeth in their new positions.

Increasing Your Child's Confidence With Braces

by televoxweb on Friday, April 13, 2018 2:11 PM

At Crichigno Orthodontics, we're proud to provide quality orthodontic treatment to patients of all ages throughout the Stoney Creek, ON area. While we treat many adult patients, the majority of our patients are teenagers and children – and most of the time, kids and teens have no issues with treatment. For some patients, however, confidence can be an issue while wearing braces. If your child is struggling to feel confident with their braces, here are a few things you can do to help.

National Children’s Dental Health Month

by televoxweb on Monday, February 13, 2017 12:56 AM

At Crichigno Orthodontics our main priority is the dental health of our patients. This is why we are happy to join the American Dental Association in recognizing February as National Children’s Dental Health Month. Each year the ADA works to promote the importance or oral hygiene with a new campaign. For more information on the February 2017 campaign we encourage you to visit the ADA’s website.

Braces Friendly Recipes for the Holidays

by televoxweb on Friday, December 23, 2016 2:43 AM

At Crichigno Orthodontics, we're committed to helping you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile – and that means helping you through every part of the orthodontic treatment process. And when it comes to the holidays, braces can be a difficult thing to navigate! Many of the treats we love to enjoy during the holiday season are hard, gooey, or sticky, posing a major threat to braces. To help you enjoy the holidays without hurting your braces, here are a few braces friendly recipes that are sure to bring cheer to those with and without braces!

Braces-Safe Summer Recipes

by televoxweb on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 9:53 AM

Now that summer is almost here, soon it's time to pull out the shorts, tee shirts and sandals and get ready for some great outdoor fun! The team at Crichigno Orthodontics is looking forward to the warmer weather as we're sure you are too! Our Oakville & Hamilton orthodontist, Dr. Nick, along with his amazing staff would like to share a few summertime recipes with you here which are safe to eat while wearing braces.

Benefits of Using Invisalign

by televoxweb on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 9:45 AM

At Crichigno Orthodontics, we're passionate about helping our patients achieve a beautiful smile and we're constantly looking for ways to make the orthodontic treatment process easier and more convenient for our patients. That's why we're excited to offer Invisalign, an exciting and fast-growing alternative treatment to braces. But what exactly is Invisalign, and why would you want to use it over braces?

What Is The Difference Between An Orthodontist & A Dentist?

by televoxweb on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 5:26 AM

Here at Crichigno Orthodontics, we strive to inform all of our patients about optimal oral health. When trying to decide if orthodontic treatment is for you, it is important to first understand what orthodontists can provide that general dentists often do not. We are happy to provide this information on what makes each profession different from the other. Should you decide that orthodontic treatment is the right route for you, we are always able to answer further questions at our Hamilton/Stoney Creek and Oakville offices.

National Facial Protection Month

by televoxweb on Thursday, March 10, 2016 2:16 AM

At Crichigno Orthodontics there is nothing more important to us then creating beautiful and healthy smiles for each of our patients. We proudly build these smiles for our patients at our two locations in Hamilton (Stoney Creek) and Oakville. Dr. Nick and his team strive to teach our patients the importance of protecting the smile we have work so hard with them to achieve. It is important to protect your smile through a great oral hygiene regiment as well as protecting it through everyday activities.

National Orthodontic Health Month

by televoxweb on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 2:09 AM

At Crichigno Orthodontics our number one priority is helping our patients maintaining exceptional oral health habits. This is why we are excited to announce that October is both National Oral Hygiene Month as well as National Orthodontic Health Month. With these two months focused around the importance of oral health and hygiene we wanted to provide our patients with some tips on our to maintain that oral health during a month we candy is king! Halloween is just around the corner and with this Holiday comes loads of candy. Let’s take a look at some things that you can put into practice to make sure your child doesn’t ruin their orthodontic progress.