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Debunking 4 Common Myths About Kids' Oral Health
05/10/2024

Olson Orthodontics welcomes patients of all ages and provides a wide array of treatment options. If you’re a parent, you can rest assured that your child is in good hands visiting our office for any issue with their teeth. We can help them get the most beautiful smile while offering sensitive, compassionate care. Today, we debunk four common myths about kids’ oral health for your peace of mind.

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Difference between specialist vs general dentist
04/10/2024

Amazing smiles come out the door daily at Olson Orthodontics of Litchfield Park, AZ. Highly skilled specialists use the latest equipment and techniques to make the most of your naturally beautiful teeth. With the help of Dr Chris Olson, your local orthodontist, your smile will be your most valuable asset throughout the years to come. It will communicate a positive outlook in school, at work, and at social events, too.

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At what age should a child have an orthodontic exam?
03/11/2024

Dr. Olson an Orthodontist at Litchfield Park is one of the top orthodontists in the greater Phoenix area. We provide exceptional orthodontic care for children, teens, and adults. Our goal is to help your family members achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. Dr. Olson, our family orthodontist, designs comprehensive treatment plans for each patient based on individual needs. We use the latest orthodontic techniques and technology to provide the most effective, comfortable treatment without invasive methods.

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What should I expect to feel after I get my braces/start orthodontic treatment?
02/10/2024

Orthodontics helps patients correct their smiles and bite patterns. However, having questions about getting braces or similar orthodontic treatment is understandable. Something patients often wonder about is how they'll feel in the days after getting braces or a similar orthodontic treatment. Olson Orthodontics in Litchfield Park is here to help. We're a team of orthodontic specialists who provide incredible treatment and superior patient care. Here's a closer look at what to expect after you begin wearing braces or receive an orthodontic treatment.

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Difference between an orthodontist and a general dentist
01/10/2024

Dr. Olson and the team at Olson Orthodontics in Verrado, AZ remain devoted to providing children, adolescent and adult patients with orthodontic care designed to not only improve appearance but also ensure general health. Patients rely on our orthodontist in Verrado to receive personalized treatment using state-of-the-art equipment and methods to achieve that goal. Oral health and overall well-being depend on the care provided by dentists and orthodontists alike. The individualized fields of practice differ secondary to differences in educational, training, and experience requirements.

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5 Reasons to Love Damon Clear Braces
11/10/2023

Olson Orthodontics aims for families to have a straight, healthy, and clean smile. However, we understand that one solution doesn't fit all. Everyone's needs are different. Therefore, we customize a solution that fits your specific needs. Children, teens, and adult braces in Verrado are one solution. Invisalign is available for teens and adults as well.

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Teeth Shaving for Invisalign - Do You Need To?
10/10/2023

If you're about to get Invisalign braces, you may have heard someone mention "teeth shaving." It sounds strange, and maybe even a little worrisome. However, Dr. Olson, a family orthodontist in Verrado will tell you that teeth shaving doesn't hurt and may even help during your Invisalign treatments. Visit Olson Orthodontics for Invisalign in Verrado today.

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How Often Should You Change Your Invisalign Trays?
09/10/2023

The best way to know how often to change your Invisalign trays is to work closely with your family orthodontist in Verrado. Together, you will follow your customized treatment plan to achieve stellar results. The professionals at Olson Orthodontics in Litchfield Park and Verrado/Buckeye will determine an effective schedule to help you reach your goal of a dazzling smile in as little time as possible. Get started today by making an appointment.

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My Invisalign Trays Are Yellow; What Can I Do?
08/11/2023

Olson Orthodontics is the dental care facility for families at Verrado and Litchfield Park. Dr. Chris Olson and his staff correct tooth alignment issues to improve oral health. By applying Invisalign trays to your mouth, children, teens, and adults will gain a beautiful and healthy smile.

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5 Benefits of orthognathic surgery
07/10/2023

Orthognathic surgery is a specialized branch of oral surgery that focuses on correcting significant skeletal and dental irregularities in the jaw and facial structure. Also known as corrective jaw surgery, this surgical procedure aims to enhance facial aesthetics, improve functionality, and address various functional issues caused by jaw misalignments. Typically recommended for individuals with severe malocclusions, facial asymmetry, or obstructive sleep apnea, orthognathic surgery involves repositioning the upper and lower jaws to achieve optimal alignment and balance.

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Fixed vs Removable Retainers
06/10/2023

At Olson Orthodontics in Litchfield Park, we have an array of options to help you achieve your best smile. If you have already worn braces and need retainers, we can help you find the ones that are appropriate for you. You can choose either fixed or removable retainers, and in most cases we recommend both. This is how they compare.

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Can Jaw Surgery Change The Shape Of Your Face?
05/10/2023

If you have to have surgery on your lower or upper jaw, you may be wondering if the surgery will change how you look. Understandably so, cosmetic surgery involving reshaping the jaw does change a person's face shape. Depending on what your surgery entails, you may experience some alteration to your face. The experts at Olson Orthodontics are ready to help you and answer your questions.

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Cleaning & Caring For Your Damon Braces
04/12/2023

You'll find a commitment to excellent care in a professional yet friendly atmosphere here at Olson Orthodontics in Litchfield Park. We want to help make you proud of your smile. Find out how.

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How Long Do Orthodontic Retainers Last?
03/10/2023

When you meet with Dr. Olson orthodontist at Litchfield Park, you'll likely have all kinds of questions. One of those questions might be "How long will my retainer last?" In other words, "Will I have to wear a retainer for the rest of my life?" There are a few types of retainers, and each one has a different average lifespan. Before you call to schedule your appointment, let's go over how long you can expect your retainers to last.

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What's the Best Age to Begin Orthodontic Treatment?
02/07/2023

Orthodontics involves straightening the teeth for better oral health. Dr. Olson orthodontist in Litchfield Park has a dedicated staff to help you plan for your orthodontic journey. Generally, the best age to begin orthodontic treatment is age seven. Look at a few factors to consider as you contact our team.

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Top 5 Oral Hygiene Tips for Those Wearing Braces
01/03/2023

If you have crooked or crowded teeth, you might have to be fitted with braces. Olson Orthodontics is a top-quality orthodontic office in the Verrado and Litchfield Park, Arizona areas that can find you the best braces to suit your needs, lifestyle, and preference. After you get the right option, you’re on your way to straight teeth and a beautiful smile.

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AcceleDent Aura – Is It Right For You?
12/20/2022

Braces can be a time-consuming treatment - there's no doubt about that. Treatment length can vary by person, but some people face a two- or three-year treatment plan. This might be less than ideal if you have a big wedding coming up, senior photos to be taken for the yearbook, or just want to feel more self-confident at work.

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5 Interesting Oral Surgery Facts and Myths
11/25/2022

Here at Olson Orthodontics, we've had a lot of people ask for clarification on various oral surgery 'facts' they've been told by friends and family or read about online. Let's face it, we've all heard these types of myths, from "Oral surgery is painful no matter what!" to "It isn't safe to go under anesthesia." Part of our job is to dispel these rumors and give you the facts. Maxillofacial surgery - which is a fancy medical term for oral surgery - is any type of surgical procedure that is conducted on the face, jaw, neck, or soft tissue inside of a person's mouth.

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Oral Health Tips Which You Need This Christmas
11/07/2022

Dr. Chris Olson's life is filled with a myriad of hobbies and interests, but the one factor that remains the same every year is his emphasis on patient health and care. When you visit Dr. Olson's office for a consultation, you will leave with a clear understanding of his passion to care for you and an individualized plan to create your amazing smile. One question among orthodontic patients crops up at the end of the year when the holiday season arrives: how can we keep our teeth vibrant and healthy when faced with a plethora of sugary snacks and baked delights within arm's reach? Here's how to get started.

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The Pros and Cons of a Retainer
09/01/2022

Are you interested in a Litchfield Park, AZ, orthodontist? Here at Olson Orthodontics, we are a family orthodontist in Litchfield Park and Verrado providing high-quality orthodontics services to adults and children. We believe that everyone deserves a smile they can feel confident about, which is why we strive to provide comfortable and convenient orthodontics care.

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Tips on how to keep your Retainer clean
08/04/2022

Here at Olson Orthodontics, we believe that everyone deserves a smile that they're proud to call their own. For this reason, we work hard to deliver our patients high-quality and convenient orthodontic care. Retainers are used to keep your teeth in their new position after your braces have been removed. With that said, retainers need to be cleaned regularly because of food and plaque that accumulate in the mouth. Read on to learn our best tips on how to keep your retainer clean.

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Tips for Orthognathic Surgery Recovery
07/11/2022

Orthognathic surgery is a procedure many patients may feel hesitant to get, but with proper planning and preparation can be the best way to correct bite and jaw problems that are primarily due to the position of the jaw bones . While intensive, it can help patients find relief and establish a healthY, balanced bite. And Olson Orthodontics is here to help! Our expert team is here to provide you with quality care before, during, and after surgical treatment. If you’re preparing for surgery, here are tips to help you have a successful recovery.

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What you need to know before buying AcceleDent Aura
06/16/2022

Many patients wonder how they can speed up orthodontic treatment while still getting effective results in the end. At Olson Orthodontics, we strive to provide a diverse group of orthodontic treatments so that patients can choose what's best for them. As a supplement to their orthodontic treatment, we give many patients AcceleDent Aura to help speed up the process. But what is AcceleDent Aura? Learn more below.

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Invisalign vs. Damon Braces
05/24/2022

When it comes to orthodontics, patients today have more options than ever for types of braces and treatment techniques. Every patient is different, and that means every patient needs a different approach to achieve their new smile. Thankfully, we offer a variety of orthodontic treatment methods at our offices – so no matter what your situation, we can design the perfect treatment course for you. We use the most advanced technologies and treatment techniques to make treatment as comfortable and efficient as possible, often without the need for tooth extractions or expanders.

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Does AcceleDent Speed Up Invisalign Treatment?
12/06/2021

Many seek orthodontic treatment for different reasons. Whether a patient decides to get traditional braces or Invisalign, treatment can take a long time. Depending on how severe a bite is, and how crooked your teeth are, orthodontic treatment can take up to 2 years. But many wonders- how can you speed up treatment? At Olson Orthodontics, we try to make every patient’s treatment plan go as fast a possible. While it gradually takes time to shift teeth, there is a way to speed up treatment. Learn about what AcceleDent can do for you, and why it may be a great component of your treatment plan.

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Should I Let My Teenager Get Invisalign?
11/30/2021

If your teenager is going to school in person and interacting with peers at their middle school or high school, chances are your teenager has talked to classmates with either Invisalign or metal braces.

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What You Need to Know Before and After Orthognathic Surgery
11/18/2021

Going into any kind of surgery is scary, particularly because you don’t know what could happen during and after the procedure. Orthognathic surgery (also known as corrective jaw surgery) is an option for many patients who are seeking to straighten their teeth and bite. However, it is an intense and major operative procedure. The good news is that Olson Orthodontics is here to help! Our expert team is to help you plan your treatment. We have tips for you to prepare before and after your orthognathic surgery. We want all our patients to feel comfortable and secure before, during, and after their surgery so that they can recover properly.

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How Does Invisalign For Teens Differ From Adult Invisalign?
10/22/2021

If you or your child is thinking about getting Invisalign or Invisalign Teen in Verrado or Litchfield Park, you may be wondering what sets the two treatments apart and how Invisalign Teen is different when you visit an orthodontist. Here at Olson Orthodontics, we specialize in treatment with many aligner types, including Invisalign and Invisalign Teen, and we are here to tell you everything you need to know about these two treatments. Dr. Olson, your local orthodontist in Verrado and Avondale , has been providing top-tier orthodontic care in the Valley for nearly a decade and prides himself on treating every patient with specialized care to find the right treatment for their needs and budget. Find out which orthodontic treatment is best for you and how Invisalign for Teens differs from adult Invisalign below!

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Hygiene Tips You Should Know For Your Braces
10/22/2021

Braces can help straighten your teeth quickly and safely, but if you don’t practice good oral hygiene while you have braces, food and plaque can build up in the spaces between your brackets. Here at Olson Orthodontics, we believe that orthodontic treatments should not only straighten your teeth but improve your overall oral health as well so we’ve put together our top hygiene tips for keeping your teeth clean while you have braces!

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Reasons Why Summer is an Ideal Time to Get Braces
06/17/2021

With summer just around the corner, you may be getting together a list of summer activities so that you can have some fun in the sun but what if we told you there was something that you should add to your list: braces! It may not be obvious, but the summer is a great time for you or your teenager to get braces for teens. Here at Olson Orthodontics, we believe every kid deserves to have a smile they can be proud of, with beautiful, straight teeth, which is why we promote braces for teens and all ages! Find out why summer is an ideal time to get braces below.

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Damon Braces vs. Traditional Braces: What You Really Need to Know
05/07/2021

Here at Olson Orthodontics in Litchfield and Buckeye, AZ, we believe in treating each of our patient’s individual orthodontic needs with personalized care and special attention, so we have put together everything you need to know about Damon Braces and traditional braces—now you can understand which treatment is best for you!

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Easy Changes You Can Make to Celebrate National Nutrition Month
03/20/2021

Whether you just got braces or if you are adjusting to living with dentures, you may be wondering how your life is going to have to change in order to take care of your teeth—especially when it comes to what food you can eat with braces or dentures. It's true, braces and dentures do come along with some dietary restrictions, but luckily, making those changes often helps our patients transition to a healthier diet.

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Ultimate Braces Style Guide 2021
01/11/2021

It's a common misconception that braces are a fashion nightmare, but there are many different kinds of braces, and many ways to style them so that they perfectly compliment your skin tone, coordinate with your outfits, and even make your teeth look whiter!

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New Year's Resolutions for Your Smile
12/15/2020

Braces and invisalign will bring you closer to gorgeous teeth, but in order to optimize your dental health, you also need to form your own helpful habits. In the new year, make it your goal to take care of your teeth, so they can shine as bright as you do!

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5 Things to Consider When Searching for an Invisalign Orthodontist
11/05/2020

Congrats on taking the first steps toward a perfect smile with invisible braces! If you don’t know how to choose the right invisalign orthodontist, we’re here to help. Here are some tips for choosing the right orthodontist.

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October Is Orthodontic Health Awareness Month
10/01/2020

At Olson Orthodontics, we are proud to announce that October is orthodontic health awareness month. This month (and every month) our orthodontist and staff are passionate about health and orthodontic awareness. Our family practice enjoys giving our patients the beautiful, functional smiles they’ve always dreamed of.

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Common Bite Problems
04/23/2020

At Olson Orthodontics, we believe everyone deserves a healthy, beautiful smile, and we're proud to help our patients achieve one through high-quality orthodontic treatment. While every patient is unique, most people develop one of a few common bite problems, or malocclusions, that necessitate orthodontic treatment.

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Spark Aligners vs Invisalign
02/05/2020

When searching through the market to see what your best teeth-straightening options are, you’ll find that there is an abundance of options. From traditional braces to self-ligating braces to clear dental aligners, it’s hard to determine which option is best for you.

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How to Floss with Braces
12/31/2019

Here at Olson Orthodontics, we aim to be your premier provider when you’re looking for an orthodontist in Litchfield Park. Not only do we offer a wide variety of efficient braces and other orthodontic treatment options, but we’re also proud to give you the compassionate care and advice required to make sure that your treatment goes as smoothly as it can.

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Is It Better to Floss or Brush First?
11/29/2019

We all know that brushing and flossing are the cornerstones of a healthy oral hygiene regimen, which is critical to maintaining a healthy smile. But there's one aspect of oral hygiene that continues to be a source of debate: is it better to brush your teeth first or floss first?

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Surviving the Holidays with Braces
10/24/2019

At Olson Orthodontics, we believe everyone deserves a healthy smile, and we're proud to help patients throughout Litchfield Park, Verrado, and Buckeye achieve one through comprehensive orthodontic treatment. Modern braces are more lightweight, comfortable, and discreet than their older counterparts, so achieving a new smile with braces is more convenient than ever – but there are still some adjustments to life with braces. One of the biggest changes is that you'll need to avoid certain foods while wearing braces, and that can make it particularly difficult to navigate the holiday season.

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Braces vs. Invisalign
09/09/2019

At Olson Orthodontics, our mission is to help patients throughout Litchfield Park, Verrado, and Buckeye, AZ achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. But orthodontic treatment isn't one size fits all anymore: thanks to advances in orthodontic technology, patients have more choices than ever when it comes to achieving a new smile.

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Back To School With Braces
08/31/2019

At Olson Orthodontics, we're proud to help patients throughout Litchfield Park, Buckeye, and Verrado, AZ achieve beautiful, healthy smiles through orthodontic treatment. Many of our adolescent orthodontic patients choose to get start braces treatment over summer, as this provides ample opportunity to get used to life with braces without the busyness of the school year.

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Summer Recipes for Braces & Invisalign
Summer Recipes for Braces & Invisalign
06/27/2019

Summer is close at hand, and if you're heading into the sunny season with a new set of braces, you'll need to take care to avoid any foods that might damage them. Foods that are hard, crunchy, sticky, gooey, or loaded with sugar can all pose a threat to the metalwork of braces and the integrity of your teeth, so it's important to keep a close eye on your diet from the moment you get your braces. At Olson Orthodontics, our mission is to make the orthodontic treatment process as convenient as possible for our patients – so here are a couple of braces-friendly recipes you can enjoy this summer that won't post a risk for your braces.

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Intro Blog
04/19/2019

Welcome to the blog of Olson Orthodontics! We're proud to be a leading orthodontic practice serving Litchfield Park, Verrado, Buckeye, and the surrounding areas, and we are dedicated to helping patients of all ages achieve their dream smile.

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