COVID-19 FAQ guide for Orthodontic patients

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Dear JKO Family,

During this fluid, changing situation, you probably have some questions about the COVID-19 pandemic and how it might affect your orthodontic treatment. Team JKO has put this FAQ together to help you with some of the questions you might have so that you feel comfortable. As always, the team at Jeffrey Kwong Orthodontics is here to support you and will find ways to build value and provide you with outstanding care.

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The Ultimate Guide to Caring for Your Braces

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It’s so important to take great care of your braces and your smile during orthodontic treatment. Why? Well, firstly, your teeth move most effectively in a healthy oral environment. Also, getting cavities, regularly breaking your brackets, or having other dental issues could set your treatment time back. Plus, no one wants to walk around with food caught in their braces or a wire sticking out of their mouth because they damaged their appliances. Caring for your braces and making your oral health a priority during your treatment will really set you up for success.

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Shop Local: Our Favorite Spots for Holiday Shopping in El Dorado Hills, CA

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The holidays are nearly here! I know ordering gifts online is super tempting, especially when you have a busy schedule. However, there’s nothing quite like shopping local to really get into the holiday spirit, find unique gifts and, of course, support local businesses. Thankfully, there are a ton of awesome stores in El Dorado Hills where you’ll find something for everyone on your list. To help, my team and I are sharing some of our favorite spots for holiday shopping in El Dorado Hills:

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My Mom’s Breast Cancer Changed My Life, Here’s How

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Dr. jeffWhen I was 12 years old, my parents came home one day and told my sister and I that they had found some firm lymph nodes and lumps in my mom’s breasts and the doctors had diagnosed her with cancer. My grandfather had passed away from throat cancer, so hearing THAT word for the second time in our lives was scary. Still, we didn’t really know what it meant or how it would impact us.

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Jeffrey Kwong Orthodontics is Now Offering INBRACE® Lingual Braces

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Traditional braces are an awesome treatment option and a lot of patients love them but many older teens and adults gravitate towards under-the-radar orthodontic solutions like clear aligners. For some, it’s because they worry brackets and wires don’t look professional and for others, they just don’t want to draw attention to their smile when they’re already self conscious about it. I get that! It’s why Invisalign became so popular and has been the go-to alternative to braces for years. Now, at Jeffrey Kwong Orthodontics, we’re offering our patients another choice as well: INBRACE lingual braces. We’re one of the only INBRACE providers in Greater Sacramento!

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Our 2nd Guide to the Best Affordable & Free Summer Activities for Kids in Sacramento & El Dorado Hills

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Summer is in full swing and at Jeffrey Kwong Orthodontics, it’s got us excited about all the fun events going on in our neighborhood. Many of the parents at our El Dorado Hills orthodontic office struggle to keep their kids busy during the summer months when the school year is out. Fortunately, there are so many awesome things to do with kids in Sacramento and El Dorado Hills that are sure to keep your family busy all summer long.

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What Do Your Braces Colors Say About You

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No matter how much you like or dislike having braces, there’s one thing most braces-wearers at our El Dorado Hills orthodontist office can agree on: choosing a color for your braces elastics is not just fun and exciting, it’s important. Believe me when I tell you that I’ve seen some patients studying our color wheel more intensely than a math problem. Your braces colors are a way to express yourself and show your creative side, whether you’re matching your braces to your favorite sweater, an upcoming holiday or your favorite sports team.

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6 Myths About Adult Braces & Invisalign

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At Jeffrey Kwong Orthodontics, we have a pretty significant amount of El Dorado Hills adult braces and Invisalign patients and the number is continuing to rise. I’m not the only orthodontist who has been seeing more and more adults at their practice either. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, one in four orthodontic patients is a grown-up. Some of these patients never had the chance to straighten their teeth when they were younger. Others had braces or Invisalign in the past but experienced a relapse after forgetting to wear their retainer. Whatever the reason for seeking adult braces or Invisalign treatment, there are amazing benefits and it’s never too late to get a smile you love. However, there are myths abound about adult treatment that often make people hesitant to get the care they need. I’ll be separating fact from fiction to help give you a clear understanding of what your smile journey might look like.

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Spring Break Plans? Tips for Traveling With Braces or Invisalign

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Spring break season is in full swing and many of my El Dorado Hills braces and Invisalign patients and their families will be taking advantage of the occasion and hitting the road (or the sky). As someone who enjoys traveling myself, I know being on vacation can throw off your routine. However, it is important to continue to take care of your appliances when you’re away from home so your treatment stays on course and you avoid having to deal with an orthodontic emergency while you’re supposed to be relaxing and having a blast. To help you do that, here are some tips for traveling with braces or Invisalign so you can focus on soaking up your vacation. Read More

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Our 12 Best Tips for Your First Week With Braces

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Getting braces on is a momentous occasion! It means you’ve officially kicked off your journey to a fantastic new smile. At Jeffrey Kwong Orthodontics, my team and I will fill you in on everything you need to know about the braces experience so you feel informed and prepared to take on the teeth-straightening process. However, the first week with braces is always kind of strange. After all, you suddenly have brackets and wires in your mouth and, truthfully, it does take getting used to. I promise you’ll acclimate to your hardware quickly and forget you even have braces most of the time. To help ease the transition, even more, I’m sharing some of the best tips for your first week with braces.

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