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Halloween safety tips, from Childers Orthodontics

Trick-or-treat! In the spirit of October’s sweet and spooky holiday, Halloween, Dr. Childers would like to remind all of our patients to be safe while celebrating with friends and family. The American Association of Orthodontists, or AAO, has provided trick-or-treaters with some tips for a ghoulishly good time.

A few Halloween safety guidelines:
• Young children should always be accompanied by an adult
• Carry a flashlight
• Wear a light-colored or reflective costume
• Choose face paint over masks for young ghosts and goblins
• Have an adult inspect all treats before the children dig in

Many treats can cause havoc for trick-or-treaters who are going through orthodontic treatment. If you happen to damage your braces, please give Dr. Childers and our staff a call immediately. Typically, small problems can be solved over the phone.


We are now accepting votes for your favorite Childers Orthodontics t-shirt design!

Dr. Childers, your Benton, Harrisburg, and Herrin, IL orthodontist, enjoys providing a pleasant and friendly atmosphere while creating your ideal smile! That’s why we recruited your help for our special edition patient t-shirts in our Childers Orthodontics T-Shirt Contest. Our team was overwhelmed by all of the great t-shirt designs that we received. Now, it’s time for you to vote for your favorite!

We encourage our patients to “like” their favorite t-shirt design on our Facebook page, so that we can determine the winning design! The contest winner will receive a $50 gift card to the store of their choice, as well as their design on limited edition t-shirts beginning this January.

Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions about the Childers Orthodontics T-Shirt Contest, or if you would like to schedule your next appointment. Thank you!

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“Hey Dr. Childers! Why are straight teeth so important?”

Some people wonder why Illinois orthodontist Dr. Kyle Childers and our team work tirelessly to give our patients straight teeth. Of course it’s nice to have a smile full of evenly-aligned teeth, but did you know that straightening your teeth at Childers Orthodontics can keep them healthier? Straight teeth lead to better oral hygiene, increasing your chances of keeping your own natural teeth for a lifetime!

Straight teeth are less prone to decay, because they collect less plaque—the sticky colorless substance that forms on our teeth and leads to tooth decay; and they are easier to keep clean!

If you’re wondering whether your teeth might cause problems because they are out of alignment, please give us a call to set up a consultation. Dr. Childers can help you decide whether or not you will benefit from orthodontic treatment.


Happy Thanksgiving, from Dr. Childers and team

Dr. Childers and team would like to wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy a day filled of friends, family, and great Thanksgiving food!

What are you most thankful for this year? Leave us a comment, or if you have any stories or pictures to share with us, we encourage you to share them on our Facebook page!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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More happy patients at the office of Dr. Childers!

Dr. Childers and our team love getting patient reviews. And lately, Childers Orthodontics, serving Benton, Harrisburg, and Herrin, IL and surrounding communities, has been getting some pretty great patient testimonials! We thought we’d share some with you today! Happy Friday!

“I appreciate the fact that appointments run on schedule. I also truly appreciate the friendliness of the staff.” ~Boyd

“It is very laid back and VERY professional. Normally dentist offices’ are stressful – this experience was stress-free from the beginning!!! The staff are great and very friendly.” ~Tracie

“I love the caring staff and the way that they take their time with you. I also love the office location for us, but most of all, I love that I can finally have straight teeth again thanks to my new braces. Thank you all.” ~Siara

“Dr. Childers seems to be very up to date with new trends and very precise about his work. He is very child friendly as well.” ~Gary

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Childers Orthodontics announces the winner of our T-Shirt Contest

Dr. Childers is excited to share that we have selected the winner of the Childers Orthodontics T-Shirt Contest! Congratulations to Alexis for her great t-shirt design. The competition was tight, but her design had the most “likes.”

Be sure to keep an eye out for the t-shirt this January!

We received many GREAT design entries that may also be used them in the future. Thank you to everyone that participated!

-Dr. Childers and team


Write a review for Dr. Childers and team!

Childers Orthodontics, serving Benton, Harrisburg, Herrin, IL and surrounding areas, provides our patients with a one-of-a-kind treatment plan that is guaranteed to make you smile! Have you had a great experience at our office?

Share your story with the world!

Just select the “Write a Review” button above to write a review on our Google Place Page. We look forward to receiving your feedback!

Thank you,

-Dr. Childers and team

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Hannah gets her Damon braces off at Childers Orthodontics!

Congratulations Hannah! She was a Damon System patient and completed treatment in just 25 months at Childers Orthodontics. We love her beautiful new smile!

For more information about Dr. Childers, and orthodontic treatment options in Benton, Herrin, and Harrisburg IL be sure to visit our website, or give us a call today!


What is your New Year’s Resolution?

The 2010 holiday season is upon us, and our team at Childers Orthodontics would like to wish all our patients and their families the merriest of holidays and best wishes for the New Year.

We thought we’d ask: what was memorable about 2010 for you, and what are you looking forward to in 2011? Do you have a new year’s resolution, or any exciting plans for the coming year?

Have a safe and happy New Year, from all of us at Childers Orthodontics!

Dr. Kyle Childers, helping combat the myths about orthodontics

Trust us when we say Dr. Kyle Childers and our staff know there are quite a few myths about orthodontics (and orthodontists) floating around these days. But before you buy into those myths, we think you should get the facts! Our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists set the record straight (no pun intended) and have provided some information that sheds some light on the myths and facts of orthodontics. We encourage you to check them out today!

If you have any questions about orthodontics or your treatment here at Childers Orthodontics, feel free to give us a call.