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Vote for Us at the Reader’s Choice Awards

It’s time to vote for the best of the best in southern Illinois for the year of 2019!

Everyone has a favorite business, service, event, individual and Orthodontist! Now it’s time to show it.

By voting you will also be registered to win $250 in gift certificates to your favorite winner!

Please vote for Childers Orthodontics! Click here to vote Now!

You will be awarded 20 points, just screen shot your vote and show us at your next visit. Thank you!

Best of Southern Illinois

Vote for Us at the Reader’s Choice Awards

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Top Famous Celebrities Who Won (with Braces)

 

You want to take a picture of yourself with a smile that is dazzling even without filters. But, you’re concerned of how your teeth are aligned. One of the ways on how you can achieve a beautiful smile is through braces. Your mouth may be too crowded or there may be large gaps between your teeth. You may also have a problem with the alignment of your bite. Your front teeth may protrude in such an obvious way that there is no way to hide them.

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What Are Retainers?

When the time comes for your kids to shed off their braces, it’s exciting to see their new set of better-aligned teeth. However, it’s also time to think about the next step to complete the process: retainers. What are the advantages and disadvantages of wearing retainers? Are retainers really expensive? What should you expect after the retainers are fitted? All these are natural questions that most parents have. This article will detail everything you need to know about retainers. Read more

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Independence Day Facts, Tips, and Party Invitations!

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Independence Day

It’s hard to believe, but July is already here and half of 2012 has already passed! As July 4th approaches, our team thought it would be fun to share some facts and safety tips for celebrating our country’s Independence Day.

Fun Facts

• Betsy Ross, according to legend, sewed the first American flag in May or June 1776, as commissioned by the Congressional Committee.
• The major objection to being ruled by Britain was taxation without representation. The colonists had no say in the decisions of English Parliament.
• The word ‘patriotism’ comes from the Latin  word, Patria, which means ‘homeland’ or ‘fatherland.’
• The first public Fourth of July event at the White House occurred in 1804.
• And what could be more fitting than spending the day in a place called “America”? There are five such places in the country, with the most populous being American Fork, Utah, with 21,941 residents. Check out American Fact Finder.

Safety Tips:

• Avoid buying fireworks that are packaged in brown paper because this is often a sign that the fireworks were made for professional displays and that they could pose a danger to consumers.
• Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishaps.
• Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers.
• To prevent a trash fire, be sure to douse the spent fireworks with plenty of water from a bucket or hose after fireworks complete their burning and before discarding them.
• Make sure fireworks are legal before buying or using them.
What are your plans this 4th of July? Share them with us! We’d love to hear what you and the rest of the community will be doing to celebrate! (Don’t forget to make sure there are no restrictions on fireworks! Check out this link to see if fireworks might be an issue for you this year.)

Also, check out these 4th of July party invitations, eGreeting cards, and delicious recipes!

July 4th eCard invitations!
Happy Independence Day eCards
Independence Day Recipes

Independence Day Facts, Tips, and Party Invitations!

Ready to Rock with Childers Orthodontics

The Smiles We’re Achieving – Childers Orthodontics Music Video Preview

Get Ready to Rock a New Look on a Journey of a Lifetime

Since 1990, we have been known for providing our patients in Southern Illinois with exceptional orthodontic care, in an environment that is friendly, professional, fun, and comfortable!

So in the name of fun, join us on a journey back to the classic 80’s with a preview of our first music video featuring Dr. Kyle Childers in “The Smiles We’re Achieving”.

Ready to Rock with Childers Orthodontics

Childers Orthodontics
201 West Washington
Benton, IL 62812

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Childers Orthodontics
201 West Washington
Benton, IL 62812

The Smiles We’re Achieving – Childers Orthodontics Music Video Preview

My Orthodontist Rocks

Childers Orthodontics – The Smiles We’re Achieving – Your Orthodontic Journey

 

Join Dr. Kyle Childers, the team at Childers Orthodontics and our amazing patients on a journey back to the classic 80’s with this fun music video “The Smiles We’re Achieving”.

Want to sing along? No problem! Here are the song lyrics:

The Smiles We’re Achieving – Your Orthodontic Journey

Just a small town girl’
A braces smile and hair that’s curled
She hops into the car for her special day

A Johnston City boy
Born and raised in Illinois
He’s leaving school today to go somewhere cool

They walked into the clinic room
Knowing braces would be off soon
For a smile they will share with friends
That lasts on, and on, and on

Patients sitting
In our nice reception room
Their teeth are going to feel tighttttt
But they, know that
It will be worth it soon
They will have a healthy Biteeeeee

Placing braces to get that grill
Bending wires gives me a thrill
Straightening teeth is just my vice
Just one more smile…….

Some like Invisalign
Because it’s clear
You’re lucky cause we do both here
Oh the fun here never ends it goes on, and on, and on

Patients leaving
Happy with their brand-new smiles
Knowing, Childers did it right
They wear retainers
To keep their teeth from moving
It’s what they’ll do every nighttttttt

Don’t stop believing
Your teeth will be straight
Excellence is the reason oh, oh, oh, ohhhhhhh

The care you’re receiving
Will be the best you ever had
From beginning to leaving oh, oh, ohhhhhhhh

The smiles we’re achieving
Are beautiful to have
Change yours this season oh, oh, ohhhhhhhhh

My Orthodontist Rocks

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For more information contact: Childers Orthodontics 201 West Washington, Benton, IL 62812. Your rocking orthodontist is Southern Illinois

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Should I Get Braces Before My Wedding?

Should I get braces before my wedding? You’re getting married. Congratulations! Now that you’re getting married to your best friend, you’re excited to get started on the wedding planning. There’s so much to do, from the flowers to the guest seating to securing the location of the ceremony. You don’t know exactly how you will get everything done, but you know that you’ll do it in style. But what if everything about your appearance was camera ready, except for your teeth? The wedding pictures will be a big part of your wedding budget, so you want the star of the pictures (the bride) to look especially great. Is there anything you can do to fix your teeth before you say “I do?”

 

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Do Orthodontic Braces Hurt?

Negative thoughts can stop people from getting the braces they need. Believe it or not, orthodontists are used to hearing questions and statements like, “I am afraid of having braces. Do Braces hurt? Will I feel the pain in my teeth by having braces?” The following is going to help you understand what you might experience with this process.

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Why do you choose Childers Orthodontics?

Childers Orthodontics, serving Benton, Herrin, and Harrisburg, IL and the surrounding areas, strives to provide exceptional treatment in an informative and friendly environment. Have you had a great experience at our office?

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The team at Childers Orthodontics

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, from Childers Orthodontics

Each February for the past 62 years, the American Dental Association (ADA) has sponsored National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

For kids wearing braces, brushing and flossing can become more difficult, requiring extra time and vigilance to remove food particles that accumulate on and between the teeth and in braces. New options for braces such as Invisalign Teen, which is removable, make it easier for kids to maintain good oral health during orthodontic treatment.

If the health of your teeth is ignored during treatment with braces, the results can be significantly compromised. Dr. Kyle Childers is available and happy to explain why effective brushing and flossing is one of the most critical actions needed from patients during orthodontic treatment. Have you visited us lately? Give us a call and schedule an appointment!