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Life With Braces
04/16/2021

While treatment with braces is more convenient than at any other time, there are adjustments you'll have to make when you start treatment. To help you know what to expect and to ease the transition, here are the most important things to know about living with braces.

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How To Fix An Overbite
02/15/2021

If you’re suffering from an overbite and you’re not sure what can be done, schedule an appointment with Dr. Dorsch. He and our staff will be able to assist you!

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Invisalign: An Alternative To Regular Braces
12/09/2020

Dr. John Dorsch and Creekwood Orthodontics are proud to present the case for Invisalign. Our team of highly trained staff have been providing top quality orthodontic treatment to the people of Kansas City, Liberty and Cameron, MO, so you can choose Invisalign through our office!

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Toothcare During The Holidays & COVID-19
11/09/2020

The experts at Creekwood Orthodontics share information about what dentists and orthodontists are doing to protect you from coronavirus, as well as how to take care of your oral hygiene during the coronavirus pandemic and the holidays.

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Caring For Your Teeth During Halloween!
10/07/2020

Happy Halloween Season from Creekwood Orthodontics! Dr. John Dorsch wants his patients to enjoy the festivities but also wants his patients to care for their braces appropriately and follow their orthodontic treatment plan.

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How Long Do I Need To Wear My Retainer?
10/05/2020

As your dedicated Kansas City, MO orthodontist, we'll give you detailed instructions on wearing and caring for your retainer when we fit you for one. But to help you know what to expect, we wanted to take this opportunity to discuss how long you'll need to wear your retainers.

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Creekwood Orthodontics & Dr. John A. Dorsch Receive EDC Grant!
09/01/2020

A big congratulations to Dr. Dorsch for receiving a grant from the EDC. With this grant, we’ll be able to offer orthodontic treatments at a reduced price!

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How Braces Can Help Build Confidence
05/01/2020

Traditional braces are often chosen as an orthodontic treatment for the goal of correcting your bite and improving the appearance of your smile. Trust us—this is not the only benefit. One of the many benefits of correcting the alignment of your teeth is increasing your self-confidence. A self-confident person can readily rise to new challenges, is quick to seize opportunities and is poised to enjoy a better quality of life. If you have been struggling with concerns about the appearance of your smile and feel hesitant to grin or laugh freely in public because of it, don’t wait any longer to change! Here are some of the ways that braces can help you build your confidence.

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Handling Issues With Braces At Home
Handling Orthodontic Issues at Home
04/01/2020

While our offices are currently only open for emergency care, Dr. Dorsch and the staff at Creekwood Orthodontics want to ensure our patients are able to practice good orthodontic habits during our temporary closure. Our patients’ health and safety remain our top priority.

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Healthy, Braces-Friendly Recipes for the New Year
02/01/2020

When it comes to sporting traditional braces, one of the biggest debates between patient and orthodontist is food. Mostly discussed is what foods are not okay to eat and which are discouraged. Oftentimes patients become frustrated or disheartened when they find out that the foods they typically enjoy are not good for them to eat during their orthodontic treatment. Luckily, your Kansas City orthodontist Dr. Dorsch has come up with a few braces-friendly recipes so you don’t feel exasperated or at a loss wondering: what can I eat now?! Check them out below!

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How to Take Care Of Your Braces During The Holidays
12/01/2019

One of the best things about the holidays is celebrating with delicious food and drinks! This is the time we get to really indulge in our favorite savory meals and sweet desserts. However, whenever you’re going through an orthodontic treatment like wearing braces, you need to be extra careful on taking care of your Kansas City orthodontist Dr. Dorsch’s work. Thankfully, we’re here to bring you awesome tips to do the trick this holiday season!

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Choosing The Right Toothpaste For Braces
06/18/2019

Whether you choose braces or Invisalign, starting your orthodontic journey towards your new, beautiful smile, means entering a whole new world requiring extra diligence when it comes to the health of your mouth. Finding the best toothpaste for braces is ideal to maintain the best possible oral health. Whether you are already wearing braces or are preparing to get braces, the experts at Creekwood Orthodontics have advice on how to choose the right toothpaste.

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The Benefits Of Paying With CareCredit
03/15/2019

At Creekwood Orthodontics, we are committed to providing high quality, expert orthodontic care to patients throughout the Kansas City area. Whether through Invisalign, braces, or any of our other treatments, we believe everyone deserves the smile of their dreams. That’s why we strive to make paying for our services convenient and cost-effective, with a variety of flexible payment options. Keep reading to discover the benefits of CareCredit!

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Holiday Foods That Are Bad For Braces
12/10/2018

Wearing braces doesn’t have to mean you miss out on holiday fun. Undergoing orthodontic treatment simply means you need to be more intentional and careful about the foods and drinks you’re consuming. Whether you are wearing braces or Invisalign, here are some typical holiday foods to avoid with braces in order to ensure the best possible outcome for your smile.

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How Not to Forget Your Retainer
07/13/2018

While it's always exciting to finally get your braces off, it doesn't mean your orthodontic treatment is over. After finishing the active phase of your treatment, you'll enter the retention phase, and this is critical to ensuring your smile lasts. Wearing your retainer will give your new smile a chance to "set" into place, allowing you to enjoy it for a lifetime. Unfortunately, though, it's all too easy to forget your retainer or lose it somewhere – so as your comprehensive resource for orthodontic treatment in Kansas City, here a few tips from Creekwood Orthodontics on how not to forget your retainer!

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Why Summer is the Perfect Time for Braces
05/16/2018

Summer is in the air – and there's never been a better time to start with braces or Invisalign treatment. Creekwood orthodontics proudly provides convenient orthodontic treatment to patients throughout liberty, cameron, and Kansas city. Schedule a consultation for braces or invisalign today!

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Patient Referral Contest
04/28/2018

At Creekwood Orthodontics, we're proud to help patients throughout Cameron, Liberty, and the greater Kansas City, MO area achieve gorgeous new smiles through orthodontic treatment – but we also like to have a little fun with it, as well! That's why we're excited to launch a brand new patient referral contest, open to all our current patients. If you win, you'll take home a brand new Nintendo Switch!

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Braces-Friendly Valentine's Day Recipes
02/12/2018

Valentine’s Day is all about love and the day to indulge in everything sweet! But enjoying the usual Valentine’s treats like sticky and gooey chocolates and other goodies is something that those of you wearing braces can’t do. But don’t worry, your friendly Kansas City orthodontist is here to save the day! Below are a few recipes for some fun Valentine’s Day treats that won’t bust your braces.

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Propel: What Is It and How Does It Work?
01/08/2018

At Creekwood Orthodontics, we’re always striving to provide our patients with the best orthodontic experience possible. When you visit your Liberty, Cameron, and Kansas City orthodontist, you’ll find a team that places an emphasis on giving you a convenient and hassle-free orthodontic treatment. One of the ways that we’re able to offer such a convenient treatment for our patients is because we utilize accelerated orthodontics. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, allow us to tell you all about how our accelerated orthodontics, known as Propel, work.

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Spend Your FSA Dollars Before the End of the Year
12/19/2017

We understand the importance of attaining a straighter smile, which is why we’ll do all we can to help you get these vital procedures without you having to break your bank account. One of these ways that you can get a more affordable orthodontic treatment is by utilizing your flex spending account, if you have one – something we highly recommend that you look into before the end of the year.

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Fun Facts About Smiling & Happiness
11/19/2017

At Creekwood Orthodontics, we're proud to provide expert orthodontic treatment to patients throughout the Kansas City & Liberty, MO areas. We believe that a new smile is about more than just improving your appearance: having a smile you're proud to show off improves your confidence, your self-esteem, and your happiness overall. And it turns out, we're not alone in this belief – the science backs us up!

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Give the Gift of Invisalign
11/19/2017

The holidays are just around the corner, and we know that means many of our patients are drawing up shopping lists and getting ready to make gift purchases for friends, family, and loved ones. But this year, instead of buying trinkets or souvenirs, why not get your loved ones a gift they'll truly enjoy for a lifetime? As a leading orthodontic practice serving the Kansas City, MO area, we've seen time and again the impact that a beautiful smile can make – and that's why Invisalign makes the perfect gift for the holidays.

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Awards & Recognition
10/10/2017

Creekwood Orthodontics is your premiere practice when it comes to orthodontics in Liberty, Cameron & Kansas City, MO. Whether you’re looking for Kansas City Invisalign & Invisalign Teen, or you’re interested in Invisalign in Cameron & Liberty, Dr. Dorsch and his experienced team will help you achieve a straight, beautiful, & healthy smile. We are very proud to announce that Dr. Dorsch has been recognized for a number of awards. Read on to find out more about our award-winning practice.

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Back to School With Braces
09/18/2017

For many of our patients, this is their first time heading back to school with a new set of braces. For those students, we want to offer a few tips to make the transition into the school year just a little bit easier. Read more!

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Joining the Dr. Dorsch Family
05/18/2017

At Creekwood Orthodontics, we treat our staff members like family. We believe that to truly provide excellent care, we need to be more than just another orthodontic office – that's why we strive to foster an ethos of family in everything we do.

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Creekwood Orthodontics Improves The Patient Experience With Office Renovations
03/01/2017

Many take notice of Dr. John Dorsch for his long-time ownership of the Creekwood Orthodontics practice and for being one of the best orthodontists in the Northland. Now they will also notice the exceptional renovations he has completed in both his Cameron and, most recently, his Liberty orthodontic offices.

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FSAs Let You Save For Orthodontic Treatment
01/05/2017

The new year just started, and we know many of you are getting ready for all the rituals of starting over. If you've been considering starting towards a new smile this year, there's never been a better time! Flexible Spending Accounts are restarting in January, which means that you can begin saving tax-free money to improve your smile.

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This Fall, Fall in Love With Your Smile Again
09/23/2016

We strongly believe that everyone deserves a smile they can feel proud of in any situation, and we've seen time and again how life-changing a new smile can be. If you're thinking about making an investment in your best asset - your smile - then don't keep it on your bucket list. This fall, fall in love with your smile all over again.

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Welcome to Our New Staff!
09/12/2016

At Creekwood Orthodontics, we're proud to have one of the most hard working, caring teams of orthodontic professionals around - and we're very happy to say that our team just got bigger. We just took on a number of new team members, and we want to use this blog to give a warm welcome to all of our new staff members!

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The Creekwood Orthodontics Family is the Best
06/30/2016

Ever wish you were a part of a family you could count on when times got tough? The kind that is understanding, kind and supportive? Well, that’s what you’ll find here at Creekwood Orthodontics. And they proved it during the recent injury to Dr. Dorsch!

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Taking Care Of Your Invisalign Aligners
04/20/2016

The Creekwood orthodontic staff wants to make sure your Invisalign experience is the best possible. After Dr. Dorsch takes your impressions and creates your aligner trays, much of the success of your treatment is going to be depending on you. Here are ways to take good care of those Invisalign aligners.

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Fall in Love With Your New Smile
02/12/2016

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and that means many patients are getting ready to spend a romantic day with their special someone - or, for others, looking to find a special someone of their own! This year, instead of just focusing on celebrating or finding love, how about doing something that will improve your love life for years to come - starting down the path towards a beautiful new smile.

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How to Protect Your Toothbrush from Bacteria During Flu Season
12/22/2015

Flu season is almost here, but did you ever think that your teeth's best friend - your toothbrush - might be a potential source of infection? To combat that, this blog will give you a few simple ways to keep your toothbrush clean during the winter months

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Halloween with Braces 101
10/14/2015

Halloween is almost upon us, and while the ghosts, monsters, and zombies may have your hair standing on end, for us, there's one thing that's truly frightful about Halloween - the candy. For this blog, we're going to give you the most important steps for keeping your braces and teeth clean and healthy this Halloween.

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The Importance of a Mouth Guard During Sports
08/12/2015

Unfortunately, we’ve seen plenty of patients come in with broken braces or loose teeth thanks to a bad fall or tackle when they weren’t wearing a mouth guard. That's why for this blog, we want to explain why it's so vital to wear a mouth guard while playing sports this fall.

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Invisalign – A Clear Solution To A Confident Smile
06/17/2015

At Creekwood Orthodontics, we value creating a comfortable environment for our patients, in and out of the patient chair. That is why we are happy to be offering top quality Invisalign care at our offices in Kansas City, Liberty, and Cameron.

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It’s Time to Have a Smile That Shines
04/23/2015

With summer fast approaching, wouldn’t it be great if you could show off your smile, knowing it is on its way to being the best it can be?

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Brace-Friendly V-Day Treats That We Love!
02/10/2015

Love is in the air, and now, in the kitchen! With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, Creekwood Orthodontics wants to make sure you enjoy the holiday, while still showing your braces the love they deserve.

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Invisalign is the Gift That Lasts A Lifetime
12/09/2014

This time of year brings out the best in us, and now you can bring out the best in yourself or a loved one with the gift of a straight, healthy, confident smile.

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