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Katherine Heigl Struggles with Crooked Teeth - Lakeland, FL

January 15th, 2009

Everyone struggles with little imperfections. Making crooked teeth straight, stained teeth sparkling white and chipped teeth smooth is part of what I do as an orthodontist. The sense of renewed self confidence that comes to my patients after having some sort of reconstructive work is what makes my job worthwhile.

Consider Katherine Heigl, award winning actress, and considered by many the Grace Kelly of our day. She describes struggling with crooked teeth her whole life until finally there came a point when she said "enough is enough!" She decided to do something to straighten her teeth.

I think you will enjoy this clip. Please feel free to leave comments, tell me what you think! Have you ever struggled with this same problem? Have you felt the relief of smiling to reveal a straight, bright smile after hiding crooked ones for so long? Contact us so we can hear your story, or help you create a new beautiful smile and a story of your own!

Why Is It So Important To Have Straight Teeth?

September 19th, 2008


Why Is It So Important To Have Straight Teeth?

Some people wonder why we work so hard 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 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 decay – and because they are easier to keep clean. Plaque can lead to cavities and can increase the risk of gum disease.

If you’re wondering whether your teeth might cause problems because they are out of alignment, give us a call at 863-644-0430 to set up a consultation. Dr. Hilliard can help you decide whether you could benefit from orthodontic treatment.

From the minute you call us, you will notice a difference!

September 4th, 2008

You've dreamed of having a beautiful smile. This is a goal that can be approached with fear and hesitation...but it doesn't need to be! At Dr. Hilliard’s office, your orthodontic treatment is about much more than straightening your teeth with braces. You expect great results and we get them because each patient’s treatment is individually planned to meet your needs.

We welcome you to come in for a consultation to review your options for creating your beautiful new smile. Dr. Hilliard's team takes great care to make sure that you are comfortable and that we explain each step of the process completely. We pride ourselves on being friendly and knowledgeable and we work hard to make sure that your visit a pleasant one. Our sole responsibility is to assist you with whatever appointment, payment or insurance needs you may have.

We invite you to visit us and see for yourself how great your orthodontic experience can be!

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