Digital Impressions

Gone are the days of gag-inducing, chemical-tasting putty impressions at the orthodontist’s office. With advances in technology, Dr. Dennis Flanagan at Dennis J. Flanagan DDS MS has access to high-tech digital impression machinery, making the experience of getting impressions taken vastly different and more comfortable. What are Digital Impressions? Digital impressions are completely computerized, eliminating the Read More

Understanding the ABC’s of Orthodontics

Welcome to Dennis J. Flanagan DDS MS in Rockford, IL. Delve into what we call the “ABC’s of Orthodontics”: “A” for age, “B” for braces, and “C” for cost and choice. Age plays a pivotal role in orthodontics, especially for children. Most orthodontists recommend waiting until a child has all their permanent teeth before starting Read More

It’s Never Too Late for Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment has the power to enhance the appearance of individuals of all ages, from children to adults. In today’s society, people have become increasingly aware of the significance of cultivating and maintaining a beautiful smile.   As our life expectancy continues to increase, the importance of having a healthy and attractive smile remains constant Read More

Proceed with Caution: DIY Orthodontics

Living in the digital era has made access to information and products incredibly convenient. From shopping to self-help tutorials, the internet offers a world of possibilities. However, when it comes to certain aspects of your health, like orthodontic treatment, the do-it-yourself approach can pose significant risks. In this blog post, we will explore the hidden Read More

Your Smile’s Best Friends – Retainers

Congratulations! You’ve bid farewell to braces, and your radiant smile is beaming at everyone and everything in sight. But before you throw a victory parade for your new grin, remember to cherish your retainers to preserve those perfect teeth. Keep reading to learn more on how to protect your retainers from Dr. Dennis Flanagan at Read More

Celebrating National Orthodontic Health Month

October is known for cooler weather, pumpkin patches, and Halloween, but did you know it’s also National Orthodontic Health Month? This month celebrates the important role that orthodontics plays in improving both oral and mental health. While straightening your teeth may seem like a minor concern, the benefits can have a significant impact on your Read More

The Role of Compliance in Invisalign Treatment

If you’re considering Invisalign treatment, you may be wondering how often you need to wear your aligners to see results. The truth is that patient compliance is one of the most critical factors in achieving the desired outcome of Invisalign treatment. Discover the significance of compliance during orthodontic treatment as you read on, with insights Read More

How Orthodontics Can Improve Your Child’s Speech

Speech development is a critical aspect of a child’s growth and development. Communication is an essential skill that impacts academic and social success. However, speech impairments can affect a child’s ability to communicate effectively and can result in frustration, anxiety, and isolation. To learn more about how orthodontics can effectively address speech impediments, keep reading Read More

Tips for Relieving Invisalign Pain

Invisalign is a popular and effective alternative to traditional braces. However, like any orthodontic treatment, you may experience some discomfort and pain as your teeth shift into their new positions. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to relieve Invisalign pain and keep your treatment on track. Here are some helpful tips from Dr. Read More