In this edition of Friday Focus, Dr. O El-Hillal of E&S Orthodontics, your Phoenix Orthodontist, discusses in depth how some orthodontists hide fees in your Orthodontic Contract. If you see an ad that says “only $99 DOWN to start treatment”, beware the specter of hidden fees. You may be signing up for an open-ended contract …more

Welcome to Friday Focus! Today I would like to talk about one of the greatest advances in orthodontics today: digital impressions. It’s a common orthodontic practice to make molds of a patient’s teeth and mouth in order to get a 3-dimensional graphic representation of the bite. It’s one of the least liked orthodontic procedures by …more

Welcome to Friday Focus! I’m Dr. “O” and today I’m going to be answering a question that we are often asked (or, more accurately, a question many people have but are too embarrassed to ask): “How should you kiss with Braces?” Basically, the answer is: “The same way you always have! With a couple of …more

Should You Extract Wisdom Teeth Prior To Orthodontic Treatment? Hello and welcome to Friday Focus. Today we will answer a question we get quite often in the office: “Should you extract wisdom teeth prior to orthodontic treatment?” The answer is that the answer is not so simple. The variables that determine whether or not someone …more

Thumb sucking is actually a natural habit for young children. Approximately 90% of children between 2 to 3 years of age suck their thumbs. Thumb sucking only begins to affect a child once they reach 6 to 7 years of age because that’s when their permanent teeth start to come in. After the permanent teeth …more

There’s no doubt that, once your braces are on, things will start to change. Living with braces requires adjustments. For instance, the wires and brackets take some getting used to and regular tightening can lead to temporary jaw pain. On top of that, braces are basically a food magnet, with the residue from chewy, sticky …more

Welcome to Friday Focus! This week we’re going to be answering the question “Can you eat popsicles while wearing braces?” The answer is unequivocally yes. While chewing ice would be considered something to avoid while wearing braces, this isn’t the case when it comes to popsicles because they’re much softer. That said, you’ll still need …more

As the end of the year approaches and we move into the busy holiday season, it’s easy to overlook important year end considerations, including a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Savings Account (FSA). This is the perfect time to take advantage of unused funds from this fiscal year left in these types of accounts …more

The Dr.’s at E&S Orthodontics wanted to find a way to give back to our patient’s this Holiday season with a gift even the whole family could appreciate. We thought it would be exciting to give our patients the opportunity to win a mini portrait session. What Did They Win? The winner of the portrait …more

E&S Orthodontics Celebrates 100,000+ YouTube Views We’re happy to announce that our YouTube Channel presenting our Friday Focus informational videos has reached 100,000+ YouTube views. This is an accomplishment worth celebrating because it means that we’ve been able to answer questions that our viewers need answers to. This is How The Friday Focus Works. People …more

E&S Orthodontics Phoenix | Your Phoenix Orthodontist – More Than Just An Orthodontic Practice

When you walk into our office, you’ll immediately realize that we’re more than just an orthodontics practice. We take pride in being a place where you always feel comfortable. We strive to provide not only the best orthodontics services, but to also be the best in everything we do. We want to make each and every patient who comes through our door as comfortable as possible. We know that the clinic can be a scary place at times but to ensure the comfort of each of our patients, we have created a friendly team, comfortable surroundings and the knowledge needed to make you feel at ease.

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