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October is Orthodontic Health Awareness Month

Morita Orthodontics is excited to announce that October is orthodontic health awareness month. It’s not a secret that our orthodontists and staff are passionate about orthodontics and helping patients achieve beautiful smiles for life. We believe that orthodontic care is so much more than aesthetics, as it is important for your overall health too!

What Orthodontics Can Do For You!

For us, orthodontic health is more than just having straight teeth. Our Honolulu orthodontics office is confident that treatments such as braces and Invisalign will change your life for the better, in more ways than one. Here are a few things that orthodontics can change in your life: 

  • Speech: Crooked teeth and a misaligned bite can cause many speech impediments. With orthodontic care, you will speak more clearly and enunciate your words, leading to a higher level of confidence in your speech.
  • Better Brushing: Crooked teeth can make brushing and flossing more difficult. On the other hand, straight teeth do not allow as many food particles to get trapped in between your teeth, making it easier to maintain oral hygiene.
  • people smilingFewer Headaches: With braces, you can reduce the uneven ware that may be caused by crooked teeth and a poorly aligned bite. This will reduce the pressure on your jaw and potentially lead to less headaches as well.
  • Improved Health: Decaying teeth can be hidden by crooked teeth, making it more difficult to catch the problem early on. These issues may increase your risk for heart disease and high blood sugar. Straightening your teeth with braces will allow for better oral hygiene and general health for the entire body. 
  • Easier Chewing: Crooked teeth can make it difficult to chew foods and break them down properly. In some cases, this can lead to digestive problems down the road. Orthodontic treatment will allow you to chew and bite correctly while consuming all the foods you please!
  • Fewer Gum & Tissue Issues: Crooked teeth can crowd your mouth, pushing into your gums and mouth tissues. This can be painful, resulting in cuts, sores, and sometimes infections. Straightening your teeth can help you avoid this potential discomfort.

Schedule Your First Orthodontic Appointment This October

What are you waiting for? See what orthodontic health can do for you and your family this month. Contact Morita Orthodontics in Aiea and Honolulu, Hawaii today! We look forward to teaching you more about orthodontic health.

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Notice of Temporary Closure

RE: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

To our valued patients,

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), President Trump, the American Dental Association and the Hawaii Dental Association are recommending all dentists postpone nonemergency dental procedures for 2 weeks. Our practice is committed to protecting the community and avoiding using valuable resources that our first responders and frontline healthcare providers will need.

Our office will be closed effective today, Wednesday, March 18, and we plan to resume regular hours on Wednesday, April 1. If you are experiencing a true dental emergency including swelling or severe tooth pain, please call your general dentist office, and listen closely as emergency contact info will be available. For all nonemergent questions, please email us at [email protected].

We are so sorry for the burden this places on your schedules, but your continued health and safety are our number one priority. Our office is working diligently to reschedule all patients with existing appointments within the next 2 weeks. We will continue to evaluate the situation as it evolves and determine on a weekly basis when it is appropriate for us to return to normal orthodontic patient care. We ask for your compassion and understanding at this time as we all work together to keep Hawaii healthy.


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