• Kurt Kavanaugh Orthodontics Participates in the 2017 CCVI Trolley Run

    01 May 2017 | 0 Comments

    On April 30th, 2017, Dr. Kurt Kavanaugh and many members of his staff took part in the CCVI Trolley Run. The Trolley Run is the largest timed four-mile races in the country, and all proceeds from the race go directly to critical programming at the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired. As the father of a child who is deaf and blind, this cause is particularly important to Dr. Kurt Kavanaugh, and his support of the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired has been ongoing for many years.

  • Hygiene Tips for Braces

    03 Feb 2017 | 0 Comments

    At Kurt Kavanaugh Orthodontics, we aim to give each and every patient in Kansas City & Sedalia the opportunity of achieving the beautiful smile that they deserve. We aim to accomplish this through our high-quality orthodontic treatments, including many types of braces. However, attaining a great smile requires more than just orthodontic treatment – it requires a constant commitment to oral hygiene. If you happen to be wearing braces, here are some proper oral hygiene tips we suggest to keep your mouth as healthy as it can be.

  • Tips for a Tear-Free Orthodontic Visit

    25 Jan 2017 | 0 Comments

    At Kurt Kavanaugh Orthodontics, we have years of experience working with children in Kansas City, Sedalia, and the surrounding areas. Whether your child needs an early evaluation or it’s time for a routine appointment for their braces, we've developed the skills and knowledge to make almost every visit to our office a pleasant experience for all involved. As a parent, though, there are things you can do to help - so here are our biggest tips for making sure your next visit with us is tear-free and full of smiles!

  • New Year's Resolutions for Your Smile

    27 Dec 2016 | 0 Comments

    It's finally closing in on the end of 2016, and we know many of our patients are starting their lists of New Year's Resolutions to better themselves in the coming year. We're sure many patients will include important things like exercising regularly, eating better, and cleaning up the house a little more – but in 2017, why not show your teeth some New Year's love? Here are a few New Year's Resolutions that will help you achieve a healthier, more beautiful smile and make 2017 the best year yet for your teeth!

  • How to Have a Braces-Friendly Holiday Season

    16 Dec 2016 | 0 Comments

    At Kavanaugh Orthodontics, we strive to be your premier choice when you’re looking for a Kansas City or Sedalia, MO orthodontist. Along with providing high quality orthodontic treatments such as braces and Invisalign, we also aim to be your source for orthodontic advice and knowledge throughout the entire treatment process. As Christmas is coming up, this brings a new set of challenges for those who normally enjoy the finer parts of the holiday – namely, the candy and delicious foods! Allow us to take the time to offer you some tips on how to get through the holiday without causing any damage to your braces.

  • Braces-Friendly Recipes to Enjoy This Thanksgiving

    17 Nov 2016 | 0 Comments

    Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and we know that means many of our patients are looking forward to some much-deserved R&R, time spent reconnecting with loved ones, and digging into the delicious foods we all love to enjoy during the Thanksgiving feast. For patients with braces, however, Thanksgiving can pose a major dilemma. Many of the foods we love to enjoy on Thanksgiving are hard, sticky, or full of sugars, all of which can damage braces and teeth. To help you celebrate this year's Thanksgiving without damaging your braces, we've put together a couple of Thanksgiving recipes that are sure to delight your tastebuds and keep your smile healthy!

  • How To Eat Healthy

    31 Oct 2016 | 0 Comments

    If you fill your car with bad gasoline - maybe some that has somehow been mixed with a bit of water, dirt, or other foreign matter - you’ll probably have a good deal of trouble getting your car to travel down the road. The same is true of food that fuels your body. What you eat has a significant impact on your attitude, health, and well-being.

  • When to See an Orthodontist Instead of a Dentist

    07 Sep 2016 | 0 Comments

    It is very important to take good care of your smile as your oral health has a direct impact on your overall, body health. While both orthodontists and dentists work to keep their patients' smiles healthy and attractive, there are distinct differences regarding the types of services these two dental professionals provide. If you have an problem with your teeth, it's important to know if you should call your orthodontist or a dentist to get the treatment you need.

  • The Benefits of Straight Teeth

    02 Aug 2016 | 0 Comments

    Straight and properly aligned teeth provide us with aesthetically pleasing and beautiful smiles, but did you know that there is more to straight teeth than just looks? Good oral health can actually be beneficial to your overall health, as well! Our team at Kavanaugh Orthodontics has put together what we believe are the top ten benefits of straight teeth.

  • What Causes Bad Breath?

    04 Apr 2016 | 1 Comment

    Category: General

    The doctors at Kavanaugh Orthodontics are proud to offer personalized, high quality orthodontics to patients of all ages.

  • Can Cold Syrup Lead to Cavities?

    10 Dec 2015 | 0 Comments

    Category: General

    Winter is coming, and that means beautiful holiday decorations, hearty feasts, and lots of friends and family gatherings that we don’t what to be sick for.

  • Braces Friendly Snacks and Packs

    30 Sep 2015 | 1 Comment

    School has been in session for over a month now, and you may have been stressing over whether the cafeteria is providing your child with enough braces-friendly choices.