Meet Dr. Duchon, our Orthodontist!
Call today! 216-325-0822
Broadview Rd. in Cleveland, Broadview Heights, Mentor, Canton, Middleburg Heights, and Bedford.
Getting to know him
Dr. Duchon was born in Cleveland and has lived most of his life in the northern Ohio area. He found it to be a nice area to raise a family and is dedicated to the community. He is a father to three children and has two grandchildren that he enjoys spending a great deal of time with. He also enjoys bicycling and participated in a number of charity rides of significant distance. During his undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University, he served in the Ohio National Guard receiving an Honorable Discharge in 1972. He received his dental degree in 1974 from Case Western Reserve University. He continued his training there and earned a Masters Degree and a Certificate of Training in Orthodontics. He also served as a clinical instructor at Case Western Reserve and as a guest lecturer at Loyola University in Chicago for many years.
Frequently Asked Questions
How early can you get braces?
We recommend examining patients as early as age eight and in certain situations younger. It is almost never too early to examine a child. It gives us the option to begin some intervention treatment or place the patient on observation and review their growth and development on a regular basis.
How do you properly maintain your braces?
Excellent oral hygiene including proper brushing and flossing techniques and routine visits with your family dentist. Also following the guidelines given to you from your orthodontist regarding foods to eat and care of the appliances.
When you get braces, how often do you have to visit the Orthodontist?
Generally every four to eight weeks unless certain appliances need a different regularity
How long do you typically wear braces for?
A full comprehensive case will generally be around 24 months of active treatment followed by retention
What are the benefits of braces?
Braces can improve your dental health and at the same time in certain circumstances improve your overall health. They also can improve your facial esthetics and self-esteem in certain situations. They can be beneficial to treatment of some speech difficulties. Braces can also contribute to improving periodontal situations and can aid your family dentist in certain restorative treatment plans.
What are the different types of braces Hudec Dental offers?
We offer standard metal braces, ceramic brackets, and in certain cases clear aligned treatment (Invisalign type).
Foods to Avoid
Hard Foods: Popcorn, nuts, peanut brittle, ice, hard candies, candied apples, jerky, large hard pretzels, hard taco shells, hard cookies, hard crackers, croutons, etc.
Sticky Foods: Gum, caramels, laffy taffy, or any kind of taffy, starbursts, gummy bears, sour patch kids, fruit roll ups, skittles, milk duds, dots, malted milk balls, tootsie rolls, toffee, etc.
IN THE MEDIA
Dr. Duchon is quoted on Cleveland.com where he discussed orthodontic costs, treatments, and more.
Dr. Stuart Duchon from Hudec Dental appeared on Live on Lakeside (WKYC) to offer the best tips for taking care of both you and your children’s teeth this Halloween and on an everyday basis.
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Dr. Duchon discussed various Orthodontic topics on New Day Cleveland!