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Dr. Nathan J. Hawley

How can Invisalign ® and Braces Change Your Face Shape?

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You probably know that orthodontic treatment can straighten your teeth and create an ideal bite. But how can Invisalign and braces change your face shape too? The answer is they can, though whether or not they do, and to what extent, will depend on the type of malocclusion (improper bite) you have and the severity of the issue. 

When our Omaha orthodontist Dr. Hawley creates a treatment plan for you, he bases it on your unique facial features and profile, while also keeping in mind how your face will change as you get older. This ensures you get your best smile.  Read More


What Happens at My First Orthodontic Visit?

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Tired of hiding your smile on Zoom calls? Worried your child’s teeth are coming in crooked? Or just have some questions about orthodontic treatment in general like: How long do braces take? How does Invisalign work? At Hawley Orthodontics, we have you covered. We offer free, no-pressure orthodontic consultations at our Papillion, NE practice. This first orthodontic visit is meant to give you a chance to tour our office, meet Dr. Hawley and our team, learn more about your treatment options and have all of your questions answered. Our ultimate goal is for you to feel informed, confident and excited about beginning your or your child’s smile journey.  Read More


7 Early Common Orthodontic Problems We Watch for in Kids

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When should kids visit an orthodontist for the first time? The American Association of Orthodontists recommends children have their first orthodontic evaluation by age seven. We know, we know, that seems super young, but seven isn’t just a random number that was picked out of a hat. There are several reasons behind the recommendation, including the fact that we can see certain emerging orthodontic problems in their earliest stages. So, what is our Papillion orthodontist watching out for when he examines your kiddo? Read on to find out! In this post, we’ll be covering the common red flags, as well as the basics of early orthodontics in general.  Read More

Our Annual Round-Up of Ways to Give Back in the Omaha Area

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As part of our mission to “Smile. Be Kind. Do Good,” we love to share Omaha volunteer opportunities for families throughout the year. Yes, giving back may look a little different in 2020 but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways we can all try to make our community a better place while spreading some holiday cheer. With giving season in full swing, the team at Hawley Orthodontics has put together another annual installment of the best ways to give back in the Omaha area this holiday season.  Read More

Girl with braces eating donut

50 Delicious Foods to Eat With Braces During the Holidays

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It’s hard to believe the holidays are nearly here. We know, regardless of what you celebrate, a big part of the festivities will involve food. If you’re one of our Omaha braces patients, you might be wondering, “What can I eat with braces this holiday season?” Well, have no fear, because while, yes, you will have to make a few adjustments, there are plenty of braces-friendly holiday foods you can eat with abandon. In fact, we’re sharing 50 delicious options! Read More


Fun Ways to Celebrate Halloween 2020 in Omaha

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We’re celebrating Halloween 2020 style this year! Dr. Nathan Hawley knows firsthand how exciting Halloween is for families and how important it is to celebrate the creativity and inspiration that comes with it. That’s why we’ve rounded up our favorite ideas for marking the occasion with fun ways to celebrate Halloween this year. Check our top 10 fun ways to celebrate Halloween in Omaha as a family safely – outside and at home!   Read More


Invisalign Tips and Tricks to Ensure Your Treatment is a Huge Success

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At Hawley Orthodontics, we’re not just a Papillion Invisalign provider, we’re also one of the leading providers in the Omaha area. In fact, Dr. Hawley has earned the distinction of being a Platinum Invisalign provider, which means he’s treated a whole lot of patients with clear aligners. It’s true that much of the success of Invisalign relies on the expertise of your orthodontist, which highlights the importance of seeing an experienced provider like Dr. Hawley. However, there are also things you can do as a patient to get the best possible results and have an awesome experience. To help, we’re sharing some of our best Invisalign tips and tricks.  Read More


Sightseeing in Omaha: Fun Places to Explore

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Since we’re all staying closer to home these days, why not take the opportunity to really explore Omaha? If your kids will be learning virtually, you can even turn the experience into a “class” trip by immersing them in the local history and getting them acquainted with where they live. Unsure of where to start on your Omaha sightseeing adventure? We’ve got you covered. The team here at Hawley Orthodontics is sharing nine Omaha landmarks to add to your itinerary: Read More

Summer Activities for Kids in Omaha and Papillion: Social Distancing Edition

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We regularly post guides of things to do with kids in Omaha and Papillion throughout the year. While this summer will look different from last year, that doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of the warm weather and family time. To help, the team at Hawley Orthodontics is sharing some super fun kids’ activities in Omaha this summer all with social distancing in mind. Read More