Our new contest for the months of January and February is a movie trivia match up! All you have to do it match each team members picture and quote to their favorite movie! The winner will recieve an awesome gift basket with movie coupons, Red Robin gift cards, and braces friendly snacks! Good Luck!

Did you know that if you’re going to the dentist you could easily win $25 cash from us? When you come into your appointment ask the assistant that is working with you for a dental voucher. A dental voucher is a little card that you take to the dentist with you, and if you have a cleaning you can bring it in with you to your next appointment and put it in our drawing. All you have to do is have the Hygienist who is working with you fill out the Dental Voucher. We pick 4 names and do a quarterly drawing for $25. Good luck!

For the months of November and December we are not doing a contest. Pelsue Orthodontics is  a drop off site this year.  We will be doing a toy drive for Toys for Tots. Toys for Tots was started in 1947 by Major Bill Hendricks, USMCR. The first toy collected was a homemade doll, and 5,000 toys were collected for the first Toys for Tots Campaign. The next year it became the U. S. Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots Program. Last year Toys for Tots had distributed nearly 16.8 million toys to more than 7 million children! Over its life span, the Marine Toys for Tots Program has distributed over 469 million toys to over 216 million less fortunate children.

 

The primary goal for Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

The objective of Toys for Tots is to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

Feel free to drop off a new, unwrapped gift at our office until December 9th to help a child in need.

 

Every year each staff member at Pelsue Orthodontics decorates a fake pumpkin. The reason we do fake pumpkins is because we have them sit out for 2 months so each patient has a chance to see them and vote. This year we have 12 pumpkins decorated. This includes: Papa Smurf, Ice cream cones, Crayola pumpkin, Mustache, Minion, Evil minion, Mike Wazowski, Nemo, Jellyfish, Candy Apple, Hot air Balloon, and Lorax. If you would like to vote for a pumpkin you can go to our Facebook page then the album titled 2013 pumpkins and like your favorite pumpkin. At the end of the contest (October 31st) we will choose 4 names from everybody who voted and they will recieve a $25 giftcard of their choice. We will also post the top 3 pumpkin votes. Just a reminder: October 31st is Halloween, so wear your costume in to your appointment or even just something orange or black. Have a fun and safe Halloween everybody! 

10874_10151684238706026_1693238277_nLythos Impressionless Scanner

Lythos is the worlds most sophisticated intraoral digital camera. The introduction of Lythos scanning technology into our practice is the first step of the process that will eliminate uncomfortable and messy impressions from our practice forever. Lythos is designed to integrate easily into our practice’s workflow, allowing the team to transition quickly into digital impressions, which saves time for our patients. Using the Lythos scanner, we can get a single high resolution scan in less than 7 minutes. The lightweight, compact Lythos wand is comfortable and ergonomic for the operator. This combined with the the small wand handle and tip allow operators to access the posterior easily, maximizing your comfort.

After braces come off, many people want to whiten their teeth right away. Check out this article on what you can eat to whiten your teeth naturally as well as the foods to stay away from! http://ow.ly/jgHrs

When it comes time to wear rubber bands (elastics), we cannot stress the importance of them enough! Rubber bands are small elastic bands that connect teeth from the top to the bottom in order to make your teeth fit together properly. You typically wear them 12-24 hours a day or as instructed and you are allowed to take them out when you eat or brush your teeth. This takes a lot of discipline and responsibility because you must plan ahead and make sure you bring your elastics with you everywhere and of course remember to put them back in!

It is important to wear rubber bands to help avoid joint issues, to help with grinding or clenching of the teeth, and to keep your treatment on schedule! We stress excellent rubber band wear so patients can get the absolute best result from their treatment in braces. If you are not consistent with wearing rubber bands, your teeth will become sore and take longer to move or not move at all.  At first you will experience some discomfort from them, but just like anything else with braces it takes time getting used to.

So if you are anxiouis to keep your treatment moving on schedule, keep up good brushing habits, stay away from things on the no -no list, and wear your rubber bands! If you ever run out of elastics, call our office at 608-754-4998 so we can mail you some, or stop in during our office hours to pick some up!

 

A General Dentist is someone you would see for a routine teeth cleaning or filling. They perform dental treatments such as restorative (fillings, crowns, bridges), prosthetic (dentures), endodontics (root canal) therapy, periodontal (gum) therapy, and exodontia (extraction of teeth), as well as performing examinations, radiographs (x-rays) and diagnosis. They are required to complete dental school but does not need additonal schooling beyond graduating from dental school.

Orthodonitsts are specialists in moving teeth and aligning jaws who dedicate their professional lives to creating healthy, beautiful smiles in children and adults. Orthodontists focus their work primarily on orthodontics only and are able to do so because they complete an extra 2 years minimum of schooling beyond dental school. This makes them uniquely qualified to diagnose, prevent, and treat orthodontic problems quickly and comfortably. Orthodontists are trained to do everything that general dentists do, they just don’t practice it everyday in their office. A visit at the orthodontist office may involve getting new wires, changing color ties, or adding brackets. 

 

Did you know:

Around 5 million Americans are in braces right now! Just think of all the beautiful smiles that are being created! 

There are approximately 5,410 orthodontists in the U.S that are hard at work to give patients new and improved smiles.

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