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Our Blog

Benefits Of A Beautiful Smile

June 26th 2017
Everyone wants a naturally aligned and beautiful smile, and it is no secret that orthodontic braces or clear aligner therapy can help deliver one. There are greater benefits to wearing braces than just having straight teeth. You will gain many oral benefits in addition to cosmetic ones.Oral Health: Crooked and/or crowded teeth often overlap each other making it difficult to keep those tight spaces clean.  Brushing and flossing become more difficult allowing bacteria and plaque to build up....  [Read full blog post]

Dentist vs Orthodontist

June 6th 2017
Recently there has been a lack of understanding about who should be providing your orthodontic care. Most patients contemplate on whether they should seek treatment for braces or clear aligners from their general family dentist, or a certified orthodontic specialist. Making the decision to get orthodontic treatment is an important one that will affect your dental health for a lifetime, so it’s important that consumers are informed of the significant differences in care between a certified...  [Read full blog post]

Instances Where Clear Aligners Aren't The Answer

May 23rd 2017
Below, Dr. Hinesly and the Hinesly Orthodontics team cover some of the instances where clear aligners just aren't the answer. If you're looking for the fastest treatment possible – Clear aligners usually can't move teeth as quickly as fixed appliances. So if you're looking for the fastest way to achieve your desired result, clear aligners may not be the best bet.If you need to move molars – Molars have much stronger roots than your other teeth and would require significantly longer to move...  [Read full blog post]

EASY MICROWAVE RECIPE | Low Carb Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake

May 18th 2017
Try this super fluffy and moist cinnamon roll inspired mug cake which packs a protein punch and is low carb. It’s also ready in under a minute and completely braces friendly!Ingredients1 scoop vanilla protein powder (32-34 grams)1/2 tsp baking powder1 T coconut flour1/2 tsp cinnamon1 T granulated sweetener of choice1 large egg OR 1/4 cup liquid egg whites (see notes for Vegan option)1/4 cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened almond)1/4 tsp vanilla extractFor the glaze (optional)1 T coconut...  [Read full blog post]

Have Fun This Spring

April 17th 2017
Spring is in the air! As the flower buds are peeking out and birds are starting to chirp, it's time to leave those thoughts of snowstorms behind. Spring can be a wonderful time to explore the outdoors or go for a walk around town. Get your family moving together and establish some healthy habits, away from the electronics indoors. We have 5 fun ideas to get you in the mood for the loveliest season of the year. 1. Dust off the sports gear. Find a kick a ball, throw a Frisbee, shoot hoops,...  [Read full blog post]


April 11th 2017
INGREDIENTS:SYRUP:1/4 cup granulated white sugar1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice1/4 cup waterLAYERS:12 ounces pound cake or butter loaf (store bought is ok)8 ounces (1 package) cream cheese, at room temperature1/3 cup granulated white sugar1 cup heavy whipping cream6 cups fresh strawberriesDIRECTIONS:Prepare the lemon syrup: In a small saucepan, bring the sugar, lemon juice and water to a boil over medium heat. Stir to dissolve sugar completely. Let cool.Slice the cake into 3/4-inch slices....  [Read full blog post]

Tips For New Patients

March 21st 2017
Are you a new patient at Hinesly Orthodontics? You may or may not be excited about wearing your braces, but regardless we know you will be thrilled with the result of your new smile. As with any change, adjusting to something new can be a little confusing and overwhelming sometimes, so we decided to help you out with a few tips on adjusting to your braces. The first tip is to give yourself some time. Your braces may not be what you expected or wanted, but after a while when your teeth start...  [Read full blog post]


March 7th 2017
Head over to our website to enter this awesome contest for a chance to win 2 tickets to the new Emagine Theater in Saline!http://www.hineslyorthodontics.com/

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February 24th 2017
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Do You Know How To Take The Perfect Selfie?

January 26th 2017
Taking a selfie is an art form in itself. A great selfie is more than just a quick camera click, it actually takes a level of skill to capture and edit the perfect one. After some practice and a few hundred captured pictures (we're only joking) these simple techniques we just know will make you a selfie master in no time at all.Capture Your Best Angle. Instead of taking the picture head-on, turn your head a little to the right or left, or maybe hold your camera a little higher. Try different...  [Read full blog post]

The Details On DIY Braces & Why You Should Avoid This

January 19th 2017
Hinesly Orthodontics and the American Association of Orthodontists have a prompt announcement for consumers about “DIY” orthodontic treatment. It is with great urgency that we emphasize to you all to be cautious about the trending “DIY” orthodontic treatment because straightening your teeth on your own can lead to lifelong dental problems. Do-It-Yourself videos and websites are popular among today’s culture, and while so many great ideas come from several of these outlets, there are...  [Read full blog post]

Merry Christmas

December 21st 2016
May this holiday season sparkle and shine, may all of your wishes come true, and may you feel this happiness all year round! With love, from Hinesly Orthodontics!


December 15th 2016
PEPPERMINT HOT CHOCOLATE BROWNIE COOKIESPREP TIME10 minsCOOK TIME8 minsTOTAL TIME18 minsServes: 36 cookiesINGREDIENTS⅔ cup shortening1½ cups light brown sugar, packed1 tablespoon water1 teaspoon vanilla2 eggs1½ cups all purpose flour⅓ cup dark cocoa powder½ teaspoon salt¼ teaspoon baking soda1 cup peppermint crunch baking chips 1 cup semi sweet or dark chocolate chipsINSTRUCTIONSPreheat the oven to 375°F.In a large bowl cream the shortening and brown sugar. Mix in the water and...  [Read full blog post]

Happy Thanksgiving

November 22nd 2016
Wishing you all a luxurious holiday filled with love, joy, great food and wonderful company. Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Hinesly Orthodontics!

November 11th is National Sundae Day!

November 11th 2016
Happy National Sundae Day! It's a tradition every year, on the 11th of November for ice cream lovers to celebrate one of the most popular desserts, the ice cream sundae! Sundaes come in all flavors, shapes, and sizes, but there are always 4 main ingredients that make a sundae, a sundae! Those ingredients are, ice cream, flavored sauce, whipped cream, and a cherry on top! Add in some sprinkles, maybe some cookies, and there you have it, one of America's favorite treats.So maybe you're an...  [Read full blog post]

Have A FaBOOLous Halloween

October 31st 2016
Happy Halloween from Hinesly Orthodontics!

No More Blue M&M's?

October 12th 2016
This Halloween the blue M & M’s will be difficult to find. In response to growing pressure from consumers across the globe, MARS (the maker of M&M’s), announced in February that over the next five years it would remove artificial colors from the processed foods it makes for human consumption. Pigments found in natural substances would take their place. MARS has joined a growing list of global food manufacturers removing artificial dyes from some or all of their products. The...  [Read full blog post]

Straighter Teeth, Healthier Smiles

September 22nd 2016
At Hinesly Orthodontics, Dr. Hinesly and staff strive to give patients the best services while straightening their teeth. We know having a beautiful straight smile is the ultimate goal of our patients, but we can’t deny the fact that their orthodontic treatment also assists in a healthier smile too. The fact is, straight teeth lead to better oral hygiene and an increased chance of healthier teeth later in life. Another wonderful fact about straight teeth is they are less prone to...  [Read full blog post]

The Rules of Retainers

September 15th 2016
Retainers are custom-made for each patient and are advised to wear after treatment in order to keep the teeth from shifting. Retainers fit the top of the teeth and mouth. Though some retainers may look similar, no retainers are alike because they are made to fit individual needs. Here are a few things you need to remember when receiving your retainer from Dr. Hinesly:You are instructed to wear your retainer for a year full time, which means 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. After a year, you will...  [Read full blog post]

Let Braces Be Another Reason You Quit Smoking

August 23rd 2016
We don't need to tell you smoking is bad for your lungs because chances are you’re already aware of that and several other health concerns smoking can bestow upon you. Besides the link between tobacco and heart disease, stroke, emphysema, and cancer, smoking can lead to oral health problems too. At Hinesly Orthodontics, it is our duty to inform you of problems that may arise when you wear braces and smoke. We’ve decided to create a list to update you on oral health problems that smoking can...  [Read full blog post]

"Give Me S'more" Cake - National S'mores Day Recipe

August 10th 2016
If you want to celebrate National S'mores Day today, we encourage you to do so! Take our s'mores challenge and try something different by adding some flare to your s'mores! Try out this new s'more recipe and let us know what you think! Do you have a s'more recipe you'd like to share with us? Post it on our Facebook wall!"Give Me S'more" CakeIngredients1/2 cup shortening1/4 cup butter, softened1 cup sugar3 eggs1 teaspoon vanilla extract2-3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs3 teaspoons baking powder1...  [Read full blog post]

Cosmetic Mouthwash VS Therapeutic Mouthwash

July 27th 2016
The next time you’re ready to buy mouthwash, make sure you know your mouthwash and the differences between cosmetic mouthwashes and therapeutic mouthwashes. Just like toothpaste, there are different types of mouthwashes to do different things for your mouth. This is why it’s important to know the key differences between cosmetic & therapeutic mouthwashes.Cosmetic mouthwashes act as a mask for bad breath or help whiten teeth. Similar to a mint, cosmetic mouthwashes will merely cover your...  [Read full blog post]

Myths About Braces

July 21st 2016
Some myths being discussed around the web regarding braces are legitimate concerns people may have. Keep reading to see what some of these myths about braces are.If you kiss with braces, your teeth will get locked together. Unless you are really smashing your faces together there is a very small chance of your braces locking since the modern brackets slim. Will braces set off the metal detectors at the airport? The lightweight materials and the small quantity of metal actually in your mouth...  [Read full blog post]

Summer Packing List For Those With Braces

June 23rd 2016
It’s that time again; SUMMER is here. For many of our patients, Summer is a popular time to take a vacation and escape the responsibilities and routine of every day normal life. As we encourage you to take some well-deserved time away and hit the beach, we want you to remember to stay responsible for your braces while you’re traveling. Be sure to pack more than the essential tooth brush and floss if you wear braces! Check out our tips below for those of you wearing clear aligners &...  [Read full blog post]

Try This New Braces Friendly Recipe!

June 8th 2016
Whether you're new to wearing braces or have had them for a while, you probably noticed that certain foods are hard to enjoy while being treated for orthodontics.  Instead of loading up a list of things you can't eat, we suggest creating a list of new foods and recipes you can eat.  This makes wearing braces a pleasurable experience that will leave your smile, and your tummy, very happy!To help you start this positive orthodontic experience Hinesly Orthodontics found a new recipe that...  [Read full blog post]