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2 Common Bites in Orthodontics

June 20th 2019
Our smiles are uniquely ours. However so is our bite. “In orthodontics, “bite” refers to the way the upper and lower teeth come together. A bad bite, called a “malocclusion,” happens when teeth meet improperly, or they don’t meet at all,” according to the American Association of Orthodontist.There are various bites that affect how we speak, eat and our overall mouth. Two common bites, orthodontic treatment can fix is a crossbite and underbite.A crossbite occurs when the upper...  [Read full blog post]


3 Summer Health Tips for Your Smile

June 12th 2019
Summer is officially here! That means summer vacation, kids are at home and some free time for your family. Summer is the perfect time to schedule orthodontic appointments or to begin treatment. Summer can also be a hard time to keep up with oral hygiene routines. According to a nationwide survey by Delta Dental, nearly 30% of parents say summer vacation is the most difficult time to get their children to keep up good oral health.Here are three tips to help keep your smile and teeth healthy all...  [Read full blog post]


A Comfortable Experience

May 23rd 2019
Our goal is to make our patients as comfortable as possible during their appointment. A friendly reminder.We now have weighted blankets, noise canceling headphones and fidget cubes for our more anxious patients to feel more comfortable. If you believe your child would benefit from any of these, please don’t hesitate to ask during your appointment.


Invisalign Treatment: Over Bite

May 7th 2019
Invisalign at Hineslty Orthodontics is all about the patient. As one of the best places for Invisalign treatment in Ann Arbor, invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements that Dr. Hinesly plans...  [Read full blog post]


When Should I wear a Mouth Guard?

April 25th 2019
April is National Facial Protection Month! National Facial Protection Month serves as a reminder over the importance of wearing mouth guards during sports, protecting your beautiful smile.67% of parents surveyed by the American Association of Orthodontists said their child does not wear a mouth guard, yet 70% said their biggest fear is their child getting hurt when playing sports. The most effective way to protect your childs teeth and prevent injuries is to wear a mouthguard.About 80% of...  [Read full blog post]


Facial Protection Month: Types of Mouth Guards

April 10th 2019
Did you know from the ages of 7 to 11 years old, children are most vulnerable to sports related mouth injuries? The importance of protecting our smile should be stressed enough and should remind our friends and community how easy it is to protect our teeth.Wearing a mouthguard is the safest way to protect your teeth while playing sports or just enjoying sports related activities. Athletes are 60 times more likely to suffer a teeth related injury if they’re not wearing a mouth guard.Here are...  [Read full blog post]


The Importance of Retainers

March 25th 2019
Congratulations! You are near the end of your smile journey and your braces are about to be off! Nothing like that feeling. Even long after our braces are off, teeth shift and it is natural as we grow older. There is one thing you can do to ensure your smile remains the best it can be and that is wearing retainers.No matter your situation, it’s almost a guarantee you will be wearing some form of a retainer after having your braces are removed. It might be removable retainer, which is removed...  [Read full blog post]


3 Foods that Help Your Smile Shine

March 20th 2019
March is National Nutrition Month and this month we are sharing 3 foods that help your smile shine by keeping your teeth healthy and white. Nutrition plays a key role in the health of your smile, and often an easy adjustment to make that can have positive effects.1. Dairy: Dairy can have health benefits for your teeth. Choose low-fat or fat-free dairy foods most often.2. Fruits and Vegetables:It's not secret these foods can keep you healthy overall, but fruits and vegetables can aid you in...  [Read full blog post]


2 Habits for a Brighter Smile in 2019

February 20th 2019
We are still very well into a new year and love all the growth and changes we are seeing into our patients smiles! We love the new year, because it is an opportunity for growth and positive change. At Hinesly Orthodontics, we want to ensure you incorporate healthy habits and take care of your oral health. Here are 2 habits you should implement to ensure you’re smiling brighter this year.#1) Switch Toothbrush: Switching your toothbrush is a big step, most people disregard. Replacing your...  [Read full blog post]


Invisalign - Over and Under Bite

February 8th 2019
Did you know Dr. Hinesly is an Invisalign Platinum Provider? This is perfect for anyone who is searching to improve their smile in the Ann Arbor and Tecumseh communities. Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, giving you a beautiful smile. Using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you, Invisalign, aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently...  [Read full blog post]


New Technology at Hinesly Orthodontics

January 14th 2019
Happy New Year!We hope everyone had a fantastic new year with their loved ones, friends and family. We are beginning the new year at Hinesly Orthodontics with a few updates in our offices in both Ann Arbor and Tecumseh locations. Our philosophy at Hinesly Orthodontics is combining art, science and expertise to provide the highest level of orthodontic care possible. We value your trust and confidence and will work to exceed your expectations.Check out our new 3D printers.


Best of Elf on the Shelf

January 2nd 2019
It has been another fantastic holiday season here at Hinesly Orthodontics. We hope our Ann Arbor and Tecumseh communities had a wonderful holiday season with their families, friends and loved ones. Here are a few more of our final Elf on the Shelf contest entries.


Thank You for a Great 2018

December 27th 2018
At Hinesly Orthodontics, we are committed to delivering the most beautiful smiles and we are confident that you will receive orthodontic care that will truly make a difference in your life. Our mission is to provide you with orthodontic services of unmatched excellence, warmth and sincerity and to treat all of our patients as lifetime friends.We have seen countless smiles this year through both of our offices in Ann Arbor and Tecumseh and look forward to a new year of new smiles transformed


Best of Elf on the Shelf

December 20th 2018
Who else is enjoying all these Elf on the Shelf photos as much as we are? At Hinesly Orthodontics, we are so thankful this holiday season. Our offices in Ann Arbor and Tecumseh have been loving all the photos from. Be sure to send us your photos by tagging us on Facebook or on Twitter. We will pick one winner each week to win 2 tickets to Emagine Saline.🎁 Perfect for a night out.


Elf on the Shelf Contest

November 28th 2018
At Hinesly Orthodontics, we are gearing up for the Holiday season. Our elf is out and about, roaming our office, during the Holidays.  🎄 We want to see your elf. Send us your photos by tagging us on Facebook or on Twitter. We will pick one winner each week to win 2 tickets to Emagine Saline.🎁 Perfect for a night out.


2 Unique Benefits of Invisalign

November 26th 2018
At Hinesly Orthodontics, we are committed to delivering the most beautiful smiles and we are confident that you will receive orthodontic care that will truly make a difference in your life.Invisalign treatment is a technique that straightens your teeth without braces, using a series of clear, removable aligners that are custom-modeled to fit your teeth. The virtually invisible aligners gradually reposition your teeth into a smile of which you will be proud of to show off. Here are two...  [Read full blog post]


Top 2 Candies to Avoid this Halloween

October 26th 2018
Halloween is here! Halloween is the perfect opportunity to talk to your child and remind them about the importance of sticking to their health routine. This includes brushing your teeth, flossing, wearing your retainers, using mouthwash and other health tips. If you recently received orthodontic treatment such as braces or in the middle of your treatment, we recommend you avoid these sweet treats.1. Sticky Gummy Candies: Sticky, gummy type candies are the worst type of candy for your...  [Read full blog post]


Halloween Treats for Healthy Teeth

October 17th 2018
Happy Halloween! October is also National Orthodontic Health Month. We believe that Halloween is the perfect opportunity for a reminder in sticking to health routines, after consuming all the free sugar. If you just received braces or looking for something different to try this Halloween, here are 2 incredibly delicious alternative to sweet treats and hard candy that can harm your teeth if you have braces.Graveyard Shakes: What You Need:1 ¼ cup milk  1 tablespoon chocolate...  [Read full blog post]


Is it True? 4 Orthodontic Myths

September 26th 2018
We’ve heard it all. All the “rumors” and “is-it-true” about orthodontic treatment, braces and everything in between. There are a lot of myths about orthodontics and getting braces, some of which have been told so many times, by so many different people, they are now believed to be the truth.Here are 4 myths about orthodontic treatment and the TRUTH.Myth: Only kids need to see an orthodontist?Truth: Everyone, no matter the age can benefit from a healthy straight smile. Every patient is...  [Read full blog post]


Invisalign for Adults

September 13th 2018
At Hinesly Orthodontics, we are committed to delivering the most beautiful smiles and we are confident that you will receive orthodontic care that will truly make a difference in your life.When adults think of orthodontic treatment, they may think of braces and teenagers, however orthodontic treatment today is so much more different. At Hinesly Orthodontics, we combines art, science and the latest technology and expertise to provide the highest level of orthodontic care possible.As adults, you...  [Read full blog post]


Health Tips for Your Family

August 28th 2018
We recognize that every patient has different needs, and we pride ourselves in the courteous service we deliver to each person who walks through our doors. Whether you're an adult, adolescent or child, our knowledgeable doctors and staff are committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve - a healthy, beautiful one!We see family of all types and love to see the initiative to keep your family’s teeth healthy. Here are a few tips to ensure your family is in tip top shape before their...  [Read full blog post]


Back to School: Hinesly Orthodontics

August 15th 2018
Summer is fading away and the fall season is quickly approaching. Kids have returned back to school and the normal routines have begun. As summer comes to an end and fall season returns, it can be a busy time for parents and their children. New activities and new routines, it’s easy to forget simple check-ups to the orthodontist.Why is it important for a check-up during back-to-school season? This is the time to schedule an appointment to measure the progress of your child’s orthodontic...  [Read full blog post]


July Podcast Recap: Invisalign or Braces?

July 23rd 2018
“Everyday I am asked by patients and parents, which one is better, Invisalign or braces? Which one should they choose? My answer is always the same. Invisalign and braces are methods to introduce light continuous forces on the teeth, causing them to move into an ideal position.”It’s easy to think Invisalign is better because the aligners are less noticeable. However with both, there is a level of commitment. At Hinesly Orthodontics, both Invisalign and braces cost the same price.The...  [Read full blog post]


June Podcast Recap: The Next Health Problem of the Decade?

June 28th 2018
This month, our monthly podcast is about a new worrisome trend in health, “Juuling.” What is Juuling and what is the big issue?“This could be the next health problem of the decade” - Dr. HineslyThe Juul is a smoking device that looks like a flashdrive. It was first developed by Stanford University students to help curb cigarette smoking in adults. “In reality it is attracting teenagers who have never smoked in huge numbers, no device is as worrisome as the Juul because of both its...  [Read full blog post]


May Podcast Recap: Thumb-sucking

May 16th 2018
This month, our monthly podcast is about thumb sucking. One of the most common questions we receive from worried parents is “how can we get our child to stop sucking their thumb?” Thumb sucking can be a source of comfort and stress for children, especially children younger than 5 years old. Thumb, finger sucking or using a pacifier, teaches kids to self sooth, which is a developmental coping mechanism. Too long of this habit, can impact the development of jaws and the palette. More than...  [Read full blog post]



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