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Invisalign in the Summertime

June 24th 2020
Invisalign TeenSummer is here! And who doesn’t look forward to summer? Summer is usually a time for taking time off work, going on vacation, or just enjoying the extra time with family and friends. But did you know that summer is also the perfect time to start Invisalign clear braces treatment?   One reason why summertime is the perfect time to start Invisalign is that you can get used to wearing your aligners before returning to work or school. Incorporating a new routine when you...  [Read full blog post]


We’re Sharing Smiles, Not Germs

May 15th 2020
Much has changed since we saw you last and we wanted to update you on our office and the steps we have taken to ensure we do everything possible to keep our patients and team healthy.    Here are some things to know when preparing for your next appointment: Send your child in or call us so that we can come out and meet them at the vehicle. We ask that parents wait in the car during their child’s appointment. The waiting room will be closed. The game room will...  [Read full blog post]


National Facial Protection Month

April 3rd 2020
Hinesly OrthodonticsThe team at Hinesly Orthodontics wants to remind our athletes to play it safe by wearing a mouth guard during recreational and organized sports.  A mouth guard is an essential piece of athletic gear that should be part of your standard sporting equipment. A properly fitted mouth guard may be especially important for people who wear braces. A blow to the face could damage the brackets or other fixed orthodontic appliances. A mouth guard also provides a barrier between...  [Read full blog post]


COVID-19 Update

March 31st 2020
Following Governor Whitmer's executive order on March 23rd, and for the health and safety of our team, our office will be closed through April 13th.We thank you for your patience and understanding through this time of uncertainty.We will continue to take emergency calls and texts at 734-330-3104.Thank you.


3 Foods that Help Your Smile Shine

March 11th 2020
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]


Is it True? 4 Orthodontic Myths

February 19th 2020
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]


Protecting Your Enamel

February 5th 2020
Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for those who come to us for their orthodontic health care. We are committed to achieving excellence in our orthodontic treatment and to creating an environment that is open, comfortable and friendly. When our patients leave the office, we want them to feel better about themselves. We dedicate our time, talents and energy to this purpose. Start the new year off with a consultation with a great smile. 🦷😀☀️ Schedule one directly online!...  [Read full blog post]


iTero Element at Hinesly Orthodontics

January 27th 2020
At Hinesly Orthodontics we utilize the latest technology to create the best orthodontic care for our patients. Our philosophy at Hinesly Orthodontics is combining art, science, and expertise to provide the highest level of orthodontic care possible. One of the pieces of technology at Hinesly Orthodontics is the iTero Element Scanner.The iTero Element Scanner is a state-of-the-art digital impression system that eliminates the need for messy putty in your mouth. With our iTero Element Scanner, we...  [Read full blog post]


3 Health Tips for the New Year

January 15th 2020
Happy New Year! The new year is the perfect opportunity to reflect and set new goals. One of the most important goals we can set for ourselves is to create or keep up with healthy habits. We are so proud to serve our Ann Arbor and Tecumseh communities. Here are 3 healthy tips to help you start a healthy oral hygiene routine.Floss! Floss! Floss! Flossing every day is even more important when you have braces. If you’re having trouble flossing, just use a floss threader with regular floss, or...  [Read full blog post]


Thank You for a Great 2019

December 27th 2019
2019 was a fantastic year at Hinesly Orthodontics! Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for those who come to us for their orthodontic health care. We are committed to achieving excellence in our orthodontic treatment and to creating an environment that is open, comfortable and friendly. When our patients leave the office, we want them to feel better about themselves. We dedicate our time, talents and energy to this purpose.We are so thankful for our fantastic communities of Ann Arbor and...  [Read full blog post]


Holiday Treats that are not Braces Friendly

December 12th 2019
The holidays are here and whether you are cozying up with hot chocolate or baking cookies, you may be wondering if there are any types of treats you should steer clear from, especially if you have braces. The answer is yes! Here are a few holiday treats that are not braces-friendly.  Candy CanesFudgePopcorn Peanut Brittle Anything with nuts or crunchy crustsCaramel - avoid this sticky treat that can easily get caught up in your bracesAvoid these sweet holiday treats that are...  [Read full blog post]


Avoid Candy Canes this Holiday Season

November 29th 2019
The holidays are just around the corner and Christmas is less than a month away! No holiday season in Ann Arbor is complete without all the holiday treats! One of those treats to stay away from is candy canes. Whether you love them or don’t, candy canes are everywhere during the holidays. However you feel about candy canes, if you have braces, you may want to avoid candy canes this holiday season. Candy canes are one of the worst foods for teeth. Candy canes are 100% sugar. Sugar can...  [Read full blog post]


4 Thanksgiving Foods to Avoid

November 13th 2019
Thanksgiving is a great time for family, reflecting on what we are thankful for and of course, celebrating around food. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for those who come to us for their orthodontic health care. Whether it is braces, Invisalign or preventive care, you should always take care of your smile.If you have braces, there are a few foods you may want to stay away from during Thanksgiving.1. Uncooked Vegetables - uncooked vegetables, in their raw form are too hard to bite and...  [Read full blog post]


Hinesly Orthodontics Celebrates 25 Years

October 24th 2019
We are celebrating 25 years at Hinesly Orthodontics! In 25 years, we have seen a lot of amazing smiles transformed in our communities of Ann Arbor and Tecumseh. We have hosted countless events, given tours to classrooms and have seen many smiles shine before, during and after orthodontic treatment.For 25 years, we have combined art, science and expertise to provide the highest level of orthodontic care possible. We value our communities' trust and confidence and will work to exceed...  [Read full blog post]


Band-it Contest Winners

October 14th 2019
Drum roll!! 🥁 Announcing Hinesly Orthodontics Band-it contest winners 🤩😃


Find Band-it and Celebrating 25 Years

September 26th 2019
We have released all of our clue's on our website! Participate in finding Band-It all around town We have some incredible prizes to giveaway real soon. All of our clues for our scavenger hunt have been released. We are releasing 25 clues for 25 days, asking our Ann Arbor and Tecumseh communities to find Band-it.You will receive 1 point for each correct location submitted to our office between September 2nd and September 26th.First place winner will receive 4 football tickets to the U of M vs....  [Read full blog post]


Celebrating 25 Years: Scavenger Hunt

September 2nd 2019
We are celebrating 25 years of Hinesly Orthodontics in a big fun way. We are releasing 25 clues for 25 days, asking our Ann Arbor and Tecumseh communities to find Band-it.Visit our website every day to receive a new clue. Once you figure out Band-it's location, submit your guess to our office between September 2nd and September 26th via email at julie@hineslyorthodontics.com.You will receive 1 point for each correct location submitted to our office between September 2nd and September 26th.First...  [Read full blog post]


Taking Care of Your Invisalign Aligners

August 21st 2019
Did you know over 6 million people across the U.S. have had orthodontic treatment using Invisalign? That includes many right here in our Ann Arbor and Tecumseh, including our surrounding communities.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...  [Read full blog post]


Thankful Thursday: Patient Appreciation

August 8th 2019
Thank you to all of the incredible members of our communities in Ann Arbor and Tecumseh. We are so thankful for everyone who takes the time to leave us a review.


Crossbite and Invisalign in Ann Arbor

July 23rd 2019
Invisalign is preferred by many teens and adults who wish to receive orthodontic treatment with as little interruption in their everyday 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. “Over 6 million people, including more than 1.4 million teens, have used...  [Read full blog post]


3 Common Questions in Orthodontics

July 17th 2019
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. Our goal is to make our patients as comfortable as possible during their appointment. A friendly reminder.Why do you need braces if teeth are straight but bite is off?Orthodontics isn't only for pretty teeth. A good healthy bite helps eliminate other health problems in later years....  [Read full blog post]


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]



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