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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]


Summer BBQ and Braces - Hinesly Orthodontics

May 16th 2018
Summer just around the corner! Here at Hinesly Orthodontics, one of our favorite things about summer is a good BBQ with family and friends! Summer is of course, the defining moment for kids. Everyone is out of school and ready to relax. With relaxation and an abnormal routine, it is easy for kids (or anyone really) with braces to forget two important food categories they’re supposed to avoid: hard foods and sticky foods! Here are some great and not so great classic summer foods that are...  [Read full blog post]


Get Movin'

April 17th 2018
Photo provided by acceledent.comDid you know that there is a faster way to get the smile you have always wanted? It's true...you can actually speed up your treatment time by 38 to 50%! You're not going to believe it when we tell you, but there is new technology designed to decrease the time you are in braces or Invisalign by increasing the rate of your tooth movement...and all you have to do is wear a mouthpiece for 20 minutes a day! This new technology is called AcceleDent and...  [Read full blog post]


You Can't See My Braces

April 3rd 2018
Photo provided by invisalign.comIf you're like most adults, you probably had braces when you were in High School. But as you have aged, your teeth have started to shift and your smile may not be as perfect as it once was. Maybe you look at yourself in the mirror and think...not the best smile, but I don't want to go through braces again. Well guess what? You can get that perfect smile back in just a few months and no one will know your wearing braces. It's true...if you're an adult and...  [Read full blog post]


More Than Just a Beautiful Smile

March 23rd 2018
Dr. Hinesly and all the Hinesly Orthodontics team want to remind you that orthodontic health is much more than straight teeth. When Dr. Hinesly creates beautiful smiles for our patients, he places all the elements of the face into their perfect alignment for a healthy as well as beautiful smile. Orthodontic treatment at Hinesly Orthodontics also provides many additional health benefits. Here are just a few you might not realize:Prevent TMJ:TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Disorders occur...  [Read full blog post]


I Just Got Braces....Now What?

March 8th 2018
Hinesly OrthodonticsAt Hinesly Orthodontics we believe you have taken the first step toward a healthier and more beautiful smile but you are probably wondering what comes next. The first week is the biggest period of adjustment, and there is a lot to learn in this short time. What to eat?  How to brush?  No worries, in a very short time your braces will feel completely natural. On the first day, your braces will probably feel sort of like a mouthful and...  [Read full blog post]


The Rules of Retainers

February 21st 2018
Hinesly OrthodnoticsRetainers 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....  [Read full blog post]


Eating With Braces

February 5th 2018
Hinesly Orthodontics Now that you have your braces, what foods can you still enjoy? While some foods are off limits, don't worry, you'll be eating popcorn and snacking on potato chips again in no time! However, before you can start enjoying some of the treats you love, you will need to take special care to avoid any foods that could damage your new appliances.Foods to AVOID with braces:Chewy foods — bagels, licoriceCrunchy foods — popcorn, chips, iceSticky foods — caramel candies, chewing...  [Read full blog post]


Crowd Pleasing Braces Friendly Game Day Recipes

January 30th 2018
If you're still searching for a few more snacks to add to your Super Bowl menu, we've got two that will be sure to score with your friends & family.Hot Ham & Cheese Party Rolls 1 can refrigerated pizza crust1 lb. deli ham (thinly sliced, but not shaved)12 slices Swiss cheeseGlaze:1/2 cup butter2 tablespoons brown sugar1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce1 tablespoon Dijon mustard1 tablespoon poppy seedsDirections:Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick...  [Read full blog post]


What Type of Floss is Best?

January 9th 2018
Photo provided by oralb.comIf you’ve visited the dental care aisle recently, the sheer number of options available can be overwhelming. We often have patients ask us which floss is the “best” type of floss. In essence, all of the options on the market today do the same thing, and at the end of the day it comes down to personal preference. We’ve listed a few of the options below.  Flossers: Flossers are small plastic instruments with a single floss strip and a pick on the opposite...  [Read full blog post]


My Braces are Giving Me Bad Breath

December 21st 2017
Photo provided by thehealthsite.comAfter getting braces, new patients may develop bad breath from not cleaning their teeth properly. Simply doing a quick job brushing your teeth is not enough to keep your teeth in great shape, especially when you wear braces. Bacteria feeds on food particles leftover after you eat, and this sneaky bacterium creates an unpleasant odor. We certainly understand bad breath can be uncomfortable to talk about, but it happens to most of us. The important thing to do...  [Read full blog post]


The Benefits of Braces

December 7th 2017
Photo provided by 3m.comOur dedication to providing extraordinary personal service with compassion and consideration to the unique needs of each of our patients is our top priority. We feel open communication is extremely important in creating a positive environment for our patients and ensuring a successful treatment outcome. Here at Hinesly Orthodontics, we consider dental health to be an integral part of overall good health. We believe that good dental health can instill a sense of...  [Read full blog post]


Thanksgiving Countdown!

November 16th 2017
It seems like the month of November has really flown by! Thanksgiving is just a week away and we’re all looking forward to time with family and friends – not to mention all of the delicious food! While some holidays spotlight foods that might traditionally be a challenge to manage when you have braces, Thanksgiving is typically filled with foods that are braces approved!If you’re looking to add a new side dish or two to your Thanksgiving table this year, we’ve found two contenders that...  [Read full blog post]


Out With The Old & In With The New

November 9th 2017
With cold and flu season starting, germs seem to be lurking everywhere! While it’s difficult to avoid catching the office cold or flu bug, you can help keep your number one oral hygiene accessory in great shape by replacing your toothbrush regularly. Toothbrushes help keep your teeth and mouth clean, but how long should you a keep a toothbrush? It is recommended that you switch out that old toothbrush for a fresh new one every 3 to 4 months, and directly after any cold or flu....  [Read full blog post]


Four Flavorful Fall Smoothies

October 19th 2017
With Fall in full swing and with it the hectic holidays just a step further down the road, we thought we’d put together a list of a few fall-themed smoothies that can serve as a great (and easy!) breakfast or after school snack.Pumpkin Banana SmoothieIf you’re a pumpkin fan, this smoothie is for you! While pumpkin is a trendy item, especially this time of year, what you might not know is pumpkin has both fiber and protein which makes for a healthy and filling smoothie.2 tablespoons canned...  [Read full blog post]



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