Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A new smile can begin at any age

Braces aren't just for kids anymore, they're for adults too. Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structures are healthy. At Morristown Orthodontics we offer a variety of treatments that are designed for different age groups; including adults.

Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. Improving the health of your teeth and gums is equally important. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces, even headaches and sometimes jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain.

Are you suffering from any of these symptoms? Well don't worry, we've got some good news; we can help correct these issues. The new techniques and appliances used at Morristown Orthodontics can greatly reduce discomfort levels, decrease the frequency of visits, shorten treatment time and may allow you to choose from several options. Your options include Invisalign®, clear braces and metal braces. One of these options is sure to fit into your lifestyle.

Though we do specialize in working with children, we do have patients that are adults, and they agree that it's never too late to improve their greatest asset -their smile. Contact us now to get started with your first appointment.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

National Chocolate Mint Day

Did you know February 19th is National Chocolate Mint day? This was declared by the U.S. National Confectioners Association, and this holiday celebrates everything that is chocolate-mint flavored.

While we appreciate the unique taste combination of mint and chocolate, and we think there is something to be said for the dynamic taste combination of a refreshing mint green and rich chocolate brown, we do understand that this is not always a favorite to everyone.

That is why, in honor of Chocolate Mint day, we thought we would present some fresh ideas for new recipes for you to try, all in a chocolate minty palette! Perhaps after trying these new recipes you will become of this fan of this tasty holiday!

Check out 2 delicious recipes guaranteed to make you love National Chocolate Mint day!

Mint Chocolate Swirl Bark

Easy chocolate bark swirled with mint flavored white chocolate. Click here for the recipe!

Mint-Chip Ice Cream Brownie Squares 

A creamy mint-green swirl of soft serve and brownies combined for a mouth-watering dessert. Click here for the recipe.

Let us know which recipe you try, and share some of your favorites with us too!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

SmartClip Braces

Smart Clip braces are different than traditional braces in several ways. For one, they don't use ligatures to hold the archwire because they're self-ligating. Instead of elastic bands, Smart Clip braces use small metal clips to hold the archwire into the bracket. Concerned with not getting the colorful braces look you want? Don't worry you can still have colored elastic bands, if that's what you're looking for.

What is Smart Clip?

With these appliances, ligatures are no longer needed. Ligatures are the rubber bands and wire ties that we attach the wires to the brackets. When using rubber bands and wire ties, it is much harder for patients to keep their appliances clean. With Smart Clip, patients have the ability to keep their teeth and gums healthier. Also, tooth movement is more efficient and the patient requires fewer visits to the orthodontist's office.

How does this benefit me or my child?

With this technology, appointments are only needed every eight weeks, while treatment may last about 18 months. Traditional appliances require the use of rubber bands which are called ligatures to attach the archwire in place. When these ligatures are used, they stretch, discolor and trap food, requiring the orthodontist to change them more frequently. Smart Clip brackets have two metal clips to secure the archwire in place, thus eliminating the need for elastics, and reducing your need for appointments to roughly every eight weeks.

Are you ready to get started with your Smart Clip treatment? Contact us at Morristown Orthodontics to set your first appointment.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Don't Forget To Thank Your Mailman!

February 4th is recognized as National Thank A Mailman Day! Don’t forget to say thank you to your mail carrier when they stop by to deliver your mail. Unfortunately, we sometimes forget the process of mail and all the hard work it takes to get from point A to point B, so take time to thank your mail person because they deliver in various weather conditions 6 days a week.

Here are some fun facts provided by the USPS.

  • In 1775, the Second Continental Congress established the Constitutional Post–the first organized mail service in America.

  • As the nation’s first Postmaster General, Benjamin Franklin established many of the conventions we are accustomed to today.

  • Postage stamps were invented in 1847.

  • On April 3, 1860 the famous Pony Express officially took off.

  • In 1863, free city delivery started and in 1896, free rural delivery began.

  • In 1963, the Zip Code began.