Wednesday, November 28, 2018

3 Benefits of Orthodontics



Your thinking about getting braces or invisalign? Congratulations! Did you know there are other benefits to orthodontics, other than a straight smile? No doubt, you will feel confident and smile every chance you get, after treatment. Here are three benefits to orthodontics.

1. Gum Disease: 
Out gums are the essential foundation to our teeth. Our gums are also connected to the overall health of our body. Having straight teeth, allows our teeth to be spaced out evenly and prevent tooth decay and cavities by making it easier to brush out teeth, floss and avoid plaque buildup.

2. Improved Speech:
Disproportionately teeth have an impact on our speech and the way we sound out words. Teeth that are not straightened make it harder for someone to pronounce particular sounds, which could cause an effect on our personal or professional life. And just like with the health and aesthetic aspect of having braces, having straightened teeth significantly improves the way you sound out words.

3. Improving Bad Bites:
A bad bite can cause problems with eating, chewing and even speech. All because your teeth do not fit properly together. This also make your jaw tired, which eventually leads to tooth loss. Thanks to orthodontic treatment, it will help to realign these upper and lower parts of your mouth to properly fix any bad bite's you may have.


To schedule an appointment with us or learn more about our services, contact us at (806) 79-BRACE. Learn more about what makes Wentz Orthodontics unique.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Wentz Smiles



Our Lubbock, Plainview and surrounding communities are extraordinary. We love that our job allows us to help our patient's smiles radiate confidently. We also like to share our patients smiles on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for everyone to view.

Wentz Orthodontics has been serving our communities and have been creating smiles in an atmosphere that is easy for parents and fun for kids for over 25 years. We want our patients to live life smiling! Here are a few of our patients this month and their smiles.

To schedule an appointment with us or learn more about our services, contact us at (806) 79-BRACE. Learn more about what makes Wentz Orthodontics unique.


Goodbye to braces and hello to a new smile! 

Before and after! Amazing smiles.



Kyler's smile is so awesome! 


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Halloween Candy Spectacular


Halloween is here!

Pumpkins, ghost, costumes and candy all make up this fantastic holiday. The endless amount of free sugar will sure make you extremely happy, however for your teeth, that is another story. These sugary treats can affect your teeth in different ways, especially when it comes to orthodontic treatment and the overall health of your teeth.

Halloween is about having fun, dressing up and eating candy. It’s important to stick to your routines and be sure to brush your teeth, floss and wear your retainer. Here is a rundown to all the types of Halloween candy and their impact on your teeth. Wentz Orthodontics is also having a Candy Buy Back. Stop by either of our Lubbock locations on Thursday 11/1 to sell us your candy! 3:30-5:30.

Sticky Gummy Candies: 
Sticky, gummy type candies are the worst type of candy for your teeth. It is harder to remove and stay longer on your teeth. This is especially bad for those who just received orthodontic treatment such as braces.

Hard Candies:
You want to watch out for hard candies on Halloween and beyond. These can break your teeth and can be damaging if you have braces. On top of that, hard candies can cause the sugar to wash all over your teeth. This is due to having the hard candy for longer periods in your mouth.

Sour Candy: 
It’s no secret how important the enamel on your tooth is. Acidic foods are harmful to your enamel and can cause it to erode, exposing your tooth to being more vulnerable to cavities. You can pass on sour candy because of the acidity.

Popcorn Balls:
These are often a big hit on Halloween night. You may find a couple of these in your child’s Halloween bucket. Have some floss on hand after enjoying these treats. Please be aware, if you have braces, these are probably not an ideal treat.


Friday, October 5, 2018

World Smile Day



"Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart."

Today is #WorldSmileDay and we love that our job is to create beautiful smiles and share them with everyone. Here are a few of our fantastic smiles this month, perfectly fitting for World Smile Day. 





Wednesday, September 26, 2018

#WentzOrthodontics Smiles



We love what we do at Wentz Orthodontics. We love that everyday, we get to see smiles transformed in our offices. We love that every smile is someone feeling more confident and radiantly smiling to the world. We approach everything we do with one goal in mind - to make a positive difference in people's lives and to honor God in the process. We have been blessed with a great team that shares our single-minded goal, and we couldn’t be more thankful! From the initial stages of your orthodontic treatment to the moment where you see your completed smile, we love that we get to be there every step of the way. Check out a few of our amazing patients and their smiles this month, and be sure to follow us on Instagram and share your orthodontic journey with us.




Thursday, September 13, 2018

Common Questions to Orthodontics


The overall dental health of each patient is our primary concern at Wentz Orthodontics. We approach your health care by working closely with each patient's family dentist as well as other specialists when treatment calls for interdisciplinary care. We will work together to remove the barriers that are preventing you from having the smile you deserve! With that said, you might have a few questions about orthodontics if you’re considering orthodontic treatment. Here are a few of our common questions we get asked.

What is an Orthodontist? 
An Orthodontist is much different from a dentist. While all orthodontist are dentist, not all dentist are orthodontist! An orthodontist is a dental specialist in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. Orthodontists must successfully complete an additional two to three-year residency program of advanced dental education in orthodontics.

What age should my child see an orthodontist? 
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that your child be evaluated by age seven. This allows orthodontist to detect and evaluate problems that exist, advise if treatment will be necessary, and determine the best time for the treatment. Early detection of any orthodontic problems is important in order to take early corrective action and avoid more difficult treatment later.

How long does orthodontic treatment last? 
Every patient varies on how long orthodontic treatment will last, it depends on the orthodontic treatment plan and patient. However, braces may be on between 6 to 30 months or, in rare instances, longer. This depends on the development of the dentition, the severity of the problem, patient cooperation, and the degree of tooth movement required.

Does it hurt? 
Thanks to technology and our expertise, orthodontic treatment has improved dramatically. As a rule, braces make your teeth tender and sore for a few days, but it is not painful. Today’s braces are more comfortable and use technology that reduces the discomfort



Monday, August 27, 2018

#WentzOrthodontics Smiles



We love what we do at Wentz Orthodontics. Here you’re treated like family and we want our patients to live life smiling!

For some people, life is compartmentalized into neat, little boxes; one for work, one for faith, one for family, and so on. For us work is a natural extension of our families’ lives, our faith in God and a pretty good measure of fun. We approach everything we do with one goal in mind - to make a positive difference in people's lives and to honor God in the process. We have been blessed with a great team that shares our single-minded goal, and we couldn’t be more thankful!

From the beginning of your orthodontic treatment to the moment where you see your completed smile, we love that we get to be there every step of the way. Check out a few of our amazing patients and their smiles.


Nothing better than finishing Orthodontic treatment!😀 #WentzOrthodontics

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A beautiful summer smile! #WentzOrthodontics #Lubbock #FridayFeeling

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