Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Invisalign at Wentz Orthodontics

Wentz Orthodontics was the first Elite Preferred Provider in West Texas, meaning that we are in the top 1% in the nation for providing Invisalign treatment.

Not only are Invisalign aligners virtually invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also more comfortable than traditional braces, with no metal or wires, which also usually means you spend less time in your doctor's office getting adjustments. Invisalign treatment also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.

How does it work?
You wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move — little by little, week by week — until they have straightened to their final positions. You'll visit us about once every six weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages nine to 15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.

For more information on Invisalign, you can visit the Wentz Orthodontics website and click the Invisalign tab.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Mother's Day Contest At Wentz Orthodontics

Our Mother's Day contest starts NOW! This is an online only contest that requires you to email Tamara your answers. Send your emails to Tamara@wentzmail.com with 3 reasons why your mom is so special to be entered to win $100 to The WoodHouse Day Spa! 

We will be drawing a winner on May 6th, that's 2 days before Mother's Day! Just in time for you to pick up and gift to your mother!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Make Your "Something New" An Invisalign Smile!

It's wedding season! There are several things that go into planning a wedding from the venue, to the dress, to the photos and bridal party. As some see weddings as an end to an era, weddings are really a celebration of new opportunities and new beginnings. A lot of people start new goals when they become engaged, starting a new workout regimen, changing hairstyles, or getting the brightest whitest and straightest smile they’ve always wanted. If you want to have your best smile on your big day, don’t panic about a metal smile or longevity of treatment because we have a program that can help you achieve just that.

Invisalign, approved by the FDA in 1998, has been a wonderful non-invasive alternative to classic braces for almost 20 years. Not only has it changed smiles, but Invisalign has changed the look of classic braces using state-of-the art technology; no cement or metal used.  Wentz Orthodontics utilizes the Invisalign system providing a series of BPA-free plastic trays that realign your teeth. Patients wear these trays for 20-22 hours a day, and two weeks at a time. They’re easy to remove making it easy for brushing, eating, drinking, and oral care. As the trays are clear, they appear to be invisible which makes it even better for those who may be self-conscious about getting braces in adulthood.

Patients can start to see results fast with Invisalign, usually within a couple of months after beginning a personalized treatment; and in most cases treatment is completed within 1 year. This is a great treatment for those of you who are ready to say “I Do."  Invisalign can produce results in weeks, and still give you a clear smile while taking engagement pictures and celebrating before you walk down the aisle.

If you are ready to get your best smile for your big day, give us a call and we can set up your first visit to get started.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Why You Should Wear Mouth Guards & Helmets

Since April is National Facial Protection Month, we at Wentz Orthodontics have decided to share some important statistics to keep in mind as spring sports season begins. It’s important for parents and coaches to remind athletes and recreational sports players to wear mouth guards to protect their teeth and jaw, and helmets to protect their faces and heads. These 2 simple pieces of equipment are far too often overlooked, as most are unaware that they are essential athletic gear that can help prevent serious, painful injuries that affect the face and mouth. 

Keep reading to learn a few statistics to remember this spring sports season.
3: Types of mouth guards: Custom-fitted mouth guards are made by your dentist for you personally. Stock mouth guards come pre-formed and may offer a bulky fit. Boil and bite mouth guards are softened in boiling water and then inserted and allowed to adapt to the shape of your mouth.

5: The number of top dental associations that encourage athletes and recreational sports players to wear mouth guards to keep their teeth and smiles intact.

7 to 11: The ages during which children are most vulnerable to sports-related mouth injuries.

60: The number of times that athletes are more likely to suffer harm to the teeth if they're not wearing a mouth guard.

All: How many sports during which you should wear a mouth guard. Collision and contact sports may be high-risk for the mouth, but you can still experience a dental injury from other sports such as gymnastics or skating.

We hope you have found these tips to be helpful. Be sure to use them to prevent injuries that can be costly to your health and your wallet.