Archive for the Month: March 2012

Introducing new series on Accelerated Braces and Accelerated Orthodontics

March 27th, 2012

When asked what I enjoy most about practicing orthodontics, for me, the answer is always the same… it is the wonderful people I meet and my great passion for the specialty of orthodontics.

As orthodontics enters the 21st century, I am proud to have been able to contribute with fresh ideas that have been instrumental in changing orthodontics forever. I have enjoyed great moments in my career as the developer of modern Lingual Braces, the inventor of Time Release Arch Wires™, the forerunner of extended appointment time intervals and use of super-light forces in orthodontics to reduce or eliminate discomfort. I am also recognized as the pioneer of the precursors to the technique that we know today as Invisalign®.

I am proud to bring my latest development to you. Accelerated Braces™ is a modern twist on tried-and-true orthodontics. It is a three step process which gives you a fast and beautiful cosmetic dentistry result using your own natural teeth by realigning, reshaping and whitening. The result is not only more natural and realistic than porcelain veneers; it is also the superior alternative to porcelain veneers in every way. Accelerated Braces™ is the new common sense, cosmetic solution to your desire for a better, more healthy and youthful Smile Makeover!

Today my practice is as fresh and full of energy as ever. I look forward to meeting with you at your next appointment! Please enjoy this series on Accelerated Braces and Accelerated Orthodontics. I look forward to your questions and comments!

What do rubber bands do?

March 22nd, 2012

Rubber bands, or elastics, can be an integral aspect of orthodontic care, so if Dr. Newhart has prescribed elastics as a part of your treatment, it’s important to follow the directions fully. Elastics help to align your bite or cause teeth to move in different directions and straighten more quickly. We will instruct you how to hook one end to an upper bracket and the other end to a lower bracket so the rubber band goes vertically or diagonally from one bracket to another. The tension of the rubber band produces pressure on the bracket, which causes the teeth to move and straighten. This tension is also sufficient to correct an overbite or an under bite in the jaw.

If rubber bands are a part of your treatment plan, there are a few things to keep in mind. With rubber bands, you won’t be able to open your mouth fully, so they will have to be removed when you eat and reapplied after meal time. Many times, rubber bands are only needed at night, so you won’t need to worry about eating with them. Also, if you try to open your mouth too wide, your rubber bands might snap – so be careful!

Failure to wear your elastics full time or as instructed can lengthen your treatment time and may make it more difficult to achieve an optimal result. But don’t worry; your time in elastics will be well worth it when you see your beautiful, new smile.

Connect with Newhart Orthodontics on Facebook!

March 14th, 2012

We’ve rolled out our new Facebook Timeline page and would love for you to check it out! You’ll find all the useful information that was there before, but now in a fun, new layout. When you connect with us on Facebook, you’ll be able to check out photos of our office, find out about new events and contests, or you can even leave a note about how much you enjoyed your visit at our office. We love hearing your feedback to make our practice serve you and your family even better. To make life even easier, if you “Like” us on Facebook, you’ll automatically receive updates from our office right on your own news feed!

See you on Facebook!

Straight Talk About Crooked Teeth

March 9th, 2012

Did you know that straight teeth not only look nicer, but can keep your mouth (and body) healthier? All of us at Newhart Orthodontics are here to help you achieve that healthy and beautiful straight smile. Whether it’s with braces or the Invisalign treatment, we have the perfect option for you.

We encourage you to check out the video above to learn more about the negative effects of crooked teeth. If you have any questions, give us a call at the office or ask us on Facebook!