Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Clearly Different

Hinesly Orthodontics

Contrary to popular belief, traditional metal braces are only one of multiple choices when it comes to orthodontic treatment. At Hinesly Orthodontics, we want you to know there are other options out there…and clearly, we are excited about it! 


Traditional metal braces include metal brackets attached to the teeth and connected by metal wires, which is the most common treatment option to date. However, as orthodontics has progressed we now have less visible options. 


Deciding to undergo orthodontic treatment to improve your smile not only affects your appearance, but it affects your lifestyle as well. Largely for adults, the stigma of traditional metal braces has deterred many from seeking treatment. And that is why we want you to know about Clarity Ceramic Brackets


Clarity Advanced Ceramic Brackets from 3M Unitek, are a revolutionary leap forward in orthodontic ceramic brackets. They are designed to blend with one’s natural tooth color, and will resist staining and discoloration over the course of your treatment. Through the combination of progressive technology and state-of-the-art design, Clarity Advanced Ceramic Brackets deliver brilliant aesthetics, small design, and enhanced patient comfort. The remarkably small brackets showcase an attractive look that can turn the most self-conscious, tight-lipped patient into someone beaming with pride.


With strength to match their beauty and the ability to work flexibly in many treatment scenarios, Clarity doesn’t sacrifice on performance. You will feel confident smiling in your braces with Clarity’s smaller color matched brackets.


Esthetics are the number one reason for choosing to go clear, and Clarity Advanced Ceramic Brackets are designed to be discreet and comfortable.


Interested in learning more about Clarity Advanced Ceramic Brackets from 3M Unitek? Give one of our conveniently located offices in Ann Arbor or Tecumseh a call. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Invisalign in the Summertime

Invisalign Teen

Summer is here! And who doesn’t look forward to summer? Summer is usually a time for taking time off work, going on vacation, or just enjoying the extra time with family and friends. But did you know that summer is also the perfect time to start Invisalign clear braces treatment?  

One reason why summertime is the perfect time to start Invisalign is that you can get used to wearing your aligners before returning to work or school. Incorporating a new routine when you have downtime makes it easier to do when you aren’t so busy. Therefore, starting your Invisalign treatment during the summer, when you have downtime from school and/or work, will make your transition when you back that much easier.

Another great reason is…you don’t have to worry about missing out on any of your favorite summer foods. Delicious foods like corn on the cob, hard tortilla chips and sticky candies are off limits to people wearing braces because foods like that can break brackets and wires. With Invisalign clear braces, the aligners are removable so you’re eating habits won’t be affected. That means you can say yes to all of your favorite summer treats!

Also…Invisalign makes going on vacation much easier. Traditional metal braces require a visit to Dr. Hinesly’s orthodontic office every 6 – 8 weeks…more often if you happen to experience a broken bracket or wire. When you travel with Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about orthodontic appointments (or broken brackets) because Invisalign only requires an orthodontic visit every 10- 12 weeks.

But the main reason why summertime is the perfect time to start Invisalign clear braces treatment is…depending on your treatment plan, your smile may be perfect by next summer! Invisalign works fast with full treatment time averaging 6 to 15 months!   

If you’re considering orthodontic treatment for you or your teen, please call our Ann Arbor or Tecumseh office to learn how you can benefit from Invisalign! Request a consultation today…initial exams at Hinesly Orthodontics are always free!

Friday, May 15, 2020

We’re Sharing Smiles, Not Germs

Much has changed since we saw you last and we wanted to update you on our office and the steps we have taken to ensure we do everything possible to keep our patients and team healthy. 

Here are some things to know when preparing for your next appointment:
  1. Send your child in or call us so that we can come out and meet them at the vehicle. 
  2. We ask that parents wait in the car during their child’s appointment. 
  3. The waiting room will be closed. 
  4. The game room will be closed. 
  5. We will check your temperature before entering the office. 
  6. We will ask each patient to sanitize each their hands. 
  7. Our team will be wearing protective gear to keep everyone safe. 
  8. We take extra care in sanitizing out tools. 
  9. Please brush your teeth before your appointment as the brushing station will be closed. 
  10. Each chair is six feet apart to social distance. 
  11. Parent’s can facetime their children during their appointment if necessary. 
  12. We will provide a report on the next appointment and make your next appointment for you, which you can call to reschedule if needed. 
  13. We will walk your child back to the car after their appointment is finished.
We are incredibly grateful for the amazing patients and families that we get the privilege of working with everyday. You all have been so patient, understanding, and kind as we process and navigate through our current situation. If you have any questions or concerns regarding ournew safety precautions, please don't hesitate to contact our office.

We are in this together. We can't wait to see your smiles again soon!