Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Hinesly Orthodontics Holiday Hours

Hinesly Orthodontics would like to inform you of our special holiday hours.

Wednesday, December 23
 Closed at 1pm

December 24- January 3
Office is closed

Regular office hours will resume on Monday, January 4, 2016.

Dr. Hinesly and staff would like to wish you all a wonderful holiday and a happy New Year!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Hinesly Orthodontic Before & After Photos

Some patients are apprehensive about beginning the process of braces, but with our care they quickly grow eager and excited to see their smile transform. Not only can braces improve oral health, but they also provide a cosmetically attractive smile too.

Below you will find some before & after photos of Hinesly Orthodontics patients. We want to showcase just a few of the numerous smiles we’ve had the pleasure or treating.

Case 1

The photos represent a young adolescent female with crowding of both upper and lower arches. She exhibited an anterior right and left crossbite. She was treated with full upper and lower braces. We were able to align her teeth without performing any extractions. Her overall treatment time was 24 months.

Case 2

There are crossbites involving the anterior and posterior teeth. The patient was treated in two phases.A palatal expander was utilized in the initial phase to make the upper jaw wider. The second phase involved upper and lower braces. Two upper and two lower bicuspids were extracted to create space for the alignment of the front teeth. Her overall treatment time was 28 months.

Case 3

The photos are of a teenage male with severe upper and lower crowding and protrusion of the front teeth. He was treated with full braces and the extraction of two upper and two lower bicuspids. The spaces created by the extractions were used to align and retract the front teeth. The total treatment time was 22 months.

Hinesly Orthodontics has a knowledgeable team committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve.  We have a staff of highly trained and educated professionals ready to assist and answer all of your individual questions and concerns. If you have been considering orthodontic treatment, you should visit the office of Dr. Hinesly, respected providers of orthodontic care.

CALL US TODAY AT (734) 769-7600

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Black Friday Secrets To Successful Shopping

Everyone knows the biggest day for the best shopping deals is the day after Thanksgiving! Black Friday has become an unofficial holiday for smart shoppers looking to save on holiday gifts.  If you’re one of those smart shoppers, you’re in luck because we have a few secrets to help you in your hunt for the best deals this year.

Be Prepared
Many stores give early bird Black Friday ads to customers on their email list. Check out your favorite stores online and subscribe to their e-mail list so you can start finding the deals before the stores open!

Get Bonus Discounts
If you get a thrill from shopping at the crack of dawn, you will love the rewards that may come with it. Many stores do giveaways to those who are in line to shop on Black Friday. Last year, Sports Authority gave the first 80 customers to walk in gift cards worth up to $500.

Split Up
It’s fun to shop with family and friends, but with so many deals and so little time you can play it smart by dividing up the shopping. Compare your lists with your closest pals, and split up the stores and items!

Stay Within Your Budget
Make a list of what you need and a set budget on what you have to spend.   Make sure you stay strict to the list and don’t purchase items you don’t need.  Sometimes it’s the things that aren’t on the list that blow your budget.

Friday, November 20, 2015

One Thing You Should Not Do Yourself

You may have already seen the new trend that has taken the internet by storm, but unlike other Do-it-Yourself videos available online…we don’t want you trying this one at home. 

DIY Orthodontic Treatment is a dangerous new trend. And while it may be fun to do things on your own, when it comes to the health of your teeth and gums the Do-it-Yourself approach can leave you with very little to smile about. 

Photo provided by aaoinfo.org
Photo provided by aaoinfo.org
A series of online videos have appeared showing people how to create their own braces. But what these videos don't show you is that anyone using this quick fix method as an orthodontic solution is putting their teeth, gums and jaw bones at risk for serious damage. Because of the known risks, Dr. Hinelsy considers the unsupervised movement of teeth to be below the standard of care which can result in permanent tooth loss. 

Your teeth are connected to your gums and your blood supply. Trying to move your teeth without the supervision of an orthodontic specialist puts you at risk for infection, tearing of the gums and damaging the attachment between the tooth and gums so the tooth no longer gets the support it needs. Any time a dental procedure is taken on by an untrained, unsupervised individual there is a substantial risk for irreparable damage. 

For the health and safety of the public, The American Association of Orthodontists is urging anyone considering any type of teeth straightening procedure to see an orthodontic specialist

Dr. Hinelsy is a trained, qualified specialist who can diagnose and treat dental and facial irregularities to correctly align teeth and jaws. If you are seeking orthodontic treatment please contact our office and never consider Do-it-Yourself short cuts.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Warning: Foods To Avoid

Braces are used as a treatment to bring out your best smile. And with that comes a lot of changes to your mouth including your daily oral hygiene activities and eating habits. While you have braces you will want to avoid certain types of foods. Basically stay away from anything sticky, chewy, hard and crunchy.

Here’s a list of treats you will need to avoid during your braces treatment.

  • Gum
  • Hard Candy
  • Sticky Candy
  • Popcorn
  • Nuts
  • Ice
  • Taffy
  • Hard Chips
  • Carrots
  • Apples
  • Hard/Thick Bread
  • Large/Hard Pretzels
  • Corn on a cob

It is important to not consume these foods, because eating anything sticky, chewy, hard or crunchy can damage your braces which could make your treatment longer than expected. We want you to have the best experience during your treatment. So here’s a list of great foods you can enjoy while wearing braces.

Dairy - pudding, soft cheeses
Breads – sliced lunch bread, soft tortillas, pancakes, muffins w/o nuts, biscuits
Grains – noodles, pasta, soft-cooked rice
Meats/poultry - soft-cooked chicken, meatballs, lunch meats
Seafood - fish w/o bones, tuna, salmon, crab and crab cakes
Vegetables - mashed potatoes, peas, yams, steamed spinach, beans
Fruits - applesauce, bananas, fruit juice
Treats - ice cream w/o nuts, milkshakes, smoothies, Jell-O, cake
Other – eggs, hot dogs, hamburgers, chili, beans and much more

With Halloween right around the corner please be mindful of the foods to avoid list. Remember with braces, always be mindful of what you are eating, the wrong food can lead to a sooner than expected visit to our office.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Let's Celebrate Orthodontic Health Month

When you think October, you naturally think Halloween. 
But did you know that October is also a time for celebrating Orthodontics? 

Every year, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recognizes October as a time to raise awareness of the benefits of orthodontic treatment.

In a month full of sweet treats, it’s more important than ever to be mindful of your braces and/or your orthodontic appliances. As an alternative to the sugar filled Halloween treats we have a fun recipe provided by the AAO that you and your family will love.

Spooky Spider Web Bean Dip
(Makes 10-12 servings)

  • 2 cans black beans, drained
  • 1 large clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 big handful of cilantro leaves
  • ¼ cup full-fat sour cream
  • ½ a jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • And additional ¼ cup sour cream for making the spider web topping

1. Place ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and puree until smooth.
2. Scoop bean dip into a round bowl.
3. In a small Ziploc bag, place the additional sour cream. Making sure it is all
pushed toward one corner, and seal bag squeezing out as much air as
possible. Cut the corner off of the bottom of the bag and pipe the sour
cream in concentric circles on top of the bean dip. Start with a small circle
in the middle and make bigger circles around it until you reach the edge
of the bowl. Take a knife, start in the center, and drag it out toward the
edge of the bowl across the sour cream and repeat to make the web. Place
a plastic spider in the center for decoration.
4. Serve with sliced cucumbers and sliced peppers for dipping

If you have any questions about what foods are best during orthodontic treatment, feel free to ask during your next visit!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Hello Good Eating Habits, Bye Plaque!

Eating healthy is important for your entire body, including your teeth. You’ve heard over and over about the basics of maintain good oral hygiene: brush twice a day, floss daily, visit your dentist twice a year and stay on top of orthodontic appointments. However, in between all of that an important way to keep your mouth healthy you must get foods that help main oral health.

We always advise that patients do not eat hard foods, including nuts, ice, crisp taco shells, whole apples and carrots, corn on the cob because these foods can cause breakage of the brackets and wires. However, we also encourage minimizing the amount of sugar in your diet. We don't suggest cutting down on sugar because it harms your appliance, but because it harm your teeth.

When you eat foods that are not good for your teeth, like sugary foods, you are aiding the production of bacteria formally known as plaque. Plaque is a soft, sticky film that builds up on your teeth and contains millions of bacteria. The bacteria in plaque causes tooth decay and gum disease if they are not removed regularly through brushing and flossing.

Here's what you should include in your diet:
  • Eating fiber-rich fruits and vegetables:
  • Eating dairy products (ie; cheese, milk, yogurt)
  • Drinking black and green tea
  • Drinking water
  • Eating non-tough meats (such as soft-cooked chicken, turkey, meatballs, lunch meats)
  • Eating seafood (including tuna, salmon, cod and crab cakes)
  • Eating treats such as pudding, applesauce, bananas, smoothies, fruit juices, jello and ice cream
  • Eating grains including noodles, pasta and soft-cooked rice

Remember everything that goes into your mouth has an effect on your teeth, just make sure it is a positive effect. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Shorter Treatment, Long-lasting Smile

Did you know Research has shown that tooth movement is accelerated by up to 50%, potentially shortening conventional orthodontic treatment time by several appointments?

On average, traditional braces can take up to two years or more to straighten the teeth, a time that is filled with periodic orthodontic visits at Hinesly Orthodontics. What would you say if we could cut that time in half!? Well we can, with AcceleDent.

Shorter treatment times with AcceleDent

AcceleDent is changing the way orthodontic patients achieve a straighter smile. This revolutionary technology makes it possible to shorten treatment time by up to 50 percent, compared to traditional braces without AcceleDent.

AcceleDent is a daily-use device that includes a fitted mouthpiece and an activator. This activator delivers gentle, pain-free pulses that encourage your teeth to move more quickly in the direction of your orthodontic device. When used for 20 minutes each day as prescribed by our office, AcceleDent can cut a two-year treatment in half! Of course, any daily commitment requires convenience and portability. AcceleDent was designed for versatility, with a lightweight, compact design and a convenient storage case. The device easily charges via its USB port, which also doubles as a computer connection to track your history of use.

AcceleDent review according to AcceleDent.com
 "AcceleDent significantly shortened my braces treatment duration, reducing the brace alignment as well as refinement periods by half. I would recommend this to anyone!"

Is AcceleDent right for you?

You may be a candidate for AcceleDent if you are undergoing or preparing to undergo orthodontic treatment and are interested in a shorter treatment time. AcceleDent is available at Hinesly Orthodontics.  We are using AcceleDent for Invisalign patients as well.  Normally we instruct patients to change the aligners every two weeks.  With AcceleDent patients are changing their aligners every week, therefore further shortening their treatment time.  Please ask if you are a candidate for AcceleDent, you will enjoy the results.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Temporary Discomfort, Long-Lasting Results

When thinking about orthodontic treatment the first question people usually have is, "Will it hurt?”. There seems to be a common fear among everyone with regards to the pain orthodontic treatment might bring. Well Dr. Hinesly has some good news, orthodontic treatment is not as bad as you think it is.

Orthodontic treatment has improved dramatically over the years. But as a general rule, initially, braces do make your teeth tender and sore for the first few days after having them placed. But the soreness is not unbearable. The slight soreness you feel comes from the fact that your teeth are beginning to move and they are not used to the pressure the arch wire and brackets are causing. As time goes by, your teeth will get use to the braces and your soreness will go away.

It is important to know that today’s braces are more comfortable than ever. But if you still think braces might hurt more than we are letting on, here are a few tips that will help reduce any soreness you may feel:

  • Take an over the counter medicine like Advil. 
  • Rinse your mouth with warm salt water. 
  • Eat soft foods like yogurt and mash potatoes. 
  • Place heating pad or warm was rag on jaw. 
  • Avoid acidic drinks; those drinks with acid can irritate a sore mouth. 
  • Use over the counter oral anesthetic like Orajel. 
  • Apply wax to any bracket or wire bothering your cheek, tongue or lips.

If you have any questions about starting orthodontic treatment at our office, please contact us leave a question on our Facebook page!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

5 Firework Safety Tips For You and Your Family

Fourth of July is this Saturday, you can probably tell by the abundance of red, white and blue everywhere you go. This holiday is where we get see fireworks light up the night skies, with all the excitement surrounding this holiday it's important to keep you and your family safe.

Here are 5 safety tips: source: kidshealth.org

  • Kids should never play with fireworks. Things like firecrackers, rockets, and sparklers are just too dangerous. If you give kids sparklers, make sure they keep them outside and away from the face, clothing, and hair. Sparklers can reach 1,800°F (982°C) — hot enough to melt gold.
  • Don't hold fireworks in your hand or have any part of your body over them while lighting. Wear some sort of eye protection, and avoid carrying fireworks in your pocket — the friction could set them off.
  • Point fireworks away from homes, and keep away from brush and leaves and flammable substances. The National Fire Protection Association estimates that local fire departments respond to more 50,000 fires caused by fireworks each year.
  • Think about your pet. Animals have sensitive ears and can be extremely frightened or stressed on the Fourth of July. Keep pets indoors to reduce the risk that they'll run loose or get injured.
  • Never try to make your own fireworks.
We hope all of our patients have fun this weekend and remember to share these tips with the entire family. Share your fun times with us by posting your photos on our Facebook page and we'll be sure to share.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

What's Your Look?

Orthodontic technology has brought us many options with regards to braces. These days, there are many types of braces, from metal braces to ceramic braces and even clear braces. But what braces are right for you? What matches your needs and your style?

Here are you options:

Metal Braces
When it comes to braces, metal braces are the most commonly used. Metal braces involve brackets that are glued onto the front side of each individual tooth.  You may have heard the words “self-ligating" when people talk about metal braces. Self-ligating is an innovative technology that uses high-tech, light-force wires to achieve tooth movement with less pressure on your teeth for more comfortable treatment.

Ceramic Braces
Like metal braces, ceramic braces are glued onto the front of each tooth but are crystal-clear and blend with the natural color of your teeth so they are not as visible as metal braces. They are made of a strong, polycrystaline alumina that is more comfortable on your lips and cheeks.

Clear Aligners 
A series of alignment trays are created from molds and can be removed for brushing and flossing. Each aligner works to straighten your teeth in small incremental movements until the desired results are achieved. Clear Aligners are made of lightweight, clear plastic in the shape of your dental arches and are virtually invisible.

There are 2 basic types of braces, those that are attached to the teeth and those that are removable. The type of braces you will need will be dependent on your specific orthodontic problem. Because each individual’s case is different, we cannot use the same treatment or braces on every person. However, if you are considering orthodontic treatment and have a specific type of bracket in mind, don’t be afraid to voice your opinion.  You never know what braces will be right for you until you ask Dr. Hinesly himself. Schedule an appointment today and find out what look just for you! 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Welcome to Our Blog

We would like to welcome everyone to our new blog! We are excited to have an outlet to keep everyone informed on all of the new and exciting things happening at Hinesly Orthodontics!

Within this blog, you will be able to find office news, contests and events, education information and all of the fun things that happen along the way. So be sure to check back often.

If you haven’t already be sure to like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter and Follow us on Instagram. This Blog, along with all of our social media accounts, can all be accessed through our website.

We look forward to being able to provide you with fun and information post. Please feel free to leave comments here or on our Facebook Page,we would love to hear from you all!