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.

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