Friday, June 23, 2017

Perfect Summer Recipe For Braces

By avoiding sticky sweets and sugary beverages, Lenz Orthodontics will provide you with snack choices that are fit for orthodontic patients and promote overall wellness and health! All summer long, check here for healthy new summer snack recipes!

Strawberry Mango Chia Popsicles

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 1/2 cup mango pieces (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 1/4 cup coconut water
  • 4 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp honey

Instructions
  1. Puree strawberries (fresh or frozen) with half of the coconut water in a blender or food processor. Taste the mixture and blend in honey to desired sweetness, if needed. Stir in 2 tsp of chia seeds. Set aside.
  2. Puree mango (fresh or frozen) with the other half of the coconut water in a blender or food processor. Taste the mixture and blend in honey to desired sweetness, if needed. Stir in the remaining 2 tsp of chia seeds.
  3. Alternately pour each fruit mixture (for a marbled look) into popsicle molds and freeze until set.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Enter Your Dad NOW!


We want to hear all about your dad's this JUNE! This Sunday marks Father's Day, so Lenz Orthodontics is giving you the chance to win some rewards points you can cash in for a gift card! Head to our website right now to enter your dad as Father of the Year! All you have to do is tell us a story about why you love him and why he makes you smile!

Click here to enter now! Good Luck! DEADLINE IS JUNE 30th!

Friday, June 9, 2017

One Visit Can Be Life Changing

We recognize that every patient has different needs, and we pride ourselves in the courteous service we deliver to each person who walks through our doors. Whether you're an adult, adolescent or child, our knowledgeable doctor and staff are committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve.

Did you know orthodontic treatment is not just for cosmetic purposes?

Having a good bite not only makes it easier to eat and speak but will enhance your dental and overall health as well. Straight teeth aren’t just pretty, they’re healthy too. Teeth that are properly aligned are easier to clean reducing the risk of gingivitis and periodontal disease.

With locations in Racine and Waterford, Wisconsin, our practices’ top priority is to provide you the highest quality orthodontic care. We utilize the latest technological advances in the industry, such as Damon System Braces and Invisalign, along with the latest in computer technology to ensure that you receive the most effective care possible.Give us a call at our convenient locations to schedule your FREE consultation today!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Tips For Invisalign Patients

Invisalign straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. It's virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know that you're straightening your teeth. To ensure the best possible results we decided to compile a list of a few tips for our patients currently using Invisalign.
  • Wear your aligners for a minimum of 2 weeks, before moving into the next aligner. 
  • Sharp or rough edges can be smoothed with an emery board. 
  • Change into your next aligner before going to bed so they settle in overnight. 
  • Keep your aligners in their case while eating to avoid losing them. Keep the out of reach of any household pets, especially dogs! 
  • If you need to, you can soak your Invisalign aligners in a mix of 50/50 white vinegar and cold water to brighten them. 
  • Wear your aligners for at least 20 hours a day. 
  • Always carry a toothbrush. 
  • Only drink water when you're wearing your aligners. 
  • Don't put your aligners in hot water. 
  • Don't use toothpaste to clean your aligners. 
If you have any further questions about Invisalign please don’t hesitate to call us at our convenient Racine or Waterford practice.



Friday, May 26, 2017

Spring Recipe | Fruit Sparklers

When it comes to Memorial weekend, we know many people take the time to gather with friends and family for a cookout. We've come to learn that people like SIMPLE, so we found a recipe that is just that...along with cute, easy, and fun to make!

Fruit Sparklers
Ingredients
  • 1 watermelon
  • 10 ounces fresh blueberries
  • Wooden skewers

Instructions
  1. Cut watermelon into 1 inch thick slices. Place a small star cookie cutter into the red flesh of the watermelon and lift the star fruit up. Repeat with remaining slices. 
  2. Thread a few blueberries onto your wooden skewers--about 6-8 on each. 
  3. Place the watermelon star on top and set on a serving tray. 
  4. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Do You Know How To Take A Selfie?

Taking a selfie is an art form in itself. A great selfie is more than just a quick camera click, it actually takes a level of skill to capture and edit the perfect one. After some practice and a few hundred captured pictures (we're only joking) these simple techniques we just know will make you a selfie master in no time at all.

· Capture Your Best Angle. Instead of taking the picture head-on, turn your head a little to the right or left, or maybe hold your camera a little higher. Try different angles to show off your best features.

· Show Off Something New. If you decide to take a selfie to show off something new, like…oh we don’t know, maybe your braces, make sure that you frame the photo in a way that highlights the new accessory that has you so excited.

· Have Expression. You can never go wrong with smiling! Play around with different smiles and expressions and have fun! No matter what, a smile is the best expression you can wear.

· Focus on Lighting. A great light source is an essential part of taking any photograph. Natural light is best, so start taking those selfies near a window or outdoors.

· Don't Use a Mirror. Just stretch your arm out, point the camera toward your face and click.You can use your face forward camera to make it easier!

#Selfies have been popular for a few years now, and now with our help, you can take the perfect one. Upload those selfies to all of your feeds…Instagram, Facebook, anywhere and everywhere. Are you a patient of Lenz Orthodontics? Then tag us in your selfies, we'd love to see your smiling faces!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Celebrate Mom This May!

Do you want to win some rewards hub points? Email grins@lenzortho.com and tell us what your mom means to you! Be sure to include a picture of you with your mom. This is an easy contest, and the winner will be selected at random. Celebrate mom this may and enter now!