Friday, February 27, 2015

It's Bowling Time!

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In celebration of our Annual Bowling Party this Sunday, we thought it might be fun to provide you with a few bowling tips and tricks. 

Following these few guidelines will insure your spot on the Pro Bowlers Tour...or, at the very least, make you the next "Roy Buckley" of the Racine/Waterford area.

Bowling 101

Step 1: Make sure you have a good bowling ball...a ball that's not too heavy or too light.

Step 2: Get a good stance. Your stance is very puts you in your comfort zone. So find a stance that feels good and is natural for you. 

Step 3: Find a mark on the lane. There are seven arrows on the lane. It's best not to aim for the middle arrow as this could get you a split. If you're right handed then aim for the arrow to the right. If you are left handed aim for the arrow to the left. 

Step 4: Release the ball. Be sure to release the ball in front of you and not behind you. And look at the arrows upon release...not at the pins. When you release the ball make sure your arm goes up for a better follow through.

Step 5: Follow through. During the second ball, you will want to aim at a spare, and remember...speed makes spares. Faster speed gives the ball less time to react and turn, equaling more accuracy. Practice a straight, consistent spare shot...cause you know what they say...anybody can strike, but not everybody spares. 

Five easy steps to bowling success…who knew?
Don't get us wrong, bowling does take practice. But according to wikihow...if you can master these steps you’ll never again say to yourself…”Man, I wish I could bowl like that guy."


Friday, February 20, 2015

The Choice Is Clear

You may have heard this slogan many times in the past…but what does it mean in terms of orthodontic care? 

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Typically when we think orthodontics, we think traditional metal braces. And while technology has made many advances in traditional braces…there more options for achieving the smile you have always dreamed of.

The Invisalign System 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. 

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Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using custom-made aligners created for you and only you. These aligners are smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible. And wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements Dr. Lenz has planned out for you. 

There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. 

More adults are seeking orthodontic treatment, and it's not hard to figure out why. Appliances that are barely noticeable have been developed to give adults more discreet choices when it comes to orthodontic treatment. With the Invisalign System, you’ll achieve a great smile with little disruption in your daily life. 

Did you know…
Only an orthodontist who has been trained and certified by Align Technology can diagnose and treat using Invisalign. Invisalign is not intended for children and is not appropriate for every adult. Only an orthodontist can determine if this treatment is an effective option for you. To see if Invisalign can help you achieve the smile you've always wanted, contact us to make an appointment today.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

2 Minutes 2 Times a Day

Seeking orthodontic treatment is a great way to make sure your oral health is in good shape. However, there are other factors that affect the status of healthy teeth. Brushing, flossing and eating habits are just as important. 

When treating your teeth Dr. Lenz and his staff want to be sure they are working with healthy teeth...and developing healthy habits starts at a young age. 

Did you know that the baby teeth that appear in the first 3 years of a child's life have been there since birth, in the baby’s jawbones? Those baby teeth are key for chewing, speaking and appearance. They also hold space in the jaws for upcoming adult teeth. Even though they fall out, baby teeth are important and you need to take good care of them.
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In an effort to help Keep Kids' Mouth's Healthy, The Ad Council has started the 2min2x Children's Oral Health Campaign. For healthier teeth, good breath and fewer cavities kids need to remember to brush their teeth for 2 minutes, twice a day. Adopting these healthy brushing habits can help save children from a lifetime of tooth pain.

Helpful Brushing Tips
  • Brush with a fluoride toothpaste. 
  • Place the toothbrush at an angle against the gums. 
  • Make sure to move the toothbrush back and forth, gently, in short strokes. 
  • Brush the tongue to remove germs and freshen breath. 
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At Lenz Orthodontics we care about the overall oral health of all of our patients. If you have any questions about your oral health, please contact our office today.