Thursday, January 28, 2016

Pick Up The Pace

Have you been thinking about orthodontic treatment, but didn’t like the idea of being in braces forever? Well…we have good news for you. 
There is a way to speed up your treatment by 38-50%! 
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How, you ask? With AcceleDent

The AcceleDent System is a new technology designed to decrease the time you're in braces or Invisalign by increasing the rate of tooth movement. AcceleDent is an FDA-cleared, class II medical device clinically proven to move teeth faster. AcceleDent is the fast, safe and gentle way to speed orthodontic treatment. 

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The AcceleDent System is light, comfortable, hands-free and can be used 20 minutes per day while engaged in variety of daily reading, watching television, listening to music and doing school work.
By inserting the mouthpiece fitted around your existing orthodontics and wearing the activator for 20 minutes every day, AcceleDent can speed up tooth movement through the use of SoftPulse Technology. Faster tooth movement may decrease the duration of your orthodontic treatment and may help to make your orthodontics more comfortable.

Intrigued? We thought you might be. If you're interested in accelerated tooth movement without compromising aesthetics, contact Lenz Orthodontics for more information on the AcceleDent System.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Straight Teeth Great Teeth

Mark Lenz Orthodontics

Yes…a smile with straight teeth is attractive, I think we all get that. And a majority of patients who receive orthodontic treatment do so for a more confident and cosmetically pleasing  smile. But did you know that there are several benefits of having straight teeth that most people are unaware of?

Improved Gum Health 
  • Lower Risk of Gum Disease 
  • Lower Risk of Tooth Loss
Better Overall Health 
  • Less Tooth Decay 
  • Lower Risk of Heart Disease 
  • Lower Risk of High Blood Sugar
Lower Risk of Soft Tissue Injury 
  • Misaligned Teeth can Push Against Soft Tissues in the Mouth 
  • Cuts, Sores and Infections can Result from Crooked Teeth
Easier Eating 
  • Crooked Teeth Compromise Chewing

There are many factors that go into creating the perfect smile. From proper alignment of teeth to correct jaw position, as well as facial structure…each play a role in the appearance of your smile. If you are ready to take advantage of the benefits of straight teeth, give us a call and ask about our affordable orthodontic treatment plans for all ages.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Tell Us Fido…Who Are You Wearing?

Thursday, January 14th is National Dress Up Your Pet Day! 

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If your Dog or Cat has a style that is worthy of any Red Carpet Event, Thursday is the day to show it off. 

National Dress Up Your Pet Day was founded to celebrate pets and to support pet fashion in a fun way. And let’s face it…as much as we know our pets hate it, it’s a great opportunity for us to get some awesome pictures and a good laugh. 

Why not dress up your pet? We all dress to show our sense of style and personality. What makes you think Fido hasn’t always wanted to show off his preppy side with a nice cardigan and fedora? Dress Up Your Pet Day is the perfect day to wow your friends and make all of the other pets at the dog park super jealous.  So to break out the studded collars and fancy sweaters…if not now, when? 

  • Make sure the outfit fits properly. Restricting your pet’s movement or ability to breathe can cause serious injury or illness. 
  • Many pets like to chew. Avoid loose or dangling pieces on outfits, which can be choking hazards. 
  • Be sure your pets safe and comfortable in the clothes and costumes you choose. 

Need to do some shopping before the Holiday? Here are a few ideas…you never know, your pet could be the next Fay Ray

PC Dog Clothes
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PC Dog Clothes has been providing designer dog clothing since the fall of 2007.  All of their items are produced in the U.S.A. and each is specially designed to fit small dogs.


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This online pet boutique is owned and operated by loving pet parents who are all about helping you strengthen your relationship with your cat, dog, or both. Nip and Bones offers unique items for cats and dogs all in one place.

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Whether you choose to dress your pet in a Halloween costume, a diamond tiara and Miss America Sash or your neon T-shirt from the 90’s…snap a photo and use #DressUpYourPetDay to post on social media.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Quality vs. Quantity

“Now serving #322…Now serving #322…Last call for #322!” 

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While “Take a Number” is expected for some of life’s situations…the Meat Market, the Fabric Store, the DMV…it should not be expected or accepted when it comes to your health care and the health care of your children. 

One continuing challenge for all orthodontists is to maintain the balance between the quantity of patients in active treatment and the quality of the treatment results. And you can bet…the balance between quantity and quality differs greatly between private/family owned orthodontic practices and large corporate-owned orthodontic practices. 

While corporate-owned practices may offer patients cheaper pricing…there are disadvantages that patients may experience as well. 
  • Limited Selection of Treatment Options 
  • Limited Doctor/Patient Time During Appointments 
  • Longer Wait Times 
“To be quite honest, I can’t even remember the Orthodontist’s name. We only saw him during the initial exam...we saw his assistant for every other appointment.” Says one mom of her experience with a corporate-owned orthodontic practice. “And the wait time was ridiculous. We were never seen on time for our scheduled appointments.” 
At private/family owned orthodontic practices, like Lenz Orthodontics, you’ll never get treated like a number. Dr. Lenz's entire team believes each patient deserves personalized attention and the best orthodontic care available. We strive to make your visits enjoyable, so you'll feel like a family member from the very first visit. And because your time is valuable, we also ensure a minimum wait time. Dr. Lenz sees every patient at every visit and offers the latest technology and esthetic options, like clear braces and Invisalign for both teens and adults
At Lenz Orthodontics, the goal is to provide you with affordable, high-quality orthodontic treatment that fits your budget. That's why we offer competitive pricing with a variety of payment options, including a no-down-payment option, interest-free monthly payment plans, credit card payments and outside financing
So, if you are considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or a family member, do your research...because you should have to sacrifice anything when it comes to affordable, quality orthodontic care.