Monday, February 27, 2017

Learn About Two-Phase Treatment

Are you aware of two-phased orthodontics? If not, don’t worry you’re not alone. Two-phase orthodontic treatment is a specialized process that involves facial and jaw changes along with straightening teeth. This process allows Lenz Orthodontics to create a healthy functional smile with results that remain stable after treatment. One benefit of two-phase orthodontics in certain cases, it can prevent adult tooth extractions or major jaw surgery.

How does it work?

Two-phase orthodontics starts with interceptive orthodontic care. This is a process where Dr. Lenz intercepts an oral problem before it continues to get out of control. Typically, treatment starts with younger children in order to manipulate teeth and growth before it’s too late. The best age for this is between 7 and 10 year old. With interceptive orthodontics, treatment is about 4 to 12 months with monitoring of the child after that to discuss is possible second phase treatment.

Once a majority of the adult teeth have erupted, second phase can begin. The average treatment time of second phase is about 12 months of braces on the teeth. Retainers are worn after treatment to hold the correct position of the teeth.

If you are interested in learning more about Two-Phase Orthodontics, contact Lenz Orthodontics to discuss it more. We love answering questions and providing a solid foundation of information to those who are interested in treatment for their children or themselves.

Friday, February 24, 2017

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

DIY Peach Ice Cream Recipe

Are you ready for the easiest Peach Ice Cream recipe you’ll ever find? Not only is it easy, but it’s quick! You can also control the sweetener and kind of milk used, so it’s adaptable to many different diets. Best of all, it's braces friendly & taste buds approved!

The easiest Peach Ice Cream recipe you'll find! No ice cream maker, no cooking, no eggs. Just blend and serve.

  • 3 cups Peach Slices, frozen
  • 1½ cups Milk
  • 2 Tbs Honey
  1. Place all ingredients into blender.
  2. Blend on the "puree" setting until mixture reaches soft serve ice cream consistency.
  3. Taste ice cream and adjust sweetener as needed.
  4. Serve immediately or place in a 9x13 baking pan and freeze for later.
  5. If ice cream is too hard after freezing, place pan in warm water to loosen, break up the frozen mixture and run through the blender again to soften.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ of recipe Calories: 135 Fat: 3g Carbohydrates: 26g Sugar: 23g Sodium: 37mg Protein: 4g

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Find Out The Benefits Of Braces

It’s no secret that a majority of those interested in orthodontic treatment are striving for a straighter smile that will make them more confident. Of course, the doctors and staff at Lenz Orthodontics deliver straight beautiful smiles to all of our patients, but we want to inform those who are looking into getting orthodontic treatment that there are greater benefits to wearing braces. Are you aware of the health benefits of braces?

Braces can do more than just give you an attractive smile. Check out the following oral health problems that can be assisted when being treated by an orthodontist.
  • Tooth Decay and Gum Disease
  • Digestion
  • Difficulties with Speech
  • Bone Erosion
Dr. Lenz and the Lenz Orthodontics staff are happy to explain more to you if you have further questions about the benefits of braces. Visit us for braces in Racine or Waterford, WI.