Our latest contest is sure to have you laughing, scratching your head and asking yourself, Say What???

Check out the video and see if you can understand what Dr. Hess and Dr. VanLandschoot are saying. They are wearing cheek retractors, which are very helpful when an orthodontic professional is working inside your mouth.

But cheek retractors are NOT helpful for speaking clearly! If you can guess what the doctors are saying, you could win $250!

 

You can enter by email or submit your guess at one of our four convenient office locations in Riverview, Lithia, Apollo Beach, and Parrish FL.

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Orthodontics for all ages Riverview FLOrthodontics…not just for kids anymore. Years ago when people thought about orthodontic braces they pictured a pre-teen or a teen ager with a mouth full of metal. But times have certainly changed. Today, orthodontic treatment is not just for kids any more. People of any age group can now have the smile they have always wanted and deserved.

Adults all over the world are more conscious today about their appearance and their smile is one of the first features that other people notice. According to an Invisalign survey, 74 % of American women and men believe that an attractive smile is important for getting their dream job, while 84 % feel it is critical for their love lives. Read more on Orthodontics For Every Age…

 

Thanksgiving gratitude Riverview FLWhat does Thanksgiving mean in your home? Our team here at Hess and VanLandschoot Orthodontics realizes Thanksgiving can hold many meanings to many people. To us however Thanksgiving means being grateful and expressing gratitude for all the wonderful patients and families we have the opportunity and privilege to serve.

To most, Thanksgiving means a literal feast of turkey, mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. It also brings with it a sense of togetherness and family. Sometimes Thanksgiving is the only holiday where we can spend time with family members who live far away. And, to others, the holiday means football and naps.Read more on Celebrate Thanksgiving With Gratitude…

Invisalign for the Holidays Riverview FLNow is the time to start thinking of the perfect gift for your special teen or adult in your life. What better way to express your sentiments and thoughts than to give someone you love the beautiful smile they always wanted. An Invisalign Smile is the perfect Holiday gift!

For the majority of people, celebrations, parties, holiday treats, cookies and candy are all part of the holiday celebration. But for teens and adults in braces, it can be challenging to say the least. Invisalign gives a person the freedom to enjoy the holiday season and all of the things that come with it. It is also a time for laughter and lots of family photos. Is there someone in your family or special loved one who never smiles for the camera because they are embarrassed about their teeth and their smile? Invisalign is the perfect solution and the ideal way to show them you care. Read more on Invisalign For The Holidays…

Halloween Riverview FLHalloween was also known as All Hallows’ Eve in some circles. It goes as far back as about 2,000 years to a pre-Christian Celtic festival held around Nov. 1 called Samhain (pronounced “sah-win”), which means “summer’s end” in the Gaelic language.

Halloween costumes and the tradition of “dressing up” may go back to a time when people would disguise themselves and go door-to-door, asking for food. Early costumes were usually disguises, often woven out of straw and there were times when people wore costumes to perform in plays or skits to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve.

Trick-or-treating didn’t start in the United States until World War II. However, Halloween was as much a time for festivities and games as it was for playing tricks or asking for treats. Apples are associated with Halloween, both as a treat and in the game of bobbing for apples, a game that since the colonial era in America was used for fortune-telling.

Halloween is a fun time of year for kids of all ages… but for orthodontic patients it can be a “nightmare” waiting to happen if braces are being damaged from eating the wrong treats. Watch this video put out a few years ago by the American Association of Orthodontists with additional “Halloween Brace Tips” for consumers that still very much apply today!Read more on Halloween – Some Tips For Orthodontic Patients…