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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Speech disorders Riverview FLDid you know that the alignment of your teeth can affect your speech? One of the first things people notice about you is your smile and how we communicate when talking. If you have issues speaking clearly, orthodontics can help!

Lisping, whistling or slurring, and mispronunciation of words with “s” and “t” are the most common offenders. Proper diagnosis and correction during a patient’s developmental years, by an orthodontist makes it much easier to correct the tooth and/or jaw problems associated with poor speech habits. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children be evaluated by age 7. Read more on Speech Disorders – Can An Orthodontist Help?…

 

Labor Day Riverview FLDo you know why we celebrate Labor Day? Labor Day is a federal holiday in the USA and has been since June 28, 1894 when congress passed an act making the first Monday in September a national holiday. The purpose of Labor Day is to honor laborers of all kinds and the “workingman” and now working woman and their achievements. Yes, this also includes orthodontists and orthodontic team members at Hess and VanLandschoot Orthodontics.Read more on Labor Day And Other Days Of Celebration…

orthodontics history riverview flOrthodontics history…for you history buffs, did you know that archaeologists found crooked teeth in human remains dating back 50,000 years as reported by Norman Wahl in the AJODO ?

Like days of old, the aesthetics of teeth thru time has always been the primary concern when it comes to our smiles. However, it was the occlusion (bite) that gave orthodontics its scientific foundation and why it has progressed into advanced technology available today with traditional metal braces, clear braces, and clear aligners called Invisalign.

Lets Follow the Orthodontic Timeline

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