It has been almost exactly four months since my Insignia brackets and wires were placed, and I’m overwhelmed by the amount of change in such a short period of time! The overall process has gone quite smoothly, with no complications.

From time to time, after adjustments, I have experienced minor discomfort due to the wire changes. One particular tooth has been sore occasionally, but it normally subsides within a day or two with the help of ibuprofen.

The best part is the movement and changes that have occurred in just four short months. It is so motivating to watch my teeth move to their perfect positions and that has made this process totally worthwhile! Check out my progress picture below!

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Models make braces in fashion Riverview FLWhen one thinks of style trends braces are typically NOT the first things that come to mind. Leave it to some of the world’s most well-known models to make, an otherwise undesirable beauty treatment, a popular fashion trend since last Spring.

No reason to run to the latest “smile fixers” such as veneers when a classic technique is now chic after models such as Kitty Hayes and Charlie James and many other celebrities put some metal in their mouth. Sporting metal braces, they let the whole world see as they are featured on the cover of Women’s Wear Daily and the New York Fashion Week’s catwalks, proving that braces aren’t ugly and are, in fact, quite stylish when put into a new light.Read more on The New Fashion Statement…Color Metal Braces…

ABCs of orthodontics Riverview FLHere at Hess and VanLandschoot Orthodontics in Riverview, Lithia and Apollo Beach FL, we know that orthodontics may seem a bit daunting to understand for many but with the 2015-16 school season closing in, now is the best time to learn what some call the “ABC’s of Orthodontics.” Simply put, “A” is for age, “B” is for braces types, and “C” is cost and/or choice . Using this approach makes dealing with orthodontics a whole lot easier. Read more on Did You Know? Your ABC’s of Orthodontics…

Riverview FL Animal teethWe dug up some interesting information about different types if species and their teeth we thought everyone might enjoy reading on our blog at Hess and VanLandschoot Orthodontics. Thanks for visiting our blog and enjoy the post. Feel free to share it with your friends in Riverview, Lithia and Apollo Beach FL.
Elephants: Did you know their tusks are overgrown incisors used for scooping and digging up food? These giant mammals also grind down their molars. Their molars can weigh up to 10 lbs and measure one foot wide. If they lose their tusks, they can then grow replacements up to six times during their lives. Read more on Here Are Some Fun Facts About Animal Teeth…