Enjoying the Holiday ExperienceAt Hess and VanLandschoot Orthodontics, we are midway into the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. When was the last time you stopped to simply experience and appreciate what your life has to offer and how much you take for granted on a regular basis?

Take a few moments to be grateful for the simple things in life like running water, electricity to light our way and charge our digital lives. Don’t forget to also appreciate everything that keeps us warm? When was the last time you stopped to appreciate a day when your body was functioning properly and your health was good? Take away any one of these things we take for granted and our comfort level will be affected immediately.

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Life as we know it at Hess and VanLandschoot Orthodontics, both professionally in the delivery of orthodontic care and personally in our lives, is changing at the blink of an eye. It is both an exciting and intimidating age we live in and it amazes our docors and our team every day. If we are here today, where will we be one, two, or even ten years down the road with all the advances in technology that affect all aspects of our lives?

Below is a video that highlights the changing world around us this year that we would like to share with you.

At Hess and VanLandschoot Orthodontics, we are up to the challenge and work hard to maintain our highest standards for quality #orthodontic treatment and delivery of service to our patients!

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Thanksgiving Hess and VanLandschoot Orthodontics Riverview FLThanksgiving is celebrated with feasts and football games and the start of the Christmas shopping season, Thanksgiving means roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and green bean casserole with Campbells’ mushroom soup. No matter how you celebrate this momentous day, at Hess and VanLandschoot Orthodontics, we want you to know we are thankful for all our wonderful patients we treat throughout the year . We wouldn’t be here without you! To commemorate this traditional holiday, we would like to share some fun Thanksgiving trivia we thought you would enjoy! Feel free to add some fun facts of your own in the comment area.

Thanksgiving Facts

  • Thanksgiving was not declared a National Holiday by Congress until 1941
  • The first Thanksgiving was celebrated by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe Native Americans in 1621 and lasted for 3 days.
  • At the original Thanksgiving, there was no milk, cheese, bread, butter, mashed potatoes, corn or pumpkin pie.
  • The presenting of the live turkey to the President has been a tradition since 1947. The President then pardons the turkey, allowing it to live out its remaining years on a farm.
  • Thanksgiving is also celebrated in Canada- on the second Monday in October.
  • Abraham Lincoln chose the last Thursday in November for Thanksgiving

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Considering #orthodontic treatment to create the beautiful smile you always dreamed of? It is a big decision and one that requires research if you are considering #Invisalign as an alternative to traditional #braces. Both will lead to your new smile, but the roads traveled are quite different.

Braces vs Invisalign

Everyone is familiar with #braces that are available in both metal and clear ceramic brackets so let’s just discuss Invisalign. One of the primary reasons people choose Invisalign is that they are self-conscious about wearing braces and the aligners are nearly undetectable when worn. Most people won’t even notice you are wearing them. And, contrary to belief or despite what you have heard, your speech sounds fine to others in a very short period of time once you get used to wearing the #Invisalign aligner.Read more on Braces or Invisalign… That is the Question…