Orthodontic Info

Halloween 2014We have all heard about the damage that sugar and certain “sticky” candies can do to teeth. Well, our Team at Hess and VanLandschoot Orthodontics wants to remind all of our patients and future patients about the dangers one more time. We know #Halloween is supposed to be a fun time of year for kids of all ages… but it can turn into a “nightmare” of damaged teeth for kids and parents if the wrong types of treats are consumed.

Here at Hess and VanLandschoot Orthodontics we love #Halloween but we also have a responsibility to increase the awareness regarding the potential damage certain candies can cause if patients are not careful about which treats to eat. Read more on Some Halloween Treats are Tricky…

Orthodontic Health MOnth 2014 4Did you know that October really is National Orthodontic Health Month? Our Team at Hess and VanLandschoot  Orthodontics wants you to join us in celebrating the power of a smile during October. Whether you are 12, 16 or 60…a perfect smile is one of your best assets. People everywhere appreciate a friendly smile so make sure yours is maintained on a daily basis. Of course, if you need help in getting that perfect smile you always wanted, Hess and VanLandschoot Orthodontics is here to help you get it. We help patients of all ages gain self-esteem and confidence in how they present themselves to the world.

So help us spread the word in Apollo Beach, Lithia and Riverview FL that October is #National Orthodontic Health Month and its purpose is to reinforce the need for an #orthodontic evaluation. You are never too young or too old if your bite or smile needs correction. Read more on October is National Orthodontic Health Month…

Hess and VanLandschoot Orthodontics Riverview Lithia FL Back to schoolIt’s that time of year again! The temperature is cooling off, fall sports are underway, and all the kids are headed back to school. At Hess and VanLandschoot Orthodontics we want to offer a few helpful tips for going back to school with #braces!

Read more on Orthodontic Tips for Back to School in Riverview and Lithia FL…

Having “ugly” teeth may significantly contribute to the problem of bullying, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of #Orthodontics & #Dentofacial Orthopedics. According to the study, teeth were the No. 1-targeted physical feature to increase a child’s chance of being bullied, followed by the child’s strength and weight.

Do you think Tom Cruise was a victim of teasing and #bullying as a kid that created his tough guy attitude he projects today? He actually went through orthodontic treatment twice, in his teens to straighten his teeth and broaden his smile and again as an adult to correct a midline discrepancy that was still apparent in photographs. His smile is obviously something he is very aware of and very important to him.

Tom Cruise before and After Braces Read more on Orthodontic Problems linked to Bullying…