Orthodontic Info

A healthy perfect smile is why many children and adults choose to undergo orthodontic treatment. Around friends and family, a less than attractive smile is not as noticeable. However, when meeting new people, making new friends, and in the workplace, your smile is more obvious to those who don’t know you.

When speaking one on one with others, a beautiful smile improves your appearance and increases confidence to better influence personal relationships. Undergoing orthodontic treatment is one of the best decisions you will make for yourself and family.

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Is it what can I eat? How do I brush?

No… When do I get my braces off?

When Do I get my braces off While most patients are always eager to start treatment, they are even more eager to get them off. Even though each patient is given an estimated treatment time wearing braces when they start, patients always hope we can wave our magic wands and complete the process sooner.

It makes sense that a patient may assume they are ahead of schedule when their teeth look straight in a mirror. Unfortunately, orthodontics isn’t just about straight teeth. The ultimate goal of good orthodontic treatment result is a beautiful smile as well as a healthy bite that lasts a lifetime.Read more on What is the most Common Question Asked During Orthodontic Treatment?…

White Marks on Teeth After BracesChalky, opaque-looking white spots on the teeth are not uncommon today. Maybe you have them or perhaps you’ve seen them on the teeth of friends or family. Many things can cause white spots on the teeth. They can be a factor of nutrition, genetics, an excess of fluoride intake at a young age, or poor oral hygiene.

When undergoing orthodontic treatment, white spots can develop if plague is allowed to remain “around the brackets and along the gum line” for an extended period of time without proper brushing and flossing. Good oral hygiene is critical during treatment. Since the bonding material that glues the bracket to each tooth creates and air tight seal, you seldom see white marks underneath the braces but around the braces and along the gum line after braces are removed. Read more on Common Causes of White Spots on Teeth After Wearing Braces…

We are proud to announce that Hess & VanLandschoot Orthodontics received first place in the Small Business category at the Bright House Networks Regional Business Awards! The ceremony, held at the Hilton Tampa Downtown on February 27th, celebrated the local businesses that make a daily impact on the Tampa Bay community.

We at Hess & VanLandschoot Orthodontics are honored to be recognized for the service and dedication we provide to our patients. In an interview after the awards ceremony, Dr. VanLandschoot said, “Technology has changed a lot, especially in the last ten years, and our practice prides itself on being very technologically advanced.”

Our team truly appreciates the opportunity to get to know patients and make a difference in their lives. Dr. Hess attributes a large amount of the practice’s success to the excellent staff: “The reason we’re successful is having such a great team that works with us, and we appreciate them all so much.”

Check out the behind-the-scenes interview with the doctors after the show:

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