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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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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Orthodontic emergencies Riverview FLOrthodontic emergencies can happen anywhere at any time. School is out for most parts of the country and soon most of you will be on summer vacation. Don’t let orthodontic emergencies stop you from having some fun in the sun this summer!

Orthodontic Emergencies

When you are away on vacation, it might be tough and expensive to find an out of town orthodontic specialist. Here are some tips from Hess and VanLandschoot Orthodontics that you might need if there are orthodontic emergencies while you are away from home.

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Sun Safety Riverview FLSun Safety is important as kids are spending more time outside this summer when families go to outdoor outings and head to vacation destinations. With the nice weather and sunshine that comes with summer, it’s nearly impossible to stay indoors.

Join Hess and VanLandschoot Orthodontics and the Environmental Work Group (EWG) in their efforts, along with dermatologists and sunscreen companies, to educate the public when it comes to the truth about sunscreens and sun safety.

Sun Safety – Skin Cancer is on the Rise

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