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Lenz Orthodontics Blog

Here you'll find the latest in orthodontic information.


Perfect Summer Recipe For Braces

June 23rd 2017
By avoiding sticky sweets and sugary beverages, Lenz Orthodontics will provide you with snack choices that are fit for orthodontic patients and promote overall wellness and health! All summer long, check here for healthy new summer snack recipes!Strawberry Mango Chia PopsiclesIngredients1 1/2 cups strawberries (fresh or frozen)1 1/2 cup mango pieces (fresh or frozen)1 1/4 cup coconut water4 tsp chia seeds1 tsp honeyInstructionsPuree strawberries (fresh or frozen) with half of the coconut water...  [Read full blog post]


Enter Your Dad NOW!

June 16th 2017
We want to hear all about your dad's this JUNE! This Sunday marks Father's Day, so Lenz Orthodontics is giving you the chance to win some rewards points you can cash in for a gift card! Head to our website right now to enter your dad as Father of the Year! All you have to do is tell us a story about why you love him and why he makes you smile!Click here to enter now! Good Luck! DEADLINE IS JUNE 30th!


One Visit Can Be Life Changing

June 9th 2017
We recognize that every patient has different needs, and we pride ourselves in the courteous service we deliver to each person who walks through our doors. Whether you're an adult, adolescent or child, our knowledgeable doctor and staff are committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve. Did you know orthodontic treatment is not just for cosmetic purposes?Having a good bite not only makes it easier to eat and speak but will enhance your dental and overall health as well. Straight teeth...  [Read full blog post]


It's Never Too Early

June 2nd 2017
Photo Provided by heart.orgAs a father himself, Dr. Lenz understands children can be intimidated by dental environments and believes it's important to make them feel comfortable and safe. And that is why so many children end up loving their visits to Lenz Orthodontics! To help your child achieve a healthy, beautiful, straight smile for life, it is advised that they visit our practice at around the age of seven for an orthodontic assessment. By this age, many problems can be identified and...  [Read full blog post]


Tips For Invisalign Patients

May 31st 2017
Invisalign straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. It's virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know that you're straightening your teeth. To ensure the best possible results we decided to compile a list of a few tips for our patients currently using Invisalign.Wear your aligners for a minimum of 2 weeks, before moving into the next aligner. Sharp or rough edges can be smoothed with an...  [Read full blog post]


Spring Recipe | Fruit Sparklers

May 26th 2017
When it comes to Memorial weekend, we know many people take the time to gather with friends and family for a cookout. We've come to learn that people like SIMPLE, so we found a recipe that is just that...along with cute, easy, and fun to make!Fruit SparklersIngredients1 watermelon10 ounces fresh blueberriesWooden skewersInstructionsCut watermelon into 1 inch thick slices. Place a small star cookie cutter into the red flesh of the watermelon and lift the star fruit up. Repeat with remaining...  [Read full blog post]


Do You Know How To Take A Selfie?

May 17th 2017
Taking a selfie is an art form in itself. A great selfie is more than just a quick camera click, it actually takes a level of skill to capture and edit the perfect one. After some practice and a few hundred captured pictures (we're only joking) these simple techniques we just know will make you a selfie master in no time at all.· Capture Your Best Angle. Instead of taking the picture head-on, turn your head a little to the right or left, or maybe hold your camera a little higher. Try different...  [Read full blog post]


Celebrate Mom This May!

May 1st 2017
Do you want to win some rewards hub points? Email grins@lenzortho.com and tell us what your mom means to you! Be sure to include a picture of you with your mom. This is an easy contest, and the winner will be selected at random. Celebrate mom this may and enter now!


DON'T Do It Yourself

April 28th 2017
Lenz Orthodontics and the American Association of Orthodontists have a prompt announcement for consumers about “DIY” orthodontic treatment. It is with great urgency that we emphasize to you all to be cautious about the trending “DIY” orthodontic treatment because straightening your teeth on your own can lead to lifelong dental problems. Do-It-Yourself videos and websites are popular among today’s culture, and while so many great ideas come from several of these outlets, there are some...  [Read full blog post]


Raspberry Sunrise Smoothie Recipe

April 18th 2017
Making this Raspberry Sunrise Smoothie is super easy. All you need is some affordable ingredients and a blender. Blend it all together and you have a creamy, tasty smoothie to start your day! Enjoy!INGREDIENTS:1 1/2 cups frozen raspberries2/3 cup milk1 1/2 cups frozen mango chunks2/3 cup orange juiceDIRECTIONS:Combine raspberries, milk and 1/2 cup ice in blender until smooth; set aside.Combine mango, orange juice and 1/2 cup ice in blender until smooth; set aside.Serve raspberry mixture...  [Read full blog post]


Spring Is Here!

April 14th 2017
As the flower buds are peeking out and birds are starting to chirp, it's time to leave those thoughts of snowstorms behind. Spring can be a wonderful time to explore the outdoors or go for a walk around town. Get your family moving together and establish some healthy habits, away from the electronics indoors. We have 5 fun ideas to get you in the mood for the loveliest season of the year. 1. Dust off the sports gear. Find a kick a ball, throw a Frisbee, shoot hoops, whatever sports activity...  [Read full blog post]


More On Mouthguards

April 7th 2017
A mouthguard is an essential piece of athletic gear that should be part of your standard equipment from an early age when it comes to protecting your mouth Contact and collision sports such as boxing and martial arts are higher-risk sports for the mouth. Any athlete can experience a dental injury in non-contact activities too, such as gymnastics and skating.Types of MouthguardsMouthguards can be custom made for your mouth by your dentist or orthodontist. However, if you can’t afford a...  [Read full blog post]


More On Damon Braces

March 30th 2017
Damon braces are a unique type of self-ligating braces that allow you to eliminate the rubber bands that cause so much trouble for traditional braces wearers. These braces use a steady pattern of pressure to correct your teeth, and they can shift your teeth more rapidly than traditional braces can.The unique design of Damon braces helps to reduce the buildup of food particles and debris that can tend to get lodged in the brackets of traditional metal braces. Thus, eating with Damon braces can...  [Read full blog post]


New Easy Soft Pretzel Recipe

March 24th 2017
INGREDIENTS1 package (1/4 oz.) active dry yeast1 1/2 cups warm water (110° to 115°)2 tablespoons sugar2 tablespoons butter, melted1 1/2 teaspoons salt4 to 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour8 cups water1/2 cup baking soda1 egg yolk1 tablespoon cold waterCoarse salt, optionalINSTRUCTIONSIn a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar, butter, salt and 2 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).Turn dough onto a floured...  [Read full blog post]


Are You Ready For An Amazing Smile?

March 16th 2017
There are so many options for patients who want braces today. Orthodontic care is much more versatile than it was in the past. Start by visiting our website and familiarizing yourself with the options for treatment we offer at Lenz Orthodontics and how these options may work for you. Our website offers you a chance to get to know our doctors and our team members ahead of your visit so you will be assured you are at the best orthodontic office for your treatment.Orthodontic treatment may be a...  [Read full blog post]


Are You Feeling Lucky? | MARCH CONTEST ALERT

March 10th 2017
Here are all the details on our March contest! #LenzOrthodonticsHead to www.mlenzortho.com to enter now!


Learn About Two-Phase Treatment

February 27th 2017
Are you aware of two-phased orthodontics? If not, don’t worry you’re not alone. Two-phase orthodontic treatment is a specialized process that involves facial and jaw changes along with straightening teeth. This process allows Lenz Orthodontics to create a healthy functional smile with results that remain stable after treatment. One benefit of two-phase orthodontics in certain cases, it can prevent adult tooth extractions or major jaw surgery.How does it work?Two-phase orthodontics starts...  [Read full blog post]


Have You Reviewed Us?

February 24th 2017
Reviews on Google provide valuable information about our business to both us and our customers. Business reviews appear next to our listing in Maps and Search, and can help our business stand out on Google. Leave us a review on Google by clicking the links below. You will need a Google account to leave review. If you are not sure how to create a review. Click here to create a Google account, then come back and leave us a review!To leave a review for our Waterford...  [Read full blog post]


DIY Peach Ice Cream Recipe

February 16th 2017
Are you ready for the easiest Peach Ice Cream recipe you’ll ever find? Not only is it easy, but it’s quick! You can also control the sweetener and kind of milk used, so it’s adaptable to many different diets. Best of all, it's braces friendly & taste buds approved!The easiest Peach Ice Cream recipe you'll find! No ice cream maker, no cooking, no eggs. Just blend and serve.Ingredients3 cups Peach Slices, frozen1½ cups Milk2 Tbs HoneyInstructionsPlace all ingredients into blender.Blend...  [Read full blog post]


Find Out The Benefits Of Braces

February 9th 2017
It’s no secret that a majority of those interested in orthodontic treatment are striving for a straighter smile that will make them more confident. Of course, the doctors and staff at Lenz Orthodontics deliver straight beautiful smiles to all of our patients, but we want to inform those who are looking into getting orthodontic treatment that there are greater benefits to wearing braces. Are you aware of the health benefits of braces? Braces can do more than just give you an attractive smile....  [Read full blog post]


Take Two Tuesday

January 17th 2017
We originally brought you this story back in 2014, but loved it so much, we felt that it needed a “Take Two”. Image Provided by www.smartpractice.comMy Life With Braces: Frosty's Untold Story It's a little known fact...but a fact none the less. Frosty the Snowman wore braces (as pictured above). We all know that Frosty is a jolly happy soul, but what we didn't know is that he wasn't always that way. Growing up, Frosty felt self-conscious about his smile. He never smiled...  [Read full blog post]


New Year's Smile-oluton

January 6th 2017
Creating Beautiful Healthy Smiles with Dr. Mark LenzWhat kind of person are you? What kind of person to you want to be? Those are two of the most basic questions you can ask yourself…but they are also two of the most difficult questions...as the answers are not always the same and that is where the New Year’s Resolution comes into play. “A New Year's resolution is a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere but also found in the Eastern Hemisphere, in which a person resolves...  [Read full blog post]


Happy Holidays From Lenz Orthodontics

December 22nd 2016
Take some time this holiday season to be appreciative of those who work when they should be with family and friends, those who are away from those they love and those who sacrifice for our needs. May this Christmas find you surrounded by those you love, filled with a lot of fun and cheer and the New Year bring happiness, health, and prosperity.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from your friends at Lenz Orthodontics! 


This Red Velvet Tastes Bananas

December 14th 2016
Image Provided by marilynstreats.comDo you enjoy making holiday treats for loved ones or neighbors? Then you need to try this Red Velvet Banana Bread recipe we've found! It’s like banana bread and red velvet cake all at the same time. Add some character to it by drizzling with white chocolate and Christmas colored sprinkles! Red Velvet Banana Bread is easy to make, and this recipe makes 5 loaves, perfect for a holiday gift!  Image provided by somethingswanky.comIngredients 2 red...  [Read full blog post]


Holiday Foods To Avoid With Braces

December 6th 2016
mlenzortho.comThe holiday season will be here and before you know it...holiday parties and family gatherings will soon be upon us! With winter holidays come the favorite treats we eagerly await year after year. Before you reach for that candy cane or toffee this year, Lenz Orthodontics wants you to stop and think about your braces. Just because the holiday season is here, doesn’t mean you should indulge in treats that are harmful to your braces. This Christmas, please remember to...  [Read full blog post]