Monday, October 22, 2018

It's costume and candy time again!

At Prose Orthodontics, we recognize that Halloween can be a scary
time for teeth!

That’s why during Orthodontic Health Month we are taking the time to discuss some tips and advice to help keep teeth safe from decay, and protect braces, clear aligners and other orthodontic appliances.

Stay away from hard, sticky, crunchy or chewy candy and snacks. Some of these are:
  • Hard or chewy candies
  • Caramel
  • Licorice
  • Taffy
  • Bubblegum (even the sugarless kind)
  • Jelly beans
However, all this does not mean that you cannot enjoy Halloween candy.
There are many delicious sweet choices that are “braces friendly”. Those in orthodontic treatment can indulge by eating soft, nut-free candies, soft candy bars, peppermint patties, peanut butter cups or chocolates that melt in the mouth and require no chewing.

We are also buying back your Halloween candy in exchange for Rewards Points!

If you have any questions please ask. We are here to keep your braces in tip-top shape!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Did you know that Dr. Prose is a Board Certified Orthodontist?

There’s a reason Dr. Prose went to additional years of highly competitive orthodontic school...
to learn and perfect his ability in the
specialty of orthodontics. 

A general dentist is ideal for providing regular oral health check-ups, comparable to your family doctor.  Many dentists offer orthodontic treatment plans, but have not been trained or educated in the area.

Getting board certified is the final step in a long and comprehensive journey.  To become certified, Dr. Prose tackled hundreds of extra hours of studying and training. Next, he had to prove (through testing) that he had the skills, knowledge, and expert judgement to provide premium patient care.

Check out this video from the American Board of Orthodontics to learn more about why Dr. Prose became board certified.

Below are the stages of becoming a Board Certified Orthodontist

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Seasons Greetings

May your holidays be happy days,
filled with love and laughter.
And may each day bring joy your way.
Smile merry, Smile bright!

As always, we are so grateful for the support,
the dedication, and the warmth that our patients show us every day. We sincerely appreciate every patient that walks through our doors.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

National Orthodontic Health Month

We love Halloween at Prose Orthodontics, but we would like to remind all of our patients with braces to avoid those Halloween goodies that can damage or break your brackets or wires.  Even though it is tempting to eat hard, crunchy, gooey treats on Halloween, those types of candies are "brace-busters!"  Click here to view a great "treat" list that won't play a "trick" on your braces!

Have a safe and fun Halloween!

Bring us your Halloween candy between November 1st & November 7th!
 For every pound of candy donated each patient will receive
10 points ($1) on their rewards card!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Do you need a new retainer?

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Is it time for a new retainer?

Retainers are an important part of your orthodontic treatment. 
At Prose Orthodontics, we recommend lifetime nightly retainer wear  
after your smile has been corrected through our Damon Braces or Invisalign.

The ligaments and tissues in your mouth need time to adjust to the teeth's new locations and hold them in place.  These ligaments are tempted to snap back into their original positions; taking the teeth with them slowly.  The retainer ensures that your teeth remain in their new location.

You will need to call us for a new retainer if yours falls into 1 or more of these categories:
  1. It is broken or damaged.  Retainers are commonly damaged by getting stepped on, sat on, or chewed up by the family dog.
  2. It is worn our from normal wear.  Most retainers last 2-3 years, or possibly much longer with the proper care and maintenance.  If you notice discoloration, calcium buildup, distortion, or a loose fit, it may be time for a new one.
  3. It no longer fits correctly.  It's your job to minimize movement by wearing your retainer regularly; according to Dr. Prose's instructions. If your teeth shift so much that your retainer doesn't fit right, Dr. Prose may be able to adjust it. If not, it will need to be replaced.

New retainer? No impression necessary!

No more goop, gagging, or discomfort.  Using our Itero scanner we take a highly accurate digital image of your teeth.  This new technology completely eliminates the tray and putty impressions!

If your lower bonded retainer comes out or gets loose on one side. Please call our office at 630-584-6555 to schedule an appointment to have it repaired as soon as possible. 

As always please call with any questions!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Is your toothbrush a genius?

Now there's a reason to take your phone into the bathroom!

Check out the new Oral B Genius Toothbrushing System.

Here are some of the cool features of this advanced toothbrush...

  • Designed to help you brush like Dr. Prose recommends, the Genius 8000 seamlessly connects with the Oral-B smartphone app via Bluetooth technology to provide you with customized real-time feedback about your brushing habits, including our highly advanced Position Detection technology that ensures you never miss a zone. 

  • The brush and app also provide time coaching to make sure you brush the recommended 2-minutes and include a pressure alert to protect your gums from over-brushing. 
  • This highly advanced brush features a dentist-inspired round head that surrounds and cups each tooth with dynamic oscillating, rotating and pulsating movements to remove up to 100% more plaque than a regular manual toothbrush. 
  • The 360 SmartRing with LED lights allows you to personalize your brushing experience with 12 colors while delivering visual feedback on your brushing pressure, brushing time and selected mode. 
Included in the kit is:
1 Genius Handle, 1 Charger, 3 Brush Heads, 
1 Travel Case, 1 Smartphone Holder, ProHealth Advanced Mouthwash, Superfloss, and ProHealth Toothpaste.

If you are interested in purchasing a kit please ask at your next visit.