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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This blog was originally posted in 2017...

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.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Summer has finally arrived!

We know that summertime can be a very busy time for parents and kids.  Here are some brace friendly recipes to help out at the end of the day.

Baked Chicken Soft Tacos


  • 2-3 chicken breasts, seasoned with salt & pepper and baked until done
  • 1/2 envelope taco seasoning mix
  • 6 soft tortillas
  • 1 tomato diced 
  • 1 cucumber peeled and diced
  • 1 C shredded lettuce
  • 3/4 C shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 small onion diced
  • Sour cream & taco sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the cooked chicken pieces in a large bowl. Sprinkle the taco seasoning over the chicken and mix. Then add the cheese & onions and blend well to make the filling. Roll up the chicken filling in the tortillas and place tortillas in a glass baking dish that has been brushed with oil. Cover with foil and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven. Top the baked tacos with the lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, taco sauce and sour cream.

Chili Cilantro Corn off the Cob


  • 6 ears fresh corn, husked
  • 4 Tbl salted butter
  • 1/2 Tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 Tsp ground cumin
  • 2 Tbl chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 Tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 C crumbles cotija cheese
Directions:Break each corn cob in half and slice the corn kernels off the cob by standing them on their ends and cutting downwards. Melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat, adding the chili powder and cumin while it melts to activate their flavor. Add the corn kernels and reduce heat to low, stirring occasionally. Saute for 3 to 5 minutes over low heat, adding the chopped cilantro, lime juice, and sea salt towards the end. In the last few moments, add in the crumbled cotija and stir just to incorporate. Remove from heat. 
Serve sprinkled with extra cotija, fresh cilantro leaves, a few dashes of chili powder, and fresh lime slices.
Banana Strawberry Smoothie
  • 6 Oz Greek style strawberry yogurt
  • 1 1/2 C lowfat milk
  • 1 C frozen or fresh strawberries
  • 1 banana sliced

Place all ingredients in a blender and mix for about 1 minute or until smooth and serve immediately.
Everyone at Prose Orthodontics wishes you and your family a wonderful summer!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Invisalign for Teens at Prose Orthodontics

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Made For You.

Invisalign® clear aligners were designed to transform your smile without interrupting your life. Now, you’re free to change everything without giving up anything.

Designed to fit in your life.

Invisalign® clear aligners are completely removable and virtually invisible. You'll watch your smile transform before your eyes as you continue to enjoy the sports, foods, and activities that make you unique.

All gain. Less pain.

Continue to enjoy all the things you love with less pain than braces. You also don’t have to worry about injuries from wires and brackets or trips to the doctor because of broken ones.
Get the smile you want. Faster.
With the latest technological advances, such as SmartTrack® material, your smile is transformed up to 50% faster, when your aligners are changed weekly, so you get your best smile sooner.

Take our Smile Assessment to see why Invisalign clear aligners are the right option for you

Get started...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Let us make a great first impression!

Prose Orthodontics is the proud owner of the 
iTero® Element™ Intraoral Scanner.

The iTero Element Scanner is a state-of-the-art digital impression system that eliminates the need for messy putty in your mouth. With our iTero Element Scanner, we can digitally capture a detailed 3D model of your teeth and gums. Not only is this process far more comfortable than the old putty based impressions, but it’s faster and can offer a superior clinical accuracy.

Even under the best of conditions, traditional impressions were still uncomfortable, occasionally unreliable and unpleasant tasting. 

Here are some of the reasons why we love our scanner:

• No goop or gag to worry about
• Fast, accurate impression
• Ideal for Invisalign® clear aligners and retainers
• See a simulation of your potential post-treatment smile

If you would like a new retainer or are thinking about Invisalign treatment, call us at 630.584.6555 for an appointment and you will soon find out how great our iTero scanner is!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Braces aren't just for teenagers!

It's never too late to get braces!

Please call our office to schedule your complimentary consultation at 630.584.6555.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Prose Orthodontics travels to Zappos!

Recently Dr. Prose, along with his study club members, traveled to sunny Las Vegas to take part in The School of Wow customer training course at Zappos headquarters. started as an online shoe retailer, but over the past 9 years, they have evolved into more of a lifestyle brand and pride themselves as being the premier customer service company.

The School of WOW is designed to teach the Zappos WOW customer service philosophy and how stellar customer service can result in stronger brand loyalty. 

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Dr. Prose wants to incorporate their philosophies to make sure that we continue to inspire, engage, and WOW you at Prose Orthodontics!

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