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Special THANK YOU to all of our Amazing Patients

who SPREAD THE WORD about your experience at Ohmart Orthodontics!

How did you hear about Ohmart Orthodontics? Many of our patients find us through a referral from co-workers, friends, family and conversations at work, school and sporting events. In today’s world of technology, social media has also become a strong source for people to find orthodontic care they can trust!

The Ultimate Compliment is to have someone come in to our practice through a referral from YOU, our valued patients! So, Thank You for sharing us with your friends and family and please continue to Spread The Word!

Thanks for your REVIEWS too!

We understand that Life is busy! But, if you find a minute to leave a review it is greatly appreciated by all of us here at Ohmart Orthodontics.

So, What Brought YOU to Our Practice?

We’d love to hear! And ANYTIME we can do something to help make your visits even better, please let us know. Your feedback helps us continually improve and give the best service possible to our patients. Thanks!

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What your tie color says about you

What Your O-tie  Color Says About You

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However you may feel about having to wear braces, choosing the color of your o-ties is sure to bring a smile to your face. Whether you want to express your creativity, coordinate your braces with your outfits, or show some serious school spirit, decorating your mouth with colorful ties takes some of the stress and self-consciousness out of wearing braces. So what do your o-tie colors say about you? Look no further than our o-tie horoscope.

Red. You’re intense and forward thinking, and that you won’t back down no matter how big the challenge. Red is also the color of the heart, so red rubber bands indicate that you’re a caring, loving person.

Blue. Blue means you’re chill – as cool as a cucumber. You’re one cool customer, as the saying goes. You’re relaxed and calm, even when your mom says you can’t chew any gum or eat popcorn because of your braces.

Green. Look at a traffic light and green means go, right? So you’re the type of person who’s always on the move. Go, go, go! It also means you’re generous and kind. Green is the color of nature and spring, so it says you love Mother Earth. Perhaps you even recycle. Green is the color of good luck.

Orange. You’re daring and wild, flamboyant and fun. Orange may indicate you’re an artist or a drama student. It says you have a big personality and that you don’t care what other people think about you. However, orange is also the color of balance and energy. And being flamboyant and fun takes a lot of energy!

Purple. You’re the creative type, for sure. You beat to a different drummer and think outside the box. It says you’re mysterious. Purple is the color of royalty, and when you wear your purple ties you are royally cool.

Color Combinations

What if you can’t choose just one color? Well, you can decorate your teeth with alternating colors. You can choose the colors of your favorite sports team or holiday colors like red and green. If you’re still stumped as to what colors to choose, ask Dr. Ohmart or a member of our team. We can let you in on all the trends our other patients are sporting.

Retainer Tips

5 tips to help you remember your retainer

Have you ever woken up to the sound of your alarm, only to have your first thought be, “Oh no! I forgot to wear my retainer!” If this has only happened once, don’t worry, it happens to everyone. However, if you find that forgetting your retainer is becoming an unwelcome habit, here are 5 tips to help you remember:

  • Tip No. 1:Write down a copy of your retainer instructions, including the times you need to wear it. Writing things down can help you remember details.
  • Tip No. 2:Put a note on your mirror reminding you about your retainer. You will notice it when preparing for bed.
  • Tip No. 3:Set a recurring alarm on your phone to remind you every time you need to put in your retainer.
  • Tip No. 4:Always put your retainer in its case when you’re not wearing it. This will help keep you from losing it or throwing it away.
  • Tip No.5:Ask for help. If you’re struggling with maintaining a strict schedule, ask a parent, spouse or friend to help remind you.

Foods for Kids with Braces

Food for Kids With Braces

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When kids have braces, there’s probably a lot of focus on the foods they CAN’T eat, such as sticky candy, hard fruits, popcorn and chewing gum.

But it doesn’t all have to be bad news. Distract your little one from craving the foods he or she can’t have with some delicious braces-friendly foods that are good for the rest of their bodies as well.

 

Sauteed Veggies

Most children with braces need to avoid raw vegetables, since they are too hard and can damage the metal work. Sauteing in oil makes vegetables, such as zucchini, carrots and onions, much softer and adds a bit of flavor to the proceedings as well. Slice the vegetables into thin rounds or cut into matchsticks to make them easier for your child to eat. Heat a bit of olive oil in a pan, then add the vegetables. Cook them until tender and soft, at least 10 minutes.

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Fruit Smoothies

While some fruits, such as bananas and peaches, are all right to eat whole when your child has braces, many others, such as apples and berries, may be off limits because of their hardness or the presence of seeds.

Pureeing fruits eliminates their hardness and straining them removes any pesky seeds. To make a basic smoothie, pour 1/2 cup milk into a blender, then add 1 sliced banana and another cup of your child’s favorite fruit, cut into small pieces. Puree in a blender, and then push that through a fine mesh sieve and into a glass to strain any seeds in needed. 

Here are some other great ideas:

 

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Crispy potato chips may be off limits to your child with braces, but most other potato preparations are safe for braces. Serve a batch of mashed potatoes as part of dinner after your child gets his braces tightened or when he gets them for the first time.

Grate potatoes and fry in oil for hash browns or mix with shredded onion and an egg and fry for latkes. Top the latkes with sour cream and applesauce, if you wish. If you want to add more fiber or beta carotene to your child’s meal, trade regular potatoes for sweet potatoes or try mashing several root vegetables, such as turnips, carrots and potatoes, together.

 

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Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs are soft, fluffy and a great source of protein. Serve them to your child for breakfast or for an off-the-beaten-path dinner. If you would like, add finely chopped vegetables to the eggs before cooking. You can serve the eggs with pancakes or another soft bread product, but avoid giving your child chewy breads, such as bagels.

 

4Sweets and Treats

Children with braces can safely eat pudding, since it is soft enough to slip past their teeth without getting trapped on the wiring. Pudding is a great option for a dessert immediately after a trip to the orthodontist, since it requires minimal effort to eat. Another good idea for aching teeth: frozen yogurt or popsicles – the cold will soothe sore gums.  

 

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