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By luntortho on 10/8/2014 12:23 PM
National Orthodontic Health Month is here to shine light on the benefits of orthodontic treatment and importance of seeing an orthodontic specialist to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. It’s also a reminder that adults now account for nearly one in four patients receiving orthodontic treatment; and they’re just as likely as children and teens to run into Halloween candy temptations in October.

Advances in orthodontic treatment options allow for less frequent office visits and more discreet appliances – like clear aligners or tooth-colored ceramic brackets – so that adults can fit orthodontic treatment into their lifestyle. However, to ensure they do not require any emergency orthodontic fixes, adults should obey the following rules:

•Avoid sticky situations. Stay away from hard, sticky, crunchy or chewy candy and snacks. These include hard or chewy candies, caramel, licorice, taffy, bubblegum (even the sugarless kind) and jelly beans.

•Careful with crunchiness. Patients want to steer away from hard-shelled peanut candies, nuts or nut-filled candies, taco chips and popcorn (especially un-popped kernels). And, whether in orthodontic treatment or not, never chew ice.

By luntortho on 5/14/2014 8:17 AM
Align technology recently announced its newest generation release--G5. Included in the latest round of innovation is specific engineering designed to include more efficient treatment of deep bite occlusions.  These new tools will allow Dr. Lunt to create improved treatment plan predictibility and efficiency resulting in faster, better treatment.  Check out the new features of G5 and ask Dr. Lunt if Invisalign treatment is right for you.

 New features include the following:

 Anchorage control

 Anterior Intrusion Control

By luntortho on 4/4/2014 10:12 AM

April, also known as National Facial Protection Month, is upon us, and for Dr. Lunt and our team at Lunt Orthodontics that only means one thing: it’s once again time to remind our patients to protect their faces and pearly whites.

"Every year about 3 million people are treated in emergency departments across the U.S. for facial trauma injuries," said Dr. Eric T. Geist, president of American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. According to the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, children, high-school athletes and adults have more than 5,000,000 teeth knocked out in sporting events annually.  By simply wearing a properly fitted mouthguard or other form of protection, kids and adults alike can greatly reduce their chances of traumatic facial injuries.

Here are five ways to ensure you and your child’s can protect your mouth this spring:

 1.       Wear a mouth guard when playing contact sports: Mouth guards are significantly less expensive than the cost to repair an injury.