Here at Iezman and Osterman Orthodontics, our team believes in the simple power of gratitude. What better time of the year to express our gratitude than Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving brings to mind different thoughts to different people.
To most, it brings visions of a family Thanksgiving feast with roast turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing with yummy gravy, cranberries, squash, and of course…pumpkin pie! To a student away at school, it may mean coming home to be with those they miss and possibly some much needed down time from the daily rigors of school and studying. Then again for others…are you ready for [...] Read More
Well, now we are already in November of 2017. Only two months to go before the end of the year! For those families who have FSA (Flexible Accounts), now is the time to apply for your 2018 funding during open enrollment or to ensure you have spent all your allocated funds for 2017.
If you are funding your FSA for 2018, to save you time, the limit for next year’s allocation is $2650. We will not bore you with the details but if you would like more information on eligibility, visit the FSA Store website. According to the [...] Read More
You have all heard about the damage that sugar and certain “sticky” candies can do to your teeth and your braces when undergoing orthodontic treatment. Well, our Team at Iezman and Osterman Orthodontics wants to remind all of our patients and future patients about the dangers one more time. We know Halloween is supposed to be a fun time of year for kids of all ages… but it can turn into a “nightmare” of damaged braces for kids and parents if the wrong types of treats are consumed. Not only the discomfort involved as a result of broken wires and brackets [...] Read More
Did you know that October is National Orthodontic Health Month? Drs Iezman and Osterman and their team want you to join us in celebrating the power of a smile during October.
You only get one chance to make a first impression, no matter what your age 12, 16 or 60! A perfect smile is one of your best and lifelong assets. Whether you are meeting new friends or interviewing for a job, a smile is important to building both personal and business relationships. It is a well-known fact that straight teeth and a great smile build self-esteem, confidence, and influences [...] Read More
It’s that time of year again! The temperature is cooling off, fall sports are underway, and all the kids are headed back to school. At Iezman and Osterman Orthodontics we want to offer a few helpful tips for going back to school with braces! Make sure to follow the 2×2 brushing rule: brush your teeth for TWO minutes, TWO times each day! This will help keep your teeth and braces clean, which leads to quicker appointments and healthier teeth. If you want to brush after lunch, keep a toothbrush in your backpack. Read More
Do you know why we celebrate Labor Day? Labor Day is a federal holiday in the USA and has been since June 28, 1894, when Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September a national holiday. The purpose of Labor Day is to honor laborers of all kinds and the working man and working woman and their achievements. Yes, this also includes orthodontists and orthodontic team members at Iezman and Osterman Orthodontics.
The labor movement started in the late 1800s during the height of the Industrial Revolution in the United States. Believe it or not, during that [...] Read More
Missing permanent teeth or premature loss of baby teeth is one reason why the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends an orthodontic consultation for children beginning at age 7. The upper lateral incisors, second premolars and third molars (wisdom teeth) are the teeth most likely to fail to develop or erupt. Heredity is considered a major factor when permanent teeth are congenitally missing.
To determine whether or not teeth are actually missing, x-rays must be taken and carefully evaluated by Iezman and Osterman Orthodontics. At times, a tooth may not actually be missing, but hidden underneath the gums and in [...] Read More
So, you’ve finally said goodbye to braces. Congratulations, you made it! Your smile is radiant and you’re flashing your pearly whites at any person, place, or thing that glances your way! However, before you can truly celebrate your wonderful new smile, you must make sure to wear your retainers to keep your teeth looking perfect.
Protect Your Retainers When out of Your Mouth
“Using your retainer” means much more than having it close by when you go to sleep or wearing it the number of hours prescribed by your orthodontist. It means you must protect it also when out of [...] Read More
Now that summertime is upon us, kids are spending more time outside, families are going to more outdoor outings and many are heading out on vacation. Join Iezman and Osterman Orthodontics and the EWG (Environmental Working Group) in their efforts, along with dermatologists and sunscreen companies to educate the public when it comes to the truth about sunscreens and sun safety.
Skin Cancer is on the Rise
Did you know that every year, more than two million Americans find out they have skin cancer? 2% are in their teen years! The rate of melanoma deadly skin cancer has [...] Read More
As Independence Day, July 4th rapidly approaches, it’s clear we are already more than halfway into the year and more importantly … summer has arrived. Our team recently researched some fun facts about our nation’s favorite holiday to showcase why we love celebrating the day which hallmarks our nation’s independence.
Did you know July 4th, or as it is commonly referred to, Independence Day, has only been a federal holiday since 1941? The tradition still has roots though going all the way back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775 – 1783). July 4th has been celebrated as [...] Read More