Thursday, November 29, 2018

2 Invisalign Benefits to Help You Decide

With locations in Mooresville and Elwood, Indiana, our practice's top priority is to provide you with the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, comfortable environment. Having straight teeth is important not only for children, but for adults as well. Straightening your teeth with the Invisalign system at Quest Johnson Orthodontics can treat common orthodontic problems thereby helping you maintain your dental health. It will also give you the smile you've always wanted!

Invisalign treatment is a technique that straightens your teeth without braces, using a series of clear, removable aligners that are custom-modeled to fit your teeth. The Invisalign aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements Drs. Quest and Johnson plan out for you.

If you are trying to decide if Invisalign is best for you, here are two invisalign benefits to help you make a choice.

1. Food is Not an Obstacle: 
It is no secret the food restrictions that come with braces are a long list. There are certain foods you should avoid due to the harm it can cause to your braces and teeth. A benefit to Invisalign is, thanks to the removable clear aligners, you are able to eat without the normal restrictions of braces. You should still keep a healthy oral hygiene routine such as flossing and brushing your teeth.

2. Life Your Life Uninterrupted:
With Invisalign, you can live your life uninterrupted. Your aligners are easily removable, which will not get in the way of your activities such as sports, playing musical instruments or taking the perfect selfie. The invisalign aligners make it easy to floss and brush your teeth. The aligners are additionally easy to be monitored by our doctors at Quest Johnson Orthodontics.

Monday, November 26, 2018

4 Benefits of Braces

Fear of the unknown is human nature and some nervousness is to be expected prior to starting orthodontic treatment or if you are thinking of getting orthodontic treatment of any kind. Braces can make one nervous, yet the benefits of braces, goes beyond a beautiful smile.

1. Helps Prevent Gum Disease:
It's no secret the dangers of gum disease and the drastic negative effect it has on your overall health. Braces help space your teeth out correctly, which helps you brush and floss in between your teeth.

2. Prevents Bone Erosion 
Did you know your teeth and mouth effect your overall health? Bone loss can also be a problem due to misaligned teeth. This is caused by bacteria that begins eating away at bones. Braces helps realign the teeth to prevent this.

3. Corrects Bad Bites: 
Bad bites such as an overbite or an under-bite, can effect your speech, the way your chew and eat. It also can lead to tooth loss in some cases. Thanks to braces, a benefit is your bite will be corrected.

4. Self Esteem:
When you can smile confidently, your self esteem and your personality shine through. With braces, you can be sure that your smile will be the best representation of who you are.

With locations in Mooresville and Elwood, Indiana, our practice's top priority is to provide you with the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, comfortable environment. Whether you're an adult, adolescent or child, our knowledgeable doctors and staff are committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve - a healthy, beautiful one!

Give us a call and schedule your appointment with us at (317) 834-4933 in Mooresville or (765) 552-5461 in Elwood.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Just got braces? Here's 2 Delicious Smoothie Recipes

Congratulations on getting braces! Your on your way to a healthier beautiful smile. At first you may notice that your teeth and mouth feel a little tender or sore. This is perfectly normal and we promise your mouth will not be sore forever! The discomfort and soreness you are feeling is perfectly normal. Your teeth may be tender to biting pressures, which can make it tough to chew and eat solid food. Here are 2 delicious smoothie recipes that are delicious, healthy and filling.

1. Delicious Red Fruits and Oats Smoothie

This delicious smoothie will make it easy for you to consume, especially in your first few days after getting braces. The added oats, will fill you up.

  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 sliced banana
  • 1/4 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup

2. Peanut Butter, Banana and Flax Smoothie

This delicious combination will have you feeling full of creamy goodness. The yogurt and peanut butter will have you feeling full and the honey combined with bananas will leave you craving for more.

  • 1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup vanilla fat-free yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons ground golden flaxseed
  • 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ripe banana, sliced

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Check in 4 Charity Strides to Success

November is a special month, where we are all reminded of our gratitude and thankful for what we have. At Quest Johnson Orthodontics, we believe in a world where putting good out in the universe is beautiful because the good always comes back and that giving and kindness starts with ourselves. This month, every time you Check-in on Facebook from our office, a donation is made on your behalf to our local organization in Plainfield Indiana Strides to Success. It’s that simple, you check-in with a photo, status update or review and we make the donation on your behalf.

Strides to Success mission is to provide unique equine experiences that promote learning opportunities that  strengthen and develop lives. Strides to Success combines a research based learning model with metaphoric experiences that encourage personal growth and development in both adults and youth.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

2 Treats to Avoid this Halloween

Happy Halloween from everyone at Quest Johnson Orthodontics! Halloween is the perfect opportunity to talk to your child and remind them about the importance of sticking to their health routine. This includes brushing your teeth, flossing, wearing your retainers, using mouthwash and other health tips.

If you recently received orthodontic treatment such as braces or in the middle of your treatment, we recommend you avoid these sweet treats.

Popcorn Balls: These are often a big hit on Halloween night. You may find a couple of these in your child’s Halloween bucket. Have some floss on hand after enjoying these treats. Please be aware, if you have braces, these are probably not an ideal treat.

Hard Candies: You want to watch out for hard candies on Halloween and beyond. These can break your teeth and can be damaging if you have braces. On top of that, hard candies can cause the sugar to wash all over your teeth. This is due to having the hard candy for longer periods in your mouth.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

National Orthodontic Health Month: 3 Benefits of Orthodontics

October is National Orthodontic Health Month! The importance and benefits of Orthodontics exceeds beyond just a beautiful smile. Here are 3 benefits of orthodontics.

  1. Prevent Cavities – Orthodontic treatment is the process that straightens teeth through various treatment plans such as braces and Invisalign. Straight teeth are easier to clean and therefore prevent bacteria that can cause cavities. 
  2. Self-Esteem – A beautiful smile will allow you to shine and confidently live your life uninterrupted. 
  3. Helps Bad Bites – Orthodontic treatment can fix bad bites such as overbites and under bites that make it difficult to eat, chew and sometimes speak.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Spooky Treats #Orthodontics

Happy Halloween! If you just received braces or looking for something different to try this Halloween, here are 2 incredibly delicious alternative to sweet treats and hard candy that can harm your teeth if you have braces.

Graveyard Shakes: 

What You Need:

  • 1 ¼ cup milk  
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup  
  • 1 large scoop chocolate ice cream  
  • 1 large scoop vanilla ice cream  
  • 2 Oreo cookies, finely crushed  
  • 1 soft ghost-shaped marshmallow 

  • Combine milk, chocolate syrup and both scoops of ice cream in a blender.  
  • Mix well and pour into clear glass.  
  • Sprinkle a layer of the finely crushed cookies onto the top of the shake.  
  • Then, set the ghost-shaped marshmallow in the shake to make it appear as though it’s rising out of the top. 
  • Serve immediately.  Makes one serving.