Spread the Word – October is National Orthodontic Health Month

October means something a little different to our team at october is orthodontic health monthHoney Orthodontics because this is National Orthodontic Health Month. During October, orthodontic offices all over the country work together to promote their services and inform the community about the important work we do. Our goal is to draw attention to the fact that everyone needs to be evaluated for orthodontic treatment. You are never too young or too old if your bite or smile needs correction.

American Association of Orthodontics recommends that parents start early and all kids be evaluated 7 – 8 years of age. During the growing years of 7 – 10, kids undergo a major growth spurt that goes hand in hand with the eruptive pattern of their teeth and development of jaws. Read more on Spread the Word – October is National Orthodontic Health Month…

6 Fun Apps To Improve Your Oral Hygiene

We use our smartphones for almost wireless connecting sonic toothbrush with smart phone app. Modern home technology concepteverything in our lives. From setting alarms to wake up, to tracking our workouts, calories and calendars, we keep our phones close to us at all times. That being said, it comes as no surprise that our phones can be used to help improve our oral hygiene as well. To help establish or improve your daily routine during orthodontic treatment, here are a few apps you can try.

Brush DJ

Are you brushing your teeth for a long enough time? Brush DJ plays two minutes of music from your own library of songs so you can keep track of the time. Taking it even further, the app also includes a visual display to show you where to brush. A custom reminders feature helps keep you on track of things like replacing your toothbrush and upcoming orthodontic appointments. Read more on 6 Fun Apps To Improve Your Oral Hygiene…

Announcing Our Fall Word Scramble Contest

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Autumn has arrived and we’re looking forward to the leaves changing, lots of Chicago sports on the TV, and of course – the Honey Orthodontics Fall Word Scramble contest!

We’re inviting patients to unscramble a series of fall-themed words. Earn a perfect score and you’ll be entered in a drawing for a Grand Prize – a $100 Amazon gift card. Perfect for Christmas shopping!

This contest runs Wednesday, 9/12 through Thursday 11/29. For more information, check out our contest page.

Have a happy Fall!

5 Tips for Going Back to School with Braces

Bummed out that summer is almost over?

A multi-ethnic group of teenage girls are smiling and taking a selfie together on their cell phones.At Honey Orthodontics in Gurnee, IL, we feel this is a great time of year to revisit the basics of caring for your teeth during orthodontic treatment. Starting a healthy routine at the beginning of the school year will go a long way towards achieving a beautiful, healthy smile. When done right, good oral care maintenance could lead you all the way to next summer and beyond.

Here are five helpful reminders to kick off the fall session with clean teeth and a happy mouth:

  1.       Follow the 2×2 Rule
  2.       Avoid Crunchy and Sticky Foods
  3.       Drink Lots of Water
  4.       Plan Your Meals and Snacks
  5.       Bring a Braces Care Kit

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