Fun Halloween Costume Ideas Based on Braces

It’s that time of year again! Halloween is just around the corner and we at Honey Orthodontics are here to get you ready. For those of you currently in braces, you may be wondering how you can stand out with your costume while disguising your orthodontic treatment. Fear not! Here are six fun costume ideas you can try that make the most of your braces.

Darla from Finding NemoDarla from Finding Nemo

This character from the classic kid’s movie, Finding Nemo, is often what comes to mind when people think of costumes featuring braces. Darla’s enthusiasm for animals (often times too intense) and full face of metal made her one of the most memorable characters in the movie.

To achieve this look, find a purple sweater, white button down shirt, plaid skirt, plastic bag filled with water and fish and, most importantly, add freckles and something that resembles headgear to your face. Read more on Fun Halloween Costume Ideas Based on Braces…

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!