Invisalign Myths

Invisalign Myths Grand Rapids MIHuyser Orthodontics would like to clarify some Invisalign Myths. It can be a scary experience when you are given a referral to see an orthodontist or when considering improving your smile. Braces are grounds for embarrassment for the self-conscious teen and the up-and-coming professional. Having a mouth full of metal to clean around, eat around, and live around can be daunting.

The option that many may overlook when searching for orthodontic treatment is Invisalign, the nearly invisible alternative to braces. Some people may write this treatment option off due to price or success rate – but we’re here to bust those Invisalign myths! Read more on Invisalign Myths…

The New Fashion Statement…Color Metal Braces

When one thinks of style trends braces are typically NOT the first things that come to mind. Leave it to some of the world’s most well-known models to make, an otherwise undesirable beauty treatment, a popular fashion trend since last Spring.

No reason to run to the latest “smile fixers” such as veneers when a classic technique is now chic after models such as Kitty Hayes and Charlie James and many other celebrities put some metal in their mouth. Sporting metal braces, they let the whole world see as they are featured on the cover of Women’s Wear Daily and the New York Fashion Week’s catwalks, proving that braces aren’t ugly and are, in fact, quite stylish when put into a new light. Read more on The New Fashion Statement…Color Metal Braces…

Braces Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

St. Patrick's Day Recipes Grand Rapids MISt. Patrick’s Day seems to bring out the Irish in everyone whether or not they are even Irish. The day has become a tradition for most of us each and every year. The parades, parties, wearing of the green and yes even green elastics for braces all come together on St. Patty’s Day.

Originally the holiday began as a commemorative day to Saint Patrick who was responsible for bringing Christianity to Ireland in the year 432 AD. The holiday originated as a commemoration of the life and death Saint Patrick who died on March 17th and therefore is remembered on that day. The Irish have celebrated this day for over 1,000 years and it is observed as both a religious day as well as a day to celebrate the Irish culture.Read more on Braces Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Recipes…

Celebrate National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month Grand Rapids MIWe all know that discussions about good dietary habits and nutrition take place every day almost everywhere. Families talk about it at home, teachers discuss it in schools and doctors, nurses and registered nutritionists discuss good nutrition with patients.

Many people believe that flavor must be sacrificed when eating nutritious foods. This is far from true. Some research confirms that taste is more important than nutrition when choosing one food over another. Realistically, the foods people enjoy most are usually the ones they eat. Therefore, setting healthy eating standards that also satisfy the taste buds is important to family nutrition.

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics promotes National Nutrition Month in March to show how to mix good taste and nutrition with healthy meals. This year’s theme is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right.” Check out the 7 Kitchen Staples for Teen-Friendly Meals.Read more on Celebrate National Nutrition Month…