Thanksgiving With Joy And Gratitude

Thanksgiving Gratitude Grand Rapids MIHere at Huyser 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 some football… a day off from work… or a long weekend?Read More

Halloween “Treats”…Do’s and Don’ts

Halloween Treats Grand Rapids MIYou 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 Huyser 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 but also the inconvenience of coming office for an extra visit with your busy school and/or work schedules.

Here at Huyser Orthodontics in Grand Rapids and Holland MI, we love Halloween but we also have a responsibility to increase the awareness of potential damage certain candies can cause if patients are not careful about which treats to eat. Click here to download a Do’s and Don’ts Treat List offered by the American Association of Orthodontists. As a reminder, print it off and post in on your refrigerator for all to see.Read More

Losing Baby Teeth – Keep a Close Eye on Mother Nature

losing baby teeth in Grand Rapids and Holland MI by Dr . David HuyserThe magic time when kids normally start losing their primary (baby) teeth, and are excited about seeing their first permanent teeth come in is around age 7 in the Holland and Grand Rapids, MI area. When loss of teeth goes according to plan, the front teeth will be lost first, starting with the two lower front teeth and then the upper.

Unfortunately, mother nature doesn’t always work according to plan and your child can develop a bad bite (malocclusion) for many different reasons. Don’t panic. A complimentary examination by Dr. David Huyser at Huyser Orthodontics will put your mind at ease. According to the American Association of Orthodontics, all children should be seen by an orthodontist by the age of 7 to determine if baby teeth are being lost correctly and the permanent teeth are coming in as planned. If there is an issue, sometimes, early orthodontic treatment is indicated sooner rather than later to deter more extensive orthodontic treatment down the road. Read More