Friday, February 3, 2017

Easy Potato Skins | Super Bowl Snack

What to buy: Look for potatoes in 5-pound bags, as they tend to be smaller in size than loose potatoes. Avoid green-spotted or sprouted potatoes—they contain the bitter toxin solanine.

Game plan:
Use the leftover scooped potatoes for mashed potato cakes or potato soup.


  • 8 (3-inch-long) russet potatoes (about 2 1/4 pounds), scrubbed and thoroughly dried
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/4 stick), melted
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (about 4 ounces)
  • 5 to 6 slices cooked, crumbled bacon
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
  1. Heat the oven to 400°F and arrange a rack in the middle.
  2. Pierce each potato several times with a fork or sharp knife. Place the potatoes directly on the oven rack and bake until the skins are crisp and a knife easily pierces the potatoes, about 50 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack until cool enough to handle, about 10 minutes. Set the oven to broil.
  3. Slice each potato in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, scoop out the flesh, leaving about 1/4 inch intact; reserve the flesh for another use. Brush the insides of the potatoes with the melted butter and season with salt and pepper. Flip the potatoes over, brush the skin sides with butter, and season with salt and pepper. Evenly space the potato halves skin-side up on a baking sheet and broil until the butter foams and the skins start to crisp, about 2 to 3 minutes (keep a close watch so they don’t burn). Flip the potato halves over and broil until the top edges just start to brown, about 2 to 3 minutes more.
  4. Evenly fill each skin with cheese and crumbled bacon. Place in the broiler and broil until the cheese is melted and bubbling, about 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from the broiler and top each with 1 teaspoon of the sour cream and a sprinkling of the chives. Serve immediately.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Do You Know What Sets Us Apart?

Everyone on our team understands that your goals in seeking orthodontic care, in addition to your clinical needs, are different from anyone else’s. Instead of a cookie-cutter approach to treatment, we’ll spend time talking with you about your goals in considering orthodontia and reviewing the results of your complimentary evaluation.

Then we’ll create a treatment plan and present it to you, and explain the different steps and options available to develop your new smile. We’ll encourage you to be part of the decision-making process; this is your smile, after all!

Our Commitment to You

As a family-friendly and patient-focused practice, Poser Orthdontics promises to:
  • Provide a welcoming, comfortable environment
  • Treat you with respect and courtesy at all times
  • Be responsive to your questions, and provide you with the answers you need
  • Be ethical and honest in all treatment recommendations
  • Encourage you to be an educated advocate for your oral health
  • Ensure any concerns you might have are listened to and immediately addressed
Give us a call to get started with your orthodontic treatment. Call 262-255-6255 for our Germantown office, or 414-476-2244 for our Wauwatosa office. 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Do You Want A Damon Braces Smile?

Our office is pleased to offer our patients Damon Smile braces. Damon braces use a slide mechanism to hold the archwire, reducing the amount of pressure exerted on the teeth and allowing the teeth to move more freely, quickly, and comfortably. Thanks to these innovative braces, achieving your perfect smile can be faster and easier than you ever thought possible!

Damon braces use a specialized slide in place of elastics to help the wire guide teeth in to place. These slides help reduce the amount of pressure being placed on the tooth. As a result, treatment with Damon Smile is often faster and requires fewer adjustments than traditional braces.

The Damon Smile facilitates healthy tooth movement which may minimize discomfort and create beautiful Damon Smiles that last a lifetime! Contact Poser Orthodontics to get started with Damon Braces in Germantown and Wauwatosa, WI.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Very Berry Smoothie | New Recipe

We know some kids can be fussy when it comes to eating healthy foods, especially when they're dealing with a new set of braces. Changing eating habits to better accommodate new braces, and health is not always easy as healthy food choices tend to look less appealing than a slice of pizza or hard shell tacos. If you want to ensure your kids will intake some healthy fruits and vegetables, we suggest making smoothies for them! Smoothies are a wonderful way to make fruits and veggies appeal to kids, and they're healthy as well as braces friendly.

Here is a new recipe for you to try out this weekend! Enjoy!

Very Berry Smoothie
Loaded with antioxidants, this smoothie is a yummy breakfast option for your kid.

You Will Need:
1 cup fresh or frozen berries – strawberries, raspberries, blueberries
1 cup low fat yogurt
2 small bananas
1/2 cup crushed ice

How To:
Blend the berries, yogurt, sliced bananas, and ice for a minute, or until you get the desired consistency.
Serve fresh.

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes
Servings: 4
Nutritional Value: calories – 151.2, carbohydrates – 31.3g, protein – 5g, fat – 1.7g, cholesterol – 3.7mg

Friday, January 6, 2017

How Important Is Orthodontics For Your Health?

We know how important it is to regularly visit the dentist to stay on top of our dental and oral health and goals. Dental treatment not only keeps teeth clean, fresh and cavity free, it also helps to monitor the health of the mouth and gums to note issues quickly should they arise.

Just as important as preventative dental treatment, however, is corrective orthodontic treatment – and orthodontics involves much more than a purely cosmetic undertaking.

Did you know...

Orthodontics was the first specialty to arise in the field of dentistry and there is evidence that people even used a version of this more than 2000 ago; ancient mummified remains have been found with metal bands wrapped around individual teeth.

What does orthodontics involve?

Orthodontic treatment involves the correction of misaligned jaws and crooked teeth, and not only ultimately results in a beautiful smile, but also maximizes your overall health and well-being. Misalignment of the bite and teeth, while not a disease in itself, can regardless lead to an array of health problems that over time become chronic and can impact much further throughout the body than just within the mouth.

As well as correcting dental displacement, orthodontics can also be employed to control and modify the growth of the facial bones in order to manage craniofacial abnormalities that may be present from birth or acquired through accident or misadventure.

Orthodontics can benefit you for a healthier, happier life.

Call Poser Orthodontics today for a complimentary evaluation with Dr. Poser and start the New Year with a New Smile!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Take some time this holiday season to be appreciative of those who work when they should be with family and friends, those who are away from those they love, and those who sacrifice for our needs.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May this Christmas find you surrounded by those you love, filled with a lot of fun and cheer, and the New Year bring happiness, health, and prosperity.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Questions About Finances?

When you consider the cost of orthodontic treatment, also consider the lifelong benefits of a beautiful, healthy smile. The cost of orthodontic treatment will depend on many factors, including the severity of the problem, its complexity and length of treatment.

For your convenience, we do offer different methods of payment, including interest-free monthly payment plans and credit card payments. We will discuss these payment options and assist in determining the best plan for you.

Our office will assist those who have orthodontic insurance by submitting the necessary information. Insurance companies vary greatly in the type and extent of coverage available. 

Most misunderstandings about insurance can be eliminated if you are familiar with your policy:
  • Be sure that you do have orthodontic coverage. Not all dental plans provide orthodontic benefits.
  • Inquire if there is an age limitation as some orthodontic plans can expire at age 18.
  • Be aware of the percentage which will be paid by your insurance and the amount of lifetime benefits provided by your plan.