Friday, March 25, 2016

Advantages of Damon System

The advantages of a self-ligating system over standard braces are significant. Aesthetically, metal Damon system brackets are less noticeable than the brackets of traditional metal braces.  Damon system braces now come in clear versions for the image conscious, which is another advantage in itself.

What can't be easily overlooked, however, is the reduced treatment time that can be experienced using the Damon system. Studies show Damon patients had treatment times that were more than a half a year shorter than patients with traditional metal braces. Damon patients had 47.8 percent fewer appointments as compared to the metal braces group in order to get their smiles looking great.

Because no friction is involved by using elastic or metal ligatures, teeth can slide more freely, thus shortening the treatment time, as well as causing less pain during treatment.

Lastly, the Damon system can lead to better oral health during orthodontic treatment, making your smile that much healthier when the braces come off.  For more information on Damon Braces, or to schedule a consultation, please contact us at Poser Orthodontics located in Germantown & Wauwatosa for your convenience. 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Who Likes Shamrock Shakes?

Do you know what today is? Why, it's St. Patrick's Day lads! Today is a nationally celebrated day famously known for encouraging you to wear green to avoid getting pinched; receive a kiss for being Irish (or for not being Irish); and to have fun with the kids by eating green food and having talks of lucky pots of gold and leprechauns.

We know we're your orthodontic practice and St. Patrick's Day may be a little out of the spectrum of our expertise, but when it comes to our patients we love to encourage you to have fun and try new things! That's because Poser Orthodontics genuinely cares about our patients.

Check out this delicious recipe we hope you will try out today. Shamrock shakes are always a hit on St. Patty's Day!

Shamrock Shakes

Ingredients Needed:
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint extract, or more to taste
  • 9 drops green food coloring
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup, or to taste (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons whipped cream, or to taste (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon green decorator sugar, or to taste (optional)
  • Blend ice cream, milk, mint extract, and food coloring together in a blender until smooth.
  • Drizzle chocolate syrup around inside walls of 2 tall glasses; pour shake into glass. Top with whipped cream and green decorator sugar.
If you make these at home, please take some pics and share them with us on our Facebook wall! Feel free to tag us on our Instagram pictures too, using @poser_orthodontics and hashtag #poserortho.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

What is the Damon System?

Dr. Poser specializes in Damon Braces offered at both Poser Orthodontic practices. The Damon System is a new way of treating patients in comparison to traditional metal braces.  Damon smiles are full, natural 10-tooth smiles achieved with light biologically-sensible forces, and are specifically designed to improve the overall facial result of each patient.

With Damon Braces, there are 3 main components which provide faster treatment and better results:
  1. Damon passive self-ligating braces that eliminate the need for elastic or metal "ties". With Damon tie-less braces you can experience treatment without tightening.
  2. Light high-technology shape-memory wires that move teeth faster and require fewer adjustments.
  3. A new clinically proven treatment approach that aligns your teeth and enhances your facial aesthetics—usually without extractions or rapid palatal expanders.
Damon Braces are also offered in clear brackets too helping our patients be discreet with their orthodontic treatment.  
Not all doctors can offer Damon braces, but Dr. Poser is certified in offering the Damon System to his patients, and can help you achieve the smile of your dreams.  Contact us now to set up a complimentary consultation.

Friday, March 4, 2016

National Pound Cake Day

This may sound a little odd, but today is National Pound Cake Day.National Pound Cake Day is annually observed in the United States on March 4th. Pound cake lovers, near and far, can celebrate with a slice (or two) of this delicious rich delight.

Traditionally, the name Pound Cake comes from the recipe itself. The recipe for pound cake makes a cake much larger than most families can consume, as it calls for a pound each of flour, butter, eggs and sugar.  You mix these ingredients together and bake to create a delicious moist cake ready for any toppings you'd like to add!

Check out this awesome video we found showing you how to make a pound cake using a blender!

We hope you enjoy this video. Do you have a good pound cake recipe you would like to share? Post it on our Facebook page & we will share it with our Facebook fans!