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.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

What To Eat When You Get Braces

Just get braces? You may notice that your mouth feels a little different after they’re first put on. To make your transition a little smoother, you may want to change your eating habits for the first few days while you get used to your new braces. We at Poser Orthodontics want to make things easier on our new patients, so below you will find some suggestions for the best kinds of foods to eat when you first get braces.

1. Have a smoothie. Smoothies are great option for a delicious meal in a glass, offering a convenient, balanced option. Throw whatever you like in a blender, add protein to make it more filling and even try a handful of spinach— if the smoothie is made right, you won’t even taste it!

2. Think soft. The first day or so of having your new braces on will mean you may not feel like chewing a whole lot. But that’s fine–try something soft but delicious like tender turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy. Soups, chili, pudding, oatmeal and yogurt are all good choices during your first few days with braces.

3. Easy to chew. A steak dinner is not the best thing to have at your “congratulations on getting your braces” dinner. But meat shouldn’t be off the table completely–how about some shaved turkey cold cuts?

4. Try new things. Having to change up what you eat for a few days is the perfect excuse to try some new foods–how about a soft cheese you haven’t had before, like Munster or Brie? How about a new smoothie recipe for breakfast? Baked apples for a snack or dessert? You may end up discovering a new staple for your everyday diet.

5. Stay healthy. Don’t fall into the ice cream trap. Sure, it’s good for a treat, but it won’t give you the nourishment you need to look and feel your best. Eating soft food doesn’t mean eating unhealthy.

Lastly, remember to stay hydrated and drink lots of water throughout the day, avoiding pop and sugary drinks as your teeth are even more susceptible to cavities when you have braces.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Mini Eggnog Cheesecackes | NEW RECIPE ALERT

These Mini Eggnog Cheesecakes are perfect for your holiday party dessert table. Not only are they easy to make and delicious, but they make a beautiful display too.

Cute, creamy, delicious, simple to make, and perfect for your holiday party dessert table.
  • 1 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp Butter, melted
  • 12 oz Cream Cheese, softened
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • ½ cup Eggnog
  • 1 Tbsp Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ tsp Vanilla
  • ½ tsp Nutmeg
  • Pre-heat oven to 350.
  • Place paper liners in 9 cups of muffin pan.
  • Combine graham cracker crumbs, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, and melted butter. Mix well.
  • Divide between the lined cups, pressing gently to flatten.
  • Blend the cream cheese and sugar together until creamy.
  • Add in the egg, eggnog, flour, ¼ teaspoon nutmeg and vanilla. Mix until blended.
  • Divide and spoon into the lined cups to about ¾ full.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until centers are set.
  • Allow to cool completely in pan.
  • Remove from pan and refrigerate for several hours.
  • Top with whipped cream and dust with nutmeg.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 mini cheesecake Calories: 259 Fat: 15g Carbohydrates: 25g Sugar: 16gSodium: 231mg Protein: 5g