Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Yellow Is Not The Best Color

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If you’ve just had your braces taken off, or you’re about to, congratulations!  We bet you can’t wait to show off that amazing smile. But wait…is something holding you back from flashing those pearly whites to the rest of the world? Are your teeth straight, but not so pearly white? 

Because brushing and flossing with braces is difficult, yellowing or stains are inevitable. In many cases, this means topping off your orthodontic treatment with teeth whitening. 

At Spannhake Orthodontics, we offer Opalescence whitening options. Opalescence whitening gels are the perfect way to treat yourself after your braces come off! Opalescence gels contain an active whitening ingredient that penetrates your enamel to get to discolored molecules. Oxygen molecules from the whitening agents react with the discolored molecules in your teeth, breaking the bonds that hold them together. The oxygen molecules spread, whitening the entire tooth. As a result, you are left with a brighter, whiter smile. 

Opalescence offers a complete line of products that deliver professional results.

  • Opalescence PF: Opalescence take-home whitening gel offers professional results in a customized whitening treatment you can do in the comfort of your own home. 
  • Opalescence Go: Dispensed by Dr. Spannhake, Opalescence Go whitening comes in prefilled, disposable trays, so it's easy to take with you anywhere you go. 
  • Opalescence Boost: Opalescence Boost whitening offers brighter, whiter teeth in less than one hour in the dental chair. 

So…if you’ve just had your braces taken off, or you’re about to, ask the team at Spannhake Orthodontics about how you can get that bright, pearly white smile with our Opalescence whitening gels.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

We Heart String Art

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Maybe you've seen it before...maybe you haven't. But since Mother's Day is right around the corner, we thought it would be the perfect time to talk about String Art.

We found this amazing Mother's day craft and thought...can you really make this yourself? Low and can. first glance something like this Mom Sign might look a little daunting, but our internet searches assured us that string art is not as hard or as time consuming as you might think.  

You can do string art on canvas or wood. you just cut out a design from a piece of paper and attach it to your surface...and pre-made stencils are readily available online. Making sure they are evenly spaced, hammer the pins or nails into your surface along the edge of your stencil design. Remove your stencil once you have all the nails in place, then weave colored string from one nail to the next. You can either wrap the string around the nails randomly or make your own pattern...and voila! You have the best Mother's Day gift in the history of Mother's day gifts. 

Now get to work! We can't see what you come up with. Be sure to post your Mother's Day String Art pieces on the Spannhake Orthodontics FaceBook Wall.