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The Secret to a Speedy Orthodontic Appointment

May 7th, 2019

At Lineberry Orthodontics Dr. Laura uses a technique called Indirect Bonding.   Our patients love Indirect Bonding because it means the appointment is half as long and the results are twice as precise! How does she do it?  It all starts with a patient’s model of their mouth.  Using the model, Dr. Laura carefully and precisely places the brackets on the model teeth.  This is a more accurate procedure than placing brackets on a wet, moving, partially open mouth.  Once Dr. Laura has the perfect arrangement, her lab technician Kim, builds a clear tray to hold the brackets in place.  When the patient arrives at their appointment, the assistant simply adds glue and slips the tray over the
patient’s teeth.  Within 5 minutes, all 28 brackets are placed. So, next time you see Dr. Laura sitting in her office with a plaster model and dental tool in hand, you’ll know she is busy getting someone’s braces just right so they can be in and out with a quick orthodontist appointment and their new braces are perfectly placed!

Spring is “Wicked” Fun!

April 2nd, 2019

I love spring and am busy enjoying our beautiful Idaho weather. Since my kids are at different schools, they have different spring break dates, dang! That means we are finding fun things to do right here at home. Payton and I had “Wicked” fun enjoying the Broadway musical at the Morrison Center last week. Paytonloves to sing, so she was really in her element! What a treat for us both. I also can’t help but share the sweetest photo ever of cute grandson Maddox in the bathtub.

Welcome First Grade!

March 5th, 2019

 

We welcomed 125 first graders from Pioneer Elementary to Lineberry Orthodontics to celebrate Dental Health Month.   This was our 10th year hosting the field trip and we LOVED having all those young smiles in our office.   Here are some of the fun things we learned about:

  • We learned important information about keeping our teeth and gums healthy by brushing, flossing, eating less sweets, eating well-balanced meals and visiting the dentist at least one time every year.
  • We saw 3-D cone beam images of a person’s head and jaws.
  • We made our own impression (an imprint) with alginate (made from seaweed). We got to pick any flavor we wanted!
  • We poured plaster into our impression which hardened into the model we got to keep.
  • We saw what braces and retainers look like and how retainers are made on a model of someone’s teeth.
  • We saw a life-sized model of a child’s head and learned how teeth form in the jaw bones.
  • We saw the “magic” wires that orthodontists use to help straighten teeth.

Thank you so much to Pioneer first grade teachers who shared their classes with us; we can’t wait to see you next year!

 

Hooray Hooray

February 21st, 2019

Look at the Lineberry staff smile.  We are excited to see our patients today because so many are getting their braces off.  We love new SMILES!