A huge congratulations to Marie, the winner of our “Crazy Corn Maze” puzzle contest.
Marie was one of many online contestants who mastered a tricky puzzle of a corn maze, then was randomly selected from a pool of finalists! Well done, Marie!
Her prize is a $100 gift card to DeBuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Belleville, MI. (We’re hoping she brings some of their homemade cinnamon and sugar donuts back to the office!)
If you’re a holiday movie buff, you’ll want to try your hand at our trivia contest online now. Answer all the questions correctly, and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a Target gift card! Who’s ready to start their Christmas shopping?
It’s that time of year again! Halloween is just around the corner and we at McNamara Orthodontics are here to get you ready. For those of you currently in braces, you may be wondering how you can stand out with your costume while disguising your orthodontic treatment. Fear not! Here are six fun costume ideas you can try that make the most of your braces.
Darla from Finding Nemo
This character from the classic kid’s movie, Finding Nemo, is often what comes to mind when people think of costumes featuring braces. Darla’s enthusiasm for animals (often times too intense) and full face of metal made her one of the most memorable characters in the movie.
To achieve this look, find a purple sweater, white button down shirt, plaid skirt, plastic bag filled with water and fish and, most importantly, add freckles and something that resembles headgear to your face. Read More
Cinephiles and film fanatics, get ready! If you know your classic holiday movies well, you could win a $50 Target Gift Card!
Our multiple choice Holiday Movie Trivia Contest runs October 17th through December 17th. Achieve a perfect score, and you’ll be entered in a final drawing to win the gift card. More information about this contest can be found here. Grab a hot cup of cocoa, log on to Netflix, and start reviewing some classic Christmas flicks! Good luck!
October means something a little different to our team at McNamara Orthodontics because this is National Orthodontic Health Month. During October, orthodontic offices all over the country work together to promote their services and inform the community about the important work we do. Our goal is to draw attention to the fact that everyone needs to be evaluated for orthodontic treatment. You are never too young or too old if your bite or smile needs correction.
American Association of Orthodontics recommends that parents start early and all kids be evaluated 7 – 8 years of age. During the growing years of 7 – 10, kids undergo a major growth spurt that goes hand in hand with the eruptive pattern of their teeth and development of jaws.Read More
We use our smartphones for almost everything in our lives. From setting alarms to wake up, to tracking our workouts, calories and calendars, we keep our phones close to us at all times. That being said, it comes as no surprise that our phones can be used to help improve our oral hygiene as well. To help establish or improve your daily routine during orthodontic treatment, McNamara Orthodontics is sharing a few apps here are a few apps you can try.
Are you brushing your teeth for a long enough time? Brush DJ plays two minutes of music from your own library of songs so you can keep track of the time. Taking it even further, the app also includes a visual display to show you where to brush. A custom reminders feature helps keep you on track of things like replacing your toothbrush and upcoming orthodontic appointments. Read More
Bummed out that summer is almost over? At McNamara Orthodontics in Ann Arbor, MI, we feel this is a great time of year to revisit the basics of caring for your teeth during orthodontic treatment. Starting a healthy routine at the beginning of the school year will go a long way towards achieving a beautiful, healthy smile. When done right, good oral care maintenance could lead you all the way to next summer and beyond.
Here are five helpful reminders to kick off the fall session with clean teeth and a happy mouth:
- Follow the 2×2 Rule
- Avoid Crunchy and Sticky Foods
- Drink Lots of Water
- Plan Your Meals and Snacks
- Bring a Braces Care Kit