Buck Teeth – What To Do?

Buck Teeth Ann Arbor MIBuck teeth, also known as a malocclusion or severe overbite, is much more common than we think. In many cases, buck teeth are a hereditary condition. But, it can also be worsened by prolonged thumb sucking, bottle feeding or the overuse of a pacifier.

Throughout history, buck teeth have been the cause of bullying and embarrassment. Studies have shown that the most common cause of bullying is a person’s smile.Read More

Smile – It Offers Many Benefits

Smile Ann Arbor MIA simple smile holds the key to many wonderful secrets. When you flash a those wonderfully beautiful pearly whites, you are sending a message not only to the world but subconsciously to yourself. You are telling the world that you are happy and confident but also telling yourself. We all smile when we are happy but did you know smiling can actually make you happy. It has been scientifically proven that it can literally change the world around you and change the way you feel. A smile is truly contagious.Read More

Seasons Game Contest

Seasons Game McNamara Orthodontics in Ann Arbor MI

Snowflakes in summer? It must be time for McNamara Orthodontics’ “Seasons Game Contest!”

Play now for your chance to enter a drawing for $50 Amazon Gift Card.

How to Play the Seasons Game

  • The objective of the game is to reach the “Autumn Leaves” tile by combining previous tiles.
  • Use your computer keyboard arrows to move up or down, left or right to slide the matching tiles together.
  • When two matching tiles (such as two trees, two suns, etc) are slid together, they will change to the next tile in the Legend. With each move, a new tile will appear.
  • Reach the “Autumn Leaves” tile and an “Enter Contest” button will appear above the game board. You’re now entered in the drawing for the Amazon gift card.
  • If all sixteen tiles on your board become filled with no matching images side by side – GAME OVER!

This popular contest runs July 20th through October 28th. Visit our Contests Page to play.

While you’re matching your “autumn leaves,” don’t forget to have a safe and happy summer. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Congratulations to Our Spring Puzzle Contest Winner

Spring Puzzle Winner McNamara Orthodontics in Ann Arbor MICongratulations to our Spring Puzzle Contest Winner, now the recipient of two tickets to Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, OH!

For this contest, which ran April 25th through June 29th, we asked patients to accurately assemble an online puzzle of Cedar Point! Completing the puzzle successfully guaranteed patients a spot in the final drawing for the tickets.

Congrats again to our winner – we hope you have fun … though not too many sugary treats while you’re at the park, of course!

We’ll be announcing our next contest, the “Seasons Game” shortly. Keep an eye on our Contests Page here.

McNamara Orthodontics hopes all our patients and their families are enjoying their summer!

Sunburn – You’re Burning Up

Sunburn Ann Arbor MIThe Team at McNamara Orthodontics knows that regardless of the many health warnings about skin damage from the sun, many still subject themselves to the burning rays of the sun for extended periods of time. More than one-third of adults and 70% of children have admitted to getting sunburn at least once or twice in the past 12 months according to the CDC.

What Causes Sunburn

You already know the simple explanation behind sunburn. When your skin is exposed to the sun for a period of time, eventually it burns, turning red and irritated.
Under the skin, things get a little more complicated. The sun gives off three wavelengths of ultraviolet light:
• UVCRead More

July 4th – Some Independence Day Fun Facts

July 4th Ann Arbor MIWe celebrate American Independence Day on the July 4th every year. We think of July 4th, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.

The Continental Congress approved the final wording of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. They’d been working on it for a couple of days after the draft was submitted on July 2nd and finally agreed on all of the edits and changes.Read More