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The Right Age for Orthodontics

February 27th 2019
Orthodontists today can successfully correct most problems regardless of the patient’s age. But that does not mean that the orthodontic treatment starting age does not matter. In fact it may play a significant role in the total time and expenses required for the completion of the orthodontic treatment.Children: The magic number is 7! The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that all children have a check-up with an orthodontist by the time they reach age 7, for early...  [Read full blog post]


Gum Disease Awareness Month

February 20th 2019
February is Gum Disease Awareness Month. More than 80 percent of Americans are living with periodontal or gum disease, which most often than not, goes unnoticed. Because the symptoms are barely noticeable at first and there is no pain involved, it can be toughAccording to the American Association of Periodontology (AAP), you may have gum disease, even if it's in its early stages, if:your gums are red, swollen and sore to the touch.your gums bleed when you eat, brush or floss.you see pus or...  [Read full blog post]


Check-in 4 Charity: UNICEF

February 7th 2019
At Quest Johnson Orthodontics, we believe in a world where kindness can impact lives and change futures. We are part of the Check-in 4 Charity program where every month, we feature a charity either locally or nationally to support.All you have to do is check-in with an image or status update on Facebook and a donation is made on your behalf from us. This month were donating to UNICEF.


Braces Friendly Foods for You

February 1st 2019
If you just received braces any holiday, especially The Super Bowl could be tough, finding which foods you can and can not eat. If you are heading to a Super Bowl watch party try to stay away from these foods and enjoy these Superbowl friendly foods below.First thing’s first, which foods are off limits? Stay off and avoid these types of foods.Hard nuts, candies, hard fruits (like apples and pears)Hard vegetables (like carrots and corn on the cob)ChipsTaco shellsPizza crustPretzelsSticky stuff...  [Read full blog post]


Can't Decide? Invisalign Top Benefits

January 30th 2019
Invisalign treatment is a technique that straightens your teeth without braces, using a series of clear, removable aligners that are custom-modeled to fit your teeth. The virtually invisible aligners gradually reposition your teeth into a smile of which you will be proud.The advantage to Invisalign is the range of issues it can fix including: Overly crowded teeth, Widely spaced teeth, Overbites, Underbites, and Crossbites. This is the major benefit to invisalign. You can continue to live your...  [Read full blog post]


January 21st 2019
When it comes to braces, your first few days may be uncomfortable. It may even feel as if your braces are sticking out. Your gums may be sore and tender, but that does not have to stop you from living your life.An important item to use for relief is dental wax. Dental wax is “a soft, harmless gum protector for children and adults with braces that can be used in a pinch to cover brackets and protruding wires with a smooth surface,” according to Colgate. Dental wax can provide relief when a...  [Read full blog post]


New Year, New Habits

January 10th 2019
It’s a new year, and that means new opportunities for adopting healthy habits, that will help our teeth. We love encouraging our patients to create a healthy oral hygiene routine. Here are 2 healthy habits to start doing everyday in 2019.Floss - Floss, floss and more floss. We have all heard how flossing is beneficial, let’s all pledge to floss more in 2019. Getting kids involved in flossing will help them understand from a young age the importance of this healthy routine.Change Your...  [Read full blog post]


New Year, New Charity

January 4th 2019
This month we are supporting the Make A Wish Foundation, a national non-profit organization aimed at providing dreams to children with critical illnesses. "Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish® vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a critical illness."Did you know on average a wish is granted every 34 minutes? How amazing and life changing is that!?At Quest Johnson Orthodontics, we believe in a world where kindness can impact lives and...  [Read full blog post]


Thank You for a Great 2018

December 28th 2018
It has been another fantastic year at Quest Johnson Orthodontics. We have seen many smiles transformed through our office and are so thankful for another great year. Thank you to all of our patients and community of Mooresville and Elwood for entrusting us with their smile.


Giving Back this Holiday Season

December 20th 2018
This holiday season, Quest Johnson Orthodontics is supporting Action Against Hunger, through our Check-in 4 Charity program.For almost 40 years, Action Against Hunger, has led the global fight against hunger. This month, every time you Check-in on Facebook from our office, a donation is made on your behalf to Action Against Hunger.  It’s that simple, you check-in with a photo, status update or review and we make the donation on your behalf.


Protect Your Enamel

December 12th 2018
Here at Quest Johnson Orthodontics, with locations in Mooresville and Elwood, Indiana, our practice's top priority is to provide you with the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, comfortable environment. We also pride ourselves in providing the best information and being proactive in taking care of our teeth.Your tooth enamel is the hard, outer surface layer of your teeth that serves to protect against tooth decay. In fact, tooth enamel is considered the hardest mineral substance in...  [Read full blog post]


Just Got Braces? Avoid these Holiday Treats

December 5th 2018
The Holidays are here and that means snow, endless sweets and of course no school for kids. The holidays are the perfect time to celebrate with family and also a time where we can slip up on certain foods to avoid, especially if we have braces. From sugar, to cookies to gingerbread houses, there is no end in the sweet treats. Here are three foods to avoid this holiday season.1. Candy Canes: These beautiful perfect treats are one to avoid this season if you have braces. The hard candy could...  [Read full blog post]


2 Invisalign Benefits to Help You Decide

November 29th 2018
With locations in Mooresville and Elwood, Indiana, our practice's top priority is to provide you with the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, comfortable environment. Having straight teeth is important not only for children, but for adults as well. Straightening your teeth with the Invisalign system at Quest Johnson Orthodontics can treat common orthodontic problems thereby helping you maintain your dental health. It will also give you the smile you've always wanted!Invisalign...  [Read full blog post]


4 Benefits of Braces

November 26th 2018
Fear of the unknown is human nature and some nervousness is to be expected prior to starting orthodontic treatment or if you are thinking of getting orthodontic treatment of any kind. Braces can make one nervous, yet the benefits of braces, goes beyond a beautiful smile.1. Helps Prevent Gum Disease:It's no secret the dangers of gum disease and the drastic negative effect it has on your overall health. Braces help space your teeth out correctly, which helps you brush and floss in between your...  [Read full blog post]


Just got braces? Here's 2 Delicious Smoothie Recipes

November 9th 2018
Congratulations on getting braces! Your on your way to a healthier beautiful smile. At first you may notice that your teeth and mouth feel a little tender or sore. This is perfectly normal and we promise your mouth will not be sore forever! The discomfort and soreness you are feeling is perfectly normal. Your teeth may be tender to biting pressures, which can make it tough to chew and eat solid food. Here are 2 delicious smoothie recipes that are delicious, healthy and filling.1. Delicious Red...  [Read full blog post]


Check in 4 Charity Strides to Success

November 6th 2018
November is a special month, where we are all reminded of our gratitude and thankful for what we have. At Quest Johnson Orthodontics, we believe in a world where putting good out in the universe is beautiful because the good always comes back and that giving and kindness starts with ourselves. This month, every time you Check-in on Facebook from our office, a donation is made on your behalf to our local organization in Plainfield Indiana Strides to Success. It’s that simple, you check-in with...  [Read full blog post]


2 Treats to Avoid this Halloween

October 25th 2018
Happy Halloween from everyone at Quest Johnson Orthodontics! Halloween is the perfect opportunity to talk to your child and remind them about the importance of sticking to their health routine. This includes brushing your teeth, flossing, wearing your retainers, using mouthwash and other health tips.If you recently received orthodontic treatment such as braces or in the middle of your treatment, we recommend you avoid these sweet treats.Popcorn Balls: These are often a big hit on Halloween...  [Read full blog post]


National Orthodontic Health Month: 3 Benefits of Orthodontics

October 23rd 2018
October is National Orthodontic Health Month! The importance and benefits of Orthodontics exceeds beyond just a beautiful smile. Here are 3 benefits of orthodontics.Prevent Cavities – Orthodontic treatment is the process that straightens teeth through various treatment plans such as braces and Invisalign. Straight teeth are easier to clean and therefore prevent bacteria that can cause cavities. Self-Esteem – A beautiful smile will allow you to shine and confidently live your life...  [Read full blog post]


Spooky Treats #Orthodontics

October 17th 2018
Happy Halloween! If you just received braces or looking for something different to try this Halloween, here are 2 incredibly delicious alternative to sweet treats and hard candy that can harm your teeth if you have braces.Graveyard Shakes: What You Need:1 ¼ cup milk  1 tablespoon chocolate syrup  1 large scoop chocolate ice cream  1 large scoop vanilla ice cream  2 Oreo cookies, finely crushed  1 soft ghost-shaped...  [Read full blog post]


Check-in 4 Charity: October

October 10th 2018
At Quest Johnson Orthodontics, we believe in a world where kindness can impact lives and change futures. We are part of the Check-in 4 Charity program where every month, we feature a charity either locally or nationally to support.All you have to do is check-in with an image or status update on Facebook and a donation is made on your behalf from us. This month were donating to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Breast Cancer Research...  [Read full blog post]


Adult Orthodontics

September 24th 2018
As we grow older, our teeth begin to shift and move. Even if you had orthodontic treatment when you were younger, our smile may not be what it once was. There’s good news! Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy.At Quest Johnson Orthodontics, we offer a variety of treatment options that are designed for different age groups, including adults. The variety of treatment options allows adults to live their life uninterrupted by orthodontic treatment....  [Read full blog post]


Mouthwash Differences

September 20th 2018
Mouthwash is an essential part of a good oral hygiene routine, that often goes unnoticed. But did you know there are multiple types of mouthwash? Each also has a different function and works in different ways to help your teeth.Fluoride Mouthwash:You’ve heard how fluoride helps your teeth. Well fluoride in mouthwashes, does just that and helps protect your teeth from cavities and tooth decay. Be careful when using this type of mouthwash because an intake of too much fluoride is not...  [Read full blog post]


Common Questions to Orthodontics

September 12th 2018
With locations in Mooresville and Elwood, Indiana, our practices’ top priority is to provide you the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, comfortable environment. You might have a few questions on orthodontic treatment and what it entails. Here are a few of our common questions that we get asked.What is an Orthodontist? An Orthodontist is much different from a dentist. While all orthodontist are dentist, not all dentist are orthodontist! An orthodontist is a dental specialist...  [Read full blog post]


Check-in 4 Charity: Make a Difference

September 5th 2018
Habitat for Humanity, is a national charitable organization whose mission is to help families build and improve places to call home. The national organization, partners with people in our community, and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home. At Quest Johnson Orthodontics, we believe in a world where putting good out in the universe is beautiful because the good always comes back and that giving and kindness starts with ourselves. This month, every time...  [Read full blog post]


Before You Go Back, Visit Us!

August 20th 2018
Summer is fading away and the fall season is quickly approaching. Kids have returned back to school and the normal routines have begun. As summer comes to an end and fall season returns, it can be a busy time for parents and their children. New activities and new routines, it’s easy to forget simple check-ups to the orthodontist.Why is it important for a check-up during back-to-school season?This is the time to schedule an appointment to measure the progress of your child’s orthodontic...  [Read full blog post]


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