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Invisalign and Teens: Quest Johnson Orthodontics

July 2nd 2018
We are a respected provider of orthodontic care in your community for over 20 years. 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.Invisalign Teen is the clear way to straighten teeth without metal braces. The aligners are removable and virtually invisible, which means you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing. By using its advanced technology, Invisalign...  [Read full blog post]


The Dangers of DIY Braces

June 20th 2018
There is a growing dangerous trend that is increasing in popularity with social media and among young teens. This trend is do-it-yourself (DIY) braces. These DIY braces are dangerous and can lead to gum damage and tooth loss, among other consequences.What Are DIY Braces?DIY Braces are braces people make out of household items such as rubber bands, dental floss, fishing line, paper clips and others that people think will get their teeth to move. People take these items and put them in their...  [Read full blog post]


A Foundation to a Healthy Smile

June 6th 2018
June is Oral Health Month!A good oral hygiene routine is the foundation to a healthy smile, especially for young children. For parents, leading by example, should establish healthy habits like brushing, cleaning between your teeth and seeing your dentist. This ultimately leads to the big difference in the health and happiness of your entire family and in children, less fears about visiting their dentist.Here are a few tips from the American Dental Association that are a great reminder to...  [Read full blog post]


Summer Foods and Braces - Quest Johnson Orthodontics

May 15th 2018
Summer is fast approaching! Here at Quest Johnson Orthodontics, we are excited for BBQ’s, picnics, pool parties and vacation time! Summer is especially the defining moment for kids. Everyone is out of school and ready to relax. With relaxation and an abnormal routine, it is easy for kids with braces to forget two important food categories they’re supposed to avoid: hard foods and sticky foods! Here are some great and not so great classic summer foods that are great for kids (or anyone...  [Read full blog post]


5 Foods for Dental Health

May 15th 2018
Excellent oral health is the foundation for a healthy beautiful smile and can make a big difference before you visit us. At Quest Johnson Orthodontics, we want to give you simple tips that will make a lasting impact on your smile and oral health.Share this infographic and remind someone of these simple healthy tips. To learn more about us visit our website and follow us on Facebook and Instagram


Giving Back for the World and our Community

May 11th 2018
At Quest Johnson Orthodontics, we believe giving back is essential for the world and our community. This month, we are supporting our American heroes! Every time you Check-in on Facebook from our office, a donation is made towards the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fun is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing critically-needed medical facilities for treating United States military personnel suffering the effects of traumatic brain injury...  [Read full blog post]


Adjusting to Braces

April 26th 2018
Are you a new patient at Quest Johnson Orthodontics? You may or may not be excited about wearing your braces, but regardless we know you will be thrilled with the result of your new smile.  As with any change, adjusting to something new can be a little confusing and overwhelming sometimes, so we decided to help you out with a few tips on adjusting to your braces. Tip #1: Give yourself some time. Your braces may not be what you expected or wanted, but after a while when your teeth...  [Read full blog post]


Welcome! Your First Visit!

April 26th 2018
Fear of the unknown is human nature and some nervousness is to be expected prior to starting orthodontic treatment. Your first visit to our office is a time for us to get to know you and determine what your main concerns are. We will ease your fears by giving you as much information as needed to help you feel comfortable. Each member of our team is friendly and accessible and we encourage our patients or parents to ask questions. We believe that patients will feel more comfortable if they know...  [Read full blog post]


Braces and Cavities

April 23rd 2018
If you’re a patient at Quest Johnson Orthodontics, you are used to visiting us for your regular adjustment appointment every 6-8 weeks.While our hygienist is in your mouth making those adjustments, it’s important for you to remember our team is working on your braces and trips to your general dentist are still very much needed.When we work on your braces, we are not looking specifically for any cavities and anything we do notice is a by-product of monitoring your oral health from an...  [Read full blog post]


April's Check-In for Charity - Autism Speaks

April 2nd 2018
Quest Johnson Orthodontics is taking part in the worldwide support for Autism this month! What is Autism Speaks?Autism Speaks is a charity with the goal to increase the public understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder. Aside from the amazing outcome of this charity, they are famous for their “Light It Up Blue” campaign. Wear blue to your appointments in April to show your support for Autism Speaks.Facts about autism according to Autism Speaks:The Centers for Disease...  [Read full blog post]


Which Type of Floss is Best?

March 23rd 2018
If you’ve visited the dental care aisle recently, the sheer number of options available can be overwhelming. We often have patients ask us which floss is the “best” type of floss. In essence, all of the options on the market today do the same thing, and at the end of the day it comes down to personal preference. We’ve listed a few of the options below.  Flossers: Flossers are small plastic instruments with a single floss strip and a pick on the opposite end. This option can be both...  [Read full blog post]


Bad Breath & Braces

March 8th 2018
After getting braces, new patients may develop bad breath from not cleaning their teeth properly. Simply doing a quick job brushing your teeth is not enough to keep your teeth in great shape, especially when you wear braces. Bacteria feeds on food particles leftover after you eat, and this sneaky bacterium creates an unpleasant odor. We certainly understand bad breath can be uncomfortable to talk about, but it happens to most of us. The important thing to do if you’re experiencing bad breath...  [Read full blog post]


Check Out This Month’s Check-In for Charity

March 1st 2018
The World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) is the world’s leading conservation organization, working in 100 countries and is supported by more than one million members in the United States and close to five million globally. WWF's unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.Together, in partnership with foundations,...  [Read full blog post]


Eating With Braces

February 20th 2018
Now that you have your braces, what foods can you still enjoy? While some foods are off limits, don't worry, you'll be eating popcorn and snacking on potato chips again in no time! However, before you can start enjoying some of the treats you love, you will need to take special care to avoid any foods that could damage your new appliances.Foods to AVOID with braces:Chewy foods — bagels, licoriceCrunchy foods — popcorn, chips, iceSticky foods — caramel candies, chewing gumHard foods —...  [Read full blog post]


Do You Have a Loose Wire or Bracket?

February 8th 2018
We know even despite your best efforts, the wires and bands on your braces may come loose. If this happens, please contact Quest Johnson Orthodontics as soon as possible so that we can check and repair your appliance. If any piece of your appliance comes off, be sure to save it and bring it to the office with you.In an emergency, you can temporarily fix the loose wire by using the back of a spoon or the eraser end of a pencil to carefully and gently push the wire back into place. If...  [Read full blog post]


Spotlight on this month’s Check-In for Charity: UNICEF

February 1st 2018
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to put children first. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization by providing health care and immunizations, safe water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief, and more. UNICEF’s work is possible through fundraising, advocacy, and education in the United States. They strive forward, toward the day when no children die from preventable...  [Read full blog post]


Crowd Pleasing Braces Friendly Game Day Recipes

January 30th 2018
If you're still searching for a few more snacks to add to your Super Bowl menu, we've got two that will be sure to score with your friends & family.Hot Ham & Cheese Party Rolls 1 can refrigerated pizza crust1 lb. deli ham (thinly sliced, but not shaved)12 slices Swiss cheeseGlaze:1/2 cup butter2 tablespoons brown sugar1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce1 tablespoon Dijon mustard1 tablespoon poppy seedsDirections:Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick...  [Read full blog post]


More Than Just A Beautiful Smile

January 10th 2018
It's important to know that orthodontic health is much more than straight teeth. When Drs. Quest and Johnson create beautiful smiles for our patients, they place all the elements of the face into their perfect alignment for a healthy as well as beautiful smile. Orthodontic treatment at Quest Johnson Orthodontics also provides many additional health benefits. Here are just a few you might not realize:Prevent TMJ:TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Disorders occur from stress on the jaw...  [Read full blog post]


This Month’s Check-In for Charity: Make a Wish

January 1st 2018
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. In the United States, a wish is granted every 34 minutes. They believe a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides and inspires them to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids they serve. It compels them to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. It drives them to make their donated...  [Read full blog post]


Braces Newbie?

December 18th 2017
At Quest Johnson Orthodontics we are excited you have taken the first step toward a healthier and more beautiful smile, but you are probably wondering what comes next. The first week is the biggest period of adjustment, and there is a lot to learn in this short time. What to eat?  How to brush?  No worries, in a very short time your braces will feel completely natural.On the first day, your braces will probably feel sort of like a mouthful and it may take time...  [Read full blog post]


The Tooth Truth

December 7th 2017
Our dedication to providing extraordinary personal service with compassion and consideration to the unique needs of each of our patients is our top priority. We feel open communication is extremely important in creating a positive environment for our patients and ensuring a successful treatment outcome. Here at Quest Johnson Orthodontics, we consider dental health to be an integral part of overall good health. We believe that good dental health can instill a sense of well-being, provide a...  [Read full blog post]


December Charity of the Month - Action Against Hunger

December 1st 2017
For almost 40 years, across nearly 50 countries, Action Against Hunger has led the global fight against hunger. They enable people to provide for themselves, see their children grow up strong, and for whole communities to prosper. Constantly searching for more effective solutions, Action Against Hunger continuously shares their knowledge and expertise with the world while pushing for long-term change. About 815 million people go to bed hungry every night, and one in three children in low-...  [Read full blog post]


Thanksgiving Countdown!

November 16th 2017
It seems like the month of November has really flown by! Thanksgiving is just a week away and we’re all looking forward to time with family and friends – not to mention all of the delicious food! While some holidays spotlight foods that might traditionally be a challenge to manage when you have braces, Thanksgiving is typically filled with foods that are braces approved!If you’re looking to add a new side dish or two to your Thanksgiving table this year, we’ve found two contenders that...  [Read full blog post]


Out With the Old & In With The New

November 9th 2017
With cold and flu season starting, germs seem to be lurking everywhere! While it’s difficult to avoid catching the office cold or flu bug, you can help keep your number one oral hygiene accessory in great shape by replacing your toothbrush regularly. Toothbrushes help keep your teeth and mouth clean, but how long should you a keep a toothbrush? It is recommended that you switch out that old toothbrush for a fresh new one every 3 to 4 months, and directly after any cold or flu. Replacing your...  [Read full blog post]


November Charity of the Month - International Fund for Animal Welfare

November 1st 2017
We hope you all had a wonderful Halloween! It seems like just yesterday that the school year began, and now here we are with Thanksgiving just around the corner! We’re so thankful for the opportunity we have this month to support another wonderful charity, the International Fund for Animal Welfare.ABOUT THE CHARITYFor more than 40 years, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has saved animals in need all around the world. Their work strives to connect animal welfare and...  [Read full blog post]


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