• Why the Damon® System?

    October 29th, 2010

    Something big is happening in the orthodontics world, and it’s no other than Damon braces, which allow your teeth to move more comfortably and easily than traditional braces. With the Damon System, achieving that perfect smile will be faster and easier than you ever thought possible.

    Here’s why Damon® is better:

    With the new Damon braces, we can achieve terrific results and finish your treatment faster. Depending on your case, this may mean saving many months of treatment! After analyzing your specific needs, we will be able to provide you with a treatment plan that will have you smiling soon! Because Damon braces are very precise and effective, we can reduce the need for many of the time-consuming and complicated procedures that are used with traditional braces. Because Damon braces work more efficiently, fewer adjustments are required. As a result, your appointments will be faster and fewer in number. Due to the unique design of this new braces system, we can move your teeth into their correct positions with much less discomfort than traditional braces. Also, Damon braces are small, very comfortable, and easy to keep clean.

    Dr. Eichel is a certified Damon System provider. To learn more about the Damon System or your treatment here at Eichel Orthodontics, please give us a call.

  • A braces-friendly recipe, in celebration of National Orthodontic Health Month!

    October 21st, 2010

    In celebration of Halloween and National Orthodontic Health Month, our team at Eichel Orthodontics would like to share a great braces-friendly fall recipe with all of our patients. These Witch’s Hat Cookies are delicious, and provided that you remember to brush and floss after indulging, this is a cookie that
    won’t bite back!

    Witch’s Hat Cookies

    Ingredients:

    • 12 sugar ice cream cones, chocolate flavor
    • 12 5-inch chhttp://www.eichelsmiles.com/blog/wp-admin/themes.phpocolate chocolate-chip cookies
    • 1 cup royal icing
    • 1 lb. JBz chocolate candies (or Halloween plain M&M’s)

    Instructions:

    1. Prepare royal icing with tint purple.
    2. Fill pastry bag with decorating tip.
    3. Mix flavors of JBz. Pour 1 Tablespoon of JBz into cone.
    4.  Pipe icing around edge. Top with cookie.
    5. Flip upside down to rest on cookie.
    6. Pipe more icing and decorate with candies.
  • Eichel Orthodontics supports National Orthodontic Health Month

    October 11th, 2010

    Dr. Eichel wants to know, are you happy with the appearance of your teeth? In celebration of National Orthodontic Health Month, our team at Eichel Orthodontics would like to share a few of the benefits of having a straight, beautiful smile. After all, nothing beats a great smile!

    Why straight teeth?
    It is very important to have straight teeth because your smile is one of the first things that people see when they look at you. When you have a straight, beautiful smile, you feel good about yourself. Besides increasing your self confidence, straight teeth also allow for easier brushing and flossing.

    Eating with braces
    It is very important to avoid anything hard, sticky or chewy when you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. Snacks like gum, caramel, or taffy can break an archwire, or pull a bracket off. This can actually increase your treatment time. Dr. Eichel would also like to remind patients not to bite or chew on pens or pencils. The AAO recommends patients avoid the following Halloween treats, or recipes with these ingredients:

    • Caramel
    • Nuts
    • Popcorn (including un-popped kernels)
    • Taffy
    • Jelly beans
    • Hard pretzels
    • Licorice
    • Bubblegum
    • Taco chips
    • Ice

    If you stick to your orthodontic diet, keep your teeth clean, and cooperate with your orthodontist, your treatment should progress as scheduled and you’ll end up with a happy, healthy smile. As always, feel free to give Eichel Orthodontics a call at 513-729-7444 if you have any questions about your orthodontic treatment, or if you would like to schedule a consultation.

  • Dr. Eichel and team want to get “BOOED!”

    October 05th, 2010

    This fall, Dr. Eichel and team want to see your Halloween spirit! Now through Halloween, we will be hosting a contest on our Facebook page, asking our patients to “BOO” us for a chance to win a booootiful cash treat!

    To enter our BOO! Contest:

    1. “Like” the Eichel Orthodontics Facebook page
    2. Write “BOO” on our Facebook page wall

    The contest ends Oct. 31, so don’t hesitate to enter for your chance to win a cash treat! Feel free to  give us a call if you have any questions about the contest, or if you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Eichel.

  • Do you have Justin Bieber Fever?

    October 01st, 2010

    Dr. Eicheland our team at Eichel Orthodontics are excited to announce our Bieber Fever Contest. To enter, just visit our office and try your hand at a few Justin Bieber trivia questions. If you know the correct answer to at least three questions, you’ll be entered into our drawing for an iPod/ mp3 speaker!

    Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions about our Bieber Fever Contest, or if you would like to schedule a consultation at our office.