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Easy Potato Skins | Super Bowl Snack

February 3rd 2017
What to buy: Look for potatoes in 5-pound bags, as they tend to be smaller in size than loose potatoes. Avoid green-spotted or sprouted potatoes—they contain the bitter toxin solanine.Game plan: Use the leftover scooped potatoes for mashed potato cakes or potato soup.INGREDIENTS8 (3-inch-long) russet potatoes (about 2 1/4 pounds), scrubbed and thoroughly dried2 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/4 stick), meltedKosher saltFreshly ground black pepper2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (about...  [Read full blog post]

Do You Know What Sets Us Apart?

January 26th 2017
Everyone on our team understands that your goals in seeking orthodontic care, in addition to your clinical needs, are different from anyone else’s. Instead of a cookie-cutter approach to treatment, we’ll spend time talking with you about your goals in considering orthodontia and reviewing the results of your complimentary evaluation.Then we’ll create a treatment plan and present it to you, and explain the different steps and options available to develop your new smile. We’ll encourage...  [Read full blog post]

Do You Want A Damon Braces Smile?

January 19th 2017
Our office is pleased to offer our patients Damon Smile braces. Damon braces use a slide mechanism to hold the archwire, reducing the amount of pressure exerted on the teeth and allowing the teeth to move more freely, quickly, and comfortably. Thanks to these innovative braces, achieving your perfect smile can be faster and easier than you ever thought possible!Damon braces use a specialized slide in place of elastics to help the wire guide teeth in to place. These slides help reduce the amount...  [Read full blog post]

Very Berry Smoothie | New Recipe

January 13th 2017
We know some kids can be fussy when it comes to eating healthy foods, especially when they're dealing with a new set of braces. Changing eating habits to better accommodate new braces, and health is not always easy as healthy food choices tend to look less appealing than a slice of pizza or hard shell tacos. If you want to ensure your kids will intake some healthy fruits and vegetables, we suggest making smoothies for them! Smoothies are a wonderful way to make fruits and veggies appeal to...  [Read full blog post]

How Important Is Orthodontics For Your Health?

January 6th 2017
We know how important it is to regularly visit the dentist to stay on top of our dental and oral health and goals. Dental treatment not only keeps teeth clean, fresh and cavity free, it also helps to monitor the health of the mouth and gums to note issues quickly should they arise.Just as important as preventative dental treatment, however, is corrective orthodontic treatment – and orthodontics involves much more than a purely cosmetic undertaking.Did you know...Orthodontics was the first...  [Read full blog post]

Merry Christmas!

December 21st 2016
Take some time this holiday season to be appreciative of those who work when they should be with family and friends, those who are away from those they love, and those who sacrifice for our needs. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May this Christmas find you surrounded by those you love, filled with a lot of fun and cheer, and the New Year bring happiness, health, and prosperity.

Questions About Finances?

December 14th 2016
When you consider the cost of orthodontic treatment, also consider the lifelong benefits of a beautiful, healthy smile. The cost of orthodontic treatment will depend on many factors, including the severity of the problem, its complexity and length of treatment.For your convenience, we do offer different methods of payment, including interest-free monthly payment plans and credit card payments. We will discuss these payment options and assist in determining the best plan for you.Our office will...  [Read full blog post]

What To Eat When You Get Braces

December 7th 2016
Just get braces? You may notice that your mouth feels a little different after they’re first put on. To make your transition a little smoother, you may want to change your eating habits for the first few days while you get used to your new braces. We at Poser Orthodontics want to make things easier on our new patients, so below you will find some suggestions for the best kinds of foods to eat when you first get braces.1. Have a smoothie. Smoothies are great option for a delicious meal in a...  [Read full blog post]

Mini Eggnog Cheesecackes | NEW RECIPE ALERT

December 1st 2016
These Mini Eggnog Cheesecakes are perfect for your holiday party dessert table. Not only are they easy to make and delicious, but they make a beautiful display too.Cute, creamy, delicious, simple to make, and perfect for your holiday party dessert table.Ingredients1 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs2 Tbsp Butter, melted12 oz Cream Cheese, softened½ cup Sugar½ cup Eggnog1 Tbsp Flour1 Egg½ tsp Vanilla½ tsp NutmegInstructions:Pre-heat oven to 350.Place paper liners in 9 cups of muffin pan.Combine...  [Read full blog post]

Happy Thanksgiving

November 24th 2016
There is always something to be thankful for, and at Poser Orthodontics we are thankful for you! Thank you to our wonderful patients for letting us work on those gorgeous smiles! Tell us what you are thankful for on our Facebook page! Happy Thanksgiving!

Perfect #PoserOrtho Patients

November 18th 2016
We love sharing our patient photos with you! Scroll down to see more happy Poser Orthodontics patients from November 2016! We are so THANKFUL for you all.

What are Damon Clear Brackets?

November 9th 2016
Damon® Clear is the passive self-ligating bracket whose beauty is more than skin-deep. Damon® Clear combines the look and comfort image-conscious patients demand with the strength and functionality discriminating clinicians need. Validated by multi-site in vivo studies and third-party university research, Damon® Clear is more than meets the eye.Contact Poser Orthodontics to learn more about this amazing treatment!

Happy Halloween

October 31st 2016
Happy Halloween from Poser Orthodontics!

Do You Have Sensitive Teeth?

October 20th 2016
If hot, cold, sweet or very acidic food and drinks, or breathing in cold air, makes your teeth sensitive then you may have sensitive teeth. It is very common and can come and go.The most common reason for tooth sensitivity is because the root surfaces of our teeth are exposed to stimulants from the environment, and due to this gum recession, it allows the tooth to feel more than usual.Now these root surfaces are more porous than the rest of the tooth which is protected by enamel. So in order to...  [Read full blog post]

Simpli5 Offered At Poser Orthodontics

October 14th 2016
Simpli5 is a revolutionary new system of aligners designed to correct minor imperfections in about five to six weeks. Each set of aligners are customized to fit your mouth and to give you the smile you've always wanted. Simpli5 aligners are designed to correct minor crowding or spacing, and to realign teeth that have already received orthodontic treatment.If you're interested in orthodontic treatment with Simpli5 aligners, please contact Poser Orthodontics. We can answer any questions you might...  [Read full blog post]

Pumpkin French Toast - NEW FALL RECIPE

October 6th 2016
Do you like pumpkin flavored everything? We do! We've done some searching for new innovative ways to add pumpkin to your favorite meals and found this delicious recipe for Pumpkin French Toast!  Who will be making these this weekend? Ingredients:3/4 cup milk1/2 cup pumpkin puree4 eggs2 Tbsp packed light-brown sugar1 tsp vanilla extract1 tsp ground cinnamon1/4 tsp ground nutmeg1/4 tsp ground ginger9 slices Texas toast (or other white bread such as Challah or French bread)Butter, for...  [Read full blog post]

Signs Your Child Needs Two-Phase Orthodontic Treatment

September 21st 2016
If your child exhibits the following signs, he or she may be a good candidate for two-phase orthodontic treatment:Losing baby teeth early, before five years of ageProblems with biting or chewingSucking the thumb after age fiveEvidence of a crossbite, where the teeth don’t come together when opening or closing of the mouthTeeth are crowded at age seven or eightProtruding teeth on the top or bottomNot all children need to have early treatment, but if your child shows any of these signs, you...  [Read full blog post]

What is Simpli5?

September 16th 2016
Today's orthodontic appliances are designed to be comfortable, discreet, and fit the needs of your unique lifestyle. Invisible aligners have become a popular alternative to traditional orthodontic appliances like metal braces and headgear giving patients the beautiful smiles they've always wanted without ever having to wear braces.Poser Orthodontics is pleased to offer our patients a "clear" alternative to metal braces with Simpli5 invisible aligners.What Are The Benefits Of Using...  [Read full blog post]

What's The Right Age To Start Orthodontic Treatment?

September 9th 2016
Though Dr. Poser can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. Beginning treatment at this time ensures the greatest result and the least amount of time and expense. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or around 7 years of age. At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but vigilant examination can anticipate the most...  [Read full blog post]

Oral Health Benefits of Sesame Oil

September 3rd 2016
Recently a DIY (Do It Yourself) health method has surfaced becoming very popular. This method is used to support oral health and involves the use of sesame oil, which has been found to bring along many health benefits.Sesame oil is an edible vegetable oil derived from sesame seeds. This popular method using sesame oil is called oil pulling. It’s as simple as rinsing your mouth with oil. Oil pulling is done by swishing a table soon of sesame oil in your mouth for about 10 minutes then spitting...  [Read full blog post]

Red, White, & Blue Braces

August 23rd 2016
Are you one of the many people in the Germantown or Wauwatosa area with teeth that just don’t reflect you? Would you like to have perfect teeth in less time than you could imagine? Our new Red, White and Blue clear braces may be right for you! To find out if this revolutionary orthodontic device will help you get the smile you desire, contact Poser Orthodontics today.Red, White and Blue braces are a fast way to straighten teeth using clear aligners marked with tiny colored dots. Unlike...  [Read full blog post]

What is Multi-Phase Orthodontics

August 18th 2016
Are you aware of Multi-Phased Orthodontics? If not, don’t worry you’re not alone. Multi-Phase orthodontic treatment is a specialized process that involves facial and jaw changes along with straightening teeth. This process allows Poser Orthodontics to create a healthy functional smile with results that remain stable after treatment. One benefit of Multi-Phase orthodontics in certain cases, it can prevent adult tooth extractions or major jaw surgery.How does it work?Multi-Phase orthodontics...  [Read full blog post]

Peanut Butter S'mores Recipe

August 10th 2016
If you want to celebrate National S'mores Day today, we encourage you to do so! Take our s'mores challenge and try something different by adding some flare to your s'mores! Try out this new s'more recipe and let us know what you think! Do you have a s'more recipe you'd like to share with us? Post it on our Facebook wall!Peanut Butter S'mores RecipeIngredients8 large chocolate chip cookies4 teaspoons hot fudge ice cream topping4 large marshmallows4 peanut butter cupsDirectionsSpread the bottoms...  [Read full blog post]

Poser Ortho Smiles of the Week

August 3rd 2016
At Poser Orthodontics, we pride ourselves in providing the best care to the best patients in the Wauwatosa and Germantown areas. As we celebrate with our patients who just got braces put on, or just finished their braces and enter into retention, we love capturing every moment throughout the process and all the moments in between if we can!Check out a few patients who flashed their #PoserOrtho this week at the office.Do you want to be showcased on our blog? Take a picture at your next...  [Read full blog post]

Cool Down With This Recipe

July 28th 2016
Enjoy the rest of the summer with this tasty homemade snack that's sure to be a hit at any age. You probably have all the ingredients you need already! Skip store-bought popsicles and opt for a DIY version with this delicious BRACES FRIENDLY Greek Yogurt Berry Smoothie Pops!Ingredients½ cup Greek yogurt (I use Chobani Vanilla)½ cup milk1 cup frozen berriesInstructionsBlend ingredients until smooth.Pour into 3 oz paper cups.Let pops set up until almost firm and insert popscicle stick.Continue...  [Read full blog post]