Invisalign: It’s Never Too Late To Take Care of You

I’ve always been self-conscious about my teeth. The top ones are basically straight, but the bottom teeth overlap and I have an overbite. I don’t recall braces ever being an option when I was a kid, though I had a retainer for awhile. I looked into getting braces in my early 20’s, but they said […]


Published February 2, 2017 in UncategorizedRead More >

The Sound of Silence: Orthodontic Treatment Reduces Snoring

The snore.  It seems to resonate throughout the house—just as it has for seemingly nights on end.  You creep down the hall, groping for the light switch. Only after stepping on a Lego and tripping over the American Girl doll left inexplicably in your path do you finally peer into your child’s room, yet again […]


Published January 19, 2017 in UncategorizedRead More >

The Bite, the Whole Bite and Nothing but the Bite

When it comes to “industry speak,” most within the health field are in a category all their own. That’s true of dentists and orthodontists as well, who use words and phrases that a lot of us really might not understand.  One you may have heard while in the dentist chair is “malocclusion”—which, to be honest, […]


Published January 10, 2017 in UncategorizedRead More >

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothies

Looking for a delicious, high-protein treat that’s perfect for people who wear braces? Try this recipe for Peanut Butter Banana Smoothies: 2 large, ripe bananas (peeled)   2 cup ice cubes 1 cup milk (almond milk works great too!) 1/2 cup Greek yogurt 2 heaping tablespoon of peanut butter (smooth or chunky–your choice) 1 tsp vanilla extract Add all ingredients […]


Published January 2, 2017 in UncategorizedRead More >

Candy Cane Christmas

When you think of Christmas, what comes to mind?  Santa, presents and, of course, candy canes!  But have you ever wondered how these peppermint treats became a part of our holiday season?


Published December 23, 2016 in UncategorizedRead More >

5 Gifts for Someone With Braces

The clock’s counting down and Christmas is drawing ever-that-much closer.  If you’re like a lot of us, you still might be scrambling to find just the right gifts for everyone on your list this year—including the kids and adults you know sporting silver smiles thanks to orthodontic treatments. Fortunately, we can help with that!  We’ve […]


Published December 15, 2016 in UncategorizedRead More >

Dr. Olsen Trains Chinese Peers

Earlier this year, orthodontic giant Ormco called upon Dr. Olsen and his team at Olsen Ortho Studio to host and train a group of professionals from China on the application of the Insignia Advanced Smile Design™ braces system. “Dr. Olsen has been an Ormco client for seven or eight years, and was an early adopter […]


Published December 5, 2016 in UncategorizedRead More >

Why DIY Braces are a DON’T

  Thinking About Straightening Your Teeth at Home With DIY Braces? Read This First. The desire for straight teeth has collided with the independent “do-it-yourself” American spirit and—frequently–the desire to save money.  As the saying goes, you get what you pay for.  And when it comes to homegrown tooth straightening, or DIY braces, the consequences […]


Published November 28, 2016 in UncategorizedRead More >

Braces-Friendly Recipe: Mrs. Olsen’s Addictive Pumpkin Bars

  These tender pumpkin bars blend just the right amount of sweetness and spice—and it’s a braces- friendly recipe! This recipe has been an Olsen family favorite for years, and it’s always requested at get-togethers throughout the fall. Ingredients:  1 can (15 oz) solid-pack pumpkin 2 cups sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 4 eggs, lightly beaten 2 […]


Published October 25, 2016 in UncategorizedRead More >

7 Reasons Why Your Child Should See an Orthodontist by Age 7

You read that right: your child should see an orthodontist by age 7. That may be hard for you to believe and, in fact, we get a lot of questions from parents who think that may be too early. “After all,” you may reason, “don’t all kids’ teeth look big when their adult teeth first […]


Published October 21, 2016 in UncategorizedRead More >