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Published on February 17, 2017
Valentine's Day may be over, but our contest isn't! Can you guess how many sweethearts are in the jar? Visit Spannhake Orthodontics to see the jar & take your guess for a chance to WIN an amazing prize!#SpannhakeOrthodontics

Stacked Quesadilla Tower For Super Bowl Sunday

Published on February 03, 2017
In this stacked tower quesadilla recipe, stack tortillas with black beans, squash, and plenty of cheese, and more.
Ingredients (4 SERVINGS)
  • 4 8-inch-diameter flour tortillas
  • 1 8-ounce package peeled chopped butternut squash, cut into 1/2- to 3/4-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 cup chopped white onion
  • 1 15- to 16-ounce can black beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1/2 cup salsa, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 cup co...[more]

What is Invisalign & Why Should You Consider It?

Published on January 26, 2017
Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you're wearing. So, you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign is made with 3D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective. More than 70% of orthodontists in the US and Canada are certified to treat with Invisalign, including Dr. Spannhake.

Why should you consider it?
Not only are the aligners invisible, they...[more]

How To Handle Soreness Caused from Braces

Published on January 19, 2017
When you first get your braces at Spannhake Orthodontics, 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! To relieve the pain, we recommend dissolving one teaspoon of salt in eight ounces of lukewarm water. Swish and gargle this solution in your mouth for just a couple of minutes (do not swallow the saltwater).

If the pain is more severe an...[more]

Banana Smoothie Recipe

Published on January 13, 2017
Your kid’s diet should have fruits and veggies for complete nutrition. But when he does not eat them in their solid form, you might want to consider smoothies. Smoothies are great for both kids and adults, and even better for new patients being treated at Spannhake Orthodontics as they are braces friendly. The trick is to make the idea of smoothies exciting – get your children involved in the process. Let them make smoothies with fru...[more]
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