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Written by Dr. Fernando Martinez on 3/15/2017 4:12 PM
Thinking about taking advantage of the “no-show” clear, Invisalign aligners to straighten your teeth and achieve that beautiful smile you’ve always desired? We’ve been providing Invisalign treatment to patients of Mack and Cincinnati for more than a decade. As an orthodontic specialist, patients trust Dr. Martinez to successfully treat with Invisalign, braces and other orthodontic appliances successfully.

It’s important to note that Invisalign isn’t right for everyone, and Dr. Martinez will complete a thorough examination to ensure it’s an effective treatment option for you. Here are 10 things to keep in mind about Invisalign:

1. The 22-Hour Rule This is the key to success when it comes to Invisalign treatments. Aligner trays must be worn at least 22 hours of EVERY 24-hour day. If you only take them out to eat and clean them at the same time you brush your teeth, you’ll be on your way to a successful treatment.

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Written by Dr. Fernando Martinez on 2/15/2017 1:35 PM
When it comes to new year’s resolutions, we know that keeping them is tough. Changing your diet and lifestyle habits is easier said than done, but it’s important to take proactive steps in being healthier if you truly want to have a better 2017. When it comes to your teeth and gums, Martinez Orthodontics wants to remind you to take care of your mouth before, during and after treatment. Whether you’re a child with braces or an adolescent or adult wearing Invisalign, oral care is at the forefront of having the best possible treatment. 

Below you’ll find five tips and resolutions you can keep to ensure your oral care stays in tip-top shape this 2017:

Keep Up With Regular Dental & Orthodontist Appointments New year, new you! If it’s been awhile since you’ve visited your dentist, make that call today! Around one-third of people in the US don’t visit their dentist regularly and it can hurt your oral health big time! For examples, cavities that aren’t filled in an efficient manner can only get larger, more painful and more expensive to repair. Orthodontist visits are just as important to ensure your treatment is progressing as planned. 

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Written by Dr. Fernando Martinez on 11/30/2016 5:44 AM

At Martinez Orthodontics, we work hard to meet your needs, both in the treatment chair and when it comes to payments and insurance. We never want financial barriers to stop anyone from receiving the orthodontic care they need. Therefore, we’d like to remind those of you with Flexible Spending Accounts or FSAs that you should try to use up your flex spending dollars by the end of this year.

Written by Dr. Fernando Martinez on 9/15/2016 12:31 AM

For our patients who have been following recent reports posted by the Associated Press last month, you may have heard about the “lack of evidence” towards the benefits of flossing. However, Dr. Martinez and his dedicated team wholeheartedly believe in the importance of flossing, and believe it should continue to be apart of your oral hygiene routine. Especially for our patients with braces, flossing is key to ensure treatment progresses as planned, and you conclude with strong, health teeth.

Written by Dr. Fernando Martinez on 7/15/2016 3:14 PM

You’re finally on your way to a brand new smile. Although the journey may seem long and arduous, the results will change your life forever. During the first few weeks, you will likely have a lot of questions about living with braces. Which foods can I eat? Which foods can’t I eat? How can I make the pain go away? All these questions will be answered here, in Martinez Orthodontics’ guide for getting through the early days with braces.

Written by Dr. Fernando Martinez on 5/16/2016 4:25 PM
Preparing meals for your family members with braces may seem like a tough task, but there are plenty of braces-friendly meals that are easy to make. Whether you choose our traditional metal braces or clear braces, The team at Martinez Orthodontics wants to remind you that it’s important to eat right to ensure that your treatment is as effective as possible. Here are a couple of great recipes that you and your children will love!

Mixed Berries & Banana Smoothie Nothing is better than a smoothie on a hot day! They’re also a great source of calcium, that helps protect tooth enamel and prevent cavities.

What You’ll Need

1 cup of frozen mixed berries (raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries are great options) 1 frozen ripe banana ½ cup of low-fat vanilla yogurt ¼ cup of orange juice 1 teaspoon of honey (optional) Blender Directions

Cut the banana into two-inch pieces for...
Written by Dr. Fernando Martinez on 1/29/2016 5:47 PM
Updates About Our Cincinnati Orthodontist this 2016 Learning More About Dr. Martinez & What He Has Been Up To Recently Hi Everyone! Dr. Martinez has been quite the busy bee recently, and we thought it would be a shame if you all didn't know about the hard work the doctor has been putting in during these past few weeks and months. He has been working hard, not only to improve our own Cincinnati practice, but to help the practices of his fellow orthodontists become better than ever. Below we'll mention a short list of some for Dr. Martinez's most recent accomplishments, and how they have affected our orthodontic practice.

Now Recognized as Invisalign Premier Not too long ago, Martinez Orthodontics reached the level of Invisalign Premier. This means our practice has been recognized by Invisalign as one of the top orthodontic offices in the area. Depending on how many cases of Invisalign you treat each year, only certain practices can gain the staus of premier. Most orthodontists usually fall into the category...
Written by Dr. Fernando Martinez on 11/15/2015 5:32 PM
Top 3 Reasons We’re Thankful This Thanksgiving So Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and all of us at Martinez Orthodontics couldn’t be happier. Our practice works diligently to treat each and every patient like a member of our own family, so we absolutely love this time of the year. A time when relatives near and far come together to celebrate their thanks. Here are the top three things we as a practice are thankful for during this season of thanks and celebration.

1: Straight Smiles No surprise here than an orthodontics office is thankful for straight smiles. But this is also true for a lot of people as well. When a person walks up to you, one of the first things you'll notice is whether or not they are smiling. Sometimes people can feel embarrassed of their crooked teeth. They might try to hide them either in pictures or simply talking in general. On the other hand, with straight, perfectly aligned teeth, it will be hard not to smile. Pictures with closed-mouth smiles will be a thing of the past,...
Written by Dr. Fernando Martinez on 9/2/2015 5:17 PM
Remember To Bring Your Carrying Case To School Why This Seemingly Inocuous Step is Important to Orthodontics Parents, fall is right around the corner, and that means we are fully entered school mode. Now that routines have been set, and schedules are organized, this is actually an important time for your child and their retainers. It is often said it is in the moment of complacency that your circumstances will be turned upside down. This also applies to students and their retainers. 

At the beginning of the school year, so many things are happening all at once, and students become more focused on schoolwork, and less on their orthodontic treatment. It's not like they are trying to forget about the orthodontic treatment, it's just that sometimes students go on full autopilot mode with their retainers when they they have a lot on their plate (pun intended). When this happens, kids will often forget about their retainer during lunch and either neglect to put it back on after they have finished eating, or...
Written by Dr. Fernando Martinez on 7/24/2015 2:59 AM

Teaching New Orthodontic Treatments in Cincinnati, OH

Hey everyone! We appreciate you stopping by our blog and learning a little more about Martinez Orthodontics and how we can assist you further with your orthodontic treatment. We like think of Dr. Martinez as a continuing education junkie. The Ohio State Dental Board requires orthodontists to take 20 hours of continuing education each year, but Dr. Martinez routinely spends more than 100 hours each year staying current on the latest advances in orthodontics. With all this additional education, we would like to share some of this knowledge that will assist in the effectiveness of your orthodontic treatment.