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Summer Smiles in Full Effect

June 28th 2019
Welcome to Wentz Orthodontics, where you are greeted and treated like family. Our team is led by the dynamic brother and sister duo of Dr. Ed Wentz and Dr. Holly Reeves. They have been creating smiles in an atmosphere that is easy for parents and fun for kids for over 25 years. We want our patients to live life smiling!We believe everyone should have the ability to smile with confidence and live a healthy life. We have several new locations, ready to serve you in your community. Be sure to...  [Read full blog post]


2 Common Bites Orthodontics Can Fix

June 19th 2019
Our smiles are uniquely ours. However so is our bite. “In orthodontics, “bite” refers to the way the upper and lower teeth come together. A bad bite, called a “malocclusion,” happens when teeth meet improperly, or they don’t meet at all,” according to the American Association of Orthodontist.There are various bites that affect how we speak, eat and our overall mouth. Two common bites, orthodontic treatment can fix is a crossbite and underbite.A crossbite occurs when the upper...  [Read full blog post]


2 Major Health Benefits of Straight Teeth

May 20th 2019
Fear of the unknown is human nature and some nervousness is to be expected prior to starting orthodontic treatment or even just learning more information on orthodontic treatment. You may even be second guessing if orthodontic treatment is right for you. There are many options to receiving orthodontic treatment, however the ultimate goal is a healthy straight smile.Here are 2 benefits of having straight teeth, you may have never thought of.1.  Healthier Gums: When your teeth are...  [Read full blog post]


Prevent Enamel Damage

May 15th 2019
Your tooth enamel is the hard, outer surface layer of your teeth that serves to protect against tooth decay. In fact, tooth enamel is considered the hardest mineral substance in your body, even stronger than bone. Your tooth enamel acts as a protection shield against your teeth. There are several actions you can do to prevent enamel damage such as decaying or discoloration.Preventing enamel decay can be as easy as cutting out or limiting high-acidic foods from your regular diet. High-acidic...  [Read full blog post]


Spring Smiles

April 29th 2019
Wentz Orthodontics has been serving our communities and have been creating smiles in an atmosphere that is easy for parents and fun for kids for over 25 years. We want our patients to live life smiling! Here are a few of our patients this month and their smiles.To schedule an appointment with us or learn more about our services, contact us at (806) 79-BRACE. Learn more about what makes Wentz Orthodontics unique. View this post on Instagram What a beautiful smile! Thank you Lindsey for sharing....  [Read full blog post]


National Facial Protection Month

April 11th 2019
April is National Facial Protection Month! National Facial Protection Month serves as a reminder over the importance of wearing mouth guards during sports, protecting your beautiful smile.67% of parents surveyed by the American Association of Orthodontists said their child does not wear a mouth guard, yet 70% said their biggest fear is their child getting hurt when playing sports. The most effective way to protect your childs teeth and prevent injuries is to wear a mouthguard.About 80% of...  [Read full blog post]


National Nutrition Month

March 29th 2019
March is National Nutrition Month and this month we are sharing 3 foods that help your smile shine by keeping your teeth healthy and white. Nutrition plays a key role in the health of your smile, and often an easy adjustment to make that can have positive effects.1. Dairy:Dairy can have health benefits for your teeth. Choose low-fat or fat-free dairy foods most often.2. Fruits and Vegetables:It's not secret these foods can keep you healthy overall, but fruits and vegetables can aid you in...  [Read full blog post]


The Importance of Retainers

March 28th 2019
Congratulations! You are near the end of your smile journey and your braces are about to be off! Nothing like that feeling. Even long after our braces are off, teeth shift and it is natural as we grow older. There is one thing you can do to ensure your smile remains the best it can be and that is wearing retainers.No matter your situation, it’s almost a guarantee you will be wearing some form of a retainer after having your braces are removed. It might be removable retainer, which is removed...  [Read full blog post]


Our Loving Wentz Smiles

February 27th 2019
Our Lubbock, Plainview and surrounding communities are amazing. We love that our job allows us to help our patient's smiles radiate confidently. We also like to share our patients smiles on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for everyone to view.Wentz Orthodontics has been serving our communities and have been creating smiles in an atmosphere that is easy for parents and fun for kids for over 25 years. We want our patients to live life smiling! Here are a few of our patients this month and their...  [Read full blog post]


Braces Friendly Foods on Superbowl Sunday

February 2nd 2019
A big holiday is upon us! It is the unofficial holiday all over the United States, The Super Bowl! Which team are you rooting for? If you just received braces any holiday, especially The Super Bowl could be tough, finding which foods you can and can not eat.First thing’s first, which foods are off limits? Stay off and avoid these types of foods.Hard nuts, candies, hard fruits (like apples and pears)Hard vegetables (like carrots and corn on the cob)ChipsTaco shellsPizza crustPretzelsSticky...  [Read full blog post]


New Year, New Smiles at Wentz Orthodontics

January 30th 2019
Happy New Year! We are so excited to start the new year at Wentz Orthodontics. We are so eager to see all the amazing smiles transformed in our office and all those who will begin treatment. Check out a few of our new smiles this month.To schedule an appointment with us or learn more about our services, contact us at (806) 79-BRACE. Learn more about what makes Wentz Orthodontics unique. View this post on Instagram What a fantastic smile! 😀 Thank you Lesley for sharing these...  [Read full blog post]


2 Healthy Habits to Encourage

January 9th 2019
Happy New Year! It is another fantastic start to a new year and we are so excited for all the smiles that will be transformed at Wentz Orthodontics. With the new year it is exciting to adopt new healthy habits and keep your smile in check. Here are 2 of our favorite habits we are encouraging our patients to adopt in 2019.#1) Switch Toothbrush: Switching your toothbrush is a big step, most people disregard. Replacing your toothbrush can have a valuable impact. The Academy of Dental Association,...  [Read full blog post]


2018 Wentz Smiles

December 28th 2018
What an exciting year 2018 has been. We have been creating smiles in an atmosphere that is easy for parents and fun for kids for over 25 years. We want our patients to live life smiling! Check out a few of our patients and their smiles this past year.To schedule an appointment with us or learn more about our services, contact us at (806) 79-BRACE. Learn more about what makes Wentz Orthodontics unique. View this post on Instagram Smiles all around at our Plainview office! 😄...  [Read full blog post]


Have Braces? Avoid these Christmas Treats!

December 12th 2018
The Holidays are here and that means Christmas time, spending time with family, endless sweets and of course no school for kids. The holidays are the perfect time to celebrate with family and also a time where we can slip up on certain foods to avoid, especially if we have braces. From sugar, to cookies to gingerbread houses, there is no end in the sweet treats. Here are three foods to avoid this holiday season.1. Candy Canes: These beautiful perfect treats are one to avoid this season if...  [Read full blog post]


3 Benefits of Orthodontics

November 28th 2018
Your thinking about getting braces or invisalign? Congratulations! Did you know there are other benefits to orthodontics, other than a straight smile? No doubt, you will feel confident and smile every chance you get, after treatment. Here are three benefits to orthodontics.1. Gum Disease: Out gums are the essential foundation to our teeth. Our gums are also connected to the overall health of our body. Having straight teeth, allows our teeth to be spaced out evenly and prevent tooth decay...  [Read full blog post]


Wentz Smiles

November 26th 2018
Our Lubbock, Plainview and surrounding communities are extraordinary. We love that our job allows us to help our patient's smiles radiate confidently. We also like to share our patients smiles on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for everyone to view.Wentz Orthodontics has been serving our communities and have been creating smiles in an atmosphere that is easy for parents and fun for kids for over 25 years. We want our patients to live life smiling! Here are a few of our patients this month and...  [Read full blog post]


Halloween Candy Spectacular

October 24th 2018
Halloween is here!Pumpkins, ghost, costumes and candy all make up this fantastic holiday. The endless amount of free sugar will sure make you extremely happy, however for your teeth, that is another story. These sugary treats can affect your teeth in different ways, especially when it comes to orthodontic treatment and the overall health of your teeth.Halloween is about having fun, dressing up and eating candy. It’s important to stick to your routines and be sure to brush your teeth, floss...  [Read full blog post]


World Smile Day

October 5th 2018
"Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart."Today is #WorldSmileDay and we love that our job is to create beautiful smiles and share them with everyone. Here are a few of our fantastic smiles this month, perfectly fitting for World Smile Day. 


#WentzOrthodontics Smiles

September 27th 2018
We love what we do at Wentz Orthodontics. We love that everyday, we get to see smiles transformed in our offices. We love that every smile is someone feeling more confident and radiantly smiling to the world. We approach everything we do with one goal in mind - to make a positive difference in people's lives and to honor God in the process. We have been blessed with a great team that shares our single-minded goal, and we couldn’t be more thankful! From the initial stages of your orthodontic...  [Read full blog post]


Common Questions to Orthodontics

September 14th 2018
The overall dental health of each patient is our primary concern at Wentz Orthodontics. We approach your health care by working closely with each patient's family dentist as well as other specialists when treatment calls for interdisciplinary care. We will work together to remove the barriers that are preventing you from having the smile you deserve! With that said, you might have a few questions about orthodontics if you’re considering orthodontic treatment. Here are a few of our common...  [Read full blog post]


#WentzOrthodontics Smiles

August 27th 2018
We love what we do at Wentz Orthodontics. Here you’re treated like family and we want our patients to live life smiling!For some people, life is compartmentalized into neat, little boxes; one for work, one for faith, one for family, and so on. For us work is a natural extension of our families’ lives, our faith in God and a pretty good measure of fun. We approach everything we do with one goal in mind - to make a positive difference in people's lives and to honor God in the process. We have...  [Read full blog post]


Adult Orthodontics

August 20th 2018
Wentz Orthodontics works in conjunction with your family dentist. We offer full comprehensive dental care and have the special advantage of having a board certified periodontist working with us.Braces aren't just for kids anymore! Numerous technological advances have made braces less noticeable, less painful and even less time-consuming. As America's baby boomers have become more health conscious, they're rejecting the notion that loosing teeth and dentures are a routine part of growing...  [Read full blog post]


Your Questions Answered: Wentz Orthodontics

July 3rd 2018
What Is Orthodontics?Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. The technical term for these problems is “malocclusion,” which means bad bite. The practice of orthodontics requires professional skill in the design, application, and control of corrective appliances, such as braces, to bring teeth, lips and jaws into proper alignment to achieve facial balance.What Causes Orthodontic Problems?Most...  [Read full blog post]


The Dangerous Trend of DIY Braces

July 2nd 2018
There is a growing dangerous trend that is increasing in popularity with social media and among young teens. This trend is do-it-yourself (DIY) braces. These DIY braces are dangerous and can lead to gum damage and tooth loss, among other consequences.What are DIY Braces?DIY Braces are braces people make out of household items such as rubber bands, dental floss, fishing line, paper clips and others that people think will get their teeth to move. People take these items and put them in their...  [Read full blog post]


A Healthy Foundation: Inflamed Gums

June 28th 2018
Before you visit an orthodontist, there are several health factors you need to have checked out. If you have swollen, inflamed gums, you know they can lead to serious discomfort. The most common cause of inflammation is gum disease, but improper brushing or flossing, tobacco use, chemotherapy, hormone changes, and irritation from dental hardware can also play a role.With more than 50 percent of American adults experiencing early gum disease, inflamed gums are a common ailment. Depending on the...  [Read full blog post]



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