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July 1st, 2015

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Attention all Directioners! ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN!

We always love seeing our patients happy, healthy, and having fun! To that end, we would like to announce that Monfort Zwick Orthodontics is giving away TWO TICKETS to the One Direction concert happening here in Columbus at Ohio Stadium on Tuesday, August 18th, 2015! Enter for a chance to win! *1D Tickets Marquee No WhiteLike us on Facebook and/or follow us on Twitter or Instagram and post a picture of yourself showing off your Monfort Zwick Smile! Tag it with ‪#‎mzosmileswith1D‬, and you will then be entered to win!

But don’t stop there! All entrants are eligible for bonus points! For each bonus point, your name will be entered into the drawing one additional time. One additional bonus point will be rewarded for each of the following:

  • Wearing an MZO shirt in the picture
  • Featuring an MZO logo in the picture with you (on a water bottle, headband, printed piece of paper, etc.)
  • Showing your braces, Invisalign, or retainer when smiling in the picture
  • Having an MZO team member join you in the picture!

The more “points” you have, the more times your name will be entered into the drawing, and the greater your chances of winning the tickets becomes!

*THE GIVEAWAY IS LIVE NOW*, and it will continue through Sunday, August 2nd at 11:59pm. The winner will be chosen through a drawing and completely at random, notified via phone or email prior to 12:00pm on August 14th, 2015.

So break out your MZO shirt, dust off that water bottle, and let us see your Monfort Zwick Smile – There are One Direction tickets at stake!

*Not a One Direction fan, but know someone who is? Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, and Siblings, etc. may enter in an effort to win on the behalf of the 1D fan in their family!

FUN FACT: Did you know One Direction’s Niall Horan had braces?? That’s right! His visible orthodontic treatment began in December 2011 and lasted for 16 months. The before and after pictures are amazing!

Rules, Regulations, and Disclaimers:
- Entrants must be over age 18 or have permission from parents to enter.
- Each entrant is responsible for monitoring his or her messaging system for notification of selection or other communications related to this contest. If the winner cannot be reached within seven (7) days and/or prior to 11:59pm on August 13th, 2015, that potential prize winner shall forfeit the prize.
- The winner will receive TWO TICKETS to the One Direction Concert occurring on Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio starting at 7:00pm. The winner must provide a valid mailing address or pick the tickets up in person at 250 W. Bridge St., Dublin, OH. Prize is not exchangeable for cash.
- One picture per entrant. Monfort Zwick Orthodontics reserves the right to adjust or shut down the contest at any time.
- By entering into the contest, entrants release Monfort Zwick Orthodontics to use their entry picture as desired for the sole purpose of promotion of this contest. Any personal information entrants provide will be used solely for Monfort Zwick to notify the winner.

How Your Pearly Whites Can Help You in Life

June 25th, 2015

At Monfort Zwick Orthodontics, Dr. David R. Monfort and Dr. Jared C. Zwick and our staff have found that patients who like their smiles have better self-esteem. People who don’t like their smiles are often skittish about talking to other people. According to the National Women’s Health Resource Center, when women are asked about what they’d most like to change about themselves, many point to their smile. Despite wanting to change their smiles, quite a few of the people who are unhappy about that part of themselves won’t consider getting braces.

Most Americans Don’t Have Straight Teeth

The American Association of Orthodontics estimates that 4.5 million Americans wear braces or other orthodontic equipment to straighten their teeth and to get a healthier mouth. One in five of those braces wearers are women. The organization’s statistics also show that about 75 percent of the population doesn’t have straight teeth, and those people would benefit from getting braces.

While the main benefit of braces is straight teeth, and to improve the look of your smile, there are other benefits that make braces even more useful, including:

  • Straighter teeth help people chew better.
  • Straighter teeth give people a proper bite.
  • People speak better when they have straighter teeth.
  • When people have straight teeth, they have better overall gum and mouth health. A healthier mouth means flossing and brushing are easier, and that means your entire mouth stays healthy.
  • A healthy mouth is also linked to a healthy body.

When you feel proud of those pearly whites, you feel better about your smile, and that contributes to a better self-image and improved self-esteem. Ultimately, that can lead to greater career success and a more fulfilling social life.

Early Orthodontics

June 18th, 2015

The average age of individuals who get braces is between nine and 14, although it is appropriate for younger children to visit Monfort Zwick Orthodontics for a consultation with Dr. David R. Monfort and Dr. Jared C. Zwick. While parents may be concerned about the efficacy of early orthodontics, research suggests that early intervention can prevent greater dental health problems later in life.

What types of conditions require early intervention?

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, 3.7 million children under the age of 17 receive orthodontic treatment each year. Early intervention may be appropriate for younger children with crooked teeth, jaw misalignment, and other common issues. Early orthodontic treatment may be of use for several types of problems:

  • Class I malocclusion. This condition is very common. It features crooked teeth or those that protrude at abnormal angles. In general, early treatment for Class I malocclusion occurs in two phases, each two years long.
  • Class III malocclusion. Known as an underbite, in which the lower jaw is too big or the upper jaw too small, Class III malocclusion requires early intervention. Because treatment involves changing growth patterns, starting as early as age seven is a smart choice for this dental problem.
  • Crossbite. Crossbite occurs when the upper and lower jaws are not properly aligned. An orthodontic device called a palatal expander widens the upper jaw, allowing teeth to align properly. Research suggests that early treatment may be beneficial in crossbite cases, especially when the jaw must shift laterally to correct the problem.
  • Tooth extraction. That mouthful of crooked baby teeth can cause problems when your child’s permanent teeth erupt. For kids with especially full mouths, extracting baby teeth and even permanent premolars can help adult teeth grow in straight.

Considerations when thinking about early intervention

Early intervention isn’t helpful for all conditions. For example, research suggests that there is little benefit to early orthodontics for Class II malocclusion (commonly known as an overbite). Instead, your child should wait until adolescence to begin treatment. Scheduling a visit to our Dublin or Columbus, OH office when your child is around age seven is a smart way to create an individualized treatment plan that addresses unique orthodontic needs.

Get to know the Monfort Zwick Orthodontics Staff!

June 16th, 2015

Have you ever wondered where your Treatment Coordinators’ favorite place on the planet is? Or if your Hygienist could have any super power which one they would choose? Or maybe even what sport your favorite scheduling coordinator loves to follow and watch.  Well wait no longer! We have asked the Monfort Zwick orthodontics team some of these hard hitting questions and here is what they have to say! Today we got a chance to sit down with our Financial Coordinator Louann and here is what she had to say.

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1. If given a choice, what animal would you want to be and why?

  • A dog. You can run around or laze around but whatever you do, everyone thinks you’re cute

2. What is your favorite Columbus area restaurant?

  • Cap City Dinner

3. What was the last book you read?…

  • The Energy Bus

4. Are you a morning or night person?

  • Definitely morning

5. Chocolate or vanilla?

  • Vanilla

6. What is the best vacation you have ever been on?

  • A cruise for my 50th birthday There was a cabin with a balcony, beautiful weather, great friends went with us.

7. What is the one movie you could watch over and over again?

  • Pretty Woman

8. Name one thing you miss about being a kid.

  • Free summers to play outside from morning till dark

9. Where is your most favorite place on Earth?

  • With my husband and puppy, no matter where that is.

10. You wouldn’t be caught dead, where?

  • At a Grateful Dead concert.

11. If you could have any super power what would it be?

  • Super hearing

12. What is your favorite sport to watch?

  • Baseball

13. What is your favorite color?

  • Anything neon

14. Describe the perfect meal.

  • Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans

15.Tea or coffee?

  • tea

16. What is your favorite holiday? Why?

  • Thanksgiving. Family, comfort food, 4 day weekend.

17. What was the last concert you went to?

  • The Scorpions

18. Which is your favorite season? Why?

  • Spring. It smells best and everything is fresh and new

19. Do you play any musical instruments?

  • I can play chop sticks on the piano. That’s about it.

20. What is your favorite cereal?

  • I haven’t had it in a long while, but I always loved just plain Cheerios

21. If you had one word to describe yourself, what would it be?

  • Bashful

22. What is your favorite sundae topping?

  • Hot fudge

23. What is your favorite TV show?

  • NCIS

 

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