Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Complimentary Consultations at Hinesly Orthodontics

Complimentary Consultations at Hinesly Orthodontics

          We have a passion for excellence and we are committed to achieving your orthodontic goals.  Beautiful smiles, facial esthetics, and functional occlusion are the long -term benefits of orthodontic treatment.  Dr. Hinesly combines his education at The University of Michigan with 20 years of experience to provide our patients something to smile about. 
         One of our commitments is meeting with you and explore all the treatment options that are available to you or your child.  We have always done this at no cost to you.  During this time Dr. Hinesly will perform a complete examination and discuss with you treatment options and answer any questions that you have.  If you have been thinking about obtaining that wonderful smile no time is better than the present.  We invite you to give us a call and schedule your consultation.

               Dr. James A. Hinesly

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

So you think you can fly.

So you think you can fly
         Ever since the Wright Brothers took flight in 1903 feats of aviation have become endless- from Charles Lindbergh’s trans-Atlantic flight in 1927 to the relatively recent non-stop around the world balloon voyage in 1999.
          There is one milestone that is still out there.  In 1980 the American Helicopter Society International created a $25,000 prize for the first aviator to:
1.                                                                               stay air borne for 60 seconds
2.                                                                               reach an altitude of more than 10 feet
3.                                                                               and hover without drifting more than 1,076              square feet
-                                                                                                                   all in a machine powered by nothing other than the human body.

         The prize grew recently to $250,000 after the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation took it under its corporate wings.  Now two teams are close after battling for the prize for years.  This weekend students from the University of Maryland will conduct flight trials for their GAMERA II XR.  The contraption has four giant blades that twirl below a recumbent style bike.  In the past it has hovered 65 seconds but it only got 9 feet off the ground. The other team is in Canada.  Students from the University of Toronto have built their own machine the ATLAS.  It has made it as high as ten feet but stayed airborne only 47 seconds.  There machine looks more like a conventional bike.  The pilot can pedal standing up for additional power.
           So if you ever wanted to fly put your engineering skills to a test and design your own machine.  Who knows your idea could win the $250,000 prize.  

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Invisalign Summit

A few months ago, we attended the Invisalign Summit held in Las Vegas.  This was our first Invisalign Summit.  The meeting had the best of the best Invisalign offices presenting their pearls of wisdom.  There were over 3000 attendees.  We were told the meeting was sold out in 34 minutes.  Our long- term relationship with Invisalign allowed us to attend.  It was a fantastic meeting.  We are more than ever excited about the potential of clear aligner therapy.  There are very few cases that cannot be treated successfully routinely with Invisalign. 
In January, Invisalign introduced a new aligner material called Smart Track.  The material gives greater elastic properties.  This reduces the fatigue of the aligner, therefore, making tooth movements faster and more predictable.  We saw some fantastic results achieved with clear aligner wear.  I predict in the next ten years there will be as many cases treated with Invisalign as with traditional braces.  I know in our office we have seen an influx of new patients that not only desire a great smile but they want to do it with Invisalign.  Think about the difference with Invisalign and traditional braces…with clear aligners- you can eat anything you want, brushing is a snap because you take out the aligners, treatment is often faster and there are no “pokey” emergencies that can happen with traditional braces.  Many feel the cost with Invisalign is much greater but in our office the costs are the same.  If you have been thinking about improving your smile but you do not want traditional braces now is the time.  Invisalign is for you.  Remember our initial examinations are complimentary.  Keep Smiling

Dr. H

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

April is National Facial Protection Month

April is National Facial Protection Month

          The American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons have joined forces to sponsor National Facial Protection Month. 
         From team sports like football, baseball and hockey to activities like roller blading and skate boarding, adults and children alike spend a lot of time and money gearing up for an active lifestyle.  One important piece of equipment-the mouth guard-is often overlooked.  The National Youth Sports Safety Foundation reported that athletes who do not wear mouth guards are 60 times more likely to damage their front teeth.  An American Association of Orthodontists survey found that 84% of children do not wear mouth guards while playing sports because they are not required to wear them.  At a time when football helmets or a hockey stick can cost upwards of $200.00 mouth guards can be one of the least expensive pieces of protective equipment.   Many athletes complain about the comfort of mouth guards being the reason they do not wear them.  We have provided pressure laminate mouth guards to our local athletes.  The fit is outstanding because they are made from a model of the teeth.  We customize these with the team colors and logos and place the name of the athlete embedded between the layers.  The athletes love them.  Contact our office for more information or visit our website,

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Running in Reverse-why going backward is forward thinking!!

Running backward, also known as reverse or retro running is not as popular as running barefoot on a beach and will never be mistaken for the natural way to run.  but a small number of scientists think that running backward enables people to recover from injuries, burn extra calories, sharpen their balance, and change their regular routine.

In a study published last year, Italian biochemists had a group of runners stride forward and backward at a steady pace.  They found nearly 30% more energy was needed to run backward than forward.  They think this can really help those with bad knees.  They found that backward running causes less impact to the front of the knee.  In a more recent study of female college athletes who replaced running forward with running backwards for 15-45 minutes, three times per week for six weeks lost almost 2.5% more body fat.

It has its drawbacks.  The obvious one, you cannot see where you are going.  It is recommended that it should be done on a track or with side by side runners with one facing forward.

The good news for serious runners is that backward does not mean slow.  the best recorded backward 5K is 19:31; faster than most of us can hit the finish line going forward.  The fastest mile is 5:46 and the fastest marathon, that's right someone ran a marathon backward with a time of 3 hours 42 minutes.  Now that is picking them up and putting them down or putting them down and picking them up...I'm confused.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Cleaning Your Aligners With Ease

We have many patients that have selected Invisalign as their treatment for the alignment of their teeth.  Invisalign recommends cleaning of the aligners with their professional cleaner.  We have provided this to our patients but not one has said that it is an outstanding product.  Recently a patient told me he cleans his aligners with soap and water and uses a Waterpik on the aligner itself.  He said that it works much better than the Invisalign cleaner. I wanted to share it with those of you that struggle with cleaning your aligners.

             Dr. James A. Hinesly

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Cover Your Cough!

               This is the flu season!  Many of the viruses are spread by cough, sneezing or unclean hands.  To help stop the spread of germs:
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.  Remember children have thousands more viruses than adults.
  • Put the tissue in a waste container or flush it in the toilet
  • If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve or elbow not your hands
  • Face masks can help but viruses easily pass through the fabric of the mask.
  • Wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds
  • If soap and water are not available use an alcohol based hand rub.
  • when going out to eat many think the salt and pepper shakers are the most contaminated but studies have shown that the menu is the most contaminated.  Take a small bottle of hand sanitizer with you and use it after placing your order.