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What is the Difference Between an Orthodontist and A Dentist?

Straight teeth and great teeth, you can have both when you partner with a dentist and an orthodontist to give your oral health – and your smile’s sparkle – the very best chance for success. But do you really know the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist, and where one’s expertise begins and the other’s ends?

Orthodontists deal primarily with the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of malpositioned teeth and the jaw, and they are concerned with the treatment of improper bites and crooked teeth. As a board certified orthodontist, Dr. Sam Kadan can help to fix a patient’s teeth and set them in the right place, usually using braces or clear aligners to set crooked teeth so they are corrected over the course of your orthodontic treatment.

A dentist is focused on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity, and the dentist’s supporting team aids in providing a range of oral health services, including most dental treatments such as professional teeth cleaning, dental restorations, including crowns and bridges, endodontic or root canal therapy, periodontal or gum therapy, and oral surgery including extraction of teeth.

So while an orthodontist like Dr. Kadan diagnoses various characteristics of a malocclusion or dentofacial deformity and then defines the nature of the problem, before designing a treatment strategy based on your individual needs and desires, correcting issues such as crooked, overcrowded or poorly aligned teeth, and also correcting over or under bites, and reducing or eliminating spaces between your teeth, a dentist is dedicated to preventing, curing and correcting disease and trauma in your teeth as well as your overall oral cavity, in addition to monitoring the health of your teeth and gums by providing regular cleanings, removing cavities, and curing mouth infections.

It’s a win-win for you and your smile when you have a great dentist and a stellar, board-certified orthodontist like Dr. Kadan on your team, so why not give us a call today to set up your consultation.

Halloween Candy Buy-Back Program

If every Halloween your little ghosts and goblins enjoy dumping their candy on the living room floor and then sorting, trading, and gorging on their favorites, go ahead and let them at it. You only get to be a kid once, and that’s just what happens every October 31.

But if you’re like many parents, and by the next morning you think your children have way too much candy, and you’d like to get rid of some, then we have a solution.

In an effort to minimize the amount of Halloween candy our children consume, Sam Kadan Orthodontics will be participating in a candy buy-back program. Beginning on October 26 through November 4, we will be collecting Halloween candy from children from all over Bucks County and Montgomery County. For every pound of candy donated (up to five pounds), $1.00 will be given to the “trick-or-treater”; just like a visit from the tooth fairy.

The collected candy will then be picked up by the USO and distributed to our brave soldiers overseas, as part of Operation Gratitude care packages.

“This will be a win/win for everyone involved, our patients, their parents, the troops, my staff and myself,” said board-certified orthodontist Dr. Sam Kadan. “Seeing the kids give up their candy for our troops will be an amazing experience, and I’m sure boost troop morale, and remind them of home. Most importantly, however, it provides the opportunity for every American child to say thank-you to our military.”

Braces Aren’t Just For Kids Anymore

Did you know that nearly 20% of adults wear braces? Yes, it’s true, you are never too old – and it’s never too late – to address such issues as crooked, overcrowded or poorly aligned teeth. In fact, now with Invisalign®, you can work on straightening your teeth every day and no one even needs to know!

All of which means that you don’t have to live your life with a less than perfect smile any longer, regardless of your age.

Do you ever stop to think about how much happier your life would be – and how many more smiles per mile on the road of life you could be enjoying – if only you were able to just take care of some of those small, nagging, crooked smile problems? Board-certified orthodontist Dr. Sam Kadan has helped many adults enhance their smiles with braces for adults, and he can do the same for you.

Straightening your teeth as an adult is great for making your selfie shots sparkle because those memory-making pictures of you with a perfectly straight, gleaming smile gets all the “likes” and “faves”.

But straightening your teeth isn’t just about aesthetic concerns alone, having straight teeth and a perfectly aligned bite on balance is ideal for your oral health as well.

Straight teeth are healthy teeth, and the maximal approach to oral and dental well-being involves teeth that are in perfect structural condition and bite alignment. This guarantees the efficacy of brushing and flossing, in addition to allowing your natural self-maintenance processes to occur easily and regularly. And above all, it prolongs the life and strength of your teeth. Without straight teeth, all of these functionalities can, unfortunately, become sub par and your outcomes for your smile less than stellar as well.

If you are an adult concerned about your smile and you want to learn more about your options for adult braces, contact Sam Kadan Orthodontics today to set up your consultation. You can learn more about the benefits of Invisalign®, which are a nearly unnoticeable sequence of custom-designed devices that you place inside your mouth for at least 22 hours a day (you can take them out for eating, brushing and flossing) which apply pressure over time to correct your smile.

Plus, you can learn more about the benefits of braces themselves, which are placed on your teeth, held in by a series of wires which can be tightened to achieve straighter teeth, but which can’t be removed for eating or cleaning.

It’s your smile and your life, so why not live your life to the max with the maximum smile possible thanks to teeth straightening for adults by board-certified orthodontist Dr. Sam Kadan.

Contact us today for a free consultation!

Dr. Sam Kadan sponsors the Bucks 5K Series 2016

Dr. Sam Kadan, a local Doylestown Orthodontist has been very generous this year by sponsoring each and every race directly. Dr. Kadan loves to give back to his community. He also loves to run. Hopefully if you run this year you might see him running. Here are the dates:

Blaze of Glory 5k- March 19th at 9:30am

BCRR Break-Fast 5K- April 3rd at 9:30am

Cornerstone Clubs 5K- April 23rd at 9:30am

Y Run CBFYMCA 5K-May 7th at 5:30pm

Run,Walk and Roll 5K -May 14th at 9:30am

Doylestown 5K-May 28th at 9:30am

Chalfont Challenge at 5K -June4th at 8:30am

Dr. Sam Kadan Donates to the Kids Castle

Dr. Sam Kadan donated a Mural to the kids castle to help save the kids castle. His kids enjoyed playing there when they were little. The mural is located on the left hand side of the entrance. Next time you visit the kids castle, have your kids count how many baby dragons are in the mural and collect an extra token. Also you can find out how many kids Dr. Kadan has!

Double Chocolate Crunch Cookies

If you like your chocolate cookies crunchy and not too sweet, this recipe is delicious with the bittersweet chocolate chips.

  • 2 ½ cups bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. instant coffee powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs

Line 2 large rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Stir 2 cups chocolate chips in medium metal bowl set over saucepan of simmering water until melted and smooth. Measure 2/3 cup melted chocolate; transfer to small metal bowl and reserve for drizzling.

Whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, instant coffee powder (tasters choice), and salt in medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat butter in large bowl until creamy. Add sugar and vanilla extract; beat until smooth. Add eggs; beat to blend. Beat in melted chocolate from medium bowl. Add dry ingredients; beat just to blend. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips.

Measure 1 level tablespoonful dough; roll dough between palms to form ball. Place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, spacing cookies 11/2 inches apart. Bake cookies until cracked all over and tester inserted into center comes out with large moist crumbs attached, 8 to 9 minutes. Cool cookies on baking sheet 5 minutes. Transfer cookies on parchment paper to racks to cool completely . Rewarm reserved 2/3 cup chocolate over small saucepan of simmering water. Using fork, drizzle chocolate over cookies.