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.

Adult Braces

You are probably familiar with horror stories about rubber bands snapping, mishaps with kissing, and unsightly food sticking in metal braces. Many adults believe that braces are just for children, but they are neglecting all the benefits of correcting misaligned teeth. Braces may cause you to feel self-conscious, but they are temporary.

Adults who need orthodontic care often share the misconception that they are too old for braces and would rather not deal with the embarrassment. You are probably familiar with horror stories about rubber bands snapping, mishaps with kissing, and unsightly food sticking in metal braces. Many adults believe that braces are just for children, but they are neglecting all the benefits of correcting misaligned teeth. Braces may cause you to feel self-conscious, but they are temporary. Along with straightening your teeth, braces also provide the following benefits:

  • Better oral hygiene
  • Easier to clean aligned teeth
  • Less complicated dental procedures
  • Eliminate the embarrassment of crooked teeth

One common reason for not correcting misaligned teeth is the appearance of metal braces. Adults do not want to face co-workers and friends with colored rubber bands and metal laced throughout their mouths. The expert healthcare professionals at SingHealth suggest several alternatives that are just as effective as metal braces. You have three options for correcting your misaligned teeth without the embarrassment, and they include:

  • Ceramic braces
  • Lingual braces
  • Invisalign®

Ceramic braces are like metal ones except that they match the natural color of your teeth. This option is less noticeable and will usually not show up in photographs. Lingual braces are attached to your back teeth only, so no one will know that you have a corrective device. Invisalign consists of clear plastic coverings that you can remove for eating and teeth brushing. All of these options lead to a more attractive smile that you do not have to feel embarrassed about.

If you do choose metal braces to correct your teeth, you should consider the following suggestions for limiting embarrassing moments. The rubber bands holding the brackets in place come in silver, which will draw less attention to your mouth. Changing the removable rubber bands on a regular basis will help prevent the material from wearing down and snapping.

If you chew with your back molars and cut your food into manageable bites, you are less likely to get particles stuck in your braces. Following our treatment advice and instructions will limit the time you have to wear corrective devices. Focus on the end result of straighter teeth whenever you feel particularly self-conscious about your braces.

Adele’s Apricot Almond Cookies

These cookies are great if you love apricot. They have a great crunch. They freeze well and taste great frozen ! One is not enough. So beware!

  • 1 cup lightly salted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg yolks , 4 egg whites
  • 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 apricot jam
  • 2 cups finely sliced almonds
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease 17×12 pan
  • mix butter with 1/2 cup of sugar till creamy
  • beat in salt and egg yolks
  • add flour -knead until smooth
  • pat into pan
  • bake 15-20 minutes till brown
  • spread with preserve
  • beat egg whites till stiff
  • fold in nuts and 1/2 cup sugar
  • spread over apricot jam
  • bake 25 minutes till brown
  • cool on rack 15 minutes
  • cut into bars while warm. Enjoy!