Your Braces Rubber Band Color…What It Says About You


Even if you’re not all that happy about having to wear braces, selecting the color of your rubber bands is sure to make you smile. Whether you want to coordinate your braces with your latest outfits, express your inner creative side, or show some serious school spirit, “decorating” your mouth with colorful rubber bands can take away some of the self-consciousness of wearing braces and replace that with some fun!
What do your rubber band color choices say about you? Check out this rubber band “horoscope.”

Red. You’re intense and forward-thinking. You don’t back down no matter how big the challenge that’s presented to you. Red is also the color of the heart, so red rubber bands indicate you’re a considerate, caring, loving person.

Orange. Orange may indicate you’re an artist or a drama student. You’re fearless, daring and wild, a little flamboyant and lots of fun. You have a big personality, and you’re not concerned what other people think about you. On the flip side, orange is also the color of balance and energy. And being flamboyant and fun definitely takes a lot of energy!

Green. A green traffic light means go, right? So you’re a person who’s always on the move. Go, go, go! Nothing slows you down. It also means you’re generous, compassionate and kind. Green is the color of nature and spring, so it says you love our planet. Maybe you’re passionate about recycling. Green is also the color of good luck…think four-leaf clover!

Blue. You’re relaxed – cool as a cucumber. Nothing gets you upset. You stay calm, even when your mom says you can’t chew gum or eat popcorn because of your braces.

Purple. Purple says you’re the creative type, without a doubt. You march to the beat of a different drum, and you tend to think outside the box. It says you’re mysterious. Purple is also the color of royalty, and when you’re wearing your purple rubber bands, you are royally, creatively cool.

Color Combinations
With so many color options, it can be hard to pick just one color. Well, you don’t have to choose! You can decorate your teeth with several colors. Pick the colors of your school, your favorite sports team or go with holiday colors like red and green. If you’re still having a hard time deciding which colors to choose, ask Dr. Horner or Dr. Barrow or one of the Horner Barrow Orthodontics team. We can let you know all of the trends our patients here in Sioux Falls, SD are sporting!

It’s Time for Spring Cleaning…for your Teeth!

cherryblossomgirlMany people here in Sioux Falls, SD, see March as the start of spring-cleaning season. It’s time to wash the curtains and windows, clean out the cabinets and closets, get your flower beds and gardens in order, and schedule your next dentist/orthodontist appointment. Say what? Yes, spring is the perfect time to re-think your oral care regimen. Why not, since you’re already in the swing of spring cleaning!
Here are six things you can do to include your oral health in your spring-cleaning routine:
1. Call now to schedule your next dentist or orthodontist appointment, or both. Having your 6-month teeth cleaning this spring will help you feel refreshed, and will get your smile ready for spring holidays, upcoming graduations, confirmations, weddings; every wonderful life event that is on your calendar. Tell your orthodontist if you’ve noticed a change in your bite or the alignment of your teeth. If you have children, this could be the right time to schedule their first orthodontic consultation with Dr. Kevin Horner or Dr. Keri Barrow.
2. Replace that old toothbrush. The American Dental Association recommends that you replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months, so toss that old toothbrush and treat yourself to a fresh, new toothbrush for the fresh, new season!
3. Resolve to include a new habit in your daily oral care routine. Try to be more diligent about regular flossing, be sure to brush your teeth after every meal, or start using mouthwash on a regular basis. See our recipe for DIY mouthwash here.
4. Thoroughly clean your orthodontic appliances and equipment: your retainer, mouth guard, headgear, and don’t forget the cases that hold those items. Denture cleaning tablets, white vinegar, and baking soda can all help make the “spring” cleaning process easier, and all of them are very effective, and safe, cleaning agents.
5. Be sure to add more calcium and vitamin D to your diet. Adding healthy foods rich in these nutrients to your diet will help to strengthen your teeth, and are important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Low-fat dairy products, spinach, and eggs are all great foods to include in your diet.
6. Drink more water. For overall better health, drink more water. Keeping your body properly hydrated will give you more energy and will help your whole body function better. Water also works as a mild mouthwash, and helps promote better digestion.

At Horner Barrow Orthodontics, we want to help you (and your smile) be the best you can be. We thank you for trusting us with your orthodontic care.

It’s Almost Spring…Time For Your New Beautiful Smile!

ss 35344219 smGoodbye winter! Spring is just around the corner. We’re all ready for that wonderful seasonal change from cold, blustery, dreary days to blue skies, blooming flowers, singing birds, and warmer weather. This spring could also be the start of a straighter, healthier, more beautiful smile for you!

Have you ever thought about how your mouth would benefit from orthodontic treatment? With spring just days away, we here at Horner Barrow Orthodontics hope that you’ll see the new season as a fresh start for your dental health!

If you’ve been curious about how your smile could benefit from braces, wonder no more! Braces have the ability to positively impact all aspects of your life; your social life, your career, and your overall feeling of inner confidence. Spring is THE BEST TIME to take that first step towards feeling better about yourself!
If you’re interested in learning more about how your life will benefit from seeking orthodontic treatment, call today to schedule your first consultation with Dr. Kevin Horner or Dr. Keri Barrow.
We are committed to delivering excellent quality orthodontic treatment to each and every patient that comes to our Sioux Falls, SD office. We provide a friendly, caring, and pleasant atmostphere that will ensure you feel relaxed and confident about placing your orthodontic care in our hands.
At Horner Barrow Orthodontics, we look forward to making your dreams of a beautiful new smile come true, starting this spring!