Back to School – Parent Lunchtime Packing Manual

It’s important that your child follows the orthodontist’s advice on what foods to avoid while wearing braces right? You know that it effects their treatment outcome and can keep you from running back to the office when brackets break off or wires are loose after they ate something they shouldn’t have. More importantly, we also… Read More»

Soft Food Recipe For Braces – Chicken Spaghetti

Easy Weeknight Chicken Spaghetti – who says comfort food can’t be easy? Recipe from A Reinvented Mom blog: We are always on the go and the kids are always asking that dreaded question, “Mom, what’s for dinner?” Well, have no fear, here is a fun recipe you can prepare for that quick weeknight meal. Not… Read More»

The Importance of Wearing a Mouthguard Even With Braces

  It’s important to choose your mouthguard carefully in order to protect those purely whites. That’s why we’ve selected Shock Doctor, who is the leading mouthguard brand in North America. Their continual innovation in performance-driven and protective equipment is very well trusted. According to Shock Doctor, their products are worn by hundreds of professional and… Read More»

4 Ways To Help You With Braces As An Adult

Author: Alyssa Darby You might feel hesitant when you think about adult braces. Your kids may have just got their braces off and now it’s your turn? There is no better time then now! I always think “good for you” to those adults finally getting time to invest in themselves. There is nothing wrong with… Read More»

Why Have Your Child Be Seen By An Orthodontist At Age 7 & Up

Author: Dr. Chris Eitzen One of the most commonly asked question of us as orthodontists during examinations is whether all patients need early orthodontic care. The short answer is “no”. So, what determines if a child needs orthodontic care?  What exactly are we, as orthodontists, looking for during an initial examination at age 7-8?  Here’s… Read More»

Kindness Inspires Kindness!

Wikipedia definition of kindness: “Kindness is a behavior marked by ethical characteristics, a pleasant disposition, and a concern for others.  It is known as a virtue, and is recognized as a value in many cultures and religions.” Here at Molen Orthodontics we are celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Day because we believe kindness inspires kindness. … Read More»

Could some ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it.

Evaluation of a patient’s airway has become a standard in the modern orthodontic examination.  While we think of sleep apnea as a problem primarily for adults, many early signs of breathing difficulties can be visualized during early exams at age 7 and up. In many cases, this frames our treatment options because protecting the airway… Read More»

Puyallup Sumner Chamber Awards Molen Orthodontics Medium Business of the Year!

The Puyallup Sumner Chamber Awards Molen Orthodontics Medium Business of the Year and Nominates Team Member, Korrina Campbell, as Young Professional of the Year. Two years ago, Molen Orthodontics brought on a dedicated marketing team for the first time. Soon after, we decided partnering with the local community through the Puyallup Sumner Chamber of Commerce… Read More»