Volume 4 | November 2019
Happy November
Can you believe it’s already November? The year is flying by and fall is well underway. Thanksgiving is right around the corner. This edition will include an important discussion about Smile Direct Club, what you might not know about Invisalign , being grateful , and we’ll fill you in on what Moricz Orthodontics has been up to the past month! 
Not All Invisalign is Created Equal!
Invisalign is a great alternative to braces! Invisalign’s clear aligners are a preferred option for many patients and for years has been the go to esthetic option to treat minor crowding and spacing but with recent advancements, Invisalign can now treat issues previously reserved for braces. Problems such as overbites, underbites, severe crowding, spacing, growth modification, extractions, and even pre-surgical orthodontics and be beautifully handled with Invisalign.
Not all Invisalign treatment, however, is the same.

We like to like to say that it was not the brush that made Picasso a legend, but rather it was his skill in knowing how and when to use each brush, stroke, and color to create his masterpieces. The same goes for Invisalign. It’s not the plastic aligners that craft the perfect smile – it’s the orthodontist.
Invisalign offers two basic options:

  1. Invisalign's team creates a plan for the aligners and the doctor signs off on the plan.

....2.Orthodontists such as Dr. Moricz, who receive special .......training, can create the movements and outcomes .......desired using the software themselves to create the .......aligners.

The first option is not necessarily the best. Do you want a lab tech in Costa Rica (this is where aligners are designed and fabricated) to determine the position of your teeth?

The second option not only yields a better result and is much faster but you can trust that you are getting the highest quality care from a professional . Someone who specializes in creating the ideal smile and occlusion can get you a gorgeous smile AND a functional bite. Dr. Moricz is the artist that can do that. Dentists learn to take care of cavities and create veneers and crowns, but an orthodontist like Dr. Moricz goes through an additional three years of education beyond dental school to study the art and science of the teeth movement and beautiful smiles.

Similar to the Invisalign team creating your aligner prescription, Smile Direct Club sells aligners directly to the patient "consumer" with no clinical diagnosis from an orthodontist.

The ADA filed a lawsuit against SmileDirect Club, which also creates custom clear plastic aligners, for several issues. Among these are claiming that Smile Direct Club customers receive the same level of orthodontic care as actual patients while the company’s affiliated dentists provide virtually no care. SmileDirect Club also tells customers that their individual plans will help fix crossbite, overbite, underbite, and other dental issues; however, they require "consumers" to sign documents saying that their aligners cannot treat bite conditions at all. Lastly, SmileDirect Club has a “small print” obligation, deceiving customers into waiving any and all rights the customer or any third party may have against them.
See someone who specializes in creating the ideal smile and occlusion. Call us today for a free exam and Invisalign simulation to see what your smile could look like in just a few months!
It’s Time to Give Thanks!
Thanksgiving is approaching quickly, and it's the season of gratitude. Thanksgiving is a big deal in my family, and we have some traditions that we hold true to every year to keep the spirit alive.

The first of these is pumpkin cheesecake! It's simply not Thanksgiving without it! Here's my family's recipe:
  • 1 1/2 c molasses cookie crumbs (I use the soft cookies and turn them into crumbs in the blender or food processor)
  • 5 T butter (melted)
  • 1c plus 1T sugar
  • 24oz. cream cheese (leave out to get soft)
  • 1t. vanilla
  • 1c canned pumpkin
  • 3 eggs 
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • ½ t clove
  • ½ t ginger

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Combine cookie crumbs, melted butter and 1T sugar... stir well enough to coat crumbs, but not so much that it turns to paste.
  • Press crumbs into springform pan (and part way up the sides)
  • Bake 5 minutes
  • Combine cream cheese, 1c sugar and vanilla...mix until smooth. Add pumpkin, eggs, cinnamon, clove and ginger...beat until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour into pan and bake for 60 - 70 minutes... (top will turn darker @ this point.
  • Cool and put in fridge before serving.
  • To help top from splitting you can place a pan of water in the oven while cheesecake is cooking
Our second tradition is that we go around the table and say what we are thankful for . It might seem a little obvious and corny, but it is so nice to be grateful for what we have. Dr. Moricz would like to share what she is grateful for with all of you:
“I am thankful to have such a wonderful family of patients. We have so many who support our office by referring friends and family and those who travel from far away to be seen by us. All of you make my career so rewarding. I spend more time at the office than at home, so I am truly blessed to be able to share it with such a great group of people.”
What are YOU grateful for?
Refer a Friend Program
We encourage our happy patients to share their results and experience with their family and friends so that they can also achieve a great smile! For every new client you refer that starts treatment with us, we’re offering you $100 off your bill or a $100 Amazon gift card. Spreading love is rewarding!
Getting Involved
Dr. Moricz and her staff always love to help out in our community and October was a busy month for us. Here’s what we were up to:

  • Dr. Moricz participated in Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build, putting up walls at a new home. She was able to build alongside the women who were going to live in the home, so it was an especially rewarding experience.

  • The Moricz Orthodontics team also attended Career Day at Venice Middle School, where she showed students the great opportunities that the dental field holds as well as the education required to get there. Fun fact – Dr. Moricz was in college for 11 years! But it was all worth it!

  • Dr. Moricz and her team were also involved with the Osprey Nokomis Chamber of Commerce Haunted Trails event at Oscar Sherer State Park, Ashton Elementary School Carnival, Laurel Nokomis Fall Festival, and the Osprey Executive Park Blood Drive and Health Fair.
In November we are looking forward to participating at the Garden Elementary School Fair and the Pine View School Fair.
We love giving back to the community that has given so much to us!
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