Congratulations Grads!!!

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” – Dr. Seuss

Congratulations to all the graduates out there from our family here at Hatcher Orthodontics!!

Merry Christmas!!

Christmas is an annual religious christian holiday honoring the birth of Jesus Christ, celebrated generally on December 25 by billions of people around the world.  Christmas has evolved over two millennia into a worldwide religious and secular celebration, incorporating many pre-Christian, pagan traditions into the festivities along the way. Today, Christmas is a time for family and friends to get together, exchange gifts and eat a Christmas meal.  Christmas also has its very interesting traditions in other countries.  Check out the link below to find some strange and different customs that are not done here in the United States.

Christmas Traditions

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The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941.  The attack commenced at 7:48 a.m. Hawaiian Time.  The base was attacked by 353 Japanese fighter planes, bombers, and torpedo planes in two waves, launched from six aircraft carriers. All eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, with four being sunk. All but one, the Arizona, were later raised, and six of the eight battleships were returned to service and went on to fight in the war. 188 U.S. aircraft were destroyed; 2,403 Americans were killed and 1,178 others were wounded.  The attack led to the United States’ entry into World War II.

Today, the USS Arizona Memorial on the island of Oahu honors the lives lost on the day of the attack. Visitors to the memorial reach it via boats from the naval base at Pearl Harbor. Alfred Preis is the architect responsible for the memorial’s design. The structure has a sagging center and its ends strong and vigorous. It commemorates “initial defeat and ultimate victory” of all lives lost on December 7, 1941.  Although December 7 is known as Pearl Harbor Day, it is not considered a federal holiday in the United States. The nation does however, continue to pay homage remembering the thousands injured and killed when attacked by the Japanese in 1941. Schools and other establishments in some places around the country lower the American flag to half-staff out of respect.

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Pearl Harbor Memorial

The Clear Alternative to Braces!

Invisalign Teen

Have you ever asked yourself if you are happy with your smile? A beautiful smile makes a huge difference in your personal, as well as your professional life. It’s never too late to make an investment in your smile.

If you thought your only option to perfect your smile was braces, you may be excited to learn about Invisalign. Invisalign uses a different approach to straightening teeth. It uses a series of clear aligners created just for you, as designed by Dr. Hatcher. These aligners are made of smooth and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. You are able to remove your aligners and enjoy all of the foods you normally would eat. Every two weeks, you start a new set of aligners. As your treatment progresses, your teeth will gradually shift into place.

Invisalign also provides a treatment option for teens. Invisalign Teen provides a convenient treatment option for young patients busy with athletics, school and other extracurricular activities. As an added bonus, Invisalign Teen offers three sets of aligners at no additional cost to you! These aligners are typically used for lost or broken aligners or if the doctor needs to make any final adjustments prior to the completion of your child’s treatment.

Dr. Hatcher has been a Premier Provider for Invisalign. Come in to see us at Hatcher Orthodontics for your complementary consultation and find out if Invisalign is a treatment option for you! We look forward to meeting you!

End of Summer

As summer draws to a close, Labor day is the  last chance to slip away.  Back to school sales and barbecues are the norm for Labor Day weekend, but lets not forget what this holiday is really about.  It pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. Labor Day was made a federal holiday in 1894 by Grover Cleveland.

 

We hope everyone enjoys their Labor Day Weekend! Take the following quotes with you as you begin your school year and go back to work after the long weekend.

~”Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” -Confucious

~”There is no substitute for hard work.” -Thomas Edison

~Without labor nothing prospers.”-Sophocles

Be sure to checkout our Labor Day Board on Pinterest!!