Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Google Us

Our team strives each day to provide all our patients with the finest personal services and treatment as we combine our clinical expertise and the latest high technology with a warm, caring, and skilled staff.

Since we work hard each day to make our patients feel that their experience with our office is remarkable, we always appreciate the occasions when our patients take the time to tell us that they recognize the special level of care and treatment they receive at Apple Tree Orthodontics. Do you love being a patient at #AppleTreeOrtho as much as we love having you as a patient? 

If you do, then would you take just a moment to let us hear about your experience by leaving a review on Google?

How to Leave a Google Review

Leaving a review on Google is easy. Simply type “Apple Tree Orthodontics” in the Google search tab, and under the maps option click “write a review” to leave your comments and rate us.  Google makes it a fast and easy process.  It is so easy you can leave a review using your smartphone or tablet.

We appreciate all reviews and look forward to seeing the positive things you have to say about Apple Tree Orthodontics.  

Friday, March 25, 2016

Invisalign Aligner Cleaning System

It’s extremely important to keep your aligners odor-free, hygienic and clear. If you’re not aware of the Invisalign Aligner Cleaning System, we want to introduce you to it. This system makes it easy to care and clean your aligners to ensure optimal results of treatment. Special Cleaning Crystals remove plaque from your Invisalign aligners within about 15 minutes.

The Cleaning System Contains:

Cleaning Tub + 50 pack of Cleaning Crystals.

This cleaning system can be purchased for $75, and is highly recommended. Available on, as well as the refill 50 pack of cleaning crystals for $50.

For more information on Invisalign, or to schedule a consultation, please contact us at Apple Tree Orthodontics (603)434-0190.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

This Treat Is Worth A Pot Of Gold

Apple Tree Orthodontics would like to take a moment to wish you all a very Happy St. Patrick's Day. We truly believe our patients are our lucky charms! To help spread a little Irish cheer, we thought we'd share this delicious green treat you can make today to celebrate!

This treat is worth a pot of gold; make these delicious chocolate mint fudge oreo bars today!

Chocolate Mint Fudge Oreo Bars



  • 30 Oreo cookies 
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (3/4 of one stick)
  • 1 heaping cup white chocolate chips (or about 7 ounces white chocolate, chopped)
  • 1 heaping cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or about 7 ounces semi-sweet or dark chocolate, chopped)
  • one 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract, or to taste* (make sure to read caveat below)
  • about 5 drops green food coloring, or as desired
  • sanding sugar or sprinkles for dusting top, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 350F, line an 8-by-8-inch pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray; set aide.
  2. For the Crust - Place Oreos in a food processor with melted butter, and process until very fine. (This can be done by hand by placing Oreos in a large ziplock and rolling over it with a rolling pin or similar heavy object like a coffee can. Transfer crumbs into large mixing bowl, add the butter, and stir until combined) Transfer buttery crumbs to prepared pan, and pack them down using your hands or a spatula. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until just set. The crust is dark and it's hard to determine set from not set, but it will start drying out and getting lighter in color around the perimeter of the pan after about 10 minutes. That's all you're looking for; don't bake longer than 12 minutes or crust will be prone to cracking and crumbling when slicing the bars. Set pan aside.
  1. Do not start this until crust is out of the oven because it goes fast and you don't want fudge to set up until pan is out of the oven. Work quickly when preparing these layers.
  2. Place white chocolate chips in a small, microwave-safe bowl. Place semi-sweet chocolate chips in another small, microwave-safe bowl. Pour half the sweetened condensed milk over the white chips, and the remaining half over the semi-sweet chips; set chocolate bowl aside. Just eyeball dividing the milk, you don't have to measure.
  3. Mint Layer - Heat white chocolate mixture on high power for 30 seconds to melt, stop to stir. Heat in 10-second bursts until mixture can be stirred smooth. Note - white chocolate is notorious for scorching, seizing up, and being finicky. Heat until just melted, no more. Mine took 45 seconds. If it's easier for you to melt over a double-boiler, do so. After mixture is smooth, add the peppermint extract, food coloring, and stir to combine. Work quickly because fudge will start setting up very quickly. Pour mixture over crust layer; smooth it with an offset knife; set pan aside.
  4. *Caveat about peppermint extract - Do not be tempted to add more than 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract. It's very powerful; far more powerful than vanilla extract or other extracts, and a little goes a very, very long way. If you add too much, your bars will taste like mouthwash or be overpowering and edible. Do not confuse peppermint extract with peppermint oil. If you like desserts that are more of a hint-of-mint, you may wish to start with 1/4 teaspoon mint extract, and add more to taste, remembering that when tasting, it's going to have lots of strong chocolate to compete with. I find 1/2 teaspoon to be perfect, resembling standard creme de menthe bar intensity.
  5. Chocolate Fudge Layer - Heat chocolate and sweet milk mixture on high power for 30 seconds to melt, stop to stir. Heat in 10-second bursts until mixture can be stirred smooth. Semi-sweet chocolate may take slightly longer to melt than the white, about 1 minute total. Pour chocolate over mint layer, smooth with an offset knife. It may seem like chocolate is a little skimpy and doesn't fully cover the mint layer, but when it sets up, it will be fine. If desired, make a swirled or marbled pattern by zigzagging very lightly over the top surface of the chocolate with the tip of the knife, taking care not to go very deep and not to blur the mint and chocolate layers together; just make a design in the superficial surface layer for cosmetic appeal (In case your chocolate work was less than perfect, this is a nice camouflage). Sprinkle sanding sugar or sprinkles over the top, as desired, before chocolate fully sets up.
  6. Cover pan with aluminum foil to prevent it from taking on fridge smells, and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or overnight, before slicing and serving; do not slice too early or bars will be a mess. The photos show the pieces as 2-inch squares (a yield of 16 bars). However, they are very rich and half that size is likely more appropriate, cut into one-inch squares (a yield of 32 small bars). Bars will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for at least 2 weeks, but likely, up to one month; of course, use your judgment.
We hope you enjoy this recipe at home with the family. If you make these treats, please share some photos with us on our Facebook page

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Get Invisalign at Apple Tree Orthodontics

Invisalign treatment, offered at Apple Tree Orthodontics, is a technique that straightens your teeth without braces, using a series of clear, removable aligners that are custom-modeled to fit your teeth. The virtually invisible aligners gradually reposition your teeth into a smile of which you will be proud.

How does Invisalign work? Learn about how Invisalign's clear aligners are an alternative to metal braces and can help you achieve the smile you deserve.

Watch this video to get the details!

Effective for a wide range of smiles. The Invisalign system has been successful in giving hundreds of thousands of amazing smiles to both teens and adults. Dr. Timmeny and Dr. Polgrean will create your individual treatment plan using Invisalign´s clear, custom-molded aligners to solve a range of issues.

Please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Timmeny or Dr. Polgrean to see if the Invisalign system is right for you.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Read Across America Day

Today marks a day of celebration across America, it’s Dr. Seuss’s birthday! To honor this well-known children’s author, the National Education Association has declared March 2 as Read Across America Day! This act has been taken to inspire everyone to motivate kids and teens to read.

Almost everyone has grown up reading famous stories written by Dr. Seuss, are you a fan? Check out some of our favorite Dr. Seuss books below.

Apple Tree Orthodontics hopes you will take a few minutes today to crack open a book to read to your children, or to just enjoy on your own. Let’s remind our youth that it’s important to step away from the web and smartphones, and enjoy the stories and imagination of the wonderful books we have access to! As said in The Lorax, "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."