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Artful Orthodontics combination of art and technology gives
people a lot to smile about

Remember the old days of holding sticky goop in a tray up to your teeth to get an impression? Those days are long gone at Caroline Pawlak’s Artful Orthodontics. “We are an all-digital office here. I can get a much more accurate and reliable image using a scanner and CAD software…without that sticky, yucky aftertaste.”

That is just the beginning of what sets Artful Orthodontics apart. “I call my practice Artful Orthodontics because I believe what we create here is truly an art. It is not enough to just straighten the teeth. I see many people who’ve had work done and their teeth stop short of what they could have been.”

For years, the “holy grail” in orthodontics was truly, custom fit braces. Teeth are so specific to an individual that dental records are used to solve crimes. And now, with advances in scanning techniques that dream is a reality at Artful Orthodontics.

Dr. Pawlak says, “I use a wand, go in and scan your mouth. Then we use CAD software to create a digitally precise 3-D rendering. I mark exactly where I want braces to go and we utilize technology developed by Lightforce to create a fully integrated system of 3D-printed ceramic braces. There is no guesswork, no slight deviations trying to place them. Later, as adjustments become necessary, the same precise approach is used. They’re more comfortable, with fewer side effects, and the digital software lets me preview the results we expect to see, and I can actively show my patients what they have to look forward to.”

While the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children visit an orthodontist at age seven to establish a good baseline for their teeth development, Artful Orthodontics isn’t just about teens and young adults.

“Whether you’re 8 or 80, if your teeth are healthy, I’m here to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Just recently, I had the pleasure of fitting braces for a vibrant 83-year-old woman who had been turned away by other orthodontists. Don’t hesitate to come in and chat with me about your smile aspirations. The best part? Your initial consultation won’t cost you a penny!”

Dr. P’s Ultimate Mac n Cheese

16 oz elbow noodles

1 ½ cups whole milk

1 ½ cups chicken broth

6 Tbsp butter

4 Tbsp Wondra flour

8 oz shredded sharp cheddar

8 oz shredded gruyere

8 oz smoked gouda

4 oz grated parmesan

¾ cup Italian seasoned panko

½ tsp mustard powder

1 tsp black pepper

Few dashes Worcestershire

Few dashes Louisiana hot sauce

Bring 5 quarts of salted water to a boil and cook pasta halfway through. Drain and set aside. Set oven to 350 degrees.

Melt 4 Tbsp of butter in a deep skillet over medium heat. Add 4 Tbsp of flour and coat. Cook until light brown to form a roux.

Add whole milk and chicken broth. Season with mustard powder, pepper, Worcestershire and hot sauce. Turn heat to medium high and whisk as it comes to a boil. Allow it to bubble for a few minutes until it thickens.

Once thickened, remove from heat. Add half of the cheddar, gruyere and smoked gouda and mix to incorporate.

In a large mixing bowl, combine cooked pasta, sauce and remaining cheddar, gruyere and smoked gouda. Place in a 9”x13” casserole dish.

Melt the remaining 2 Tbsp of butter and combine with panko and parmesan. Sprinkle evenly over mac n cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes until browned. Enjoy!!!

Dr. P’s Christmas Chocolate Mousse

6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

15 oz cold heavy cream

3 large egg whites

1 oz sugar

2 Lindt Caramel with a Touch of Sea Salt Dark chocolate bars, chopped

Place chocolate in a double boiler at a low simmer. Stir chocolate until melted. Turn off the heat and let stand.

Beat the cream in chilled mixing bowl until it forms soft peaks. Set aside and hold at room temperature. With a mixer, whip egg to soft peaks. Gradually add the sugar and continue whipping until firm.

Using a whisk, fold the egg whites into melted chocolate. When the whites are almost completely incorporated, fold in the whipped cream. Cover the mousse and refrigerate for approximately 1 hour or until set. Serve in goblets topped with the chopped Lindt sea salt chocolate.

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Winter Garden, FL
407 910 1297

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