Jan 16, 2012

Why Straightening Teeth is so Important

Here at Lingenbrink Orthodontics we love to help you get the beautiful smile you have always wanted! But did you know there are more benefits to straightening teeth than getting a beautiful smile? The American Association of Orthodontics has provided us with many more reasons. 
With straight teeth, you can bite, chew and speak more effectively. Properly aligned teeth and jaws not only contribute to healthier teeth and gums, they may even alleviate or prevent physical health problems. And let’s face it; teeth that work better tend to look better. An attractive smile is a wonderful asset to display. It contributes to your self-confidence and your self-image, which are important qualities at any age.

With the health benefits, a pleasing appearance and more self-confidence, orthodontic treatment gives people a lot to be happy about. 
Let the expertise of Lingenbrink Orthodontics make you smile.

Nov 23, 2011

Lingenbrink Orthodontics says "Thank You"

Lingenbrink Orthodontics likes to say "thank you" to the community by supporting a good cause. This year we are giving you the opportunity to choose a charity to which our office will donate. Post to our facebook page a charity that is dear to you. If you would like, post some information and a link to their website. This will then be posted to our blog with a list of nominated charities. The winner will be selected by the most "likes." The winning charity will be announced December 30, 2011.

Some charities that have already been nominated:

Relay For Life

We have a family relay for life team @ South Kitsap relay. We relay to raise money for cancer research, it became our focus as a family when we lost my mother to cancer and my father in law (our team is named after them, CJ). We refocused our efforts more strongly when my 23 year old niece was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma, there is no stage 5. We are determined to keep fighting for a cure, it IS something we CAN do, one day we will win. Until then we will keep HOPE, because we CARE to do our part.

-Jayne Langley Peterson

Relay For Life

I also have a Relay for Life team! The ACS is a very valuable resource to patients while in treatment (found out first hand). They also put a lot of money into research for a cure. Locally, teams like mine and others bring awareness and a sense of community while rallying around a desire to cure this awful disease that has affected nearly everyone in some way.
-Lynnea Tweed

Hospice of Kitsap County. 

-Jon Handel

Kitsap Foster care Associations DREAM project.

The DREAM project grants 1 wish per year to each foster child such as sports gear, sports fees, school dance tickets, swim lessons, dance class, senior portraits etc. The more memories we can provide for all of OUR kids the better. Every foster child deserves extras that not all families are able to afford. Like this so Lingenbrink Orthodontics can help wishes come true for kids in foster care... :)
-Heidi Bigelow

Kitsap Derby Brats

Dedicated to empowering young girls through the sport of flat track roller derby. Builds self esteem, individuality, creative problem solving, self discipline, as well as team trust. Provide a safe, accepting and supportive place where girls feel comfortable being who they are, challenging themselves and testing their limits. Girls learn to play the exciting sport of flat track roller derby, form friendships, learn to be good sports


-Emilee Cookie Dozer Jankowski, Terrie Ulmer

Ronald McDonald

-Gavin Rightmyer

Camp to Belong

This wonderful organization, brings together siblings seperated in the foster system, for a week of uninterupted camp fun each summer. They make a huge differance in those kids lives. christa camps at horse shoe lake.

-Anna Wessel

Local/general charity

I have encountered a lot of homeless people recently.. not just individuals but families. My oldest daughter student teaches at a local elementary school and she has had a couple of students in her class that have been living with their families in vehicles until some sort of assistance comes threw. So my proposal is to help feed and keep some of these families warm. Also maybe help provide some Christmas gifts to children that probably wont get anything. Maybe this assistance can be given to Helpline or any of the other food banks/ shelters in the area. Maybe as far as gifts go how about a "giving tree" that these food banks could assist us with, where us as patients could pick a name off of the tree and buy gifts for these ever so needy children.. that organization would more then likely pick up these gifts or I am sure we could get someone to drop them off.. heck I would help with these efforts. There are too many people suffering due to the economy and any help would be I am sure greatly received.

-Lisa Muziani Holland

Sep 28, 2011

Invisalign at Lingenbrink Orthodontics

Invisalign at Lingenbrink Orthodontics

Invisalign has become the future of braces.  Dr. Paul Lingenbrink is a Premier Preferred Provider of Invisalign and Invisalign Teen, which means he is in the top five percent of Invisalign providers in the nation!

How Invisalign Works

Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners made for you and only you. These aligners are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently lift your teeth into place, based on the exact movement Dr. Paul Lingenbrink plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You simply pop in a new set of aligners every two weeks, until your treatment is complete and you achieve the confident smile that you've always wanted.  The best part about the whole process is that people won't even know you're straightening your teeth.

The Facts

Nearly Invisible: You can straighten your teeth without anyone having to know.
Removable: You can still eat and drink what you want.
Better Oral Hygiene: You can brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth.
Comfortable: There are no wires, metal or brackets to cause mouth abrasions.

Invisalign for Adults and Teens

Choosing to straighten your teeth is a big decision that affects not only your appearance, but your lifestyle as well. As an adult, you may be looking to improve your smile for business or social reasons. Or perhaps you’re a teen or a parent of a teen hoping to make the best of an inevitable situation. Either way, Invisalign can provide a simple way to accomplish this.


We don't want the investment to prevent you from having the smile you have always wanted. During the initial exam, Dr. Lingenbrink will determine the complexity of your case, the estimated length of treatment, and the investment for treatment. We offer a variety of payment options to suit your individual needs. All of this will be discussed during your complimentary exam.

About the Process

What are the steps involved with Invisalign?
1.    Schedule a complimentary appointment with Dr. Paul Lingenbrink at (360) 692-4811.
2.    Dr. Paul Lingenbrink will write a treatment plan, take x-rays and an impression of your teeth.
3.    Using 3-D computer imaging technology, your treatment plan is converted into a series of precisely customized aligners.

(For more information about Lingenbrink Orthodontics and Invisalign, go to www.smilesareforever.com)

Sep 10, 2011

"Smile Real Big and Cheesy"

"Smile Real Big and Cheesy" the smile wall

Why do people go to Orthodontists? They do to fix and straighten their smiles! There are many of you who have endured the journey of braces, and we want to see and read about those success stories!

We are starting our "Smile Real Big and Cheesy" wall where you will be able to share your smile story, and a photo.  Even a before and after if you would like! Just post a comment with a picture on our blog under the "Smile Real Big and Cheesy" tab to the right of the page.  

We are looking forward to reading some great stories!

Jun 28, 2011

Harry Potter Advanced Screening July 14th for the Patients of Lingenbrink Orthodontics

In 1997 the first book in the series Harry Potter was released.  In 2001 the first Harry Potter movie was released.  For the last 10 years, Harry Potter movies have been watched around the world. Fans everywhere have gone to midnight showings, and waited hours on end for the tickets.  But while everyone has been waiting, the patients of Lingenbrink Orthodontics have been able to participate in our free advanced screenings. 

This year, the movie comes out July 15th, but patients of Lingenbrink Orthodontics who reserve their seats will be able to see the movie July 14th at 6:00 pm in Poulsbo Cinema 10. Let the end begin! 

Lets take a look back at all of the Harry Potter movies we have watched and loved together. 

November 16, 2001

November 14, 2002

May 31, 2004

November 18, 2005

July 11, 2007

July 15, 2009

November 19, 2010

July 15, 2011

Come and join us July 14th! reserve your spot today. Call 360-692-4811

Oct 26, 2010

Patient Appreciation Day!

Join us for our Patient Appreciation Day! We will be hosting an advanced screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 on Thursday, November 18th at 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm at the Regal Cinemas Poulsbo Stadium 10. Call our office to reserve your seats today! It's going to be a great event, we are excited to see all of our patients there! Don't forget to dress up as your favorite character to receive extra orthobucks.

Oct 19, 2010

Food Drive

Please donate to our Food Drive! We are collecting donations until November 18th. The following items make up a generous food basket for donation to a community family in need this Thanksgiving. Our goal is to feed at least 50 families in our county.

Please select one or two of the items to bring in for our basket. For each item donated, you will receive an Ortho Buck. Donations may be placed at either our Bremerton or Port Orchard office.

  • Beverage (Kool-Aid or drink mix ready to mix with water)

  • 1 envelope or box of instant milk

  • 1 package of rolls or biscuit mix

  • 2 cans of vegetables (corn, peas, green beans)

  • 1 box stuffing for chicken or turkey

  • 1 can cranberry sauce

  • 1 package Jell-O (large size)

  • 1 package mini marshmallows

  • 1 cake mix or dessert mix

  • Coffee (1 to 2 lbs, ground)

  • Coffee Filters (1 pack)

  • 1 can of olives

  • 1 can of sweet potatoes or box of mashed potatoes

  • 1 can or 2 packets of gravy mix (chicken or turkey)

  • 1 can fruit (fruit cocktail, peaches, pears)

  • 1 frosting (with cake mix)

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Take part in our Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Just bring in or e-mail us a picture of your pumpkin at lingenbrinkortho@gmail.com You could win a $25 gift card.

Jan 12, 2010

American Idol 2010!

American Idol starts tonight! We're excited to have our contest start again this year!

Dec 8, 2009

2009 Scholarship Winners

Every school year Dr. Lingenbrink has been giving a scholarship to 4 students from different local schools. It is time to start thinking about your essay for the 09/10 school year! Contact us through our website.

Nov 30, 2009

Congratulations Amy on guessing correctly how much the pumpkin weighed! Hope you enjoyed your holiday gift basket this Thanksgiving!

Nov 3, 2009

Halloween Contest

Thank you for all of the submissions for our 50 Orthobuck Halloween contest! The Van Doornik Family won this years contest. Congratulations!

Sep 21, 2009

In Office Contest

Click on "Comment" to view the answers.

Jul 14, 2009

Patient Appreciation Day

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow: Patient Appreciation Day

We had so much fun at the movies this year! As most of you know, we were able to see the new Harry Potter movie: The Half-Blood Prince the day before it came out in Theaters!

Mar 1, 2009

American Idol

Our latest contest will is an American Idol contest. Start making your guesses as the contestants narrow down for a chance to win a $50 gift card!

Feb 17, 2009

Valentine's Coloring Contest

Congratulations Halaina!
Winner of a $25 Toys R Us Gift Card

Feb 15, 2009

Star Employees

Thank you to Crystal and Julie for helping out at this year's Kid's Fair with Dr. Banks's office!

Jan 26, 2009

Harry Potter Movie Event!

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is expected to come out in theaters July 17th 2009. Lingenbrink Orthodontics is excited to show a sneak viewing of the movie (exact date to be announced) in the Poulsbo movie theater before this release date. We are excited to see all of our patients there!

Nov 15, 2008

Alex and Jessica!