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#SmileBeKindSupportLocal: Takeout Options for Families from Papillion Restaurants

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As most of you know, our motto here at Hawley Orthodontics is: Smile. Be kind. Do good. One way we can all do that right now is by supporting local businesses that have been hard hit during the recent shutdown. Ordering takeout from local Papillion area restaurants is an excellent and super delicious way to help. Plus, it’s always nice to get a break from cooking. Of course, we can’t mention every single restaurant, so we’d encourage you to check-in with your favorites and place an order, but these are some great local takeout options for families: Read More

7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Smiling

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Smiling is a way we connect with other people and express joy. Now, more than ever, it’s so important to smile and spread positivity. You might be surprised to learn all that goes into this seemingly simple facial expression and just how powerful of an act it can be. Considering Dr. Hawley is a Papillion orthodontist, we’re all about smiles here at Hawley Orthodontics and we’re sharing some fun facts about smiling you may not know. Read More

11 Fun Things to Do With Kids at Home 

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Dr. Hawley isn’t just a Papillion orthodontist, he’s also a father of four kiddos. So, he knows firsthand how difficult keeping kids entertained at home can be. While a little boredom is great and studies show it actually encourages creativity in children, it’s not a bad idea to have some activities up your sleeve to get kids excited, engaged and keep them learning. This is truer than ever as schools and businesses close due to the COVID-19 outbreak and we’re all striving to stay positive, while also practicing social distancing. Well, we have you covered with 11 fun things to do with kids at home:

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Family-Friendly Omaha Volunteer Opportunities for the Holidays

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Smile. Be kind. Do good. That’s our mission at Hawley Orthodontics and we strive to spread positivity and do good wherever we go, especially in our own community. While we believe in giving back year round, during the holidays, it feels particularly appropriate. After all, it’s a time many of us our counting our blessings. Our team is all about embracing gratitude and bringing joy and holiday cheer to others. This year, we invite you and your family to join us. Not sure where to start? We’re sharing another installment of our favorite family-friendly Omaha volunteer opportunities that are perfect for the holiday season:  Read More

Fun & (Mostly) FREE Fall Activities for Kids and Teens in Omaha

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Fall is an amazing time to explore the Omaha area with your family. The weather is cooler and with school back in session, we know just how precious those weekends with the kiddos are. Well, the team at Hawley Orthodontics is here to help with another installment of our fun and (mostly) free activities for kids in Omaha series. This time, we’re sharing a fall edition. So, round up the family and make the most of your autumn!  Read More

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Omaha-Area Volunteer Opportunities for Kids, Teens and Families

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At Hawley Orthodontics, we believe in giving back — not just to our Papillion orthodontic patients, but to the entire Omaha-area community. We live by three simple rules: smile, be kind, do good. These statements guide everything we do both in our Omaha orthodontist clinic and outside the office.

This summer, we invite you and your family to smile, be kind and do some good by volunteering in your community. Not only will you be helping people in need; your kids will learn the value of supporting those who are less fortunate. Not to mention that warm, fuzzy feeling you’ll get about making a positive difference in someone’s life. Volunteering really is beneficial for everyone involved.
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The Best Affordable & FREE (Really!) Winter Activities for Kids in the Omaha Area

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Brrrr! The winter weather is in full effect in Nebraska. As a parent himself, Dr. Hawley knows just how tough it can be to keep kids entertained when it’s cold outside. That’s why, at Hawley Orthodontics, we decided to lend a helping hand by rounding up the best affordable and free activities for kids in Omaha and the surrounding area. Here are some of our suggestions for local family fun to get you through the winter: Read More

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Do I Need Braces or Invisalign?

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Do I need braces for an overbite? Do I need Invisalign for crooked teeth? If you’re asking yourself these questions, the best way to find out is to visit an orthodontist for a consultation. Orthodontists like Dr. Hawley are experts in preventing, diagnosing and treating issues with the positioning, alignment and spacing of the teeth and jaws. They have the knowledge and experience to determine if braces or Invisalign are necessary to perfect your smile. While the only way to know for sure if you could benefit from straightening your teeth is to visit a specialist, in the meantime, we can give you a pretty good idea by describing the common problems orthodontic treatment can fix. Read More