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October is National Orthodontic Health Month!

October 1st, 2015

What better way to celebrate National Orthodontic Health Month than with pumpkins? PUMPKINS!!

Pumpkins are a wonderful source of vitamins and great braces-friendly food for patients with braces or orthodontic appliances (as long as you cook them!!). Did you know that pumpkins are packed with tons of vitamins and minerals such as Iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Folate, Vitamin A and many many more!?

Here is a great pumpkin pie smoothie recipe to consider when looking for something sweet and braces friendly:

1 frozen banana
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup skim milk
2 Tablespoons  pure maple syrup
2/3 cup  pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)
1 cup ice

Add all of the ingredients to the blender, blend on high until smooth, add milk or ice cubes to thin out if need be.  Enjoy!!

School is Back in Session!

September 2nd, 2015

Going back to school is a transition and some kids like it and some kids don’t. Some kids can adapt and feel comfortable at school, and some are counting down the days to summer vacation again! Regardless of where you or your child are on this spectrum, we want to remind you that being comfortable at school with your braces or orthodontic appliances is not as hard as it seems! As long as you remember to bring these ortho essentials to school every day, you’ll be on your way to a happy and healthy smile – even during History class!

Ortho essentials for your bookbag:

  • *Toothbrush
  • *Floss
  • *Toothpaste
  • *Floss
  • *Wax
  • *Floss
  • *Rubber bands
  • *Floss
  • *Retainer/Appliance Case
  • *Floss

Did we mention floss? Don’t forget to take care of your braces and appliances after lunch, and floss!

Don’t let this be you!

School is out!!

June 24th, 2015

School is finally out and many people like to take this opportunity to go out and have some summer fun at the beach, poolside, or even mountainside!  We have compiled a few tips and pointers for our patients to help keep them happy and smiling this summer:

*When’s your next ortho appointment? If you are going out of town, don’t forget to double check your calendar and make sure you don’t miss your next ortho appointment with us! If you need to reschedule, please call us right away.

* Do you have any poking wires that might bother you while you are away? 

* Do you have enough wax and rubber bands to last you through your trip?

* Did you pack your toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, floss threaders and wax?

* Did you pack your retainer case?

* Please remember to put all removable appliances (Invisalign trays, retainers, bite plates, etc.) in their case prior to swimming/water activities.  We’ve heard it’s VERY hard to find a retainer at the bottom of a pool!

We hope all of our patients have a wonderful summer. Don’t forget to smile and have fun!!


Summer Promotion: $1,000 off Invisalign Treatment

June 4th, 2015

We are excited to announce our new Invisalign promotion: $1000 off Invisalign treatment! This promotion coupled with our in-office payment plans make Invisalign more affordable than ever. We can’t wait to help you achieve the smile you deserve! : )

Please call our office at 703-383-0090 to schedule your complimentary consultation.

* New patients only. Not available with other offers/promotions. Does not qualify for Invisalign Express cases. Expires August 31, 2015.

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