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Back to School Already?!

August 16th, 2014

It’s hard to believe that school is starting soon!  If your child recently had a consultation with us, you’ll probably want to take advantage of the next few weeks to get them scheduled before school starts.

If your kids are on their way to school this year with braces and/or appliances, please remember to pack them with the necessities needed to ensure a braces-friendly day of school.  As always, we’ve prepared some tips!:

Make sure your child has:

* an extra toothbrush
* floss & floss threader
* toothpaste
* wax
* retainer or appliance case
* Smileworks Orthodontics bracelet (in case the nurse needs to call for advice on a poking wire or other situation)

We wish you and your children the best with the start of another school year and hope it’s a great one for everybody!

Happy Independence Day!!

July 3rd, 2014

The fourth of July is such an important date in our history!  Nowadays we like to celebrate with barbecues, fireworks, parades, and hot dogs.  Tons and tons of hot dogs!!  Did you know that it is estimated that 150 million hot dogs will be eaten on 4th of July this year?!  Holy fireworks batman, that’s a lot of hot dogs!

So, even though it is national hot dog month, we’d like to take a minute to share with you some healthier, ahem, we mean wiser and more scrumptious foods for this wonderful occasion!  All, of course, braces friendly…

Watermelon, mmmmm watermelon:

Blueberries, sweet sweet blueberries:

Raspberries, deliciously juicy raspberries:

Ice cream!:

Yogurt, smooth creamy deliciousness:

However, we understand the need for a juicy hot dog every now and then; and no one should have to go hot dog-less on the biggest hot dog eating day of the year.  So if you really feel like having one, research has shown that the healthiest hot dog you can buy in your local grocery store is Oscar Mayer’s Low-fat extra lean turkey franks!

Enjoy and have a great 4th of July!!

Practice Reviews!

May 8th, 2014

At Smileworks Orthodontics, we always greatly value your opinion and thoughts regarding your experience at our practice.  If you are satisfied with our service thus far, we would love to have our cherished patients write a positive review on our various pages.  As a word of mouth business, nothing is more valuable to us than referrals and positive reviews from our existing patients.  All reviews and/or referrals will help you or your child earn more SmilePoints as part of our rewards program. 

Did you know that there are multiple ways to review us online?

Not only is there Google Places, Yelp, and HealthGrades, but you can now review us on Facebook too!  This is great because it gives patients & parents the opportunity to review us on the websites that they like and that they use the most.  Here’s a list of our links to review us or to check out our reviews:

  • *Google Places (scroll down to the “Review Summary” section and click on the “Write a review” icon)
  • *Yelp (only for people who use Yelp on a regular basis to review restaurants and other services)
  • *Facebook (scroll down to the “Reviews” section

Once again, we cannot thank our wonderful patients enough for giving us the opportunity to be the best that we can be!  We strive to keep our office and patients happy and smiling….

April is National Poetry Month

April 10th, 2014

April is National Poetry Month… so we thought we’d give everyone a nice poem about braces!  However, amongst our search we found there to be not even one happy poem about braces.  So straight from our office to you is an original Smileworks Orthodontics lyrical specialty!

These teeth are not perfect, these teeth are not right
these teeth do not sit well, these teeth have a bad bite.
Crowding and smushing, pushing and squashing
there is not enough space for these teeth for flossing
Periodontal disease is definitely not fun,
with crowded teeth your odds are higher than some!

These teeth are not perfect, these teeth are not right
these teeth do not sit well, these teeth have a bad bite.
Spacing and gapping, separation in placing,
there is too much room for these teeth to stay fastened.

Teeth and gums will be healthy, when placed in the right space
Not to mention the beautiful smile on your face!
So the next time you think braces are a sore,
remember this poem, think of it once more…
Periodontal disease, tooth loss & decay
What more is there to say than thank goodness braces saved the day!

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