Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Years 2012

Many people consider the beginning of a new year a time to not only reflect on the year past, but also to set personal goals for the upcoming year. How are you planning to improve your health and happiness in 2012? We recommend that you make a New Year's resolution to benefit your oral health.

It's important that a New Year's resolution be reasonable and attainable, and they should improve your overall quality of life - for example: Did you know that flossing every day is the best way to prevent periodontal and/or gum disease? Did you know that drinking through a straw when drinking sugary drinks can help avoid cavities? There are many small steps and little improvements you can make to help avoid cavities and gum disease.

Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics would like to wish everyone a safe & Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Anna's House Delivery

We would like to thank everyone for the contributions made to our food drive for Anna's House. Last week we delivered so many items to Anna's House that we filled the entire back room. Just another reason Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics is "Smiles Above the Rest". Thank you for all of your support toward this amazing cause!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

When was your last checkup?

Even if you brush and floss daily, as well as maintain your braces, it is still important to visit your dentist approximately every 6 months or as recommended. Why?

  • Your dentist can detect and treat any tooth or gum problems that you may have never felt or noticed.

  • Even thorough daily oral care may not be enough to prevent cavities and/or decay.

  • Routine visits can allow your dentist to treat any problems early to prevent future complications.

When having an oral exam done, your dentist can check the overall health of your mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks and tongue. Check-ups will also include a thorough teeth cleaning and polishing . If you are in need of a referral, please let us know and Dr. Sondhi or Dr. Biggs would be happy to help you in any way they can.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Holiday Candy Caution

The holidays are officially in full swing! Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics would like to remind you to be careful with all the wonderful sweets and candies this time of year. We hope that everyone has a great holiday season!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

2011 Riley Holiday Card Program

Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics is proud to support the American Red Cross in their "Mail for Heroes" Program. This holiday season, the Red Cross is working to collect and distribute holiday cards to the American service members, veterans and their families within the United States and around the world. We have purchased holiday cards from Riley Hospital in support of this program that were signed by our patients. Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics would like to wish everyone a great holiday season.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Dr. Sondhi, Dr. Biggs and staff would like to wish you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. It's a big food holiday, so be careful what you eat with those braces! If you have any stories or pictures you would like to share with us, we'd love to hear or see them!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What does the sugar do?

Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics supports the efforts to educate patients about good oral hygiene. A recent article in the Indy Star by Diane Buyer, DDS, provides excellent information for patients titled, "Not-so-sweet result for children's teeth". Please click within this Blog to check out this article and review it with your children.

Friday, November 11, 2011


Today is Veterans Day! Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics would like to say thank you to everyone who has served our Country and for everything that you have sacrificed. We hope you have a wonderful, well deserved day~ HAPPY VETERANS DAY!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Importance of Dental Health

Dr. Biggs and some of the Sondhi-Biggs staff recently visited several elementary schools in honor of National Orthodontic Health Month. The purpose of the visit was to emphasize the importance of regular brushing, flossing and routine dental check-ups with the child's dentist. Dr. Biggs explained some of the important factors for children to understand regarding maintaining their dental health now that they are starting to grow their permanent teeth. A short presentation and video was shown, and our hope is to help motivate the young students to practice good oral hygiene to enhance their overall dental health.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Office Food Drive for Anna's House

Starting November 1st until mid-December, Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics will be having a non-perishable food drive. We are asking patients and their families to help by bringing their items to our office. Items collected may include non-perishable foods such as jelly, peanut butter, canned fruits, vegetables, soups, crackers, beans, cereal, etc., as well as toiletry items (i.e. toilet paper, shampoo, toothpaste, soap, etc.). Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics will match all donations made to our office. We would like to thank you in advance for your support.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

2011 Superbowl for Saturday's Kids

On Monday, October 17th, Dr. Biggs & Amy Biggs, along with their friends Randy & Angie, attended the fifth anual Superbowl for Saturday's Kids. This charity fund-raiser supports the People's Burn Foundation and Kids' Voice of Indiana. Our Doctors and staff support many local organizations and charities as a means to give back to the community. Just another reason why Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics is "Smiles above the Rest".

Thursday, October 13, 2011

October is the start of flu season

It's hard to believe, but October is the start of the flu season. It is recommended that everyone 6 months of age and older get a yearly flu vaccine. The timing of the flu is very unpredictable and can vary from season to season. Flu activity most commonly peaks in January and February; however, seasonal flu activity can begin as early as October and continue to occur as late as May. Try to avoid the flu by making sure you are washing your hands several times a day, and keeping your hands away from your mouth and eyes. The Doctors and Staff at Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics follow universal precautions to help protect you from the possibility of getting the flu.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you are not a breast cancer survivor, chances are you know someone who has had breast cancer. No one (including men, although breast cancer in men is still considered quite rare) is immune to breast cancer. You dont have to have a family history to get breast cancer. Please join Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics in supporting the efforts in finding a cure for brest cancer.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

National Orthodontic Health Month

Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics recognizes that October is National Orthodontic Health Month. Many treats can cause havoc for trick-or-treaters who are in active orthodontic treatment. These treats can potentially cause damage that may prolong treatment time. The American Association of Orthodontists is providing tips and recipes this Halloween season for orthodontic patients.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Football Season is in full swing!

Injuries to the face and mouth are one of the top sports injuries. Please remember that a dental injury is painful, permanent and costly. Fortunately, most injuries can be prevented by wearing an athletic mouthguard. A mouthguard is a soft, plastic appliance that fits over the teeth and can fit around your braces. When a properly designed mouthguard is worn, the teeth, lips, cheek and jaws are protected. The American Dental Association estimates that mouthguards prevent nearly 200,000 injuries each year in high school and college sports alone. Sports mouthguards are required for high-contact sports such as football, baseball and hockey. But what many people don't realize is that the majority of mouth injuries occur in children between the ages of 7 and 14, often while participating in common activities such as rollerblading, skate boarding or bike riding. Mouthguards should be worn in all activities where there is a risk of falling or head contact.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Remembering 9/11

Though the tragic events of September 11, 2001, are well behind us, the people of the City of New York, the United States, and indeed the world, are still mourning the effects of the shock remaining as if the horrors occurred just yesterday, and for the victim's families, the pain will last a lifetime.

The rubble has been cleared away, and the ashes washed clean by the rain, but the memories will never fade away from our hearts and minds. The world lost much more than buildings on September 11, and even more than lives, but one positive effect that has risen from the tragedy is that we as Americans now treat our firefighters and police officers with a new found respect. Please take a moment on Sunday to stop and remember all that was lost, and all that were affected on that day.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics QR Code

All you have to do is scan the code and it will take you directly to our website. There is no more typing in the link and waiting. Simply scan the code and click on the link! Learn More...

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Just getting started with braces:

1. Be gentle with your teeth. If you just had a good long workout, how would you feel? Tired, sore, and achy. Well, that's how your teeth probably feel right now! Stay away from chewy and sticky foods. Find foods that are soft such as yogurt, ripened and sliced fruit, smoothies and milkshakes, Jell-O, soup, etc... ?

2. Eat slowly and carefully. If it hurts to chew something, don't! It will only make your mouth hurt worse. Better yet, don't chew at all. Try mashing the food by pressing it against the roof of your mouth with your tongue. If chewing is needed, use your back teeth. Try eating foods such as soup or macaroni and cheese, so you don't have to chew as much.

3. Don't eat foods too high in sugar or starch. Bacteria feeds on sugar and starch, creating plaque. If plaque builds up around your brackets, it can get under your brackets and eat off the calcium on your teeth. This creates permanent, white marks on your teeth. Foods like carmel, taffy, and other foods high in sugar are not good. Refrain from chewing gum of any type unless you are told otherwise.

4. Take a pain reliever and water to relieve pain. Sometimes water helps to lessen bad taste! You could also put frozen peas in a bag and apply pressure with it onto your teeth as best as you can.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Indianapolis Colts Spirit

Yes, it is officially that time of year again.... FOOTBALL SEASON! Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics is proud to show our support for our Indianapolis Colts. Everyone is dressed in blue & white, flags are out and there are balloons in the air! We wish the Colts the best of luck in their upcoming season and hope you will join us in showing support for our Indianapolis Colts.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

A Relationship Can Make a Difference

At Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics, we realize that choosing an orthodontist for your family is a serious decision. We strive to develop the strongest relationships possible between our orthodontists, our team and our patients.

From the very beginning, Dr. Sondhi and Dr. Biggs personally explain everything to patients and their parents, creating a strong start to this relationship. We believe that open communication is critical to the treatment process and plays an important role in the final outcome. Our practice has found this relationship improves patient compliance while creating a phenomenal orthodontic experience and results that are smiles above the rest!

To hear one mom’s story about the beginning of this process, tune in to our YouTube channel. If you have any questions about Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics, we’d love to connect with you by phone at (317) 846-1455 or through our Facebook Fan Page.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thank you!

Thank you for referring your friends, neighbors and family to our practice! The greatest compliment we can receive from our patients is their trust to provide the best possible care for their loved ones. To refer your family and friends to our office, please have them call us directly or ask our staff for further assistance. A referral from their dentist is not necessary.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Be Aware

Don't forget Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics has text message reminders for your appointments, however, with recent changes in the law, there is no texting and driving. The state of Indiana has passed a new law that went into effect this summer that states you can not text and drive. It takes less than a second for something to happen and you never know when that second will be.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Summer Stock Stage

Melissa Sondhi, along with many former Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontic patients, will be broadcasting their award winning smiles at the Summer Stock stage presentation of the hit Broadway musical Hairspray. Come out and see their beautiful smiles and wonderful performance. For more information please log onto

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

With you in mind....

Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics staff members recently completed the newest version of CPR Training. Over the years several details have changed and updated, therefore, our staff decided it was best if as a group we took the entire class together. We want to be as prepared as possible in case of an emergency with our patients safety as a priority! Just another example of how Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics is Smiles Above the Rest.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

YouTube Channel

Did you know Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics has a YouTube Channel? There are several videos on this channel that can show you simple videos of different things you may have questions about. There are videos that show you everything from proper retainer wear, to how to clip a wire if you are having difficulties and can not make it to the office. Click on the YouTube icon on our homepage to see what's available.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

95th Indianapolis 500

The 95th Indianapolis 500 will take place this Sunday, May 29th, 2011, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race will be the third of the three-year long Centennial era, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the opening of the track and the 100th anniversary of the first Indianapolis 500. Thousands of fans will be attending the event. If you are going, have a wonderful, safe time!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Great Strides

The Indiana Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will have it's annual Great Strides walk on Sunday, May 22, 2011, at Hummel Park in Hendricks County. Great Strides is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's largest fundraising event. It provides opportunities for all people within a local community to get involved by forming teams through their workplace, clubs, and organizations or with friends and family. Walk day is a fun, family-oriented celebration that includes a healthy walk, Kids' Corner activities, food, and festivities that participants look forward to year after year. Some of our Sondhi-Biggs staff members will be attending the walk in support of our patients and those suffering from Cystic Fibrosis.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

111th Annual AAO Session

Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics will be attending the 111th Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontists. There will be orthodontists from all around the world at the meeting in Chicago over the next few days. We will be attending premier continuing-education conferences to be kept aware of the latest technologies. Just another example of how
Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics strives to be "Smiles Above the Rest."

Thursday, May 5, 2011

April was Facial Protection Month

Injuries to the face and mouth are one of the top sports injuries. Please remember that a dental injury is painful, permanent and costly. Fortunately, most injuries can be prevented by wearing an athletic mouthguard. A mouthguard is a soft plastic appliance that fits over the teeth and can fit around your braces. When a properly designed mouthguard is worn, the teeth, lips, cheek and jaw are all protected. The American Dental Association estimates that mouthguards prevent nearly 200,000 injuries each year in high school and college sports alone. Sports mouthguards are required for high-contact sports such as football, baseball and hockey. But what many people don't realize is that the majority of mouth injuries occur in children between the ages of 7 and 14, often while participating in common activities such as rollerblading, skate boarding or bike riding. Mouthguards should be worn in all activities where there is a risk of falling or head contact.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Earth Day 2011

A Billion Acts of Green!! For over 40 years Earth Day has been celebrated on April 22nd. It has inspired and mobilized individuals and organizations worldwide to demonstrate their commitment to environmental protection. This year, Earth Day's theme is ttitled after A Billion Acts of Green: our people-powered campaign to generate a billion acts of environmental service and advocacy before Rio +20. To learn more about these national events, please visit

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Central Indiana 2011 Race for the Cure

More than 40,000 participants showed their support in the 2010 Susan G. Koman for the Cure's mission to end Breast Cancer forever at the 2010 Race. The annual 5k run/walk is one of Indiana's largest non-profit events and critical to helping raise funds that are awarded to grantees providing education, screening , support services in the 21 Central Indiana counties we serve and to fund critical research seeking a cure for Breast Cancer. The 2011 annual Susan G. Koman walk will take place Saturday, April 16, 2011. Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics is a proud supporter of the Race for the Cure.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spring Break 2011

Its finally here, SPRING BREAK! Spring Break is a great time to get caught up on some of the outside things that have been neglected due to the cold weather. Spring Break is also a great time for the family to get away from the cold, dark days of winter and have some fun in the sun. Regardless of what you do, we hope you have a wonderful Spring Break.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Pay it forward

In honor of "Pay it Forward Day" on April 28, 2011, several team members of Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics will be donating their time at Kingsway Community Care Center. The staff will be assisting with new dental program they are providing. Staff members will be volunteering in the clinic, taking x-rays as needed and treatment planning.

Remember when you do something nice for someone they are more inclined to do something nice for someone else. If not, you can at least know you brightened up someones day. You can do something as simple as pay for a cup of coffee or the next person's food in line. It can be as little or as much as you want. No one needs to know!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Big Ten Tournament

Basketball is in the AIR!! It is that time of year here in Indianapolis, Big Ten Tournament time. The 2011 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament begins today at 2:30 pm at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The first match-up puts Northwestern against Minnesota. The second game has Michigan State facing Iowa, while the nightcap, on the Big Ten Network, has Indiana battling Penn State. Who do you think the final two teams will be on Sunday?

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Have you heard of...

Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-on-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This Saturday March 5, 2011, Dr. Biggs, his wife and several Sondhi Biggs staff members will be showing their support by attending the Best Buddies Mardi Gras Ball. Sondhi Biggs Orthodontics is a proud sponsor of this event.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The earlier the better!

Though an Orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7.

Advantages of Interceptive treatment can include but are not limited to: Creating more room for crowded and erupting teeth. Creating facial symmetry through influencing jaw growth. Reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth. Preserving space for unerupted teeth. Reducing the need for teeth removal. Reducing treatment time with braces.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Children's Dental Health Month

Every February, the ADA sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. The information has reached millions of people in communities across the country. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. For more information, please feel free to click on the Title of this Blog.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Think "Scholarship"

It's never to early to start thinking of college. There are all kinds of available scholarships out there. Make sure you are taking the time to explore all different avenues. The American Association of Orthodontists is sponsoring the "How Orthodontics Changed My Life" video contest. There will be two winners; each winner will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship. You can find scholarships for just about everything. Talk to your school counselor to see what all different scholarships they may have more information about.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

When is the "Right Time"

Even though most people think of pre-teens and teens when they think of orthodontics, there are good reasons your child should get an orthodontic evaluation much sooner. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7.

Why your child should get an orthodontic check-up no later than age 7:
  • Orthodontists can spot subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth while some baby teeth are still present.

  • While your child's teeth may appear to be straight, there could be a problem that only a orthodontist can detect.

  • The check-up may reveal that your child's bite is fine. Or, the orthodontist may identify a developing problem but recommend monitoring the child's growth and development, and then, if indicated, begin treatment at the appropriate time for the child. In other cases, the orthodontist might find a problem that can benefit from early treatment.

  • Early treatment may prevent more serious problems from developing and may make treatment at a later age shorter and less complicated.

  • In some cases, the orthodontist will be able to achieve results that may not be possible once the face and jaws have finished growing.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Choice is CLEAR

Many feel that Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics is a clear choice! In addition; patients needing full braces are given the choice between metal or clear braces. Either way, after you visit our office, the choice will be clear.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Appointment Reminders

Email appointment reminders have been available by Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics for quite some time. We now have text message reminders as well, if you would prefer. Simply go to our website homepage under the Patient Login tab, and select the settings for the type of reminder that assists you the best. Just another reason why Sondhi-Biggs Orthodontics is "Smiles Above the Rest"!