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"!