goderich orthodontist

Rock Your Socks

March 20th, 2019

Join our team tomorrow when we support World Down Syndrome Day by rocking our mismatched socks to show we care for those touched by Down Syndrome. Please feel free to share you mismatched socks in the comments, we would LOVE to see them!

#rockyoursocks #worlddownsyndromeday #babyrojasortho #3.21

Happy Family Day Weekend!

February 16th, 2019

Happy Family Day Weekend! We hope you have a great time with your loved ones this weekend. Our team members will be spending time with their families.

Our office will seeing regularly scheduled patients on Tuesday February 19th.

Happy New Year

December 31st, 2018

Tomorow is the start of 365 New Days and 365 New Chances!

Make them count!


#happynewyear2018 #chances #babyrojasortho

Welcome Desirae!

December 13th, 2018

We welcome this smiling new face to our team. Desirae can be found doing digital scanning, taking photos, sterilization and much more!

We are thrilled to have her part of our team.

Welcome Desirae!

#babyrojasortho #newteammember #welcomedesirae

Important Information for Our Patients

September 13th, 2018

Important Notice Regarding Construction and Appointment Reminder Options.

 

#onlineportal #babyrojasortho

Important Notice - Office Closure

August 27th, 2018

Our office will be closed from August 31st - September 4th, returning on the 5th seeing regularly scheduled patients. We will have someone answering phones if you need to speak to someone.

If you have a wire poke, loose bracket or are in need of elastics please make arrangements to have those issues dealt with before the 31st.

In the event that you have a wire poke or another orthodontic issue you can find helpful tips on such issues on our website. http://www.londonbraces.com/emergency-care

#babyrojasortho #londonbraces

When to see an orthodontist?

August 1st, 2018

When is it time to visit the orthodontist?


#whentovisitorthodontist #babyrojasortho

We've gone PLATINUM! London Invisalign Provider

July 26th, 2018

Trust our orthodontic team to give you the smile you've always wanted with Invisalign Clear Aligners.

Invisalign is the clear alternative to metals braces for adults and kids. We treat the whole family and no dentist referral ever needed. Call today. 519-675-0330.

#invisalign #wetreatthewholefamily #babyrojasorthodontics #clear #norefferalneeded

National Ice Cream Day!

July 23rd, 2018

Today is National Vanilla Ice Cream Day! We'd love to know if you are going to enjoy a scoop or two today.

Ice cream is a great options for patients with braces (and without), just be sure to brush after.

#vanillaicecreamday #makemondaysgreat #babyrojasortho #londonbraces #icecream

We Treat Your Whole Family - London, Ontario Orthodontists

July 7th, 2018

We treat the whole family!

No dentist referral ever needed.

Office locations in London, Wingham and Goderich. Call us today for a consultation.

Visit us online at www.babyrojasortho.ca or call us at 519-675-0330.

 

#babyrojasortho #certifiedorthodonticspecialists #londonbraces #londonontarioorthodontist #letourfamilytreatyourfamily

Invisalign Clear Aligners -Adult Orthodontics

June 5th, 2018

Are you and adult considering orthodontic treatment? Have you considerd Invisalign? Invisalign aligners are the clear alternative to metal braces. These clear aligners are the virtually invisible way to improve your smile. Call us today to get started. 519-675-0330.

Kim - Celebrating 10 Years at Baby and Rojas Orthodontics

April 24th, 2018

Kim, one of our hygienists has recently celebrated 10 years at Baby and Rojas Orthodontics. :) Kim's smiling face and positive attitude has helped us created many, many smiles over the years. We are honoured to have her as part of our team. Congrats Kim!

#workanniversary #10years #thankyou #babyrojasortho #kimcelebrates10years #thankyoukim

Adult and Thinking Orthodontics? Consider Dr. Paula Baby and Dr. Jaime Rojas Orthodontics

April 5th, 2018

Our office treats the WHOLE family! That means you too mom and dad! If you are interested in getting the smile you've always wanted reach out to our team who will gladly provide information to get you started.

https://cao-aco.org/ask-orthodontist-people-need-braces-adult/?platform=hootsuite

#adultorthodontics #wetreatthewholefamily #babyrojasortho

Meet Deanna - Office Manager - Dr. Paula Baby & Dr. Jaime Rojas

March 19th, 2018

Meet Deanna - Office Manager for Team Baby and Rojas Orthodontics

Deanna has worked in an orthodontic environment for over 20 years. Her position at our office is a little behind the scenes. You will often see her around the office updating staff and doctors on various issues involved with running an efficient and effective orthodontic practice. Her responsibilities are geared to ensure that our patients are receiving the best of our orthodontic team in a happy and welcoming environment. When away from the office in her spare time, she loves to take on home reno's and gardening. She also enjoys relaxing with family and playing with her 2 dogs Bobby and Paris.

Be sure to say "hi" to Deanna next time you're in the office!

#babyrojasortho #meetdeanna #officemanger

Proper Brushing with Braces

February 28th, 2018

Good brushing during orthodontic is crucial to the best possible outcome.

We encourage patients to brush and floss after every meal, limit your sugar intake and be mindful of what you are eating and drinking.

If you have questions about the proper brushing technique with braces please ask one of our helpful team members.

#brushflossrepeat #goodoralhygiene #brushingwithbraces #babyrojasortho #properbrushing

Meet Dr. Rojas

February 6th, 2018

Dr. Jaime Rojas truly loves providing patients with the most up to date advancements in orthodontics. He has created many, many beautiful smiles. For more information about Dr. Jaime Rojas visit out "Meet Dr. Rojas Page."

http://ow.ly/ZVzU30hJfRq

Let our family, treat your family!

February 3rd, 2018

Let our orthodontic family treat your family.

No dentist referral ever needed. Office locations in London, Wingham and Goderich. Call us today for a consultation. Visit us online at www.babyrojasortho.ca or call us at 519-675-0330.

#babyrojasortho #certifiedorthodonticspecialists #londonbraces #londonontarioorthodontist #letourfamilytreatyourfamily

Myth Vs. Truth - Orthodontist Specialists - London, ON

January 30th, 2018

Myth Vs. Truth when it comes to orthodontics. #babyrojasorthodontics #babyrojasortho #chooseaspecialists

Our Holiday Sponsorship and Donation Collection -WAYS - Mental Health Support for Youth in Our Community

December 11th, 2017

Just a reminder about our Holiday Sponsorship and Donation Collection Program that we are participating in this year!

WAYS (Mental Health Support for Youth in our Community)

WAYS supports children, youth and families in London-Middlesex and Chatham-Kent who face challenges such as trauma, emotional or behavioural problems, mental health issues, conflict with the law and relationship difficulties.

Donations are being collected at our office until December 22nd. Any small donation helps, so please feel free to drop something off (UNwrapped) in our holiday donation box!

Check out our poster for an updated donation list. Please remember any donation, big or small, will go to a great cause and help bring the holiday spirit to those less fortunate.

http://ways.on.ca/ways-to-help/donate/

 

#ways #giveback #givingseason #babyrojasortho #mentalhealthsupportforyouth

 

 

Thank you Abado Family!

December 1st, 2017

We have the most thoughtful patients and patient families! The Abado family, owner's of Abe's Subs brought us this yummy lunch spread yesterday. Thank you Abado family! #babyrojasortho #thankyou

We Went PINK!

November 23rd, 2017

At our office we went PINK to show our support and help bring awareness to bullying! We encourage our parents to do the same. #letsstopbullying #babyrojaorthocares #babyrojasortho #letsseepink #wearpink

Andre is Smiling! No More Braces!!

November 10th, 2017

Andre got his braces off earlier this week and had a chance to show off his new smile with Dr. Baby! We love debond day just as much as Andre. Enjoy that new smile!!! #babyrojasortho #certifiedorthodonticspecialists #debonddayisthebestday #happyfriday

No more braces!

November 6th, 2017

What can make a Monday great?? Getting your braces off!! We are sure Miranda, Deanna and Andre will be smiling ear to ear today. #debondday #babyrojasortho #certifiedorthodonticspecialists #debonddayisgreat #nomorebraces

Important Notice

October 24th, 2017

Our office will be closed October 27th – November 6th. There will be someone available to answer your calls. We will resume seeing our regularly scheduled patients on November 7th. If you need elastics, have a wire poke or need wax be sure to call the office this week to make arrangements.

https://www.londonbraces.com/emergency-care

Please Inform us of any Medical Updates

October 18th, 2017

Please report updates related to your medical history to our team members. #updateus #babyrojasortho #medicalhistory

Selfie Booth at our London Ortho Office

October 16th, 2017

Tricia's son, William took a moment to have his picture taken when they stopped by the office last week. Don't be shy and be sure to try it out next time you are in . #selfiebooth #babyrojasortho

[caption id="attachment_19239" align="aligncenter" width="300"] William test out our selfie booth at our London Orthodontic office[/caption]

Myth vs. Truth

October 10th, 2017

Myth vs. Truth. Check out the American Association of Orthodontists  blog post for 7 myths about orthodontic treatment.

https://www.mylifemysmile.org/blog/post/7-myths-about-orthodontic-treatment

 

#themoreyouknow #beinformed #babyrojasortho

 

We Wish You a Bright and Beautiful Week!

September 25th, 2017

Our orthodontic team wishes you a bright and beautiful week! #haveagreatmonday #londonbraces #babyrojasortho #orthodonticteam

Congrats on Your Engagement Jessica

September 22nd, 2017

A huge congrats to Jessica, our hygienist and her soon to be husband Edray who will be tying the knot May16th, 2018. This is one of their beautiful engagement photos..  Happy wedding planning Jessica!

Braces Off!

September 17th, 2017

Jayden and Cortni will be starting off the week braces free! We can't wait to see their new smiles!! #babyrojasortho #debondday

Before and After Braces Photo Album

July 4th, 2017

We've updated our Before and After Braces Photo Album. Check it out!

https://www.facebook.com/pg/LondonBraces/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10151366927796850

Shoe Collection Continues

June 5th, 2017

Our shoe collection in support of Soles4Soles and Goody2Shoes continues until the end of June at our London office. They have reached their goal of 100,000 but are still accepting donations and trying to reach their new goal of 250,000 pairs of shoes!! Every pair counts, so if you are cleaning out your closets and find yourself with some extra used shoes feel free to drop them off at our London office and we will be sure to get them where they need to go!

For more information on this program visit.. https://www.bioped.com/giving-back/

Invisalign for the Whole Family! That Includes you too Mom!

May 22nd, 2017

Our office offers Invisalign for the whole family. That means you too mom! Call us today to see if Invisalign is for you. Trust an orthodontic specialist for your orthodontic needs. #certifiedorthodontist #babyrojasortho


Show Your Teeth Some Love!

April 18th, 2017

April is Oral Health month! Remember to "Show Your Teeth Some Love." That could mean visiting the dentist, eating healthy, learning about proper oral hygiene OR calling us to see if orthodontics is right for you or a family member. Remember "Straight Teeth = Strong Teeth." #oralhealthmonth #welovetomakeyousmile #babyrojasortho #londonontarioorthodontist

http://youroralhealth.ca/you-your-d…/your-teeth-are-worth-it

Introducing our iTero Element Digital Scanner!

April 13th, 2017

Our office offers the latest advancement in digital impressions! Say goodbye to those messy, gooey impressions.

Deanna, our office manager introduces you to our iTero Element Scanner!
This revolutionary scanner has an outcome simulator that can show you what your teeth could look after orthodontic treatment! How amazing is that! For more information on our new iTero Element Scanner visit our website.

The iTero Scanner is just another way our team combines advancement in technology to provide the best outcome for our patients.

#iteroelement #digitalscanner #babyrojasortho #londonontarioorthodontist
http://www.londonbraces.com/itero-digital-impression-system

Spring Colours in our Orthodontic Office!

April 12th, 2017

Pink, Purple, Orange or Blue?? So many options to brighten up your day! #maskfun #whichonedoyoulike #babyrojasortho #selfiefun #funteam


Happy Friday from our Orthodontic Team

April 7th, 2017

"I haven't been so excited about Friday since last Friday!" Happy Friday Everyone! Have a great weekend!!

Smiles for Cole!

April 6th, 2017

"Smile and the whole world smiles with you." Cole is smiling because his braces came off last week. Dr. Baby is smiling because Cole is smiling! Smiling is contagious! Pass it on! Enjoy your new smile Cole!! #babyrojasortho #londonontarioorthodontist #nomorebraces #creatingsmileschanginglives

Giving Back

March 30th, 2017

Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas were proud sponsors of the Dorchester Dragons PeeWee Hockey team this year. Ethan, a patient and his team had a busy season. They participated in hockey tournaments in Collingwood and the USA. They even found time to volunteer at Scout Camp for a day! Thanks to Ethan's mom for sending in these great pics! Way to go team! #community #giveback #hockey #babyrojasortho

Creating Smiles. Changing Lives.

March 22nd, 2017

At our office we truly believe in "Creating Smiles. Changing Lives."
We offer orthodontics for the whole family.  If you or a family member are considering orthodontics give us a call. No referral is ever needed. We offer the latest advancements in orthodontic technology such as Invisalign and Damon System Braces.
Our main number is 519-675-0330 or visit our website www.londonbraces.com for more information on how to get started on your orthodontic journey!
#babyrojasortho #creatingsmileschanginglives #wemakeyousmile #servinglondongoderichwinghamandarea

Welcome to the World of Braces!

March 20th, 2017

It's the first day back from March Break and 4 patients will be entering the world of braces at our office today!! We wish Cameron, McKenna, Joshua and Hannah the very best on their orthodontic journey's!! #babyrojasortho #londonbraces #welovetomakesmiles


George, the Wild Turkey :)

March 7th, 2017

We'd like to introduce you to "George" a  wild turkey that  has been directing traffic in our parking lot at our London office for a couple days now.. Give him a wave or a honk when you arrive. Not only do our patient like us, wildlife does too :) #watchoutforthewildturkey #hopehemakesyousmile #smilesaregoodforyou #babyrojasortho #georgethewildturkey

Important Notice

March 5th, 2017

Our office will be closed from March 10th - March 17th, returning on the 20th seeing regularly scheduled patients. We will have someone answering phones if you need to speak to someone.

If you have a wire poke, loose bracket or are in need of elastics please make arrangements to have those issues dealt with before the 10th.

In the event that you have a wire poke or another orthodontic issue you can find helpful tips on such issues on our website. www.londonbraces.com/emergency-care

Holiday Hours

December 11th, 2016

Our office will be closed from December 23rd to January 3rd. Our team will be enjoying time with their families during this time. If you are experiencing a wire poke, are running low on elastics, have a broken bracket we ask that you call the office soon to have those issues dealt with before we are closed for the holidays.
For issues that arise between December 23rd – January 3rd we will have a few openings for true orthodontic emergencies on January 4th and will resume with our regularly scheduled patients on January 9th.
Helpful tips for orthodontic emergencies can be found on our website. http://www.londonbraces.com/emergency-care
We hope you all have a wonderful holiday. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year.
Dr. Baby, Dr. Rojas and our orthodontic team

Amazing Patient

October 5th, 2016

We have our share of outstanding patients in and out of the office. Eden is no exception. Check out this article written up about Eden who puts the needs of others before her own by collecting and donating items to those in need. She has turned this into an annual event, using her birthday to collect items needed. She has supported many different causes in her 12 years, from Teddy Bears for kids in Haiti to collecting pennies to reforest a park! We are so proud of you Eden and hope you keep up the great work. We look forward to seeing what organization you chose to help for your 13th birthday!

To find out who else Eden has helped please visit the full article in The School Age Children Resource. If looking at the article on the digital version you can quickly find it by searching for pages 98-99. It is Page 97 in the hard copy available all over the city. This publication is given out to all SK and JK students and contains a wealth of information. The website parentguide.ca provides pick up locations.

http://content.yudu.com/Library/A413te/SARG2017/resources/index.htm?referrerUrl=http%3A%2F%2Ffree.yudu.com%2Fitem%2Fdetails%2F3825969%2FSARG-2017

Who is More Excited?

September 14th, 2016

We are not sure who is more excited, Jessica one of our hygienists or Kaleigh who got her braces off last week. Either way, everyone is smiling and we love it. Your new smile is beautiful Kaleigh, enjoy!

Importance of an open airway in growing children

September 10th, 2016

One of the most common abnormalities in a child’s facial growth and development is caused by a compromised airway or, simply stated, the inability to breathe properly through the nose. Children who cannot breathe well through their nose will tend to breathe through their mouth. This sets up a chain of events which may severely impact not only the health of a child but also the way a child’s facial features develop and ultimately the way a child looks as an adult. The most common causes of altered breathing are:

  • Enlarged adenoids
  • Enlarged tonsils
  • Deviated septum (nasal obstruction)
  • Allergies
  • Chronic sinus infections

The effects of a compromised airway on the growth of a child are revealed in many ways. The tongue often positions itself snugly in the lower jaw to allow a child to breathe more readily through the mouth. This in turn changes the growth of the lower jaw so that it grows more vertically and makes the face look longer.

At the same time, since nasal breathing is severely compromised, the upper jaw and midface (the nasal bones, cheek bones, and bones supporting the tissue of the face) fail to develop at a normal rate because the natural growth stimulant of air flow through the nose is absent. This results in a deficiency of growth of the upper jaw and midface which, added to the long facial growth from the lower jaw, directly impacts the facial balance and beauty of a child and later as an adult.

As parents, we often see the signs of airway problems however they often go unnoticed. Here are a few common symptoms of airway problems:

  • Mouth breathing – signs are dry/chapped lips which stay apart at rest and red, inflamed gums
  • Venous pooling beneath the eyes – dark circles beneath the eyes
  • Change in head posture – head postures forward and/or tipping the forehead backwards
  • Tonsil and adenoid problems – Chronic sinus problems, throat problems
  • Snoring – children do not usually snore
  • Loud grinding of teeth during sleep
  • Bed wetting
  • Reflux in the eustachion tube – can lead to inner ear infections

Why is it important to recognize and treat airway obstruction?

Over time, if a child is not getting enough quality sleep, he or she does not acquire sufficient amounts of oxygen to aid in normal brain and body development.  The child is more likely to be diagnosed later in life with health conditions such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and childhood obesity.  Studies have shown decreased airways in growing children can also lead to other behavioral problems such as restlessness, aggressive behavior,  excessive daytime sleepiness and poor test performance. Patients who grow up with untreated, chronic sleep apnea are also more likely to having learning disabilities, behavioral problems and metabolic problems.

As children aren’t able to identify the problem on their own, it’s crucial for parents to pay close attention to their children’s sleep habits and daytime behavior. We are here to help bring these possible issues to light so we can work with you and your child to provide the care your child needs and deserves.

Essentials for Back to School with Braces

September 4th, 2016

Don't forget these ortho essentials when packing for the first day of school! #backtoschool

1. wax
2. toothpaste
3. toothbrush...
4. floss threaders
5. floss
6. mini brush
7. ibuprofen (if needed)
8. elastics! (if you've been asked to wear them)

Do You See What We See in This X-Ray?

September 2nd, 2016

Can you see what we see? Any guesses on what these objects are in this patients x-ray??? (Please note this is not an actual patient of our office)

Emma ALL SMILES after her braces came off!

August 25th, 2016

Nothing but Smiles from Emma last week after her braces were removed! Thanks for taking a second to snap a pic with Dr. Baby and show off your new smile! It looks FABULOUS! #wemakebeautifulsmiles #londonontarioorthodontist

If Olympic Athletes Can Wear Their Elastics, So Can You :)

August 24th, 2016

Check out Brendon Rodney after his bronze medal performance. He wore his elastics for the 4 x 100 Olympic final AND during his live television interview! No more excuses (and we've heard them all btw) - wear your elastics if you want your orthodontic treatment to finish on time. :)

It's Never Too Late To Start Your Journey!

August 23rd, 2016

Are you an adult considering orthodontic treatment? Then give us a call! We treat many adults in our practice. We offer traditional braces as well as Invisalign. Remember "it's never too late to start your journey." www.londonbraces.com

Please Do Not Forget to Floss!

August 16th, 2016

In the media you may have heard recently the flossing may not be necessary and has no effect on getting cavities or keeping gum disease away. Well, we ask that you think twice about that statement. Patients in braces or other orthodontic appliances are at risk for inflamed gums, decalcification leading to cavities due to the lack of proper brushing and floss use. We encourage all patients to continue to floss. Please take a moment to look at these images to get an idea of what a lack of oral hygiene can do. Our advice - PLEASE FLOSS in conjunction with proper brushing.

Helping Create Beautiful Smiles!

August 15th, 2016

Dr. Baby, Dr. Rojas and our team know braces can give you a straighter, healthier, happy smile. It can help build confidence and so much more! Check out some of our patient transformations after orthodontic treatment! No referral is ever needed so if you have been thinking about moving forward with orthodontic treatment give us a call! We would love to welcome you to the world of "beautiful, healthy smiles." ‪#‎actualpatients‬ ‪#‎welovetomakesmiles‬ ‪#‎babyrojasortho‬

Please Note:

August 1st, 2016

Our office will closed August 8th - August 12th. If you are in need of elastics or have a wire poke we encourage you to call the office to made arrangements this week. Although we will not be seeing patients next week someone will be available to take your calls. If a problem emerges you can visit for http://www.londonbraces.com/emergency-care for some helpful suggestions.

Braces off for Rex!

July 22nd, 2016

Braces came off this week for Rex and his new smile was revealed. Welcome to the world of "beautiful, healthy smiles" Rex! #bracesoffdayisthebestday #newsmile #babyrojasortho

Chose us for your Orthodontic needs in Goderich, Ontario

July 13th, 2016

Another great day at our ‪#‎goderich‬ office! We are very thankful for our great patients in our satellite offices! ‪#‎ourpatientsarethebest‬ ‪#‎goderichisbeautiful‬ ‪#‎bestteam‬ ‪#‎orthoteam‬

Actual Patients

July 5th, 2016

A few patients who recently became "straight outta braces" We love debond day, patients love debond day! ‪#‎debonddayisagoodday‬

Debond Day is the Best Day! No More Braces

June 27th, 2016

Who will be started off the weekend with a newly revealed smile? Jimmy will!! Jimmy, it's been great having you as a patient and we wish you a lifetime of smiles. ‪#‎debondayisthebestday‬

We Keep Your Teeth in Line!

June 5th, 2016

We keep your teeth in LINE. Call us today! 1-519-675-0330 or visit us online www.londonbraces.com

It's not just sugar!

May 25th, 2016

It's not just SUGAR. Cooked starches can lead to cavities too. ‪#‎themoreyouknow‬ ‪#‎lifewithbraces‬

Braces Facts

May 12th, 2016

Some interesting Braces Facts!

Braces go WAY back :)

Braces have been around for a long time – with the first design being created in 1728. But due to huge advancements in technology and materials, today’s teeth straightening systems are super comfortable and efficient – some are practically invisible thanks to Invisalign’s Clear Aligners.

The Science Connection

Did you know that some wires used in orthodontic cases were developed by NASA – the wires have a shape memory so they won’t become distorted due to body heat and/or pressure.

Lighnting Isn't a Concern


Braces don’t increase your odds of being hit by lightning! Braces aren’t magnetic and won’t set-off any metal detectors.

Age is not a factor

You are never too old to wear orthodontic braces. Adult orthodontic patients make up a large segment of the population straightening their teeth. It’s never too late to have the smile you’ve always dreamed of.


Something to Think About..


100% of Orthodontists are Dentists – but only 5% of Dentists are Orthodontists. Having a consultation with a Certified Orthodontist in enables you to get a complete and accurate diagnosis from someone trained to deal specifically with malocclusion and other bite and skeletal issues.

Wear Those Retainers


Nearly 25% of orthodontic patients have to repeat treatment because they failed to wear their retainer as instructed by an orthodontist!

What Makes us Smile


Want to know what makes an Orthodontist smile – You wearing your retainer.

We are Proud Sponsors!

May 10th, 2016

Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas are once again proud sponsor of our patient Sarah and her soccer team U14 Girls Lambeth FC Storm. We wish the girls the very best on their 2016 soccer season. We will post update on their season as we receive them. Go Storm Go!

http://www.londonbraces.com/community-involvement

Meghan's New Smile is GREAT!!!

April 28th, 2016

Meghan had a little "selfie" fun yesterday while she was in the office and why shouldn't she. Her BRACES came off.. Your new smile looks AWESOME Meghan! Enjoy and don't stop smiling!! https://www.facebook.com/LondonBraces/posts/10153474269821850

Another Beautiful Smile Revealed!

April 25th, 2016

Lauren said "bye bye" braces last week. Your new smile is beautiful Lauren. Now time to show off that smile and indulge in some crunchy, chewy treats. Well deserved! ‪#‎byebyebraces‬ ‪#‎debondday‬

Lip Balm - Great Tip for Patients with Braces!

April 18th, 2016

Got Braces? Don't Forget this!

Lip balm is a great tip for anyone in braces. It helps soothe dry lips, which is especially important if you're suffering from a cold, or living in dry and/or cold places.

Soft Drink and Orthodontic Treatment

April 14th, 2016

Soft Drinks + Orthodontic Treatment = A recipe for disaster.

Take a look to see how soft drinks affect your teeth, especially when you wear braces or while you

have aligners. Images below show you what can happen. #themoreyouknow #londonontarioorthodontist

April is Daffodil Month

April 7th, 2016

April is Daffodil Month, a national fundraising campaign for raising awareness and fundraising for cancer. Throughout the month we will have fresh daffodils displayed at our office to show our support those with cancer and to help bring awareness. For more information on you can get involved check out this link

http://www.cancer.ca/…/find-an-event-near-…/daffodil-month/…

‪#‎daffodilmonth‬ ‪#‎jointhefight‬

Patient Review of Our Orthodontic Office

April 6th, 2016

Another great review from one of our patients:

"I had braces for just over two years, but my teeth are amazingly straight now! My bite feels spectacular and I absolutely love my smile. Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas were amazing throughout the whole process and I'm so glad that I got to work with orthodontists that I trust. Getting braces was truly worthwhile. Thanks again!"

Learn more about us: http://www.londonbraces.com

April Fools 2016

April 5th, 2016

If you were in our office on Friday (April Fools) you may have seen our new shirts. Even Miss Mila (Kim’s daughter) was sporting the new shirt. If you missed out on the shirts take a look a the images.

Dr. Rojas also arrived to find his chair neatly wrapped topped off with a bow by Sarah. We got him good this year.

We thank you Dr. Rojas for being such a good sport and we promise not to try anything until next year.

New Online Review

March 30th, 2016

Thank you for the review!

https://dr-baby-and-dr-rojas-orthodontists.patientrewardshub.com/about/review/another-positive-review-about-our-practice/235876/

Before and After Braces Photos from Our London Ontario Orthodontic Office

March 24th, 2016

Check out some before and after photos from actual patients of our London, Ontario Orthodontic office! If you want to know more about orthodontics visit our website. www.londonbraces.com

Problems to Watch For in Children for Ages 6-8

March 22nd, 2016

Problems to Watch for in Children Age 6 to 8.

What is the difference between and orthodontist and a dentist?

March 21st, 2016

Have you ever wondered the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTZKKhz_2C4

Braces Swag

March 18th, 2016

Give your smile some swag! We're all about braces swag. Happy Friday..

We offer many types of orthodontic treatment.  Did you know we offer traditional braces, Invisalign and Insignia Braces - a revolutionary technology that allows a totally customized approach to braces.

Questions You Should Ask Before Getting Braces

March 7th, 2016

When considering orthodontic care for yourself or a family member it can feel overwhelming and you may not be sure what questions to ask. You should know that not all dental practitioners are created equal. Some specialize in different areas of care. Orthodontists receive additional university training, education and certification in their field of expertise. Many practitioners who provide orthodontic treatment do not have additional orthodontic training from an accredited university, yet they still may refer to themselves as an orthodontist. We believe you should be informed when deciding who you will chose to do your orthodontic work.

The attached image contains a list of questions to consider when looking for an orthodontic provider.

As always our team is ready to answer any questions you may have.

Many people are misinformed when it comes to orthodontic providers and treatment. Please help us spread the word and share this blog post with your friends and family.

Orthodontic Elastic Wear

March 2nd, 2016

We can't stress it enough, wear those elastics! Good things come to those who wear their elastics ;)  Dr. Paula Baby, Dr Jaime Rojas your orthodontic specialists in London, Ontario encourage patients to wear their elastics as prescribed.

Eating With Braces

February 28th, 2016

We've taken the guess work out of eating with braces and have provided a "Snacking Smart With Braces Chart" for you to use!

What Adults Have to Say After Having Braces

February 16th, 2016

Are you an adult wondering if braces are for you? Then check out these Adult Orthodontic Patients Post-Treatment Results.

Give us a call to get started on the smile you've been dreaming of!

Tooth Be Told, We Love our Patients...

February 14th, 2016

Tooth Be Told, We Love our Patients! Happy Valentine's Day!

I LOVE Braces!

February 11th, 2016

We LOVE braces because braces can aid in making your teeth STRAIGHT!

Who doesn't love a beautiful, healthy smile??

Call us for a consultation today. 519-675-0330

Valentine's Day Treats with Braces.

February 11th, 2016

Yes, yes their love is dangerous. With Valentines Day approaching and those delicious chocolates and other sweet treats such as cinnamon hearts in our grasp, be sure you are snacking smart. Cinnamon hearts and nutty chocolate are definitely treats to avoid. Try milk chocolate instead. Also remember, no matter what treat you decided to divulge in, be sure to brush afterwards..

New SMILE Revealed at our London Orthodontic Office!

February 4th, 2016

We love revealing NEW SMILES and that's just what we did this week! Cameron's new smile was revealed and we think it's safe to say he'll be smiling bright for years to come! #nomorebraces #debondday #londonontarioorthodontist

Hey, You Can't do That!

February 3rd, 2016

Hey, you can't do that.
#orthodontictreatment #londonbraces #londonontariobraces  #londonontarioorthodontist

Bye Bye Braces!

January 27th, 2016

Autumn is showing off her new smile. We hope you love your new smile Autumn. Thank you for being a great patient.

Question about Orthodontics??

January 20th, 2016

Have questions about Orthodontics?

Visit our website. It provides a list of frequently asked questions.

http://www.londonbraces.com/orthodontic-faq

Show off your London Braces Smile to WIN!

January 18th, 2016

Quiet night?? Why not enter the SHARE YOUR SMILE CONTEST that is being run by the Canadian Association of Orthodontists. Enter your SMILE for a chance to win 1 of 2 iPhone 6s'!!! SMILES can be entered until February 15th! Now that's something to SMILE about!
It's very easy.
Follow the link provided, click on "share your smile," fill in the required info and upload your SMILE!!
#londonbraces #londonorthodontist #shareyoursmile

Why to change your toothbrush frequently!

January 13th, 2016

There are about 1.2 million microscopic organisms on the average toothbrush. Find out what else could be lurking in your toothbrush and why you need to replace you toothbrush frequently!

http://www.oralhealthgroup.com/oral-health/nasty-things-that-can-hide-in-your-toothbrush-1003558705/

Tips for Retainer Care - London, Orthodontist

January 12th, 2016

Retainers are an important part of your orthodontic treatment!

Here are 7 easy steps for taking care of your retainer!!

1. Wear your retainers all of the time, except when eating or brushing. If you are unsure how often to wear your retainers be sure to ask a team member next time you are in.

2. When your retainers are not in your mouth, ALWAYS keep them in your retainer case. Not in a napkin or lose in your pocket, this is sure way to throw out or break them.

3. Do not leave your retainers in a really hot or cold car.

4. Keep your retainers away from pets, dogs LOVE them.

5. Clean your retainers by holding them carefully and brushing with a toothbrush and toothpaste. If you have an essix (clear retainer) be sure to ask our team on current cleaning recommendations.

6. Do not place retainers in the microwave or in boiling water

7. If you have any questions be sure to ask us.

Don't Brush too Hard.

January 8th, 2016

Happy Friday! Don't brush too hard! #snowmanproblems #fridayfunny #londonorthodontist

Share your Smile for a Chance to Win an iPhone 6s!

December 30th, 2015

This smiles are rolling in!

Are you an past or present patient of our office?  If so, this is your chance to "show off your selfie" and tell us what "makes you smile." By doing so, you have a chance to win 1 of 2 iPhone 6s's being given away by the Canadian Association of Orthodontists!

You can't win, if you don't enter!  :)

Enter today by visiting this link and clicking "share your smile."

Good Luck!

http://yoursmileourspecialty.ca/testimonials/selfies

Number 1 Thing Woman Notice First, Do You Know What it is?

December 29th, 2015

The #1 thing woman notice first about men is their smile!

Want to know if orthodontics is an option for you? Then give our office a call at 519-675-0330 or visit our website www.londonbraces.com to see what we offer.

We treat patients of all ages. Everyone deserves a "beautiful, healthy smile."

Have you been brushing and flossing your braces?

December 23rd, 2015

Are you on the "naughty" or "nice" list... There is still time to Brush, Floss and Rinse to get a spot on the "nice" list.

No More Braces!

December 17th, 2015

We have made some patients very happy this week! Look at these new smiles revealed! Hmmm, wonder how many of our debond patients have enjoyed a "candy cane" since their braces came off! What is one food you couldn't wait to eat once your braces came off??

Show off your Smile for a chance to win an iPhone 6s!

December 14th, 2015

The Canadian Association of Orthodontists is giving you a chance to win 1 of 2 iPhone 6s's!! It's so simple! Be sure " show off your selfie smile" by February 15th for your chance to win! Visit http://yoursmileourspecialty.ca/testimonials/selfies and click on "share your smile." Good luck everyone!

Snack Smart With Braces

December 1st, 2015

Snack Smart With Braces. Check out our list of "What to Avoid" and "What to Enjoy" instead! Happy Snacking!

Snack Smart With Braces - LondonBraces

December 1st, 2015

Snack Smart With Braces. Check out our list of "What to Avoid" and "What to Enjoy" instead! Happy Snacking!

Eat this, not that this Halloween Season!

October 26th, 2015

Great chart for your treat selection this Halloween! All patients in braces or orthodontic appliances should avoid any hard, crunchy or chew treats. Check out our Pinterest Page for some great suggestions. https://www.pinterest.com/babyrojasortho/braces-friendly-recipes/

No More Braces for Nicole! London, Orthodontist

October 16th, 2015

Nicole is showing off her new smile with our mascot Skinny. We hope you love your new smile Nicole! Now it's time to enjoy those treats that you've been waiting for! Enjoy! #debondday #londonorthodontist #londonbraces

Let us Boost Your Confidence - London, Orthodontist

October 12th, 2015

Let Us Boost Your Confidence

People who receive orthodontics treatments generally experience greater confidence, happiness, and self-esteem.

Visit us at www.londonbraces.com

New Smile for Connor!

October 6th, 2015

Looks like Skinny, our Halloween mascot was checking out Connor's new smile! Your new smile looks great Connor! You'll be able to enjoy all those yummy Halloween treats without worry now! #debondday #londonbraces #londonorthodontist #welovetonmakesmiles#babyrojasortho

October is National Orthodontic Health Month - London, Orthodontist

October 1st, 2015

October is National Orthodontic Health Month! "Share"  our Flossophy to your Facebook Page and we will give you 2 Smile Miles!  We know Halloween can be a time to indulge in those tasty treats. If you are wearing braces we ask you to "snack smart."  No crunchy, chewy, hard treats - your braces and our team will thank you! #nationalorthodontichealthmonth #londonbraces #londonorthodontist #babyrojasortho #nothinghardcrunchychewy

Benefits of Connecting with us Online! London, Orthodontist!

September 14th, 2015

There are many benefits to signing up to our online patient portal! #onlineacces24hoursaday #personalizedportal #easytouse

We have a winner!

September 1st, 2015

WE HAVE A WINNER!!! Alex H's name has been drawn for 4 Kelly Clarkson/Nick Jonas Concert Tickets! Thanks to all who brought items in for our back pack drive. We appreciated all you do! Congrats again to Alex, we hope you have a fantastic time at the concert! #concertgiveaway #gennextbackpackdrive #babyrojasortho #londonbraces #londonorthodontist

We have a surprise! Check our Facebook Page next week!

July 30th, 2015

Kelly Clarkson... Nick Jonas... Backpacks!!!!! 3 hints to a great surprise to be revealed next week!!! If you are stopping by and haven't liked our page yet, we encourage you to do so! You'll find out why next week! ‪#‎Kellyclarkson‬ ‪#‎nickjonas‬ ‪#‎backpack‬ ‪#‎londonortho‬ ‪#‎londonbraces‬ ‪#‎babyrojasortho

Patient Review - London Orthodontist

July 28th, 2015

5's all around from a recent post appointment survey! Thank you Brianna! #ourpatientsarethebest #patientreview #londonbraces

Smiles for Bradley! NO more braces!

July 24th, 2015

We love giving people a reason to SMILE and we think we have done just that with the removal of Bradley's braces this week! Hope your loving your new smile! #nomorebraces #welovetomakepeoplesmile #londonbraces #orthodonticslondon #babyrojasortho

We Treat the Whole Family!

July 11th, 2015

We believe in providing orthodontic care for the whole family! Here sit Emilla and her son Liam, both patients of our office. Thank you for being a part of our office Emilla and Liam! We are happy to treat all family members. ‪#‎bracesforthewholefamily‬ ‪#‎londonbraces‬ ‪#‎mothersonintreatment‬ ‪#‎welovetomakeyousmile

Why is Cameron Smiling??

June 23rd, 2015

Why is Cameron Smiling??
A. He is excited school is almost over for the year.
B. Because he recently got his braces off.
C. BOTH!!!

Our team has been busy revealing smiles!

June 12th, 2015

Our team has been busy revealing "beauty, healthy smiles" this week.. We finished of the week by taking off Jarod, Christopher and Karey's braces! You all look great and we hope you share some smiles this weekend! ‪#‎nomorebraces‬ ‪#‎debond‬ ‪#‎babyrojasortho‬ ‪#‎londonbraces

What to do after your braces go on!

May 7th, 2015

Great Information on "What to do" for the first few days after your braces go on. Have any other tips or tricks? Visit our Facebook Page and  let us know in the comments.  #braces #babyrojasortho

McHappy Day!

May 7th, 2015

While at our Goderich office yesterday, our staff took time to enjoy a treat from McDonalds in support of McHappy Day! #McHappyDay #londonbraces #babyrojasortho #community #goderichmcdonalds

Choose a specialist for your orthodontic treatment!

April 27th, 2015

A great informative video for anyone considering orthodontic care. Chose a specialist.

#choseaspecialist #orthodontics #braces

https://vimeo.com/125497427

Fact or Myth

April 23rd, 2015

Get the fact on this MYTH - The more sugar you eat, the more cavities you will get. FACT - How long sugar sits on your teeth, not the amount you consume, counts more. Not brushing after eating sugar is a real danger.

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Enjoy your new smile Matthew!

April 14th, 2015

Matthew was smiling big while at our office on Monday. Can anyone guests why?? DEBOND DAY, that's why! Your new smile looks great Matthew! Keep Smiling! #debondday #babyrojasortho #nomorebraces

Floss, it's good for your health!

March 9th, 2015

Floss, it's good for your health!

http://longevity.about.com/…/livet…/ss/life-expectancy_4.htm

Guess Who??? Throwback Thursday

February 26th, 2015

Throwback Thursday! Can anyone guess who this is wearing braces way back when??! ‪#‎throwbackthursday‬ ‪#‎guesswho

Why are we smiling???

February 12th, 2015

What's not to SMILE about? We now have a SELFIE STICK at our office. A great way to take the perfect "seflie" of your smile! If you want to use it, just asked! Any one who tries out our "selfie stick" and emails their picture to tricia@londonbraces.com will be given 5 Smile Miles! Let's see those selfies.

Everyone Loves Debond Day!

January 20th, 2015

Everyone loves debond day! Take a look at a few recent before and after photos of our patients!

Emma Gets Braces!

January 12th, 2015

Look at this smile! Emma got her braces on last week and I think it's safe to say she LOVES them!

New Year, New Smile!

January 5th, 2015

Is a new healthy smile your resolution for this year? Then why not consider Invisalign treatment. Invisalign can be a great option for teens, adults and even brides. Come see us and we will let you know if Invisalign is for you! Click on the link to see the Invisalign process.

http://www.invisalign.com/how-invisalign-…/treatment-process

Receipts for 2014

December 18th, 2014

As 2014 wraps up we understand the need for receipts for services rendered at our office for 2014. Our office offers an online patient portal that gives you full access to receipts, upcoming appointment times, patient photos and much more 24/7.

If you have not signed up for our online portal you can do so easily by following this link (also found on our website in the top right corner labelled “patient portal.”)  https://patient-01.sesamecommunications.com/pbaby/index.html .

Once there you will click on “Don’t have an account yet?” and follow the prompts. To access the financial information you must sign in as the responsible party of the account, not as the patient.

Once logged in you will click on “financial info” and then “payments and charges” (in the lower right corner). From there you can enter the dates for which you would like to print receipts for.

If at any time you have trouble accessing your information or you have trouble setting up and account please do not hesitate to email tricia@lodnonbraces.com wand we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Dr. Baby, Dr. Rojas and staff

Braces off for Claire today!

December 11th, 2014

Claire got her braces off today and took a moment to show off her new smile with Dr. Rojas! Your teeth look amazing Claire! #debondday #drbabyrojasortho #welovetomakesmiles #bracesoff

Day 2 of the 12 Days of Miss Snow it All!

December 10th, 2014

Miss Snow it All getting her #unelfie in before the deadline!

Remember to track of where she is and what she is doing for the next 12 days. The person with the most correct guesses in order will be the winner of a $100 Toys are Us Gift Card! Full details can be found in our Photos Album titled "12 Days of Miss Snow it All."

#elfonashelf #12daysofmisssnowitall #holidayfun #toysrus

Bone Toothbrushes and Chew Sticks! #TBT

December 4th, 2014

#TBT Bone toothbrushes and chew sticks for your dental hygiene needs, how's that for throwing it back this Thursday.

CN Holiday Train is Coming to London!

November 28th, 2014

The CN Holiday Train will be making a stop in London December 1st!  Kira Isabella will be providing a free concert. Bringing an non-perishable food item would be appreciated. Click on the link for more details.

"The CP Holiday Train is North America's longest rolling food bank fundraiser and since we started in 1999​, the program has raised close to $9.5 million and 3.3 million pounds of food.  Over the three weeks of the program, musicians will play more than 150 concerts from a boxcar we've turned into a traveling stage.

The concerts are free, but we encourage you to bring a donation for your local food bank -- either a non-perishable food item or a cash donation. All contributions will stay in your community.​ "

http://www.cpr.ca/en/community/holiday-train/schedule

Retainers and Pet's Don't Mix!!

November 24th, 2014

Are any of your pets guilty of this? Be sure to always put your retainer in the case provided when not in your mouth. Animals LOVE to get a hold of your retainers.

For more retainer care instructions visit.  http://www.londonbraces.com/retainer-instructions

Why the BLUE circle?

November 23rd, 2014

More of our staff with the blue circle, the symbol of diabetes awareness. http://www.projectbluenovember.com/

Why the BLUE Circle you may as yourself?

The Blue Circle is the universal symbol for diabetes.

The purpose of the symbol is to give diabetes a common identity.

The Blue Circle aims to:

• support all existing efforts to raise awareness about

• bring diabetes to the attention of the general public

• provide a means to show support for the fight against diabetes

If you have photos to share email them to tricia@londonbraces.com

Have You Downloaded the App!???

November 21st, 2014

Have you downloaded the World Diabetes Day app yet? Our team did and have some great pics to share. Remember November is World Diabetes Awareness month and we encourage you to educate yourself and  help bring awareness to this disease.  More pics to come next week! We'd love you see yours, feel free to send them to tricia@londonbraces.com who will give you 2 Smile Miles and post on your behalf!

http://www.projectbluenovember.com/

More Staff Taking The PLEDGE!

November 19th, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6Fnj-Z1szk&feature=youtu.be

More of our team "Taking the PLEDGE." If you have taken the PLEDGE against bullying "like" our post! ‪#‎thepledge

For more information about Bullying Awareness Week visit http://www.thepledgetoendbullying.ca/

Another Happy Patient!

November 17th, 2014

Thank you for the kind words!

We Went BLUE for World Diabetes Day!

November 13th, 2014

Tomorrow is World Diabetes Day but since our office will not be seeing patients tomorrow we decided to go BLUE today to show our support! We encourage everyone to wear blue tomorrow!

#projectbluenovember

See What Patients are Saying!

November 8th, 2014

Throwback Thursday!

November 6th, 2014

TBT! Things sure have changed for the better!

Follow Us on Instagram!

November 2nd, 2014

Come on over and follow us on Instagram! Search "londonbraces" and you'll find us. All Smile Miles card holders will received 10 Smile Miles simply for following us!

Boo-thache!!!

October 29th, 2014

LOL! Halloween is almost here! Be sure to brush and floss and if you have braces be sure to avoid hard, crunchy, chewy candy! These items can break brackets and bend wires, which can increase your time spent in braces - now that's scary!!

Regular Checkups with Your Dentist

October 16th, 2014

There is nothing "cute" about gingivitis. Be sure to visit your dentist regularly while you are in braces for regular checkups and cleanings. We work closely with your dentist to ensure a great outcome at the end of your treatment. If you have any questions about the frequency of dental visits while in braces, be sure to ask our staff next time your in the office.

Effects of Poor Dental Hygiene

October 7th, 2014

Poor oral hygiene does not only contribute to puffy gums and cavities. It can affect your whole body! Remember to brush 2 times daily (more frequently if wearing braces) and floss once a day. Your body will thank you!

We have the best patients!

September 23rd, 2014

We have the best patients. Thank you for the kind words K.S.

"Because of Dr. Rojas I now have an outstanding amount of confidence when I smile. I'm so thankful daily for the amazing work he did for me. I'd recommend his work to anyone seeking a brighter smile!"

Check out our video to see where your back pack donations ended up!

August 27th, 2014

Deanna, our office manager took a moment to take a video of all the donations received for GenNext's book bag drive. This is where all goodies collected at our office end up. We thank everyone who took time to do a book bag up or bring in supplies for children in our community!

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152617320526212&set=vb.589681211&type=2&theater

Friday Funny Thought!!

August 8th, 2014

Are you interested in going WIRELESS??

July 30th, 2014

You thinking about going wireless?? Then give our office a call to see if Invisalign is for you!  Invisalign is an alternative to wire braces that uses transparent, incremental aligners to adjust teeth. These aligners are removable and allow you to eat what you want when you want! How great! 1-800-920-9798 or visit our website for more information. www.londonbraces.com

Damon Braces

July 17th, 2014

How can you reduce your time in braces, have fewer office visits and have an extraordinary smile your happy with at the end? Damon Braces is how.  Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas are both Certified Damon System Doctors.  Damon braces are self-ligating brackets that which uses less friction and pressure making treatment more comfortable and quicker. Check out this video which gives an overview of what Damon Braces are and some fantastic before and after photos in which you can see why this system is known as having a “bracelift” as it can take years off your appearance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jldR3f3KwQM

Help us reach our goal!

July 7th, 2014

We are back from holidays! Just a reminder that we are running our "Let's Can Hunger" Food Bank campaign throughout the summer. Our goal is to collect 300 items for the Food bank. All patients who bring in a donation will be awarded 2 Smile Miles per visit. Let's come together and "Can Hunger." The need for the food bank during the summer is just as crucial as any other time of year. Every little bit helps.

Summer is here! Summer foods to avoid with braces!

July 2nd, 2014

Summer time foods to avoid with braces!

Getting the most from your orthodontic treatment means temporarily altering your diet to ensure you do not break brackets, bend wires which could in turn increase the time you may spend in braces. The day braces go on our staff would have reviewed foods you can and cannot eat with braces. With summer here and barbeques and many other types of activities happening you may forget some big “no no” foods with braces. Please take a look at our list and try to avoid these foods. Your braces with thank you!

Corn on the cob (you CAN cut the corn off the cob and enjoy)

ICE

Uncooked vegetables such as carrots, celery

Apples! No biting into apples, if you would like to enjoy simply cut into bit size pieces

Popcorn

Hard Candy, Gum etc.

It’s not just the hard, crunchy foods you should avoid. Sweet sugary drinks can cause sugar to build up beneath the braces and cause tooth decay, it is best to avoid these types of drinks.

We are not asking you to give up all your favourite things; we just ask you make some necessary adjustments to ensure the brackets remain in place. Broken brackets can increase treatment time and we want to reveal your perfect smile as soon as possible!

Check out our Pinterest page for some braces friendly recipes. http://www.pinterest.com/babyrojasortho/braces-friendly-recipes/

Updated Before and After Braces Album!

June 30th, 2014

We have updated our "Before and After Braces" Album on Facebook. All photos are actual patients and cases of our office! Check it out and see what braces can do for you!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151366927796850.1073741825.51662201849&type=1

Let's Can Hunger Together!

June 22nd, 2014

Let’s CAN hunger together!

The Food Bank is a much needed service in our communities.  Food drives often run during Christmas, but many do not realize the need for donations is even higher in the summer.  Because of this, we’ve decided to put on a summer food drive.   “LET’S CAN HUNGER” in our communities.

Drop off bins will be located at each office.  One donation or two, large or small it doesn’t matter - any amount helps!

Some of their most needed non-perishable food categories are:

  • Canned fruit
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned meats,
  • Fish, and meat alternatives (legumes, peanut butter etc.)
  • Brown beans (in tomato sauce)
  • Baby food & formula
  • Pasta, rice
  • Special diet foods (gluten free, lactose free, etc.)

We hope to collect a total of 300 items for the London, Goderich and Wingham food banks during June, July and August.  Be sure to watch our goal meter on our Facebook Page. If we hit our goal, watch out, we just may have a fun give-a-way planned J

All Smile Miles holders who bring in a food drive donation will be awarded 2 Smile Miles, be sure to show one of our staff your donation.

Thank you for all continued support!

Dr. Baby, Dr. Rojas and staff

Basket Sure to Make You Smile!

June 9th, 2014

Check out the basket we have donated to St. Andre Bessette Secondary School for their Gala. It contains everything to make you SMILE! Camera and case and memory card, manual and electric toothbrushes and whitening strips. We have also included a coupon for a new patient exam. We love seeing people SMILE!

Mitchell ALL SMILES!

June 5th, 2014

Mitchell took a moment to get a picture taken with Dr. Baby after his braces came off! Your new smile is amazing!

Wedding Smiles

May 26th, 2014

For your wedding you want to look your best. Check out Esther's story on her reason for choosing Invisalign to help make her smile the best it could be on her wedding day! Come see us and we will help you decide if Invisalign is the right treatment for you and your smile!


https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=XWye8T-lNyk


Meet Josh Our Patient With a Cause!

May 25th, 2014

Josh Pritchard - Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s Gutsy Walk

Joshua was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease one week before Christmas 2011 at the age of 8.  He had lost weight, was very lethargic, looked pale and had stomach pains. For almost 2 years it was a constant battle with daily medication and vitamins to try and make Joshua feel good enough to get through the day. It wasn't working, he wasn't growing at all. Then we tried yet another medication.  I am happy to say that these last 6 months Joshua has been feeling really good. You can see it in his passion for hockey thismpast winter. He didn't miss one practice or game this past season due to his disease. He gave it his all.

Joshua's doctors at the Children’s Hospital have him spend all day, every 8 weeks, in the hospital for an IV infusion of medication. He misses a day of school but it does have a positive effect. This can be a long term medication he will have to take to keep him feeling good but only if his body agrees to it. In return, there are always possible side effects that may occur in the future. This is why WE NEED TO FIND A CURE and we are turning to all of you.

Joshua and his team have walked the last 2 years in the Gutsy Walk and on Sunday, June 8th, 2014 Joshua and his team will be participating at the “Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s Gutsy Walk” again. These much-needed funds that are raised will support critical research and education to find cures for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis and improve the lives of children and adults affected by these chronic diseases. This cause is very important, so check out Joshua's link and be GUTSY.

Canada has one of the highest rates for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in the world and those rates are increasing.

Most alarming, the number of new cases of Crohn’s Disease in Canadian children has almost doubled since 1995.

Crohn's and colitis are lifelong diseases that can have a devastating impact on quality of life, elevate the risk of colorectal cancer, and in the case of Crohn’s Disease, shorten life expectancy.

If interested in support Joshua’s Journey please visit www.gutsywalk.ca, then click on “Pledge Participant” and either search for Joshua Pritchard or Team Name Joshua’s Journey

Why you should choose an orthodontist!

May 21st, 2014

Check out this website to find our why an orthodontist is the right choice for your orthodontic needs.

http://yoursmileourspecialty.ca/why/your-smile-is-our-specialty

When Should My Child See a Dentist? Common question.

May 15th, 2014

When should your child see the dentist for the first time? Check out this video from Global for the answer! Great info for parents

http://globalnews.ca/news/1310920/when-should-kids-go-to-the-dentist-1in-4-havent-been-by-age-4/

Happy Mother's Day

May 9th, 2014

We would like to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all our patient moms and patients that are moms. Being a mom takes a lot of heart, compassion and love. Be sure to let your mom know how much she means to you this weekend. We would love to see a picture of you and your mom. Send them along to tricia@londonbraces.com.


Daffodil Month

April 21st, 2014

More Daffodils for our office in support of Daffodil Month. If you haven't got your daffodil pin yet, it's not too late. Show your support for those who have been touched by cancer.

http://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/events-and-participation/find-an-event-near-you/daffodil-month/?region=on

How many teeth?

April 17th, 2014

Who knew a mosquito had 47 teeth??

We are off to Goderich today!

April 16th, 2014

The doctors and staff are off to our Goderich office today. Mel snapped this picture of Deanna getting ready for the drive. See you in Goderich!

www.londonbraces.com

Good vs Bad Brushing

April 10th, 2014

Brushing and flossing is essential to dental health for every individual, especially those with braces. Patients with braces should take special care to ensure that they are properly and frequently brushing and flossing. This is because bra ces create extra areas for food and bacteria to collect. Failure to properly clean the teeth and braces can lead to significant consequences for a patient’s oral health. Take a look a these photos.



Way to go!

April 2nd, 2014

More Winners!! We are proud to announce that patients Teegan, Keaton and their team the BCH Novice Rep Ice Dogs won their WOAA Championship. The boys were protecting their smiles with mouthguards from our Mouthguard Clinic with the London Knights.  We should also mention that the boys are nephews of our Hygienist Brandi. Way to go boys and thanks to mom Marci for letting us in on the good news! We are very proud of their accomplishment.

Happy Mom, Happy Patient :)

March 13th, 2014

A recent message sent to us from a patient mom, her son recently had his braces removed. Thank you for your kind words you made our day!

“We are all so happy & grateful for all that Drs Rojas, Baby and staff have done to ensure this terrific outcome! Alex now admits that everything he endured was well worth it!

If you are considering orthodontic treatment, give us a call and see if we can help you or your child.   1-800-920-9798

Good Luck to all Paralympians!

March 10th, 2014

The Paralympics are in full swing in Sochi Russia. We wish all our Canadian athletes the best of luck. A special shout out goes to Mark Ideson, a Dad of our practice who is competing for Team Canada in Wheelchair Curling. We wish you Mark,... and the rest of the athlete’s great success!

For more info on the Paralympics visit http://www.paralympic.org/sochi-2014. By visiting the link you can watch the events live and read bios of all athletes.


Feeling Crowded?

February 10th, 2014

Feeling Crowded?

Crowded or overlapping teeth can be difficult to clean, making tooth decay and gum disease more likely. Teeth that don’t come together properly when you close your jaws—a problem called malocclusion, or “bad bite” which can cause problems chewing or even swallowing.  Poor alignment of teeth can also make it difficult to pronounce certain sounds. So if you are feeling "crowded" give us a call to see how we can help.

Orthodontic treatment isn't just limited to traditional metal braces, we office a clear alternatives such as Invisalign as well!

Give us a call 1-800-920-9798.

What do you notice?

February 6th, 2014

Don't believe that most people pay attention your smile? Here's a great example that they do! Call us today and let us help your smile!  1-800-920-9798


Why an Orthodontist?

January 28th, 2014

The Canadian Association of Orthodontists now has a new website! Check it out and find out why you should choose an Orthodontist for your orthodontic care.

http://yoursmileourspecialty.ca/why/your-smile-is-our-specialty

SMILE! It's good for you!

January 24th, 2014

Research shows that SMILING is good for you! We have been helping patients gain confidence through their SMILES for years! Give us a call to see how we can help obtain your best SMILE! Call 1-800-920-9798 or visit our website www.londonbraces.com

Cold or Flu Recently?

January 22nd, 2014

If the flu bug or cold bug have caught you lately, be sure to replace your toothbrush!
The American Dental American Association of Orthodontists also recommends the following toothbrush care tips:

• Replace your toothbrush at least every 3-4 months or when the bristles are frayed or worn.

• Always replace your toothbrush after a cold or flu.

• Rinse your toothbrush with water to remove toothp...aste and debris after each use, and store upright to air-dry.

• Never cover the toothbrush or place in a closed container while still wet, as this will allow for the growth of more bacteria.

• If you or a family member has been ill, be sure to throw away your old toothbrush and get a new one to avoid re-contaminating yourself with germs every time you brush.

• Never store household members’ toothbrushes together in a drawer or cabinet.



Children and Orthodontics

January 8th, 2014

Not sure if you child needs, or may need some help from an orthodontist? Check out this pin we just posted in Pinterest. It provides some problems to watch for in children ages 6-8. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends children have their first orthodontic check by age 7.

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/238901955206988273/


Best of London is Back!

December 29th, 2013

It’s that time of year again!  The London Free Press is running its “Best of London” survey. We have been voted #1 by our wonderful patients and families for 2 years in a row. We would love to retain our title for a 3rd year! If you are happy with us, we would love it if you could give us your vote for “Best Dentist.” You can do so by clicking on the following link:

http://www.lfpress.com/bestoflondon

Keep in mind that you do not have to fill out all the questions. You can skip right to the Best Dentist category by jumping to question #108 and typing in “Dr Baby and Dr Rojas – Specialists in Orthodontics”.  The deadline to submit your entry is Sunday January 19th.

We thank you in advance for your support also  for your continued trust in our office for you orthodontic needs.

9819 Teddy Bears Collected For The London Salvation Army! WOW

December 5th, 2013

Last night the London Knights collected an astounding 9819 Teddy Bears for their 14th annual Sun Life Financial Teddy Bear Toss. All Teddy Bears will be donated to The Salvation Army. Way to go fans!

www.londonknights.com


Check Out What Patients are Saying About Our Office! Thank You All For the Kind Words!

December 3rd, 2013

We love what we do and we are very thankful for all of the kind words shared to us from patient and patient families! If you have anything you would like to share with us please feel free to send an email to tricia@londonbraces.com we would love to hear from you!

Check out what people are saying about our office!

"Rachael feels very comfortable during her appointments, her treatments are well explained, she feels safe, and she has fun! She loves brushing her teeth at the cool sink when she arrives! Everyone is super friendly and very informative, we are happy we came to Dr. Baby & Dr. Rojas" Review submitted by R.N.

"everyone is so friendly and full of knowledge i feel very comfortable at my appointments and am always looking forward to coming back again
Thank You you guys are amazing!!!" Review submitted by K.G.

"My son feels very comfortable going to his appointments. He is 8 years old and they do a great job of not making the office intimidating or scary" Review submitted by H.M.

It's NEVER too Late!

November 28th, 2013

Are you a mom, dad, aunt, uncle or even a grandparent of someone in braces and want to do something about your smile, but feel that it may be too late? Well great news, it is never too late to get braces. Our office has many adults as patients. A few of our staff members have even had braces adults! Ask us about our experiences and remember "It's Never Too Late"


Our In-Office Insignia Course Was A Success!

November 26th, 2013

Recently Dr. Rojas and team hosted an In-Office Insignia Braces System Braces Course. Attendees for the course were Orthodontists from Argentina and Colombia. The course was a great success and we thank everyone for attending and our team for making it a success!

For more information about the Insignia Braces System visit this site. http://www.insigniasmile.com/


Good Luck on Your Future Endeavors Kristin!

November 25th, 2013

Kristin, a smiling member of our team that patients have grown to love over the last seven years,  will be switching careers and leaving our team as of November 29th.  Kristin was the always cheery person that would greet you at the front desk and the cheerful voice that would answer your phone calls.  Kristin will be dearly missed and we wish her the best of luck in her future endeavours!

Welcome Back Kim!

November 19th, 2013

You may see a familiar face back in the office! Kim, one of our hygienists has returned this week from maternity leave. Welcome back Kim! We are sure Baby Beckham is having fun at home with Daddy!


Mother/Daughter now have Baby/Rojas Smiles!

October 24th, 2013

Look at these beautiful smiles! Mom, Christine and daughter Nicole both had braces done at our office! You both look fantastic and we hope you are happy with your Baby/Rojas Smile!


#1 Worst Food For Your Teeth?? Saltine Crackers????

October 23rd, 2013

Can anyone guess the #1 worst food for your teeth? It's not candy, not chocolate but rather saltine crackers! Check out this link for all the details!

http://www.sheknows.com/health-and-wellness/articles/983591/saltines-are-worst-food-for-your-teeth

HELP! I have braces and I don't know what to eat!

October 22nd, 2013

HELP!!! What can I eat with braces??

The best foods to eat with braces are those that are not high in sugar and do not require excessive chewing. For breakfast, try eggs, yogurt, bacon, cottage cheese or oatmeal. Lunch may steer toward a banana rather than an apple, soft sandwich, soup or a salad without nuts, and a glass of water. Avoid fruit juices and pop as these are very acidic.

Post Adjustment Foods

After an adjustment occurs, the teeth may be sore and sensitive for a day or two. During this time, it is best to eat soft foods. Examples include:

  • Pudding
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Soup
  • Ice cream
  • Cottage cheese
  • Pancakes
  • Pasta

Foods to Avoid

According to the American Dental Association, anyone who wears braces – whether fixed or removable – should avoid excessive snacking and should aim to eat a healthy and balanced diet. It is also important to avoid foods that could cause damage to the braces, such as:

  • Hard candies
  • Gum
  • Nuts
  • Popcorn
  • Certain raw vegetables (for example, carrots)
  • Crusty bread

No matter what you eat with braces it is important to keep the crevices between the teeth and around the braces very clean. That means brushing and flossing after meals to prevent the build-up of plaque and decay. Not only can failing to do so damage the teeth, but it can also cause discoloration.

Over the counter pain medication can be used to help with any discomfort you may have after your adjustment appointment. Sometimes, taking over the counter pain medication before your adjustment appointment may help as well.

If you have any concerns or questions about foods to avoid please do not hesitate to contact our office. 1-800-920-9798 or visit our website www.londonbraces.com

Skinny is back! Guess where she is to win Smile Miles!

October 21st, 2013

Skinny, our "office mascot" for the month of October is traveling between offices to give patients a chance to win some Smile Miles!  Be sure to check our Facebook Page daily throughout the month to guess her location!

www.facebook.com/londonbraces

Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas are Proud Sponsors of The London Jr. Knights AAA Minor PeeWee Hockey Team!

September 19th, 2013

Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas are proud sponsors of The London Junior Knights AAA Minor Peewee hockey team this hockey season! We wish them the best of luck and can’t wait to hear updates on their season! Go Knights Go!


Insignia Braces Featured on The Doctors

September 17th, 2013

Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas have been providing "Insignia" braces to their patients for years and were the first orthodontists in the London area to use this remarkable technology. Insignia is a fully interactive software and custom appliance system designed to give every patient a truly customized smile. "The Doctors" even featured it on their show. Check out this video and see what "Insignia" can do for you!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of3Goy1NMhs


Thinking About Braces???

September 10th, 2013


Are you an adult considering braces, but not sure if you should take the plunge? There really has never been a better time. With the advancements in orthodontic technology we can offer more comfortable treatment in less time. Having braces to correct teeth can help prevent tooth decay in teeth that are crooked or overlapping, because of the inability to clean properly. Braces can also help you gain confidence through your smile! Call us to see what we can do for your smile and health! 1-800-920-9798.

www.londonbraces.com

Whoa! That's A LOT of Bookbags!

September 6th, 2013

Happy Friday! Let's share some good news! See the result of the backbag drive in the link below! It's amazing what can happen when we come together for children and families of our community! Thanks again to everyone who joined in on this mission!!

http://www.gennextuw.ca/news.html?id=51


Back to School Braces Friendly Lunches!

September 5th, 2013

Back to School Braces Friendly Lunches!

How is everyone’s first few days of school going? Stuck on some “braces friendly” lunch ideas? Well we have some answers and helpful hints for you!

Foods to Avoid!

Foods that can stick to or damage your child’s braces should be avoided, such as;

· Soft, chewy, and sticky candy that can adhere to brackets and wires

· Cakes, cookies, brownies, or other sugar-loaded treats Nuts, hard candy, and popcorn

· Sodas, fruit juices, and similarly high-acid beverages

Foods that are mom and orthodontist approved!

To stay strong and healthy, your children’s teeth need a steady supply of calcium, phosphate, vitamin D, and other minerals and nutrients, which can be found in foods like;

· Chicken, turkey, and beef, especially in lunch-meat form, which is easier on your child’s braces.

· Milk, sugar-free yogurt, and other dairy products

· Fruits like bananas and peeled-apples

· Drink plenty of water.

Here are some other treats for meals-on-the-go:

  • Banana slices, grape halves, and thinly cut (peeled) apples (dip them all in a bit of
    lemon juice to keep them from browning)
  • Canned peaches or pears, fruit cocktail and Mandarin orange slices
  • Applesauce or any of the mixed fruit “sauces” in individual servings
  • Thin carrot-curls made with a scraper, plus a small container of grated cheese or
    hummus, with torn-up fresh pita bread for scooping
  • Individual pudding and yogurt cups

Post Adjustment Lunches Ideas

After adjustment appointments, your child’s teeth may be especially sensitive. Sandwiches and other normally acceptable foods that require a lot of chewing should be avoided for the next day or two. Foods that require minimal chewing and discomfort include;

  • Soup/Chili
  • Pasta
  • Pudding

Though challenging, packing a lunch that agrees with your children’s braces and smiles is less difficult when you plan ahead. Please visit the links below for more ideas.

This website also contains a wealth of information on braces friendly recipes – check it out! http://metalmouthmedia.net/resources-3/resources/

We have “pinned” a few braces friendly recipes on our Pinterest page as well! http://pinterest.com/babyrojasortho/braces-friendly-recipes/

Same Day Mouthguard Registration Full, BUT........

August 14th, 2013

Thank you to everyone who “pre-registered” for our Mouthguard Clinic with the London Knights! Our registration is now fully booked. If you missed out on pre-registration you can still get in on the fun and have an impression done for a mouthguard, but same day delivery will not be possible. Come by and have a chance to meet a couple Knight’s Players, enjoy a BBQ with proceeds support “The Waterschool Project” and even play some road hockey. Our team is really excited about this event and we hope you can join us!

www.londonbraces.com

What Do People Notice First When They Meet You???

August 1st, 2013

Ever wonder what the first thing is you notice when meeting someone new??? Check out this link to see if you got it right!

http://damonbraces.com/experience/2013/07/19/whats-the-first-thing-you-notice-when-meeting-someone-new/


Have Any Pennies Laying Around??

July 17th, 2013

If you haven't heard we are collecting pennies for "The Waterschool Project" Check out the full details below!

Dr. Baby, Dr. Rojas and team would like to bring awareness to a cause that the office has supported for many years, “The Waterschool”.

When we run our tap to brush our teeth, for a glass of water, or to a fill up a pot to boil your pasta, we don’t always think about the people of developing countries who do not have that luxury. Many people in rural areas and in developing countries draw their drinking water mainly from surface sources such as ponds, rivers and lakes. These same sources are used by cattle and other livestock and for bathing, washing clothes and other domestic uses. Even when improved sources are provided (bore holes, rain water harvesting, etc.), the water is usually contaminated during collection, transportation and storage. The Waterschool educates the people of this by using a three step process which ensures clean water through existing agencies in the beneficiary area. The Waterschool is currently working in Uganda and Kenya and has worked in Haiti in the past.

Over the summer months our office will be collecting pennies in support of this cause. All penny donations will be matched by the doctors and donated to The Waterschool and its initiatives. It is amazing; a $10 donation can help provide clean water to one child for a LIFETIME!

All three of our office locations are happy to take pennies that you may have laying around off your hands. Water jugs will be set up at each office location for this purpose. Please remember every penny helps! Our office is open to the public to bring in their pennies, not just our patients and families so please spread the word! You can also help by donating any current Smiles Miles to this cause. If you would like to donate your Smile Miles please email Tricia tricia@londonbraces.com for further information.

For more information on The Waterschool please follow the link provided. http://www.waterschool.com/

This is a great video that shows what the Waterschool is about and the wonderful work it does. http://us.cnn.com/video/?%2Fvideo%2Fworld%2F2009%2F09%2F01%2Fmckenzie.sun.water.cnn


Check out our Before and After Photos

July 10th, 2013

At our office we love the smiles that take over the office the day a patient's braces are removed. We have dedicated an album on Facebook to show you some before and afters of actual patients of our office! Check them out and see what we have done for others smiles and what we can do for yours!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151366927796850.1073741825.51662201849&type=1&l=f34300fc38

Pennies for Water!

June 20th, 2013

Dr. Baby, Dr. Rojas and team would like to bring awareness to a cause that the office has supported for many years, “The Waterschool”.

When we run our tap to brush our teeth, for a glass of water, or to a fill up a pot to boil your pasta, we don’t always think about the people of developing countries who do not have that luxury. Many people in rural areas and in developing countries draw their drinking water mainly from surface sources such as ponds, rivers and lakes. These same sources are used by cattle and other livestock and for bathing, washing clothes and other domestic uses.  Even when improved sources are provided (bore holes, rain water harvesting, etc.), the water is usually contaminated during collection, transportation and storage. The Waterschool educates the people of this by using a three step process which ensures clean water through existing agencies in the beneficiary area. The Waterschool is currently working in Uganda and Kenya and has worked in Haiti in the past.

Over the summer months our office will be collecting pennies in support of this cause. All penny donations will be matched by the doctors and donated to The Waterschool and its initiatives. It is amazing; a $10 donation can help provide clean water to one child for a LIFETIME!

All three of our office locations are happy to take pennies that you may have laying around off your hands. Water jugs will be set up at each office location for this purpose. Please remember every penny helps! Our office is open to the public to bring in their pennies, not just our patients and families so please spread the word! You can also help by donating any current Smiles Miles to this cause. If you would like to donate your Smile Miles please email Tricia tricia@londonbraces.com for further information.

For more information on The Waterschool please follow the link provided. http://www.waterschool.com/

This is a great video that shows what the Waterschool is about and the wonderful work it does. http://us.cnn.com/video/?/video/world/2009/09/01/mckenzie.sun.water.cnn

Before and After Braces Photo Album

June 4th, 2013

We have posted an album of "Before and After" braces pictures on our Facebook Page. Take a look and see what we can do for you. All patients featured in this album are actual patients of our office!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151366927796850.1073741825.51662201849&type=3

Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas are the Official Orthodontists of The London Knights!!!

April 26th, 2013

The London Knights will be taking on the Plymouth Whalers tonight! Puck drop is at 7:00pm. Will you be there? Being the “Official Orthodontists of the London Knights” means the Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas logo will be displayed. If you snap a picture of our logo, like a staff member’s family member recently did and post it on our Facebook Page we will give you 5 Smile Miles! Go Knights Go!

April is Oral Health Month

April 3rd, 2013

April is Oral Health Month and we want you to have the best smile you can have! During the month we will be offering some hints on how to keep you smile bright and beautiful. We will also be posting some before and after photos of actual patients treated at our office! Here is a great link from "Eat Right Ontario" it has some great oral health tips and answers some questions we get asked at our office.

http://www.eatrightontario.ca/en/Articles/Dental-health/April-is-Oral-Health-Month.aspx

What is a Malocclusion??

March 26th, 2013

Malocclusion of the teeth is a term frequently used at our office. Ever wonder what the orthodontist or another staff member means when using this term? Malocclusion simply means the teeth are not aligned properly.

Malocclusion is most often hereditary, which means the condition is passed down through families. There may be a difference between the size of the upper and lower jaws or between jaw and tooth size, resulting in overcrowding of teeth or in abnormal bite patterns.

Other causes of malocclusion include:

  • Childhood habits such as thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, pacifier use beyond age 3, and prolonged use of a bottle
  • Extra teeth, lost teeth, impacted teeth, or abnormally shaped teeth
  • Ill-fitting dental fillings or crowns
  • Misalignment of jaw fractures after a severe injury
  • Tumors of the mouth and jaw

When it comes to malocclusion there are different categories;

  • Class 1 malocclusion is the most common. The bite is normal, but the upper teeth slightly overlap the lower teeth.
  • Class 2 malocclusion, also called overbite, occurs when the upper jaw and teeth severely overlap the bottom jaw and teeth.
  • Class 3 malocclusion, also called underbite, occurs when the lower jaw protrudes or juts forward, causing the lower jaw and teeth to overlap the upper jaw and teeth.

Some symptoms of malocclusion include;

  • Abnormal alignment of teeth
  • Abnormal appearance of the face
  • Difficulty or discomfort when biting or chewing
  • Speech difficulties (rare) including lisp
  • Mouth breathing

By treating moderate or severe malocclusion, the teeth are easier to clean and there is less risk of tooth decay and periodontal diseases (gingivitis or periodontitis). Treatment eliminates strain on the teeth, jaws, and muscles, which lessens the risk of breaking a tooth and may reduce symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorders.

The goal at our office is to correct the positioning of the teeth with braces or other appliances.

Heart Health Month!

February 21st, 2013

In recognition of Heart Health Month we are encouraging patients to wear red or pink to our office this week and next. For every patient who wears something pink or red to our office from February 21st – 28th, we will give them 10 Smile Miles! Also for each person who wears pink or red to our office, Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas will donate $1.00 to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Let’s show our support for those affected by Heart Disease! If you want more information on Heart Health and living healthy you can visit:

http://www.heartandstroke.com/site/c.ikIQLcMWJtE/b.3682421/k.48B2/Heart_disease__What_is_heart_disease.htm

In the Media!

February 4th, 2013

We have a new page on our website! Check it out!

http://www.londonbraces.com/in-the-media

Important Information for Patients with Cold Sores

January 8th, 2013

Important Information for Patients with Cold Sores

Cold Sores are a fact of life for some people.  The virus that causes cold sores is herpes simplex 1 and can lay dormant in one’s body for years.  When the cold sore virus strikes, you will experience blisters on the lips and possibly even nose.  These little blisters can be caused by stress, sun, fatigue, cold weather or even physical irritation of the lips (such as a visit to the dentist).  Visiting the dentist or orthodontist when a cold sore is present can cause discomfort, irritate the lesion, (which can prolong the course and increase the severity of the infection), as well as spread the herpes virus to members of the dental team.  If you have a cold sore, it is highly recommended that you avoid non-emergency dental treatment. Your comfort is our top concern and we ask that you reschedule your appointment until the lesion disappears, which is usually about 2 weeks.

More information on the cold sore virus can be found at: http://bodyandhealth.canada.com/channel_condition_info_details.asp?disease_id=33&channel_id=1029&relation_id=87442

Difference Between an Orthodontist and Dentist!

January 7th, 2013

Ever wonder the difference between an "Orthodontist" and "Dentist"? Check this video out to find out the difference.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOEPWaMFXuA

Employee Spotlight - Kim

December 30th, 2012

Kim, a smiling face you have seen in all three of our office locations, is in our “Employee Spotlight” this month.  Kim is one of our hygienists. As a hygienist you will see her putting on braces, removing braces, giving oral hygiene instruction and changing your wires.  Kim and her husband have both been through orthodontic treatment with Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas, so if you have questions about what to expect, Kim is your girl.  We are excited to announce Kim is expecting her first child March 2013.

Our Patient Santana B. Voted Best Smile!!

December 6th, 2012

We are all about smiles at our office and we are excited to announce that one of our patients, Santana B., was voted as having the “best smile” in her high school! That’s awesome Santana - keep smiling!

When Should My Child See an Orthodontist??

October 18th, 2012

A question we commonly get asked is “When should my child first see an orthodontist?.” The American and Canadian Associations of Orthodontists recommends that all children see an orthodontist by the age seven. At this age, the orthodontist will evaluate whether your child will need interceptive orthodontic treatment. The importance of identifying orthodontic issues at a younger age has been shown to minimize, or even eliminate, more extensive orthodontic treatment later in life. Often early orthodontic intervention can help guide proper jaw development and allow proper room for normal eruption of the permanent teeth. If you have further questions please do not hesitate to give our office a call 1-800-920-9798.

http://cao-aco.org/HOME/default.asp

https://www.aaomembers.org/index.cfm?

Helpful Tips for Healthy Smiles at Halloween

October 11th, 2012

Click on the link below for some helpful tips for healthy smiles at Halloween.

http://www.cda-adc.ca/en/oral_health/cfyt/dental_care_children/halloween.asp

It's National Orthodontic Health Month - Here are Some Tips to Keep Your Braces Clean!!

October 4th, 2012

It's National Orthodontic Health Month and we want to make sure you braces are as clean and as shiny as they can be! Here are some great tips on keeping those braces sparkling!!

One tooth at a time. When you brush, take time with each individual tooth – at least 10 seconds each – and pay careful attention to the spots where your teeth touch your braces.

It’s all about the angles. Brush the tops of your teeth and braces with your brush angled down toward where they meet. Brush the bottoms of your teeth and braces with your brush angled up.

The tooth, the whole tooth, nothing but the tooth. While the front surface of your teeth may seem like the most logical to clean, it’s equally important to clean the inner surface of your teeth (tongue side) as well as the chewing surface. And be sure to clean along your gum line – a key spot for plaque buildup.

Step 1: eat, step 2: clean. While you’re in treatment, it’s important to brush after every meal. Bits of food can easily get caught between braces and teeth, and these food bits interact with bacteria in your mouth to cause decay. The longer food is in contact with your teeth, the greater opportunity for plaque to form. If you are eating somewhere that you can’t brush, thoroughly rinse your mouth with water.

Always be prepared. The easiest way to be sure you can brush after every meal is to get in the habit of taking a toothbrush, toothpaste and floss with you wherever you go. Designate a special container just for your teeth-cleaning tools and keep it in your purse, backpack, or laptop case.

Remove the moving parts. If you have elastic bands or headgear, remove these parts before you brush or floss.

Fluoride is your friend. Fluoride helps prevent cavities. Be sure to brush with fluoride toothpaste, and rinse with fluoride mouthwash.

Interproximal brushes (sometimes called proxa brushes or interdental brushes) are cone-shaped and come in very handy for reaching spots around your braces that standard brushes can’t.

Find the floss for you. Regular floss works for some patients, but others find it easier to work with a floss threader, which helps you get the floss into tight places. Other patients like an all-in-one product called Superfloss, which comes with a stiff end for easy threading, a spongy section for cleaning wide spaces, and regular floss for narrow spaces.

Make time for the pros. It’s your job to take care of the everyday cleaning. But make sure to visit your dentist regularly while in treatment, to get the deep, thorough cleaning that only a professional can provide.

Ask Drs. Baby & Rojas: "What should I expect during my initial consultation?"

May 9th, 2012


Great question! When you first come in for your initial consultation, Drs. Baby & Rojas will conduct a comprehensive examination to assess your oral health. This will better enable us to determine the best treatment method for you.

Your orthodontic evaluation will consist of an oral and facial examination to assess your oral health. We will have you take intraoral and facial photographs as well as panoramic and cephalometric X-rays to help determine the proper orthodontic treatment method. Then, an impression of your teeth and bite will be taken to construct a model of your mouth. (This will help us when examining your diagnostic records).

Then, we will discuss your options with you. Our team feels it’s important to take the time to carefully examine your diagnostic records after your consultation so that we can more thoroughly prepare for your treatment at the office of Drs. Baby & Rojas. This additional preparation will ensure that you receive the best orthodontic care possible. At this time, we encourage you to ask us any questions you may have about your treatment.

If you are seeking orthodontic treatment for your child, our staff asks that both you and your child attend the initial consultation. We feel it is important that both you and your child completely understand the doctor’s recommendations before we proceed with treatment.

Give us a call today and schedule a consultation! We look forward to hearing from you!

"Am I Too Old for Braces?"

March 26th, 2012


Orthodontic treatment for adults is becoming more and more common. In fact, the number of adults getting braces has actually climbed 24 percent since 1996! More adults than ever are realizing that orthodontic treatment is not just for kids, and can help improve the aesthetics and health of a smile of any age! In society where appearance matters and can help make the difference between getting a job or a promotion, adults are choosing wisely to invest in orthodontic treatment.

Some of the most common reasons our adult patients come to us considering orthodontic treatment include:

• Teeth that are crowded or spaced apart, sometimes as a result of tooth decay or gum disease
• Pain or pressure from crooked teeth or a misaligned jaw
• A bad bite or malocclusion, causing teeth to fit together incorrectly

Most of all though, adult patients come to our office seeking a healthier mouth and a more confident smile! Orthodontic treatment at our office can be successful at any age, and adults especially can appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile.

As an adult patient, we recognize that you have different needs than our younger patients, and we will work with you to ensure you receive the most appropriate treatment and that your needs are met with understanding and respect from us.

If you’ve been thinking about getting that perfect smile, we would love to have you visit for a consultation. We understand you have a busy schedule, and will work with you to find a time that is convenient for you. Please visit our website or give our office a call to schedule your appointment today!

Patient Question: "Are Braces Right For Me?"

February 24th, 2012


Braces aren't just for kids anymore! Regardless of your age, if you've always wanted to smile with confidence, but knowing that your teeth were less than perfect held you back, getting braces might be the solution you've been looking for. A straight smile can do so much for your self-esteem, and at the office of Dr. Paula Baby and Jaime Rojas, we want to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

In addition to the aesthetic benefits of orthodontic treatment, there are many health benefits as well. Teeth that are properly aligned are easier to clean and function more optimally when it comes to eating and speaking.

If you recognize any of these signs in your child or yourself, it might be time to schedule a consultation with Drs. Baby & Rojas.

• Early or late loss of baby teeth
• Difficulty chewing or biting
• Mouth breathing
• Sucking the thumb or fingers, or other oral habits
• Crowded, misplaced, or blocked-out teeth
• Jaws that shift, make sounds, protrude, or are recessed
• Speech difficulty
• Biting the cheek or biting into the roof of the mouth
• Protruding teeth, teeth that meet in an abnormal way, or teeth that don’t meet at all
• Grinding or clenching of teeth
• Inability to comfortably close lips

Drs. Baby & Rojas will be able to assess your orthodontic needs during your appointment and explain all the wonderful benefits you can expect to receive during your time in braces. We look forward to seeing you or your child for a consultation!

Back to school with Drs. Baby & Rojas

August 29th, 2011



Now that many of the schools in London, Wingham and Goderich are back in session, Drs. Baby & Rojas would like to remind all of our patients about the importance of scheduling appointments in advance. With school, clubs, sports and family duties to consider, we know that it can be challenging to find time to visit our office this fall. In order to accommodate all of our patients’ busy schedules, it is important that you plan ahead for your appointments so that we are able to provide you with an appointment time that is convenient for you.

As always, please remember to give us advanced notice if you’re unable to make your regularly-scheduled appointment. If we receive enough notice, we might be able to schedule another patient for that time. Feel free to give us a call if you have any questions, or if you would like to schedule your fall appointment.

We’ll see you soon and hope summer is winding down nicely for all our patients!

Breaking bad habits, from Drs. Baby and Rojas

May 9th, 2011

At the office of Drs. Baby and Rojas, we know good dental health requires only a few minutes a day. We thought we’d provide some practical advice on how to improve your or your child’s smile between your visits with Drs. Baby and Rojas.

Start by brushing your teeth twice a day. Proper brushing techniques are an essential part of maintaining good oral health, as well as preventing gum disease. Brushing daily helps remove decay-causing plaque from tooth surfaces. Please consult Drs. Baby and Rojas if you would like us to review brushing techniques with you or your child. Flossing daily will also prevent plaque to build up between the teeth and prevent stains between your teeth. Research has shown the bacteria of gum disease has been linked to coronary artery disease, stroke, diabetes and memory loss. Lastly, we encourage you to throw away old toothbrushes and replace them every 2 or 3 months, or after an illness.

We hope this helps! If you have any further questions about any of these tips, please contact our convenient Wingham, Goderich and London offices or ask us on Facebook!

Love your smile? Tell the world about it!

March 8th, 2011


At the office of Dr. Paula Baby and Dr. Jaime Rojas we understand that deciding to undertake orthodontic treatment is an important decision and investment, and choosing the right specialist is a crucial part of that decision.

Whether you've visited our office for a week, months or even years, we'd love to hear your feedback about how our office has fared during your orthodontic treatment! There are lots of ways you can share your thoughts about our practice, but we encourage you to head to our Google Places page and write a review there.

After all, reviews help Drs. Baby & Rojas create more beautiful smiles in London, Wingham, Goderich and surrounding communities. Thanks in advance, and we hope you have a great week!

You may write your review here.

Oral Health and Overall Health, from Drs. Baby & Rojas

July 23rd, 2010

Our team knows that while in orthodontic treatment, it is important to maintain proper oral health. According to a recent study by the British Columbia Dental Hygienists' Association, periodontal disease is linked to not only your oral health, but also the health of other body functions.

It is commonly known that proper oral health is important for many everyday functions, such as eating, talking, and kissing. New correlations have now been found linking poor oral health and cardio-vascular disease, diabetes, respiratory problems, and other systemic diseases. "Patients who have had previous infections of the heart valve may need antibiotics before having dental work done," says Cardiologist Dr. Nisha D'Mello of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

Have you been brushing, flossing, and visiting us for your regularly scheduled appointments? If not, give us a call! Also, be sure to visit your general dentist every six months for an oral exam to check the health of your mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks and tongue.

Have a great week!

-Drs. Baby & Rojas

What’s on your summer reading list?

July 9th, 2010

With summer in full swing, some of us at Drs. Baby & Rojas office ave been thinking more and more about the importance of reading. Sure it’s easy to keep putting off reading, but reading during the summer is a vital step in brain development—and it's fun!

What's on YOUR summer reading list? What are some of your all-time favorites? Out of ideas for great summer reads? Ask us for suggestions, and our staff would be happy to provide a few suggestions. You can also ask a local librarian!

Happy reading! Be sure to share with us your summer picks or your all-time favorites on our Facebook page!

Our New Soft Tissue Laser

June 8th, 2010

We are excited to announce that our office has recently purchased a new soft tissue laser for use with our patients to speed up treatment time.

The laser enables us to remove tissue and place brackets to teeth sooner in order to speed up treatment. In the past, orthodontists would sometimes wait 6 months - 1 year for these teeth to fully erupt before placing brackets. Now we can drastically speed up treatment with laser tissue removal! The really great news about this laser is that it is one of the most high tech on the market, the ezlase 940. It runs at a very specific wavelength that is far more comfortable for patients. You can learn more about this process by giving us a call today!

Meet Nancy, Appointment Coordinator at our new Goderich Location

April 29th, 2010

This week, we wanted to introduce you to Nancy Plumsteel, our appointment coordinator at our Goderich orthodontic office. She wanted to share the following with everyone, check it out!

I have been working in the dental field for 19 years. I graduated from Fanshawe College dental assisting program in 1991. I am the person who will greet you at our Goderich office, book your appointments and answer your questions. I live in Goderich and am happily married with 3 children. My spare time is spent enjoying the outdoors which includes hiking, camping and going to the beach or just relaxing by the pool.

Welcome Nancy!

More About Orthodontics From Drs. Baby & Rojas

April 23rd, 2010


There are so many questions about orthodontics that we never ask, so Drs. Jaime Rojas and Paula Baby took some time to explain the most common concerns.

At what age should orthodontic treatment occur?

Orthodontic treatment can be started at any age. Many orthodontic problems are easier to correct if detected at an early age before jaw growth has slowed. Early treatment may mean that a patient can avoid surgery and more serious complications. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that every child first visit an orthodontist by age seven or earlier if a problem is detected by parents, the family dentist or the child's physician.

What is Phase I and Phase II treatment?

Phase I, or early interceptive treatment, is limited orthodontic treatment (i.e. expander, Herbst, Facemask, headgear, or partial braces) before all of the permanent teeth have erupted. Such treatment can occur between the ages of six and ten. This treatment is sometimes recommended to make more space for developing teeth, correction of crossbites, overbites, underbites, or harmful oral habits. Phase II treatment is also called comprehensive treatment, because it involves full braces when all of the permanent teeth have erupted, usually between the ages of eleven and thirteen.

Would an adult patient benefit from orthodontics?

Absolutely!! Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age. Everyone wants a beautiful and healthy smile. Between 30-40% of our patients are adults.

How does orthodontic treatment work?

Braces use steady gentle pressure to gradually move teeth into their proper positions. The brackets that are placed on your teeth and the arch wire that connects them are the main components. When the arch wire is placed into the brackets, it tries to return to its original shape. As it does so, it applies pressure to move your teeth to their new, more ideal positions.

How long does orthodontic treatment take?

Treatment times vary on a case-by-case basis, but the average time is from one to two years. Actual treatment time can be affected by rate of growth and severity of the correction necessary. Treatment length is also dependent upon patient compliance. Maintaining good oral hygiene and keeping regular appointments are important in keeping your treatment time on schedule.

Do braces hurt?

The placement of bands and brackets on your teeth does not hurt. Once your braces are placed and connected with the arch wires, you may feel some soreness of your teeth for one to four days. Your lips and cheeks may need one to two weeks to get used to the braces on your teeth.

Will braces interfere with playing sports?

No. It is recommended, however, that patients protect their smiles by wearing a mouth guard when participating in any sporting activity. Mouth guards are inexpensive, comfortable, and come in a variety of colors and patterns.

Will braces interfere with playing musical instruments?

No. However, there may be an initial period of adjustment. In addition, brace covers or wax can be provided to prevent discomfort.

Should I see my general dentist while I have braces?

Yes, you should continue to see your general dentist every six months for cleaning and dental checkups, or more frequently as recommended.

Got more questions? Give us a call at our office! We'd love to hear from you.

Join us in Helping Brittnei and the Children of Haiti!

March 30th, 2010

Earlier this year we introduced you to Brittnei Berrisford. As some of you know she is headed back to God's Littlest Angels orphanage in Haiti in less than a month. Brittnei would appreciate our help. She is looking for donations of the items listed below to bring with her to the orphanage. Starting March 30th there will be a box located at the London office for donations that you wish to bring in. Wingham and Goderich patients are welcome to bring their items to those locations as well. Thank you so much for your continued support. Brittnei and the children of Haiti are very grateful.

• infant Tylenol
• diapers
• bandages
• triple-antibiotic ointment
• crib sheets
• baby cereal and fruit puree
• baby lotion
• soap
• diaper cream
• toothpaste
• toothbrushes
• shoes and sandals
• candles
• rope
• work gloves

--Drs. Paula Baby & Jaime Rojas

Our New Goderich Office!

March 26th, 2010

We are so excited to announce that Drs. Baby & Rojas will soon have a new office in Goderich, in addition to our existing London and Wingham offices. The new location is at 33 West St. Goderich, Ont. N7A 2K5, and is currently the practice of Dr. Beath. We are looking forward to working with the patients of Goderich and surrounding areas, and will be sharing photos as soon as we have them available!

Stay tuned!