orthodontic treatment

Importance Of An Open Airway In Growing Children

November 12th, 2019

 

child airway, child airway blog

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. Read all about the common causes of altered breathing patterns and signs of airway problems below.

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, cheekbones, and bones supporting the tissue of the face) fail to develop at a normal rate because the natural growth stimulant of airflow 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 behavioural problems such as restlessness, aggressive behaviour, excessive daytime sleepiness and poor test performance. Patients who grow up with untreated, chronic sleep apnea are also more likely to having learning disabilities, behavioural 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 behaviour. 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.

Recently Engaged - Choose Invisalign to Get the Smile You've Always Wanted

October 20th, 2019

Recently engaged? Wanting the perfect smile for you big day? Consider Invisalign to get you the smile you've always wanted.

Call today to see if Invisalign is the right choice for you!

519-675-0330

No Referral Needed - Accepting New Patients - London, Orthodontist

September 26th, 2019

Interested in orthodontic treatment? Our team offers Invisalign as well as traditional braces. No referral is ever needed. Office locations in London, Goderich and Wingham.

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

#babyrojasortho #noreferralneeded #london #goderich #wingham

Have You Tried the Smile Link Yet? Invisalign Simulator

August 16th, 2019

Have you tried the Invisalign® SmileView™ page yet? It's so easy to use! This link will allow you to see what you or your family members smile could look like after orthodontic treatment. Give it a try. If you know someone who is interested in treatment and would find this link useful please feel free to share it!

This link can also be found on the homepage of our website. It is recommended that you try this link on your smart device.

https://providerbio.invisalign.com/sv/85423

#smileview #invisalign #invisalignprovider #invisalignlondon #babyrojasorthoinvisalign

Congrats to our Team Member of the Month, Jessica!

July 25th, 2019

CONGRATS to our Team Member of the Month! Way to go Jessica!

Jessica is our high-spirited, fun-loving staff member. You will often see Jessica bustling about the clinic ensuring that all of our patients have what they need for their perfect visit! Jessica is always smiling and this is her month of appreciation! We think you’re great!

#congratsjess #teammember #babyrojasortho #weloveourteam

Smileview Link is here!

July 3rd, 2019

We are excited to provide this link to Invisalign® SmileView™ page. This link will allow you to see what you or your family members smile could look like after orthodontic treatment. Give it a try. If you know someone who is interested in treatment and would find this link useful please feel free to share it!

This link can also be found on the homepage of our website. It is recommended that you try this link on your smart device.

https://providerbio.invisalign.com/sv/85423

#smileview #invisalign #invisalignprovider #invisalignlondon #babyrojasorthoinvisalign

Super Hero Day at Baby & Rojas Orthodontics

June 17th, 2019

Last week we celebrated Desirae as team member of the month. Thursday our team dressed up in Super Hero shirts. This was in support of Desirae's LOVE of all things Super Hero! So much fun!

#babyrojasorhto #superheros #teammemberofthemonth

Patient Review - Baby and Rojas Orthodontics

April 29th, 2019

Thank you for the review Ashley! Your kind words are appreciated.

 

#babyrojasortho #londonorthodontist #patientreviews #wehavegreatpatients #invisalignlondon #braces

Great News

April 5th, 2019

Our patient portal is back up and running. We want to remind everyone that you have access to your appointments, financial information and more 24 hours/ 7 days a week.

Logging in to print receipts is easy and convenient, especially during income tax time. If you have not set up access to your patient portal you can do so by following the link below and answering a few questions.

If you have any trouble at all feel free to email tricia@babyrojasortho.ca who will be happy to help you. If you need help with instructions on how to print receipts she can help with that as well.

https://patient-portal-prd-cluster-3.sesamecommunications.com/pbaby/index.html

#babyrojasortho #patientportal #londonbraces #londonontarioorthodontist

Adults and Orthodontics - Baby & Rojas Orthodontics - London, ON

March 26th, 2019

Our office has many adult patients. The Canadian Association of Orthodontists tells you why adults may need braces.

https://cao-aco.org/ask-orthodontist-people-need-braces-adult/?fbclid=IwAR2GR2f2YNviAcyqxRDKv42ugn_gZsCM-XG7xMAY96HHjKH-BEFuww1jAKI

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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


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

Remember to see your dentist when in braces

October 19th, 2016

Regular checkups with your dentist are necessary for anyone in orthodontic treatment. Cleanings can be done while in orthodontic appliances and your dentist can check for cavities and the overall health of your mouth and gums. A successful outcome in orthodontics is a team effort.

#orthodontichealthmonth #dentalcheckups

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

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.

Actual Patients

July 5th, 2016

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

Retainers

May 24th, 2016

Just a reminder if you retainer is "not in your face, it's in the case." Our pets are fans of your retainers and are not afraid to see what they are all about.... So please, if you retainer is not in your mouth please remember to put in it the case provided to you.

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.

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

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

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

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

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/

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."

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!

Pumpkin Carving Inspiration - Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas, London Orthodontist

October 15th, 2015

Some Carving Inspiration! Send us a picture of your pumpkin creation and we will give you 5 Smile Miles! All pictures to be posted on our Facebook Page. ‪#‎halloweenfun‬ ‪#‎orthopumkins‬ ‪#‎bracesarecool‬ Email photos to tricia@londonbraces.com

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

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

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

Patient Review - London Orthodontist

July 28th, 2015

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

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

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

Another Happy Patient!

November 17th, 2014

Thank you for the kind words!

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.

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


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"


How Often do You Clean Your Mouthguard?

November 4th, 2013

Question?? How often to you clean your mouthguard?? We all know mouthguards are an important piece of equipment for anyone playing contact sports, but not everyone may be aware of the potential risks dirty mouthguards have to athletes. Yeast, bacteria and even molds can be found on your mouthguard. Some may think running your mouthguard will be enough, but it simply is not. The American Dental Association suggests cleaning a mouth guard by brushing it with a toothbrush and ...toothpaste regularly to remove any built up debris, then rinsing it with soapy water. Researchers have found that soaking mouth guards in antimicrobial solutions such as Listerine, can reduce the amount of foreign organisms, as well. Also be sure to always put your mouthguard in a case with ventilation so your mouthguard can dry and to help prevent the growth of bacteria.

Our Office is Going PINK!

October 7th, 2013

You may notice something very PINK about our office on October 16th!! All team members will be supporting “Dress for the Cause” on this day. We will be sporting PINK to it’s finest! Staff members and office will be dressed down for the day and show their support while wearing PINK! We invite all patients and parents to come dressed in PINK to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness. More details will be posted closer to the date. Visit http://dressforthecause.ca/menu.php?list=581&page=38 for more information on how your school, business or organization can get involved in this event which raised 1 million dollars for Canadian breast cancer research. We can’t wait to turn our office, and Dr. Rojas PINK!

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

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


Treating Adults with Advanced Digital Technology

May 23rd, 2013

Dr. Rojas has recently written an article that was published in Orthodontic Practice US magazine in their January/February edition. Hard copies of his article "Treating adults with advanced digital technology" are available in our waiting room if you are interested in reading it. Nice work Dr. Rojas! We look forward to reading more articles written by you in the future!

Visit us at www.londonbraces.com

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.

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

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!

Orthodontic Emergency? We can help!

June 19th, 2012

True orthodontic emergencies are very rare, but when they do occur we are available to you. As a general rule, you should call the office when you experience severe pain or when you have a painful appliance problem that you can't take care of yourself. We’ll be able to schedule an appointment with our office.
You might be surprised to learn that you may be able to temporarily solve many problems yourself until you get in to see us…

The following solutions may help you relieve your discomfort:

Poking Wire: Using a pencil eraser, push the poking wire down or place wax on it to alleviate the discomfort.
Loose Bracket or Band: If your bracket or band is still attached to the wire, you should leave it in place and put wax on it. If the wire comes out entirely, wrap the bracket with a tissue.
Loose Wire: Using a tweezers, try to place your wire back into place. If doing this and using wax does not help, as a last resort use a small fingernail clipper to clip the wire behind the last tooth to which it is securely fastened. If your discomfort continues, place wax on it.
Loose Appliance: If your appliance is poking you, place wax on the offending part of your appliance.
Headgear Does Not Fit: Sometimes headgear discomfort is caused by not wearing the headgear as instructed by your orthodontist. Please refer to the instructions provided by your orthodontist. If the facebow is bent, please call our office for assistance. Surprisingly, headgear becomes more comfortable the more it's worn, so be sure you’re getting in the prescribed hours.
General Soreness: When you get your braces on, you may feel general soreness in your mouth and teeth may be tender to biting pressures for three to five days. This can be relieved by rinsing your mouth with a warm salt water mouthwash. Dissolve one teaspoonful of salt in 8 ounces of warm water, and rinse your mouth vigorously. If the tenderness is severe, take aspirin or whatever you normally take for headache or similar pain.
Remember, after alleviating your discomfort, it is still very important that you call our office as soon as possible to schedule a time to repair the problem.

Ask Drs. Baby & Rojas: “Why do people need braces, anyway?"

December 1st, 2011


Your dentist may have discussed with you the benefits of having healthy teeth and proper jaw alignment. Drs. Baby & Rojas will both tell you that crooked and crowded teeth are hard to clean and maintain, which can result in tooth decay, worsen gum disease and eventually lead to tooth loss.

Other orthodontic problems, specifically concerned with how the teeth bite together can contribute to abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, inefficient chewing function, excessive stress on gum tissue and the bone that support, or misalignment of the jaw joints. Orthodontic treatment with Drs. Baby & Rojas can be less costly than the additional care required to treat dental problems that arise as a result of uncorrected orthodontic problems. For most people, a beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit of orthodontics. After your braces come off, you'll feel more self-confident. To get started with orthodontic your treatment today, please contact us to schedule a consultation.

Our offices are conveniently located in Wingham and London, Ontario. We provide orthodontic care for the following communities: London, Wingham, Lucan, Exeter, Clinton, Goderich, Seaforth, Kincardine, Hanover, Brussels, Lambeth, Middlesex County.

Have a great rest of the week!