orthodontics london ON

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


Living With Invisalign

November 23rd, 2016

Invisalign allows the freedom to eat what you want when you want with ease. But did you know that when wearing Invisalign trays you should not drink hot liquids or carbonated beverages. Hot liquids can cause warping of your trays. Coffee and tea may also stain your aligners. We also strongly advise against drinking carbonated beverages while wearing your Invisalign trays. These trays can trap sugar or acidic fluids around your teeth leading to decay. Furthermore drinking carbonated beverages can also greatly affect the integrity of the trays leading to premature deterioration. We want the best outcome for you while you are in Invisalign or any other type or orthodontic treatment and for this reason we suggest you to only drink water while wearing your Invisalign trays.

For more information about living with Invisalign visit this website.

https://www.invisalign.com/how-invisalign-works/living-with-invisalign#sm.00001u1nor2g24ddpxavqhtx408a7

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

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.

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.

Actual Patients

July 5th, 2016

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

Flossing is a Talent!

June 14th, 2016

This is something to be proud of. We know flossing with braces can be tricky. Just remember to not give up and soon you will be able to add "flossing with braces" to your list of talents. #londonbraces #londonontarioorthodontist #babyrojasotho

For more information on brushing and flossing check out our tooth brushing video. http://www.londonbraces.com/brushing-and-flossing

Invisalign Offered at our Orthodontic Office

June 6th, 2016

Did you know we office Invisalign to our patients? Call us to see if Invisalign is for you.

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.

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

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

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.

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."

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!

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

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

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

Another Happy Patient!

November 17th, 2014

Thank you for the kind words!

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


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.


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

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


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.

Details for our 3rd Annual Candy Buyback are now in!

October 15th, 2013

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

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

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


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

Gutsy Walk for Crohn's and Colitis

June 3rd, 2013

Next Sunday, June 9th is the annual Gutsy Walk for Crohn’s and Colitis. Canada has one of the highest rates for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in the world and those rates are increasing. Our hygienist Corinne’s son suffers from Crohn’s and a few of our staff members will be joining the walk in support of him and others suffering from this disease. For more information about this cause or the Gutsy Walk check out this link!
http://www.gutsywalk.ca/EN/find/ontario_west.html


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.

The Cinderella Project!

January 27th, 2013

Last year we received a request from one our patient families to help out with the “The Cinderella Project” and we were thrilled to jump on board to support this fantastic cause.

Do you remember your Grade 8 or High School graduation? How about the dress and accessories you wore or the girl you took and how special she looked when you picked her up?

Every young girl deserves to feel that good when celebrating their achievement of graduating from elementary or high school.  Unfortunately, that isn’t always financially possible for everyone.  We are also very aware of the recent closures of the industries in and around our community and how that will increase the need for assistance.

Again this year ‘The Cinderella Project’ will be making available to the girls in our community dresses, shoes, clutches, fingernail polish & bling - anything that will make their night perfect.

We are hoping you, your friends and family will take time to check your closets, and donate any unneeded dresses and prom accessories. Dresses (and accessories) can be dropped off at any of our three locations until February 28th.  We will take care of the rest.

The dresses should be gently used and suitable for either graduation (public or secondary), or prom. Unfortunately, wedding dresses cannot be accepted. The Cinderella project does offer garment bags to the girls when they pick up their dresses, but if you have one that you could spare, it would be greatly appreciated.

For more info on The Cinderella Project please click the link below:

www.londoncinderellaproject.com

Last year we were thrilled to donate approximately 200 dresses and many accessories to the Cinderella Project.

We appreciate your support and say thank you on behalf of all of the beautiful girls that will be attending graduation/prom this June.

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

Holiday Office Hours

December 19th, 2012

Holidays are approaching! Our office will be closing Thursday at 2pm. If you have any concerns or questions please contact the office before then. Also note that our office will be closed the following days: December 24th , 25th , 26th , 31st and January 1st and 2nd. We are open to see patients on December 27th and 28th and we will have staff available to take phone calls on December 21st and January 3rd and 4th. We hope you all have a safe and happy holiday season!

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!

Braces Questions??

November 13th, 2012

Do you every have questions about your braces? What about what you should do about a broken bracket or what do to do with a wire that may be poking out. Well, http://www.bracesquestions.com/braces-living/braces-problems/#Loose%20or%20Broken%20Braces has some answers for you! Our website also has a section  regarding "emergency care." http://www.londonbraces.com/emergency-care

Our Candy Buy Back Was a Success! Thank You!

November 12th, 2012

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Candy Buy Back program! The families of The Ronald McDonald House of Southwestern Ontario will enjoy these goodies while staying at the house.

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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?

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!

Invisalign patient testimonial [Video]

March 2nd, 2011

Drs. Baby & Rojas and team came across this video recently, and realized that it's just what folks considering Invisalign need to see. Invisalign gets a ton of promotion online (including here on our blog), but people rarely get the see a clear cut, unbiased, point of view from someone who actually has chosen to straighten their teeth with Invisalign.

We get quite a lot of requests for Invisalign. We always let our patients know about the stages of Invisalign, as well as how one might first react to it. But, to hear it from someone actually wearing these clear aligners is something else.

Check out this video of a patient who has been wearing her aligners for only 10 minutes! Because they’re clear, your teeth will be steadily straightening – and no one will know it but you! Please give us a call to set up an initial consultation, so Drs. Baby and Rojas can discuss the specifics of your treatment.

The Insignia System in London, Wingham, & Goderich, ON

August 6th, 2010

Recently we have been certified in the patient customized bracket technique called Insignia, from Ormco. Insiginia is a high tech treatment option that can give patients a truly customized smile. With Insignia, we are able to use special orthodontic software to give you precise results in less time!

This means we can facilitate better, faster treatment results, even in complicated cases!

We have had a staff member just go through the process, and will be sharing some photos soon! For more information, check out this video below! Ask about this exciting new technology next time you are in the office for an appointment!

View more news videos at: http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/video.

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!

24/7 access to your account

February 5th, 2010

At the orthodontic offices of Drs. Paula Baby and Jaime Rojas, we embrace new technology, whether it is through the innovative orthodontic treatments that we offer, our high-tech web site and social networks, or our modern offices conveniently located in London and Wingham, ON.

Did you know that patients at our office have access to their account, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on our web site? You can look up your appointments and all of your account details at your convenience, from the comfort of your own home! You can even receive appointment reminders through email or text messages!

Just see what some of our patients have to say about this service!

I was wondering how much my teeth had moved from when i first had my braces placed on and instead of bugging my orthodontist at my next appt i was able to check online. it is very convenient. ~ Nicole G.

This office is our first healthcare professional to offer a service such as this to be able to view and print financial information as well as being able to chart progress by looking at the pictures! Very cool. ~ Wesley F.

With a fairly busy lifestyle it is much easier to be able to access this info when it is convenient for me. ~ Colleen P.

You can sign up for this convenient service on our web site by clicking the "Patient Login" button on our homepage. Please call the team at 1-800-920-9798 if you have any questions!

Happy New Year!

December 31st, 2009

The year is almost over, so we wanted to ask what was memorable about 2009 for you, and what are you looking forward to in 2010? Do you have a new years resolution, or any exciting plans for the coming year?

Have a safe and happy New Year, from Dr. Baby & Dr. Rojas!

Wonderful Patient Testimonials for Drs. Baby & Rojas

December 8th, 2009

Drs. Paula Baby & Jamie Rojas have been receiving some wonderful patient reviews and testimonials from the London and Wingham communities. Check out what our patients have to say and share your thoughts here on our blog, or on our Facebook Fan Page!

“The office has been very helpful, understanding and considerate about the account difficulties we've had in the past. The office is also great at accommodating erratic schedules with flexible appointment times. The service has been top quality and we are very satisfied with the results"
~Retrieved from online patient satisfaction survey

“You have done a wonderful job with both Hamilton and Mackenzie’s teeth – hard to believe it’s the same mouth. Dr. Rojas, I would recommend you to anyone.”
~Mrs. Baker

“I have had 2 kids with braces and they always feel very welcome and comfortable with all the staff”
Retrieved from online patient satisfaction survey

“I really like the comfortable layout of the office and the TV’s and video games keep the kids and adults entertained. I like that some of the staff have braces or had them in the past so they could understand and appreciate the experience. Most of all I love my new smile. I was always self conscious of my crooked teeth and I always tried to hide my smile, but now I absolutely love showing it off.”
~Wendy Riveria

"I love how happy and cheerful they both are. The staff is amazing…. a great place to go to.”
~Retrieved from online patient satisfaction survey


Before I had braces I never smiled in pictures, and even tried to cover my mouth when I would laugh. I got my braces off just weeks before my wedding, and I have not stopped smiling. I am so impressed with the way my teeth look now. I was so happy with the staff that I even married the hygienist and she was so jealous of my smile in our wedding pictures that she now has braces too.”

~Mr. Aumont

"This office has some of the best staff that I’ve come across in all of my family’s health care experiences. The staff are always happy and enthusiastic, not to mention EXTREMELY knowledgeable. It speaks volumes about an organization when the staff seem happy to be there.”
~Retrieved from online patient satisfaction survey

"The office of Dr. Baby and Rojas was such a great experience for me. The staff were always very friendly and welcoming from the moment I walked into the door. The atmosphere there is very modern, and the magazines in the waiting room are current and constantly changing. My whole orthodontic treatment at this office has been amazing. Not to mention I love my new smile!"
~Roger