orthodontist 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

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

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

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.

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

London Braces Knows the Importance of Being Connected

March 29th, 2016

We know the importance of "being connected" and because of this we offer text appointment reminders. Sign up today. Simply log into your patient portal, click on appointment settings and then edit to chose your preferences. If you have any difficultly email tricia@londonbraces.com who will be happy to help you.

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

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.

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!

Orthodontist Patient Review!

October 19th, 2015

A happy patient makes us Smile! 5 Stars all around! Thank you Krista! #patientreview #londonbraces #orthoreview #wehavethebestpatients #londonorhtodontist

Visit us on our website to see if we can make you SMILE! www.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

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

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

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!

Fall Back!

November 1st, 2014

It's time to “fall back.” This time of year, daylight gets shorter and the nights arrive sooner. Maybe it's a sign that winter is coming soon!

It's Pumpkin Carving Time!

October 30th, 2014

Last Call for Pumpkin entries! Email your pumpkin to tricia@londonbraces.com by midnight and you will be entered to win some Smile Miles! 100 Smile Miles for first, 75 Smile Miles for 2nd and 50 Smile Miles for third... Smile Miles can be redeemed for great Gift Cards to great stores such as Starbucks, GB Games, Chapters, Walmart - the list goes on and on!

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!!

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


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

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.


Patients With a Cause - Meet Mackenzie

March 18th, 2014

“Patient with a Cause”

MACKENZIE BERTELESEN – Juvenile Diabetes Research

Meet Mackenzie is a patient of our office. She is an active 12 year old girl, who is a competitive dancer and soccer player. She loves spending time with friends and has a passion for the arts. On October 01, 2013 Mackenzie's life changed forever, when she was diagnosed with diabetes mellitus type I, also known as type I diabetes.


Type I diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes suddenly by destroying the insulin producing cells in the pancreas, that leads to high levels of glucose in the blood. It represents only 5-10% of all diabetes cases and left untreated type I diabetes is fatal. It cannot be prevented; it is not caused by poor diet and cannot be modified, corrected or cured by diet. There is currently no cure for type I diabetes.


To keep Mackenzie alive, she has to endure multiple daily injections of insulin 4-6 times per day and test her blood sugar levels 6-10 times per day by pricking her finger with a needle to test her blood.


Medication and supplies to keep Mackenzie alive averages $1000 plus per month and is not covered by OHIP. It is an out of pocket expense.
A CURE IS NEEDED.


Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), is the largest charitable funder of, and advocate for, diabetes science worldwide with more than 80% of donations directly supporting research, education and advocacy.


On June 8th, 2014 more than 45 000 people across Canada along with 6 other countries will come together as a community to raise funds for research to cure, better treat and prevent type I diabetes. Mackenzie and her family will be participating in the walk to cure type I diabetes.


Please support Mackenzie by donating to the JDRF Telus Walk to cure type I diabetes and help end this disease.

To donate please visit Mackenzie's team website at;

Visit -  jdrfca.donordrive.com
Click - Donate
Click - Pledge a walker
Search team name  -   The test strips

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


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"


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!


Movember is in Full Swing! Help us Bring Awareness!

November 17th, 2013

Movember 2013 is in full swing and we would love to see the moustaches of the men in your lives! Post them to our wall or email to tricia@londonbraces.com and we will give you 2 Smile Miles! Help us bring awareness to the cause which raises funds to men's health causes. http://ca.movember.com/


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!


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

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!

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


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

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

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!

Daffodil Month

April 25th, 2013

In support of cancer awareness and Daffodil Month our office showed our support by placing daffodils around our office. Every 3 minutes another Canadian is faced with fighting cancer. By spreading awareness hopefully we can fight back and put a stop to this disease. Check out this link with more information on Daffodil Month, cancer awareness and cancer prevention tips.

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

Tax Time is Almost Here!!!

April 23rd, 2013

Tax deadline is April 30th! If you need receipts from our office you can print them from the comfort of your home. You simply need to log into you patient portal! Please just remember to log in as the responsible party of the account (ex. parent) if you child is under 18. If you need full instructions please email tricia@londonbraces.com and she will be happy to help you out!

https://patient.sesamecommunications.com/pbaby/index.html

Brag About Your Mom Contest!

April 18th, 2013

Brag About your Mom Contest!

Do you think you have the best mom?

Then let’s hear it. Post a picture of you and your mom (past or present) with one reason why she is “one of a kind” on our Facebook wall and get your friends and family to “like” your photo. The photo with the most “likes” will win your mom a $50 gift card to Tetherwood Spa!

We can’t wait to hear why your mom is “one of a kind” Good luck!

www.facebook.com/londonbraces

Contest closes May 8th

Contest open to patients of our practice only


Before and After Photos!

April 10th, 2013

Ever wonder what our patients look like "before" they get braces! Take a look at a few photos of actual patients of our office!

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.

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

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

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!

How safe are dental radiographs? From Drs. Baby and Rojas

April 17th, 2012


In recent days there has been quite a bit of media attention in regards to the safety of dental radiographs. Please take a moment to review the general points, published by the Ontario Dental Association, regarding dental radiography. It should answer any questions or concerns you may have.

General Points Regarding Dental Radiography for Dentists’ Use

•Dental X-rays are a valuable diagnostic tool, as many oral diseases cannot be detected on the basis of visual and physical examination alone.
•Dentists take precautions to ensure that radiation exposure is As Low As Reasonably Achievable (known as the ALARA principle).
•In the interest of ensuring the highest possible levels of patient and operator safety, dentists and other dental professionals within Ontario must adhere to legislation that specifies operator qualifications and technical performance standards for X-ray equipment.
•Dentists provide protective shielding for patients to minimize radiation exposure.
•The frequency of dental radiography depends on a number of factors, such as a patient’s state of oral health, symptoms that a patient may be experiencing, risk factors for disease and other factors.
•The amount of radiation that patients are exposed to from dental X-rays is very small when compared to exposure from natural sources such as cosmic radiation or earth and atmospheric radiation. Radiation exposure from dental X-rays is also lower than some medical X-rays.
•Improved technology continues to reduce the amount of exposure per X-ray.
•Patients are encouraged to talk with their dentist about their dental treatment.

An article titled ‘Dental X-Rays and Risk of Meningioma,’ was published in the April 10, 2012 issue of the journal “Cancer”. It was this article that generated the media hype. The following is a comment from the American Dental Association (ADA) in response to that particular article:

“The ADA has reviewed the study and notes that the results rely on the individuals’ memories of having dental X-rays taken years earlier. Studies have shown that the ability to recall information is often imperfect. Therefore, the results of studies that use this design can be unreliable because they are affected by what scientists call “recall bias.” Also, the study acknowledges that some of the subjects received dental X-rays decades ago when radiation exposure was greater.”

Please take a moment to review this press release from the American Dental Association if you still have questions or concerns.

"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!

Ask Drs. Baby & Rojas: How long does orthodontic treatment take?

February 13th, 2012


Your smile is totally unique, so the time you’ll need to spend undergoing orthodontic treatment will also be unique. Generally, orthodontic treatment will take about two years, and this is for good reason. During this time, your teeth will slowly move into their desired positions, leaving you with a great smile with as little discomfort as possible. Rushing treatment can result in a less than perfect smile with a greater chance of tooth movement after your treatment is complete. At the office of Drs. Baby & Rojas we don’t want to waste your time with treatment that won’t retain your smile for the rest of your life.

Of course, treatment time will vary depending on your specific situation. Very minor tooth movement may only take a few months to correct, while serious malocclusion (poor bite) may need more than two years to correct. Only Drs. Baby & Rojas will be able to accurately estimate the time your treatment will take. But trust us—it’ll all be worth it in the end!

Has your child or teen visited our office for an orthodontic consultation? If not, please give us a call and let us help him or her begin the journey to a gorgeous smile!

What’s on your mind?

July 21st, 2011


As the summer progresses, our team at the office of Dr. Paula Baby and Dr. Jaime Rojas strive to continue writing about important topics related to orthodontics and your treatment at our office.

To help us continue doing that through the course of the summer, Drs. Baby & Rojas and team would like to ask you, our readers: what’s on your mind? What would you like to know about the always-changing and exciting field of orthodontics? What would you like us to focus on our blog in the summer months? Perhaps there’s something you’ve wanted to ask Drs. Baby or Rojas for a while? Let us know by posting here or on our Facebook page!

We hope you’re having a great week!

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!

Biolase ezlase 940 Dental Laser

February 23rd, 2011

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, called the ezlase 940, is the first dental laser to obtain clearance at the unique 940 nm wavelength, and enables Drs. Baby and Rojas to remove tissue and place brackets to teeth sooner in order to speed up treatment.

In the past, orthodontists would sometimes wait 6 months - one 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. It also runs at a very specific wavelength that is far more comfortable for patients and uses and superior control of bleeding during dental procedures. Small and ultralight, the ezlase 940 enables Drs. Baby and Rojas to produce results and more comfortably than ever.

You can learn more about this process by giving us a call today or asking us on Facebook!

Tell us what's on your mind!

February 14th, 2011

Week after week, Drs. Baby, Rojas and our team blog about important topics pertinent to orthodontic care and your well-being, including innovative orthodontic techniques we offer. This week, we thought we’d step back and ask you, our wonderful patients: what’s on your mind? What would you like to know about the always-changing field of orthodontics? What would you like us to focus on our blog? Perhaps there’s something you’ve been wanting to ask us for a while now? Let us know by posting here or on our interactive Facebook page!

So… take it away and we’ll try to answer any questions you may have!

Happy Valentine's Day!

February marks Children's Dental Health Month

February 6th, 2011

Each February for the past 61 years, Children's Dental Health Month has helped raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

For kids wearing braces, brushing and flossing can become more difficult, requiring extra time and vigilance to remove food particles that accumulate on and between the teeth and in braces. New options for braces such as Invisalign Teen, which is removable, make it easier for kids to maintain good oral health during orthodontic treatment.

If the health of your teeth is ignored during treatment with braces, the results can be significantly compromised. Drs. Baby and Rojas are both available and happy to explain why effective brushing and flossing is one of the most critical actions needed from patients during orthodontic treatment. Have you visited our Wingham, London or Goderich office lately? Give us a call and schedule an appointment! We also invite you to connect with us on Facebook!

Access to your account any day, any time

January 31st, 2011

Access to your account, 24/7. Sounds convenient, doesn’t it?

At the office of Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas, we embrace new technology, whether it is through the innovative orthodontic treatments we offer, our high-tech web site and social networks, or our modern offices.

Did you know that patients at our office have access to their account 24 hours a day, seven days a week—all through our website? You can look up your appointments and all of your account details at your convenience, from the comfort of your own home, which is especially helpful during the holidays! And, because we know folks sometimes forget, you can even receive appointment reminders through email or text messages!

You, too, can sign up for this convenient service on our website by clicking on the "Patient Login" button on our homepage. Please give us a call if you have any questions about getting started or ask us on Facebook!

Drs. Rojas and Baby, your local Insignia™ providers

January 18th, 2011


Let's say you're getting braces soon. While you’re excited about finally having that great, gorgeous smile, you may be nervous about wearing wires and brackets for two or more years. Well, Drs. Baby and Rojas would like to tell you about an orthodontic system that makes straightening your teeth with braces a lot faster and easier compared to conventional orthodontic treatment. It’s called Insignia, and it’s changing the way people feel about their braces.

While traditional orthodontic treatments take two or more years, it’s not true for Insignia. Through the use of Insignia’s sophisticated 3-D imaging, treatment planning, and customized braces with customized precision archwires, Drs. Baby and Rojas can reduce treatment time compared to that of conventional braces.

In addition to shortening treatment times, the greater efficiency of the Insignia system at London Braces also helps reduce the number of wire changes and adjustments you’ll need, and that means fewer trips to our office. The Insignia system’s 3-D software lets Drs. Baby and Rojas analyze how to effectively and efficiently align your teeth. Through this software, personalized archwires are designed to move your teeth into proper alignment smoothly and directly, reducing the number of maintenance visits. Unlike traditional orthodontics and their “one size fits all” approach, Insignia Advanced Smile Design customizes braces and wires to you. The result is a radiant smile that reflects your individuality.

Give us a call and ask us about this revolutionary treatment! 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.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

All the cool kids do it!

September 24th, 2010

Braces today are “cool” and—many would say—even “fun.” These were among the findings of a 2010 survey of moms whose children are going through or have had orthodontic treatment. New technologies such as Insignia, Damon System and Invisalign, advanced computer software, color options, and even popular celebrities—Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Danny Glover, Serena Williams—sporting stylish braces are making orthodontic treatment more comfortable, fashionable and cool for today’s teens.
The study, conducted on behalf of our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists, found 86 percent of moms reporting that braces are cooler today than when they were children. Sixty-nine percent of moms also said wearing braces makes their children feel cool, and 81 percent reported their children’s experience with orthodontic treatment as either positive or extremely positive.

Different color options and the ability to change colors, for example, provide exciting ways for young patients to customize appearances. That enthusiasm helps them to feel good about their orthodontic treatment with Drs. Baby & Rojas, and may contribute to the success of treatment.

Has your child or teen visited our office for a consultation? If not, please give us a call and let us help your child begin the journey to a gorgeous smile!

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!

Meet Lindsay, Team Member at our London, ON Office!

June 3rd, 2010

My name is Lindsay and I graduated from the dental assisting program at George Brown College in 2009. I have been working in the dental industry for the past year but have recently begun working in orthodontics, which I have come to love. I am one member of the team who greets you as you enter our London office, books your appointments and helps you to find the answers that you are looking for. I live in London and spend most of my free time with my wonderful husband and our friends. If I am not in the office, it is hard to say where I will be as my husband and I love to travel.

May 28th, 2010


Keeping your teeth clean is more important than ever when you have braces. Food bits have more spots than usual to hide in your mouth, so you must be diligent in order to avoid bad breath, swollen gums, discolored teeth and cavities. If you remove plaque regularly during treatment, you'll experience better results and shorter treatment time. Keep plaque at bay with these top ten tips:

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.

Like a Boy Scout, 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.

Pointy brushes reach tiny places. 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.

Hope these tips help!

--Drs. Baby & Rojas

Placing a Temporary Anchorage Device

May 21st, 2010

Check out how simple and painless the placement of a Temporary Anchorage Device is. In the first video, Dr. Rojas prepares this patient for their TAD, and then places it in the second video! At the orthodontic practice of Drs. Paula Baby and Jaime Rojas, we use TADs to achieve precise control over how your teeth move into place during orthodontic treatment. TADs are an effective and painless technology that has made orthodontic treatment easier than ever! Give our London, Wingham, or Goderich offices a call to learn more, or visit our web site!

Temporary Anchorage Device Removal Video

May 7th, 2010

One of the coolest new technologies that we offer at our London, Wingham, and new Goderich orthodontic offices are TADs (Temporary Anchorage Devices). These are so useful because they allow us to create individual adjustments of teeth during orthodontic treatment, which can greatly affect your overall result!

TADs are tiny screws made out of titanium alloy that are attached to the bone between the roots of the teeth and can be placed in the bone in the roof of the mouth as well. Since there are no nerve endings in this area, there is typically little or no discomfort for patients. Ask us about TADs during your next visit!

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!

Your turn! From Drs. Baby & Rojas

March 19th, 2010

Week after week, we blog about important topics pertinent to orthodontic care and your well-being, including innovative orthodontic techniques we offer. This week, we thought we’d step back and ask you, our wonderful patients: what’s on your mind? What would you like to know about the always-changing field of orthodontics? What would you like us to focus on our blog? Perhaps there’s something you’ve been wanting to ask us for a while now? Let us know by posting here or on our interactive Facebook fan page!

So… take it away and we’ll try to answer any questions you may have!

Vancouver Olympians from London

February 26th, 2010

While we are proud of all our Canadian Olympians, we wanted to specially congratulate the athletes from London and surrounding areas. If you've been following the Vancouver Olympics broadcast at all, then you are probably aware that Christine Nesbitt, who is from the London area, has won a gold medal for the 1000m long track speed skating event!

Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue also won the very first Canadian gold medal for the ice dancing event. Scott and Tessa are both London!

Have you been watching the Olympics? What is your favorite event?

--Drs. Baby & Rojas

A Thank You Letter from the London Food Bank

January 29th, 2010

We wanted to share with you a wonderful letter that was sent to our office from the London Food Bank. This good news is thanks to all of your contributions. As you can see, it really has made a difference!


Dear Dr. Baby, Dr. Rojas and staff,

Thank you for your recent food donation to the London Food Bank.

As we experience the cold winter months the number of client visits will rise as individuals may experience the other financial challenges of heating winter clothing costs. Often our clients will pay those bills first which leaves them with very little or no money to spend on food. This is an experience common to many of our clients.

The generous citizens of London and the surrounding area, through the efforts of the London Food Bank, have in the past fed on average, approximately 2500 families per month. Throughout 2009, we saw a significant increase in the number we are assisting. We have been helping on average over 3000 families each month with our highest month being 3377. The number of individuals helped in 2009 was approximately 85,000 and roughly 35,000 of them were children and youth under the age of 18. We anticipate that this increase will unfortunately be the new norm.

Individuals can use the services of the London Food Bank once a month. Most of our clients, in fact 75%, use the food bank four times or less in a year. It is this statistic that demonstrates to us that the individuals who use this food bank do so because they need to, not because they want to.

With sincere gratitude,

Donna Speller
Human Resources
London Food Bank

One Patient's Heartfelt Story

January 23rd, 2010

We received the most wonderful and heartfelt comment on our Facebook Fan Page, and we wanted to share it with all of you.

I wanted to thank Dr. Rojas the team especially the Wingham office for my braces "experience" and for giving me the smile I always wanted it made my wedding pictures and day perfect. I will never be able to thank you enough... you had become a family in those 2 years I was with you and an experience I will never forget. Thank you again ~Willeke

Congratulations on your wedding and thank you so much for your kind words Willeke. Your wedding picture is beautiful. We are glad we could make your day just a little more special! We love hearing stories like Willeke's, they make our job so worth it!

If you'd like to share a story about Dr. Baby, Dr. Rojas, or the rest of the orthodontic team, leave a review for us on our social networks, or on our Google Local profile!

Brittnei and her Travels to Haiti

January 15th, 2010

As everyone knows we are following Brittnei Berrisford who's mission is to help others in need. She will be traveling to Haiti this spring and with the horrible tragedy that has happened in Haiti we want to show our support more than ever. Brittnei has started a blog and we encourage you to follow her amazing travels!

If you would like to donate to the relief efforts in Haiti, please head to the Canadian Red Cross web site. You can donate online, by phone, or by mail, and every little bit helps!

Food Drive a Success!

December 23rd, 2009

Thank you to everyone who supported our food drive for the London and Wingham Food Banks over the past few weeks. We managed to raise 58 items from the London Office, and 25 from the Wingham office. If you weren't able to donate an item during our food drive, you can still drop off items directly to the London and Wingham food banks, and help families in need this holiday season.

Happy Holidays!

What do you love about Drs. Baby & Rojas?

December 4th, 2009

From your very first visit to our office strive to provide superior treatment in a pleasant, friendly atmosphere. Have you been especially impressed by our orthodontists? Did our team go out of their way to make your day? Do you love your new smile?

Whether you’ve just come in for a consultation or your family has been visiting our office for years, we’d love to hear your feedback on our networks. Or, you can tell us by giving us a call!

Thank you,
Drs. Paula Baby and Jaime Rojas

Five habits that lead to teeth plaque

November 25th, 2009

Nobody likes getting plaque on their teeth. Here are five other ways you can avoid that dreaded enemy of the teeth, courtesy of our friends at WebMD.

Let’s start with not brushing regularly. Brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride-containing toothpaste is vital to a healthy mouth. Make sure you softly brush all the surfaces of your teeth.

Next on the list is not flossing daily: a simple daily flossing between teeth clears away plaque before it can cause damage and can also clean plaque at the gum line. Plaque is known to reach the spaces between teeth.

Also, evading your dentist is probably not a great idea. Let’s say you brush and floss daily. You’re still at risk for plaque. With time, the plaque hardens and turns into tartar. Consider visiting your dentist at least twice a year, and you have a lower chance of getting cavities or losing your teeth.

You’ll also want to stop avoiding those fruits and veggies. Believe it or not, there are foods out there that play a key role in keeping plaque off our teeth. They include apples, carrots, cucumbers and other raw fruits and vegetables. You can still eat these types of fruits and veggies if you have braces, but be sure to cut them up into bite sized pieces to avoid breaking off brackets.

Finally, before you pick that candy up, think about giving in to your sweet tooth. Consuming sugary drinks or eating candy or other junk food allows sugar to stick to our teeth. The bacteria, then, becomes plaque, which turns into acid and damages our teeth. Avoiding these five bad habits keeps your plaque in check and your mouth as healthy as can be. If you have any questions, visit our web page on oral hygiene, or contact our office at 1-800-920-9798.

Hope this helps,
Drs. Baby & Rojas

Support the London and Wingham Food Banks!

November 20th, 2009

Christmas will soon be here which means that once again our office is gathering food items for the London and Wingham Food Banks.

If you are able, we ask that you donate one non-perishable food item at your next visit. There will be a box at the London office, and donations can be given to Lois at the Wingham office. Donations will be collected from Nov. 19th - Dec. 19th. Thanks so much for your support of this worthy cause!

-Drs. Paula Baby and Jamie Rojas

Keeping you safe this cold & flu season, from Drs. Baby & Rojas and team

November 11th, 2009

Traditionally cold and flu season starts in Fall, but this year it seems to have started much earlier and with the number of patients canceling appointments because of flu and H1N1 symptoms our office is taking additional precautions to help prevent the spread of germs.

With flu season here we wanted to stress the importance of keeping you and everyone around you healthy. A few ideas to help reduce your chances of getting the flu include:

--Washing your hands often
--Disinfecting frequently touched areas (i.e. light switches, telephones, toys, door knobs etc.)
--Avoiding people who have the flu
--Taking a reusable bottle to school (rather than using a school fountain which may be contaminated)
--Refraining from touching your face with your hands

You can also protect yourself by eating a healthy diet and getting adequate sleep (at least 7-8 hours per night). Also, it is very important to practice “cough etiquette” which includes coughing or sneezing into a tissue or the crook of your elbow.

To help reduce the transfer of the flu or any other contagious illness our office asks that if you are not feeling well please call to reschedule your appointment. We will be very understanding in this regard. We want you, as well as our staff, to be as healthy as possible.

Before you go, we'd like to share with you this important article about the importance of washing your hands this cold and flu season.

If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call! Stay healthy!

November is here, but first: How was your Halloween?

November 4th, 2009

October has come and gone, and—believe it or not—we’re almost in full holiday mode! But before we forget about the spooky month that just wrapped up, we’d like to know how you celebrated Halloween! What did you wear? How much candy did you get? Did you have fun?

If you have any photos or videos that you would like to share with us, please send them our way! We hope you all had a happy and safe Halloween!

Also, what are you up to this month? Anything exciting happening in your life? If so, we’d love to hear all about it.

From Drs. Baby and Rojas and team.

Boo!

October 30th, 2009

Tomorrow is Halloween, and we understand sour candy is a part of any Halloween celebration. But while sour candy can be delicious, they are arguably as unhealthy for your teeth as sweet candy. The reason is, sour candies tend to be very acidic, and are capable of burning your cheeks and gums while wearing down the enamel on your teeth.

We would like to remind you that if you should experience a craving for sour candies on Halloween or in the future, please:
1. Remember to rinse your mouth with water immediately after consuming candy, drink milk, or eat a couple pieces of cheese.
2. Do not brush immediately after consuming sour candy. The candy's acidic nature tends to soften tooth enamel. Brushing your teeth can mean abrading the enamel.
3. Limit the amount of sour candies that you consume on a daily basis. If you do indulge, remember not to suck or chew on sour candies for long periods of time.
If tooth erosion has already begun, ask us about ways to reduce sensitivity and continue to protect your teeth.
Hope this helps! Drs. Baby & Rojas wish you a happy and safe Halloween!

Your Orthodontist is on Twitter Too!

October 22nd, 2009

Have you heard about Twitter yet? Twitter is the best way to update your family and friends about your life as it happens. You can send out short “tweets” from your computer or your mobile phone to tell your friends everything from where you are, who you are with, a cool movie you are watching, to share a cool web site or video you found, and more! Drs. Baby and Rojas are on twitter, and we love to connect with our friends and patients in the community , along with friends around the world! We share information about the office, orthodontic and general oral care tips and more! We also just created a new design on our page, check it out today!

Twitter is so simple and fun to use, and you too can become a “tweeter” by signing up for a free account at twitter.com!

Answering all your burning questions about mouthwash

October 16th, 2009

To continue our dental hygiene month theme, this week we wanted to talk about mouthwash! While mouthwash is not an alternative to regular brushing and flossing, it can help keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy. There are several different types of mouthwashes available, and all of them will help do different things for your smile. The most common types of mouthwashes are:

• Fluoride - fluoride is the most used type of mouthwash available, and is used to strengthen the enamel of the teeth while preventing cavities and tooth decay.

• Antiseptic - an antiseptic mouthwash is used to kill bacteria and germs in the mouth. Most commonly used before and after a dental surgery, antiseptic mouthwashes can also help to fight gum disease, and halitosis (chronic bad breath). Antiseptic mouthwashes can affect your sense of taste and may stain the teeth, so it is recommended that you consult your dentist before using this type of mouthwash.

• Combination - a combination mouthwash is designed to help prevent tooth decay, freshen the breath, and maintain the health of your smile.

• Prescription - for patients with gum disease, or any signs of gum disease, you may need a prescription mouthwash. Prescription mouthwashes, like Peridex of PerioGard, are used to treat gingivitis, and other forms of decay.

There are also many different brands of mouthwash. Some common brands include:

• Scope
• Listerine
• Act
• Crest
• Tom’s of Maine (all-natural)
• Plax (anti-plaque rinse)
• Breath Rx
• Orajel
• Targon (special mouthwash made for smokers)
• Rembrandt (whitening mouthwash)

If you are curious about which kind of mouthwash would work best for you, be sure to ask Dr. Baby or Dr. Rojas at your next appointment. If you have a favorite mouthwash, let us know by posting a comment for others to read!

National Dental Hygiene Month

October 9th, 2009

Did you know that October is National Dental Hygiene Month? Fall is here, and Halloween is coming soon, but now it is more important than ever to maintain good oral hygiene.

All those sweet, sour and sticky candies may taste great, but these treats can damage your teeth and braces too! Did you know sour candies can be acidic to your teeth, and actually wear down the enamel that protects them? This can cause tooth decay and cavities! After eating these candies, be sure to wash your mouth out with water, drink milk or eat a few slices of cheese. These will help neutralize the acid in your mouth (wait at least one hour before brushing your teeth with toothpaste, as this can actually increase the effects of acid on your teeth)

Besides cavities and tooth decay, many people do not realize that good oral health and hygiene are important to your overall health too! Research is discovering the connection between periodontal disease and other major health concerns, such as heart disease! Therefore, it is important to maintain a good oral hygiene routine: see your dentist every six months, brush and floss daily and use an antibacterial mouthwash.

Make a resolution to improve your oral health for October, the National Dental Hygiene Month!

--Drs. Baby & Rojas

Bridal Show 2009

October 2nd, 2009

Last weekend,Drs. Baby & Rojas had a booth at the 2009 Bridal Show at Western Fair Entertainment Centre. We wanted to thank everyone who stopped by to say hello, and to everyone who provided us with their amazing wedding photos!

Be sure to check out our Bridal Show photo album on our Facebook Fan Page. The show registered a total of 800 brides! Congrats to everyone and we hope your special day is fantastic!!

--Drs. Paula Baby & Jamie Rojas

New stuff at www.londonbraces.com!

September 18th, 2009

Have you been to Drs. Baby & Rojas web site recently? Be sure to check out the newest pages! We now have a "What's Happening" page, a page with before and after patient treatment photos, a patient testimonials page, and a meet the team page!

Be sure to check out these pages and let us know what you think!

Back to School Braces with Drs. Baby & Rojas

September 11th, 2009

The fall season is just about to begin here in London. School has begun, and now is the perfect time to start your orthodontic treatment! Many other students are wearing braces too; Treatment at a young age can be less complicated and you will often see better results than as an adult!

If you already have braces, it is important to remember the types of foods you can and cannot eat. Avoid the high sugar candies, snacks and beverages at the school cafeteria; these foods can damage your teeth and orthodontic appliances. Fruits and vegetables that you have to bite into should be cut up first, and any types of sticky food, such as chewing gum, should be avoided. You can find more information about what not to eat on our website, and if you have any questions you can always give us a call.

Drs. Baby and Rojas do our best to serve you, the London, ON community, with quality orthodontic work. We work with all ages, and we have created amazing smiles for entire families! Give us a call at 1-800-920-9798, now is the perfect time to get started on the path to an amazing smile!

See our Ad in Mom and Caregiver!

September 4th, 2009

If you picked up the recent copy of Mom and Caregiver at our office or elsewhere, you may have noticed our ad! We are excited to reach out to the parenting community in Southwestern Ontario, and Mom And Caregiver is the perfect medium, with helpful tips and insight for parents and caregivers. Please pick up your free copy at our office today!

--Drs. Paula Baby & Jamie Rojas

Braces 101, With Drs. Baby & Rojas

August 28th, 2009

If you live in the London or Wingham communities and you sustain any damage to your braces, we can help you more effectively if you can tell us exactly which piece is in trouble! Here’s a handy diagram and corresponding list of all the parts that make up your braces. Give Drs. Baby & Rojas a call at 519-675-0330 to schedule an appointment!

Elastic Tie: Tiny rubber band that fits around the bracket to hold the archwire in place.

Archwire: The main wire that acts as a track to guide the teeth along. It's changed periodically throughout treatment, as teeth move to their new positions.

Loop in Archwire: Frequently used for closing space left by an extraction. Many archwires don't have a loop.

Bracket: Small attachment that holds the archwire in place. Most often, a bracket is cemented directly onto the tooth's surface, eliminating the need for a band.

Headgear Tube: Round, hollow attachment on the back bands. The inner bow of the headgear fits into it.

Coil Spring: Fits between brackets and over archwire to open space between teeth.

Tie Wire: Fine wire that is twisted around the bracket to hold the archwire in place.

Band: A thin ring of metal fitted around a tooth and cemented in place. The band provides a way to attach the brackets to the tooth.

Hook: Welded or removable arm to which elastics (rubber bands) are attached.

Elastic (Rubber Band): Small rubber band that is hooked between different points on the appliance to provide pressure to move the teeth.

--Drs. Baby & Rojas

Drs. Baby & Rojas Around the Web

August 14th, 2009

If you've ever visited our practice, you already know that Drs. Baby, Rojas and the rest of the team love connecting with their patients. We love the ability to communicate with all of you online too! Besides our web site and our blog, Drs. Baby & Rojas is on many other networks too!

* Share a video with us, or watch one of ours on YouTube

* Become a "fan" of Drs. Baby & Rojas on Facebook

* View and comment on our photos on MySpace

* Follow our tweets on Twitter

See you around the web!

--Drs. Baby, Rojas

When Are Two Phases of Treatment Necessary? From Drs. Baby and Rojas

August 7th, 2009

Usually patients in orthodontic treatment already have their permanent teeth – but in some cases we have to start treatment earlier, even before the patient’s permanent teeth come in. We call this “two-phase treatment.”

When we have patients with clear developmental problems at an early age, it’s best to start work when they are young, before the problems get bigger and more difficult to treat. Examples include an upper or lower jaw that is not growing correctly, or a mouth growing in a way that doesn’t leave enough room for all the permanent teeth to come in.

In these cases we will start early and do one round of treatment – phase one – while the patient still has “baby teeth.” Phase one usually does not involve braces, but can include a different type of appliance that helps the jaw grow into place properly, such as a retainer. We’ll follow up with phase two usually a few years later, when permanent the patient’s permanent teeth have come in. Phase two often does involve braces and sometimes headgear.

In order to catch early problems, we recommend that children have an orthodontic check-up no later than age seven (and so does the American Association of Orthodontics). However, if your dentist or pediatrician sees any sign that early treatment might be necessary, he or she may recommend your child visit an orthodontist even sooner. For more information about two-phase orthodontics, or to schedule a consultation with Drs. Baby & Rojas please call 1-800-920-9798 and visit our web site.

Is Invisalign® Really Customized for Each Patient?

July 30th, 2009

Yes, it is, and that’s part of what makes it work. To find out if you are the right candidate for Invisalign treatment, the first thing we do is to take an impression of your teeth as they are now and send off the impression to a lab to digitize it. Using special software, we look at the current positioning of your teeth and compare it to the way your teeth should look.

Next we use special software to map out the exact path your teeth will take from the beginning of your treatment to the end. Based on the results, a set of custom aligners are created just for your teeth. Throughout the course of treatment, you will be required to wear these clear, removable aligners one at a time; each one moving your teeth closer and closer to their final, perfectly aligned position. And since the aligners are virtually invisible, nobody around you will even know you are wearing braces!

Drs. Baby and Rojas are both certified Invisalign providers for Wingham and London Ontario. If you have questions about Invisalign, or would like to find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign treatment, give us a call at 1-800-920-9798.

Creating Aspiring Orthodontists, by Drs. Baby and Rojas

July 20th, 2009

To celebrate Oral Health Month, Drs. Baby and Rojas had some JK/SK students from a nearby school come and learn about what to expect when they visit an orthodontic office. They arrived by bus all bundled up ready to learn. The had a chance to tour all the rooms of our office and participate in a fun activity at each station.

They got to try on gloves and masks, were shown how the chairs and special lights work, saw what braces looks like and finished it all off with some airbrushed tattoos. The pictures say a thousand words, you can tell these kids had a great time. Our Kids Day 2009 was a huge success; We may have even inspired some future orthodontists!

--Drs. Baby and Rojas

Drs. Baby and Rojas Are On Twitter, Are You?

July 13th, 2009

As you may know, Drs. Baby and Rojas are involved on many different social network sites. Whether you are reading this blog, finding us on Facebook, "friending" us on Myspace, watching us on Youtube, or following us on Twitter, we love to connect with you online!

Twitter has been mentioned in the news a lot recently, and we want to encourage you to join the fun! Drs. Baby and Rojas have been "tweeting" for over a month now, and we would love to see you on Twitter too! Be sure to visit our twitter profile to hear all about the great things going on at our offices, and feel free to ask us a question or leave a comment too!

See you there!

-Drs. Baby & Rojas

Welcome Nicole From Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas's Office!

July 7th, 2009


We want to take a moment to recognize the latest addition to our London Braces team!

Nicole joined our office in May to work as a Level II Certified Dental Assistant,
you may have already seen her around the office. She has taken over for Tricia, who although is still a member of our team, is now working behind the scenes on technical and administrative duties. Nicole graduated from Fanshawe College in 2008 and has been working in the field of orthodontics since then. We welcome Nicole and are very pleased to have her as a part of our team at Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas's office.

Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas Patient Testimonials

July 6th, 2009

The orthodontic practices of Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas provide quality orthodontic care in Wingham and London, Ontario, take a look at what our patients have to say!

It's a really caring open environment, and I like the electronic check-in, the architecture and design of the building is very current, and there are great magazines, newspapers and games in the office for families that are waiting. Also, Drs. Baby and Rojas are very professional and easygoing, and make you feel very comfortable and welcome. ~ Cynthia O.

The office is great at accommodating erratic schedules with flexible appointment times. The service has been top quality and we are very satisfied with the results. David's teeth look great now that the braces are finally off. ~ Larry P.

My son feels comfortable going there, and I am always informed about how my son's teeth are progressing. ~ Wendy B.

Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas are extremely friendly and make my son feel at ease. They let him know exactly what they are going to do before they do it and they are honest with him. ~ Debbie D.

The friendly and organized atmosphere at the office and they made my daughter's smile even more beautiful! ~ Natalie H.

Congratulations Jesse from Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas

June 29th, 2009


Congrats to our Wingham patient Jesse P. He is the winner of our Father's Day Contest! He guessed the correct amount of Canadian Tire money in the jar! For his winning guess he won his Dad a Gift Certificate to Canadian Tire. Way to go Jesse!

--Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas

Dr. Baby Had a Temporary Anchorage Device Installed!

June 19th, 2009


Last Summer, Dr. Paula Baby had a Temporary Anchorage Device placed at a seminar. She wanted to show how simple the process is and how small the TAD is. You can hardly notice it! Check out the whole album on our MySpace page!

Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas Are On Twitter

June 15th, 2009


Dr. Paula Baby and Dr. Jaimie Rojas are now on Twitter! We are tweeting under the name BabyRojasOrtho. Follow us! We want to keep you updated on all the latest with our practice as we continue to serve the residents of London and Wingahm, Ontatio!

Father's Day Contest at Dr. Paula Baby and Dr. Jaime Rojas's Office

June 9th, 2009

Father's Day is coming up real soon here and at Dr. Paula Baby and Dr. Jaime Rojas's Office, we want to help you celebrate!
So we created a Father's Day Contest. All you have to do is guess the amount of Canadian Tire money in the jar at our office.

The jar is located on Kristin's desk. The closest guess wins a $50.00 Gift Certificate to Canadian Tire. Your dad will be so excited!

Father's Day is June 21, so hurry in now to Dr. Paula Baby and Dr. Jaime Rojas's Office!

Dr. Rojas Got Invisalign!

May 29th, 2009

Dr. Rojas got Invisalign. Here are a few pictures to show the process of placing attachments and Dr. Rojas with his first Invisalign tray. You can view the complete photo album on our facebook and myspage pages! Some patient's Invisalign treatment will require the use of "attachments." Attachments are small tooth-colored dots of dental bonding material that are bonded to selected surfaces of certain teeth. The idea is that the placement of the attachments provides an anchor point on teeth around which an Invisalign aligner can firmly grasp. This allows the aligner to direct its forces to the tooth more effectively than it would otherwise be able to do.

London Braces Mother's Day Contest Contest Winners

May 21st, 2009


We at Dr. Paula Baby and Dr. Jaime Rojas' office want to congratulate the winners of our Mother's Day Contest.
Amanda and Lauren Highley won a basket from Bath and Body works.

They gave it to their mom on Mother's Day, and she was so thrilled! We are very excited for them!

Thank you to everyone who submitted a ballot. Our Father's Day Contest details will be posted soon.

--Dr. Paula Baby and at Dr. Jaime Rojas

Before and After Photos of Orthodontic Patients in London and Wingham, Ontario

May 14th, 2009

Before...

Dr. Paula Baby and Dr. Jaime Rojas perform exceptional orthodontic work. Just check out these before and after pictures!

...and After!

Look at that smile!

Check Out This Great Orthodontic Work by Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas

May 7th, 2009


At Dr. Paula Baby and Dr. Jaime Rojas's office, we offer superior orthodontic work to all of our patients.

So much so that our hygienist, Kim, wanted to get her own set of braces! Check out our Facebook page for the complete photo shoot.

Congratulations Kim!

Brandi's New Little Boy -- London and Wingham Ontario Orthodontists

April 27th, 2009


We at Dr. Paula Baby and Dr. Jaime Rojas's office are excited to announce that Brandi, one of our hygienists from our Wingham location, had a baby on February 1st! Her new addition is a little boy whom she named Husdon. Mom and baby are doing great.

Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas Throw a Bowling Bash To Celebrate Their Great Team

April 14th, 2009


At Dr. Paula Baby and Dr. Jaime Rojas' Orthodontic practices in London and Wingham Ontario, we want to show our appreciation. Appreciation to our fabulous staff who keep our practices running smoothly. And appreciation to our great referring doctors who send us patients in need of orthodontic treatment.

So we hosted our first annual Bowling Party on April 2, 2009!

To show their team spirit, each office picked a theme and bowled their hearts out in costume for a chance to win some great prizes.

We hope everyone had a great time and we at Dr. Paula Baby and Dr. Jaime Rojas' office look forward to next year!

Exciting Mother's Day Contest at Dr. Paula Baby and Dr. Jaime Rojas's Office

April 6th, 2009

At Dr. Paula Baby and Dr. Jaime Rojas's Office, we have a fun new contest! Want to show your Mom how great she it? Then enter our Mother’s Day Contest and you could win a gift from Bath and Body Works.

Our contest is called "How well do you know our web site?" All you need to do is go to our web site and answer five (5) questions about our practice.

The questions are:

1. How many staff members do we have at our offices?
Answer: _______________________________

2. Where are our two (2) offices located?
Answer: _______________________________

3. How many games are there on our web site for you to play?
Answer: _______________________________

4. How often should you brush your teeth while you have braces?

Answer: _______________________________

5. What are the two types of braces offered at our offices?

Answer: _______________________________

Once you answer the questions, bring them into one of our offices and your name will be entered in a drawing for a $50 Bath and Body Works gift certificate.

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Welcome To Our Blog! -- Dr. Paula Baby and Dr. Jaime Rojas

March 30th, 2009

Welcome to the blog of Dr. Paula Baby and Dr. Jaime Rojas!

We will use this blog to bring you up-to-date information on our practice and the ever-evolving field of orthodontics. We will answer questions about your teeth and share our own and our patients' experiences. To start with, here is a little bit about our practice.

We have two conveniently located offices in Ontario and offer our patients the latest in orthodontic treatment and care while providing a compassionate and personable environment.

We specialize in orthodontics for children and adults and create custom treatment plans to meet your individual needs. We offer Damon self-ligating braces, Invisalign®, temporary anchorage devices (TADs), lingual braces, and digital radiography.

If you have questions about your orthodontic treatment or just want some general information, give us a call or come by for a visit. We'd love to chat with you.

Meet Our Caring Orthodontic Team

March 17th, 2009

Administrative Staff

Susan
Treatment Coordinator

I have been working in the dental field for 18 years with a nursing background in Obstetrics. As a treatment coordinator my job is to help you get started with your orthodontic experience and I will likely be the first staff member you meet at your first visit. In my spare time I enjoy golfing, scrap booking and spending time with my grandchildren and husband. If you have any questions about our office I can be reached at txcord@londonbraces.com.


Kristin
Appointment/Treatment Coordinator

I joined Drs. Baby and Rojas in May of 2006. I have 12 years experience in dentistry. I love the orthodontic environment as well as working with our exceptional team. As an Appointment and Treatment Coordinator I enjoy booking appointments for patients and advising new patients in what is involved in starting treatment with us. My spare time is spent with my little boy and going to all of his activities. If you have any questions about our office I can be reached at orthoinfo@londonbraces.com.


Clinical Staff

Darlene
Certified Level II Dental Assistant

I joined the Drs. Baby and Rojas team in May of 2007 bringing with me 28 years of experience in the dental field. As a Certified Level II Assistant my role is to develop records with new patients and follow their progression while aiding the team. I really am enjoying watching all those smiles unravelling from appointment to appointment! My role is also important behind the scenes where I love to perform laboratory procedures that involve setting up for your braces and retaining those new smiles. When I am not in the office you can find me at the gym, gardening and spending time with my new grandson, Logan.


Tricia
Certified Level II Dental Assistant

I'm Tricia Perks and I completed the Dental Assistanting Program at Algonquin College in 2000. I have had the pleasure of working with Drs. Baby and Rojas since 2002. I am recently back from an extended maternity leave after having triplets in 2005. I am thrilled with the advancements that have occurred in orthodontic technology and I am happy to be back helping patients gain confidence through their smiles.


Lenny
Registered Dental Hygienist

I am a Registered Dental Hygienist and have been a proud member of Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas's team since 2003. Our goal is to help you achieve a beautiful smile in a caring and professional environment, and I really enjoy being able to support you on this exciting journey. It is very rewarding for me to see your improved smile at the end of treatment. In fact, both myself AND my husband were inspired to receive treatment with the Damon braces! So if you have any questions about life with braces, please ask me!


Kim
Registered Dental Hygienist

I am a Registered Dental Hygienist, and have been working in the field of dentistry since 2001, previously as a Dental Assistant within a general practice. I was very excited to join Dr. Baby, Dr. Rojas and their professional and friendly team in July 2006, after completing the Dental Hygiene program at Durham College. I have thoroughly enjoyed working in the field of dentistry, especially orthodontics and look forward to helping people achieve a healthy smile. When I am not at the office I can be found roller-blading, snowboarding, relaxing in the sun on the beach, or spending time with family and friends.


Corinne
Registered Dental Hygienist

I am a Registered Dental Hygienist with experience in orthodontics since 2002. I have had the privilege of being a part of Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas’s orthodontic team since 2005. I really enjoy helping children, teens and adults go through the process to a happier, healthier smile. While not at work, I look forward to spending my time with my husband and 3 beautiful children.