orthodontist london wingham goderich

Happy New Year

December 31st, 2018

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

Make them count!


#happynewyear2018 #chances #babyrojasortho

When to see an orthodontist?

August 1st, 2018

When is it time to visit the orthodontist?


#whentovisitorthodontist #babyrojasortho

We've gone PLATINUM! London Invisalign Provider

July 26th, 2018

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

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

#invisalign #wetreatthewholefamily #babyrojasorthodontics #clear #norefferalneeded

We Treat Your Whole Family - London, Ontario Orthodontists

July 7th, 2018

We treat the whole family!

No dentist referral ever needed.

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

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

 

#babyrojasortho #certifiedorthodonticspecialists #londonbraces #londonontarioorthodontist #letourfamilytreatyourfamily

Kim - Celebrating 10 Years at Baby and Rojas Orthodontics

April 24th, 2018

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

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

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

March 19th, 2018

Meet Deanna - Office Manager for Team Baby and Rojas Orthodontics

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

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

#babyrojasortho #meetdeanna #officemanger

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

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.

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.

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

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

See What Patients are Saying!

November 8th, 2014

Throwback Thursday!

November 6th, 2014

TBT! Things sure have changed for the better!

Follow Us on Instagram!

November 2nd, 2014

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

Boo-thache!!!

October 29th, 2014

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

Wedding Smiles

May 26th, 2014

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


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


Meet Josh Our Patient With a Cause!

May 25th, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why you should choose an orthodontist!

May 21st, 2014

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

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

We are off to Goderich today!

April 16th, 2014

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

www.londonbraces.com

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


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!


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

October 23rd, 2013

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

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

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

October 22nd, 2013

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

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

Post Adjustment Foods

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

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

Foods to Avoid

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 21st, 2013

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

www.facebook.com/londonbraces

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

October 15th, 2013

Our Office is Going PINK!

October 7th, 2013

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

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

Before and After Braces Photo Album

June 4th, 2013

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

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

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


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

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.

The Cinderella Project!

January 27th, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.londoncinderellaproject.com

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

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

Difference Between an Orthodontist and Dentist!

January 7th, 2013

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

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

Holiday Office Hours

December 19th, 2012

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

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

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!

Ask Drs. Baby & Rojas: “I got my braces. Now what?

November 14th, 2011


We love when patients ask us that question! Now that you’re wearing braces, it’s just as important to maintain a good oral hygiene regimen as you did before before orthodontic treatment began.

Braces are known to trap food particles and make it difficult to brush or remove plaque, which is why Drs. Baby and Rojas recommend that you brush and floss after every meal. We also encourage you to use a proxabrush to help with the smaller areas where your toothbrush doesn’t reach. We encourage the use of fluoride rinse as well; ask Drs. Baby or Rojas for a recommendation.

When your braces are initially placed, your teeth are likely to be very sensitive. You may experience discomfort for up to 3 or 5 days, which is why we encourage you to eat soft foods during that time. Remember, the less pressure you put on your teeth, the less discomfort you will have.

You may also be thinking, “Okay, so what can I eat?” We would encourage you to avoid eating sticky, hard, crunchy or chewy snacks that can stick to your teeth.

Drs. Baby and Rojas will tell you it’s crucial to regularly check your braces for bent or loose wires and brackets. In the event of a loose/broken wire or bracket, please call one of our offices immediately to schedule an appointment for repair.

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!

You're Never Too Old to Treat Yourself to a New Smile!

January 14th, 2011


Did you know one in every five orthodontic patients is an adult? We’re living longer and technology is improving, making orthodontic treatment an appealing and safe option for patients of all ages. As the trend toward treatment later in life grows, we’re seeing braces on parents as well as children – and even adult celebrities such as Tom Cruise, Gwen Stefani and Nicholas Cage have shown off their braces. It’s never too late to look and feel your best!

Can Braces Work for Adults?

People of all ages can benefit from orthodontic treatment. The physical process for moving teeth is the same, young or old, which means it is never too late to address issues such as an overbite or underbite, crooked or crowded teeth, or jaw disorders.

How Do I Get Started?

If you’re considering orthodontic treatment, we’ll make a consultation appointment with you. During this meeting we will perform a general assessment of your oral health, discuss options for treatment, and answer any questions you may have. We will also discuss matters of cost and insurance. The next step is an orthodontic records appointment in which we take x-rays, photos, and an impression of your teeth. This information drives your unique treatment plan.

What Are the Benefits?

Straightening your teeth can improve your smile, your self-esteem, and your dental health. Technologically advanced new treatments make it easier to identify the option that best fits your lifestyle. Modern techniques and materials have made braces and aligners more effective, comfortable and unobtrusive than ever.

If you think you might benefit from orthodontic treatment, get in touch with us so we may set up a consultation to determine what type of treatment best meets your needs.

Preparing for Cold and Flu Season, from Drs. Baby & Rojas

January 7th, 2011

It’s that time of year to start thinking about protecting yourself and your family from the flu. Here are some simple steps you can take to help yourself avoid colds and the flu this season.

• Wash your hands before and after brushing
• Allow the brush to air dry after each use, harmful bacteria dies after being exposed to oxygen
• Store the toothbrush in an upright position to allow water to drain and dry faster
• Replace toothbrush after every cold or flu or every 3-4 months when bristles appear worn

To promote a healthy and clean environment, we and our team give a great deal of attention to sanitation and sterilization in our office at all times, as well as following all requirements for sterilizing instruments and work surfaces.

For the protection of other patients and our staff, we always ask that patients reschedule their appointments if they have any type of cold or illness that can infect others.

Hope this helps and give us a call if you have any questions! Stay healthy!

Make 2011 the year to improve your oral health

December 28th, 2010

Many folks consider the beginning of a new year a time to not only reflect on the year that was, but also to set personal goals for the upcoming year. How are you planning to improve your health and happiness in 2011? Dr. Rojas, Dr. Baby and our team recommend that you make a New Year’s resolution to benefit your oral health!

It is important that New Year’s resolutions are reasonable and attainable, and that they improve your overall quality of life—for example, did you know that flossing every day is the very best way to prevent periodontal, or gum, disease? Using a straw when drinking sugary beverages can also help prevent cavities. There are many small steps that you can take to prevent cavities, oral infections and bad breath.
Be sure to give us a call if you need a few suggestions on ways to improve your oral health, or visit this helpful article from our friends at the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). After all, we know your oral health is about more than just a beautiful smile.

Happy New Year!

What is your New Year’s Resolution?

December 22nd, 2010

The 2010 holiday season is upon us, and our team would like to wish all our patients and their families the merriest of holidays and best wishes for the New Year.

We thought we’d ask: what was memorable about 2010 for you, and what are you looking forward to in 2011? Do you have a new year's resolution, or any exciting plans for the coming year?

Have a safe and happy New Year!

Insignia Delivers Custom-Made Damon Braces

December 17th, 2010

Ask us about this exciting new technology on your next visit to our office!

Video- Digital Braces

December 10th, 2010

Check out this video on 3D technology in orthodontics. Pretty cool to see how far orthodontics has advanced over the years!

Help Us Reach Our Food Bank Goal This Holiday Season!

December 1st, 2010

With Christmas just around the corner we want to do our part and support our community. For the 2nd year we are accepting donations for the London Food Bank. We have a goal of 150 non-perishable food items. Please help us reach our goal! We are accepting donations from now until December 20th. Thank you so much for your continued support! Items currently needed by the London Food Bank include:

-powdered or canned milk

-canned beans in tomato sauce

-canned tuna, salmon

-canned fruit

-canned vegetables

-canned juice

-rice, pasta (uncooked)

-macaroni & cheese dinner

-canned tomatoes / pasta sauce

-baby food (jars, cereals, cookies)

-baby formula

-individually packaged healthy snack foods

-canned stew

What puts you at ease at our office?

November 22nd, 2010

Dr. Baby, Dr. Rojas and team understand not everyone enjoys visiting their orthodontist. But we strive to bring you the best and most comforting experience at each visit. We’d like to know: What is it about our team that makes you comfortable or puts you at ease? Is it something about our pleasant office environment? Our friendly staff or doctors?

Let us know by posting here or by giving us a call!

Staying connected with Our Team

November 17th, 2010


At our London, Wingham, and Goderich offices, we embrace technology, whether it’s through the innovative treatments we offer, our high-tech web site or our Facebook fan page. As you can probably tell, we love connecting with our patients online, whether it’s by sharing news on our blog or communicating ideas on our fan page. For social media to work, we understand that conversation is vital, and that’s why we invite you to join in and tell us what’s on your mind. Although social networks are hugely popular these days, we know they’re unpredictable and ever-changing.

While we take a little time to research how to best use social media, we thought we’d ask you, our loyal patients: How would you like us to use our social networks? What would you like us to share on our blog? Please post your thoughts or give us a call!

Ask Us: Who benefits from braces?

November 12th, 2010


Braces aren’t just for pre-adolescents and teenagers anymore! Our team will tell you that anyone, at any age, can benefit from orthodontic treatment, whether it’s correcting a problem not treated in your younger years, or catching a problem early.

To ensure the best overall treatment, the Canadian Association of Orthodontists, or CAO, recommends that children receive an orthodontic consultation as early as age seven. If a problem is evident, taking action early can spare a lot of treatment and expense down the road.

If you never received orthodontic treatment when you were young, don’t worry! You’re never too old for a beautiful smile. Set up an appointment for a consultation and find out how adult orthodontics will transform your smile, as well as your life!

Give us a call today at 1-800-920-9798!

Age 7 is the magic number for an orthodontic check-up

November 4th, 2010

Many parents assume they must wait until their child has all of his or her permanent teeth to see Drs. Baby & Rojas for a consultation, only to discover treatment would have been much easier if started earlier. Did you know the Canadian Association of Orthodontists recommends that every child have an orthodontic check-up no later than age seven?

That’s right—seven.

Ok, so what’s so great about age seven, you ask? Enough permanent teeth have arrived for our team to make a determination about whether any problems are present. The first molars have come in, providing an opportunity to check for malocclusion, or “bad bite.” Also, the incisors have begun to come in, and problems such as crowding, deep bites and open bites can be detected.

Orthodontic evaluation at an early age provides one of two positive outcomes: For some, early identification or problems will lead to easier or shorter orthodontic treatment in the future. For others, a healthy prognosis will provide immediate peace of mind.

Early evaluation, of course, may signal a need for early treatment. For some children, early treatment can prevent physical and emotional trauma. Aside from spurring on years of harmful teasing, misaligned teeth are also prone to injury and are detrimental to good oral hygiene. So, if your child is nearing his or her seventh birthday, give us a call at our London, Wingham, or Goderich orthodontic offices to schedule an appointment.

A few Halloween safety tips

October 29th, 2010


Trick-or-treat! In the spirit of October’s sweet and spooky holiday, Halloween, Drs. Baby & Rojas would like to remind all of our patients to be safe while celebrating with friends and family. Below are some tips for trick-or-treaters to ensure a ghoulishly good time.

A few Halloween safety guidelines:

• Young children should always be accompanied by an adult
• Carry a flashlight
• Wear a light-colored or reflective costume
• Choose face paint over masks for young ghosts and goblins
• Have an adult inspect all treats before the children dig in

Many treats can cause havoc for trick-or-treaters who are going through orthodontic treatment. If you happen to damage your braces, please give our staff a call immediately. Typically, small problems can be solved over the phone.

We wish you all a happy, safe, and spooky Halloween!

A Great Braces Friendly Halloween Recipe

October 21st, 2010


Our team know how tempting this time of the year can be on our sweet tooth. With all of the caramel, candy corn, and lollipops that are often passed around to trick-or-treaters, we realize that it can sometimes be hard to find hard, chewy, sticky, and crunchy candy alternatives.

However, there is good news! Today, we would like to share a great braces-friendly Halloween recipe with all of our patients, courtesy of “The Braces Cookbook” by Pamela Waterman. This Spider Bites recipe is delicious, and provided that you remember to brush and floss after indulging, this is a cookie that won’t bite back!

Spider Bites

Ingredients:

• 1 cup shortening
• 1 cup sugar
• 2 Tbsp. water
• 1 Tsp. vanilla
• 2 eggs
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• ½ cup cocoa
• 1 Tsp. salt
• ½ Tsp. baking powder
• 1 package black rope licorice, cut into 1-inch pieces**
• 1 small tube of white (or color of choice) frosting
• Toothpicks

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine shortening, sugar, water, and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Add eggs into the mixture and blend. Slowly mix in flour, cocoa, salt and baking powder using low-medium speed. Drop tablespoon helpings of mixture onto ungreased cookie sheets and roll each helping into a ball.

Bake 9 minutes at 375 degrees. The batch should produce around three dozen cookies.

Let cookies cool for about 10 minutes. Then using a toothpick, create four small holes in either side of the cookie. Still using the toothpick, push one end of a piece of the cut licorice into each hole, creating the “legs” of the spider. Once all eight pieces are in place, create eyes or decorate at will using the white frosting. Then eat and enjoy!

**Licorice can sometimes stick to braces; parents should monitor

Keeping Up with the Latest in Sterlization Techniques

October 15th, 2010

A safe environment for our patients and team members is a big part of our goal here at the orthodontic practice of Drs. Baby & Rojas. We strive to use the highest quality, safest materials and procedures with our patients, to ensure you have a healthy and pain free experience at our office. Another area of our efforts in safety revolves around sterilization. Our staff is up on the latest technologies in sterilization, and continue to take educational courses to ensure we are doing everything possible to keep our patients and ourselves safe.

Questions about our sterilization or safety procedures? Give us a call!

The importance of retainers

October 7th, 2010


If you recently completed treatment, we’d like to congratulate you! Now that your braces have been removed, we will provide—or have provided you—with retainers. After braces are removed, teeth can shift out of position if they are not stabilized. Retainers provide that stabilization. They are designed to hold teeth in their corrected, ideal positions until the bones and gums adapt to the treatment changes. Wearing retainers exactly as instructed is the best insurance that the treatment improvements last for a lifetime. Here are some things to remember when you receive your retainers:

* Wear your retainers full time, until the doctor instructs otherwise. Wearing your retainers at night ensures that your pearly whites won’t relapse.
* Take your retainers out when eating...and always put retainers in their case! (Most appliances are lost in school lunch rooms or restaurants.)
* Clean retainers thoroughly once a day with a toothbrush and only a small amount of toothpaste. Use warm but not hot water.
* When retainers are not in your mouth they should ALWAYS be in a retainer case.
* Retainers are breakable, so treat them with care. If retainers are lost or broken, give us a call immediately.
* Remove retainers when swimming or during any sporting activity in which the retainers could fall out and get broken or lost (cheerleading, basketball, etc.) or when you should be wearing a mouth guard (football, soccer, etc.).

We hope this helps! You can always contact our team if you have any questions!

Orthodontic fun facts, from Drs. Baby & Rojas

September 30th, 2010

Everyone loves fun facts. Fun, fun, fun! The American Association of Orthodontists, or AAO, has come up with some fun facts about orthodontics that our team thought you might enjoy.

• There are nearly 4 million people in orthodontic treatment throughout the United States. Three out of four are younger than 18.
• The first mechanical treatment for correcting irregular teeth was suggested by Gaius Plinius Secundus (A.D 23-79).
• The American Association of Orthodontists is comprised of more than 12,000 members in the United States, Canada and abroad.
• The time required to complete orthodontic treatment ranges from 12 to 36 months depending on the nature and severity of the problem.
• Of the 160,000 dentists in the United States and Canada, 8,000 are practicing orthodontists.
• The cement that attaches the braces to the teeth is now made with a special fluoride-releasing substance.
• Wires activated by body heat used in today's braces originally were developed by NASA for use in the space program.
• In addition to alleviating or preventing physical health problems, orthodontics can boost self-esteem as treatment aligns teeth, jaws and lips.
• Famous orthodontic patients include: Dr. Joyce Brothers, Hale Irwin, Cher, Diana Ross, Phyllis Diller, Chelsea Clinton, Whoopi Goldberg, Daisy Fuentes and yes, even Justin Bieber!

Celebrities get braces, too!

September 17th, 2010

Did you know that back in 2002, Tom Cruise had braces? During this time, he was 40 years old and filmed Minority Report, Austin Powers in Goldmember and the Last Samurai. Check out his smile in Jerry Maguire, Rain Man or The Firm and compare to the post-braces Tom Cruise in Valkyrie or Tropic Thunder. The fact is, movie stars need to look their best for the silver screen, and it wouldn't be possible without orthodontists like Drs. Baby & Rojas!

In fact, lots of stars on the silver screen have had orthodontic treatment. Check out this slideshow of famous faces with braces. If you’ve thought about getting the perfect smile you’ve always wanted, please give us a call!

Corinne Gets Insignia Braces!

September 10th, 2010


Corinne, one of our hygienists in our London office got braces. To put her braces on we used Insignia. Insiginia is a high tech treatment option that can give patients a truly customized smile. With Insignia, we are able to use special orthodontic software to give you precise results in less time!

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

Be sure to ask Corinne about her experience with braces on your next visit!

Ask Us: What can Invisalign® do for my oral health?

September 1st, 2010

When considering treatment options, patients often ask us how Invisalign treatment is so different than traditional braces. Well, there are more reasons to smile about Invisalign than you may know. Invisalign is a series of removable aligners that are nearly invisible, and besides straightening your teeth, can improve your oral health. Here’s how:

Healthy gums: Straight teeth allow a close fit for gums. This lessens the gum stress that is caused by crowded or widely spaced teeth, thus also reducing red and swollen gums.

Easy cleaning: Invisalign is removable, therefore brushing and flossing is easier and you are able to maintain a healthy mouth. These habits are vital to avoiding tooth decay, plaque and even gum disease.

Improved speech and chewing: Properly-aligned teeth don’t have the discomfort or compound speech impediments that can be caused by crowded teeth or a deteriorating jawbone.

If you have any questions about Invisalign, just ask us the next time you’re in for an appointment at our London, Wingham or Goderich offices! Or, you may post your question on our Facebook page! You can also read this article for more information on Invisalign and your oral health.

Your pal, fluoride

August 26th, 2010

There are so many ways you protect your teeth throughout your orthodontic treatment. You brush your teeth twice a day, floss regularly and protect your mouth and appliances from being damaged. But did you know there is another, often forgotten about, way to keep your teeth clean and healthy during your treatment? Fluoride – a mineral that helps prevent cavities and tooth decay – can help keep your teeth strong! Fluoride comes in two varieties: topical and systemic. Topical fluoride is applied directly to the tooth. Topical fluoride includes toothpastes and mouth rinses. Systemic fluorides are swallowed in the form of a dietary supplement.

Fluoride used in the dentist/orthodontists’ office is often times a stronger concentration than in toothpaste or mouthwash, but is available at some drug stores or a pharmacy (ask your doctor how to purchase professional strength fluoride). A fluoride treatment typically takes just a few minutes. After the treatment patients may be asked not to rinse, eat or drink for at least 30 minutes in order to allow the teeth to absorb the fluoride. Depending on your oral health or doctor’s recommendation, you may be required to have a fluoride treatment every three, six or 12 months. Your doctor may also prescribe a fluoride product such as mouthwashes, gels or antibacterial rinses for at-home treatment.

Regular checkups are essential in maintaining good oral health

August 19th, 2010

Are you brushing your teeth twice a day during your orthodontic treatment? If yes, that’s great! But, don’t forget that it’s also important for you to visit your dentist every six months in addition to brushing your teeth and flossing (and visiting our office, of course). Regular dental checkups are important for maintaining good oral health.

Your general dentist can check for problems that might not be seen or felt, detect cavities and early signs of decay, treat oral health problems early and show you how to properly brush and floss your teeth.

During an oral exam your dentist can check the health of your mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks and tongue. Checkups will also include a thorough teeth cleaning and polishing. If you have not been to the dentist in the last six months, let us know during your next visit and we will provide a few great references in the greater London, Wingham and Goderich, ON areas!

Distinguishing the myths and facts about orthodontics, from Drs. Baby & Rojas

August 12th, 2010

Trust us when we say Drs. Baby & Rojas and our staff know there are quite a few myths about orthodontics (and orthodontists) floating around these days. But before you buy into those myths, we think you should get the facts! Our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists set the record straight (no pun intended) and have provided some information that sheds some light on the myths and facts of orthodontics. We encourage you to check them out today!

If you have any questions about orthodontics or your treatment here , feel free to give us a call.

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

August 6th, 2010

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

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

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

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

Thanks to Invisalign®, mom and dad can have a perfect smile, too! From Drs. Baby & Rojas

July 28th, 2010

Hey parents! You’ve taken your kids to our office to straighten their smiles, but what about yours? If you've been wanting to improve your smile , our team can help! We are specially trained to offer an adult-friendly option for straightening teeth called Invisalign.

This course of treatment consists of a set of clear aligners that are molded to fit your teeth using a proprietary technology. You wear them all day and night, except for meals, brushing, and flossing – when you can easily slip them out to make eating and cleaning a snap!

Because they're clear, your teeth will be steadily straightening – and no one will know it but you!

Please give us a call to set up a consultation, so that we can discuss the specifics of your treatment, and determine if Invisalign will work for you.

Am I too old for braces?

July 16th, 2010

Recently, our staff at Drs. Baby & Rojas orthodontic office read a fascinating statistic: the number of adults getting braces has actually climbed 24 percent since 1996! Yes, braces help make your pearly whites strong, healthy and perfectly-aligned, but perhaps another reason for the spike in adult braces is this: people want to look and feel great. In an age—and society—where looks matter as much as anything, and at a time when evenly-aligned and sparkling teeth might be the difference between getting a job or a promotion, adults are choosing—wisely, we might add—to invest in orthodontics. Orthodontic treatment with us can be successful at any age, and adults especially appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile.

If you’ve been thinking about getting that perfect smile, we would love to have you visit for a consultation in our London, Wingham, or new Goderich office. Please give us a call to set one up!

Meet Jill, New Team Member in Wingham & London, ON

June 21st, 2010


Hi, I am Jill. I have been working in the dental field for over 15 years, 11 of those years in orthodontics. My family recently moved to London from Edmonton so now I have joined this great dental team. You will see me in both the London and Wingham offices working with the clinical staff. I have two children who are so much fun. When I am not at work I hate to exercise, I love to do way too many crafts (I can't seem to get them all done), and I am working on my cooking skills ~ which is why I need to exercise.

Meet Holly, Dental Assistant and New Team Member

June 16th, 2010


My name is Holly and I am a certified level II dental assistant. Since completing the dental assistant program in 2005, I have worked in general and pediatric dentistry. I started with Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas in the spring of 2010 and I am very excited to be a part of their orthodontic team. My role as a dental assistant is to obtain new patient records and assist the other members of the clinical team in any way possible. I look forward to helping you achieve a new, beautiful smile. When I am not at work, I enjoy quality family time with my boyfriend Jaime and our daughter, Ava.

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!

Second Annual Doctor and Staff Appreciation Bowling Night

May 14th, 2010

At the orthodontic practice of Drs. Jaime Rojas and Paula Baby, we have so much to be thankful for when it comes to our wonderful doctors and talented staff. So we wanted to show our appreciation of the team, along with all the local referring doctors who send us patients in need of orthodontic treatment to our London, Wingham, or Goderich offices. We held our second annual appreciation night at the local bowling alley, and have posted a ton of fun photos on our Facebook page, check them out here.

Each office picked a costume theme, and competed for prizes. We hope everyone had a great time and we at Dr. Paula Baby and Dr. Jaime Rojas' office look forward to next year!

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!

Photo of our new Goderich, ON orthododontic office

April 16th, 2010


A few weeks ago we announced our new office, but several patients have been wanting to see a photo, so here it is! We are so excited to begin serving the Goderich community!

What is malocclusion? Drs. Baby & Rojas Explain!

April 9th, 2010

Malocclusion, or what we calls “bad bite,” is the improper alignment of teeth and/or jaws. When your teeth and jaws are not properly aligned, it may impact your bite, the ability to properly care for your teeth, your gum tissue health and even your appearance.

Most people experience some degree of malocclusion, but it generally is not severe enough to require corrective measures. If your malocclusion is serious enough, however, treatment with Drs. Baby & Rojas may be necessary to correct the issue.

We will tell you that untreated malocclusion can lead undesirable mouth problems, including tooth decay, gum disease, chipped and cracked teeth. The most common solution for malocclusion, of course, is orthodontic treatment. The actual course of treatment, including the length of time you will require braces, will be determined by severity of your malocclusion. The goal of your treatment is to move your teeth into the proper position and correct any misalignment in the jaw. If overcrowding is causing the problem, we may need to remove one or more teeth as part of treatment.

At our London and Wingham offices (and soon our new Goderich location), we use the most advanced technology in the field in order to ensure that you receive the best possible results. If you have any questions about malocclusion, please give us a call and we’ll try to answer any questions you may have.