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Season's Greetings from our Family to Yours

December 16th, 2018

Consumer Alert

December 5th, 2018

CONSUMER ALERT - Direct to customer orthodontics is out there. We encourage everyone to educate themselves on these types of companies if you are considering this option for your orthodontic care.

This link contains valuable information about “direct to customer orthodontics” and questions to ask if you are considering this option for your orthodontic treatment.

We encourage everyone to like and share this post to spread awareness and help educate regarding this matter.

https://www.aaoinfo.org/_/online-orthodontic-companies/

Will Your Teen Wear Their Invisalign Retainers?

November 21st, 2018

We get it. The conditions of your teen’s room make you wonder if they’re responsible enough to wear their Invisalign® clear aligners. Great news: Studies show teens wear their aligners the recommended 20-22 hours a day.*

Call us to schedule an Invisalign consultation for your teen today!

519-675-0330

#babyrojasortho #invisalignteen #invisalignprovider #londonontarioorthodontist

(*Based on “Effectiveness of a Compliance Indicator for Clear Aligners” study by Orhan C. Tuncay DMD, S. Jay Bowman DMD, Jonathan L. Nicozisis DMD, Brian D. Amy DDS. Data on file at Align Technology.)

Meet Brandi!

November 21st, 2018

This may be a familiar face for our Wingham and Goderich patients. Brandi is one of our hygienists who has been with our team since 2001. She is a great asset to our team. She had been through the orthodontic process as well, so if you have any questions about what you can expect while in braces feel free to ask her.

When Brandi is not in the office she is busy with her husband, stepson and two busy boys!

 

#babyrojasortho #meetbrandi #goderichorthodontist #winghamorthodontist

Our Team Went Blue in Support of World Diabetes Day

November 16th, 2018

Our team went BLUE in support of World Diabetes Day! Thank you to everyone who also wore blue in support of this day!

 

 


#diabetesday2018 #letsfightdiabetes #babyrojasortho

Orthodontic Wax

November 5th, 2018

How to use wax with braces.

#wax #orthodonticwax #londonbraces #babyrojasortho

Brush, Floss, Repeat - Halloween Candy

November 5th, 2018

With Halloween just a few days behind us we want to remind you the importance of brushing and flossing after those yummy sugary treats.

 

 

#babyrojasortho #brushflossrepeat #londonbraces

Halloween Spirit - Baby and Rojas Orthondontics

November 1st, 2018

Tyler sent us this picture of his Halloween costume! We love it!! Great idea Tyler.

We'd love to see your costume too. Feel free to share in comments.

Braces off for Heidi!

October 26th, 2018

Heidi is smiling a little bigger this week! Can you guess why?

Her braces came off!! That makes us all smile too!

#babyrojortho #bracesoff #londonbraces

National Pumpkin Day!

October 26th, 2018

It's National Pumpkin Day

If you have carved pumpkins we'd love to see them. Feel free to post them in the comments below.

 

#nationalpumpkinday #babyrojasortho

 

Halloween Monster Bash - We are Proud Supporters!

October 16th, 2018

Our office are proud sponsors of the "Halloween Monster Smash - Dance A-thon and Fun Fair." ? ? All pledges will be donated to "anova" (formerly the Womens Community Housing and Sexual Assualt Centre London).

This event is all ages with prices for best costume, has pumpkin painting contests, fun haunted house and much more! This free event is happening Sunday October 28th. If interested they ask that you pre-register at www.atplaydate.com.


#halloweenmonstersmash #freeevent #babyrojasortho #communityinvolvement #danceathon #anova

5 Patients Started Invisalign!

October 12th, 2018

WOW! 5 Patients started their Invisalign Journey today!

Clear Aligners such as Invisalign are a great alternative to traditional braces.

Call us to see if Invisalign is for you! 519-675-0330

#babyrojasortho #londonbraces #invisalign #invisalignproviderlondon

Invisalign Treatments

October 11th, 2018

Invisalign is for EVERYONE! Teens, adults and even celebrities. Check out this list of celebrities who took the Invisalign journey!

Did you know our doctors gained the Platinum Invisalign. Provider for 2018? Our team has the knowledge and experience to give you the smile you've always wanted.

https://www.orthodonticslimited.com/blog/celebrities-invisalign/

#invisalign #babyrojasotho #orthodonticspecialists #platinumprovider #welovetomakeyousmile

Happy Thanksgiving Day

October 8th, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving from our entire team! We hope you have a wonderful day celebrating with family and friends!

#happythanksgiving #babyrojasortho

Braces off!

October 2nd, 2018

Our patients Hayden, Ella and Kellsie will all be able to say this today!

We hope you all love your new smiles!


#babyrojasortho #debondday #nomorebraces #londonontarioorthodontist

Consider Invisalign? Check out how it's done

September 26th, 2018

Have you considered Invisalign, but not really sure how it works? Then check out this video :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLBMqs26Hac

#invisalign #babyrojasortho

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLBMqs26Hac

Patient Review

September 11th, 2018

We love hearing from our patients. We truly appreciate everyone who takes time to let us know how we are doing.

 

#babyrojasortho #patientreview

You Survived the First Week of School

September 9th, 2018

You did it! You've survived the first week back to school! We hope your first week went well and wish you all a great school year!

#backtoschool #weekone #yousurvived #babyrojasortho

Patient Portal

September 6th, 2018

Our team knows the importance of keeping in touch with us regarding upcoming appointments. Our office offers appointment reminders via text, voice and email.
You can log into our online patient portal 24/7 with your username and password to update your preferences.

While there you can even update the type of email communications you receive from our office.

https://patient-portal-prd-cluster-3.sesamecommunications.com/pbaby/index.html
If you need help setting up your account you can email tricia@londonbraces.com who will be happy to help!

#babyrojasortho #appointmentreminders #keepupdated

Happy Labour Day Weekend!

September 1st, 2018

We hope you all enjoy your weekend! #babyrojasortho #labourday2018

Happy Canada Day

July 1st, 2018

Happy Canada Day! We hope you enjoy your day! #happycanadaday #staycool #babyrojasortho

Schools out for Summer!

June 28th, 2018

Schools out for Summer! Who's this excited! #schoolsoutforsummer #whoohoo #babyrojasortho

 

Visit us for you Invisalign Needs - Baby and Rojas Orthodontics

June 20th, 2018

We offer Invisalign! Call today to start your orthodontic journey. #babyrojasortho #londonbraces #invisalign

Happy Father's Day

June 17th, 2018

Happy Father’s Day! #happyfathersday #babyrojasortho

Smile, it's Friday!

June 15th, 2018

Smile, it's Friday!

#babyrojasortho #smileitsfriday #londonontariobraces #orthodonticspecialists

Happy Monday!

June 11th, 2018

Life is better while smiling! Happy Monday everyone

#babyrojasortho #londonbraces. #londonontarioorthodontist

 

 

Happy Mother's Day

May 13th, 2018

Happy Mother's Day from Dr. Baby, Dr. Rojas and our orthodontic team.

Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.
— UNKNOWN

#mothersday #babyrojasortho

Jessica is Getting Hitched!

May 11th, 2018

The official countdown is on!! Jessica will be getting hitched in 9 days. Her and her finace Edray will be tying the knot in ARUBA on May 16th. Our team became "team bride" today in support of Jessica and her big day...

We wish you all the best Jessica and many many years of happiness! #teambride #allthebestjessica #jessicaandedray #tyingtheknot #aruba #babyrojasortho

Invisalign For Your Teen - Baby & Rojas Orthodontics

May 1st, 2018

Invisalign Teen allows teenagers to straighten their teeth without braces. Give us a call today to see if Invisalign Teen is right for your teenager! 519-675-0330 or visit us at www.babyrojasortho.ca

 

https://www.facebook.com/babyrojasortho/videos/10155297029616850/?hc_ref=ARSLNkHXROTChx1X2pYC4q6at6REUEPtZOENQcNqf_w8qlqAqG2RcaRj9LWAy69cqVU&fref=nf

Happy Earth Day

April 22nd, 2018

Happy Earth Day! #happyearthday #babyrojasortho

#humboldtstrong

April 12th, 2018

Thank you to all who wore their jerseys in support of The Humboldt Broncos today.

#humboldtstrong

World Down Syndrome Day Awareness! Show us your socks!

March 20th, 2018

Tomorrow is World Down Syndrome Day! To help bring awareness to this day, we encourage all our patients to wear the craziest socks you can find!

#lotsofsocks #wdsd2018 #babyrojasortho

Feel free to post your crazy sock pics! We'd love to see them :)


For more information on "Lots of Socks" check out

https://worlddownsyndromeday.org/lots-of-socks

Shoe Donations

March 13th, 2018

We are so thankful to everyone who brought in shoes for our shoe collection in support of Goodytwoshoes so far!

Our collection continues, so while cleaning out your closets this spring please consider donating your shoes. Our box is set up at our London office. If you visit our Goderich or Wingham offices we would be glad to accept your used shoes as well. Simply give them to one of our team members who will ensure they make it to our donation box in London!

We have been working with Bioped North London to help the Goodytwoshoes and Soles4Souls reach their goal of 1 MILLION pairs of shoes for those in need. EVERY PAIR COUNTS :)

http://www.bioped.com/giving-back/
#babyrojasortho #giveback #goody2shoes #soles4souls

Braces off for Kyle!

March 12th, 2018

Braces off for Kyle last week!! Let your new smile shine!!! #babyrojasortho #bracesoffday

Happy Valentine's Day

February 14th, 2018

Tooth be told, we LOVE our patients! We thank each and every one of you for being part of our orthodontic family.

#babyrojasorthodontics #londonbraces #babyrojasortho #happyvalentinesday

Best of Luck to our Canadian Athletes

February 10th, 2018

We wish all our Canadian Athletes the best of luck at the 2018 Winter Olympics! #gocanadago #winterolympics2018

Braces off for Melinda!

January 22nd, 2018

New SMILE revealed for Melinda today! We think we just made her Monday a little brighter! #wemakeyousmile #babyrojasortho #certifiedorthodontist #debonddayisthebestday

Fun in our Wingham Orthodontic Office

December 20th, 2017

Our team getting in the holiday spirit yesterday while in our Wingham location!!#babyrojasortho #feelingfestive #wingham

Happy Monday!

December 4th, 2017

Happy Monday from some our of team members! Who loves Mondays? #mondayscanbefun #happymonday #babyrojasortho

Giving Tuesday - Jessica

November 28th, 2017

Our team is showing their support today for #givingtuesday! Jessica will be donating food to the food bank! #amazing #givingtuesday #babyrojasorthodontics #babyrojasortho #giveback

World Kindess Day

November 13th, 2017

Today is World Kindness Day.

‘No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.’ – Aesop

Kindness, pass it on :)

#babyrojasortho #kindnessday #passiton #kindnessmatters

Vote for Us!

November 8th, 2017

Voting ends Thursday! We'd love it if you voted for us!
Just a reminder that Our London Reader’s Choice wants to hear from you! We’ve been nominated for the “ Dentist” category. Simply follow this link, click on health and wellness, then dentist and scroll down until you see “Dr. Paula Baby and Dr. Jaime Rojas –Orthodontists” – click nominate for your vote. You can vote DAILY! We appreciate you taking time to give us a vote! Voting ends November 9th at 11:59 pm.

https://readerschoice.ourlondon.ca/

Choose Your Treats Wisely!

October 25th, 2017

Hallowe'en is upon us. A friendly reminder for all patients wearing braces or other cemented orthodontic appliances.. Chose your treat wisely. Please try and avoid those crunchy, sticky, chewy treats. Your braces and your orthodontic team will thank you. #brokenbrackets #foodstoavoid #babyrojasortho

We've Been Nominated!

October 22nd, 2017

Our London Reader’s Choice wants to hear from you! We’ve been nominated for the “ Dentist” category.

Simply follow this link, click on health and wellness, then dentist and scroll down until you see “Dr. Paula Baby and Dr. Jaime Rojas –Orthodontists” – click nominate for your vote. You can vote DAILY!

We appreciate you taking time to give us a vote! Voting ends November 9th at 11:59 pm.

https://readerschoice.ourlondon.ca/

Two Patients Ending Their Orthodontic Journey and One Ending Theirs

October 19th, 2017

Exciting day for Keaton, Gilles and Haedon today! Keaton and Gilles will be ending their orthodontic journey and Haedon will be entering his! #braceson #bracesoff #babyrojasortho #exciting

Happy Thanksgiving

October 8th, 2017

We hope your weekend was great... . Just a friendly reminder to floss after your Thanksgiving's Day meal.. :) #thanksgiving2017 #thankful #babyrojasortho

Don't Forget to Brush

September 7th, 2017

School is back in and we know life can be a little bit hectic but we want to remind all patients in braces and other orthodontic appliances to remember to brush after lunch and snacks.. #brushflossrepeat #babyrojasortho #backtoschool

 

 

Back to School Lunch Ideas

August 29th, 2017

New to braces or other orthodontic appliances this school year and need lunch ideas? Then check out our Pinterest page for some great ideas!

Monday Motivation

August 27th, 2017

Happy Monday! #itsgonnabeanawesomeday #motivationalmonday #babyrojasortho

Shoe Donation Continues

August 22nd, 2017

Because of our awesome patients our donation bin for 'Goodytwoshoes" is full again! We will continue to collect shoes into the fall so if you are cleaning out your closets feel free to drop off your used shoes to our London office. We will gladly accept donations from our patients in Wingham and Goderich offices too. We just ask you have them bagged for drop off. To learn more about the 'goodytwoshoes' program visit this website. https://www.bioped.com/giving-back #givingback #babyrojasortho

Motivational MONDAY

August 14th, 2017

Motivational MONDAY! #babyrojasortho #motivationalmonday #gotheextramile

Motivational Monday

August 7th, 2017

Motivational Monday. Go the extra mile. #babyrojasortho #makemondayawesome

Have a GREAT Long Weekend.

August 4th, 2017

Well, it's here. Civic Long Weekend. We hope you have a great time spent with family and friends. #babyrojasortho #londonbraces #civiclongweekend

Angel at his recent visit to our orthodontic office!

May 29th, 2017

Angel was all smiles when he visited our office last week.. We are so happy he felt "happy and appreciated" when he saw his name walking in.. These things make us SMILE! We hope you are having a great week Angel! #babyrojasortho #wehavethebestpatients #smile


Attention All Smile Miles Card Holders

May 17th, 2017

Attention all Smile Miles card holders. As of May 31st, 2017 the Smile Miles Patient Hub will no longer be available.
We ask that you redeem your Smile Miles by May 31st. Redeeming is quick and easy, have your Smile Miles card handy and follow this link to redeem.
Our team will be working on a new program in the near future. Stay tuned! If you have any questions please email tricia@londonbraces.com

Sparkle and Shine!

May 8th, 2017

It's Monday, time to sparkle and shine!! #happymonday #sparkleandshine #babyrojasortho

Benefits of Straight Teeth

April 27th, 2017

Knowing the Difference Between and Orthodontist and Dentist

April 25th, 2017

We believe that when choosing a provider for your orthodontic care you are informed. This is a great article that helps you understand the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist. #beinformed #babyrojasortho #themoreyouknow

http://orthoatdonmills.com/…/…/30/invisalign-treats-matters/

Happy Monday from our Team and George!

April 24th, 2017

Happy Monday from our team and George! #babyrojasortho #startyourweekoffsmiling #georgerisback

Happy Monday from Our Orthodontic team!

April 17th, 2017

Happy Monday from our Orthodontic team! #babyrojasortho #Londonbraces #londonorthodontist

Daffodils are in!

April 5th, 2017

Our annual tradition continues. Every week in April you will see a beautiful arrangement of daffodils displayed in our London office to show our support for those have been touched by cancer. One lucky patient/parent will be taking these daffodils home this week. #babyrojasortho #daffodilmonth

Daffodil Month

April 3rd, 2017

April is Daffodil Month. These yellow flowers symbolize strength and courage. We encourage you to join the fight against cancer and wear a daffodil pin during the month of April. Our office will have daffodils displayed at our office to show our support in the fight against cancer. #daffodilmonth #jointhefight

Motivational Monday

April 3rd, 2017

Motivational Monday! Every small achievement will soon be one amazing success! #happymonday #motivationalmonday #babyrojasortho

Happy Friday!

March 31st, 2017

We always put out patients first, but our team does know the importance of having a little fun here and there! We hope you enjoy our #selfies. Happy Friday! #keepsmiling #wemakeyousmile #babyrojasortho #snapchatisfun


Spring is on it's way!

March 23rd, 2017

Our daffodils say it all!! Spring is on the way!! #babyrojasortho #spring


Income Tax Time - Print Your Receipts Online

February 28th, 2017

It's that time of year we start gathering our receipts for income tax time!
We have great news for you! You can print your receipts online though our online patient portal. All patients have access to this information 24/7 from the comfort of their own home.
If you need further instructions on how to print receipts or how to log on to your account if you have not done so yet please feel free to email tricia@londonbraces.com. We are here to help!

Cell Phone Collection

February 21st, 2017

Our patient Eden has asked for our help. She is on a mission to collect unwanted cell phones for the Women’s Shelter. Team Baby Rojas loves to provide support for such causes when we can. We are offering our office as a drop off for any unwanted cell phones you have out there. Check your drawers, old shoe boxes etc. Any unwanted cell phones you have lying around can benefit a woman in need. These phones without a cell plan can be used to give the women access to 911 services.

Eden would like to take all donated cell phones to the shelter on March Break, we will collect any unwanted phones on her behalf until March 10th. Thank you!

Family Day

February 17th, 2017

February 20th is Family Day. Our office will be closed and re-open February 21st. We hope you have a great day spent with family! #happyfamilyday #drsbabyrojasortho


Happy Valentine's Day!

February 14th, 2017

Tooth Be Told We Love Our Patients!  We hope you all have a great Valentine's Day.   #ValentineDay #babyrojasortho #weloveourpatients

Braces Coming Off is FUN!

February 10th, 2017

Shaughnacie took time to snap a selfie with our hygienist Kim and tested out our #selfiestation after her braces came off yesterday! A great way to show off her new smile. So much fun! #drsbabyrojasortho #babyrojasortho #welovemakingyousmile #ourpatientsmakeussmile


A Little Kindess Goes a Long Way!

February 7th, 2017

A little kindness goes a long way. If you would like to participate in donating your winning Tim Horton rims to Women's Community House you can follow the instructions below. Some of you may remember our patient grandpa, Jim Lahay who participated in the Sear's National Cancer ride last year. The student from Arthur Stringer Public School collecting these rims is his granddaughter. We are very proud of her thoughtfulness. :) #kindnesspassiton

Visit their Facebook Page to find out more :)

https://www.facebook.com/arthurstringerpublicschool/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf

Happy Birthday Deanna!

February 1st, 2017

Today we celebrate our office manager's Birthday! Happy Birthday Deanna, we hope you have a fabulous day! If you're in today be sure to wish her a Happy Birthday if you are in today!

After Braces, What Food Couldn't You Wait to Eat??

January 30th, 2017

Getting your braces off is certainly exciting, equally exciting is being able to enjoy hard, crunchy treats that were off limits when you braces were on.. Tell us the one FOOD you could NOT wait indulge in after your braces come off? Was it a juicy apple, popcorn, jellybeans? Let us know!

We Have Been Choosen as Best Dentist by Our London Readers!

January 26th, 2017

Our team has been chosen as "Our London" readers favorite in the “Dentists” category. Thank you to all that voted for our team. We are honoured to have this title and thank each of you who took the time to vote for us. It’s our pleasure to serve you and your families. We truly love creating beautiful, healthy smiles.
Thank you!

For the full list of winners visit www.ourlondon.ca. You can also check your weekly flyers, or pick up from your local grocery store.

Patient Review

January 18th, 2017

We love when patients take time to review our office! #drsbabyrojasortho #babyrojasortho #londonbraces #londonorthodontist

Snow Day?

January 17th, 2017

Snow Day or Freezing Rain Day we are sure students don't mind. Like our post if your bus is cancelled today! #besave #snowday2017 #babyrojasortho


Is Invisalign for You?

January 12th, 2017

Invisalign treatment can help you achieve the beautiful smile you’ve been waiting for. If you want to set yourself up for success in 2017, consider this orthodontic option. Invisalign can be used to treat the following;

– crowding
– gaps
– crooked teeth
– overbites and other bite problems
– speech or eating issues
– excessive wear due to misalignment

Give our office a call to set up a consultation to see if Invisalign is right for you! No referral is ever needed and both Dr. Paula Baby and Dr. Jaime Rojas are certified specialists of their field, giving you the confidence to bring your ideal smile to life.

For more information on Invisalign and what it can do for you visit our website.

http://www.londonbraces.com/invisalign

Happy New Year

December 30th, 2016

Dr. Baby, Dr. Rojas and our orthodontic team would like to wish all our past, present and future patients, and colleagues a very happy and healthy 2017. We thank each and everyone one of you for being a part of our orthodontic family in 2016. We look forward to seeing what 2017 brings! #newyearwishes #drsbabyrojasortho #babyrojasortho

Be Sure to Cover Your Noses!

December 29th, 2016

This is a great example why we all should cover our noses when sneeze this cold and flu season #coldandfluseason #washyourhands #sneezeintoyourelbow

Our Team Spreading Some Holiday Cheer

December 23rd, 2016

Wingham Office Mannequin Challenge!

December 19th, 2016

We've done it again! Another successful mannequin challenge. We couldn't leave our Wingham office out of the fun! Thanks to all who participated! #mannequinchallenge #3offices3challengescompleted #babyrojasortho #londonbraces #winghamorthodontist

View the video here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7b8n85wjkE

Preparing for Cold and Flu Season

December 18th, 2016

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!

Snowday Smiles Revealed!

December 15th, 2016

Nothing was stopping Laura from getting her braces off today! Not even a crazy snow storm!  We are glad you were able to make it Laura. Your new smile is beautiful! Just in time for all those holiday season treats : ) #drbabyrojasortho #babyrojasorhto #snowdaysmiles #londonontarioorthodontist

IMPORTANT PARKING NOTICE - December 16th

December 14th, 2016

IMPORTANT NOTICE for all patients scheduled in our London office - Friday, December 16th. Please be advised that on this day (weather permitting) there will be maintenance on a tree off Johnston street that will affect the WEST end of our parking lot. We ask all visitors not to park in the WEST end of the parking lot on that day. We appreciate your understanding and we are sorry for any inconvenience. The area to be avoided is marked by a white X on the attached photo.

IMPORTANT PARKING NOTICE - DECEMBER 16th - LONDON LOCATION

December 14th, 2016

IMPORTANT NOTICE for all patients scheduled in our London office - Friday, December 16th. Please be advised that on this day (weather permitting) there will be maintenance on a tree off Johnston street that will affect the WEST end of our parking lot. We ask all visitors not to park in the WEST end of the parking lot on that day. We appreciate your understanding and we are sorry for any inconvenience. The area to be avoided is marked by a white X on the attached photo.

Happy Birthday Lisa

December 12th, 2016

Happy Birthday to our team member Lisa! We hope you have a fantastic day.

Thumbs for Alex! His Braces are OFF!

December 5th, 2016

Our patient Alex and our team members Dakota and Kim giving some "thumbs up." That's just one way we celebrate braces coming off! Your new smile definitely deserves a few thumbs up Alex! #bracesoffday #debonddayisthebestday #babyrojasortho #thumbsup #wehavethebestpatients

Congrats to our Patient Keaton and His Team!

December 2nd, 2016

Keaton, a patient of our office recently travelled to Chicago with this hockey team. We are happy to announce that his team the Major Atom Lakers won the 2006 AAA Bauer World Invitational Championship! We absolutely LOVE hearing this good news! Way to go team! Thanks to his mom for sharing these great photos!

Giving Tuesday

November 29th, 2016

Today, November 29th is #givingtuesday. Giving Tuesday was created to give others the chance to give back. What a great way to kick off the holiday season. What will you give? If you tell us something you've done for another person in the spirit of Giving Tuesday we will be happy to award you will 10 Smile Miles.  Post your acts of kindness on our Facebook Page. www.facebook.com/londonbraces

Voting Has Been Extended!

November 24th, 2016

Our London Readers Choice voting has been extended. We'd love it if you took a moment to vote for our office. Voting ends December 22nd at 11:59pm. You can vote hourly so check back if you can! We appreciate you taking time to vote!

To vote simply click on health and wellness, dentists and then Dr. Paula Baby and Dr. Jaime Rojas Orthodontist.

https://readerschoice.ourlondon.ca/

Something to think about!

November 23rd, 2016

All Orthodontists are Dentists, but only 5% of Dentists are Orthodontists.

Used Shoe Collection!

November 18th, 2016

We have teamed up with Bioped Footcare, Goody2shoes and Soles4Souls to help their initiative to provide shoes to people in need. They have already received 52,000 pairs of shoes, that’s just over halfway to their goal of 100,000 pairs of shoes! Once collected these shoes are delivered to those who need them the most. Their efforts has recently reached as far as Haiti!

We currently have a large box waiting for your used shoes at our London office. We would be more than happy to take your used shoes at our Goderich and Wingham offices, just be sure they are bagged so we can get them back to our London office easily.

Thank you for all of your support. We look forward to helping collect 100,000 pairs of shoes for those in need!

When Should Your Child See the Dentist?

November 16th, 2016

There’s a common misconception about when you should take your child to see the dentist for the first time. Most parents think their child should visit around the age 3, but that may be TOO LATE. Check out this video that explains WHEN your child should visit the dentist for the first time and WHY.

http://globalnews.ca/video/3026306/first-visit-first-tooth/

World Diabetes Day 2016

November 14th, 2016

Today is World Diabetes Day! World Diabetes Day was first introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to the alarming rise of diabetes around the world. We are here to support all those who have been affected by Diabetes.

Are you wearing blue today in support of World Diabetes Day?

For more information on World Diabetes Day visit https://www.idf.org/wdd-index/index.php

We Shall Not Forget

November 11th, 2016

We Shall Not Forget

Do you see what we see?

November 3rd, 2016

Do we see what we see? (not an actual patient of our office)

We Have a Winner!

November 2nd, 2016

Kaden is our winner!!!! Thank you to all who took time to guess how much our pumpkin weighed by JUST looking at it! We hope you enjoy your gift card to Cineplex Kaden. Congrats!!

Happy Halloween

November 1st, 2016

We hope you all had a great Halloween!

Office Closure

October 30th, 2016

Our office will be closed from November 4th – November  11th and  we will return November 14th seeing regularly scheduled patients.  There will be a team member available all week to answer your calls.  If you have a wire poke,  broken bracket or are running low on elastics we encourage you to call the office this week.  Our website also contains some great info on what to do in case of an orthodontic emergency.  Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas will be away attending continuing education courses during this time.  Continuing education allows us to provide the best possible care to our patients and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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

Happy Halloween from our Team!

October 29th, 2016

Happy Halloween to all! Remember "scary things come to those who do not brush." :) We hope you all have fabulous time tonight and to all our great patients wearing braces or other orthodontic appliances PLEASE watch what you eat. Hard, crunchy, chewy treats could damage your brackets and wires.. Try to enjoy the softer treats and don't forget to brush and floss!!

Pumpkin Inspiration

October 25th, 2016

Have you carved your pumpkins yet? If not, here is some pumpkin inspiration! Send us a picture of your pumpkin and we'll give you 2 Smile Miles. Email to tricia@londonbraces.com

Way to go Huron Perth Lakers!

October 24th, 2016

A couple weeks ago we announced that Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas were a proud sponsor of our patient Jack and his team the AAA Minor Bantam Huron Perth Lakers. We are so excited to announce that in a recent tournament in Peterbough, they came out as the Consolation Champs! Way to go Lakers! We are so proud you and look forward to more updates throughout the season. Here is a picture mom took after the win.

Can You Guess the Weight of this Pumpkin!

October 15th, 2016

Don't forget to guess the weight of this pumpkin for your chance to win!!! Contest ends October 31st. Get your guesses in!! Visit our Facebook Page to put in your guesses!

www.facebook.com/londonbraces

Happy Thanksgiving!

October 8th, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving to all! We hope you enjoy time spent with family this weekend. We are thankful for all of our wonderful patients and wish you the happiest of weekends!

Go Lakers Go!

September 24th, 2016

Proud sponsor of our patient Keaton and his hockey team the AAA Major Atom Huron Perth Lakers! We hope they have a great season and look forward to updates on their season! #GOLAKERSGO

Real Patient Review of Our Orthodontic Office

August 17th, 2016

We have the best patients! Thank you for the review!

TEAM BABY ROJAS READY TO CHEER ON CANADA!!

August 4th, 2016

TEAM BABY ROJAS are ready to cheer on all Canadian athletes at the 2016 Summer Olympics!! Go CANADA GO!

Real Patient Reviews!

July 21st, 2016

We are very thankful for our patients and the feedback we receive!

Patient Review!

July 11th, 2016

Another positive review about our practice:

After Braces Smiles!

June 24th, 2016

Kyle was all smiles before his braces came off and after! We hope you LOVE your new SMILE Kyle! Thank you again for the donuts you brought all the way from Culbert's Bakery in Goderich. They certainly made us smile!

Summer is Coming, Brace Yourself!

June 17th, 2016

Summer is coming!! "Brace yourself"

Welcome Back Kim

May 9th, 2016

We are excited to announce that today is Kim’s official first day back from maternity leave. You will see Kim’s smiling face in each of our locations very soon. Welcome back Kim!!!!

Brush only the teeth you want to keep

March 28th, 2016

March Break Hours

March 5th, 2016

Our office will be closed March 14th- 18th for March Break. 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 over the March Break someone will be available to take your calls.

Wesley, a puppy gets braces!

March 3rd, 2016

6 month old Wesley, an adorable golden retriever got braces to help fix his misaligned teeth which made eating difficult. ‪#‎bracesforall‬ ‪#‎petsarefamilytoo‬

http://www.buzzfeed.com/davidmack/puppy-braceface#.gfK6rz7ok

Happy Leap Day!

February 29th, 2016

Enjoy an extra day of brushing and flossing! Happy Leap Day!

Happy Leap Day!

February 29th, 2016

Happy Leap Day! Click on the link for a few "Leap Year" facts.

http://www.cp24.com/lifestyle/human-interest/five-fun-facts-about-the-leap-year-1.2792266

Have you wondered if you can go WIRELESS?

February 15th, 2016

Have you given a thought about orthodontics? Not sure if you want to wear traditional orthodontic braces? Why not try going WIRELESS! Our office offers Invisalign treatment  Invisalign is a revolutionary technology that allows us to straighten your teeth without traditional braces, but rather "clear aligners."

Call us to see if Invisalign is right for you and your smile!

519-675-0330

www.londonbraces.com

www.londonbraces.com/invisalign

Happy Groundhog Day!

February 2nd, 2016

Remember whatever happens to day, spring is sure to follow! Happy Groundhog Day!

Happy Birthday to our Office Manager, Deanna!

February 1st, 2016

Today we celebrate the birth of our Office Manager, Deanna! We sure hope you have a fabulous birthday Deanna! Be sure to say Happy Birthday if you're in today!

Remy is showing off her new SMILE!

January 26th, 2016

Congratulations on getting your braces off last week Remy! Your new smile is great! Enjoy!

Go Ahead and Get Cheesy! National Cheese Lover's Day! Braces Friendly!

January 20th, 2016

Go ahead and get CHEESY today! It's National Cheese Lovers Day!
Cheese isn't only good for you, it's a "braces friendly" food too!
What's your favourite cheese??

Orthodontist Serving London, Wingham and Goderich Ontario!

January 11th, 2016

Beautiful, Healthy Smiles happen here! We provide orthodontic care for the whole family. We use modern technology to give you the smile you have always dreamed of. We have offices in London, Goderich and Wingham to serve you! If you have been thinking about your smile and wondering if orthodontics are for you or a family member be sure to give us a call 519.675.0330. We love making beautiful, healthy smiles!

Check out my new braces!

January 4th, 2016

Braces off, Braces off!

January 4th, 2016

Click on the link to view a fun twist on Taylor Swifts "Shake it off."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9m2O66dzLk

Happy New Year from our Team!

December 31st, 2015

Our team wishes you all the very best in 2016! Happy New Year!

Can you find the PANDA?

December 22nd, 2015

Find the Panda!

10 Boxes for the Shoebox Project!

December 11th, 2015

Our team has done it! They came together and put together 10 boxes for #theshoeboxproject!

Help Us Give Cold Feet the Boot!

December 7th, 2015

We're helping GenNext "Give Cold Feet the Boot." Feel free to drop off boots at our office until Friday at 3pm.

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27th, 2015

We hope our American Friends and Family had a great Thanksgiving with the ones they love.

Retainers

November 23rd, 2015

Your teeth will shift throughout your life, regardless of whether you've worn braces before. To ensure your teeth stay straight, wear your retainer as often as possible.

World Diabetes Day!

November 8th, 2015

Saturday November 14th is World Diabetes Day. Our team will be showing our support for those suffering from this disease Thursday November 12th by wearing BLUE!
We encourage our patients to do so as well. We will award 2 Smile Miles for patients wearing BLUE!
For more information about World Diabetes Day and how you can get involved visit
http://www.jdrf.ca/get-involved/national-diabetes-awareness-month/

Eat this, not that this Halloween Season!

October 26th, 2015

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

GO JAYS GO!

October 22nd, 2015

From our team to yours, GO JAYS GO

#gojaysgo #cometogether

Skinny and Bones!

October 14th, 2015

Skinny and her dog "Bones" enjoying their Thanksgiving weekend. Let us know what you think they were up to in each photo and we will give you 2 Smile Miles. Hop on over to our Facebook Page to give you answers.

www.facebook.com/londonbraces

Do you see your dentist regularly??

October 8th, 2015

This isn't quite what we mean when we ask you if you see your dentist regularly. Regular checkups and cleanings with your dentist during orthodontic treatment is key to a successful outcome. Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas work closely with your dentist to ensure your outcome is a great one. ‪#‎londonorthodontist‬ ‪#‎checkupsarekey‬ ‪#‎babyrojasortho‬

Life is Short. Smile While You Still Have Teeth.

September 28th, 2015

Life is Short. Smile While You Still Have Teeth.

Natural Defenders

September 10th, 2015

Natural Defenders

Saliva is your body's natural defense against tooth decay. You need to give saliva plenty of time to wash away acids that form after eating and drinking. A good rule to follow is to limit eating times each day to 3 meals and 2 snack times. You can drink plenty of water as often as you like!

Great Idea for Patients Wearing Elastics

August 31st, 2015

A great way to store elastics in your purse, cosmetic bag or book bag! Have you tried this?

Just a Reminder

August 28th, 2015

As of August 31st, 2015 our 1-800# will no longer be in service. Our existing numbers for all of our offices will remain the same and are as follows:

Wingham         519-357-3027

Goderich         519-524-7516

London           519-675-0330

If you currently use our 1-800# number please take a moment to update your contact list.

Keep Tooth Decay Away!

August 19th, 2015

People who drink 3 or more glasses of soda each day have 62% more tooth decay. ‪#‎nosoda‬ ‪#‎toothdecaystayaway

Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas are proud sponsors of....

August 18th, 2015

Hockey season is just around the corner. Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas are proud to announce they are sponsors of our patient Kyle and his hockey team the London Jr Knights Minor Bantam White Team for their 2015/2016 season! We wish him and his team the best of luck and look forward to hearing updates on their season. ‪#‎goknightsgo‬ ‪#‎hockeyseasonismouthguardseason‬ ‪#‎londonbraces‬ ‪#‎londonorthodontist‬ ‪#‎babyrojasortho

Orthodontic Arithmetic

July 8th, 2015

Orthodontic Arithmetic

4 Years of Dental School + 4800 Hrs of Orthodontic Training

#choseaspecialist #londonbraces #certifiedorthodontists

Office Closed for Summer Holidays

July 4th, 2015

Our office will be closed July 6th – 10th. Although we will not be seeing patients next week, someone will be available to take your calls. Have a great week! We will see you when we return! ‪#‎summerholidays‬

Happy Canada Day!

July 1st, 2015

Happy Canada Day!

Office Closed for Canada Day - July 1st

June 27th, 2015

Just quick note to let you know our office will be closed Wednesday July 1st for Canada Day! ‪#‎CanadaDay2015

Proud Sponsors of Saugeen Maitland Lightning Woman's Hockey Team

June 24th, 2015

Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas are the proud sponsors of Natalie and her hockey team “Saugeen Maitland Lightning” again this year.

We wish her the very best on her 2015-2016 hockey season and future endeavours.  Check out a little bit about Natalie below. She is remarkable athlete and are proud to be one of her sponsors this season.

Natalie is 13 years old from Teeswater.  Natalie has played hockey for 5 years.  Before hockey, she was a figure skater with the Belmore Skating Club.  Last year was her first year playing for Saugeen Maitland Women’s Hockey.  She played with the Peewee A team.  They clinched silver in Silverstick, 1St in their division, silver at LLFHL, and 4th in provincials.  During the spring, she was invited to play for the Regional Express Gold team and Rising Stars Showcase.

Her position is forward.  Her favourite hockey player is Patrice Bergeron & Tyler Sequin and favourite hockey team is Boston Bruins.


Happy Father's Day!

June 21st, 2015

Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there! We thank you for all you do. We hope you enjoy your day with your families. #fathersday2015

More Smiles Revealed!

June 20th, 2015

We welcomed a couple more patients to the world of "beautiful, healthy smiles" this week. We love revealing new smiles! Congrats to  Shaelene and Carina who had their braces taken off this week! Enjoy those new smiles! #babyrojasortho #londonbraces #nomorebraces #debondday

Is there and ap for that? Flossing!

June 20th, 2015

Only if it was that easy! ‪#‎isthereanapforthat‬ ‪#‎brushflossrepeat‬ ‪#‎Brushingandflossingwithbraces‬ ‪#‎patienceiskey

Braces off for Kaylee!

June 9th, 2015

Kaylee's new smile was revealed last week, just in time for the weekend! Your new smile looks fantastic Kaylee!! Welcome to the family of "beautiful, healthy smiles." #nomorebraces #beautifulsmiles #babyrojasortho #londonbraces

Come Follow us on Instagram!

May 26th, 2015

We have instagram! We'd love it if you'd follow us!

https://instagram.com/londonbraces/

#londonbraces #babyrojasortho

All the Best Kim!

May 15th, 2015

You will see one less smiling face around the office for a few months as Kim, one of our hygienist had her last day at work yesterday before she becomes a mom for the second time.  We wish the very best for you and your new arrival Kim. We can’t wait to meet your new little bundle of joy!  There are not many surprises in life so Kim and her husband Roger have decided to let the gender be a surprise. Feel free to comment on what you think her baby will be!  All the best Kim!

Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas are Proud Sponsors of.....

May 12th, 2015

Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas were proud sponsors of our patient Teegan and his hockey team, the AAA Huron-Perth Lakers Minor Atom team this past hockey season. We hope you had a great season! ‪#‎AAAhockey‬ ‪#‎babyrojasortho‬ ‪#‎HuronPerkLakersMinorAtom‬ ‪#‎thefifthseason‬ ‪#‎londonbraces

Happy Mother's Day

May 10th, 2015

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! We hope your day is full of love and laughter. It's your day, enjoy it!

#happymothersday #londonbraces #babyrojasortho

Important Notice

April 28th, 2015

IMPORTANT INFO - The WEST entrance to our London office will be closed April 28th - May 1st for construction/repairs. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. ‪#‎construction‬ ‪#‎important

Join the Fight!

April 28th, 2015

Beautiful Daffodils are once again displayed this week at our office to show our support for Daffodil Month. We thank everyone who has commented on our beautiful arrangements over the month. Once again one lucky patient will be taking these home Friday. For more information on Daffodil Month please visit http://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/events-and-participation/find-an-event-near-you/daffodil-month/?region=on#daffodilmonth #jointhefight

Join the Fight

Do I need to see a dentist when I have braces?

April 16th, 2015

question we are asked on occasion is this.

"If I have braces, do I still need dental check-ups every six months?"

Definitely! In fact it is even more important that patients receiving orthodontic treatment visit their dentist regularly. With braces or other orthodontic appliances, food may be caught in places that your toothbrush can’t reach. This causes bacteria to build up that can lead to cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease. Your dentist will work closely with your orthodontist to make sure your teeth stay clean and healthy while wearing braces to help provide the best possible outcome.

Fresh Daffodils!

April 14th, 2015

Fresh Daffodils! Which lucky patient will be taking these home Thursday?? smile emoticon #jointhefight #daffodilmonth

Important Notice

April 13th, 2015

Our office will be closed April 20th – 24th.. 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.

National Siblings Day!

April 10th, 2015

Today is National Sibling Day! We would love to see pictures of you and your siblings. Feel free to share on our wall or email to tricia@londonbraces.com. We will give 5 Smile Miles to everyone who sends in photos. Feel free to post in our comment section why your sibling is so great!

"If you want to do really important things in life and big things in life, you can't do anything by yourself. And your best teams are your friends and your siblings." - Deepak Chopra"

Have a great Easter Weekend

April 1st, 2015

We hope you hope you all have a happy Easter Weekend with your friends and families. Our office will re-open April 7th. For patients with braces or other orthodontic appliances please be careful when enjoying any yummy treats. Hard, crunchy, chewy treats should be avoided.

Brace Yourself! It's Friday!

March 27th, 2015

Brace yourself it's Friday!!! We hope you have a great weekend!

Winners Have Been Revealed!

March 23rd, 2015

Winners of our electric toothbrushes have been posted on Facebook... Are you one of the lucky winner #wohd2015 www.facebook.com/londonbraces

Big Smiles!

March 17th, 2015

We think it's safe to say Nirvana is smiling EXTRA big this March Break! Her new smile was revealed last week! Keep smiling Nirvana!

#debondday

Happy St, Patrick's Day!

March 17th, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

March 13th, 2015

World Oral Health Day 2015

March 13th, 2015

World Oral Health Day is March 20th. We will be providing you some useful informative information leading up to World Health Day. We will also be giving you a chance to win a couple of prizes! Stay tuned.. ‪#‎smileforlife‬ ‪#‎WOHD2015

Office Closure

March 9th, 2015

Our office will be closed March 16th - 20th for March Break. 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 over the March Break someone will be available to take your calls.

International Women's Day!

March 8th, 2015

Today is International Women's Day! Women, take a moment to celebrate yourself and the great things women all over this world have accomplished! Today is a day for you!

http://www.internationalwomensday.com/

Debond Day!

March 5th, 2015

Why is Claire all smiles?? Debond Day that's why! Your smile looks great Claire. We hope you enjoy life without braces:)

Knights Tickets!

March 3rd, 2015

We have more KNIGHTS tickets to give away. These tickets are for Thursday March 12th when the Knights take on Rangers.

The first person to accurately guess the winner AND the total number of goals scored in Monday nights hockey game (March 9th) when Toronto Maple Leafs take on the New York Islander will win the tickets.

Please keep in mind this contest is open to patients and patient families of our practice.

www.facebook.com/londonbraces

Like and Share for a Chance to win!

February 23rd, 2015

Don't forget about our OneRepublic Ticket Contest!!! Like and Share for your chance to win 4 tickets for their concert April 22nd at the Budweiser Gardens.. Contest is open to ALL so be sure to share with your friends and family, if you win they just may take you. Good luck everyone!

www.facebook.com/londonbraces

Happy Chinese New Year!

February 19th, 2015

It's Friday the 13th!

February 12th, 2015

Did you know there will be "3" Friday the 13th's in 2015! Visit our Facebook Page an Like our post if you believe if Friday the 13th Superstitions!

www.facebook.com/londonbraces

Lost and Found

February 3rd, 2015

We have some "Lost and Found" items that we would like to reunite with their owners. Please take a look at the photos and give us a call at the office to claim any items that may be yours. 519-675-0330. We will hold on these items until the end of the month.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152613727266850.1073741844.51662201849&type=3&uploaded=4

Happy Friday

January 30th, 2015

Happy Friday Everyone! Just remember "You don't have to brush all your teeth, just the ones you want to keep!"

Happy Birthday Deanna!

January 27th, 2015

Deanna, our office manager will be celebrating a birthday this weekend. Our team took a few moments to wish her a Happy Birthday during staff meeting yesterday! If you happen to see her at your appointment this week be sure to wish her a Happy Birthday! She's such a great sport and always smiling! We hope you have a fantastic birthday Deanna!

OneRepublic Contest Revealed!

January 26th, 2015

OneRepublic Contest Details Revealed! Tell EVERYONE you know, this contest is open to ALL!!!

Celebrities With Braces!

January 22nd, 2015

Ranking the Best Celebrity Brace Faces! Check this out!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/emilyhennen/best-celebrity-bracefaces#.iqdoz2rjkAdd an Image

Best of London - There is still time to vote!

January 11th, 2015

The London Free Press is running its “Best of London” survey again this year. Our wonderful patients voted us # 1 in 2012 and 2013 and we are very thankful. If you are happy with us, we would love it if you could give us your vote for “Best Dentist.” You can do so by clicking on the following link:

http://www.lfpress.com/bestoflondon

Keep in mind that you do not have to fill out all the questions. You can skip right to the Best Dentist category by jumping to question #110 and type in “Dr Baby and Dr Rojas – Specialists in Orthodontics”. Please keep in mind the deadline to submit your entry is Sunday January 25th.

We thank you in advance and we thank you for your continued trust in our office for you orthodontic needs.

Dr. Baby, Dr. Rojas and staff

Live Well, Laugh Often, Floss Much!

January 9th, 2015

A little Friday message

Live Well, Laugh Often and Floss Much!

Happy Friday!

January 1st, 2015

Happy Friday Everyone! Remember to floss, but maybe hold off on flossing your cats teeth!

Christmas Dream for Mateo!

December 23rd, 2014

Mateo wanted so badly to have braces for Christmas, it's all he wanted. Well, he got his wish today while at our office. After some searching Deanna, our office... manager found a gift wrapped up under the tree with Mateo's name on it, and low and behold it's just what he hoped for! This season is truly magical as you can see on Mateo's face. We are so happy we could be a part of his surprise. Enjoy those braces Mateo! We hope you all wake up with a smile as bright as Mateo's on Christmas morning..

Season's Greetings

December 23rd, 2014

Season's Greetings from our office! We hope you have a safe and happy holiday season!

"12 Days of Miss Snow it All" Winner is Revealed!

December 21st, 2014

The guesses are in and after thoroughly reviewing all entries it has come down to a tie! As the rules stated, a random draw would occur in the case of a tie.. Miss Snow it All would personally like to reveal the winners name! Congrats, you have won a $100 Gift Card to Toys R Us! Thank you to all the participated!

Happy Holidays!

December 21st, 2014

Happy Holidays to all our wonderful patients and patient families! We hope you a safe and happy holiday season. We look forward to seeing you in 2015!

Miss Snow it All!

December 19th, 2014

What exactly is Miss Snow it All up to this morning?

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

#elfonashelf #12daysofmisssnowitall #holidayfun #toysrus

Don't be put on Santa's naughty list!

December 17th, 2014

We hope you have all been keeping up on your brushing and flossing! #naughtylist #brushflossrepeat #holidayseasonfun

Tooth Ferry! LOL

December 3rd, 2014

Here is a great pic of a Tooth Ferry!

#toothfairy

Giving Tuesday - the beginning of the giving season!

December 1st, 2014

Just as Black Friday kicks off the holiday shopping season, Giving Tuesday is the opening day of the giving season.  In the spirit of the holiday season, it gives us a chance to simply “give back” and do some good for others.  www.givingtuesday.org

Our office is using Giving Tuesday to kick-start (pun intended) our participation in “Give Cold Feet the Boot” this holiday season.  The Give Cold Feet the Boot Campaign, which is run by United Way’s GenNext (www.gennextuw.ca), collects money and boots to help keep the feet of the children in our community toasty warm this winter season.

Also, in support of “Giving Tuesday” we want to see your “Unselfies”. Everyone is a pro at the “selfie” but what is an #unselfie?    An Unselfie is  way to show support for Giving Tuesday.  You take a picture of yourself holding a written explanation of how or why you “give back”, tag it #unselfie and #givingtuesday and upload it to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.  For every “Unselfie” emailed to tricia@londonbraces.com or posted on our Facebook Page we will donate $1.00 to GenNext’s Program “Give Cold Feet the Boot.”

Here’s an example of our hygienist Mel’s #unselfie.  Further examples of unselfies can be found at:  www.mashable.com/2013/12/03/giving-tuesday-unselfies.  We will be collecting and posting unselfies until December 12th.

#embracethegivingseason #givingTuesday #unselfie

We won’t stop there, our office be collecting new boots until December 12th at each of our offices.  No child should go without proper footwear this winter season and our team will do what we can to help the children in our community.  Our Boot Drive details are as follows:

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

More Staff Taking The PLEDGE!

November 19th, 2014

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

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

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

We Went BLUE for World Diabetes Day!

November 13th, 2014

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

#projectbluenovember

Movember is here and we have moustaches to prove it!

November 12th, 2014

If you love them or not, our team knows the importance those moustaches bring in November and have decided to sport their own to help bring awareness. Correctly guess who is wearing this moustache today and you will be awarded 2 Smile Mile...s! Also remember to visit http://ca.movember.com/ to get more information or to donate.

If the man in your life is growing a moustache feel free to email to tricia@londonbraces.com who will post on your behalf AND give you 2 Smile Miles.

Today We Remember!

November 11th, 2014

Today gives us an opportunity to pause and give thanks to all the men and women – past and present – in our armed forces. We thank you.

See What Patients are Saying!

November 8th, 2014

Throwback Thursday!

November 6th, 2014

TBT! Things sure have changed for the better!

Project Blue November

November 4th, 2014

In May we introduced you to Mackenzie, one of our “Patients with a Cause”.  Mackenzie was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in October 2013. In June, Mackenzie completed the Telus Walk for Diabetes  where she surpassed her fundraising goal.  November is Diabetes Awareness Month and now we want to help Mackenzie spread the word about Type 1 Diabetes. “Project Blue November” is a movement that aims to provide a collection of ideas and materials to help those who wish to bring more awareness to  Type 1 diabetes.  We encourage everyone to visit www.projectbluenovember.com and like their Facebook Page at  https://www.facebook.com/ProjectBlueNovember.

World Diabetes Day also has a fun free app to download.  The app allows you to snap a picture of you, your friends or your family and incorporate a blue circle.  The blue circle is the universal symbol for diabetes.  You can be creative as you wish!  Search for “World Diabetes Day” on your iphone or your ipad and help bring awareness to your friends and family!   Posting these pictures on your social networks will help spread the word and encourage more awareness for a disease that affects so many.  Anyone who posts a picture using the blue circle to our Facebook page will receive 2 smile miles.

Throughout the month of November we will also post facts and information about Type 1 diabetes, if you “like” AND “share” these posts you will also receive 2 smile miles.

Winners of our 2014 Pumpkin Carving Contest!

November 3rd, 2014

And the winners are....... Shane, Kimberly and Kamden! Thank you to everyone who participated this year. Smile Miles have been awarded to our winners.

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!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

October 30th, 2014

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!

Be sure to brush to avoid....

October 30th, 2014

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!!

Why does my Sweet Tooth never listen to my Wisdom Tooth?

October 27th, 2014

Wear Red on Friday!

October 23rd, 2014

Wear red tomorrow and support our troops and fallen heroes!

We are ready for Halloween!

October 22nd, 2014

Take a look at our office all decked out for Halloween!

Carving Contest is ON!!

October 20th, 2014

Let's see those pumpkins! Email entries to tricia@londonbraces.com

Where's Skinny Helping?

October 15th, 2014

Skinny helping out.. Tell us where Skinny is and we will give you 2 Smile Miles.. Guess who he's helping and we will give you 2 more! Log into our Facebook Page to give your answers. www.facebook.com/londonbraces

Happy Thanksgiving

October 13th, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you all enjoy your weekend with friends and family! Our office will re-open October 14th. Please visit our website if you get a wire poke, have something loose etc. over the long weekend. The website provides some helpful advice and tips for certain situations.

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

Skinny getting a digital scan!

October 9th, 2014

Skinny stopped by today to get in one of the great advances in orthodontic technology - Digital Scans! It appears Skinny has some mandibular boney protuberances. Can anyone guess what these boney protuberances are know as? If you do let us know and you will  be awarded 2 Smile Miles. If you can also guess which assistant is working on Skinny we will award you 2 Smile Miles and if you guess what the machine we use to perform these scans you will also get 2 Smile Miles! Wow! Ready  set  guess on our Facebook Page.

Skinny is back!

October 7th, 2014

We love Halloween at our office and we want you to share in our excitement! Skinny will be making appearances all around the office. First one to correctly guess Skinny's location and what she is doing will be awarded 2 Smile Miles!

Ready, set, guess!

Like Us for Weather Updates and Possible Office Closures

October 2nd, 2014

We hate to say it, but before we know it Old Man Winter will be on its way.  If you have not already done so, please be sure to “like” our office Facebook Page to receive instant updates of office closures, delays or other important information.  We will send emails when we know of an office closure or delay, but these emails may not be go out instantly as they come from a third party server.  “Liking” our page will provide you with instant updates.

You can find our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/londonbraces

Autumn is here!

September 23rd, 2014

Hello Autumn!!! Tell us what your favorite part of fall is? Is it the leaves changing and falling or even crisp cool nights? Let us know!

Effort is like toothpaste........

September 21st, 2014

Effort is like toothpaste, you can always squeeze out just a bit more......

Thumbs up for Friday!

September 12th, 2014

Thumbs up for Friday!

September 12th, 2014

First Day of School has Arrived!Well it's here!

August 31st, 2014

Well it's here! The first day of school. We hope you have a great first day back and we wish you all the best for the school  year ahead.

Enjoy Your Last Weekend of Summer Holidays!

August 29th, 2014

Well, it's almost here! The last weekend of summer holidays. Soon kids will be back to school and everyone will be adjusting to new schedules and routines. We hope you take time and enjoy your weekend. We will be back in the office September 3rd seeing regularly scheduled patients. If you need to check appointment times or print receipts be sure to log into your patient portal. If you are having trouble logging in free feel to email tricia@londonbraces.com who can help you out. Have a great weekend!!

Last Day to Bring in School Supplies!

August 21st, 2014

Today is the last day to bring in back to school supplies for "GenNext." Pencils, erasers, paper it doesn't matter. Every bit helps kids in our community go back to school with what they need to succeed!  Also a reminder our office will be on holidays next week! See you when we return on September 3rd.

What's the Best Time to Brush Your Teeth!

August 20th, 2014

Every wonder what is the BEST time to brush your teeth?? If so then check out this article.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/quora/what-is-the-best-time-to_b_5366262.html

One Week Left!

August 14th, 2014

One week left to bring in pencils, pens, backpacks for GenNext! Thanks to everyone who has supported this great cause so far! Check out GenNext's website to find out more info. http://gennextuw.ca/events.html?id=56

We are still "canning" hunger!

August 11th, 2014

Our "Let's Can Hunger" Food Bank campaign is still running. Food banks need our help all year round and the need for non-perishable items is just important in the summer as it is at Christmas and other holidays. Remember every can helps!

Braces aren't just for adults

August 6th, 2014

Braces are not just for kids! We have many adult patients in our practice. If you are an adult who has thought about braces, why not schedule an appointment to see if we can give you the smile you have always wanted! It's never too late! 1-800-920-9798

What would you change?

August 3rd, 2014

hmmmm... Good question. If you could change ONE THING about your teeth, what would it be?

Help Local Students go BACK TO SCHOOL with what they need to succeed!

July 25th, 2014

GenNext has asked for our help again this year! We had such great success collecting back-to-school items (with the help of our patient families) last year that we have accepted the mission and are going to help fill backpacks again this year.

Back to school costs can add up, and not all families are able to send their children to school with the supplies they need.  “GenNext”, through the United Way, is helping send local children in need back to school by collecting donations of school supplies within the community.

If you are interested in supporting this cause, simply pick up a couple extra items when you are doing your back to school shopping and drop them off at our office.  Or if you wish, you can team up with your friends or family to fill up a book bag for drop off.  A full book bag donation is not necessary; any school items would be greatly appreciated.  Below is a list of supplies that the United Way has suggested.  Many of these “back to school items” can be purchased at your local dollar store.

• Insulated lunch bags
• Duo-tangs
• Small Kleenex packages
• Binders
• Pencil cases

• Pens & pencils
• Safety scissors
• Highlighters
• Erasers
• Calculators
• Pencil sharpeners
• Exercise books
• Rulers
• Lined paper
• Coil notebooks
• Glue sticks
• Markers
• Math sets
• Crayons / Pencil crayons

We will be collecting items at all 3 of our office locations until August 20th.  Check our Facebook Page in late August to see a photo of the supplies we have collected!  Thank you to everyone for your continued support of our efforts to help our community!
If you would like more information on United Way GenNext and what they are doing for our community, please visit the following link: http://gennextuw.ca/events.html?id=56

Thinking Thursday!

July 24th, 2014

Thinking Thursday!! How many teeth does an adult Hippo have?? First one to guess correctly gets Smile Miles!!!!

and the winner is.........

July 14th, 2014

Tracy won this soccer ball for guessing that Germany would win the World Cup!

Fun Fact Friday!

July 11th, 2014

Anyone know the answer to this one?

July 9th, 2014

Anyone know the answer to this one?? Visit our Facebook Page and let us know what you think! www.facebook.com/londonbraces

Happy 4th of July

July 4th, 2014

Happy 4th of July to our American friends and families.

Smile!

June 26th, 2014

It's the last day of school! Now that's something to SMILE about!!

Someone is getting married!!!

June 25th, 2014

Someone is getting married!! Our very own Rachelle will be tying the knot and today is her last day before she becomes a married woman! Check out her veil, crown and slippers for her cold feet! We wish you all the best Rachelle!

Good Luck on Your Exams!

June 20th, 2014

Exams have started! We wish you all the best of luck! Only a few more days left and school will be out for summer

Our Dad With a Cause is ALMOST at his goal!

June 18th, 2014

Our "Dad With a Cause" is so close to hitting his fundraising goal for Make a Wish Foundation. As we mentioned previously he will be rappelling down the TD building this Friday. If he reaches his fundraising goal he will do it in a TUXEDO! ...Who wants to see Craig do this in a tuxedo. If you do, be sure to check out his fundraising page to support his cause!

https://cause2give.unxvision.com/P2PWeb/PublicParticipantPage.aspx?ParticipantIdView=21800&EventId=188&LanguageId=1


Happy Father's Day!

June 14th, 2014

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all the Dads out there! Today is your day. Enjoy it! A special shout out to our "Dad With Cause" Craig, who will be RAPPELLING down the TD building on June 20th in support of The Make a Wish Foundation. He will be doing it in a tuxedo if he reaches his fundraising goal of $1,500! He is well on his way, he has raised $1000 so far. If interested in learning more about Craig and his cause visit this link.

https://cause2give.unxvision.com/P2PWeb/PublicParticipantPage.aspx?ParticipantIdView=21800&EventId=188&LanguageId=1


We have FIFA FEVER!

June 12th, 2014

Who has FIFA FEVER?? WE DO! Be sure to check  our Facebook page  on Monday for your chance to win a FIFA soccer ball! www.facebook.com/londonbraces

Who has FIFA FEVER?? WE DO!

June 12th, 2014

Who has FIFA FEVER?? WE DO! Be sure to check our Facebook page on Monday for your chance to win a FIFA soccer ball!

For updated on The World Cup schedule and updates be sure to check out http://www.fifa.com/


Thank You Letter From Teegan!

June 11th, 2014

How great is this? We recently sponsored Teegan's hockey team and he took the time to write us a thank you letter. We are very happy to sponsor you and the Laker's Teegan, we hope you have a great season and thanks for the invite!


Way to Go JOSH!!

June 9th, 2014

Check out some pictures of Josh doing his "Gutzy Walk" this past Sunday. Josh raised an amazing $1,125.00. The London area raised over $54,000!!!! Do you see anyone else familiar in these photos? Josh, if you don't know is one of our hygienists Corinne's son. We thank everyone who came out and supported Josh and his cause!



More adults smile at the idea of getting braces!

May 28th, 2014

More adults smile at idea of getting braces. Great read! If your an adult who has "smiled" at the idea of getting braces, or an adult that has had treatment at our office, give our post a "like."

http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/home/9019249-172/more-adults-smile-at-idea


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

Do you see what we see??

May 23rd, 2014

FUN FRIDAY!!!

Can anyone tell us the foreign objects in these xrays?


Patient With a Cause - Mackenzie

May 22nd, 2014

On June 8th, Mackenzie our "Patient With a Cause" will be joining more than 45,000 people across Canada along with 6 other countries come together as a community to raise funds for research to cure, better treat and prevent type I diabetes.... Life changed for Mackenzie last October when she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. If interested in supporting Mackenzie on her walk please visit www.jdrf.donordrive.ca and search for her team name "the test strips."

Happy Victoria Day Weekend!

May 16th, 2014

It's almost here! In just a few more hours and Victoria Day Weekend will be here! We hope you have a great weekend and can get outside and enjoy some sunshine. Please remember our office will be Closed on Monday for the Holiday as well at the 20th.

Please visit our website for helpful suggestion on common problems.

www.londonbraces.com

We're Now on INSTAGRAM!

May 13th, 2014

Are you one of the MILLIONS who have joined Instagram? Well we now have! Check us out! Our username is londonbraces and we'd love it if you followed us!

www.instagram.com

Wow!

May 6th, 2014

We had great success with our collection of shoeboxes filled with goodies for women in need our community. With the support of our patients and families we dropped off 18 boxes for The Shoebox Project. Thanks to everyone who took time to put together a box.



Import Construction Note

May 5th, 2014

Over the course of the weekend we ourselves ran into many areas of construction and would like to extend the courtesy of informing our patients. We strongly suggest you give yourself extra time when travelling to our office for an appointment during the spring/summer also know as “Construction Season.” Construction can be found all over the city, but a few areas of concern are the Wharncliffe/Ri verside intersection, all of Hyde Park Rd and Wharncliffe south of Horton. We strongly suggest you find alternate routes or add extra time to your trip if you will be travelling though these areas.

We all feel the effects of summer construction and will try to keep you updated on closures/areas that may impact travel to our office.


IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING YOUR ACCOUNT

April 30th, 2014

Our appointment reminder system is back up and running.  If you have not been receiving email reminders in regards to your appointment time please log into your Patient Portal at www.londonbraces.com and ensure we have the correct email address on file for you and your family. The Patient Portal is a great benefit to all patients. You can log in and view your appointment dates, print receipts and even subscribe to text message appointment reminders. We strongly encourage patients to subscribe and use this system as it provides instant access to your information.  We have noticed an increase in phone calls due to unknown appointment times, and calls are not being returned as quickly as you may like. We encourage you to use the Patient Portal for inquiries of this nature. If you have any trouble please contact tricia@londonbraces.com who can help provide you with your appointment time or instructions on getting logged in.


It's not too late!

April 30th, 2014

There is still time if you have a Shoebox full of goodies you would like to drop off at our office in support of "The Shoebox Project." These boxes fixed with items such as hand soaps, nail polish, gift cards etc. will be distributed by My ...Sister's Place on Mother's Day to women in our community. These boxes let the moms in our area know they are not alone during crisis and are sure to bring a smile or two to their faces. Thank you to everyone who has supported "The Shoebox Project" so far.

For more information on The Shoebox Project feel free to check out their Facebook Page.

https://www.facebook.com/TheShoeboxProjectCanada

Do you see what we see?

April 30th, 2014

Do you see what we see? Comment on our Facebook Page when you see it!! Having trouble figuring it out, share with your friends for some help!

www.facebook.com/londonbraces

Daffodils

April 28th, 2014

Sasha and Gabriel were the lucky recipients of our weekly Daffodils in support of "Daffodil Month." They were very happy to give mom the Daffodils!

For more information on Daffodil Month, please visit http://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/events-and-participation/find-an-event-near-you/daffodil-month/what-is-daffodil-month/?region=nu

Construction Delays Possible

April 27th, 2014

With the summer season upon us, we all know that means city construction! Construction slow-downs are not uncommon in and around London this time of year. We are asking patients to add a few extra minutes to their travel time to account for these delays. To respect the time, busy lives and schedules of ALL of our patients, we are asking that everyone take into account these possible delays when attending their appointments with us. Patients who arrive late are asked to please check in with our receptionist.  In certain situations, we may have to rebook your scheduled appointment to ensure our clinic runs smoothly and on time for the remaining patients in the day. We appreciate your understanding in this matter. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our office.

The city of London also provides great information on road closures in the area. See the following link for further details:

http://apps.london.ca/RightOfWay/

Sincerely,

Dr. Baby, Dr. Rojas and staff


Friday Fun Fact... Did you know?

April 25th, 2014

More Daffodils! Show your support!

April 23rd, 2014

Our beautiful daffodils for the week! One lucky patient will be taking these home tomorrow! Wear a daffodil pin and join the fight against cancer.

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

Daffodil Month

April 21st, 2014

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

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

Happy Easter

April 20th, 2014

Happy Easter from our office. Enjoy your weekend. We will be back in the office April 22nd.  Enjoy your treats, but please remember to avoid "hard, chewy" treats that are not brace friendly.

Why Do I Need Braces?

April 16th, 2014

Great video answers the commonly asked question "Why do I need Braces?"

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

It's Monday! Don't Forget to Smile!

April 14th, 2014

It's Monday!! Don't forget to smile. Better yet, be someone's reason to smile!

Please note our office will be closed this Friday in observance of Good Friday and also Easter Monday. If you need elastics, have a wire poke etc. please give the office a call.  1.800.920.9798

Rethink Your Drink!

April 9th, 2014

Rethink Your Drink! Sugar can have detrimental affects on your teeth. Check out this article on this subject. It offers advice on alternatives to those sugary drinks everyone loves.

http://www.rdhmag.com/articles/print/volume-33/issue-3/features/rethink-your-drink.html


Smile, it's Oral Health Month!

April 7th, 2014

Smile, it’s Oral Health Month!

Your mouth is directly related to many parts of your body. Proper care of your teeth and gums can have a great impact on your overall health. During April we will be providing some blog posts on ways your Oral Health affects your life and changes you can make to improve your oral health. If there is a specific topic you would like us to provide information on please email tricia@londonbraces.com


Fun Fact Friday!

April 4th, 2014

Fun Fact Friday!! We can help with this one!!

April is Daffodil Month

April 3rd, 2014

Daffodils are not just a flower, they are an image of strength, courage and awareness. We are proudly displaying daffodils in our office during April to show our support of those who have been affected by cancer and help bring awareness to ...something that touches almost everyone one way or another. When out in the community we urge to pick up a daffodil pin to show your support. For more information on Daffodil Month please visit http://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/events-and-participation/find-an-event-near-you/daffodil-month/?region=ab

The Shoebox Project

April 2nd, 2014

Last year we asked for your help, and because of your generous response and the great need in our community, we have decided to ask for your support again this year.

“The Shoebox Project” is a non-profit initiative that collects small gifts packaged in shoeboxes for women in shelters. These boxes are then distributed to women in these shelters for Mother’s Day.

They ask that the boxes be filled with goodies that a woman would not splurge on during times of difficulty. This could be such items as perfume, gift cards, magazines, make up (no concealers or foundations please), socks, etc. Feel free to be creative and imaginative. These boxes will show these women they are not forgotten in times of struggle.

“My Sister’s Place” in London will once again be the recipients of this initiative this year. Our office will be accepting filled shoebox donations until May 2nd . One of our team members will deliver these special boxes to one of the various designated drop off locations in the city.

Last year, after boxes were sent out, “The Shoebox Project” posted a few quotes of thanks from recipients on their Facebook page. We would like to share a few with you:

“For me it was awesome because I couldn’t be with any of my children on Mother’s Day. It really brightened my day.”

“It was nice. Other than the handmade card from my kids, it was the only Mother’s Day gift I received.”

It was beautiful. You feel special when you receive a gift like that. I felt very touched.”

We appreciate you continued support. For any questions relating to the The Shoebox Project, or if you wish to drop off boxes to the Wingham or Goderich locations, please email tricia@londonbraces.com. You can also find more information about “The Shoebox Project” or “My Sisters Place” by visiting the links below.

https://www.facebook.com/TheShoeboxProjectLondonCanada

http://cmhamiddlesex.ca/outreach/

http://shoeboxproject.com/index.html

Health Fact Friday!

March 28th, 2014

Will you be turning out the lights for Earth Hour?

March 27th, 2014

Earth Hour is almost among us!!! How will you be spending your hour? Let us know! For more info on Earth Hour check out this website. Remember, lights out for 1 hour this Saturday starting at 8:30pm! What a great way to raise awareness for our planet. "Like" our post if you will be turning out your lights!

http://www.earthhour.org/join-the-hour

Smile!

March 21st, 2014

More Comfort, Shorter Treatment Times, Chose Insignia

March 19th, 2014

Did you know Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas were the first office in the area to offer Insignia to their patients? Insignia treatment is customized to each individual patient. Each aspect is precisely calculated to affect tooth movement in the most optimal way, resulting in fewer office visits and exceptional comfort. And because treatment is 100% personalized, patients often see a reduction in the amount of time they would ordinarily wear braces.

The process is simple. Following an initial examination, our team will take an impression of your teeth and send to the Insignia smile design lab. Sophisticated imaging software then creates a 3-D representation of your bite while braces and wires are custom-fabricated with your exact prescription.

Another great feature of this system that you can see your results before treatment is finished. Utilizing the 3-D computer imaging of your exact tooth positioning, Insignia calculates the most optimal orthodontic plan for you. We email Insignia Tooth Movement Videos to all patients so they too can get excited about the changes that are about to occur.

If you are interested in Insignia and what it can do for you, give us a call. 1-800-920-9798. You can also gain more info by checking out this video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--nJo4gClaI&list=FLNeHE3bW5D7okf9wXcXwMWw

http://www.insigniasmile.com/

More Comfort, Shorter Treatment Times, Chose Insignia

March 19th, 2014


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Did you know Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas were the first office in the area to offer Insignia to their patients? Insignia treatment is customized to each individual patient. Each aspect is precisely calculated to affect tooth movement in the most optimal way, resulting in fewer office visits and exceptional comfort. And because treatment is 100% personalized, patients often see a reduction in the amount of time they would ordinarily wear braces.
The process is simple. Following an initial examination, our team will take an impression of your teeth and send to the Insignia smile design lab. Sophisticated imaging software then creates a 3-D representation of your bite while braces and wires are custom-fabricated with your exact prescription.
Another great feature of this system that you can see your results before treatment is finished. Utilizing the 3-D computer imaging of your exact tooth positioning, Insignia calculates the most optimal orthodontic plan for you. We email Insignia Tooth Movement Videos to all patients so they too can get excited about the changes that are about to occur.

If you are interested in Insignia and what it can do for you, give us a call. 1-800-920-9798.

You can also gain more info by checking out this video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--nJo4gClaI&list=FLNeHE3bW5D7okf9wXcXwMWw

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

March 17th, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all our great patients and parents!  Why not get crafty? Follow this link for a few fun St. Patrick's Day kids craft ideas.

http://spoonful.com/st-patricks-day

Tuesday Morning Humour!

March 11th, 2014

Have we helped your smile? Know someone that could benefit from orthodontic treatment? Then be sure to give us a call 1-800-920-9798 or visit us online www.londonbraces.com

March Break is Here!

March 7th, 2014

March Break is here! Our office will be closed for the March Break and returning March 17th. Someone will be available to take your calls. We hope you all have a great, safe, happy March Break!


Spring Forward This Weekend!

March 7th, 2014

Spring is on it's way! Don't forget to set your clocks ahead this weekend!

Deanna is a GRANDMA!

February 28th, 2014

We are very excited to announce that Deanna, our Office Manager has became a GRANDMA! Abigail Faith Janice made her arrival this morning at 1:57am. Weighing in at 6lbs and measuring 20.5 inches. Congrats to Deanna! As a proud grandma we are sure she will have pictures of her precious granddaughter at the office for you see when you are in!


Pet Trick Video!

February 26th, 2014

February is coming to and end very shortly which also means National Pet Dental Month will be over. You have a couple more days to get your Pet Trick Videos in for a chance to win a great box of treats from Aunt Patty's Gourmutt Bakery!

This is Rachelle, our assistants dog doing a trick! Awesome job! Very cute as well! Send you videos to tricia@londonbraces.com or post to Facebook by Friday!

DogtrickvideoRachelle's Dog Trick

Pink Shirt Day!

February 25th, 2014

Don't forget to wear PINK tomorrow if you are headed into the Goderich office. Let's stand up to bullying together! Patients who wear PINK will be awarded 2 Smiles Miles.

www.pinkshirtday.ca


PINK Shirt Day!

February 24th, 2014


Wednesday February 26th is PINK Shirt Day! Wear PINK and stand up to stop bullying. Everyone who wears PINK to our Goderich office this Wednesday will be awarded 2 Smile Miles. Don’t have an appointment but want to show your support? Then post a picture of you to our Facebook Page or email to tricia@londonbraces.com and we will post on our behalf and award you 2 Smile Miles! Let’s show our support.

Interesting Bullying Facts

· Canada has the 9th highest rate of bullying in the 13-years-olds category on a scale of 35 countries

· At least 1 in 3 adolescent students in Canada have reported being bullied recently

· Among adult Canadians, 38% of males and 30% of females reported having experienced occasional or frequent bullying during their school years

· 47% of Canadian parents report having a child victim of bullying

· Any participation in bullying increases risk of suicidal ideas in youth

· Girls are more likely to be bullied on the Internet than boys

· 7% of adult Internet users in Canada, age 18 years and older, self-reported having been a victim of cyber-bullying at some point in their life

· The most common form of cyber-bullying involved receiving threatening or aggressive e-mails or instant messages, reported by 73% of victims

· 40% of Canadian workers experience bullying on a weekly basis

For more information on PINK Shirt Day visit www.pinkshirtday.ca


National Pet Dental Health Month!

February 20th, 2014

Entries are rolling in. Let's see you furry friends.

Email to tricia@londonbraces.com and we will post on our Facebook page. We will do a draw  February 28th of all entries and one lucky winner will win a great treat box from Aunt Patty's Gourmutt Bakery!

We're Ready!

February 19th, 2014

We're ready!! We will be collecting dresses and bling for The Cinderella Project again this year! We will be collecting items until February 28th. Please read our "note" section for full details or email tricia@londonbraces.com

February is National Pet Dental Health Month! Let's see your pets!

February 18th, 2014

February is National Pet Dental Health Month and we want to see your cute furry friends! Send your pet pictures to tricia@londonbraces.com or post to our Facebook page for your chance to win a great treat box from Aunt Patty's Gourmutt Bakery! One winner will be randomly selected February 28th!


Family Day!

February 15th, 2014

We hope all our great patients and patient families have a great Family Day! Post a pic of you having some "Family Day" fun on our Facebook Page and we will award 2 Smile Miles!


www.facebook.com/londonbraces

Valentine's Day Can Be Dangerous to Your Brackets!

February 13th, 2014


Valentine’s Day is almost her and there is a lot of candy making the rounds this week. It’s once again time to remind all our patients to be extra careful when choosing those candies and yummy treats!

All those sweet, sour and sticky candies may taste great, but these treats are known to damage teeth, as well as braces if you’re wearing them! 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! Sour and fruity candy, such as Starburst and Skittles, are the worst for your teeth since these candies have a low pH value, which is known to ruin enamel.

We recommend softer treats, such as soft chocolate or peanut butter cups, or melt-in-your-mouth foods and be sure to brush and floss!

We don’t want your Valentine’s Day to be dampered by a trip our office for a broken bracket.


The Cinderella Project

February 11th, 2014


National Pet Dental Health Month!

February 11th, 2014

February is National Pet Dental Month!
Pet owners near and far always want the best for their furry little friends who become part of their family. These furry friends need dental needs are important too. February is a month to bring awareness to dental needs of your animals. To help bring awareness we will be having two contests with prizes being bags of decorated dog treats provided by “AUNT PATTY’S GOURMUTT DOG TREATS.” Treats are extra crunchy to help with tartar control. Your dogs won’t even know they are good for them
Be sure stop by their Facebook page and give them a “like” to stay updated on where you can find their treats for your furry friends. Our first contest details are below.

WE WANT TO SEE WHAT YOUR PET CAN DO!
Pets are known for their tricks and we want to see them! All you have to do is snap a video of your animal doing a trick, post to our Facebook Page or email to tricia@londonbraces.com (who will post on your behalf).  The videos will be voted on by our staff and the winner will win a package prepared by AUNT PATTY’S GOURMUTT DOG TREATS. We look forward to seeing what your pet can do!

Winner will be chosen February 28th
Our second treat giveaway details will be available mid-February.

Go Team Canada Go!

February 7th, 2014

The 2014 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies are in full swing! We would like to send good luck to all Canadian athletes participating in the Olympics and Paralympics!


Paint Your Thumb Red. Read on to find out why!

February 5th, 2014

Are you guilty of driving and texting? Or know someone that does? Then share this message! Texting and driving becomes a habit that needs to be broken, the video below has a simple solution. We should all be concerned about the impacts of texting and driving. We want all patients, families and team members to be safe on the road.

http://www.rightthisminute.com/video/red-thumb-reminder-evolution-bureau-nail-polish-no-texting-driving-cell-phone-PSA-safety


February is National Pet Dental Month! Let's see what your pet can do!

February 3rd, 2014

February is National Pet Dental Month!

Pet owners near and far always want the best for their furry little friends who become part of their family. These furry friends need dental needs are important too. February is a month to bring awareness to dental needs of your animals. To help bring awareness we will be having two contests with prizes being bags of decorated dog treats provided by “AUNT PATTY’S GOURMUTT DOG TREATS.” Treats are extra crunchy to help with tartar control. Your dogs won’t even know they are good for them.

Be sure stop by their Facebook page and give them a “like” to stay updated on where you can find their treats for your furry friends. Our first contest details are below.


Early Spring or 6 More Weeks of Winter?

February 1st, 2014

Who is excited to see what predication Wiarton Willie will make this year? Who has had enough snow and is ready for spring? Let us know what you think? Early Spring or 6 more weeks of Winter!


Braces Friendly Super Bowl Food!!

January 31st, 2014

With the big game a couple days a way, you probably have three things on your mind; the game, the commercials, and the food. Just because you have braces, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all the yummy game food. We do advise to stay away from ...those chicken wings and popcorn, but don’t stress there are still plenty of treats you can indulge in as you enjoy the game. Check out our Pinterest page titled “Super Bowl and Braces Approved Food Ideas”

January 27th - National Chocolate Cake Day!

January 27th, 2014

Not all Mondays are bad! Especially when they are marked as National Chocolate Cake Day! Yes, there seems to be a day for just about everything! So go ahead and enjoy a piece of chocolate cake today! Just remember to brush and floss after! Enjoy!


Benefits of Straight Teeth!

January 23rd, 2014

Unattractive Teeth in 11-12 Year Olds May Lead to Bullying

January 21st, 2014

A recent study conducted shows that unattractive teeth in 11-12 year olds may lead to bullying.

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/12/prweb11433851.htm

First Impressions are Very Important! Happy Monday!

January 20th, 2014

Only a Few Days Left to Vote!

January 16th, 2014

Voting ends Sunday, January 19th!

If you like us, vote for us!

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

http://www.lfpress.com/bestoflondon

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

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

New and Improved!

January 14th, 2014

Logging in to you online patient profile has been improved to make your experience even better. You can still check your appointments, confirm appointments online, subscribe to appointment reminders, print receipts , view your pictures, set up text appointments and much much more. We are happy to announce that this service has recently been updated and now provides a tab titled “My Smile” which has a few links to items which may be of interest to you while in orthodontic treatment! Check it out! Please note there have been recent updates to increase your online security as well. You must now set up a username/password.  Any questions about this service or how to set up your new username/password please do not hesitate to contact Tricia at tricia@londonbraces.com.

Patient Portal Log-In Changes

January 13th, 2014

Our patient log-in process has recently changed to enhance your security. All patients using our online patient portal will have to set up a username and password. Previously all patients were able to log in using only an email and password. Full instructions have been emailed to all patients. You can also email tricia@londonbraces.com for instructions as well.



Something to Think About!

January 10th, 2014

Something to think about! Happy Friday!


Way to Go Aeros!

January 9th, 2014

Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas are proud sponsors of the Oakridge Aeros MD Atom hockey team. They were recently featured in the London Free Press for donating 728 kilograms of food to the London Food Bank. WOW! They were among 24 of the leagues teams participating in the first “Coach 4 Food Campaign.” For their outstanding efforts the boys won a private coaching session and the goalies will be participating in a goalie clinic with famous goalie trainer Dave Rook. We are very proud of their efforts! Way to Go Boys! Go Aeros Go!

http://www.lfpress.com/2014/01/08/oakridge-aeros-atom-md-team-collects-most-non-perishable-items-for-coach-4-food-campaign-2

Continuing Education

January 7th, 2014

Our office will be participating in some continuing education today. Our phone messages will be checked periodically so please feel free to leave a message and we will be in touch as soon as we can. Thank you for your understanding. For all of those who are enjoying a snow day, have fun and keep warm!

We're Open!

January 6th, 2014

In spite of the weather and all of the closures our office is up and running normally today. We look forward to seeing you at your appointment.


Happy New Year!

December 31st, 2013

We wish you all a joyful, bright, healthy, prosperous and the happiest of New Years!


New Year, New Smile!

December 30th, 2013

2014 is almost here and resolutions on everyone’s mind. Why not make 2014 your year for a New Smile? Our office is proud to offer some of today’s most innovative orthodontic technologies such as Insignia™ that can straighten your smile in ...less time than you ever imagined. You may think traditional braces may not be for you, so why not consider Invisalign® the clear aligner alternative? Not only do today’s braces and other orthodontic treatments straighten your teeth quicker, they also offer greater comfort for you, and require fewer visits to our office letting you reach your ideal smile even faster!

So if obtaining a healthy, beautiful smile is one of your New Year’s resolutions, we invite you to give us a call to schedule an initial orthodontic consultation. Happy New Year!


Season's Greetings

December 23rd, 2013

As another holiday season approaches, the office of Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas sends you their warmest wishes.


May you find the true spirit of the season and may it fill your heart with joy. We look forward to seeing you in 2014.


Important Notice for Patients Scheduled December 23rd, 2013

December 21st, 2013

Over the weekend southwestern Ontario is expecting freezing rain and unfavourable weather conditions which could lead to power outages. If in the event that there is a power outage at our London location on Monday December 23rd, we will be forced to close our office to patients. We cannot operate in the absence of power. Patients will be notified via email if there is an office closure. Our Facebook page will also be updated with an announcement and, if possible, our answering machine at the London office will inform you of such a closure. Our office number is 519-675-0330.

If you have not yet “liked” our Facebook page please do so, as we use this as a means to communicate with patients in regards to matters such as this: www.facebook.com/londonbraces

We appreciate your understanding if such an event should occur. We ask that all patients and patient families drive with caution over the weekend.

Sincerely,

Dr. Baby, Dr. Rojas and staff


Happy Friday!

December 20th, 2013

Holiday Hours

December 20th, 2013

With the holidays almost here we wanted to share our holiday hours. We will be seeing regularly scheduled patients December 20th and 23rd. Our office will be closed from December 24th, returning January 6th. There will however be a team mem ber in the office on the 27th, 30th, January 2nd and 3rd to answer your phone calls. If you have an orthodontic emergency please visit our “Emergency Care” section on our website. www.londonbraces.com/emergency-care
This link provides many helpful solutions to common problems. We hope you all have a safe holiday and look forward to seeing your smiles in 2014!


Only 8 Shopping Days Left!

December 17th, 2013

Eight shopping days left! Are you done your shopping?? What are the hot gifts this year?? Share away!

Happy Monday! Miss Snow It All is here

December 16th, 2013

Ornaments We Love!

December 12th, 2013

Who wouldn't love this as an ornament on their tree! Be sure to brush well after all those delicious Christmas treats and be sure take care with crunchy foods this holiday season. Broken brackets can put you on the naughty list!


Miss Snow It All Has Been Busy!

December 9th, 2013

Miss Snow It All has been naughty this weekend! Check out our Facebook Page to take a guess at why she was so naughty. www.facebook.com/londonbraces

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


Introducing... Miss Snow It All

December 4th, 2013

Introducing…... Miss Snow It All! From now until the end of December our elf friend "Miss Snow It All" will be popping up in each of our offices. This will be a great chance to get some Smile Miles! The first person to correctly guess her office location will get 2 points, and another 2 points for her exact location. Place your guesses in the comment box under the image on our Facebook Page. www.facebook.com/londonbraces

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

December 3rd, 2013

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

Check out what people are saying about our office!

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

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

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

Braces Make Beautiful Faces!

November 27th, 2013

HAPPY WEDNESDAY EVERYONE! JUST REMEMBER THAT BRACES MAKE BEAUTIFUL FACES!

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!

We Have Knights Tickets to Give Away!

November 21st, 2013

We are at it again Knights fans!!! We have one more set of Knights tickets to give away! The first one to correctly answer the following question wins two tickets for Saturday night's game where the London Knights take on the Windsor Spitfires! Ok, on episode two of "Quest for the Cup" tell us what player at the end of the episode was sent back down to Junior B for more conditioning and ice time? First correct answer posted on our Facebook Page wins! Winner must be a patient family of our office! Good Luck!

www.facebook.com/londonbraces

http://www.londonknights.com/


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!


London Knights are Serving Your Dinner at Jack Astors November 19th!

November 18th, 2013

Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas are the Official Orthodontist of the London Knights and we like to keep you updated on where they are going to be and what they are up to. On Tuesday November 19th at Jack Astors south the are presenting "Star Server Night"! The London Knights will be serving your dinner! For more info check out this link! http://www.londonknights.com/


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/


Today We Remember

November 11th, 2013

Calendar Contest Details!

November 7th, 2013

The London Knights are Collecting New Hats and Mitts! Let's Help Keep London Warm!

November 6th, 2013

Going to the Knight's game tomorrow? If so, the Knights have teamed up with members in our community to collect new hats and mitts to help keep London warm this winter. All hats and mitts will be donated to the Salvation Army! Don't have tickets for tomorrows game, don't worry great seats are still available. Call the Knights box office for tickets!

www.londonknights.com


We Are Still Buying Back Your Halloween Candy!

November 5th, 2013

Don't forget we are still buying back your Halloween Candy!!!! Turn your sugary treats in to CASH! We are in the London office this week from 8:30am - 4pm. Check our poster for our Wingham and Goderich times!


The Winners Are...................

November 1st, 2013

A big thank you to EVERYONE who participated in our Pumpkin Carving Contest this year! We had a tough time picking the winners. The winners are..... 1st Place Kamden, 2nd Kayla C. and 3rd place Emily T. Congrats to all the winners and thank you again to everyone who took time to send in their pictures! Our Halloween Candy Buy Back starts today so be sure to bring your candy into our office for CASH!


Happy Halloween!

October 31st, 2013


Happy Halloween to everyone! It looks like its going to be a rainy one but we hope that doesn't stop you! Remember we are buying back your Halloween Candy starting tomorrow! Also, be sure to snap of picture of you in your Halloween Costumes. You can email to tricia@londonbraces.com. She will post on them on Facebook on your behalf AND give you 5 Smile Miles! Be safe tonight! Our pumpkin carving winners will be announced later today, so be sure to check back!


Only 6 Days Until Halloween!

October 25th, 2013

Only 6 days until Halloween! Remember if you are carving your pumpkins this weekend, be sure to email them to tricia@londonbraces.com for entry into our Pumpkin Carving Contest! We can't wait to see them!


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

2nd Annual Carving Contest Entries are Rolling In!

October 18th, 2013

Entries are now rolling in for our 2nd Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest! Be sure to email your entry to tricia@londonbraces.com with PUMPKIN as the title. Each entry will be given 5 Smile Miles. Winners will be chosen and be awarded 100 Smile Miles for 1st, 75 Smile Miles for 2nd, and 50 Smile Miles for 3rd! Lets see those pumpkins!  All entries can be found on our Facebook Page.

www.facebook.com/londonbraces

Where is Skinny??

October 16th, 2013

Today our office is participating in "Dress for the Cause" by wearing PINK, even "Skinny" is participating in this great day that brings awareness to Breast Cancer!

"Skinny" will be making appearance throughout the month! Be sure to check out Facebook Page often!



Happy Thanksgiving

October 14th, 2013

Braces Friendly Halloween Treats!

October 10th, 2013


It’s National Orthodontic Health Month and you may think you are doomed and must avoid all treats this Halloween. However, it’s not all bad news –Halloween does not have to be completely treatless! There are many braces-friendly Halloween treats. Doing a simple Google search for “braces friendly recipes” works well below is a recipe to get you started! No matter what treat you decide to indulge in this Halloween be sure to brush and floss after!

Halloween Parfait


Ingredients:

3 boxes instant vanilla pudding (enough to make 12 one-half cup servings)

1 teaspoon red food coloring

1/2 teaspoon yellow food coloring

One 9-ounce package plain chocolate wafers

6 cups milk

Chocolate syrup to taste

One 8-ounce can mandarin oranges, drained

Directions:

Combine pudding mix and milk in large bowl as directed on the package. Refrigerate until firm. Crush chocolate wafers into crumbs, using a food processor, or put the wafers into a zip-lock bag and crush with a rolling pin.

Combine red and yellow food coloring in a small bowl. Stir into pudding thoroughly, until pudding is orange. Alternate layers of pudding with layers of chocolate crumbs in a parfait cup or glass for a total of three layers of pudding. Top each layer of crumbs

with chocolate syrup to taste before adding the next pudding layer. Top each parfait with mandarin oranges and additional chocolate wafer crumbs.

Makes eight 8-ounce servings.

Looking for more braces friendly Halloween treats? Check out this link! http://www.mylifemysmile.org/pressroom

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!

Pumpkins wear braces too!

October 7th, 2013

It's almost time to carve your pumpkins! Here is some pumpkin carving inspiration! Happy Monday!

Retainer Care!

October 3rd, 2013

Retainer Care

  • Wear your retainers full time, until the doctor instructs otherwise.
  • 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 toothbrush and warm water. You may use mouthwash if you wish. Use warm but not hot water. If your retainer develops a build-up, you may use vinegar and warm water to help remove the debris or other cleaning solutions such as Efferdent® or other orthodontic appliance cleaners. These other cleaners can be used but do not take the place of brushing. Brushing retainers removes the plaque, and eliminates odors and is a very important part of the maintenance of your retainer. We advise against using toothpaste to clean your clear retainer as it may cause hairline scratches, which over time can make your retainer appear “cloudy”
  • When retainers are not in your mouth they should ALWAYS be in a retainer case. Pets love to chew on them!
  • Initially, you may find it difficult to speak. Practice speaking, reading, or singing out loud to get used to them faster.
  • Retainers are breakable, so treat them with care. If retainers are lost or broken call us immediately.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about your retainers, or if your retainers need adjusting, call us. Do not try to adjust them yourself.
  • Always bring your retainers to your appointments.
  • Retainer replacements are expensive, but with proper care they will last for years!
  • Remove retainers when swimming.
  • Keep retainers away from hot water, hot car dashboards, pockets, the washing machine, and napkins.

Retainer Care!

October 3rd, 2013

National Orthodontic Health Month!

October 2nd, 2013

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.

Dr. Rojas is Headed to England!

September 30th, 2013

Dr. Rojas will be traveling to London, England to speak at The Insignia Global Users meeting October 4th – 5th. The Insignia Global Users Meeting is dedicated to providing educational content to further the discussion and advancement of digital orthodontics. We wish Dr. Rojas safe travels and can’t wait to hear about his trip when he returns!

Great NEWS!

September 27th, 2013

GREAT NEWS!!!! We have extended our Calendar Contest deadline! You now have until December 1st to submit your Calendar entry! Full contest details below..

It’s Back!!!!! Our 2014 Calendar Contest is now open for entries!

2014 Calendar Contest!!

We are in the midst of designing our 2014 office calendars and we would love our patients to help! All you have to do is draw us a picture of anything you like. It could be your favorite sport, animals, hanging with friends or even a nature scene. The options are endless.

We will pick 12 winners which will be featured in our 2014 calendar. All winners will also receive 25 points on their Smile Miles card! (5 points are awarded to all those that enter)

We just have a few rules:

1.Please use plain white 8x11 paper and use horizontally. (if possible)

2.Please hand your photos to any one of our receptionists, mail to our London office at 99 Horton St. West Unit 100 London, Ont. N6J 4Y6 or scan and email your entry to tricia@londonbraces.com by December 1st!

3.Use any art medium you wish. Crayons, markers, paint or even pastels.

4.Please be sure to add your first and last name to the back of your picture. Or if emailing please provide first and last of patient in the subject line.

5.All winners will be contacted via email the second week of December and all pictures will be posted on our Facebook Page after the winners have been contacted!

6.Have fun and good luck!!

7. Look for our new calendar early next year in all 3 offices!!

Is Invisalign for You?

September 26th, 2013

Are you considering orthodontic treatment, but not sure if traditional metal braces are for you? What about a clear, invisible treatment option? Why not see if Invisalign is for you! Call our office today! http://www.invisalign.com/braces-for-adults-and-teens

Whoa! That's A LOT of Bookbags!

September 6th, 2013

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

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


Back to School!!

September 3rd, 2013

We hope everyone has a great first day back to school!! We hope you didn't forget your toothbrush!

Look!

August 30th, 2013

We hope everyone has a great first day back to school! Earlier this month we asked for your help and you listened! With your help 9 children in our community will be able to back to school with the supplies they need to learn! Thanks to everyone who helped us join in on GenNext's mission!

An Afternoon of Fun With The London Knights!

August 26th, 2013

Our Mouthguard Clinic was a huge success! We thank everyone who came to our event. If you have any photos from our event please feel free to share them with us!

Our whole album can be found on our Facebook Page www.facebook.com/londonbraces

Good Luck Susan!

August 22nd, 2013

Today is the day!! Our very own Susan will be representing our office in the Boston Pizza Charity Golf Tournament with proceeds going to the Merrymount Family Support and Crisis Centre at Greenhills Golf! For more information on the Merrymount Family Support and Crisis Centre visit the website below! Good luck Susan!!

http://www.merrymount.on.ca/

Before and After Photos!

August 20th, 2013

Are you a past patient of our office and want to see your "before and after" photos? The results can be amazing and we often don't remember what our smiles looked like before braces. If you are interested in having your "before and after" photos emailed to you just email tricia@londonbraces.com and she will be sure to get them to you. Be sure to provide your first and last name at the time of treatment.

Well said... Build a life, don't live one!

August 16th, 2013

This is a must watch for everyone!

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

Happy Monday!

August 12th, 2013

We hope everyone is having a great Monday! Here is a little Monday morning humor for you! You can check for more dental humor on our Pinterest Page..

http://pinterest.com/babyrojasortho/boards/

Happy Civic Monday!!

August 5th, 2013

We hope you all enjoyed your holiday weekend! Tell us on our Facebook Page what you did with your family this weekend and we will give you 2 Smile Miles!!

www.facebook.com/londonbraces

Mouthguard Clinic is Almost Full!!

August 2nd, 2013

Spaces for our London Knights Mouthguard registration are filling up quickly. We only have a few spots left. We will be able to only offer "same day" mouthguards to people who have pre-registered. People who have not pre-registered will be able to have an impression taken for the mouthguard that day, but we will not be able to offer "same day" pick up, you will have to arrange another pick up time. Forms can be found on our Home Page!

http://www.londonbraces.com/assets/uploads/docs/mouthguard-clinic.pdf

Way to go Athan!!!

July 26th, 2013

Congrats to our patient Athan  who gave up his favourite pop for 3 whole years while in braces! We applaude his outstanding effort. We know giving up things we all love while wearing braces is hard but as Athan will tell you, so worth the effort. He now has a fantastic smile to show for it! Way to go Athan!  Your an inspiration to all!  (We do not promote pop drinking, but surely applaude his efforts for giving it up while in treatment)

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Pencils, Binders, Glue Sticks, Oh My!

July 24th, 2013

Pencils, Binders, Glue Sticks, Oh My!

Summer is flying by and soon children across our community will be headed back to the classroom. Back to school supply costs can add up, and not all families are able to send their children to school with the supplies they need.  “GenNext” through the United Way is helping send local children in need back to school ready to learn!  Our office has joined this mission to help the United Way help children reach their full potential and is collecting school supplies for GenNext.

If you are interested in supporting this cause, simply pick up a couple extra items when you are doing your back to school shopping and drop them off at our office. Or if you wish, you can team up with your friends or family to fill up a book bag for drop off.  A full book bag donation is not necessary; any school items would be greatly appreciated. Below is a list of supplies that the United Way has suggested.  Many of these “back to school items” can be purchased at your local dollar store.

• Insulated lunch bags
• Duo-tangs
• Small Kleenex packages
• Binders
• Pencil cases• Pens & pencils
• Safety scissors
• Highlighters
• Erasers
• Calculators
• Pencil sharpeners
• Exercise books
• Rulers
• Lined paper
• Coil notebooks
• Glue sticks
• Markers
• Math sets
• Crayons / Pencil crayons

We will be collecting items at all 3 of our office locations until August 20th.  Check our Facebook Page in late August to see a photo of the supplies we have collected! Thank you to everyone for your continued support of our efforts to help our community!
If you would like more information on United Way GenNext and what they are doing for our community, visit the following link: http://www.gennextuw.ca/events.html?id=36

Summer Holidays!

July 23rd, 2013

Our office will be closed July 26th – August 5th. There will be someone available to answer your calls. We will resume seeing our regularly scheduled patients on August 6th. If you need elastics, have a wire poke or need wax be sure to call the office this week to make arrangements. While we are away be sure to enter our "Sunny Smiling Summer Contest" for a chance to win 2 NHL Pre-Season tickets to see Leafs take on the Flyers at The Budweiser Gardens in September.

www.facebook.com/londonbraces

Mouthguard Clinic Details Coming Soon!

July 16th, 2013

Details on our upcoming "Mouthguard Clinic with The London Knights" will be revealed soon!  You don't want to miss out on this, so make sure you check our Website next week! Details will be posted on our "Home Page".

www.londonbraces.com

Golf for the CURE!

July 11th, 2013

Monday July 8th marked the 7th annual “Golf for the CURE” at Ironwood Golf Club in Exeter. Susan, our Treatment Coordinator participated in the event. Check out some pictures from this great event! Susan's team came in 3rd and won the Skins game!

For more pictures from the event check out our Facebook Page www.facebook.com/londonbraces

Insignia Wins an Award!

July 4th, 2013

You may have heard of “Insignia” braces or you may be one of the lucky ones who are wearing an Insignia Smile, or currently have Insignia braces.  Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas were the first orthodontists in London to bring this ground breaking technology to our patients.  Ormco Corporation, the developer of the Insignia system, has recently been acknowledged for its excellence and has been awarded an American Technology Award in the Health & Medical Technologies category.  We congratulate Ormco on their success and are very thankful we are able to bring this technology to our patients.  Follow this link for more information on Insignia and what it can do for you.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ormcos-insigniatm-advanced-smile-designtm-wins-american-technology-award-in-health-medical-technologies-category-2013-06-21?reflink=MW_news_stmp

Happy Canada Day!

June 29th, 2013

Schools Out For Summer!!!!!!!!!!!Whoo hoo!

June 27th, 2013

Schools out for summer! Stay safe and keep smiling!

Sunny Summer Smiling Contest!!

June 26th, 2013

Sunny Smiling Summer Contest!

We want to see your smiling summer faces doing your favorite summer activity. Swimming, playing soccer, fishing, anything that makes you SMILE! Simply post your photo on our Facebook Page. Get your friends to “like” your picture and our Facebook page. You could be smiling even bigger when you win 2 Pre-season NHL tickets to see The Toronto Maple Leafs vs. The Philadelphia Flyers at the Budweiser Gardens on September 15th! The photo with the most “likes” wins so be sure to “share” our page with all your friends and family! Winner will be chosen at 12 pm on September 6th. Good luck!

www.facebook.com/londonbraces

My Sister's Place!

June 24th, 2013

Earlier this year we asked for your help for "The Shoebox Project." A project in which we collected shoeboxes filled will goodies for women in need in our community. These boxes were handed out by the great people of "My Sisters Place". This link tells the story of one thankful recipient. It's great how one box filled with everyday items can bring so much joy to one person. We thank everyone who brought in shoeboxes filled with goodies.

http://www.mysistersplacelondon.ca/?p=1045


Global News Video Worth Watching!

June 12th, 2013

General dentists are great at what they do and we work very closely with them throughout a patient’s orthodontic treatment.  But when it comes to your orthodontic care, please do your research and trust a certified orthodontist with specialized university training.  This video from Global News explains further:

http://globalnews.ca/news/624775/watch-dentists-moonlighting-as-orthodontists-can-make-for-costly-smile/


Show us your Smiles!

June 10th, 2013

It’s nearing the end of the school year and that is certainly something to smile about!! It also means that Proms and Graduations are happening and we would love to see your photos! Feel free to post your picture on our Facebook Page. We will be giving out 5 Smile Miles to everyone who would like to share a picture. We can`t wait to see your smiles!


You Dont' Have to Brush Your Teeth, Only the Ones You Want to Keep!

June 6th, 2013


“You don't have to brush your teeth - just the ones you want to keep.”  ~Author Unknown


West Elgin United Soccer Team!

May 30th, 2013

Check out our Facebook Page for a special video sent to us from the West Elgin United Soccer Team! Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas are proud sponsors of their team and look forward to following them throughout their season! Go girls Go!

www.facebook.com/londonbraces

Construction Delays!

May 28th, 2013

With the summer season upon us, we all know that means city construction. Construction slow- downs are not uncommon in around London this time of year. We are asking patients to add a few extra minutes to their travel time to account for these delays. To respect the time, busy lives and schedules of ALL our patients, we are asking that everyone take into account these possible delays when attending their appointments with us. Patients who arrive late are asked to please check in with our receptionist. In certain situations, we may have to rebook your scheduled appointment to ensure our clinic runs smoothly and on time. We appreciate your understanding in this matter. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our office.

The city of London also provides great information on road closures in the area. Check out this link for all the details.

http://apps.london.ca/RightOfWay/

Father's Day Contest!!

May 27th, 2013

Father’s Day is almost here! Want to win your Dad a great prize? All you have to do is guess how many nails are in the jar and post you answer on our Facebook Page in the comment box of the jar photo. You can also submit your answer by ballot while at our office. Each entry will get 2 Smile Miles. One guess per person please.. If you guess the EXACT number of nails we will award an extra 100 Smile Miles! Good luck and happy guessing!!

www.facebook.com/londonbraces

A Little Friday Humour!

May 24th, 2013

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

Preventing Early Childhood Tooth Decay

May 21st, 2013

Early childhood cavities are the most common reason for sedating children at the dental office. The occurrence of childhood cavities is on the rise. The reasons for this are many and can include more relaxed parenting styles, hectic daily schedules and drinks containing large amounts of sugar.

As parents we want the very best for our children and can reduce the risk of childhood cavities. There are many things we can do to prevent cavities. Below is a list of some things you should DO NOT do and DO to help reduce the risk of your child developing cavities.

Do Not

· Put your child to bed with a sippy cup or bottle, if you child must have one, use water only

· Do not allow your child to become a “bottle walker” (walk around with a sippy cup or bottle)

· Do not use sippy cups or bottles to “quiet” your child

· Except at meal and designated snack times, bottles and sippy cups should ONLY contain water

· DO NOT DIP soothers in sugar or sweetened substances like honey or syrup

Do

· DO VISIT THE DENTIST EARLY. It is suggested your child visit the dentist by age one and regular dental visits yearly should continue after that.

· DO “CLEAN” your child’s teeth as soon as they erupt. Twice a day. Parents should help with or do at least one cleaning until the child is about 7 years old.

· Do lift the child’s lip regularly to check the gums closely. If you see any white lines or brown spots visit the dentist immediately.

· DO use a (clean) soft washcloth if you child is uncooperative with a toothbrush. This will help to remove any plaque that is present.

· DO USE a small, soft toothbrush and water to clean teeth. (Hot water with soften bristles) Use no toothpaste or a non-fluoride toothpaste until age 3 and then use a small amount of fluoride toothpaste 2 times per day for 2 minutes until age 7.

For more information please visit the Middlesex-London Health Unit’s Website. It provides a great deal of information on this topic. Brochures on Early Childhood Tooth Decay are available at our office as well.

https://www.healthunit.com/cavities-babies

Victoria Day Weekend is Here!

May 17th, 2013

We hope everyone has a great Victoria Day weekend! We would love it if you shared your weekend photos! They could be of you and your family camping, gardening or even having a BBQ. You can email them to tricia@londonbraces.com or post them to our Facebook page and you will be awarded 5 Smile Miles!

The link below takes to you a list of events happening in London this weekend if you are looking for something to do.

Another Grandson for Darlene!

May 14th, 2013

Another grandson for our assistant Darlene! The birth of Jase Davin Harvey on May 13th made Darlene a grandma for the 5th time! All boys! Jase weighed in at weighed 8lbs 13oz.  Congrats Darlene! We look forward to seeing more pictures of your growing family.

Victoria Day Weekend!

May 13th, 2013

We hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day weekend. As you know next weekend is Victoria Day weekend. Like many businesses our office will be closed Monday May 20th. If you need elastics, a receipt, have a wire poke or something is loose please call our office as soon as possible to make arrangements.

We Appreciate You Mom!

May 10th, 2013

Yesterday, patients in our London office showed their moms how much they are appreciated by giving them flowers after their appointments. Thanks to all the mom's out there for all you do!!

Photo: Yesterday, patients in our London office showed their moms how much they are appreciated by giving them flowers after their appointments. Thanks to all the mom's out there for all you do!!


McHappy Day May 8th, 2013!

May 7th, 2013

Wednesday May 8th is McHappy Day at McDonald’s. It’s the perfect excuse to make a McDonald’s stop either for coffee or for dinner for your family! $1 from every Big Mac®, Happy Meal®, and hot McCafé® beverage you buy will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities® and other local children’s charities across Canada. Some local McDonald’s locations are asking for volunteers over dinner time. Please contact your local McDonald’s if interested in being a volunteer on this special day. If you take a picture of yourself or your family enjoying McHappy Day we will give you 25 Smile Miles! Simply email your photo to tricia@londonbraces.com and we post on our Facebook Page on your behalf.

http://www.mcdonalds.ca/ca/en/promotions/mchappyday.html

https://www.facebook.com/McDonaldsCanada



Stanley Cup Playoffs are Here!

May 1st, 2013

The Stanley Cup playoffs have officially started! Who do you think is going to hoist the Cup this year??

Earth Day 2013

April 22nd, 2013

Today is Earth Day 2013! What are you doing to save this beautiful planet? Riding your bike, helping pick up trash, recycling more??

Check out Earth Day Canada's website for some ideas!

http://www.earthday.ca/pub/

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


Our Thoughts and Prayers Go Out to People of Boston

April 16th, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers go to all those affected by the explosions in Boston.

The Shoebox Project

April 15th, 2013

“The Shoebox Project” is a non-profit initiative that collects small gifts packaged in shoeboxes for women in shelters. Many cities across Canada participate in this wonderful program. In London, the women of “My Sisters Place” will be the recipients of this initiative. Our practice would like to help reach out to the women in need in our own community, and are asking our patient families to help. It is very simple, you fill a shoebox with items that woman would need or enjoy, but would not splurge on, during times of difficulty. You can fill the box with items such as toothbrushes, soap, hair accessories, nail polish, gift cards, books, socks, makeup (no concealers or foundations please), etc. Be creative, anything is a gift and will be appreciated.

These shoeboxes will let women know they are special and are not forgotten during their times of struggle. If you wish to fill a box, you can drop them off at our London office until noon on May 3rd .

We appreciate your continued support. For any questions relating to The Shoebox Project, or if you wish to make a drop off in Wingham or Goderich, please send an email to tricia@londonbraces.com. For more information about “The Shoebox Project” or “My Sisters Place” please visit the links below for more information.

http://shoeboxproject.com/index.html

http://www.mysistersplacelondon.ca/?page_id=114

Lastly, the following link has photos which can provide you with ideas for your shoeboxes:

https://www.facebook.com/TheShoeboxProjectLondonCanada

Braces Friendly Recipes

April 11th, 2013

Are you on Pinterest???? Well we are and have a board of "braces friendly recipes" just for you! Check it out! If you have a favorite food to eat with braces please feel free to send the recipe to tricia@londonbraces.com and we will share on our wall for all patients to see!
http://pinterest.com/babyrojasortho/braces-friendly-recipes/

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!

You Voted us Best Dentist for the Second Year in a Row!! Thank you!

April 2nd, 2013

We did it again! The London Free Press ran its “Best of London” survey and we were voted “Best Dentist” for the second year in a row by our great patients and patient families!  Thank you so much for your votes and we hope to continue to make you smile!  Please follow this link to see the winners of all the categories

http://virtual.lfpress.com/doc/londonfreepress/bestoflondonmar30/2013032901/#2

Happy Easter

March 28th, 2013

Our office will be closed Good Friday and Easter Monday! We hope you have a great weekend with your families! Please be careful when eating those yummy Easter treats!

Dr. Rojas Giving a Lecture!

March 25th, 2013

This past Saturday Dr. Rojas headed to Toronto to give a lecture at the Ontario Orthodontic Dental Hygienists Study Club! Here are a couple pictures from his lecture.

At What Age Should My Child See An Orthodontist??

March 21st, 2013

Ever wonder at what age your child should first see an orthodontist? It is a common question asked by many parents. The AAO recommends that every child should see an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7. In some cases, this could be as young as 2 or 3. Many orthodontic problems are easier to correct if detected early rather than waiting until jaw growth has slowed. Early treatment may mean a patient will avoid surgery or other more serious corrections later in life.

For answers to more commonly asked questions about orthodontics please visit the link provided.

http://www.cao-aco.org/ORTHODONTICINFO/facts.asp

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

March 18th, 2013

Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas are happy to announce they are now the “Official Orthodontist of the London Knights”. The Knights as you may know play out of the Budweiser Gardens and sell out nearly every home game. A few notable London Knights players that have made it to the NHL include Jonathan Tavares, Corey Perry(Mighty Ducks), Rick Nash(Rangers), Patrick Kane(Blackhawks) and Nazem Kadri(Leafs). The Knights are currently first in the Midwestern Division with 58 wins! Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas are proud to sponsor such a great team. We have exciting events and activities planned in the future months to do with the Knights. Be sure to stay tuned so you don’t miss out on the details! For more information on the London Knights check out their website!

http://www.londonknights.com/

It's Tax Time!

March 12th, 2013

Income tax time is here and we know many of of you need receipts from our office. Did you know you can print them from the comfort of your home? You simply need to log into you patient portal! If you need full instructions please email tricia@londonbraces.com.

World Wheelchair Curling Championships

February 28th, 2013

Last May we introduced you to Mark Ideson, who Dr Baby knew while growing up in Parry Sound.  Mark survived the unthinkable in 2006, when a helicopter accident left him quadriplegic at the age of 30. Last year Mark was entered into a contest by his wife to win a wheelchair accessible van by telling his “local hero” story.  We provided you with the link and you voted - we thank you for that support.   Mark is still proving why he is such a hero.  He has always had a passion for curling and with hard work and determination he made the National Wheelchair Curling Team in late 2011. Last week the team competed at the 2013 World Wheelchair Curling Championships in Sochi, Russia.  We are excited to announce that they took the GOLD!  Congratulations to Mark and his team!  Mark lives in London with his wife and 2 children. For his full story please follow the links below.  Way to go Mark, you make London, Parry Sound and Canada proud.  You are truly an inspiration to all!

http://www.curling.ca/blog/2013/02/23/canada-claims-gold-medal-at-wheelchair-worlds/

http://www.cottagecountrynow.ca/iphone/community/article/1576807

Possible Office Closure - Goderich

February 26th, 2013

Dear Patients and Parents of our Goderich Office;

The Weather Network is calling for a possible storm tomorrow, February 27th. We value the safety of our staff and patients, therefore on may to have to cancel our clinic day. This email is to inform you that if in fact we will be cancelling our clinic day, we will notify you via email as soon as possible. Our decision is made around 6am the morning of travel. Our goal is to have an email sent to you by 8:00am on the scheduled clinic day. Notifications will also be made on our Facebook Page. Please be sure to check your email or our Facebook page for confirmation of a cancelled day. If you recieve nothing or if nothing is posted on our Facebook page please assume our office is open. If you are in doubt and wonder if the office will be opened or closed due to weather please contact our London office at 1-800-920-9798.

Thank you for your understanding regarding this matter.

Dr. Baby, Dr. Rojas and staff

Baby Beckett Benjamin Has Arrived!

February 18th, 2013

Brandi, our hygienist from our Wingham office, has had her baby! On Tuesday, February 12th she gave birth to a healthy little boy, Beckett Benjamin. We are happy to report that baby and mom are doing well! Big brother Hudson is pretty happy about the arrival as well! Congratulations Brand!

Family Day 2013

February 16th, 2013

Our office will be closed Monday February 18th for Family Day! We hope you enjoy your day with your loved ones. Please check out this link from "Tourism London" for a list of Family Day actives.

http://www.londontourism.ca/Events/Kids-and-Family

Happy Friday!

February 8th, 2013

It's Friday!!! Just a reminder of a couple exciting things we have going on at our office!

"Like" and "share" our contest post and you are automatically entered to win 4 Rhianna tickets!

We are also accepting donations for The Cinderella Project! Check out all the info here.

http://www.londonbraces.com/office-events

Happy Friday!

February 1st, 2013

Happy Friday Everyone! We hope you have a fantastic weekend! Just a reminder to be nice to those braces! No hard, crunchy or chewy foods. They can break brackets which in turn will extend your treatment time.

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.

Want to Win Rihanna Tickets??

January 24th, 2013

Voting Ends Soon!

January 18th, 2013

Best of London voting is coming to an end this weekend. We would love to retain our title as "Best Dentist. " If you like us please vote for us by following the link below. Please keep in mind you do not need to fill out all questions. The Best Dentist category is question #100. Thank you for all of your support!
http://www.lfpress.com/bestoflondon

Win Tickets to See Rhianna!

January 17th, 2013

Rhianna’s Diamonds World Tour Ticket Contest!!

Rhianna is coming to the ACC in Toronto and we are giving away 4 tickets to see her on Monday March 18th !

This contest is open to everyone and anyone.

All you have to do to is “like” our office Facebook page and then “share” our contest post with your Facebook friends. You must complete both steps to be entered into our contest. If you have already liked our page you just need to share it with your friends. The good news is if they win they might take you, so be sure to spread the news!

Winner will be randomly selected March 1st. Good luck and happy sharing!

www.facebook.com/londonbraces

Best of London! If You Like us Vote for Us!

January 2nd, 2013

It’s that time of year again.  The London Free Press is running its “Best of London” survey. We would love to retain our title.  If you are happy with us, we would love it if you could give us your vote for “Best Dentist.” You can do so by clicking on the following link: http://www.lfpress.com/bestoflondon Keep in mind that you do not have to fill out all the questions. To save time, you can go directly to question #100 and type in “Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas’s Orthodontic Office” under the Best Dentist category.  Thank you and happy voting!

Happy New Year!!!

January 1st, 2013

Happy New Year!!!

December 31st, 2012

As 2012 wraps up and as we slide into 2013 we want to take a moment and thank you, our patients and patients families for your continued business. We love what we do and love the smiles we create and without your support this would not be possible. We hope you and yours have a wonderful, safe holiday season and we look forward to seeing you in 2013!

We are now on Pinterest!

December 27th, 2012

Come and follow us on Pinterest!

http://pinterest.com/babyrojasortho/

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Thank you!

December 24th, 2012

Our office recently became "Santa's Little Helpers" and collected toys for "BOBFm's Magical Mountain of Toys!

For more information visit http://www.1023bob.com/2012/11/19/magical-mountain-of-toys-at-toys-r-us/

Braces and Candy Canes!

December 23rd, 2012

Candy canes and braces are not a good combo for this snake or anyone with braces! Please be careful when eating those yummy holiday treats!

Santa's Workshop Trivia

December 20th, 2012

Have you entered our "Santa's Workshop Trivia" contest yet?? Contest closes December 25th. Top scorer receives 75 Smile Miles, 50 for second and 25 for third. Play today!

Log in here! https://dr-baby-and-dr-rojas-orthodontists.patientrewardshub.com/login

Don't get put on Santa's naughty list!

December 17th, 2012

Many Christmas treats, although delicious, can cause real trouble with your braces. Please be mindful of what you eat over the holiday season. Sticky, chewy and crunchy treats are the cause of broken brackets and bent wires, which often results in extended treatment time. You don’t want to make Santa’s naughty list, do you?

Elastic Reminder App for iPhone Users!

December 10th, 2012

Have braces, have an iPhone and have been told you need to wear elastics! Well be sure to check out this app! You will never forget to wear those elastics again!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rubberband-reminder-for-orthodontic/id469609875?mt=8

A little humour for Monday morning!

December 10th, 2012

Thank you from Ronald McDonald House of Southwestern Ontario

December 8th, 2012

All candy from our Halloween Candy Buy Back was recently donated to the Ronald McDonald House of Southwestern Ontario. The Executive Director sent over a very nice letter of appreciation. This donation couldn’t be possible without your participation in our program, so thank you! The letter will be available in our London office if you would like to take a look at it. If you want to know more about the Ronald McDonald House of Southwestern Ontario, please visit the following link. http://www.rmhsouthwesternontario.ca/

Santa's Workshop Trivia!

December 7th, 2012

Think you know a lot about Santa's Workshop? Take our "Santa's Workshop Trivia" to find out! This contest is open to all patients who have a "Smiles Miles" card. If you do not have a card, please contact our London office. Top score will be awarded 75 points, 50 for second and 25 for third! Good luck!!

www.facebook.com/londonbraces

We Have Become Santa's Little Helpers!The holiday season is upon us and in the spirit of giving, our staff will be becoming Santa's Little Helpers in support of “BOBfm’s Magical Mountain of Toys”. We will be accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys for children in need at al l of our office locations. Tween toys are in high demand, but any toy would be appreciated. Toys will be accepted until December 21st. We appreciate your continued support of our commitment to helping our community.The holiday season is upon us and in the spirit of giving, our staff will be becoming Santa's Little Helpers in support of “BOBfm’s Magical Mountain of Toys”. We will be accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys for children in need at al l of our office locations. Tween toys are in high demand, but any toy would be appreciated. Toys will be accepted until December 21st. We appreciate your continued support of our commitment to helping our community.

December 5th, 2012

The holiday season is upon us and in the spirit of giving, our staff will be becoming Santa's Little Helpers in support of “BOBfm’s Magical Mountain of Toys”. We will be accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys for children in need at all of our office locations. Tween toys are in high demand, but any toy would be appreciated. Toys will be accepted until December 21st. We appreciate your continued support of our commitment to helping our community.

Please visit BOBfm for more info  http://www.1023bob.com/2012/12/01/magical-mountain-of-teamsters/

Movember Has Ended!

December 3rd, 2012

The men in your life may be looking a little less fuzzy as “Movember “ has officially ended.  We matched dollar for dollar from our Halloween Candy Buyback and donated the money raised to “Movember Canada”.  This year we sponsored Tom and his quest for facial furriness.  Looking good Tom! Please feel free to post any pictures of the men in your lives that may have participated in Movember on our Facebook Page.

For more information on Movember please visit  http://ca.movember.com/

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Employee Spotlight - Darlene

November 21st, 2012

Our team is comprised of many great staff members who make our office run efficiently and effectively and strive to provide excellent patient care day to day. We want to recognize each of them monthly and provide a little info you may have not have known about them! Our first "employee spotlight" is for Darlene!

Darlene, one of our part-time assistants, has been with us for many years. You will see her snapping photos, assisting our hygienists, and even working away in our lab making your retainers. Needless to say Darlene is a great asset to our team. While not at work Darlene is busy with her growing family. Darlene recently welcomed her 4th grandchild into the world! Congrats Darlene! Be sure to ask to see photos next time you’re in.

Show Us Your Movember Spirit!

November 20th, 2012

Is your dad, brother, uncle, grandpa or other man in your life growing a moustache (or something similar) for “Movember”. If so, please feel free to post their “furry faces” on our Facebook wall or email to tricia@londonbraces.com. Just for participating, patients who post a photo will be awarded 2 Smile Miles!!

Check out http://ca.movember.com/ for more information about "Movember"

Our Office is Ready for the Holiday Season!!

November 19th, 2012

Our office is ready for the holiday season!

CHECK US OUT ON PINTEREST!!

November 16th, 2012

We are on Pinterest! Check us out! Tell us what boards you would like us to post!

http://pinterest.com/babyrojasortho/

We Have a Winner!!!

November 14th, 2012

Jennifer G. is the winner of our 4 London Knights tickets! For trading her Halloween cash for candy she was entered to a draw win the tickets! She will be going to the December 1st game when the London Knights will take on the Guelph  Storm! We hope you have a great time Jennifer! Congrats.. For the complete London Knight schedule visit http://www.londonknights.com/schedule/year/2012/8

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Braz for the Cause!

November 10th, 2012

As you know Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas are big supporters of charities and organizations in the community. Every year they donate to the Braz for the Cause Gala. Monies raised from this event directly supports breast cancer patients through the Massel-Cruickshank Breast Cancer Patient Assistance Fund by way of the London Regional Cancer Program Patient Assistance Program. The event was on October 19th and SNAP London was there to catch the action.

http://www.snaplondon.ca/index.php?option=com_sngevents&id[0]=449119

A Patient of Our Office Voted "Best Smile" by Her High School!

November 8th, 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!

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WEAR A MOUSTACHE FOR SMILE MILES!

November 7th, 2012

November, more recently referred to as “MOVEMBER”, is here and we want to show our support. Men around the country are growing moustaches to promote prostate cancer awareness. For the rest of the month, our London office will have fake moustaches for you wear so that you can show your support . Each person who wears a moustache for a photo will be awarded 2 Smile Miles. Photos will be posted on our Facebook page. We know our great patients won’t disappoint!

www.facbook.com/londonbraces

Can You Guess Who Dr. Rojas Meet in California?

November 5th, 2012

Dr. Rojas recently took a trip to California where he was a speaker the the "Insignia Core Users Meeting." Can anyone guess who he met while he was there? Guesses can be put on our Facebook Page www.facebook.com/londonbraces

Our Candy Buy Back Continues!!!

November 4th, 2012

Our Candy Buy Back Continues! Bring your candy in for cash!!

Our 1st Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest Winners!!

November 1st, 2012

Thank you to everyone who entered our 1st Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest! Our winners are Emma C., Meghan F. and Emily T. All entries can be viewed at http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151100904406850.432701.51662201849&type=3

1st Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest!

October 26th, 2012

Only a few days to submit your entry for our 1st Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest!!

Be sure to email entries to tricia@londonbraces.com with the word PUMPKIN in the title!

Check out our album on Facebook for some carving inspiration!

www.facebook.com/londonbraces

Calendar Contest Winners Revealed!

October 22nd, 2012

Congrats to all our calendar contest winners!

Our winners are Julian L., Josh P., Sarah R., Sydney F., Maya S., Kendra C., Sydney F., Delta C., Kimberly G., Logan S., Jamie S., and Abby P.

Here is a sneak peek of some of our entries. Full the full album of photos be sure to visit our Facebook Page. www.facebook.com/londonbraces.com

Braces and Halloween! We have the answers!

October 16th, 2012

Check out this post by About.com. Braces don't have to be a nightmare this Halloween!

http://dentistry.about.com/od/childrensdentistry/a/braces_candy.htm

Wear Pink to Our Office October 15th-19th in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness!!

October 12th, 2012

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to show our support our staff will be wearing pink from October 15th – 19th. If you have an appointment next week we invite you to wear pink to show your support as well! Your pink item does not have to be a shirt, it can be a hat, scarf, pants or even socks. All patients who come in wearing pink will be awarded 2 Smile Miles. Come on in and show your support for a great cause!

http://www.breastcancer.org/

Helpful Tips for Healthy Smiles at Halloween

October 11th, 2012

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

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

It's Getting Spooky at Our London Office!

October 10th, 2012

Brushing with Braces

October 9th, 2012

Not sure about your brushing technique? Check out this great video for a refresher!

Brushing with Braces

Happy Thanksgiving!

October 5th, 2012

We hope our patients and patients families have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. Our office will re-open October 9th at 8:30am.  If you experience a problem with your braces please visit our website for some solutions. www.londonbraces.com

1st Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest!

October 2nd, 2012

1st Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest!


ENTRY DEADLINE: October 31st

HOW TO ENTER:

Email one photo of you holding your pumpkin and one close-up photo of just your pumpkin to tricia@londonbraces.com with the word “PUMPKIN” in the subject line. Please include in the email your name and phone number. You may submit up to two pumpkins.  Late entries will not be considered. All entries will also be rewarded 2 Smile Miles.

WHO CAN ENTER: This contest is open to the families of our practice

WINNERS:

Winners will be announced on October 31st on our Facebook. Winners will also be contacted directly.

First Prize 100 Smile Miles points

Second Prize 75 Smile Miles points

Third Prize 50 Smile Miles points

CONTEST RULES:

You may submit up to a maximum of 2 pumpkins. Each entry will receive 2 Smile Miles.

Entrants may decorate and/or carve their pumpkin for the contest.

Our office reserves the right to deny any entry considered to be offensive or done in poor taste.

By entering the contest, entrants accept and agree to these rules and the prize judging process, which shall be final. Entrants also agree to allow Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas and staff  to use images of the pumpkins for publicity and promotion.

All entries will be judged by our staff. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded and announced on Friday November 2nd.

How much do you know about your toothbrush?

August 29th, 2012


People have been brushing their teeth for thousands of years! In fact, the first “toothbrush” was created around 3000BC! Ancient civilizations used a thin twig with a frayed edge to rub against their teeth for cleaning.

The first toothbrush with bristles – similar to today’s toothbrushes – was invented in 1498 in China. Brushes were made out of bone or bamboo with bristles made from the hairs on the back of a hog’s neck.

It wasn’t until 1938 that the first nylon bristle toothbrush was introduced and people quickly became aware of practicing good oral hygiene.

Here are some other interesting facts about your toothbrush (and toothpaste):
• Most people are said to use blue toothbrushes over any other color
• The first toothpaste was used in 500 BC in China and India
• On average, children smile about 400 times per day
• Your toothbrush should be replaced every two months
• The first known toothpaste was used in 1780, Crest was introduced in 1955 and Colgate in 1873

How long does orthodontic treatment take?

August 24th, 2012


Orthodontic treatments are used to correct malocclusion, a condition more commonly known as a bad bite. The length of treatment time varies depending on the severity of the bite problem.

What is a "bad bite"?
A bad bite occurs when spacing or alignment problems are present. This often includes teeth that are protruding, crowded, or crooked. Sometimes teeth appear straight, but have an uneven bite because the upper and lower jaws do not align properly. Teeth that are irregularly spaced — either too far apart or too close together — can also cause bite problems.
Frequent causes of bite problems:
• Heredity
• Thumb-sucking
• Premature tooth loss
• Accidents

Benefits of orthodontic treatment:

Appearance -
Correcting a bad bite often creates a more attractive smile, which frequently raises the patient's self esteem.

Preventing Decay -
It also results in a healthier mouth. It is much more difficult to thoroughly clean teeth that are crooked, protruding, overlapped, or crowed. This may allow plaque to build up, which can lead to gum disease, tooth decay, and even tooth loss. Orthodontic treatment corrects these conditions, so cleaning can be more efficient.

Avoiding Alignment Issues -
An uneven bite can interfere with the motions of chewing and speaking. This can cause abnormal wear to tooth enamel, which may require pricey cosmetic restorative treatments, such as crowns or veneers, to correct. It can also lead to problems with the jaws. Orthodontic treatment lessens the likelihood of those issues, as well.

Types of orthodontic treatment:
Braces: Metal or ceramic brackets are bonded to the front of teeth. Wires and elastics are attached to the brackets to straighten teeth.
Invisalign®: Advanced 3D computer images of the patients' mouth are used to create clear, custom aligners that slowly move teeth. They are nearly invisible and are more comfortable than traditional braces. They are also removable, which makes it possible to continue with normal brushing and flossing.

Retainers: A retainer is a removable piece worn inside the mouth that uses pressure to force teeth to move into proper alignment. They are used after braces are removed.

Length of orthodontic treatment: Treatment typically ranges from 12 to 36 months. Factors include the age, cooperation level, and growth occurrence of the patient. The complexity of the case also impacts the treatment time.

Elements of Braces

August 2nd, 2012

When coming to our office to have braces put on, you may find yourself feeling a bit intimated and nervous about the experience. We hope to help you feel more at ease by explaining exactly what the different parts of braces are, and what they do.
Parts of Braces
• Elastic Tie — This is a very small rubber band, and it holds the archwire in place.
• Archwire — This is the main part of the braces. It is a wire guide that tracks the teeth. The wire may be moved from time to time during treatment to continue straightening a patient's teeth.
• Loop in Archwire — This is not in all braces. If it is used, it is to close a gap left from a tooth extraction.
• Bracket — This piece of equipment holds the archwire in place. Formerly, many patients used colored rubber bands to keep the brackets in place, but now since most brackets are cemented on, this is no longer necessary.
• Headgear Tube — This is a hollow area near the back bands, which allows the headgear to fit into the braces. This is only used on patients who require headgear.
• Coil Spring — If needed, this would fit between a bracket and the main archwire. Its purpose is to open up the space between the teeth. This is not necessarily used on all patients.
• Tie Wire — This is another piece of equipment that is used to keep the archwire in place. It is a thin wire that wraps around the bracket.
• Band — This is a metal band that fits completely around a tooth. It is used to help adhere brackets to the tooth.
• Hook — This is the piece of equipment that is used to attach the elastics, also known as rubber bands, around the bracket.
• Elastic — These elastics are used to connect one point of the appliance to another. The purpose is to apply pressure, and encourage the teeth to move into the proper positioning.
By defining each appliance we hope you or your child will be less apprehensive about getting braces put on. At the end of your treatment, you will have a bright, straight smile to show off to all of your friends.

Best of Luck to Our "Local Athletes" this Summer!

July 25th, 2012


Dr. Baby, Dr. Rojas and staff want to wish our “local athletes” the best of luck at the Summer Olympics which begin with opening ceremonies this Saturday!! London is sending approximately a dozen athletes to compete at the 2012 London Olympic Games. CLICK HERE to check out the video from LFPress.com to hear about some local talent

Dr. Baby has been nominated for an award!

July 24th, 2012

Dr. Baby has been nominated for an RBC Canadian Women’s Entrepreneur Award. The award pays tribute to the personal and professional achievements of women across the country. As stated by RBC:

“The purpose of the Awards is to provide national recognition to Canada's women entrepreneurs, whose successful businesses and achievements contribute so much to the Canadian and global economies as well as to their communities.

The Facts about Women Entrepreneurs:
• One of the fastest growing business segments in Canada
• Canadian firms run by women, create new jobs at four times the rate of the national average, collectively providing more jobs than the Canadian Top 100 companies combined
• Women are creating not just jobs, but entire companies, at double the rate of the national average
• The number of women with incorporated businesses more than doubled during the last decade
• There are 821,000 self employed women contributing $18 Billion to the Canadian economy”

Dr Baby would like to wish all the other women entrepreneurs good luck and success in their endeavors a well. For more information please visit the link below.
http://www.theawards.ca/cwea/award-gala.cfm

We Need Your Help!

July 23rd, 2012



We need your help!! Our office is designing new t-shirts and we would like your ideas for a catchy slogan to put on them. These shirts will be worn by staff while at work, out in the community and during team building exercises. From all slogans submitted we will narrow them down and the finals will be posted on Facebook where we will let you, our patient community, pick our new slogan. All slogans can be posted directly to our Facebook Page. In Early August we will narrow the slogans down and start the voting. All participants will receive 2 smile miles points for posting their ideas (maximum of 2 slogans per person please). Also, the creator of the winning slogan will win 25 smile miles points!

What's a palatal expander and why would I need one?

July 20th, 2012

A palatal expander "expands" (or widens) your upper jaw by putting gentle pressure on your upper molars and is used to make the bottom and upper teeth fit together better. It also makes more room for teeth and helps to promote a broader, more aesthetic smile.

Palatal expansion is usually not painful, but you may feel some minor discomfort. It’ll take a little time for you to get used to your appliance, so you may experience difficulty speaking and swallowing for the first day or two.

Adjusting your appliance as directed will ensure you keep on schedule with the rest of your orthodontic treatment plan. It takes about a few weeks to achieve the desired amount of expansion, after which you’ll keep wearing your expander for about six months, giving time for the new bone to form and stabilize. Our team at will give you detailed instructions about how to adjust your appliance and can answer any questions you may have about your palatal expander.

Top ten tips for keeping your BRACES sparkling clean!

July 12th, 2012




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:
1. 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.

2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.

5. 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.
6. Remove the moving parts. If you have elastic bands or headgear, remove these parts before you brush or floss.
7. Fluoride is your friend. Fluoride helps prevent cavities. Be sure to brush with fluoride toothpaste, and rinse with fluoride mouthwash.

8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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. If you need help finding the right Dentist for you, feel free to contact our office - we’d love to help!

We hope this helps, and remember to give our team a call if you ever have any questions!


Health Canada Advisory: Kleenex-brand Hand Sanitizer Recall

July 10th, 2012

A June 28, 2012 Health Canada Advisory indicates that the Kimberly-Clark Professional Corporation is voluntarily recalling Kleenex-brand Luxury Foam Hand Sanitizer. Product testing undertaken by the company has detected bacteria that may pose serious health risks to people with compromised immune systems.
Health Canada advises that:

• purchasers should remove this product from use and contact the Kimberly-Clark Professional Corporation at 1-888-346-4652 for more information on the recall; and,
• immune-compromised consumers should speak to their health-care practitioner if they have concerns, and to report any adverse reactions to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

For more information, please refer to Health Canada’s Advisories and Warnings website.

Paint it Pink

June 27th, 2012

Our office has entered the “Paint it Pink Contest”! 103.1 Fresh FM holds the contest in support of The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundations’ Run for the Cure. The London office has become quite the sight! If you are interested in being a part of this event and great cause, please bring in a pink item that we can use to decorate. Alternatively, you can wear a shirt or accessory to your appointment this week. Either way, participants will receive 4 Smile Miles points. Photos will be posted on our Facebook page next week.

Contest details can be found at the following sites:

Paint it Pink Contest
103.1 Fresh FM Paint it Pink

We look forward to seeing you in pink!

Insignia: A Great Option for Adults!

June 12th, 2012

More and more adults are entering into orthodontic treatment each year. Whether it's the first or second time in treatment, Insignia Advanced Smile Design is engineered with the latest technology that can best accommodate the adult patient. Insignia provides precise movement, comfortable treatment and often in less time (and fewer office appointments). Typical orthodontic treatment can last on average between 12 and 24 months, but each case is different. And- not everyone can achieve ideal results from a clear aligner product such as Invisalign.

Insignia allows orthodontists to create a treatment plan with fine detail. This plan is used to custom-manufacturer the braces to be used on your teeth. Customizing to fit your unique dental anatomy and customizing to meet your final result. That's Insigina.
Advantages to a customized Insignia approach:

• You see a digital 3D computerized preview of your ideal smile.
• Every aspect of your braces experience – from the brackets to the positioning to the adjustments – is customized to achieve that end goal.
• Underlying problems are diagnosed earlier than with the traditional approach.
• The overall time for treatment is approximately 25% less than traditional.

Are you a member of our Smiles Miles Program?

June 5th, 2012

Orthodontic treatments for adults

May 31st, 2012

Erin talks about how a beautiful smile isn't just a cosmetic issue, but can also affect your behaviour. Watch her story about how her life has changed along with her smile.

Father's Day Contest

May 25th, 2012


Post a picture of you and your Dad on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/londonbraces with your favourite activity you like to do with him. Fishing, playing catch or even watching sports, the options are endless. All entries will be entered into our draw to win your Dad a $75 gift card to Canadian Tire.
Winner will be drawn on June 14th.

What are your summer plans?

May 16th, 2012

The dog days of summer are almost upon us, and what better time for us to ask our patients’ summer plans!

Whether you’re going camping, hitting America’s great open roads, visiting our nation’s capitol, or just staying in town and hanging out, we want to know how you’re all going to spending your summer! Please feel free to share your summer plans and experiences with us below or on our Facebook page!

We look forward to reading all about your summer adventures!

Announcing our Smile Miles Patient Rewards Hub!

April 30th, 2012

Going Mobile with Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas!

April 23rd, 2012


Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas have some exciting news for you. We have a new mobile site for our patients on-the-go! No matter where you are…work, school, traveling or shopping at the mall, you will be able to access our website with speed and ease to request or change an appointment, make a payment, refer a patient or simply connect with us on social media. You will even be able to dial the office right from the site on your phone, all with a single touch.

The next time you are on-the-go, we don’t want you to feel disconnected. Access our website with your iPhone, iPad, Droid, or the smart phone of your choice and see how we look, and most of all to stay connected!

With Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas' office, access your account—any day, any time, anywhere!

April 16th, 2012


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

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 for those teens and parents who are always on-the-go! And, because we know folks sometimes forget, you can even receive appointment reminders through email, text messages and more!

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!

Spring is here! Do we have your current contact info?

April 9th, 2012

Spring is in the air! As you probably know, you can always connect with us on our Facebook page, but we invite you to please contact our office with any updates to phone numbers and addresses, so that we may be able to reach you.

We also encourage you to call us and let us know if you have any new phone numbers or if your contact information has changed!

Thank you! Have a great week!

Drs. Baby, Rojas and team at the annual Orthotrac Users Meeting in Atlanta

March 19th, 2012


Drs. Baby, Rojas and team recently attended the annual Orthotrac Users Meeting in Atlanta. The meeting is an opportunity for the Doctors to consult with dental experts and orthodontists from around the United States and stay up-to-date on all the latest technologies and orthodontic treatment options available. This, of course, allows Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas to give you, our phenomenal patients, the best treatment experience possible.

Isn't it nice to know you have complete dental experts in Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas taking care of your perfecting your smile? Ask us about the Orthotrac Users Meeting during your next adjustment appointment!

Connect with us on Facebook!

March 12th, 2012


We will be rolling out our new Facebook Timeline page soon and would love for you to check it out! You’ll find all the useful information that was there before, but now in a fun, new layout. When you Like us on Facebook, you’ll be able to check out photos of our office, find out about new events and contests, or you can even leave a note about how much you enjoyed your visit at our office. We love hearing your feedback to make our practice serve you and your family even better. To make life even easier, if you “Like” us on Facebook, you’ll automatically receive updates from our office right on your own news feed!

See you on Facebook!

From Drs. Baby, Rojas and team

Important safety information about Crest Spinbrush

March 8th, 2012

It has been brought to our attention the makers of Crest Spinbrush, now being sold as Arm and Hammer Spinbrush have released some important safety information. If you are a user of either of these brands of brushes please read the information put out by Health Canada March 1st, 2012.

The following brushes are also affected by this notice.

Arm & Hammer Spin Brush Swirl
Kid's Arm & Hammer Spin Brush
Arm & Hammer Spin Brush Pro Whitening
Arm & Hammer Spin Brush Whitening Sonic
Arm & Hammer Spin Brush Kids My Way
Arm & Hammer Spin Brush Globrush
Arm & Hammer Spin Brush Pro Clean Sonic
Arm & Hammer Spin Brush Pro Clean Sonic Rechargeable
Arm & Hammer Spin Brush Pro Clean
Arm & Hammer Spin Brush Pro Clean Rechargeable
Arm & Hammer Spin Brush Pro Select
Arm & Hammer Spin Brush Pro Sensitive

The Cinderella Project at Dr. Baby & Dr. Rojas' office

March 1st, 2012


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 to this fantastic cause. Dresses can be dropped off at any of our three locations until March 8th. 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

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

Like our Facebook page, and you could win Kelly Clarkson tickets!

February 9th, 2012


Hope everyone is having a great week! Just a reminder that we have 4 Kelly Clarkson tickets up for grabs. Your chance to win is very easy: Anyone who "likes" our Facebook page is automatically entered! Don't forget to spread the word to your friends and family!

The benefits of a beautiful smile, from Drs. Baby & Rojas

January 23rd, 2012


At the office of Drs. Baby & Rojas, we know having an attractive smile puts a spring in your step—or two—as well as increases your self-confidence, no matter if you’re 14 or in your late forties. Smiling not only makes people happy and puts them in a good mood, doing it often can even help you live longer, according to previous studies!

If you’ve been hiding your smile because you have crooked teeth or gaps between your teeth, it’s time to consider orthodontic treatment. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn how quickly and efficiently today’s most advanced correction techniques can straighten your smile!

Don’t hide your smile any longer—give us a call today to schedule yours or your child’s orthodontic consultation. See you soon!

Alberta Dentist Spends More Than $31,000 For John Lennon's Tooth

January 20th, 2012

This is a fun story! An Alberta dentist named Dr. Michael Zuk recently paid more than $31,000 for a "yellowy, browny tooth with a cavity" that once belonged to John Lennon.

Zuk, who has authored a book on celebrities and their teeth, said he would display Lennon's tooth in a case at his dental office. Drs. Baby and Rojas encourage you to read this fascinating story!

2012!

January 3rd, 2012


At Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas' orthodontic office, the New Year is a time to look back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year. Our wish is that our patients continue to keep their teeth healthy, as well as wear their rubber bands, headgear and appliances as prescribed during their treatment.

We look forward to those patients who are planning their orthodontic treatment this year - we think it's a great resolution!

Happy New Year from all of us at Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas' office.

Season’s Greetings!

December 19th, 2011


In this season given to tidings of comfort and joy, and as Drs. Baby and Rojas and our team reflect on the year that was, we’d like to ask you, our wonderful patients: What do you love about the holidays this year? Being with your loved ones? A clean slate for 2012? Opening presents by the fireplace? All the delicious food? Also, what gift are you most looking forward to getting this year?

We’d love if you shared with us all the things you love about the holidays. Stay warm, and don’t forget to stay away from those sweets!

Happy Holidays!

Damon Clear at Dr. Baby & Dr. Rojas' office!

December 13th, 2011

Finally, we have the same high level of quality orthodontic treatment in a bracket that you can't even see! Drs. Paula Baby and Jaime Rojas are proud to offer Damon System braces, including new Damon Clear brackets. Virtually invisible, Damon Clear offers fast, comfortable treatment that can produce extraordinary results! Learn more about Damon Clear by watching the above video or by visiting our Damon Clear page, or give us a call to set up your initial consultation today!

Give us a call to find out how you can receive the smile you have always wanted, now without anyone ever knowing!

We proudly serve London, Goderich and Wingham, ON.

Ask Drs. Baby & Rojas: What is Digital Radiography?

December 6th, 2011


Great question! In an effort to provide the best possible treatment to our patients, Drs. Baby & Rojas and team use digital radiography (X-rays) in our offices. Instead of using traditional film, digital radiography uses a small wireless sensor, and drastically reduces wait time at our office. But the biggest benefit to the use of digital technology is that it allows Drs. Baby & Rojas to obtain the same information, but also diagnose the size, shape and position of your teeth with great accuracy. Digital radiography also produces less radiation than conventional X-rays.

If you have any more questions about digital radiography or your treatment at our office, please ask us here on our blog, give us a call or ask us on Facebook!

How important is YOUR smile?

November 21st, 2011


At the office of Dr. Paula Baby and Dr. Jaime Rojas, our goal is to provide the highest quality of orthodontics in a professional yet caring and fun environment. As two orthodontists who specialize in treatment for children and adults, we make your treatment and your experience our top priorities. Our goal is to provide the highest quality of orthodontics in a professional yet caring and fun environment.

The bottom line is, we know having a beautiful smile is important to you. It’s important to us, too.

And speaking of smiling, in a poll conducted by Glamour Magazine earlier this year, people were asked, “If you had to pick between having perfect teeth, eyesight or hair, which would you choose?”

Well, 44 percent of folks out there chose teeth! In addition, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, or AACD, conducted a study and found that 99.7 percent of those polled believed a smile is an important social asset. Respondents said straightness, whiteness, cleanliness, as well as the sincerity and sparkle of one’s smile were all important factors not only socially, but career-wise as well.

ontact Dr. Rojas and Dr. Baby today to get started with your 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.

See you soon!

Ask Drs. Baby & Rojas: Now that I have braces, what can I eat?

October 3rd, 2011


Great question. Let’s say you just got braces and Dr. Paula Baby or Dr. Jaime Rojas have informed you that during your orthodontic treatment you will want to avoid eating anything sticky, hard, crunchy, or chewy. What does this leave for you to eat? Lettuce? Nothing?

Luckily, our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists, or AAO, created a variety of braces-friendly recipes that will allow you to enjoy your favorite treats without interfering with your orthodontic care!

Recipes include main dishes, side dishes and even yummy desserts! After all, a healthy diet provides essential nutrients and helps the patient achieve the best possible results from orthodontic treatment.

If you have any questions about the recipes listed or about the foods you should be avoiding during your orthodontic treatment, please give us a call or ask us on Facebook!

Enjoy!

Drs. Baby & Rojas, giving back to the community

September 29th, 2011

We are a week into collecting items for the people of Goderich. Thanks to all those who have already generously donated. Our list of urgently needed items has recently been updated to include only non-perishable food items. All donations can be dropped off until October 5th at any one of our offices. For further information please refer to our Facebook page.

Thank you again for your support.

Join the conversation.

September 22nd, 2011

Whether you just began your orthodontic treatment and have a follow-up question for Dr. Baby, Dr. Rojas or our team, or if you’d simply like to drop us a quick line, we’d love to hear from you!

We love connecting with our patients online, whether it’s by sharing news on our blog or communicating ideas on our interactive Facebook fan page.

Please visit us on the following networks:

Facebook: facebook.com/LondonBraces
YouTube: youtube.com/LondonBraces
Twitter: twitter.com/BabyRojasOrtho

20 things that can ruin your smile, from Drs. Baby & Rojas

September 14th, 2011

We know your smile is important. And we know you want to keep it sparkling and looking its very best. Recently, we came across an article that suggests at least 20 things can ruin that perfect smile you have.

These include:

- Sports drinks

- Tobacco

- Coffee

- Wine

- Soft drinks

- Citrus and acidic foods

Drs. Baby & Rojas encourage you to read the rest of the article and ask us here on our blog or during your next visit to our convenient Wingham, London or Goderich office. For more tips or for general questions about your ongoing dental treatment, we invite you to ask Drs. Baby & Rojas during your next visit! We also invite you to ask us on Facebook!

Tell Drs. Baby & Rojas about your summer!

August 15th, 2011



The dog days of summer are upon us, and what better time for Drs. Baby & Rojas (and our team) to ask our patients about their summer!

Whether you visited our nation’s capitol, went on a camping trip, visited the state fair or just stayed in town and hung out with friends, we want to know how you’re all spending your summer! Please feel free to share your summer plans and experiences with us below or on our Facebook page as the summer comes to an end soon for a lot of our patients! We invite you to post your photos as well!

We look forward to hearing all about your adventures! Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Do we have your current contact info?

July 1st, 2011


We hope you’re having a great Friday and a great summer so far! If you are planning on traveling with family this summer or think you might not be able to make it to your scheduled appointment with Drs. Baby or Rojas, please let us know ahead of time so that we may be able to accommodate you, as well as schedule another patient at that appointment time.

Also, we ask that you give us a call and and let us know if you have any new phone numbers or if your contact information has changed! Please call us with any updates to phone numbers and addresses, so we may be able to reach you. Thank you! Enjoy the rest of your week!

"My son is turning 7 - when should we visit for a consultation?"

May 17th, 2011

Great question! 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.

How important is your smile? From Drs. Baby & Rojas

March 22nd, 2011


At the office of Dr. Paula Baby and Dr. Jaime Rojas, we believe confidence in your smile begins with the alignment of your teeth. As two orthodontists who specialize in treatment for children and adults, we make your treatment and your experience our top priorities. Our goal is to provide the highest quality of orthodontics in a professional yet caring and fun environment.

In fact, in a new poll conducted by Glamour Magazine, people were asked, “If you had to pick between having perfect teeth, eyesight or hair, which would you choose?

Well, 44 percent of folks out there are choosing teeth! In addition, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, or AACD, conducted a study and found that 99.7 percent of those polled believed a smile is an important social asset. Respondents said straightness, whiteness, cleanliness, as well as the sincerity and sparkle of a person’s smile were all important factors not only socially, but career-wise as well.

Contact us today for a consultation and start the path to a dazzling new smile! 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.

Invisalign® tips, from Drs. Baby & Rojas

July 1st, 2010

Many people know that Invisalign is a great solution to braces if you don't want to experience the look and feel of traditional metal braces. What few people know, though, is that just like traditional braces, Invisalign requires proper care to work effectively. Good oral hygiene is highly important, even when you are wearing something in your mouth that you can take out to eat with. It's still likely that your aligners can build up plaque if not treated properly. When wearing your Invisalign aligners, we want you to ask yourself the following questions:

1. Am I eating with my aligners on? - These aligners are removable and should be taken out when you eat.

2. Am I drinking anything other than water with my aligners on? - Though it's not necessary for you to take out your aligners while you drink, think about how sticky soda is. If you take out your aligners when drinking a soda, you have a better chance of keeping your aligners clean.

3. Am I brushing before putting the trays on? - The aligners have both an inside and outside. Keeping the outside clean is easy. Keeping the inside clean is also simple: just make sure you've brushed your teeth before putting the trays on.

These are all very simple steps, and ultimately, they help to keep you building good oral habits. If you have any questions about Invisalign or your treatment, give us a call!

Happy Canada Day!