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Inclement Weather Policy

November 28th, 2018

With Inclement weather bound to happen at anytime we wanted to remind you of our office policy. As per our office policy when school buses are cancelled in the area (Goderich and Wingham) we also cancel our patient day. This is to ensure the safety of our team as well as the safety of our patients.

All patients will be contacted via phone to reschedule their appointments. We ask that you keep an eye on our Facebook page in the event of bad weather.

#babyrojasweather #inclementweatherpolicy

No More Orthodontic Appliance!

November 14th, 2018

 

Not only did we remove this patients appliance out last week, but a baby tooth came out while are her appointment too. :)

#nomoreappliance #byebyebabytooth #babyrojasortho

Congrats Abby!

November 13th, 2018

Check out that new smile! Abby had her braces removed last week. :)

Keep Smiling Abby!

#babyrojasortho #smileabby #londonbraces #nomorebraces #debondday

Scary Things Come to Them Who Do Not Brush

October 19th, 2018

Truth! ??

Please brush and floss after indulging in those sugary Halloween treats and if you are in braces or orthodontic appliance, please choose your treats wisely.

#scarythingscometothosewhodonotbrush #happyhalloween #babyrojasorth #choosewisely

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

October is National Orthodontic Health Month

October 1st, 2018

October is Orthodontic Health Month.

Our office offers traditional braces as well as the clear alternative, Invisalign.

We offer orthodontic care for the whole family and no referral is ever needed. If you've been thinking about orthodontics, October is a great month to get started! Give us a call! 519-675-0330 or visit us online at www.londonbraces.com

#orthodontichealthmonth #babyrojasortho #noreferralneeded #bracesforthewholefamily #invisalign

Consider Invisalign!

September 19th, 2018

We can fix your smile! :)

Consider Invisalign to help you achieve the smile you've always wanted.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE-IQYTQVbs&index=4&list=PL1Woq1Q-9St2VnDcS4IlSgcL5Vp5NnYle

#invisalignteen #noreferralneeded #babyrojasortho

National Ice Cream Day!

July 23rd, 2018

Today is National Vanilla Ice Cream Day! We'd love to know if you are going to enjoy a scoop or two today.

Ice cream is a great options for patients with braces (and without), just be sure to brush after.

#vanillaicecreamday #makemondaysgreat #babyrojasortho #londonbraces #icecream

Having Fun at Our Orthodontic Office!

June 18th, 2018

Great moms get involved in the fun! This picture makes our Monday so much better!! #funpatients #babyrojasortho #sillytimes #momandson #cheekretractors #londonontarioorthodontist #wetreatthewholefamily #happymonday

Beckham and His New Orthodontic Appliance

June 11th, 2018

Beckham was an amazing patient yesterday while having his new orthodontic appliance placed. We are super proud of him. By the smile on his face we think it's safe to say he's excited. Kim, his mom who is also one of our hygienists was there every step of the way!

#babyrojasorthodontics #babyrojasortho #waytogobeckham #rpe #wetreatthewholefamily

Smile More - Baby and Rojas Orthodontics Can Help!

June 7th, 2018

Smile More!

We can help! No dentist referral needed. Call us to set up a consultation and start your orthodontic journey with our team!
519-675-0330 or visit us online www.londonbraces.com


#babyrojasortho #welovetomakeyousmile #londonbraces #londonorthodontist

Invisaling Siblings at Dr. Paula Baby and Dr. Rojas' Orthodontic Office

May 16th, 2018

Mark Ideson

May 11th, 2018

Our team has the honor of knowing, Paralympian Mark Ideson . Mark stopped by recently while his daughter was attending her appointment at our office.

We were able to see his Olympic medals, with his most recent being Bronze at the 2018 Winter Paralympics.

He let us a snap a few pics of his medal and a couple with his kids and Dr. Baby!

We are honoured to have you as part of our orthodontic office.

#markideson #babyroajsortho #paralympian #wheelchaircurling

Daffodil Month

April 28th, 2018

Our beautiful daffodils displayed at our London office in support of Daffodil Month.

Kim - Celebrating 10 Years at Baby and Rojas Orthodontics

April 24th, 2018

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

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

No Dentist Referral Needed - London,ON Orthodontist

April 19th, 2018

We offer orthodontics for the whole family. No referral ever needed. #londonbraces #babyrojasortho #noreferralneeded #orthodonticsforthewholefamily #london #wingham #goderich

www.babyrojasortho.ca

#humboldtstrong

April 12th, 2018

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

#humboldtstrong

Adult and Thinking Orthodontics? Consider Dr. Paula Baby and Dr. Jaime Rojas Orthodontics

April 5th, 2018

Our office treats the WHOLE family! That means you too mom and dad! If you are interested in getting the smile you've always wanted reach out to our team who will gladly provide information to get you started.

https://cao-aco.org/ask-orthodontist-people-need-braces-adult/?platform=hootsuite

#adultorthodontics #wetreatthewholefamily #babyrojasortho

Meet Archie, Dr. Paula Baby and Dr. Jaime Rojas' New Dog!

April 3rd, 2018

Isn't Archie just the cutest dog you've ever seen??? Archie is Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas' new family pet! He is an Old English Goldendoodle and is simply adorable. Their three children adore the new addition. :)

We would LOVE to see your family pet pics too! Feel free to post in comments or email to tricia@londonbraces.com who will post on your behalf!

We can't wait to see them!
#newaddition #archie #babyrojasortho

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

March 19th, 2018

Meet Deanna - Office Manager for Team Baby and Rojas Orthodontics

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

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

#babyrojasortho #meetdeanna #officemanger

Braces off for Kyle!

March 12th, 2018

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

Dental Assistant Week

March 8th, 2018

March 4th to 10th is Dental Assistant Appreciation week. Our dental assistants are a very important part of our team.

Sandi and Maria, we want to say thank you for all you do. :)

Our team is very lucky to have you both part of the Baby Rojas Orthodontic Team!


#babyrojasortho #dentalassisstantappreciationweek

Proper Brushing with Braces

February 28th, 2018

Good brushing during orthodontic is crucial to the best possible outcome.

We encourage patients to brush and floss after every meal, limit your sugar intake and be mindful of what you are eating and drinking.

If you have questions about the proper brushing technique with braces please ask one of our helpful team members.

#brushflossrepeat #goodoralhygiene #brushingwithbraces #babyrojasortho #properbrushing

Meet Kim - Dental Hygienist - Baby & Rojas Orthodontics

February 28th, 2018

Meet Kim - Registered Dental Hygienist for Team Dr. Baby and Rojas Orthodontics

Kim sees our patients during their regular adjustment appointments, discussing and working to improve oral hygiene with them to ensure optimal oral health throughout their orthodontic treatment. Working here, she has the pleasure of seeing patients often and getting to know them on a personal basis. She loves hearing about their different hobbies, interests, and accomplishments. She feels the best part of working here is helping patients achieve a beautiful smile and seeing how happy they are when their new smile is revealed. Outside the office, Kim enjoy outdoor activities, traveling, and spending time with her husband, Roger, family, and friends.

Be sure to say "hi" to our smiling Kim next time you are in!

#babyrojasortho #meettheteam #kim #registereddentalhygienist

Orthodontists in London, ON

February 22nd, 2018

Our doctors are constantly planning their next move to ensure the best possible outcome for our patients.

#babyrojasortho #trustanorthodonticspecialist #londonontariobraces #drpaulababy #drjaimerojas

Account Preferences

February 21st, 2018

Did you know our office offers appointment reminders via text, voice and email?

You can log into on our online patient portal 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!

Chosing the Right Treats this Valentine's Day

February 12th, 2018

Yes, yes this relationship is dangerous. ?

Please be mindful of the yummy Valentines Day treats, especially if you are in braces. If you do indulge in some sweets from your sweetie this Valentine's Day be sure to brush right away to lessen the effects of this dangerous relationship :)

#babyrojasortho 

Meet Dr. Rojas

February 6th, 2018

Dr. Jaime Rojas truly loves providing patients with the most up to date advancements in orthodontics. He has created many, many beautiful smiles. For more information about Dr. Jaime Rojas visit out "Meet Dr. Rojas Page."

http://ow.ly/ZVzU30hJfRq

Myth Vs. Truth - Orthodontist Specialists - London, ON

January 30th, 2018

Myth Vs. Truth when it comes to orthodontics. #babyrojasorthodontics #babyrojasortho #chooseaspecialists

Meet Dr. Paula Baby - Certified Orthodontic Specialist - London,ON

January 25th, 2018

Dr. Paula Baby has a true passion for creating beautiful smiles! Visit our Meet Dr. Baby page to find out more!

#drpaulababy #certifiedorthodontist #certifiedorthodonticspecialist #babyrojasortho #londonontarioorthodontist

http://ow.ly/adpz30hJfDD

How do I straighten my teeth?

January 17th, 2018

How do I Straighten My Teeth? Visit an Orthodontist.

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1UFrdjzeNM

 

Loose Orthodontic Bracket?

January 16th, 2018

Loose bracket, wire poke or general soreness? Then check out our Emergency Care page on our website for helpful advice.

Happy Monday!

January 15th, 2018

Awesome Grill Dude :) Happy Monday Everyone!!

Choose an Orthodontic Specialist

January 10th, 2018

Difference Between a Dentist and an Orthodontist.


#babyrojasortho #choseaspecialist #londonontarioorthodontist #themoreyouknow #beinformed

New Year, New Smile!

January 8th, 2018

Bright New Year! Brand New Smile!

Our office offers two certified orthodontic specialists with 3 locations to serve you!
If you have been thinking about orthodontic treatment let 2018 be your year!

No referral ever needed. Call us today. 519-675-0330 or visit us at www.babyrojasortho.ca

WAYS - Our Community Cause

December 18th, 2017

We will be accepting items for WAYS until December 22nd.. Our list has been updated, check it out! No donation is too small!

Our Holiday Sponsorship and Donation Collection Program that we are participating in this year!

WAYS (Mental Health Support for Youth in our Community)

WAYS supports children, youth and families in London-Middlesex and Chatham-Kent who face challenges such as trauma, emotional or behavioural problems, mental health issues, conflict with the law and relationship difficulties.

Donations are being collected at our office until December 22nd. Any small donation helps, so please feel free to drop something off (UNwrapped) in our holiday donation box!

Check out our poster for an updated donation list. Please remember any donation, big or small, will go to a great cause and help bring the holiday spirit to those less fortunate.

http://ways.on.ca/ways-to-help/donate/

#ways #giveback #givingseason #babyrojasortho #mentalhealthsupportforyouth

Happy Monday!

December 4th, 2017

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

The Giving Season is Here!

December 3rd, 2017

The giving season is here! Our team has decided to help the WAYS – Mental Health Support for Youth in the spirit of the season. Our London office will have table for collection of goods needed. Our other offices will gladly accept donations, just simply ask a team member.
For more information http://ways.on.ca/ways-to-help/donate/

#giveback #waysmentalhealthsupportforyouth #babyrojasortho

Giving Tuesday Continues

November 29th, 2017

Giving Tuesday may be over, but our team is not done helping others :) Dr. Baby donated a mountain of new hats and mittens to the Boys and Girls Club. #givingtuesday #babyrojasortho #giveback #keepthosehandsandheadstoasty

Giving Tuesday!

November 27th, 2017

Tomorrow, November 27th is #givingtuesday. It is the Tuesday after black Friday and is known as the “opening day of the giving season.” It’s a time for charities, companies and people just like us to join together and give back. Members of our team will be

participating in this great cause and we encourage everyone to do the same. Our team will be letting you know what they are doing on Tuesday. We’d love to hear what you are doing, it could be as simple as holding a door or donating your time to a charity.

Let us know in the comments what you will be doing and stay tuned to hear about what our great team members will be doing! #givingtuesday #giveback #babyrojasortho #jointogethergiveback

http://givingtuesday.ca/

 

Straight Out of Braces! Happy Monday!

November 27th, 2017

Monday's can be great and we have proof. 3 patients will be having their braces removed today revealing their new SMILES. Stay tuned for pics :) #straightoutofbraces #byebyebraces #wemakemondaysgreat #babyrojasortho #londonbraces #londonbontarioorthodontists

We Went PINK!

November 23rd, 2017

At our office we went PINK to show our support and help bring awareness to bullying! We encourage our parents to do the same. #letsstopbullying #babyrojaorthocares #babyrojasortho #letsseepink #wearpink

We Pause to Remember

November 11th, 2017

We pause to remember and honour the men and women who have served our country and fought for freedom around the world.

Andre is Smiling! No More Braces!!

November 10th, 2017

Andre got his braces off earlier this week and had a chance to show off his new smile with Dr. Baby! We love debond day just as much as Andre. Enjoy that new smile!!! #babyrojasortho #certifiedorthodonticspecialists #debonddayisthebestday #happyfriday

We love hearing from our patients

November 2nd, 2017

We love hearing from our patients! #orthodonticreview #babyrojasortho #londonontarioorthodontist #certifiedspecialists

We Can Fix Your Bite

October 20th, 2017

Need help with your bite? We can help :) Our doctors are certified orthodontic specialists who can treat your bite, as well as other common orthodontic problems. Call us today 519-675-0330 or visit our websit. www.londonbraces.com #babyrojasortho #badbite

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

Please Inform us of any Medical Updates

October 18th, 2017

Please report updates related to your medical history to our team members. #updateus #babyrojasortho #medicalhistory

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Go PINK!

October 16th, 2017

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. This month was created to bring awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, treatment and cure.

Our team will be showing their support for those who'd lives have been touched by Breast Cancer. We encourage you to wear pink to our office October 16th - 20th.

#gopink #breastcancerawareness #babyrojasorthogoespink #support

Importance of Mouthguard Use

October 11th, 2017

We've shared this image of an actual patient of our office before, but we can not stress the importance of a mouthguard enough, especially with hockey, rugby and other contact sport season upon us.

As mentioned this is an actual patient of our office. He was hit in the face by a knee during a soccer game. We encourage all patients playing contact sports to wear a mouthguard. If you are unsure what type of mouthguard to wear, or your options please speak to our team members. We are here to answer your questions.

Please help us educate others and share our post!

#mouthguards #mouthguardswithbraces #protectyourteeth #londonbraces #babyrojasortho #themoreyouknow

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

Happy Thanksgiving

October 6th, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving weekend from our orthodontic team! #babyrojasortho #happythanksgiving

Chose an Orthodontic Specialist

September 29th, 2017

Please take a moment to watch and share this video by the Texas Association of Orthodontists. #chooseanorthodonticspecialist #babyrojasortho #drbabyorthodonticspecialist #drrojasorthodonticspecialist #certifiedspecialists #themoreyouknow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsNfDduq1pM

Congrats on Your Engagement Jessica

September 22nd, 2017

A huge congrats to Jessica, our hygienist and her soon to be husband Edray who will be tying the knot May16th, 2018. This is one of their beautiful engagement photos..  Happy wedding planning Jessica!

Braces for the Whole Family

September 20th, 2017

Michelle and her son Johnathan BOTH started their braces journey yesterday! We are super excited to have this mother/son part of our orthodontic family. We LOVE that they are doing this together! #babyrojasortho #familyorthodontics #adultorthodontics #londonbraces #certifiedorthodonticspecialists

Braces Off!

September 17th, 2017

Jayden and Cortni will be starting off the week braces free! We can't wait to see their new smiles!! #babyrojasortho #debondday

Mess Free Impressions are Here, Introducing the iTero Scanner

September 14th, 2017

Our office offers the revolutionary iTero intra oral scanner. This means our team can take a digital impression of your teeth without the mess of traditional impression material! Like our post if you've had an iTero impression at our office. #intraoralscanner #itero #babyrojasortho

Problems to Check in Seven Year Olds

August 17th, 2017

It is recommend that every child should see an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7. This could be as young as 2 or 3 in some cases. Many orthodontic problems are easier to correct if detected early rather than waiting until jaw growth has slowed. Early treatment can mean a patient may avoid surgery or other more serious corrections later in life. This image shows for problems to watch for in seven year olds. #babyrojasortho #age7 #orthodonticspecialists

Happy Birthday Maria

August 11th, 2017

We celebrate lots of things at our office, yesterday was no different. We celebrated Maria's Birthday! We hope you had a great day Maria.. #babyrojasortho #happybirthdaymaria

Motivational Monday

August 7th, 2017

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

Orthodontist

August 4th, 2017

ORTHODONTIST - a person specializing in the true art of beautifying teeth. #babyrojasortho

Start Your Orthodontic Journey

July 28th, 2017

Our orthodontic team has been bringing teeth together for many years. If you are looking to get started on your own orthodontic journey give us a call at 519-675-0330. No referral ever needed. #babyrojasortho #bringingteethtogether #orthodonticspecialist

It's Monday, be Awesome

July 24th, 2017

It's Monday, don't forget to be awesome! #ourpatientsareawesome #happymonday #babyrojasortho

A Good Read

July 11th, 2017

Deanna, our office manager shares her thoughts on how orthodontics have changed over the years and gives insight to challenges faced by many orthodontic specialists. Please feel free to share.  #certifiedorthodonticspecialists

https://www.facebook.com/CanadianDentalSpecialistsOrganization/photos/rpp.1173159939391432/1661274080580013/?type=3&theater

Before and After Braces Photo Album

July 4th, 2017

We've updated our Before and After Braces Photo Album. Check it out!

https://www.facebook.com/pg/LondonBraces/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10151366927796850

Perfect Summer Treat for our Orthodontic Patients!

June 28th, 2017

Check out these fruit kabobs. Perfect treat for our patients wearing braces or appliances. Nothing but soft fruit. We give this Canada Day snack a thumbs up! #bracesfriendly #watermelonstrawberrybanana #thumbsup #babyrojasortho

No More Braces for Aidan!

June 19th, 2017

Smiles, Smiles and more Smiles for Aidan who went into the weekend braces free! #smiles #babyrojasortho #nomorebraces

IMPORTANT RETAINER REMINDER

June 13th, 2017

Important Reminder for all patients wearing removable retainers. We STRONGLY suggest when not wearing your retainer it is in the case provided and away from your family pets.

New Smile for our TALENTED Patient Hannah!

June 1st, 2017

Not only do our patients have great smiles, they are super talented too!! Hannah got her braces off this week and revealed her new smile! Does Hannah look familiar to some of you? That is because she is an actress on The Next Step, Season 5. She plays the character "Heather." How AWESOME! We are super excited for you Hannah! We wish you all the best - keep smiling!! #babyrojasortho #thenextstep #ourpatientsrock

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


Another Great Review!

May 24th, 2017

Patients Reviews are the Best!! #babyrojasortho #reviews #londonbraces

Attention Smile Miles Card Holders

May 12th, 2017

Attention all Smile Miles Card holders.. Do you need a few more points to reach the next reward level? Giving us a review on our Facebook Page, Google or even Rate MD's will get you some extra points! :) Log into your Smile Miles account for details. Just a reminder the program ends May 31st. If you have any questions feel free to email tricia@londonbraces.com.

Benefits of Straight Teeth

April 27th, 2017

Spring Colours in our Orthodontic Office!

April 12th, 2017

Pink, Purple, Orange or Blue?? So many options to brighten up your day! #maskfun #whichonedoyoulike #babyrojasortho #selfiefun #funteam


Visiting Your Dentist

April 11th, 2017

April is Oral Health Awareness Month. Our team would like to remind everyone the importance of visiting your dentist regularly. Our orthodontic team focuses on the function of your teeth, your dentist plays an important role in successful orthodontic treatment as well. Your dentists monitor your gums and teeth. Visiting your general dentist will not only keep your teeth and mouth healthy but also the rest of your body healthy too. We encourage all patients in orthodontic treatment to continue with their regular cleanings and check ups. #visityourdentist #oralhygiene #oralhealthmonth #babyrojasortho

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

Light it Up Blue for Autism

April 4th, 2017

Our team went blue yesterday in support of "Light it up blue" to raise awareness for Autism. Thank you to all patients who wore blue to show their support as well. #liub #babyrojasortho #autimawareness

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

Happy Friday from our Orthodontic Team!

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

Giving Back

March 30th, 2017

Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas were proud sponsors of the Dorchester Dragons PeeWee Hockey team this year. Ethan, a patient and his team had a busy season. They participated in hockey tournaments in Collingwood and the USA. They even found time to volunteer at Scout Camp for a day! Thanks to Ethan's mom for sending in these great pics! Way to go team! #community #giveback #hockey #babyrojasortho

Spring is on it's way!

March 23rd, 2017

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


Happy St. Patrick's Day

March 17th, 2017

Kim and Deanna took a moment to record a special St. Patrick's Day message! We hope you all have a great day! Like our post if you're wearing "green" for St. Patrick's Day. #happystpatricksday #drsbabyrojasortho #babyrojasortho

Some fun at our ortho office with SNAPCHAT

March 15th, 2017

Dr. Rojas, Dr. Baby and our team members Sandra, Deanna and Kim had a little fun yesterday with #snapchats #newfilter! #meow #drbabyrojasortho #babyrojasortho #londonbraces #welovetomakeyousmile We'd love to see our patients using this filter too. Feel free to share your pictures in the comments on our Facebook Page!

www.facebook.com/londonbraces

Braces are not just for teens!

March 14th, 2017

Braces are not just for "teens." Everyone deserves to smile with confidence. We treat many adults in our practice. If you are thinking about braces but not sure if they are for you, consider calling us for a consultation. We will talk you through the process and let you know what you can expect.  Visit our website at www.londonbraces.com

Check out this great article from the Daily Mail.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4236770/BRACES-trendy-beauty-product-middle-aged-women.html

Thank You Rebecca

March 8th, 2017

When we ask our patients for support on our community causes they never disappoint. This time was no exception.. This time when we asked for cell phone donations in support of Eden's cause to collect used cell phones for the Woman's Shelter our patient Rebecca delivered! Today, while in Goderich she brought in EIGHT used cell phones. We are beyond impressed with her generosity. Thank you so much Rebecca. We are sure Eden will be thrilled with your efforts as well! #thankyou #wehavethebestpatients #giveback #donate #babyrojasortho #kindessgoesalongway

Graces New Smile

February 22nd, 2017

Grace and our assistant Teresa testing out our #selfiebooth after Grace's new smile was revealed. #newsmile #drsbabyrojasortho #debonddayisthebeatday ! Enjoy your new smile Grace!!

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


Goodbye Braces!

February 8th, 2017

Jordan said "goodbye" braces today! Your new smile looks awesome Jordan! Enjoy! #debonddayisthebestday #wemakeyousmile #babyrojasortho

February is Children's Dental Health Month

February 6th, 2017

February is Children's Dental Health Month. This month we recognize the importance of our children's dental health.

Patient Review

February 3rd, 2017

We love hearing from our patients! #realpatientreviews #thankyou #babyrojasortho

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 20th, 2017

We love to make our patients smile! Thank you for the review Tammy! #bestpatients #babyrojasortho

Joshua's New Smile

January 19th, 2017

Joshua is starting off the year right!  His brand new smile was revealed earlier this week!  We hope you love your new smile Joshua! It looks GREAT! #babyrojasortho #wemakeyousmile #londonontarioorthodontist #newyearnewsmile #drsbabyrojasortho

Braces and Your Child

January 12th, 2017

You may have asked yourself  "why is it recommended that my child see an orthodontist by age 7?" This article "Brace Yourself, What You should Know About Your Child's Dental Care" explains it well.  #themoreyouknow #drbabyrojasortho #drsbabyrojasortho

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

We Love Hearing From our Patients

December 28th, 2016

Thank you for the kind words L.P.! We love hearing from our patients!

Choose a Certified Specialist for Your Orthodontic Treatment

December 20th, 2016

General dentists are very good at what they do. When it comes to orthodontics, orthodontic specialists have completed extra schooling and training to provide the best possible care and outcome when it comes specifically to your orthodontic treatment.

Take a moment to watch this video and know that when you come to our office you are being treated by orthodontic specialists.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MpgExEokiI&feature=youtu.be

Cold and Flu Season Ahead

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!

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.

Happy Birthday Lisa

December 12th, 2016

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

Holiday Hours

December 11th, 2016

Our office will be closed from December 23rd to January 3rd. Our team will be enjoying time with their families during this time. If you are experiencing a wire poke, are running low on elastics, have a broken bracket we ask that you call the office soon to have those issues dealt with before we are closed for the holidays.
For issues that arise between December 23rd – January 3rd we will have a few openings for true orthodontic emergencies on January 4th and will resume with our regularly scheduled patients on January 9th.
Helpful tips for orthodontic emergencies can be found on our website. http://www.londonbraces.com/emergency-care
We hope you all have a wonderful holiday. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year.
Dr. Baby, Dr. Rojas and our orthodontic team

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!

Be a Santa to a Senior

November 28th, 2016

“Be a Santa to a Senior” is a great program that provides seniors on our community a little joy over the holiday season. Becoming a “Santa to a Senior” is similar to adopting a child over Christmas. You simply visit a designated location in your area which will have a tree with ornaments/bulbs on it, the bulbs will have the seniors request written on it, chose one (or more), buy a present/wrap and return to the designated box.

There are 5 locations in London. If you are not in the London area and want to check if there is a “Be as Santa to a Senior Program” near you simply follow this link, enter and enter your postal code.

https://www.beasantatoasenior.com/

Challenge Accepted!

November 25th, 2016

At our office we are very proud of our team work skills. We can now say we are also very proud of our Mannequin Skills too! Check out our Mannequin Challenge Video! Thank you to our team and patients who participated! #mannequinchallengeThere's always something fun going on at our practice!

Check out our video on Youtube. https://youtu.be/m4I3cOlK0jI

We Treat the Whole Family!

November 21st, 2016

We treat the whole family! www.londonbraces.com

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

No More Braces!

November 8th, 2016

Rieley and Julia have lots to smile about this week! That's because their braces came off last week. We hope you are both loving your new smiles and enjoying all the popcorn, gum and crunchy treats that were off limits while you were in braces.  Thinking about orthodontic treatment? Then give us a call. We have offices in London, Wingham and Goderich.

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 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!!

Problems to Watch for in Growing Children

October 26th, 2016

Great images on Problems to Watch for in Growing Children.

For more helpful info on Early Prevention check out our website.

http://www.londonbraces.com/early-prevention

Go Dragons Go!

October 20th, 2016

Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas are proud sponsors of the Dorchester Dragons Pee Wee BB hockey team! We wish our patient Ethan, who plays goalie and the rest of his team mates the best of luck this season! They are headed to Collingwood this weekend for their second tournament of the year! We can’t wait to hear how they do. #godragonsgo

Rapid Palatal Expansion

October 12th, 2016

Your child may be wearing a Rapid Palatal Expander. Take a look and see how the process works.

#orthodontichealthmonth #RPE #expansion

Braces do not....

October 10th, 2016

Braces can do a lot of things, but they can not;

1. Pick up Radio Waves
2. Attract Lightning
3. Attract Magnets
4. Set off Metal Detectors

#themoreyouknow #orthodonicoralhealthmonth

Go Lakers Go

September 27th, 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

Taking the Perfect Selfie is Easy Once Your Braces are OFF!

September 22nd, 2016

Great day for a #selfie. We sure think so and we think Taylor does too. Her newly revealed smile which is definitely #selfie worthy! We hope you love your new smile Taylor!

Flossing Can Be Done ANYWHERE! Ask Cam!

September 16th, 2016

Cam Newton just getting his "floss on" while sitting on the sideline... Have you flossed today??

Emma's New Smile!

September 13th, 2016

Emma took a minute to show off her new smile with Kim our hygienist. We hope you LOVE your new smile Emma, it looks GREAT! You smile, we smile! #nomorebracesforEmma #debondday #londonontarioorthodontist

Smiles to Be Revealed Today!

September 9th, 2016

Our team will be busy revealing 5 beautiful, healthy smiles today! We can't wait to show you their new smiles.

Their orthodontic journey won't end today though, all patients who have their braces removed are required to wear retainers which will maintain the correction made over the course of orthodontic treatment. Proper retainer wear and great oral hygiene will ensure their beautiful, healthy smiles last a lifetime. No matter what stage of orthodontic treatment you are in we are here to answer your questions and help you achieve the best possibly outcome! #cheerstonewsmiles #welovetomakesmiles

Back to School is Here!

September 6th, 2016

Well, Summer is officially over and now it's time to get back in the swing of things. We hope everyone has a great first day back to school. We will be thinking of all students, teacher and parents today.

Essentials for Back to School with Braces

September 4th, 2016

Don't forget these ortho essentials when packing for the first day of school! #backtoschool

1. wax
2. toothpaste
3. toothbrush...
4. floss threaders
5. floss
6. mini brush
7. ibuprofen (if needed)
8. elastics! (if you've been asked to wear them)

It's Never Too Late To Start Your Journey!

August 23rd, 2016

Are you an adult considering orthodontic treatment? Then give us a call! We treat many adults in our practice. We offer traditional braces as well as Invisalign. Remember "it's never too late to start your journey." www.londonbraces.com

Helping Create Beautiful Smiles!

August 15th, 2016

Dr. Baby, Dr. Rojas and our team know braces can give you a straighter, healthier, happy smile. It can help build confidence and so much more! Check out some of our patient transformations after orthodontic treatment! No referral is ever needed so if you have been thinking about moving forward with orthodontic treatment give us a call! We would love to welcome you to the world of "beautiful, healthy smiles." ‪#‎actualpatients‬ ‪#‎welovetomakesmiles‬ ‪#‎babyrojasortho‬

Have a Great Weekend!

July 29th, 2016

Our team hopes you all have a great enjoyable Civic Holiday Weekend. Our office wil re-open August 2nd for regularly scheduled patients.

New Smiles Revealed this Week - London Orthodontist

July 15th, 2016

Just a few of the new smiles we revealed this week. Brandon, Matthew and Tanner will be once again enjoying all the yummy treats that should be avoided during orthodontic treatment. Bring on the crunchy, chewy treats but please don't forget to brush to ensure those smiles stay great! :) ‪#‎newsmiles‬ ‪#‎greatsmiles‬ ‪#‎bestpatients‬

What Kind of Bite Do you Have??

July 11th, 2016

What kind of "bite" do you have?

If you have a bite problem such as an open bite, cross bite or deep bite, talk to our team, and see what kind of solutions are available! Visit our website for more information! www.londonbraces.com

Braces on for Helena!

June 21st, 2016

We LOVE it when our patients get excited about braces. We know the end result will be a "beautiful, healthy smile" that will last a lifetime. Helena is well on her way! She's been keeping us updated on her "braces on day." We can't wait to go through this journey with the Helena! Thank you for being such a great patient. This video was taken by her dad yesterday while in the office! Great Job Jaret!

https://www.facebook.com/jaret.kruzel/videos/10154902632556393/

McHappy Day!

May 4th, 2016

Our team enjoying some McCafé® beverages this morning in support of McHappy Day!
Remember $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.
Don't forget to take a photo of yourself or your family enjoying McHappy Day. Send your photos to tricia@londonbraces.com. All Smile Miles Card holders will receive 25 Smile Miles for doing so!
Enjoy!
‪#‎mchappyday‬

McHappy Day!

May 3rd, 2016

Just a reminder... Tomorrow, Wednesday May 4th 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.

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.

#mchappyday #londonbraces #babyrojasortho

Meghan's New Smile is GREAT!!!

April 28th, 2016

Meghan had a little "selfie" fun yesterday while she was in the office and why shouldn't she. Her BRACES came off.. Your new smile looks AWESOME Meghan! Enjoy and don't stop smiling!! https://www.facebook.com/LondonBraces/posts/10153474269821850

Lip Balm - Great Tip for Patients with Braces!

April 18th, 2016

Got Braces? Don't Forget this!

Lip balm is a great tip for anyone in braces. It helps soothe dry lips, which is especially important if you're suffering from a cold, or living in dry and/or cold places.

Soft Drink and Orthodontic Treatment

April 14th, 2016

Soft Drinks + Orthodontic Treatment = A recipe for disaster.

Take a look to see how soft drinks affect your teeth, especially when you wear braces or while you

have aligners. Images below show you what can happen. #themoreyouknow #londonontarioorthodontist

April Fools 2016

April 5th, 2016

If you were in our office on Friday (April Fools) you may have seen our new shirts. Even Miss Mila (Kim’s daughter) was sporting the new shirt. If you missed out on the shirts take a look a the images.

Dr. Rojas also arrived to find his chair neatly wrapped topped off with a bow by Sarah. We got him good this year.

We thank you Dr. Rojas for being such a good sport and we promise not to try anything until next year.

Sign up for Text Reminders!

March 31st, 2016

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

New Online Review

March 30th, 2016

Thank you for the review!

https://dr-baby-and-dr-rojas-orthodontists.patientrewardshub.com/about/review/another-positive-review-about-our-practice/235876/

Our Inspiring Patient, Mackenzie

March 21st, 2016

Our Inspiring Patient, Mackenzie

Mackenzie is one of our great patients and was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2013. She has been completing the Telus JDRF Walk since then.  Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas are proud to sponsor her and her team “The Test Strips” again this year. Her mother Jaime took time to give us some insight on how Mackenzie is doing and what she has been through over the last 3 years. We hope you take time to read what her mother had to say.  You can also find more information on her donation page found below.

“Mackenzie is now 14 years old she will turn 15 in September. She is now in grade 9 and finished her first semester with honours and an extra credit (she took online summer school to get a head start). Mackenzie has taken the year off of dance, but is going to a gym (fitness forum) 3 times a week for cardio and strength training.

Mackenzie was diagnosed October 01, 2013. This equals 875 days since diagnosis, 7400 finger pokes to test blood, 3700 needles and 240 insulin infusion sites inserted. Through all of this she is still a happy teenager with a great outlook on life. She independent, strong and determined to succeed.

Mackenzie recently had family visit from England and is looking forward to a trip to England in the near future to visit the rest of her family.

This will be Mackenzie's third year participating in the JDRF Walk for a cure. Mackenzie now has over 15 people walking to support her on team "the test strips" This year’s event will take place at TD Waterhouse Stadium on June 12, 2016.

Thank you again for all your support for Mackenzie. We are truly blessed by all the wonderful, supportive people in our lives and the continual love and support given to Mackenzie. Her strength comes from knowing she is so loved and supported.”

Sincerely,

The Bertelsen's

To learn more about Mackenzie and her team “The Test Strips” visit

http://jdrfca.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.participant&participantID=298307

Braces Swag

March 18th, 2016

Give your smile some swag! We're all about braces swag. Happy Friday..

We offer many types of orthodontic treatment.  Did you know we offer traditional braces, Invisalign and Insignia Braces - a revolutionary technology that allows a totally customized approach to braces.

The Cinderella Project London! Final Collection of Dresses

March 10th, 2016

Check this out! This is the final collection of dresses collected for The Cinderella Project this year. We can not thank our wonderful patient and patient families enough for their generosity this year. These beautiful dresses, shoes and accessories will surely bring some smiles to girls in our community. We are sure smiling! THANK YOU!!!!

Has Your Contact Information Changed?

March 8th, 2016

Do we have your most current information on file? Have you moved, changed your cell number, work number or email address? To view the information we currently have for you please check our online patient portal. You can change information with the press of the edit button. Your information will be updated in our office within 24 hours. You can log into your patient portal click here

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

If you have any trouble please email tricia@londonbraces.com.

Questions You Should Ask Before Getting Braces

March 7th, 2016

When considering orthodontic care for yourself or a family member it can feel overwhelming and you may not be sure what questions to ask. You should know that not all dental practitioners are created equal. Some specialize in different areas of care. Orthodontists receive additional university training, education and certification in their field of expertise. Many practitioners who provide orthodontic treatment do not have additional orthodontic training from an accredited university, yet they still may refer to themselves as an orthodontist. We believe you should be informed when deciding who you will chose to do your orthodontic work.

The attached image contains a list of questions to consider when looking for an orthodontic provider.

As always our team is ready to answer any questions you may have.

Many people are misinformed when it comes to orthodontic providers and treatment. Please help us spread the word and share this blog post with your friends and family.

No More Braces!

February 16th, 2016

A new #smile revealed last week! We love what we do!

Tooth Be Told, We Love our Patients...

February 14th, 2016

Tooth Be Told, We Love our Patients! Happy Valentine's Day!

5 New Smiles to be Revealed today at our London Orthodontic Office

February 8th, 2016

Our team will be super busy today revealing 5 new SMILES! Stayed tuned.

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!

Good Luck on your EXAMS!! Study Hard

January 25th, 2016

Exam studying underway! We wish each and everyone of our patients the best of luck on their upcoming exams! Study hard, you've got this :)

Tips for taking care of your retainer!

January 17th, 2016

Retainers are an important part of your orthodontic treatment!

Here are 7 easy steps for taking care of your retainer!!

1. Wear your retainers all of the time, except when eating or brushing. If you are unsure how often to wear your retainers be sure to ask a team member next time you are in.

2. When your retainers are not in your mouth, ALWAYS keep them in your retainer case. Not in a napkin or lose in your pocket, this is sure way to throw out or break them.

3. Do not leave your retainers in a really hot or cold car.

4. Keep your retainers away from pets, dogs LOVE them.

5. Clean your retainers by holding them carefully and brushing with a toothbrush and toothpaste. If you have an essix (clear retainer) be sure to ask our team on current cleaning recommendations.

6. Do not place retainers in the microwave or in boiling water

7. If you have any questions be sure to ask us.

Have you been brushing and flossing your braces?

December 23rd, 2015

Are you on the "naughty" or "nice" list... There is still time to Brush, Floss and Rinse to get a spot on the "nice" list.

No More Braces!

December 17th, 2015

We have made some patients very happy this week! Look at these new smiles revealed! Hmmm, wonder how many of our debond patients have enjoyed a "candy cane" since their braces came off! What is one food you couldn't wait to eat once your braces came off??

Show off your Smile for a chance to win an iPhone 6s!

December 14th, 2015

The Canadian Association of Orthodontists is giving you a chance to win 1 of 2 iPhone 6s's!! It's so simple! Be sure " show off your selfie smile" by February 15th for your chance to win! Visit http://yoursmileourspecialty.ca/testimonials/selfies and click on "share your smile." Good luck everyone!

10 Boxes for the Shoebox Project!

December 11th, 2015

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

Snack Smart With Braces

December 1st, 2015

Snack Smart With Braces. Check out our list of "What to Avoid" and "What to Enjoy" instead! Happy Snacking!

Snack Smart With Braces - LondonBraces

December 1st, 2015

Snack Smart With Braces. Check out our list of "What to Avoid" and "What to Enjoy" instead! Happy Snacking!

Check out Kaylee's Modelling Pictures! Actual Patient of our Office!

November 18th, 2015

Check out this SMILE! This is Kaylee. Here are a couple of her modelling pictures. Kaylee is an ACTUAL patient of our office. Your smile is beautiful Kaylee. We wish you the best of luck with your modelling career!

Friday the 13th is here, again!

November 13th, 2015

Today marks the 3rd and final Friday the 13th of 2015. Check out these "Friday the 13th" facts.

Invisalign - Before and After

November 5th, 2015

Invisalign Treatment of an actual patient of our office! If you are interested is seeing if Invisalign is for you give our office a call at 519.675.0330. If you want to find out more about Invisalign then check out our website. http://www.londonbraces.com/invisalign   #invisalign #londonbraces #londonorthodontist #beforeandafterbraces

Braces off RIGHT before Halloween! How lucky!

November 2nd, 2015

Julie certainly had something to smile about last Friday when her braces came off... She was able to indulge in all the hard, crunchy chewy candy that were off limits while her braces were on! #debondday #nomorebraces #perfecttiming #londonbraces #londonorthodontist

Braces off for Brooklyn!

October 27th, 2015

Brooklyn got her braces off just in time for Halloween. She will be able to enjoy all those treats that were a "no no" during treatment. We hope it was worth it Brooklyn, you new smile looks GREAT! #debondday #nomorebraces #londonorthdontist #londonortho

Braces Friendly Halloween Ideas

October 26th, 2015

We know trying to avoid those hard, crunchy, chewy, sweet treats during Halloween can be tricky. We have added some Halloween snack ideas to our Pinterest Page "Braces Friendly Recipes." Check it out. Feel free to send along your ideas as well.
‪#‎halloweentreats‬ ‪#‎bracesfriendly‬ ‪#‎londonorthodontist‬

https://www.pinterest.com/babyrojasortho/braces-friendly-recipes/

Let Your SMILE Soar! London, Orthodontist

October 6th, 2015

Let your SMILE soar! #londonorthodontist #babyrojasortho #nationalorthodontichealthmonth #londonortho

Ten Healthy Eating Tips

October 5th, 2015

By eating right! The solution is so simple that it's often overlooked, but luckily, we found 10 tips that you can start using today to give yourself an immediate boost.

http://www.nestle.com/nutrition-health-wellness/health-wellness-tips/healthy-habits-kids

#eathealthy #londonbraces #londonorthodontist #babyrojasortho

Nice Grill Dude - London, Orthodontist

October 2nd, 2015

Awesome Grill Dude! We specialize in these grills at our office.

Facial Photos During Records Appointment

September 30th, 2015

At your orthodontic records appointment, one of our team members will take a series of facial photos. Here is quick video of what you can expect. Smile :) #londonrothodontist #londonbraces #babyrojasortho #orthodonticrecords #facialphotos

Unplugged London - Ticket Giveaway!

September 25th, 2015

October 8th, The London Music Hall will be bringing you the 7th annual “Unplugged Concert for Kids” featuring Sam Roberts. We have 2 tickets up for grabs for this amazing event. If you want a chance to win these tickets all you have to do is;

  1. Like our Page
  2. Share our post
  3. Name one Sam Roberts song in the comments.

One lucky person will receive these tickets by a random draw of all participants. Winner will be chosen October 5th.  For more information on this great event check out http://www.unpluggedlondon.com.

You can find our Facebook Page by following this link www.facebook.com/londonbraces

Appliance of the Month - HERBST

September 15th, 2015

Appliance of the Month.

Herbst

The Herbst appliance is very effective in correcting large overbites due to small lower jaws in patients who are growing. This appliance is used to enhance the growth of the lower jaw in a forward direction, while at the same time applying pressure to the upper jaw in a backwards direction. This quick video gives you an idea of what Herbst appliance looks like and how it works.

‪#‎herbst‬ ‪#‎orthodontist‬ ‪#‎londonorthodontist‬ ‪#‎babyrojasortho‬ ‪#‎london‬

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZfHkJ4O9Go

Benefits of Connecting with us Online! London, Orthodontist!

September 14th, 2015

There are many benefits to signing up to our online patient portal! #onlineacces24hoursaday #personalizedportal #easytouse

Back to School With Braces - London, Orthodontist

September 4th, 2015

Back to School With Braces

It's that time of year again! To help you survive school with your new braces or appliances, check out this list. These supplies will help you keep your braces clean and comfortable throughout your school day.

1. Toothbrush & Toothpaste
It’s important to take a few minutes to brush your teeth after lunch. This helps get out any food that may get stuck in your brackets and can also help prevent tooth decay and bad breath.

2. Floss/ Floss Threaders

Even with constant brushing, sometimes you can’t quite get out leftover food with just a toothbrush. Floss may be necessary.

3. Proxy brush

This is the little Christmas tree shaped brush given to in your oral hygiene kit. It is very helpful for removing food stuck under wires and in between braces.

4. Chapstick

Using chapstick or lip balm is an easy way to treat your chapped lips that occur as a result of your braces.

5. Dental Wax
The wires on your braces can be abrasive against the inside of your mouth, often leaving sore spots. Dental wax helps decrease this irritation.

6. Elastics

Elastics are a very important part of your orthodontic care. If you are asked to wear them, please do so. Use your class schedule as a reminder to change your elastics every few hours. As the elastics stretch out, they become less effective so changing them regularly is great idea.. Keep a few on hand during your school day.

Having braces placed means you are on your way to a new beautiful healthy smile. We encourage you to brush and maintain you smile during the school year. We know schedules can be hectic and fitting in time to brush and floss can't always be easy, but we can assure you that if you take care of braces and appliances during treatment, you will have something to SMILE about the day your braces are removed!

If you have any questions about going back to school with braces, or need some tips or tricks be sure to ask our team the next time you are in. You can also check us out on Pinterest for some helpful back to school lunch ideas.

‪#‎backtoschoolwithbraces‬ ‪#‎londonbraces‬ ‪#‎londonorthodontist‬ ‪#‎brushflossrepeat‬ ‪#‎babyrojasortho‬

Only a few days left!!!

August 24th, 2015

Only a few days left to get your back to school supplies in!

New Smiles Revealed!

August 23rd, 2015

A few of the new smiles we revealed last week! We hope you all flashed those new smiles this weekend and enjoy some crunchy, chewy goodies! Monica, Lindsay and Kaycee your new smiles look GREAT!!!!  #londonbraces #londonorthodontist #babyrojasortho #debondday

Friday Smiles - No more braces!

August 14th, 2015

We bet these patients are feeling fabulous this Friday! That is because their new SMILES were revealed this week!! Congrats to Rochelle, Catholeen and Allison! Your new SMILES look great! ‪#‎debondday‬ ‪#‎londonbraces‬ ‪#‎londonorthodontist

We have a surprise! Check our Facebook Page next week!

July 30th, 2015

Kelly Clarkson... Nick Jonas... Backpacks!!!!! 3 hints to a great surprise to be revealed next week!!! If you are stopping by and haven't liked our page yet, we encourage you to do so! You'll find out why next week! ‪#‎Kellyclarkson‬ ‪#‎nickjonas‬ ‪#‎backpack‬ ‪#‎londonortho‬ ‪#‎londonbraces‬ ‪#‎babyrojasortho

Smiles for Bradley! NO more braces!

July 24th, 2015

We love giving people a reason to SMILE and we think we have done just that with the removal of Bradley's braces this week! Hope your loving your new smile! #nomorebraces #welovetomakepeoplesmile #londonbraces #orthodonticslondon #babyrojasortho

Jackson, welcome to the world of beautiful, healthy smiles!

July 19th, 2015

Jackson is showing off his new smile after his braces came off last week! We hope you enjoyed your weekend smiling big and eating all those yummy treats you couldn't enjoy when you had braces. #londonbraces #babyrojasortho #londonortho #debondday

Rubber Band Benefits - London Orthodontist

July 14th, 2015

Although they're small and thin, the rubber bands your orthodontist gives you play an incredibly important role in helping your teeth realign. They help to "suspend" teeth in their sockets and absorb shock whenever you bite or chew.

#londonbraces #londonorrtho #elastics

Mother and Son

July 9th, 2015

We believe in providing orthodontic care for the whole family! Here sit Emilla and her son Liam, both patients of our office. Thank you for being a part of our office Emilla and Liam! We are happy to treat all family members. #bracesforthewholefamily #londonbraces #mothersonintreatment #welovetomakeyousmile

Orthodontic Arithmetic

July 8th, 2015

Orthodontic Arithmetic

4 Years of Dental School + 4800 Hrs of Orthodontic Training

#choseaspecialist #londonbraces #certifiedorthodontists

Why Chose an Orthodontist - London Orthodontist

July 7th, 2015

Why chose an Orthodontist for your orthodontic needs you may ask? Click this link to find out the path of an orthodontist.

Be sure to chose a specialist for your orthodontic care. Orthodontists have extensive training in tooth movement, aligning jaws among other specifics related to orthodontics.

‪#‎choseandorthodontist‬ ‪#‎beinformed‬ ‪#‎wemakebeautifulsmiles‬ ‪#‎babyrojasortho‬ ‪#‎londonbraces‬ ‪#‎certifiedorthodontists‬

https://mylifemysmile.org/…/bro…/What_is_an_orthodontist.pdf

Kind Words From Sherri

June 23rd, 2015

These kind words came to us from Sherri who got her braces off last week. We are very thankful for your kind words. This is why we love what we do!

"Thanks for the pictures. I LOVE my teeth and am very pleased with the whole process. I can’t thank each and every one of the staff enough for making a dream come true for me!!" Sherri

Chose an Orthodontist!

June 23rd, 2015

Why chose an Orthodontist for your orthodontic needs you may ask? Click this link to find out the path of an orthodontist.

Be sure to chose a specialist for your orthodontic care. Orthodontists have extensive training in tooth movement, aligning jaws among other specifics related to orthodontics.

#choseandorthodontist #beinformed #wemakebeautifulsmiles #babyrojasortho #londonbraces #certifiedorthodontists

https://mylifemysmile.org/mylifemysmile/brochures/What_is_an_orthodontist.pdf

Good Bye Braces!

June 18th, 2015

Sherri said "Good-Bye" braces and "Hello New Smile" this week!  Your new smile is Fabulous Sherri!  #nomorebraces #babyrojasortho #londonbraces #newsmile

Mackenzie Will Particpate in the Telus Walk This Weekend!

June 11th, 2015

Last year we introduced you to Mackenzie, who was diagnosed with diabetes mellitus type I, also known as type I diabetes on October 1st, 2013. On June 14th she will once again participate in the JDRF Telus Walk for Diabetes which helps bring awareness to this disease and aims to help find a cure for Diabetes , as there is currently NO CURE!

We encourage you to visit her Team Page, The Test Strips and see how you can help.

We hope you have a great walk with your friends and family Mackenzie and we hope we come a step closer to finding a cure for this disease that affects so many.

http://jdrfca.donordrive.com/index.cfmfuseaction=donordrive…

#JDRF #teluswalk

Bye Bye Braces!

June 8th, 2015

Dianne is showing off her brand new smile! Her braces came off last week. It's time to enjoy all the yummy, crunchy treats that were off limits while you were in braces! Welcome to the world of "beautiful, healthy smiles!" #debondday #nomorebraces

Shae-Lyn is Smiling!

June 2nd, 2015

Shae-Lyn showing off her newly revealed smile last week. Your new smile looks great Shae-Lyn! Keep Smiling! #nomorebraces #debondday #londonbraces #ortho

Happy Birthday Lucia!

May 27th, 2015

We would like to wish the happiest of birthdays to Lucia! Lucia is the voice you will hear on the phone and the first person to greet you as you enter our office. Happy Birthday Lucia, you deserve the very best! ‪#‎happybirthday‬ ‪#‎ourstaffisthebest‬ ‪#‎londonbraces

When should you see an orthodontist!

May 25th, 2015

How young can you be to have your teeth screened?

Since some orthodontic problems are more easily corrected before permanent teeth come in, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children have an orthodontic screening no later than age 7.

#babyrojasortho #londonbraces

Check out Lexie's Braces T-Shirt.

May 24th, 2015

"Born to Shine" Check out Lexie's shirt she wore to our office when she was in for her appointment last week.  How fitting! We love it!

#braces #londonbraces #londonortho #babyrojasortho

Go Lambeth F.C. Storm Go!

May 19th, 2015

Our office has recently become a sponsor of the Lambeth F.C. Storm U13 Girls Soccer team! We wish all the girls the best of luck this year!

#girlssoccer #LambethStorm

What to do after your braces go on!

May 7th, 2015

Great Information on "What to do" for the first few days after your braces go on. Have any other tips or tricks? Visit our Facebook Page and  let us know in the comments.  #braces #babyrojasortho

Team Sponsorship

May 1st, 2015

This past hockey season our office were proud sponsors of the Saugeen Maitland Lightning Pee Wee A Woman's Hockey Team. Natalie, a patient on the team sent over a lovely thank you card for our support. Her team clinched 1st Place in their division, were Silverstick Finalists and more! We are very proud of you and your team Natalie and wish you the best of luck at the Rising Stars Showcase in Toronto!

Invisalign

April 29th, 2015

Invisalign Facts! Schedule an appointment to see if Invisalign is for you! #invisalign #clearaligners

Happy Earth Day!

April 22nd, 2015

Happy Earth Day! Remember to "keep it green."

Tell us how you are celebrating Earth Day this year? Planting a tree, making a commitment to recycle more, walking to school?
#earthday2015 #keepitgreen #reducereuserecycle

Update Before and After Braces Photos on our Facebook Page.

April 20th, 2015

We have updated our "Before and After Braces" album of actual patients of our office. Check it out!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151366927796850.1073741825.51662201849&type=1&l=336d6d5d7c

Daffodils Have Arrived

April 7th, 2015

Daffodils mixed with spring flowers have arrived to our office in recognition of "Daffodil Month." Daffodil Month supports cancer research and awareness. One lucky patient will be taking these flowers home on Thursday! #jointhefight #daffodilmonth

Consumer Alert

April 2nd, 2015

An important "Consumer Alert" from the American Association of Orthodontists regarding videos and websites encouraging people to try and straighten their own teeth. Below is a image of the alert posted on the AAO's website. If you would like to view the alert on their website simply follow this link and click on "consumer alert" in the top right corner in red. This website is also helpful for anyone considering orthodontic treatment.

https://mylifemysmile.org/

April is Daffodil Month. Join the Fight!

April 1st, 2015

April is Daffodil Month. These yellow flower 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 to show our support for the fight against cancer. #daffodilmonth #jointhefight

World Oral Health Day Giveaway #2!!

March 19th, 2015

What do you do to keep your teeth and gums healthy?? Tell us for a chance to win an Oral - B Electric Toothbrush!

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

Debond Day for Kendra!

March 1st, 2015

Kendra took a moment to take a selfie with Dr. Rojas! Kendra is showing off her new smile! ‪#‎debondday‬ ‪#‎nomorebraces‬ ‪#‎welovetomakesmiles

Debond Smiles with Our Selfie Stick!

February 28th, 2015

All smiles for Liam on Debond Day with our selfie stick! ‪#‎selfiestick‬ ‪#‎welovedebondday‬ ‪#‎beautifulhealthysmiles‬ ‪#‎babyrojasortho

Baby Teeth are Important Too!

February 25th, 2015

Baby teeth are important too! Check out this video for helpful information for moms and dads of young children.

http://www.oasisdiscussions.ca/2015/02/03/bt-2/

Selfie Stick Smiles on Debond Day!

February 24th, 2015

Selfie Stick Smiles on Debond Day!  Enjoy your newly revealed smile Nick!  #debondday #babyrojasortho #welovetomakesmiles #beautifulhealthysmiles

Happy Valentine's Day!

February 14th, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day to all of patients, patient families and Facebook followers! We hope you have a great day!

Why are we smiling???

February 12th, 2015

What's not to SMILE about? We now have a SELFIE STICK at our office. A great way to take the perfect "seflie" of your smile! If you want to use it, just asked! Any one who tries out our "selfie stick" and emails their picture to tricia@londonbraces.com will be given 5 Smile Miles! Let's see those selfies.

Throwback Thursday

February 12th, 2015

We are "throwing" it back today for THROWBACK THURSDAY!! Can you guess which team member is wearing braces? First one to correctly guess will be awarded 5 Smile Miles. We'd LOVE to see your throwback pictures of you and your family! Feel free to email them to tricia@londonbraces.com and we will post on your behalf. 5 Smile Miles will be awarded to all that email us photos!

www.facebook.com/londonbraces

A Thank You

February 6th, 2015

We recently received this thank you letter from the Children's Aid Society our donation to the 2014 Holiday Giving Program. We appreciate the time they took to send us a letter. #payitforward

Flossing Funny!

February 5th, 2015

We know flossing with braces can be tricky at first, but is VERY important. So please don't give up. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask our team for tips or tricks.

Important Message for Anyone Considering Orthodontic Treatment

February 4th, 2015

Important message for anyone considering orthodontic treatment.

http://globalnews.ca/news/632973/buyer-beware-dentists-can-be-trained-in-orthodontics-but-theyre-not-orthodontists/

#certifiedorthodontist

Happy Groundhog Day!

February 2nd, 2015

Happy Groundhog Day! Do you think we are in for a long winter or is spring just around the corner??

National Popcorn Day!

January 19th, 2015

Today is National Popcorn Day. We will use this to remind all patients in braces and wearing cemented orthodontic appliances that popcorn is to be AVOIDED while in treatment. Popcorn and braces do not mix. Popcorn can cause harm in multiple... ways. The husks from popcorn can become lodged beneath the braces and cause irritation to the gum tissue. Un-popped kernels can shear or break off brackets as well as bend or dislodge wires resulting in discomfort and possible extended treatment time.

Once your braces or appliances are removed you will be able to once again enjoy popcorn.

Happy Monday Everyone!

Hmmm....

January 16th, 2015

Emma Gets Braces!

January 12th, 2015

Look at this smile! Emma got her braces on last week and I think it's safe to say she LOVES them!

Adult Tooth Eruption Chart

January 6th, 2015

Adult Tooth Eruption Chart. Great chart for mom's and dads.

New Year, New Smile!

January 5th, 2015

Is a new healthy smile your resolution for this year? Then why not consider Invisalign treatment. Invisalign can be a great option for teens, adults and even brides. Come see us and we will let you know if Invisalign is for you! Click on the link to see the Invisalign process.

http://www.invisalign.com/how-invisalign-…/treatment-process

We have tickets!

January 4th, 2015

We have more Knights Tickets to give away! These tickets are for this Wednesday January 7th when the Knights take on the Kitchener Rangers!

The first person to accurately predict the WINNER and TOTAL number of goals scored during the Canada Vs. Slovakia World Junior Semi Final Match up tonight will be the lucky winner of the tickets.

Please visit our Facebook Page to insert you guesses. www.facebook.com/londonbraces

Contest is open to all current patients and patient families of our office.

The Best Present

January 1st, 2015

As you may know Dr.Baby and Dr. Rojas strongly believe in giving back to the community. They were so grateful when they received this gift from their team. A donation to the "Woman's Community House" was made in their name. This donation ensured all moms and children at the shelter received a gift and Christmas dinner. Dr. Baby describes it as "The Best Christmas Gift we Could Ask For."

Thank You!

December 31st, 2014

The team at GenNext sent us over this nice thank you card! We couldn't have offered our support without our patients! So thank you again to everyone who supported "Give Cold Feet the Boot." ‪#‎givecoldfeetheboot‬ ‪#‎thankyou

"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!

Day 9!

December 17th, 2014

Looking comfy Miss Snow it All.

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

12 Days of Miss Snow it All - Day

December 14th, 2014

When the teams away, the elf will play.

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."

Visit our Facebook Page for full contest details www.facebook.com/londonbraces

Braces off for Claire today!

December 11th, 2014

Claire got her braces off today and took a moment to show off her new smile with Dr. Rojas! Your teeth look amazing Claire! #debondday #drbabyrojasortho #welovetomakesmiles #bracesoff

Day 2 of the 12 Days of Miss Snow it All!

December 10th, 2014

Miss Snow it All getting her #unelfie in before the deadline!

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

12 Days of Miss Snow it All!

December 9th, 2014

Miss Snow it All, we see you hiding behind that moustache.

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

12 Days of Miss Snow it All!

December 8th, 2014

12 Days of Miss Snow it All! Your chance to win $100 Gift Card to Toy R Us! Check out the details and watch for Day 1 of "Miss Snow it All" tomorrow on our Facebook Page. #elfonashelf #happyholidays #12days

Happy Holidays!

December 6th, 2014

Our team is in the holiday spirit and spreading some cheer! Click on the link to see our team and their dance moves. Don't forget to "elf yourself" too!

#elfyourself #spreadsomecheer #happyholidays

http://www.elfyourself.com/?mId=62259304.3

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

Who Want's Knights Tickets??

November 26th, 2014

We have more Knights Tickets to give away! These are for Saturday night when the Knights take on Kingston Frontenac's at 7pm.

Put your thinking caps on for this one. The NHL only has one game scheduled tomorrow night. The Edmonton Oilers will take on the Nashville Predators. The first person to correctly guess the winner of the game with the total score (combined goals) will win the tickets. Answers must be submitted by 8pm Thursday November 27th. Winner will be announced directly after the game.

Contest open to patients and patient families of our practice only.

Did you know?

November 25th, 2014

Did you know our office has Office Manager who is available to help you with any questions or concerns you may have. Deanna believes in making your experience at our office great one!

Guess Who!

November 20th, 2014

How's this for #TBT. Guess who these celebrities are wearing braces back in the day! First correct guesser on each image will receive 2 Smile Miles!

Hop on over to our Facebook Page to make your guesses. www.facebook.com/londonbraces

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/

Moustache of the Day

November 16th, 2014

Moustache of the day.. Correctly guess who this is and you will be awarded 2 Smiles Miles! Don't forget to visit http://ca.movember.com/ for more information on Movember. Visit our Facebook Page and place your guesses in the comments.

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.

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!

It's Pumpkin Carving Time!

October 30th, 2014

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

Boo-thache!!!

October 29th, 2014

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

Carving Contest is ON!!

October 20th, 2014

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

Regular Checkups with Your Dentist

October 16th, 2014

There is nothing "cute" about gingivitis. Be sure to visit your dentist regularly while you are in braces for regular checkups and cleanings. We work closely with your dentist to ensure a great outcome at the end of your treatment. If you have any questions about the frequency of dental visits while in braces, be sure to ask our staff next time your in the office.

Bad VS Good Brushing

October 6th, 2014

Brushing with braces can be tricky and take a little extra time, but the benefits are huge. Take a moment and look a the pictures below. If you have any questions about brushing with braces or need some tips and tricks be sure to ask our staff next time your in.

Throw Back Thursday!

October 2nd, 2014

Throw back Thursday.. Orthodontics have come along way!

It's Back! 4th Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest!

October 1st, 2014

Unplugged London! We have tickets!

September 24th, 2014

Next Thursday, The Grand Theatre will be a night of acoustic music played by 54-40 in support of  “Unplugged Concert for Kids.”  We have 2 tickets up for grabs for this amazing event. If you want these tickets all you have to do is name a 54-40 song in the comments of our post on our Facebook Page. One lucky person will receive these tickets by a random draw of all participants.

Please take a moment and read what Craig Emptage, one of the founders of this event has to say. It’s truly a great event for a great cause. Tickets are still available if you don’t want to miss out by visiting www.unpluggedlondon.com

“This year we have 54-40 playing an acoustic show on October 2nd at The Grand Theatre. Doors open at 6:30. We have a silent auction and reception before the show as well. Tickets range from $30 -$75 and there’s still some seats left.

Six years ago, a colleague and I decided we would organize a concert at The Grand Theatre and raise money for a few different charities that focus on children. Now six years later, we have had the pleasure of bringing artists such as Jim Cuddy, Steven Page, Colin James, Emerson Drive and Chantal Kreviazuk with Raine Maida to London and we’ve raised over $150,000.

With every year, we get a little more momentum, raise a few more dollars and sell a few more tickets. This year we hope to raise $50,000 and take us over the $200,000 mark.

Every year has had its share of unique experiences from Jim Cuddy talking hockey with the crowd, Colin James surprising us and bringing his friend Tom Wilson on stage, and Chantal and Raine bringing their kids onstage as well. 54-40 is a band I remember from my school days and I am really looking forward to seeing them play an unplugged show. I spoke to their manager yesterday and told him we want the band to relax and have some fun with the crowd. We want folks to leave the Grand next Thursday having seen something a little different than your typical concert.”


We have the best patients!

September 23rd, 2014

We have the best patients. Thank you for the kind words K.S.

"Because of Dr. Rojas I now have an outstanding amount of confidence when I smile. I'm so thankful daily for the amazing work he did for me. I'd recommend his work to anyone seeking a brighter smile!"

The CAO Scientific Session - Montreal 2014

September 8th, 2014

September 4th - 6th our team visited the beautiful city of Montreal to take part in the Canadian Association of Orthodontists 66th Scientific Session. Our team certainly had a great time and enjoyed the lectures we attended.

Below are  a few pictures from our trip, for the full album be visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/londonbraces

Summer is here! Summer foods to avoid with braces!

July 2nd, 2014

Summer time foods to avoid with braces!

Getting the most from your orthodontic treatment means temporarily altering your diet to ensure you do not break brackets, bend wires which could in turn increase the time you may spend in braces. The day braces go on our staff would have reviewed foods you can and cannot eat with braces. With summer here and barbeques and many other types of activities happening you may forget some big “no no” foods with braces. Please take a look at our list and try to avoid these foods. Your braces with thank you!

Corn on the cob (you CAN cut the corn off the cob and enjoy)

ICE

Uncooked vegetables such as carrots, celery

Apples! No biting into apples, if you would like to enjoy simply cut into bit size pieces

Popcorn

Hard Candy, Gum etc.

It’s not just the hard, crunchy foods you should avoid. Sweet sugary drinks can cause sugar to build up beneath the braces and cause tooth decay, it is best to avoid these types of drinks.

We are not asking you to give up all your favourite things; we just ask you make some necessary adjustments to ensure the brackets remain in place. Broken brackets can increase treatment time and we want to reveal your perfect smile as soon as possible!

Check out our Pinterest page for some braces friendly recipes. http://www.pinterest.com/babyrojasortho/braces-friendly-recipes/

Updated Before and After Braces Album!

June 30th, 2014

We have updated our "Before and After Braces" Album on Facebook. All photos are actual patients and cases of our office! Check it out and see what braces can do for you!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151366927796850.1073741825.51662201849&type=1

What Won't This Dad Do???

June 11th, 2014

The last couple months we were proud to introduce to you our “Patients With a Cause.” We are now excited to introduce to you Craig, our “Dad With a Cause.” Craig is a patient dad of our practice has been involved with the “Make a Wish Found ation” for years. He has done things such as dying his hair blue and even shaving his head this past March in support of “Make a Wish.” He has now upped the ante and will be RAPPELLING OFF THE TD CENTRE BUILDING, in downtown London on June 20th! The fun part is, if he reaches his fundraising goal of $1,500 he will wear a tuxedo because he states “that’s what James Bond would do!” We would LOVE to see Craig become James Bond while supporting Make A Wish, which makes wishes and dreams come true for children with life threatening illnesses. If you are interested in helping him reach his goal, please go to the following link:

Mitchell ALL SMILES!

June 5th, 2014

Mitchell took a moment to get a picture taken with Dr. Baby after his braces came off! Your new smile is amazing!

Patients With a Cause!

June 4th, 2014

Sunday June 8th will be a busy day for both our "Patients with a Cause" Josh who as diagnosed with Crohn's in 2011 at the age of 8 will be participating in his Gutsy Walk in support of Crohn's and Colitis and Mackenzie will was diagnose with Type I diabetes last October be participating in the Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes. Both patients are true inspirations to all. We wish them the best of luck on their walks. To find out more or support either Josh or Mackenzie follow these li nks.

www.gutsywalk.ca
click on “Pledge Participant” and either search for Joshua Pritchard or Team Name “Joshua’s Journey

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


Great Question! What do you do first??

June 2nd, 2014

Good Question! What do you do first???
Visit our Facebook and let us know!

Why do I have to wear elastics?

March 25th, 2014

They may be ‘low-tech’— but rubber bands, or elastics, can be an integral part of Orthodontic care. Elastics prescribed as a part of your treatment, is one of the most important thing you can do to get a great result in the right time – so follow the directions and use them as instructed!

Elastics help to align your bite and cause teeth to move in desired directions to straighten and correct your bite more quickly. We will explain how to and where to place the elastic(s). It is the tension of the rubber band that produces pressure on the bracket, which causes the teeth to move. This gentle tension over time is all that is needed in most cases to correct an overbite or an under bite.

Few things to remember if you have been asked to wear elastics

Don’t forget to wear them!

If you try to open your mouth too wide, your rubber bands might snap – so carry an extra bag (we give you two bags full) and replace immediately.

Remove the elastics to brush and floss

Elastics get “tired” so be sure to change them at least every 24 hours.

If you forget how to wear them, call us!

If you run out, or lose your elastics please make arrangements to get new ones. We can make arrangements for you to stop by our office, or we can even pop them in the mail for you.

Few patients love their elastics, but everyone who follows our instructions are pleased with the results. Your time in elastics will soon be over and once we have achieved the desired result and we reveal your new smile!

Good Luck Patricia!

March 24th, 2014

Middlesex-London Competitive Skating Team. On April 4th The London Competitive Figure Skating Centre will be holding their annual “Ice Show.” This event will be taking place at the Komoka Arena and is open to the public. If interested on more information check out their Facebook Page! We wish the best of luck to all competitors!

https://www.facebook.com/LondonCompetitiveSkatingCentre


Kraft Hockeyville is BACK! Exeter is in the running! Vote vote vote!

March 12th, 2014

Kraft Hockeyville is back and South Huron Recreation Centre in Exeter has made the top 16! Voting begins March 15th, so be sure to have your fingers ready and show your support once voting begins!

http://krafthockeyville.cbc.ca/index/main

Chex Mix, not a good idea for patients in braces.

March 5th, 2014

Chex Mix along with hard, crunchy, chewy foods can wreak havoc on your braces. Please be mindful of what you are eating while in braces or other cemented orthodontic appliances. Broken brackets can increase treatment time. We want you to get you back to eating those foods you love as soon as possible. Our Pinterest page is full of "Braces Friendly" recipes. Be sure to check it out!


Thank You!

February 28th, 2014

Thanks everyone!! We hope you have a great Friday! We will knowing that with your help we were able to put smiles on girls faces in our community by donating to the Cinderella Project!

For more info please visit http://www.londoncinderellaproject.com/


Feeling Crowded?

February 10th, 2014

Feeling Crowded?

Crowded or overlapping teeth can be difficult to clean, making tooth decay and gum disease more likely. Teeth that don’t come together properly when you close your jaws—a problem called malocclusion, or “bad bite” which can cause problems chewing or even swallowing.  Poor alignment of teeth can also make it difficult to pronounce certain sounds. So if you are feeling "crowded" give us a call to see how we can help.

Orthodontic treatment isn't just limited to traditional metal braces, we office a clear alternatives such as Invisalign as well!

Give us a call 1-800-920-9798.

What do you notice?

February 6th, 2014

Don't believe that most people pay attention your smile? Here's a great example that they do! Call us today and let us help your smile!  1-800-920-9798


Concerned About Radiation from Dental X-Rays?

January 29th, 2014

Many people are concerned about radiation from Dental X-rays. The Toronto Star recently wrote an article on this matter! Please take a moment to read it.

http://www.thestar.com/life/health_wellness/2014/01/27/dental_xrays_hold_minimal_radiation_risk.html

Why an Orthodontist?

January 28th, 2014

The Canadian Association of Orthodontists now has a new website! Check it out and find out why you should choose an Orthodontist for your orthodontic care.

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

SMILE! It's good for you!

January 24th, 2014

Research shows that SMILING is good for you! We have been helping patients gain confidence through their SMILES for years! Give us a call to see how we can help obtain your best SMILE! Call 1-800-920-9798 or visit our website www.londonbraces.com

Way to go Ramblers!

January 13th, 2014

Dr. Baby, Dr. Rojas and staff want to give a shout out to the Ramblers Basketball team who started their competitive season this past weekend in Kitchener. The Ramblers won all three games! Way to go girls! We are proud to be a sponsor of the Ramblers and wish them a great season!

http://www.juel.ca/


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!


Snow Day Crafts = Great Christmas Gifts!

December 10th, 2013

Snow days mean no school! Why not get crafty??  Check out this link for some fun ideas for your next snow day. All crafts make great gifts for this holiday season! If you make a craft be sure to show us and share on our Facebook Page!

http://www.parents.com/holiday/christmas/crafts/holiday-gifts-kids-can-make/#page=3

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.

It's NEVER too Late!

November 28th, 2013

Are you a mom, dad, aunt, uncle or even a grandparent of someone in braces and want to do something about your smile, but feel that it may be too late? Well great news, it is never too late to get braces. Our office has many adults as patients. A few of our staff members have even had braces adults! Ask us about our experiences and remember "It's Never Too Late"


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!


How Often do You Clean Your Mouthguard?

November 4th, 2013

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

Pumpkin Carving Entries are FLYING in!

October 29th, 2013

We are super excited about the response we have had in regards to our "2nd Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest." Check our some of the entries below!

If you have a pumpkin carving you would like to submit simply email it to tricia@londonbraces.com

Mother/Daughter now have Baby/Rojas Smiles!

October 24th, 2013

Look at these beautiful smiles! Mom, Christine and daughter Nicole both had braces done at our office! You both look fantastic and we hope you are happy with your Baby/Rojas Smile!


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

October 23rd, 2013

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

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

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

October 22nd, 2013

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

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

Post Adjustment Foods

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

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

Foods to Avoid

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 21st, 2013

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

www.facebook.com/londonbraces

Insignia Braces Featured on The Doctors

September 17th, 2013

Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas have been providing "Insignia" braces to their patients for years and were the first orthodontists in the London area to use this remarkable technology. Insignia is a fully interactive software and custom appliance system designed to give every patient a truly customized smile. "The Doctors" even featured it on their show. Check out this video and see what "Insignia" can do for you!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of3Goy1NMhs


Mouthguard Clinic Photos!

August 28th, 2013

We have now posted more photos in our Mouthguard Clinic Album on our Facebook Page! Check it out!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151602546471850.1073741830.51662201849&type=1

Mouthguards!

August 21st, 2013

See what Health Canada has to say about mouth guards and their importance in the link provided below!

While in braces it is just and important to have a mouth guard. A properly fitted mouth guard is especially important for people who wear braces. A blow to the face while playing sports could damage the brackets or other fixed orthodontic appliances.  A mouth guard also provides a barrier between the braces and your cheek or lips, limiting the risk of soft tissue injuries.

We are fully booked for same day mouth guard deliveries this Saturday at our Mouthguard Clinic with the London Knights, but you can still come by for an impression and have your mouth guard given to you on another day. Protecting your smile is very important to us and we hope you can join us!

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/iyh-vsv/life-vie/mouth-dents-eng.php

Summer Vacation!

August 19th, 2013

Our office will be closed August 26th – September 3rd. There will be someone available to answer your calls. We will resume seeing our regularly scheduled patients on September 4th. If you need elastics, have a wire poke or need wax be sure to call the office this week to make arrangements. Please remember our website contains great info on common problems that can occur with your braces.

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

We hope everyone enjoys their last couple weeks of Summer Vacation!!!

Let's Cheer on Susan!

August 15th, 2013

Thursday August 22nd our very own Treatment Coordinator, Susan will be representing our office in the Merrymount Family Support and Crisis Centre Golf at Greenhills Golf! Our office will also be sending along this great gift basket for their auction. We wish Susan the best of luck and we hope the winner of our auction gift basket is happy too!

For more information on the tournament check out this link. http://www.merrymount.on.ca/index.php/events/


What Do People Notice First When They Meet You???

August 1st, 2013

Ever wonder what the first thing is you notice when meeting someone new??? Check out this link to see if you got it right!

http://damonbraces.com/experience/2013/07/19/whats-the-first-thing-you-notice-when-meeting-someone-new/


Check This Video Out!

July 31st, 2013

Want to look years younger? Add fullness to your smile? Then check out this video to see how you can! Our office has used The Damon System for years and love the results!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6qiukFZcjw

Mouthguard Clinic Details!

July 19th, 2013

Have Any Pennies Laying Around??

July 17th, 2013

If you haven't heard we are collecting pennies for "The Waterschool Project" Check out the full details below!

Dr. Baby, Dr. Rojas and team would like to bring awareness to a cause that the office has supported for many years, “The Waterschool”.

When we run our tap to brush our teeth, for a glass of water, or to a fill up a pot to boil your pasta, we don’t always think about the people of developing countries who do not have that luxury. Many people in rural areas and in developing countries draw their drinking water mainly from surface sources such as ponds, rivers and lakes. These same sources are used by cattle and other livestock and for bathing, washing clothes and other domestic uses. Even when improved sources are provided (bore holes, rain water harvesting, etc.), the water is usually contaminated during collection, transportation and storage. The Waterschool educates the people of this by using a three step process which ensures clean water through existing agencies in the beneficiary area. The Waterschool is currently working in Uganda and Kenya and has worked in Haiti in the past.

Over the summer months our office will be collecting pennies in support of this cause. All penny donations will be matched by the doctors and donated to The Waterschool and its initiatives. It is amazing; a $10 donation can help provide clean water to one child for a LIFETIME!

All three of our office locations are happy to take pennies that you may have laying around off your hands. Water jugs will be set up at each office location for this purpose. Please remember every penny helps! Our office is open to the public to bring in their pennies, not just our patients and families so please spread the word! You can also help by donating any current Smiles Miles to this cause. If you would like to donate your Smile Miles please email Tricia tricia@londonbraces.com for further information.

For more information on The Waterschool please follow the link provided. http://www.waterschool.com/

This is a great video that shows what the Waterschool is about and the wonderful work it does. http://us.cnn.com/video/?%2Fvideo%2Fworld%2F2009%2F09%2F01%2Fmckenzie.sun.water.cnn


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

Check out our Before and After Photos

July 10th, 2013

At our office we love the smiles that take over the office the day a patient's braces are removed. We have dedicated an album on Facebook to show you some before and afters of actual patients of our office! Check them out and see what we have done for others smiles and what we can do for yours!

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151366927796850.1073741825.51662201849&type=1&l=f34300fc38

COME SEE WHAT WE ARE "PINNING" ABOUT!!

July 9th, 2013

Are you one of the thousands of people hooked on Pinterest?? If so be sure to follow us! We have braces friendly recipes, before and after photos, celebrities with braces and much much more!

http://pinterest.com/babyrojasortho/

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

Pennies for Water!

June 20th, 2013

Dr. Baby, Dr. Rojas and team would like to bring awareness to a cause that the office has supported for many years, “The Waterschool”.

When we run our tap to brush our teeth, for a glass of water, or to a fill up a pot to boil your pasta, we don’t always think about the people of developing countries who do not have that luxury. Many people in rural areas and in developing countries draw their drinking water mainly from surface sources such as ponds, rivers and lakes. These same sources are used by cattle and other livestock and for bathing, washing clothes and other domestic uses.  Even when improved sources are provided (bore holes, rain water harvesting, etc.), the water is usually contaminated during collection, transportation and storage. The Waterschool educates the people of this by using a three step process which ensures clean water through existing agencies in the beneficiary area. The Waterschool is currently working in Uganda and Kenya and has worked in Haiti in the past.

Over the summer months our office will be collecting pennies in support of this cause. All penny donations will be matched by the doctors and donated to The Waterschool and its initiatives. It is amazing; a $10 donation can help provide clean water to one child for a LIFETIME!

All three of our office locations are happy to take pennies that you may have laying around off your hands. Water jugs will be set up at each office location for this purpose. Please remember every penny helps! Our office is open to the public to bring in their pennies, not just our patients and families so please spread the word! You can also help by donating any current Smiles Miles to this cause. If you would like to donate your Smile Miles please email Tricia tricia@londonbraces.com for further information.

For more information on The Waterschool please follow the link provided. http://www.waterschool.com/

This is a great video that shows what the Waterschool is about and the wonderful work it does. http://us.cnn.com/video/?/video/world/2009/09/01/mckenzie.sun.water.cnn

Gutsy Walk for Crohn's and Colitis

June 3rd, 2013

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


Treating Adults with Advanced Digital Technology

May 23rd, 2013

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

Visit us at www.londonbraces.com

LONDON KNIGHTS ARE THE OHL CHAMPS!

May 15th, 2013

If you haven’t heard yet the London Knights are the OHL Champs! They took the Barrie Colts 3-2 in game 7 Monday night thanks to Bo Horvat’s goal with 0.1 seconds left to play! They are now off to Saskatoon for the Memorial Cup. We wish them the best of luck and will be watching them every step of the way! Way to go Knights! Also, London has also been chosen to host the Memorial Cup Tournament in 2014. It doesn’t get any better for hockey fans!

To keep your own eye on the Knights check this link out
http://www.londonknights.com/


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!!


Thank you to all who participated in McHappy Day!

May 9th, 2013

May 8th, 2013 was McHappy Day! A few of our great patients enjoyed a meal in support of a great cause. For each Big Mac, Happy Meal or hot Mcafe beverage sold, McDonald's donated $1 to local charities around the country! Thanks for your support everyone!

http://www.mcdonalds.ca/ca/en/happy_meal/mchappy_day.html


Attention All Smile Miles Card Holders!!

May 6th, 2013

IMPORTANT note to parents of patients that have a Smile Miles card at our office. We understand that there are age restrictions on children having Facebook accounts and therefore do not have accounts and miss out on Smiles Miles we give to every patient who “likes” our page. We have recently adopted a new policy. If you child is not old enough to have a Facebook account and you as a parent “like” our page we will give your child the points. Both parents are welcome to “like” our page, but each child will only be awarded the points once. If there is more than one child in our office with a Smiles Miles card we will give each sibling who is seen at our practice the same 10 points. We hope you appreciate our effort to make this program fair and enjoyable for everyone. If you have “liked” our page in the past and would like your child to have the points please email tricia@londonbraces.com and we will have the points added.


The Shoebox Project

May 2nd, 2013

Thank you to everyone who has brought boxes in for "The Shoebox Project." Our office has collected 13 boxes so far. If interested in dropping off a shoebox filled  will goodies for women in our community facing tough times, you can do so until tomorrow at NOON. You can fill these boxes with anything you may think a women facing tough times may enjoy but not spend money on. Some ideas are make-up, magazines, chocolates, socks, or even giftcards. Thanks again to everyone who has donated items so far. For more info check out of this link.

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

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

April 26th, 2013

The London Knights will be taking on the Plymouth Whalers tonight! Puck drop is at 7:00pm. Will you be there? Being the “Official Orthodontists of the London Knights” means the Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas logo will be displayed. If you snap a picture of our logo, like a staff member’s family member recently did and post it on our Facebook Page we will give you 5 Smile Miles! Go Knights Go!

Daffodil Month

April 25th, 2013

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

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

Tax Time is Almost Here!!!

April 23rd, 2013

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

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

Brag About Your Mom Contest!

April 18th, 2013

Brag About your Mom Contest!

Do you think you have the best mom?

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

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

www.facebook.com/londonbraces

Contest closes May 8th

Contest open to patients of our practice only


Before and After Photos!

April 10th, 2013

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

Mom and Daughter get Damon Braces!

April 9th, 2013

At our office we offer Damon Braces! Check out this video about a mom and daughter who got braces. It's never too late to change your smile. Click on the link for the full video!

Mom and Daughter get Damon Braces

Congratulations Kim!

April 1st, 2013

Kim, one of our hygienists gave birth to a healthy baby boy March 22nd. Beckham Edward weighed in at 7lbs and 14oz. We are happy to announce mom and baby are doing great! Congratulations Kim.

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!

What is a Malocclusion??

March 26th, 2013

Malocclusion of the teeth is a term frequently used at our office. Ever wonder what the orthodontist or another staff member means when using this term? Malocclusion simply means the teeth are not aligned properly.

Malocclusion is most often hereditary, which means the condition is passed down through families. There may be a difference between the size of the upper and lower jaws or between jaw and tooth size, resulting in overcrowding of teeth or in abnormal bite patterns.

Other causes of malocclusion include:

  • Childhood habits such as thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, pacifier use beyond age 3, and prolonged use of a bottle
  • Extra teeth, lost teeth, impacted teeth, or abnormally shaped teeth
  • Ill-fitting dental fillings or crowns
  • Misalignment of jaw fractures after a severe injury
  • Tumors of the mouth and jaw

When it comes to malocclusion there are different categories;

  • Class 1 malocclusion is the most common. The bite is normal, but the upper teeth slightly overlap the lower teeth.
  • Class 2 malocclusion, also called overbite, occurs when the upper jaw and teeth severely overlap the bottom jaw and teeth.
  • Class 3 malocclusion, also called underbite, occurs when the lower jaw protrudes or juts forward, causing the lower jaw and teeth to overlap the upper jaw and teeth.

Some symptoms of malocclusion include;

  • Abnormal alignment of teeth
  • Abnormal appearance of the face
  • Difficulty or discomfort when biting or chewing
  • Speech difficulties (rare) including lisp
  • Mouth breathing

By treating moderate or severe malocclusion, the teeth are easier to clean and there is less risk of tooth decay and periodontal diseases (gingivitis or periodontitis). Treatment eliminates strain on the teeth, jaws, and muscles, which lessens the risk of breaking a tooth and may reduce symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorders.

The goal at our office is to correct the positioning of the teeth with braces or other appliances.

Attention all Smile Miles Card Holders!

March 4th, 2013

All Smiles Miles Card holders do you know how many points you have? Want to see what you can get with your points?? Then log into your Smiles Miles account to see what prizes we offer, play games and find other ways you can rack up your points!

https://dr-baby-and-dr-rojasorthodontists.patientrewardshub.com/

Rihanna Ticket Winner to be Chosen Friday! Like and Share for Your Chance to Win!

February 25th, 2013

We will be randomly choosing the winner of the 4 Rhianna tickets on Friday! If you have already "liked" our page be sure to "share" it with you friends and encourage them to "like" our page and "share" our contest post to be entered!!! Good Luck everyone!

www.facebook.com/londonbraces

Heart Health Month!

February 21st, 2013

In recognition of Heart Health Month we are encouraging patients to wear red or pink to our office this week and next. For every patient who wears something pink or red to our office from February 21st – 28th, we will give them 10 Smile Miles! Also for each person who wears pink or red to our office, Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas will donate $1.00 to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Let’s show our support for those affected by Heart Disease! If you want more information on Heart Health and living healthy you can visit:

http://www.heartandstroke.com/site/c.ikIQLcMWJtE/b.3682421/k.48B2/Heart_disease__What_is_heart_disease.htm

Please Help Sacred Heart School in Teeswater - Follett Challenge

February 20th, 2013

Please help Sacred Heart School, a school that some of our patients attend, in Teeswater. They are the only school in Ontario that has entered the Follett Challenge. The Follett Challenge is a program created by Follett Corporation to find and reward schools for their work applying technology, content and creativity in ways that engage students, foster literacy and promote critical thinking. All votes cast from now until March 18th will give them a shot at winning $200,000 for their school. Simply follow this link to view their video submission and vote! You may vote once per day. Be sure to show your support for a local school and remember to vote daily if you can!

http://www.follettchallenge.com/video.cfm?id=346

Celebrities Wear Braces Too!!

February 13th, 2013

Check out Faith Hill at the Grammy's! Notice anything about her smile???

http://ca.music.yahoo.com/blogs/awards/faith-hill-rocks-braces-grammys-005007109.html

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

Want Braces in less time?? Try Damon Braces!

January 29th, 2013

You have probably heard about "Damon Braces" while in our office or maybe from a friend. Check out this video to see how "Damon Braces" can help your smile! Greater comfort, faster treatment time, fewer office visits and a wider smile! We are proud to use these braces in our office!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s__fZOt3zMY&list=UUAVM2n9-i1YlZf6d2Pe0kIQ

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.

Employee Spotlight - Brandi

January 23rd, 2013

Brandi has been a hygienist at our Wingham office since it opened in 2002. She can be found changing wires, repairing broken brackets or giving you instructions on how to brush or care for your appliances. Brandi ‘s orthodontic work was completed by Dr Baby and Dr Rojas, so if you have any questions please feel free to ask her.  She is also the proud mom of a little boy and is expecting her second child in February.   Brandi is a great asset to our team and we wish her the very best with her growing family!

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

Insignia Braces Process

January 14th, 2013

You have probably heard the term "Insignia Braces" when in our office or you may even be in wearing "Insignia Braces." This system is truly customized to each patient. Check out this video for some great information on how this process works start to finish. Technology has come a long way and we are thrilled to be able to offer this to our patients.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--nJo4gClaI&list=UUAVM2n9-i1YlZf6d2Pe0kIQ&index=3

Best of London

January 13th, 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 like us, we would love it if you could give us your vote for “Best Dentist.” You can do so by scanning this QR code with your smartphone.  To save time, go straight to question #100 and vote “Dr. Baby/Dr Rojas Certified Orthodontists” under the Best Dentist category.  Thanks so much and happy voting!

http://www.lfpress.com/bestoflondon

New Staff Member!

January 9th, 2013

You may have seen a new face around our office. Danielle, a certified dental assistant, is the newest addition to our team. Danielle was once a patient at our London location, so if you have any questions about having braces don’t be afraid to ask her! Watch for Danielle’s full bio coming soon to our website.

Important Information for Patients with Cold Sores

January 8th, 2013

Important Information for Patients with Cold Sores

Cold Sores are a fact of life for some people.  The virus that causes cold sores is herpes simplex 1 and can lay dormant in one’s body for years.  When the cold sore virus strikes, you will experience blisters on the lips and possibly even nose.  These little blisters can be caused by stress, sun, fatigue, cold weather or even physical irritation of the lips (such as a visit to the dentist).  Visiting the dentist or orthodontist when a cold sore is present can cause discomfort, irritate the lesion, (which can prolong the course and increase the severity of the infection), as well as spread the herpes virus to members of the dental team.  If you have a cold sore, it is highly recommended that you avoid non-emergency dental treatment. Your comfort is our top concern and we ask that you reschedule your appointment until the lesion disappears, which is usually about 2 weeks.

More information on the cold sore virus can be found at: http://bodyandhealth.canada.com/channel_condition_info_details.asp?disease_id=33&channel_id=1029&relation_id=87442

Difference Between an Orthodontist and Dentist!

January 7th, 2013

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

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

Happy New Year!!!

January 1st, 2013

Employee Spotlight - Kim

December 30th, 2012

Kim, a smiling face you have seen in all three of our office locations, is in our “Employee Spotlight” this month.  Kim is one of our hygienists. As a hygienist you will see her putting on braces, removing braces, giving oral hygiene instruction and changing your wires.  Kim and her husband have both been through orthodontic treatment with Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas, so if you have questions about what to expect, Kim is your girl.  We are excited to announce Kim is expecting her first child March 2013.

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!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM OUR OFFICE!

December 22nd, 2012

We want to wish you and your family a great holiday season!

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Holiday Office Hours

December 19th, 2012

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

Help Spread the Christmas Cheer With These Easy Ornaments!

December 18th, 2012

Kid Friendly Christmas Ornament ideas from "Today's Parent."

http://www.todaysparent.com/diy-christmas-ornaments

Our Patient Santana B. Voted Best Smile!!

December 6th, 2012

We are all about smiles at our office and we are excited to announce that one of our patients, Santana B., was voted as having the “best smile” in her high school! That’s awesome Santana - keep smiling!

Congrats Paxton Knott!!

December 3rd, 2012

Congrats to our patient, Paxton Knott and his skating partner for winning the silver medal at the Western Ontario Sectional Figure Skating Competition. The article can be found on page 4. Way to go Paxton!

http://issuu.com/weeklynews/docs/weekly_news_22nov

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/

Braces Questions??

November 13th, 2012

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

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

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

Movember is Here!

November 6th, 2012

Movember is amongst us! You may have seen moustaches popping up everywhere in support of Movember. During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in Canada and around the world. With their “Mo’s”, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer and male mental health initiatives. The ladies of our office showed their support by wearing their own moustaches! For more information about Movember please visit ca.movember.com

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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

We went PINK!!!

October 29th, 2012

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and we went PINK for one week to show our support! We even had some patients get involved! Thank you so much! If you want more info about Breast Cancer please visit http://www.cbcf.org/Pages/default.aspx

Great Halloween Costume Ideas From Today's Parent!!

October 15th, 2012

Check out these great Halloween "no sew" costume ideas!

http://www.todaysparent.com/activities/6-cute-no-sew-costumes?utm_source=_BQc-WmB8udC6sE&utm_content=tpd18&utm_medium=email

Halloween Candy Buy Back 2012

October 14th, 2012

We are doing it again!  Check out our all our details for our Halloween Candy Buy Back!

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

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

It's National Orthodontic Health Month - Here are Some Tips to Keep Your Braces Clean!!

October 4th, 2012

It's National Orthodontic Health Month and we want to make sure you braces are as clean and as shiny as they can be! Here are some great tips on keeping those braces sparkling!!

One tooth at a time. When you brush, take time with each individual tooth – at least 10 seconds each – and pay careful attention to the spots where your teeth touch your braces.

It’s all about the angles. Brush the tops of your teeth and braces with your brush angled down toward where they meet. Brush the bottoms of your teeth and braces with your brush angled up.

The tooth, the whole tooth, nothing but the tooth. While the front surface of your teeth may seem like the most logical to clean, it’s equally important to clean the inner surface of your teeth (tongue side) as well as the chewing surface. And be sure to clean along your gum line – a key spot for plaque buildup.

Step 1: eat, step 2: clean. While you’re in treatment, it’s important to brush after every meal. Bits of food can easily get caught between braces and teeth, and these food bits interact with bacteria in your mouth to cause decay. The longer food is in contact with your teeth, the greater opportunity for plaque to form. If you are eating somewhere that you can’t brush, thoroughly rinse your mouth with water.

Always be prepared. The easiest way to be sure you can brush after every meal is to get in the habit of taking a toothbrush, toothpaste and floss with you wherever you go. Designate a special container just for your teeth-cleaning tools and keep it in your purse, backpack, or laptop case.

Remove the moving parts. If you have elastic bands or headgear, remove these parts before you brush or floss.

Fluoride is your friend. Fluoride helps prevent cavities. Be sure to brush with fluoride toothpaste, and rinse with fluoride mouthwash.

Interproximal brushes (sometimes called proxa brushes or interdental brushes) are cone-shaped and come in very handy for reaching spots around your braces that standard brushes can’t.

Find the floss for you. Regular floss works for some patients, but others find it easier to work with a floss threader, which helps you get the floss into tight places. Other patients like an all-in-one product called Superfloss, which comes with a stiff end for easy threading, a spongy section for cleaning wide spaces, and regular floss for narrow spaces.

Make time for the pros. It’s your job to take care of the everyday cleaning. But make sure to visit your dentist regularly while in treatment, to get the deep, thorough cleaning that only a professional can provide.

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 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.

Five ways you can avoid plaque!

July 6th, 2012



Our team knows nobody likes getting plaque on their teeth. Here are five other ways you can avoid that dreaded enemy of the teeth during orthodontic treatment, courtesy of WebMD.

Let’s start with brushing regularly.. Brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride-containing toothpaste is vital to a healthy mouth. Make sure you softly brush all the surfaces of your teeth.

Next on the list is flossing daily: a simple daily flossing between teeth clears away plaque before it can cause damage and can also clean plaque at the gum line. Plaque is known to reach the spaces between teeth.

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

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

Finally, before you pick up that candy bar, remember to not give in to your sweet tooth. Consuming sugary drinks or eating candy or other junk food allows sugar to stick to our teeth. The bacteria, then, becomes plaque, which turns into acid and damages our teeth. Avoiding these five bad habits keeps your plaque in check and your mouth as healthy as can be during your orthodontic treatment. If you have any questions, give us a call or ask us on Facebook!

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.

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.

Ask Drs. Baby & Rojas: “Where can I get more info about braces?”

September 27th, 2011


Great question! Besides here on Dr. Baby & Rojas’ website, which provides you with a plethora of information about all things braces and Invisalign, we would like to point you to a helpful website: Our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists, or AAO, have provided lots of important information about everything braces, including myths and facts of orthodontics, tips for a better orthodontic experience and cool webisodes about orthodontics.

We encourage you to check out AAO today and feel free to contact us if you have any questions here on our blog or on our Facebook page.

Hope this helps,

Drs. Baby, Rojas and Team

Ask Drs. Baby & Rojas: “I’m 31 – am I too old for braces?”

July 15th, 2011


Absolutely not! At the office of Dr. Paula Baby and Dr. Jaime Rojas, nobody is “too old” for braces! In fact, we read a fascinating statistic recently: adults getting braces has actually jumped 24 percent since 1996! Of course, braces help make your teeth stay strong, healthy and become perfectly-aligned. But we’d like you to know orthodontic treatment with Drs. Baby and Rojas can be successful at any age, and adults especially appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile.

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

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

June 9th, 2009

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

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

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

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

May 14th, 2009

Before...

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

...and After!

Look at that smile!

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

May 7th, 2009


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

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

Congratulations Kim!