Goderich orthodontist

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

Crowding, We Can Help!

November 5th, 2018

Do your teeth look like this? We can help:)

www.londonbraces.com

#babyrojasortho #londonbraces #londonontarioorthodontist

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

Falls Sports - Chose Invisalign

October 15th, 2018

Fall sports are in full swing now!

You have enough to worry about when they’re on the field -- why stress about injuries from metal brackets and wires?

With Invisalign® clear aligners, they can concentrate on their goals, and you can concentrate on being their biggest fan.

Call us to set up an Invisalign treatment consultation today.
519-675-0330

#babyrojasortho #fallsports #invisalign #londonontarioinvisalignprovider #orthodonticspecialist

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

Celebrities Wear Invisalign Too!

October 12th, 2018

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

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

https://www.orthodonticslimited.com/blog/celebrities-invisalign/?fbclid=IwAR2q_yhfl6ssl-6YNY9t7TXkC-wfS3so2eesROtFEL2XokyVaYzMhhabKoA

#invisalign #babyrojasotho #orthodonticspecialists #platinumprovider #welovetomakeyousmile

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

Aspen said "bye bye braces"

September 27th, 2018

Aspen said “Bye bye braces” yesterday! We hope you love your new smile Aspen!

 

#babyrojasortho #babyrojas #debondday #nomorebraces

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

Help Us Collect Used Shoes

August 21st, 2018

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

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

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

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

When to see an orthodontist?

August 1st, 2018

When is it time to visit the orthodontist?


#whentovisitorthodontist #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

Platinum Invisalign Provider - Baby & Rojas Orthodontics - London, ON

July 12th, 2018

Our team celebrated going PLATINUM this week! We are excited to announce our office is now recognized as Platinum Invisalign Providers.

We are delighted with our Platinum Invisalign Provider status as it reflects the high level of care and service we provide to all of our patients.

Trust our team to give you the smile you've always wanted. Call today to see if Invisalign, clear aligners are the right choice for you. No referral ever needed.

#invisalign #babyrojasortho #platinuminvisalignprovider #yeah #cupcakestocelebrate #londonontarioinvisalignprovider

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

Jessica is Getting Hitched!

May 11th, 2018

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

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

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

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

Dental Hygienist Week

April 10th, 2018

This week we recognize our amazing Dental Hygienists! They are a very important of our ortho team! We appreciate all you do for us and our patients! Thank you Kim, Jessica and Maria. #babyrojasortho #dentalhygienistweek #thankyou

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

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!

Meet Jessica - Registered Dental Hygienist for team Baby & Rojas Orthodontists

February 15th, 2018

Meet Jessica - Registered Dental Hygienist for team Baby & Rojas Orthodontists

Jessica has been in dentistry since 2000 and her passion for it continues to grow every day. She likes orthodontics is unique in that it improves oral health, overall health, self-esteem and self-confidence. She finds it rewarding to see the patients come in every visit and see their smiles transform. When you arrive at our office her smile will be there with many others to make your orthodontics experience a positive and unique one. Dentistry is absolutely one of her passions as well as boating, water skiing, snow skiing and photography. She is a mother to a teenager and has that mothering; comforting nature in her please do not hesitate to stop "hi" to Jessica.

 

#babyrojasortho #meettheteam #jessica #regsitereddentalhygienist

 

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 Maria - Clinical Assistant for Baby and Rojas Orthodontics

February 8th, 2018

Meet Maria - Clinical Assistant for Baby & Rojas Certified Orthodontic Specialists

Maria has worked in dentistry as a registered dental hygienist since 2011. From the beginning of her career she has always strived to help her patients achieve their dental goals and to provide the best standard of care. In the office you will see her helping out at front desk or assisting Dr. Rojas, Dr. Baby and the team of dental hygienists to provide the best care to our patients. When she is not in the office, she spends time with her family doing various activities. Maria quotes “Use your smile to make the world a happier place.”

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

#ourteam #babyrojasorthodontics #certifiedorthodonticspecialist

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

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.

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

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.

Vote for Us!

November 8th, 2017

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

https://readerschoice.ourlondon.ca/

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

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!

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

Back to School Checklist

August 30th, 2017

It's almost that time of year again. We want all our patients in braces and other orthodontic appliances to be prepared. Check out this back to school checklist. #backtoschool #braces #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

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

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

Important Notice Regarding Office Hours

June 26th, 2017

Our office will be closed from June 30th - July 7th, returning on the 10th seeing regularly scheduled patients. We will have someone answering phones if you need to speak to someone.

If you have a wire poke, loose bracket or are in need of elastics please make arrangements to have those issues dealt with before the 30th.

In the event that you have a wire poke or another orthodontic issue you can find helpful tips on such issues on our website. http://www.londonbraces.com/emergency-care

MacKenzie and Brady's NEW SMILES

June 20th, 2017

Mackenzie and Brady are sure to be indulging some not so soft treats today! Their new SMILES were revealed yesterday! Enjoy those chewy, crunchy treats you both deserve them!! #debondday #babyrojasortho #wecreatebeautifulsmiles #creatingsmileschanginglives

Thinking about improving your smile? Call us for a consultation! 519-675-0330


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

Thank you for the review of our orthodontic office!

May 31st, 2017

Thank you for the kind review of our orthodontic office! #babyrojasortho

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

Invisalign for the Whole Family! That Includes you too Mom!

May 22nd, 2017

Our office offers Invisalign for the whole family. That means you too mom! Call us today to see if Invisalign is for you. Trust an orthodontic specialist for your orthodontic needs. #certifiedorthodontist #babyrojasortho


Say Cheese! New Smile for Maddy!

May 18th, 2017

Say Cheese!!! Braces off for Maddy yesterday! Enjoy your new smile Maddy! #bracesbegone #babyrojasortho #debondday #greatpatients #newsmile #wemakebeautifulsmiles

Attention All Smile Miles Card Holders

May 17th, 2017

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

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.

Real Patient Review!

May 10th, 2017

We love hearing from our patients! #reviews #babyrojasortho

A Little Fun at our London Orthodontic Office!

April 19th, 2017

Jonah having a little fun with our #selfiestation! It's located in our London office, feel free to snap a couple #selfies the next time you're in! Thanks to Dad for sending this photo in! #babyrojasortho

Introducing our iTero Element Digital Scanner!

April 13th, 2017

Our office offers the latest advancement in digital impressions! Say goodbye to those messy, gooey impressions.

Deanna, our office manager introduces you to our iTero Element Scanner!
This revolutionary scanner has an outcome simulator that can show you what your teeth could look after orthodontic treatment! How amazing is that! For more information on our new iTero Element Scanner visit our website.

The iTero Scanner is just another way our team combines advancement in technology to provide the best outcome for our patients.

#iteroelement #digitalscanner #babyrojasortho #londonontarioorthodontist
http://www.londonbraces.com/itero-digital-impression-system

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

Smiles for Cole!

April 6th, 2017

"Smile and the whole world smiles with you." Cole is smiling because his braces came off last week. Dr. Baby is smiling because Cole is smiling! Smiling is contagious! Pass it on! Enjoy your new smile Cole!! #babyrojasortho #londonontarioorthodontist #nomorebraces #creatingsmileschanginglives

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

Tip from Dr. Rojas

March 29th, 2017

Dr. Rojas' ortho tip of the day.
#dontflushyourretainer #babyrojasortho #orthotip #keepyourretainersafe

Mouthguards and Braces

March 27th, 2017

We've updated our #mouthguard page on our website. We hope you find it helpful and informative. Check it out! #babyrojasortho #pleasewearamouthguard

Visit our website www.londonbraces.com

March 26th, 2017

Have you visited our website lately? Our website contains lots of information that is helpful to new and current patients. You can find all patient instructions sheets on our website, new patient forms, directions to all three locations as well as emergency info in case of a wire poke or broken bracket after hours and so much more.

www.londonbraces.com

Meet Sandi!

March 24th, 2017

Some of you may have seen a new smile around our office! For those who haven't we'd like to introduce you to Sandi. She joins our office as a dental assistant. She is a great asset to our office and we are very happy to have her part of the Baby Rojas Ortho Team! #babyrojasortho #newteammember #meetsandi

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

George is Back!

March 16th, 2017

George, our wild turkey is back. He survived the wind storm!! Check out the video, it's how our parking lot pet got his name:) #georgeisback #wildturkey #pleasedonottouch #drsbabyrojasortho #babyrojasortho #officefun

** We ask you do not approach him, rather admire him from far away.

https://youtu.be/B1Kwcs8BOE0

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

When Should My Child See An Orthodontist?

March 9th, 2017

When should my child see an orthodontist?

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, the best age for children to be seen by an orthodontist for the first time is 7. Not all dental problems can be treated until a child has lost all of their baby teeth, but other issues can be better managed with early intervention. Take a look at this helpful chart below that shows problems to watch for in seven year olds.

If interested in setting an appointment up with our team visit www.londonbraces.com or call 519-675-0330. No referral ever needed.

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

Important Notice

March 5th, 2017

Our office will be closed from March 10th - March 17th, returning on the 20th seeing regularly scheduled patients. We will have someone answering phones if you need to speak to someone.

If you have a wire poke, loose bracket or are in need of elastics please make arrangements to have those issues dealt with before the 10th.

In the event that you have a wire poke or another orthodontic issue you can find helpful tips on such issues on our website. www.londonbraces.com/emergency-care

Income Tax Time - Print Your Receipts Online

February 28th, 2017

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

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!!

Family Day

February 17th, 2017

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


World Epilespy Day, February 13th

February 11th, 2017

February 13th is International Epilepsy Day. Help us spread awareness about this neurological disease. Let those suffering from Epilepsy know that you care and want to bring awareness.

Simply take a #selfie, share on social media with the hashtag #epilepsyday. For more information about Epilepsy Day please visit https://epilepsy.org/.

Our team will be participating so watch for our photo!

#spreadtheword #shareourpost #babyrojasortho #epilepsyday

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

Is Invisalign for You?

January 12th, 2017

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

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

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

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

http://www.londonbraces.com/invisalign

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!

Happy Holidays!!

December 22nd, 2016

Just a reminder our office will be closed from December 23rd to January 3rd.
For issues that arise between December 23rd – January 3rd we will have a few openings for true orthodontic emergencies on January 4th. We will resume with our regularly scheduled patients on January 9th.
In the event that you have a wire poke or another orthodontic issue you can find helpful tips for such issues 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

Our Shoe Collection Continues....

December 21st, 2016

We are so thankful to everyone who brought in shoes for our shoe collection in support of Goodytwoshoes. Their goal is to collect 100,000 pairs of shoes and distribute to those in need. They have hit the 60,000 mark. We will continue to collect shoes into the new year, so if you are cleaning out your closest this holiday season to make room for new items please keep our donation bin in mind! Every pair counts!

We also are very thankful to Bioped Footcare - London North who provided us with the donation box and will be picking up your donations getting them one step closer to those in need!

http://www.bioped.com/giving-back/

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!

Preparing for Cold and Flu Season

December 18th, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Snowday Smiles Revealed!

December 15th, 2016

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

Happy Birthday Lisa

December 12th, 2016

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

Thumbs for Alex! His Braces are OFF!

December 5th, 2016

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

Congrats to our Patient Keaton and His Team!

December 2nd, 2016

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

New Smiles Revealed

December 1st, 2016

A few new smiles recently revealed! Your new smiles look FABULOUS girls! #debonddayisthebestday #welovetomakesmiles


Mannequin Challenge - Goderich, Ontario

November 30th, 2016

Take a look at our orthodontic team successfully completing another Mannequin Challenge, this time in our Goderich office. Our London Orthodontic office can't have ALL the fun! We are LOVING this! So much fun! #babyrojasortho #mannequinchallenge

Video can be found here :)

https://youtu.be/-wcAS9gLTIA


Congrats to Jack

November 29th, 2016

A special shout out to Jack Stecho who is a patient of our office who is the captain of the Minor Bantam AAA Huron Perth Lakers. On Draft Day-North America he was selected to attend "The World Select Invitational Hockey Tournament" in May of 2017 which will be held in Chamonix Mont-Blanc, France! We are so proud of you Jack and wish you the very best of luck for the rest of your hockey season this year and on your upcoming trip to France! What an opportunity!

For more information about the tournament visit this website.
http://www.legacyglobalsports.com/worldselectsinvite

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

Living with Invisalign

November 22nd, 2016

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

For more information about living with Invisalign visit this website.

https://www.invisalign.com/how-invisalign-works/living-with-invisalign#sm.0000kehf1kr4vfct10ypkmo35w3n8

We Treat the Whole Family!

November 21st, 2016

We treat the whole family! www.londonbraces.com

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

Braces and Halloween Treats

October 23rd, 2016

Our team would like to remind all our patients to be careful when they bite into their Halloween treats this month! We know all those sweet, hard, sticky treats are VERY tempting and hard to resist. You need to know that indulging in these hard, crunchy, chewy treats can have VERY bad effects on your braces.

Broken brackets, broken and bent wires can increase your time spent in braces and those sugary sweets can lead to cavities. We don’t want you to miss out this Halloween so we are offering some delicious alternatives! These alternatives are softer and won’t wreak havoc on your braces.

No matter what treat you decided to indulge in be sure to brush well around your brackets and along you gum line and floss after…

Soft chocolate Gelatin treats
Fruit Kabobs Apple cider
Peanut butter cups Smoothies
Ice cream Root beer floats

If you’re still looking for other braces-friendly alternatives, we recommend visiting our Pinterest page which offers a TON of braces friendly options.

We understand trick-or-treating is a time-honoured tradition. We do not want to take the fun out of it and hope you can find some other alternatives while wearing braces or other orthodontic appliances.

https://www.pinterest.com/babyroja…/braces-friendly-recipes/

Wear Your Mouth Guard!

October 21st, 2016

3 Million Teeth are lost a year at sporting events...

Wear your mouth guards. If you are not sure what type of mouth guard you should be wearing while in orthodontic treatment please ask. We are here to help. We want you to protect those smiles!!

#nationalorthodontichealthmonth

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

Remember to see your dentist when in braces

October 19th, 2016

Regular checkups with your dentist are necessary for anyone in orthodontic treatment. Cleanings can be done while in orthodontic appliances and your dentist can check for cavities and the overall health of your mouth and gums. A successful outcome in orthodontics is a team effort.

#orthodontichealthmonth #dentalcheckups

Orthodontic Retainers

October 17th, 2016

Once your braces are off you are given a retainer or retainers to hold your new smile in place. Exact retainer instructions will be given to you the day your braces come off. Retainers are a valuable part of orthodontic treatment. Be sure to follow our team's instructions on wear and care... What type of retainer(s) do you have? Comment below!

Let's Go Blue Jays!

October 14th, 2016

Skinny is back and ready to catch some Jays action tonight at 8:08pm in Cleveland! #gojaysgo #ourmoment

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

Amazing Patient

October 5th, 2016

We have our share of outstanding patients in and out of the office. Eden is no exception. Check out this article written up about Eden who puts the needs of others before her own by collecting and donating items to those in need. She has turned this into an annual event, using her birthday to collect items needed. She has supported many different causes in her 12 years, from Teddy Bears for kids in Haiti to collecting pennies to reforest a park! We are so proud of you Eden and hope you keep up the great work. We look forward to seeing what organization you chose to help for your 13th birthday!

To find out who else Eden has helped please visit the full article in The School Age Children Resource. If looking at the article on the digital version you can quickly find it by searching for pages 98-99. It is Page 97 in the hard copy available all over the city. This publication is given out to all SK and JK students and contains a wealth of information. The website parentguide.ca provides pick up locations.

http://content.yudu.com/Library/A413te/SARG2017/resources/index.htm?referrerUrl=http%3A%2F%2Ffree.yudu.com%2Fitem%2Fdetails%2F3825969%2FSARG-2017

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 2nd, 2016

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Pass it ON!

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

Go Lakers Go!

September 24th, 2016

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

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!

Proud Sponsors of the Minor Bantam AAA Huron Perth Lakers

September 20th, 2016

Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas are the proud sponsors our patient Jack and his hockey team the Minor Bantam AAA Huron Perth Lakers for their 2016-2017 hockey season! We can't wait for updates. Go Lakers GO!!

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??

Our Patients LOVE Their Teeth!

September 13th, 2016

Josh is all smiles at our Wingham office today! Our patients LOVE their teeth and he has the hat to prove it! Thanks for being such a great patient Josh! #gongshowgear #londonontariobraces #winghamorthodontist #babyrojasortho #ourpatientsarethebest

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

Canada's Paralympians are Making us Proud!

September 12th, 2016

Canada's Paralympian’s have made us proud. They have earned us 12 medals as of Sunday Evening. 3 Gold, 7 Silver and 2 Bronze! Team Baby/Rojas will continue to cheer on these inspiring athletes. #gocanadago #paratough #paralympics2016

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

Team Baby/Rojas Ready to Cheer on Canada's Athletes!

September 7th, 2016

The 2016 Paralympics in Rio have begun! Team Baby/Rojas are ready to cheer on all our Canadian athletes! #GoCanadaGo

Go Canada Go!

September 7th, 2016

The Paralympics Opening Ceremonies in Rio starts today and our team couldn’t be more proud to cheer on all our Canadian athletes.

Canada has sent approximately 110 athletes which will compete in 15 of the 22 possible events. Our office is decorated and our team will be full of Paralympic spirit and we hope you join us in cheering on our athletes! #gocanadago #canadarocks

Interesting in learning more about our athletes? Then check our this site..

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

Office Closure

August 22nd, 2016

Our office be will closed August 26th - September 6th. If you are in need of elastics or have a wire poke we encourage you to call the office to made arrangements this week. Although we will not be seeing patients next week someone will be available to take your calls. If a problem emerges you can visit for http://www.londonbraces.com/emergency-care for some helpful suggestions.

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

TEAM BABY ROJAS READY TO CHEER ON CANADA!!

August 4th, 2016

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

Olympics are almost here! Meet a local athlete.

August 3rd, 2016

Deanna, our office manager had a chance to snap a pic with future Olympian, Alysha Newman. Deanna has known all her life and now Alysha will be representing Canada in the Rio Olympics. Deanna had a chance to watch her compete in her meet where she set a NEW CANADIAN woman’s Pole Vault record of 4.61M! Absolutely amazing!! We hope you join us in wishing her the best of luck in Rio. Our office is decorated and ready to cheer on Alysha and all the Canadian athletes! GO ALYSHA GO! #GOCANADAGO #GOALYSHAGO
If you want to catch the action for Alysha's event note that the woman’s Pole Vault event is scheduled for August 16th with the final on the 19th.

Please Note:

August 1st, 2016

Our office will closed August 8th - August 12th. If you are in need of elastics or have a wire poke we encourage you to call the office to made arrangements this week. Although we will not be seeing patients next week someone will be available to take your calls. If a problem emerges you can visit for http://www.londonbraces.com/emergency-care for some helpful suggestions.

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.

Ashley's New Smile Revealed

July 28th, 2016

Braces off for Ashley means SMILES from her and thumbs up from our hygienist Jessica! Our team LOVES what they do. We hope you love your newly revealed smile Ashley! ‪#‎debondday‬ ‪#‎londonontarioorthodontist‬ ‪#‎babyrojasortho‬

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

Chose us for your Orthodontic needs in Goderich, Ontario

July 13th, 2016

Another great day at our ‪#‎goderich‬ office! We are very thankful for our great patients in our satellite offices! ‪#‎ourpatientsarethebest‬ ‪#‎goderichisbeautiful‬ ‪#‎bestteam‬ ‪#‎orthoteam‬

We LOVE revealing NEW SMILES

July 13th, 2016

Who loves revealing SMILES? We do! Check out Bradley, Sydney and Evyn's new smiles. ‪#‎babyrojasortho‬ ‪#‎wemakeyousmile‬ ‪#‎londonontarioorthodontist‬

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

#teamselfies

June 9th, 2016

Our team knows how to pass time while traveling to our satellite offices. ‪#‎Teamselfies‬!! This team selfie was taken on route to Goderich yesterday! ‪#‎babyrojasortho‬ ‪#‎selfie‬ ‪#‎selfiestick‬ ‪#‎goderichontario‬

Happy Friday!

May 27th, 2016

Hello Friday! We hope you all have a great weekend and have lots to SMILE about!

Proud Sponsors Once Again

May 22nd, 2016

Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas are once again proud sponsor of our patient Sarah and her soccer team U14 Girls Lambeth FC Storm. We wish the girls the very best on their 2016 soccer season. We will post updates on their season as we receive them. Go Storm Go!

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 is Daffodil Month

April 7th, 2016

April is Daffodil Month, a national fundraising campaign for raising awareness and fundraising for cancer. Throughout the month we will have fresh daffodils displayed at our office to show our support those with cancer and to help bring awareness. For more information on you can get involved check out this link

http://www.cancer.ca/…/find-an-event-near-…/daffodil-month/…

‪#‎daffodilmonth‬ ‪#‎jointhefight‬

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 23rd, 2016

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.

Orthodontics Has Gone Wireless

February 23rd, 2016

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

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

519-675-0330

www.londonbraces.com

www.londonbraces.com/invisalign

What Adults Have to Say After Having Braces

February 16th, 2016

Are you an adult wondering if braces are for you? Then check out these Adult Orthodontic Patients Post-Treatment Results.

Give us a call to get started on the smile you've been dreaming of!

She Shoots, She Scores!

February 9th, 2016

Payton, one of our talented patients currently plays the position of centre for The London Devilettes. Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas are very proud to be sponsoring her for her upcoming trip to Prague in August, were she will be playing for the West Coast Selects.  We are very proud of you Payton and wish you all the best with the Devilettes and of course we wish you the best of luck in Prague! She shoots, she scores!!!

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 :)

Why to change your toothbrush frequently!

January 13th, 2016

There are about 1.2 million microscopic organisms on the average toothbrush. Find out what else could be lurking in your toothbrush and why you need to replace you toothbrush frequently!

http://www.oralhealthgroup.com/oral-health/nasty-things-that-can-hide-in-your-toothbrush-1003558705/

Share your Smile for a Chance to Win an iPhone 6s!

December 30th, 2015

This smiles are rolling in!

Are you an past or present patient of our office?  If so, this is your chance to "show off your selfie" and tell us what "makes you smile." By doing so, you have a chance to win 1 of 2 iPhone 6s's being given away by the Canadian Association of Orthodontists!

You can't win, if you don't enter!  :)

Enter today by visiting this link and clicking "share your smile."

Good Luck!

http://yoursmileourspecialty.ca/testimonials/selfies

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!

You have "GINGERVITIS"

December 13th, 2015

You have "GINGERVITIS."

Enjoy your week 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!

Office Holiday Hours

December 8th, 2015

Just a reminder our office will be closed December 18th and re-open January 4th. We will have someone checking messages, but if you have a wire poke or are running low on elastics be sure to give us a call soon. 519-675-0330.

Halloween Spirit - Invisalign Patient

November 1st, 2015

Mariana showed her Halloween spirit off when she came in for her Invisalign check last week... #invisalign #greatpatients #londonbraces #londonorthodontist

Happy Halloween From Team! London, Orthodontist

October 30th, 2015

CHECK OUT OUR HALLOWEEN COSTUMES!! #BABYROJAS #LONDONBRACES #HALLOWEENFUN

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153123320156850.1073741845.51662201849&type=3

Ceph X-Ray at your Records Appointment, London, Orthodontist

October 26th, 2015

This short video shows what you can expect during your "Ceph" x- ray at your records appointment.

The cephalometric (ceph) x-ray captures the patient from their side profile. Once the ceph is taken our orthodontists will contact analyses on your radiograph. It is a valuable x-ray as it not only shows the teeth and the bone, but it also includes soft tissues which can help the orthodontist predict how the bone will structure, and its potential to change during orthodontic treatment. ‪#‎cephxray‬ ‪#‎londonbraces‬ ‪#‎londonorthodontist‬


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZarlVa3NKkI&feature=youtu.be

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/

Great review from our patient!

October 19th, 2015

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

Visit us at www.londonbraces.com to see if we can make you SMILE!

October is National Orthodontic Health Month - London, Orthodontist

October 1st, 2015

October is National Orthodontic Health Month! "Share"  our Flossophy to your Facebook Page and we will give you 2 Smile Miles!  We know Halloween can be a time to indulge in those tasty treats. If you are wearing braces we ask you to "snack smart."  No crunchy, chewy, hard treats - your braces and our team will thank you! #nationalorthodontichealthmonth #londonbraces #londonorthodontist #babyrojasortho #nothinghardcrunchychewy

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

Thank you, Thank you!

September 3rd, 2015

Wow, that's a lot of backpacks! We received this lovely Thank You from GenNext. This thank you is for all of our great patients and patient families that helped us support this great cause. #gennext #londonbraces #londonorthodontist #ourpatientsarethebest

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

Important Notice Regarding our 1-800 #

August 10th, 2015

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

Wingham         519-357-3027

Goderich         519-524-7516

London           519-675-0330

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

Orthodontic Arithmetic

July 8th, 2015

Orthodontic Arithmetic

4 Years of Dental School + 4800 Hrs of Orthodontic Training

#choseaspecialist #londonbraces #certifiedorthodontists

Good Luck on Your Exams!

June 15th, 2015

We wish our patients the best of luck on your upcoming exams! Eat well, sleep well and try not to chew those pencils! #exams #schoolsalmostoutforsummer

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

Concert Ticket Winner!

May 5th, 2015

Brooke was the lucky winner of our OneRepublic Concert Ticket Giveway! Sounds like it was a great show and the girls had a great time! Congrats again Brooke! Thanks for sharing your photo with us. Stay tuned, we have another exciting concert ticket giveaway, you won't want to miss it.. #onerepublic #babyrojasortho

Invisalign

April 29th, 2015

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

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/

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!

World Oral Health Day 2015

March 13th, 2015

World Oral Health Day is March 20th. We will be providing you some useful informative information leading up to World Health Day.  #smileforlife  #WOHD2015

Stuck for March Break Ideas??

March 11th, 2015

Need something to do over March Break! Well, we have a great idea!

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!

"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!

Miss Snow it All Day 3

December 11th, 2014

Nice Miss Snow it All, nice... Day 3 and she can't seem to keep herself out of trouble.

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

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.

Our Patients are Talented!

November 25th, 2014

Wade Collins, patient of our office AND a talented musician. We are proud of your accomplishments Wade and wish you all the best in your music career.

Wade Collins is a self taught musician. He has a strong passion for music, playing; gui...tar, drums, keyboard, and harmonica. He likes to perform many different genres of famous songs, and also loves singing and writing his own original music.

He has written, and created two CDs so far. The songs on his first CD "Finding Oneself" were written, composed, performed, and recorded solely by Wade when he was 15. His second, and more recent, CD was created by his band "Escape Claws". Most of the material in this self titled album "Escape Claws", was again: composed, written and performed by Wade. Along with one song, and many melodies written and sung by bass player Jeff Klasen; and drums performed by Wade's father, Rob Collins.

Both CDs feature a large variety in sound and style, and are a nice break from the usual; to be enjoyed by many.

Here is a link to the latest Escape Claws album on Itunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/escape-claws/id915487627

Contact Wade on Facebook for a physical copy of either CD.

Why the BLUE circle?

November 23rd, 2014

More of our staff with the blue circle, the symbol of diabetes awareness. http://www.projectbluenovember.com/

Why the BLUE Circle you may as yourself?

The Blue Circle is the universal symbol for diabetes.

The purpose of the symbol is to give diabetes a common identity.

The Blue Circle aims to:

• support all existing efforts to raise awareness about

• bring diabetes to the attention of the general public

• provide a means to show support for the fight against diabetes

If you have photos to share email them to tricia@londonbraces.com

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/

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.

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.

Increase your life expectancy with floss!

July 3rd, 2014

Flossing once a day can increase your life expectancy! Bring out the floss!

http://longevity.about.com/od/liveto100/ss/life-expectancy_4.htm

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:

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

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

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!


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

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

Before and After Braces!

September 16th, 2013

We have updated our "Before and After" album on Facebook! Be sure to check it out!

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

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!!!

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

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/


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


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

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

April is Oral Health Month

April 3rd, 2013

April is Oral Health Month and we want you to have the best smile you can have! During the month we will be offering some hints on how to keep you smile bright and beautiful. We will also be posting some before and after photos of actual patients treated at our office! Here is a great link from "Eat Right Ontario" it has some great oral health tips and answers some questions we get asked at our office.

http://www.eatrightontario.ca/en/Articles/Dental-health/April-is-Oral-Health-Month.aspx

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/

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

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!

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!

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

Our Office is Ready for the Holiday Season!!

November 19th, 2012

Our office is ready for the holiday season!

Braces Questions??

November 13th, 2012

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

Our Candy Buy Back Was a Success! Thank You!

November 12th, 2012

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

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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

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

[caption id="attachment_15234" align="aligncenter" width="214" caption="Kim and Kristin with their "Movember Moustaches""][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_15235" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Darlene and Dr. Baby all smiles with their moustaches!"]Darlene and Dr. Baby all smiles with their moustaches![/caption]

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

When Should My Child See an Orthodontist??

October 18th, 2012

A question we commonly get asked is “When should my child first see an orthodontist?.” The American and Canadian Associations of Orthodontists recommends that all children see an orthodontist by the age seven. At this age, the orthodontist will evaluate whether your child will need interceptive orthodontic treatment. The importance of identifying orthodontic issues at a younger age has been shown to minimize, or even eliminate, more extensive orthodontic treatment later in life. Often early orthodontic intervention can help guide proper jaw development and allow proper room for normal eruption of the permanent teeth. If you have further questions please do not hesitate to give our office a call 1-800-920-9798.

http://cao-aco.org/HOME/default.asp

https://www.aaomembers.org/index.cfm?

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

How much do you know about your toothbrush?

August 29th, 2012


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

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

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

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

How long does orthodontic treatment take?

August 24th, 2012


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

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

Benefits of orthodontic treatment:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elements of Braces

August 2nd, 2012

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

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

July 20th, 2012

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

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

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

Top ten tips for keeping your BRACES sparkling clean!

July 12th, 2012




Keeping your teeth clean is more important than ever when you have braces! Food bits have more spots than usual to hide in your mouth, so you must be diligent in order to avoid bad breath, swollen gums, discolored teeth and cavities. If you remove plaque regularly during treatment, you'll experience better results and shorter treatment time. Keep plaque at bay with these top ten tips:
1. One tooth at a time. When you brush, take time with each individual tooth – at least 10 seconds each – and pay careful attention to the spots where your teeth touch your braces.

2. It’s all about the angles. Brush the tops of your teeth and braces with your brush angled down toward where they meet. Brush the bottoms of your teeth and braces with your brush angled up.
3. The tooth, the whole tooth, nothing but the tooth. While the front surface of your teeth may seem like the most logical to clean, it’s equally important to clean the inner surface of your teeth (tongue side) as well as the chewing surface. And be sure to clean along your gum line – a key spot for plaque buildup.
4. Step 1: eat, step 2: clean. While you’re in treatment, it’s important to brush after every meal. Bits of food can easily get caught between braces and teeth, and these food bits interact with bacteria in your mouth to cause decay. The longer food is in contact with your teeth, the greater opportunity for plaque to form. If you are eating somewhere that you can’t brush, thoroughly rinse your mouth with water.

5. Like a Boy Scout, always be prepared. The easiest way to be sure you can brush after every meal is to get in the habit of taking a toothbrush, toothpaste and floss with you wherever you go. Designate a special container just for your teeth-cleaning tools and keep it in your purse, backpack, or laptop case.
6. Remove the moving parts. If you have elastic bands or headgear, remove these parts before you brush or floss.
7. Fluoride is your friend. Fluoride helps prevent cavities. Be sure to brush with fluoride toothpaste, and rinse with fluoride mouthwash.

8. Pointy brushes reach tiny places. Interproximal brushes (sometimes called proxa brushes or interdental brushes) are cone-shaped and come in very handy for reaching spots around your braces that standard brushes can’t.
9. Find the floss for you. Regular floss works for some patients, but others find it easier to work with a floss threader, which helps you get the floss into tight places. Other patients like an all-in-one product called Superfloss, which comes with a stiff end for easy threading, a spongy section for cleaning wide spaces, and regular floss for narrow spaces.
10. Make time for the pros. It’s your job to take care of the everyday cleaning. But make sure to visit your dentist regularly while in treatment, to get the deep, thorough cleaning that only a professional can provide. If you need help finding the right Dentist for you, feel free to contact our office - we’d love to help!

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


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.

Ask Drs. Baby & Rojas: “How do I prevent tooth decay during my treatment?”

January 31st, 2012


Thanks for the question!

If you are brushing and flossing daily during your orthodontic treatment with Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas, we think that’s great! But, don’t forget that it’s also important for you to visit your general dentist every 3-to-6 months in addition to brushing your teeth and flossing (and visiting our office, of course). Regular dental checkups are important for maintaining good oral health, especially during orthodontic treatment.

Tooth decay, which is caused by sugars left in your mouth, can turn into an acid, which in turn can break down your teeth. Children are at high risk for tooth decay because adolescents tend to be lax in their oral hygiene habits. Proper brushing and flossing routines, combined with regular dental visits, help keep tooth decay away.

If you have any questions, please be sure to keep ask Dr. Baby, Dr. Rojas or our team during your next adjustment appointment at our London, Goderich or Wingham, ON office, or ask us on Facebook!