Thursday, September 25, 2008

Meet our Team!

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Hi, my name is Ellen. I moved here from Brooklyn, New York in 1974, to go to The University of Maryland. I have worked in the dental field for 30 years. My jobs have covered everything from dental assisting to administrative. I have been a Treatment Coordinator for Orchin Orthodontics for 9 years. In all of my years in this field, I have never enjoyed my job as much as I do now. The doctors have provided a very stimulating environment for their staff. They send us to seminars and conferences to keep up with the latest technologies available. And of course, we have the best patients!

I have been with Orchin Orthodontics 23 and a half years and I do all the social work of the office. This includes seating patients and keeping them happy as much as possible! No really, I have been here for over 22 years, I am part of the clinical staff for treatment, and I love my job!

I am the Clinical Supervisor. I have been with Orchin Orthodontics for 33 years, and I still enjoy every single day of work. I love the patients and am rewarded every day by the challenges that orthodontics brings.

I have worked at Orchin Orthodontics for 4 years, and I have known the Orchin family for over 15 years. I am a clinical assistant.
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I am one of the Treatment Coordinators for Orchin Orthodontics. I have been with the team since 2001. My position is one of support to our doctors, referring doctors, patients, and parents. This keeps me busy and adds a lot of welcome challenges to my day. Please let me know if I may assist you in any way during your treatment here at Orchin Orthodontics.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sports and Orthodontics

If you play sports, it's important that you consult us for special precautions. A protective mouthguard is advised for playing contact sports. In case of any accident involving the face, check your mouth and the appliances immediately. If teeth are loosened or the appliances damaged, phone at once for an appointment. In the meantime, treat your discomfort as you would treat any general soreness.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Eating with Braces: Foods to Avoid

Eating with Braces

What can you eat? Let's talk about what you shouldn't eat! If you've been wanting to drop a few pounds, the first week wearing braces is just your chance! For the first day or so, stick to soft foods. Avoid tough meats, hard breads, and raw vegetables. Before long, you'll be able to bite a cucumber again. But you'll need to protect your orthodontic appliances when you eat for as long as you're wearing braces.

Foods to Avoid

  • Chewy foods: bagels, hard rolls, licorice
  • Crunchy foods: popcorn, ice, chips
  • Sticky foods: caramels, gum
  • Hard foods: nuts, candy
  • Foods you have to bite into: corn on the cob, apples, carrots
  • Chewing on hard things (for example, pens, pencils or fingernails) can damage the braces. Damaged braces will cause treatment to take longer.