Friday, June 25, 2010

Orchin Orthodontics want to know: What do you love about summer?

With summer 2010 in full force, Dr. Andrew Orchin and our team at Orchin Orthodontics thought we’d ask: What’s your favorite part of summer? Is it the warm weather? The free time you get? Spending quality time with friends and family? Grilling barbecue in the backyard?

Dr. Orchin and team would like to know what makes your summer here in Washington D.C. truly special. Let us know by posting on our Facebook page or by giving us a call!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ask Orchin Orthodontics: How much do braces cost?

That is a question we get a lot at our office and it does not have a simple answer. Just as every patient is individual, so are their treatment plans which directly affects the investment for orthodontic treatment. Some patients do not require full orthodontic treatment while others find themselves in braces for more than 2 years.

Our treatment fee reflects the amount of orthodontic work required to complete the treatment plan. The only way to find out how much braces will cost is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Andrew Orchin. During your consultation, Dr. Orchin will perform a complete oral examination, listen to your concerns, explain how he will address your concerns and correct any orthodontic problems found during the exam.

Dr. Orchin’s findings will include the cost of orthodontics and how long the treatment will take to complete. With the addition of SureSmile, some of our patients are completing treatment in less than 12 months! Call us today at our convenient location here in Washington D.C. at (202) 686-5100 for a consultation and discover how quickly we can make you smile!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Dr. Orchin and team, reminding you to wear your retainers this summer!

As we start our summer, Orchin Orthodontics wants to remind our patients in retainers that it is very important to continue to wear your retainer as prescribed even while away for vacations and camps.

If you are away from home and only wearing your retainer at night, here is a helpful tip – after removing and brushing your retainer in the morning, place it back in the case and then put it with your PJ’s or on your pillow. That way you have a reminder to put your retainer back in at night.

We wish you safe travels and adventures this summer!

The Orchin Orthodontics Team

Friday, June 4, 2010

June is National Smile Month! From Orchin Orthodontics

Now that we’re in June, Dr. Orchin and team thought we’d tell you June is National Smile Month, which is a great time to remind all our patients to practice good oral hygiene between your visits to Orchin Orthodontics.

Here are a few simple steps you can take to improve your oral health so that you may celebrate National Smile Month for many, many more years to come:

* Brush at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Here's a helpful video showing you how to brush with your braces on.
* Floss everyday to thoroughly clean between your teeth.
* Reduce your intake of sugary foods and drinks during your orthodontic treatment with Dr. Orchin.
* Visit your general dentist regularly (usually every six months apart).

If you have questions about any of these tips, we encourage you to give us a call at (202) 686-5100!

We want everyone to get out there and share your beautiful smiles with the world! Have a terrific weekend!