Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Win 2 Club Level Redskins tickets at Orchin Orthodontics!

Dr. Orchin wants to know: Are you ready for some football?

Starting tomorrow, September 1st, become a fan of Orchin Orthodontics on Facebook by November 12th and you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win two Club Level tickets to the Redskins vs. Tampa Bay game at FedEx Field on Sunday, December 12th at 1 p.m. (the prize includes an orange parking pass).

BUT WAIT! There are more ways to qualify for the tickets!!

* Refer a friend to Orchin Orthodontics, and you'll get ONE ENTRY

* Write a short testimonial on our Facebook wall, and you'll get ONE ENTRY

* Post a VIDEO testimonial to our Facebook wall, and you'll get TWO ENTRIES

* Write a short review on our Google Local page, Yahoo page or Bing listing, and you'll get TWO ENTRIES

* Update your Facebook status when you visit our office, and you'll get ONE ENTRY

GOOD LUCK everyone! Let us know id you have any questions! Go Redskins!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dr. Andrew Orchin, reminding you to wear your mouth guards

With the hot and sultry Dog Days summer here for another four weeks, our staff at Orchin Orthodontics would like to take this time to remind all our young athletes wearing braces to take care of both your mouth and appliances while participating in contact sports (and non-contact sports) this fall. After all, we know this is a busy time of year sports-wise, whether kids are playing soccer in the park or practicing for high school football.

Remember, only by using a mouth guard can kids with and without braces avoid serious sports injuries. All you have to do? Ask us. Dr. Orchin will provide one for you (at no additional charge). It is important that you do not use one of the fitted “boil at home” mouth guards while you are in orthodontic treatment. We are working hard to move your teeth, which means that any fitted mouth guard will work against us and slow down or halt your orthodontic progress.

Happy Wednesday and don't forget about our "Lost Retainer" contest! We are looking for the funniest/most unusual story about how your retainer was lost, and will award the person who gets the most votes "likes" on our Facebook page with a $50 Visa gift card!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Play the "Lost Retainer" Contest on our Facebook page!

Retainers come in pretty handy after you’re done with your orthodontic treatment. But we also know they aren’t hard to lose. With our new patient contest, we’re asking you to share your story with lost retainers!

We are looking for the funniest/most unusual story about how your retainer was lost, and will award the person who gets the most votes "likes" on our Facebook page with a $50 Visa gift card!

Head to Facebook.com/OrchinOrthodontics and share your story! Good luck!

Monday, August 9, 2010

What are our SureSmile patients saying?

Now that we are well underway with SureSmile treatment at Orchin Orthodontics, we have some additional information from our SureSmile patients that will be beneficial to our patients who are getting ready for their scans to start the SureSmile process.

All of our patients agree that they are very impressed with the movement created by their SureSmile wire. Most patients reported being fairly sore the first day or two after having their first wire inserted. The discomfort was soothed by taking Advil® or Tylenol® and keeping foods on the softer side (fish, meatloaf, pasta and shredded chicken are among the favorites).

Cold temperatures relax the wires, so SureSmile recommends eating cold food and beverages to ease the ache. The flip side is to eat hot food and beverages to speed up the movement of the wires to push through the ache faster.

We have had patients try both and they report each method works so you decide which you would like to try. All SureSmile patients agree that any discomfort was well-worth it to see great results in such a brief time period. A patient just left our office and is so excited to get his braces off three months early due to SureSmile! Most patients need two-to-three wires and have told us that the subsequent wire changes are similar to traditional wire changes here. It is the first wire that packs a punch!

For more information on SureSmile and to find out if you're a candidate, please give us a call at (202) 686-5100! Happy Monday!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Thanks to Invisalign at Orchin Orthodontics, parents can have a great smile, too!

Hey parents! Focusing on your children's teeth, bite and oral health so much that you're neglecting your own? If you've been thinking about having your own set of perfectly-aligned pearly whites, Dr. Andrew Orchin and our staff at Orchin Orthodontics can help! Dr. Orchin is specially trained to offer an adult-friendly option for straightening teeth called Invisalign here in the greater Washington D.C. area.

Invisalign consists of a set of clear aligners that are molded to fit your teeth, and are to be worn all day and night, except for meals, brushing, and flossing – when you can easily slip them out to make eating and cleaning a snap!

Because they're clear, your teeth will be steadily straightening – and no one will know it but you! Please give us a call at 202-609-8948 to set up a consultation, so we can discuss the specifics of your treatment.

We hope you're having an amazing summer so far!