Friday, October 29, 2010

Orchin Orthodontics, dispelling the myths about braces

At Orchin Orthodontics, we know there are quite a few myths about orthodontics (and orthodontists) circulating around these days. But before you buy into those myths, Dr. Orchin and our team think you should get the facts first! We came across a great site that helps set the record straight. Our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists have some excellent information on the myths and facts of braces, and we encourage you to check them out today!

We hope everyone has a safe and scary Halloween!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Donate your Halloween candy at Orchin Orthodontics to support our troops overseas!

Orchin Orthodontics is proud to announce that we will be participating in Treats for the Troops this year. As all of our patients know, not all candy is appliance-friendly. We are asking our patients to donate the treats they are not supposed to eat so we may give them to a parent who will ship them to our Troops in the Middle East.

We will start taking donations immediately after Halloween through November 15th. Any and all donations will be appreciated and enjoyed, but here is a reminder list of the candy our patients with fixed appliances (braces, Maxillary expanders, lower lingual holding arches and retainers) should not be eating while they undergo orthodontic treatment:

*Mike & Ikes
*Now and Laters
*Tootsie Rolls
*Jolly Ranchers
*Gummy Bears
*Sour Patch Kids
*Milk Duds
*Chewing gum
*Hard candy
*Fruit Roll-ups
Anything hard, sticky or chewy

Thank you very much for sharing your Halloween goodies with our Troops - we know they will appreciate the sweets. Also, if you have extra candy of any kind, we will be happy to send that as well!

- The Orchin Orthodontics Team

Thursday, October 14, 2010

October recipe of the month: Paula's famous cinnamon buns!


Check this out! Paula Shoyer makes her famous cinnamon buns - we are lucky enough to have this family as part of our practice. Paula has honored us with homemade treats as well. Absolute Heaven!

And here are some braces-friendly treats we think you'll enjoy this Halloween season.

- The Orchin Orthodontics staff

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Ask Dr. Orchin: What, exactly, are wisdom teeth?

Dr. Andrew Orchin had the pleasure to be quoted in an e-book titled, "The Wise Guide to Wisdom Teeth Extraction" by Dr. H. Ryan Kazemi, a dental colleague of ours.

Here's what Dr. Orchin had to say about Dr. Kazemi's book:

"What a great contribution to the profession of dentistry. A comprehensive, yet clearly written and simple to understand resource for patients to read and learn all about all aspects of wisdom teeth and how to treat them. My patients and I will both benefit from having read this informative overview. Thank you!"

Wisdom teeth are a type of molar that is found in the very back of your mouth and are the last molars to develop. There are four wisdom teeth: upper left, upper right, lower left, and lower right. These teeth usually appear in late teens or early twenties but may become impacted (fail to erupt) due to lack of room in the jaw or angle of entry. The removal of wisdom teeth has become so commonplace that it is almost a rite of passage for young adults.

Our team at Orchin Orthodontics encourage you to read Dr. Kazemi's book, or ask us if you have any questions!