19 hours ago
Dear Patients and Parents,
At Schacher Orthodontics we pledge to fight against bullying. We know the relationship between teeth, bullying and low self-esteem. A smile and teeth are the first features people notice and are important for communication and developing relationships.
In a recent study — “Impact of Bullying to Dentofacial Features on Oral Health-related Quality of Life” - published in the AJ*, teeth were the physical feature most targetted by bullies.
Additionally, in a recent survey most Canadians admit to feeling self-conscious about their teeth and revealed that they cover their mouths when they laugh.
Parents often ask us for help when they think their child is being bullied. They know our office is a safe and comfortable space.
If your child is going through this we are ready to discuss treatment options with you. Waiting for all the permanent teeth to come in can be a mistake! We should intercept orthodontic problems early.
You can call us at the office or reply to this email for a complimentary smile evaluation. During Orthodontic Health Month Celebration (October) you can save $600 off a full treatment fee.
You can rest assured that we have all the Covid-19 recommended safety measures in place.
* American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
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2 weeks ago
Big shout out to our patient Yolanda who just her braces off today and brought us treats for our "sweet tooths" (is that even a word?) We want you to know we will be with you every step of the way in your retention phase!! See you in 8 weeks!! ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
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2 months ago
Level II Dental Assistant position available for a busy, modern, multi-office orthodontic practice. No experience in orthodontics is preferred. If you are ready to learn we are ready to teach. Call Jane or Joe 519-752-0990 ... See MoreSee Less
3 months ago
Wondering when it’s the right time to take your child to the orthodontist? Here are three reasons you should get an orthodontist appointment for your kiddo scheduled now.
#1: You may notice something appears off but there are also some things the untrained eye won’t see.
Parents are often the first to recognize that something isn’t quite right about their child’s teeth or jaws. You may notice your child’s teeth not fitting together, difficulty chewing or biting, mouth breathing or other issues. When you notice something not quite right, it’s time to get it checked out. Sometimes it’s more than meets the eye. ⅔ of what goes on in your mouth happens below the surface. Your child may have impacted canines, preventing adult teeth from erupting properly. Let an orthodontist take a look and see what is below the surface with an x-ray. You do not have to wait for your general dentist to refer you because a referral is not needed to schedule an initial appointment with an orthodontist!
#2: The earlier, the better. Take them by age 7!
By age 7, your child has enough permanent teeth for an orthodontist to evaluate if a problem exists or is developing. Most orthodontists take x-rays and photos to evaluate any concerns or potential problems with permanent teeth – such as extra teeth, missing teeth or teeth coming into the wrong positions.
Some problems lend themselves to early treatment and may prevent more serious problems from developing or intercept any issues from getting worse. For example, your child may benefit from a palatal expander which will widen the upper jaw while they are still young and the bone is still pliable – saving them from more costly and invasive orthodontic work down the road. Orthodontia also has been shown to improve sleep disorders such as sleep apnea. Sometimes baby teeth can be gently removed to guide the other permanent teeth into a better position. Consult with your orthodontist to learn more.
#3: You don’t need a dentist referral.
Parents may assume that their dentist will make a referral to an orthodontist when the time is right. A referral might not happen if the dentist isn’t evaluating the bite. Why wait? Most orthodontists offer free or low cost new patient exams and as stated earlier, no referral is needed! Call your local orthodontist and schedule your child today!
You can work with an Ontario Association of Orthodontists (OAO) Orthodontist to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile at any age. Orthodontists are experts in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics – properly aligned teeth and jaws – and possess the skills and experience to give you your best smile. ... See MoreSee Less