Sunday, June 30, 2013

10th Anniversary Art Contest: Winner to Receive Free Braces

To celebrate our 10th Anniversary, GellermanOrthodontics has announced the Create a Spectacular Smile art contest.  Students from elementary to high school are invited to create a Spectacular Smile that can be displayed in our office that shows the beauty of a smile.  The winner will receive free traditional braces!!  

Make us smile with your creative ideas!  Learn more.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Flossing – Brace’s Best Friend (BBF) and yours too!

Wearing braces means that flossing will take a little bit more time, but it’s well worth it to achieve your spectacular smile.  Flossing keeps your gums clean and prevents bacteria and plaque from building up on the surfaces of your teeth and in particular, in those tricky spaces between your teeth and between your braces and your teeth.  

Flossing is one of those simple every-day steps that can easily prevent more serious problems from occurring in the future.  Today we know that gum disease can lead to many health issues.  If your gums are puffy and inflamed, it may also create problems if the gums begin to grow over your braces – yes, they can!

Not sure how to floss with your new braces?  The best way to do this is with a special orthodontic floss threader that helps you put the floss underneath the wire.  Call us or stop by the office and we’ll be happy to show you how to floss.   When your braces come off an
d you have a spectacular smile, you’ll be so glad that you flossed.