August 22nd, 2016
Summer is coming to an end which means most of our young patients are already back to school. We at SmilesForever Orthodontics put together a few helpful tips to ease you back into the school routine.
Bring a Travel Kit
You’ll want to keep a travel toothbrush with you as it’s important to brush after meals. Keep floss and floss threaders in your kit to help remove any stubborn food items. Keep your travel kit handy in your backpack, purse or school locker.
Pack Braces-Friendly Meals
At lunchtime eat soft, healthy foods and remember to stay away from any food items that are hard, crunchy, sticky or chewy. Stick to water and avoid the sport drinks and soft drinks.
Keep Your Wax Handy!
You may want to keep extra wax in case your braces or appliances rub against areas in your mouth causing discomfort. If this happens to you, apply your dental wax to the parts of your braces that are irritating you.
Wear an Orthodontic Mouthguard
If you plan to play sports, it’s very important to wear an orthodontic mouthguard, which will prevent damage to your teeth and braces. Mouthguard’s aren’t only recommended for contact sports like football, lacrosse and wrestling, but also any sport with the potential for contact such as volleyball, baseball and basketball.
Pick up enough elastics for both school and home! Rubber bands align your bite, so not wearing them could make your treatment time longer.
Bring Advil Along With Parental Consent to Your School Nurse
Though Drs. Brad Gilbert, Adam Wells and our clinical assistants treat all of our patients with the utmost care, the actual movement of teeth after an adjustment may cause discomfort. If you have just had a new wire placed, or been prescribed elastics to help align your teeth, you may experience a little discomfort for a day or two. Not all patients are sensitive to minor adjustments but if you are, we certainly don’t want you to be uncomfortable! By planning ahead and taking an unopened bottle of Advil or Tylenol to your school nurse along with parental consent, you’ll be a step ahead of any potential discomfort.
Don’t forget to smile!
Show off your beautiful smile to your friends and family an let your confidence shine through!
July 21st, 2016
You can vote simply by clicking the button above!
Our doctors and staff at SmilesForever Orthodontics are excited to announce that it’s time again to vote for us in the Best of Gwinnett 2016! With your confidence and trust in us – we’ve won the Best of Gwinnett award the past 7 years running! We’re not really into popularity contests, and we’re not what you’d call “joiners” by nature. But this list is more than that – it’s a way for us to tell that you appreciate the results of your beautiful, confident smiles and that we are continuing to maintain your trust in us to care for your families and to make our patients happy. That means everything to us. So please cast your vote for SmilesForever Orthodontics in the Health category by clicking the button above and voting for us. We’re sending out a HUGE thank you to everyone who nominated us.
We appreciate each and every vote (and a special thank you to those of you voting every day)!
June 28th, 2016
Happy Tuesday afternoon! Did you know that SmilesForever Orthodontics is everywhere you are online? We love being connected with our patients and our community, so we want to keep you in the know of all the fun we have!
If you haven’t liked us on Facebook, click here. You can see what happens in our office. This summer, our patients are posting their pictures with their orthodontic postcards to enter our summer contest. They’re pretty darn cute!
Now is definitely the time to follow us on Instagram @ www.instagram.com/smilesforeverortho/ to follow along with more of our summer contest photo’s.
You can follow us on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/smilesforeverga and we’re also on Pinterest as www.pinterest.com/smilesforeverga/! You can find boards about braces friendly recipes, dental information, and boards to make you smile, among a few. We are constantly pinning!
To look for our summer contest photo’s on Facebook and Twitter, be sure to search for #smilesforeverortho!
We always love hearing from you, follow us and show us your smile!
May 26th, 2016
They’re cute, a little quirky and a LOT funny! Drs. Brad Gilbert and Adam Wells along with our entire SmilesForever Orthodontics staff, have come together to have fun and make a difference for children in support of Red Nose Day USA today!
Organized by Comic Relief Inc., Red Nose Day USA is a special day each year for Americans to come together to raise funds, through comedic fun and laughter, to help keep children safe, healthy and free from poverty. The adorable red noses can be purchased at Walgreens and the funds raised from the purchase price go to the Red Nose Day Fund.
Our doctors and staff are excited to participate in this national fundraising event by proudly wearing our red noses today. We know joy and laughter help our patient’s smiles bloom with confidence just as pretty, straight teeth do!