Back to school… that wonderful, horrible time of the year! So much is new… teachers, friends, schools, etc., that sometimes keeping other routines on track, especially when you have braces, can be a challenge.💻📚😆 [Read more…] about Back to School with Braces
Motivating Adolescent Patients in Orthodontic Treatment
Let’s face it, motivating adolescents to do something they don’t want to do is an uphill battle in the best of circumstances, but when we’re talking about orthodontic treatment, the stakes are higher.
In a study published in the April issue of American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, the authors concluded that “adolescents’ use of wireless mobile technology can be harnessed to improve toothbrushing efficacy and motivation.” They also noted previous reports of “increasing integration of digital technologies into personalized health care, as well as the use of mobile phone applications, especially in adolescents.”
Adolescents’ Use of Mobile Technology Can Be Used to Improve Motivation
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How to Form a Good Elastic Habit
After you have started orthodontic treatment, the next thing to come along may be elastics, and learning to form a good elastic habit. Yes, the dreaded elastics! Elastics should not be dreaded, rather they should be celebrated. Elastics are a HUGE factor in not only achieving the treatment goals set by your orthodontist, they are they are also the key to finishing your treatment on time.
ELASTICS ARE THE KEY TO FINISHING YOUR TREATMENT ON TIME!
New Years Resolutions
What’s new at Remington Orthodontics?
New Years Resolutions are always a nice way to make a fresh start in the new year and 2018 is off to a great start for Remington Orthodontics! We are excited to share all of our new treatment tools with our patient family.
Our Smile-tastic! App
I developed an app for my patients called Smile-tastic!. It is designed to help my elastic wearing patients form a consistent elastic wear pattern. Download it from the app stores, get my fun elastic reminders, and get your braces off faster! [Read more…] about New Years Resolutions
Smile-tastic! 2.0: The Updated Compliance App for Dr. Remington’s Orthodontic Practice
It’s here! At long last… Smile-tastic! 2.0… the updated app. I am really excited about it!
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Siblings in Treatment
As I write this, the Falcons are going to the Super Bowl and the second playoff game is being decided as we speak. Who will win that game? And who will win the BIG game??? Don’t forget to vote when you come in for your appointment!
We consider ourselves lucky when we are asked to treat more than one member of the same family. Sometimes it’s mom or dad and the kids, sometimes we treat the siblings in turn from oldest to youngest, and sometimes we are lucky enough to treat two siblings at the same time. It’s great fun when we see them come in together! The majority of them do have a good time coming in together, although they may not enjoy being photographed together. The only time I see that sibling rivalry arise is when both of them are getting close to completion of their treatment and then the race is on… who will finish first??? [Read more…] about Siblings in Treatment
Are You Ready For Some Football?!
We took a poll of everyone we saw today and the overwhelming response to the question, what did you do on your day off yesterday was, “I relaxed.” I think that’s an excellent response! Everyone is sooooo busy these days between office work, home work, school work, sports, and other activities, that I think a day to relax and take a deep breath from time to time is just what the doctor ordered! [Read more…] about Are You Ready For Some Football?!
I Have A Dream
This week we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. He was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement who is best known for fighting for civil rights using nonviolent methods. Let’s remember his words today, “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.'” [Read more…] about I Have A Dream