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“Hey Dr. Wadler! What’s the deal with retainers?”

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teen red hairIf you recently completed treatment at Bellaire Family Orthodontics, we’d like to congratulate you! Again! Now that your braces have been removed, Drs. Wadler and Wadler-Bloome will provide—or have provided you—with retainers. After your braces come off, teeth may shift out of position if they are not stabilized. Retainers, Dr. Wadler will tell you, always provide that stabilization. They are designed to hold teeth in their corrected, ideal positions until the bones and gums adapt to the treatment changes. Wearing retainers exactly as instructed by our doctors and staff is the best insurance that the treatment improvements last for a lifetime.

To learn more about the advantages of wearing retainers after your treatment at our office, please read this helpful article about retainers from KidsHealth.

Or, you can ask us on Facebook!

How important is your smile? From Dr. Wadler

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girl_sunglassesAt Bellaire Family Orthodontics, we make every effort to earn our patients’ trust by providing quality orthodontic care and exemplary service. Our goal is to exceed the expectations of our patients and give them the smile of their dreams.

Speaking of smiles, in a new poll conducted by Glamour Magazine, people were asked, “If you had to pick between having perfect teeth, eyesight or hair, which would you choose?

Well, 44 percent of folks out there are choosing teeth! In addition, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, or AACD, conducted a study and found that 99.7 percent of those polled believed a smile is an important social asset. Respondents said straightness, whiteness, cleanliness, as well as the sincerity and sparkle of a person’s smile were all important factors not only socially, but career-wise as well.

Contact our office to schedule your initial consultation. Our friendly staff looks forward to meeting you and helping you begin your smile transformation.

Love your smile? Tell the world about it!

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Has your experience at Bellaire Family Orthodontics been GREAT?
Would you like to let others know?

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Write a review on Google– its easy to do! Click the “Write a Review” button above to head to our Google Places page. Have a google account? Great! Just click write a review to leave your message. Don’t have an account? Sign up for one–its easy and takes only a minute or two!Write a Review on Google!

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience! We really appreciate it!

Access your account—any day, any time, anywhere!

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At Bellaire Family Orthodontics, we embrace new technology, whether it is through the innovative orthodontic treatments that we offer, our high-tech web site and social networks, or our modern office conveniently located in Bellaire, TX.

Did you know that patients at our office have access to their account 24 hours a day, seven days a week—all through our website? You can look up your appointments and all of your account details at your convenience, from the comfort of your own home! You can even receive appointment reminders through email or text messages!

You, too, can sign up for this convenient service on our website by clicking on the “Patient Login” button at the top of our homepage. Please give us a call if you have any questions about getting started!

Invisalign patient testimonial [Video]

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Drs. Wadler and team came across this video recently and realized that it’s just what folks considering Invisalign need to see. Invisalign gets a ton of promotion online (including here on our blog), but people rarely get the see a clear cut, unbiased, point of view from someone who actually has chosen to straighten their teeth with Invisalign.

At Bellaire Family Orthodontics, we get quite a lot of requests for Invisalign. We always let our patients know about the stages of Invisalign, as well as how one might first react to it. But, to hear it from someone actually wearing these clear aligners is really something else.

Check out this video of a patient who has been wearing her aligners for only 10 minutes! Because they’re clear, your teeth will be steadily straightening – and no one will know it but you! Please give us a call to set up an initial consultation, so we can discuss the specifics of your treatment.

Have a great week!

Presidents’ Day Fun Facts!

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American_flagTomorrow marks Presidents’ Day, a day known for celebrating both George Washington’s and Abraham Lincoln’s combined February birthdays. Presidents’ Day was created in 1971, when President Richard Nixon combined the birthdays of two of our most well-known presidents into one single federal holiday. Presidents’ Day also marks a hard-earned day off from work and school for a lot of our patients at Bellaire Family Orthodontics.

Here are a few fun facts about our nation’s presidents we thought you might enjoy:

*Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president, carried letters, bills and notes in his tall stovepipe hat.

*George Washington is the first president to be featured on a postage stamp.

*Ronald Reagan, our 40th president, broke the so-called “20-year curse,” in which every president elected in a year ending in 0 died in office.

*Harry S. Truman was the first president to have his Inauguration and speeches televised.

*Fourteen presidents served as vice presidents: J. Adams, Jefferson, Van Buren, Tyler, Fillmore, A. Johnson, Arthur, T. Roosevelt, Coolidge, Truman, Nixon, L. Johnson, Ford, and George H.W. Bush.

*Abraham Lincoln was the tallest of the U.S. presidents measuring 6’ 4” tall.

*Virginia is the birthplace of more United States presidents than any other state, followed by Ohio and Massachusetts.

At Bellaire Family Orthodontics, February marks National Dental Health Month

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SmilingTeenAt Bellaire Family Orthodontics, we celebrate February and National Children’s Dental Health Month, and today thought we’d promote good oral hygiene among our patients with a few tips and tricks, courtesy of the American Dental Association.

• Teeth brushing techniques: It takes only two minutes to properly brush using short, gentle strokes and devoting extra attention to the gumline, areas around fillings and hard-to-reach areas such as the back teeth.

• Flossing: hold the floss snugly between thumbs and index finger and insert it between each of the teeth, making sure to go beneath the gumline and curving the floss around the base of each tooth.

• Snack wisely: choose healthy snacks such as cheese, fruits and vegetables and avoid crunchy, sticky, chewy candies that can stick to the teeth. If you eat these snacks, be sure to brush after doing so.

• Carbonated or sugary drinks: these drinks create acids that can damage the teeth when mixed with saliva, so they should be avoided altogether. If you’re going to drink one of these beverages, don’t sip on it throughout the day. Rather, drink it and then brush your teeth.

• Regular dental visits: in addition to visiting Dr. David Wadler and Dr. Melissa Wadler-Bloome during your orthodontic treatment, you should visit your dentist for professional check-ups and teeth cleaning appointments about every six months.

National Dental Health Month aims to increase awareness about the importance of our patients’ oral health. If you have any questions about keeping your mouth healthy, or about your treatment at our Bellaire office, please feel free to give us a call or ask us on Facebook!

Do you know where your mouth guard is?

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Spring sports are just around the corner, and our staff at Bellaire Family Orthodontics, including Drs. Wadler and Wadler-Bloome, would like to remind our young athletes in treatment to take care of both your mouth and appliances while participating in contact sports (and non-contact sports) as well this spring. Our team will tell you that only by using a mouth guard can kids with and without braces avoid serious sports injuries. And don’t forget to ask us for a mouth guard – we will provide a mouth guard for anyone in active treatment!

If you have further questions or are ready to schedule your consultation, just give us a call at our convenient Houston office.

What are patients saying about Bellaire Family Orthodontics?

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Check out what a few of our patients are saying about Drs. Wadler and Wadler Bloome and our staff at Bellaire Family Orthodontics lately! Thanks for writing in, everyone!

“Dr. Wadler and Staff #1 I was referred to Dr. Wadler by my sister Tonya Wallace…I was fitted for a retainer and received it the exact same day. The entire staff is very welcoming and friendly. I will send my friends and family to Dr. Wadler if they ever need orthodontic treatment.“

“The Bellaire Family Orthodontics are awesome! They have comfortable appliances and few check-ups and they work! My teeth are getting straighter and I get to earn waddler bucks which I can get prizes with.“‎

“My 2 sons have been monitored for the last two years, waiting to begin treatment. One has had a preliminary bite guard treatment. The entire office is amazing at keeping us very well-cared-for and informed. We love Dr. Wadler and Dr. Wadler Bloome.“
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“Dr. Wadler himself came in on a Saturday to help a couple patients (including myself), even though the office is closed on the weekends. He fit me for a retainer that they made for me at the last minute (since I have to leave town for college). Even though I forgot to make an appointment, the receptionist was really friendly and helped squeeze me in their schedule. The staff is very friendly and the office is also very-kid friendly. Highly recommended.“

For more great patient reviews that speak highly of the work we do, check our our testimonials page on our website.

By the way, Facebook is a great place to tell us how we’re doing, but we also encourage you to head to our Google Places page and leave a short review there. Your generous reviews help us pbuild more beautiful smiles!