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Where in the World Are Our Patients?

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earthWe can’t go with you on vacation but we would love to see where you’ve been! Mail us your favorite postcard and we’ll enter it in our Postcard Contest! Winners will be selected within four categories:

– Furthest Location

– Most Creative

– Most Adventurous

– Funniest

Each winner will each win a great digital photo frame to store all their vacation pictures! Contest ends on 09/01/10, call our office for more details!

–Bellaire Family Orthodontics

Two New Team Members at Bellaire Family Orthodontics!

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Bellaire Family Orthodontics Would Like To Introduce Two New Team Members

Tracy Chaskin

Tracy graduated from high school in Houston, and attended the University of Houston and Sam Houston State University. She went on to graduate from Memorial City Nursing School, and became an Emergency Medical Technician Instructor.

Tracy decided to change to dentistry, when she came to Bellaire Family Orthodontics and experienced the friendly environment. She wanted to work with BFO’s upbeat, energetic and passionate Doctors and Staff. The feeling has been mutual…Tracy has been a very friendly and smiling addition to the Administrative Staff.

Tracy has been married to her wonderful husband, Marvin, for over 26 years. Her oldest child, Kelly, attends the University of Texas San Antonio, and is majoring in education. Her youngest child, Kyle, will be attending Texas A&M University on a scholarship for baseball.

Tracy enjoys watching her son play baseball, having dinner with friends, working in the garden, taking Maggie, their dog, for walks and most of all, spending time with her family.

Lyn Hunter

Lyn has been in dentistry for over 12 years. She worked for a pediatric dentist for over 7 years, then switched to orthodontics.

Lyn has always had an interest in health with a special focus on teeth. She loves seeing patient’s transformed into beautiful smiles. Lyn loves patient interaction and orthodontics is the perfect place for this.

Lyn has been married for over 13 years and she is the mother of 4 children, 3 girls and 1 boy. She enjoys reading, baking, playing volleyball, camping and spending time with her family. Lyn is tall and with her competitive nature, you better watch out on the other side of that volleyball net.

Invisalign Teen at Bellaire Family Orthodontics

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teen red hairInvisalign Teen corrects a broad range of dental and orthodontic issues and is a cool way for teens to straighten their teeth without anyone having to know. The aligners are comfortable, easily removable, easy to clean and nearly undetectable by their friends. More teenagers are taking the step to straighter teeth because they can now do it a lot more comfortably and less noticeably.

An average course of treatment with Invisalign takes about a year. Invisalign Teen was designed to meet teenagers needs and you can begin treatment even if all your permanent teeth have not erupted. The best part about Invisalign of course, is the fact you can remove the aligners for special occasions (Prom, Graduation anyone?)

After your Invisalign treatment, you may find your self-confidence boosted by your new smile and the change in your appearance. As you know, smiling has many benefits. It can help you make a strong impression in lots of different social situations-at school, at work, or at a party.

Learn more about Invisalign Teen on our web site, or give us a call at 832-460-5782.

Bellaire Family Orthodontics Helping Kids Want to Smile

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Ask any child with less-than-perfect teeth about teasing and nicknames and you’ll no doubt hear a sad story. We hear them every day – Goofy, Bugs Bunny, Fang. Some fun. There is real substance to such a child’s social pain.
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One study on childhood harassment found that misaligned or protruding teeth were the single most common target of name-calling among children. Further, children with orthodontic problems are more subject to bullying than their luckier peers.

We’ve all experienced the hostility of childhood epithets – it’s part of growing up. But for some of us, the bad memories don’t “go away.” Early and persistent humiliation can become an adult’s psychological baggage.

Part of our task as orthodontists is a social one. We know how a child with a problem bite feels. And we know that it’s a preventable situation. We have the means to correct every “bad bite” out there – and with it, the social brutality so devastating to young self-esteem.

We want every child in our community to have the advantages of a normal, healthy countenance. Orthodontic evaluation is the first step. Call us for a consultation. The payback for your child lasts a lifetime!

–Bellaire Family Orthodontics

We Have A Winner at Bellaire Family Orthodontics!

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elyseOur patients got their game face on for this contest! We asked them questions about sports played with balls. So many people qualified but only one lucky person won a $50 gift certificate to Sports Authority!

Congratulations to Elyse, who was selected as the winner of the Lets Play Ball contest at Bellaire Family Orthodontics!

Fun and Games at Bellaire Family Orthodontics

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We like to have fun at Bellaire Family Orthodontics, and our patients can even play video games while at the office! We also hold patient contests every month, so be sure to check our website for the latest fun events at Bellaire Family Orthodontics!

Serving Houston & Bellaire, TX (Texas) Dr. David Wadler and Dr. Melissa Wadler Bloome are your orthodontic specialists, offering Invisalign® and braces for children, teens, and adults. We go the extra mile for your smile!

Meet Our Orthodontists

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dr-wadler-with-patientDr. David Wadler is a native Houstonian. He grew up in Bellaire and graduated from Bellaire High school in 1963. Dr. Wadler attended Tulane University in New Orleans where he met his wife Dede. After graduating from Loyola College of Dentistry in Chicago, Dr. Wadler did a two year residency at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, and received a certificate in Orthodontics and a Masters in Oral Science. In 1973, he started his Orthodontic practice in Southwest Houston.

Dr. Wadler is a leader and innovator in the orthodontic community. He lectures on Orthodontics, SureSmile and Invisalign to various dental groups and is a guest lecturer at the Orthodontic department at University of Texas Dental Branch, in Houston. Dr.Wadler is a Counsel Member (Consultant) for Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen™, and he is an Educator Consultant for the Meilora Group (SureSmile). His proudest accomplishment, however, is his family: daughters Melissa, Lindsay and Elizabeth and son Jarrett.

Dr. Wadler spent much of his leisure time coaching his children’s sports teams. He now enjoys hanging out with his grandchildren. One of his biggest thrills is having his oldest daughter, Melissa, practice with him. When not with his family or at the office he can be seen playing lead guitar with his band “Midlife Crisis and the Hot-flashes.” This is very evident when you visit his office in Bellaire – You can’t miss all the music memorabilia on the walls throughout the office!
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Dr. Melissa Wadler Bloome joined Bellaire Family Orthodontics in September of 2003, but has been with the office assisting and learning the ropes since she was in middle school! From a very young age, she learned the importance of a healthy smile and has made it her priority to help others improve both their dental health and self-confidence. Dr. Wadler Bloome strives to treat each one of her patients with kindness and the highest quality of care.

Dr. Wadler Bloome graduated from the Kinkaid School in 1992 and from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 1996 as a Phi Beta Kappa, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She came back to Houston to attend the University of Texas Dental Branch and graduated second in her class. She practiced general dentistry in beautiful New Mexico before doing a residency program and receiving her Master’s Degree in Orthodontics from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston.

Dr. Wadler Bloome enjoys spending time with her husband Dr. David Bloome, their son Jackson, and their daughter Ashley.