February is Pet Dental Health Month! Yes, there really is such a thing. Delgado Orthodontics is hosting a Pet Supply Drive to benefit Forgotten Tails Animal Rescue. For every item you bring, you will be entered into a drawing to win a FUJI Instax Camera! It’s a Win Win! We appreciate your participation.
We thought it would be fun to start the 2016 New Year with a few photos from our Delgado Orthodontics families. So many of our patients have brothers, sisters, moms, or dads, working on improved smiles simultaneously. Or, many of them “take turns”, putting braces on when another gets them off. It is such a huge compliment to have these families continue to trust Dr. Delgado with their smiles. Check out our Facebook page (Delgado Orthodontics) or Instagram (Delgado_Orthodontics) for more. Happy New Year!
Delgado Orthodontics is proud to support our patients, schools, and other worthy organizations in our community through sponsorships & donations, every year. We hope that 2015 was a success for all of you!
Trinity High School Baseball
Bell Manor Elementary Adopt-a-School
Nolan Catholic School Mardi Gras Auction
Holy Trinity Catholic School Denim & Diamonds Gala
Walker Creek Elementary, Snow Heights Elementary & River Trails Elementary Dental Health Month Presentations
Shady Oaks Elementary Adopt-a-School
St. John Catholic School Derby Days Gala
Smithfield Elementary Fun Run
Temple Christian Theater Production
Northeast Tarrant Chamber of Commerce
Snow Heights 5th Grade Retreat Backpacks
HEB Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament & 60th Birthday Gala
Young Entrepreneurs Academy (HEB Chamber & ISD)
Wilshire Elementary Teacher Appreciation
Hurst Junior High Health Fair
Grapevine High School Cheerleaders
LD Bell High School Cheerleaders
LD Bell High School Raiderettes
Richland High School Cheerleaders
Trinity High School Cheerleaders
6 Stones Operation Back-to-School
Catholic Daughters of the Americas Fall Festival
Nolan Catholic School Royelles
Birdville High School Track & Field
Birdville High School Basketball
HEB ISD New Professional Luncheon
Trinity High School Basketball
Hurst Junior High Cheerleaders
LD Bell High School Soccer
Trinity High School Swim Team
River Trails River Run
Veridian Elementary Fall Festival
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School
STAR Theatre Productions
Bell Manor Student Lab Earbuds
Susan G. Komen
We all know that October means Halloween Costumes, Candy and Festivities. It is also Orthodontic Awareness Month. October is a good time to remind our patients and families that you can enjoy the Spooks & Sweets, without compromising the all the work you’ve done to keep your smile straight and healthy.
Look for plain chocolate candies, without nuts, to cure your sweet “tooth”. Candy corn and Halloween Peeps (marshmallows) are an acceptable treat, also. You probably shouldn’t chomp into that caramel apple, but you can slice an apple to dip in soft caramel sauce.
If it’s sticky, chewy, hard or crunchy, it’s a food that anyone wearing braces or retainers should avoid,” says Dr. Lee W. Graber, orthodontist and president of the American Association of Orthodontists. The AAO urges patients to steer clear of the following Halloween treats, or recipes with these ingredients:
– All hard candies
– All chewy candies
– Jelly beans
– Hard pretzels
– Popcorn (including unpopped kernels)
– Taco chips
If you do have an orthodontic mishap, please let us know so that we can determine if you need to come in for an emergency appointment. Accidents happen and we want to do everything we can to keep your treatment on track. Halloween is about more than candy. Have fun dressing up, hanging with friends and creating your own recipes and traditions for the Spooky Season!
It’s been a great summer at Delgado Orthodontics! Thank you to all of our fantastic patients for sharing your summer pictures with us on social media. We love seeing your smiling faces out and about! We had so many new patients start their journey to a new, improved, healthy smile this summer. We appreciate all of our current & former patients and dentists for your referrals! Your good word is the ultimate compliment.
As we all try to get back into our school schedules and routines, please remember it is important to keep your scheduled appointments in order to keep your orthodontic treatment on track. You’ve worked hard to get this far, keep it up. If you can’t make your appointments, be sure to call us asap so that we can find the next available spot for you. Remember morning and afternoon appointment times can fill up six weeks in advance, so the sooner you can call, the sooner we can get you rescheduled.
Here are a few Back-to-School with Braces reminders from Colgate:
There are foods that can loosen, break or bend wires and bands when you are wearing braces. Avoid hard foods such as nuts and hard cookies. Foods such as apples and carrots should be chopped into small pieces before eating to reduce the stress on your braces. Avoid sticky foods such as caramels, toffees, muesli or fruit bars. No chewing gum! No chewing ice!
Habits such as nail biting, unnatural tongue thrusting, pencil chewing and nervous picking at your wires can also break braces. Be aware of these and make an effort to stop them. Remember that damaged braces mean extra appointments, inconvenience and extended treatment time. If you do break your braces, be sure to make an appointment immediately.
AND REMEMBER TO KEEP YOUR RETAINER(S) IN A SAFE, CLEAN PLACE WHILE DINING IN THE SCHOOL CAFETERIA.
Wishing all of you a wonderful school year!
At Delgado Orthodontics, we understand that improving your smile can feel like a major investment. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers regarding the cost of treatment that we hope will help.
Why is orthodontic treatment so expensive?
Our orthodontic fees are in line with the services we provide. Many patients find that orthodontic
treatment is more affordable today than ever before. Orthodontists today receive an additional two to
three years of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten
teeth. Only those who successfully complete this formal education may call themselves “orthodontists.”
The cost of your orthodontic treatment depends on many factors, including the severity of the problem
to be corrected, as well as the anticipated length of treatment. The type of treatment used may also be a
What am I getting for my financial investment?
Straight teeth are only a part of the service we provide to patients. Dr. Delgado works to create a healthy bite – straight
teeth that engage properly with teeth in the opposite jaw. A good bite signifies good function (biting,
chewing, speaking) – a good foundation for good oral health and good overall physical health. The
bonus is that a good bite also has a pleasing appearance.
For your investment, you are also not just paying for the appliance. You’re paying for regular
adjustment and maintenance by a trained specialist who is interested in your needs and producing a
positive orthodontic outcome.
Why does treatment take so long to accomplish?
Orthodontic treatment is not a quick fix; it’s a healthy fix. Orthodontists work to create a healthy bite in
patients and a lasting result.
Does my insurance cover the cost of orthodontic treatment?
You may have dental insurance that includes orthodontic benefits that will cover a portion of the
treatment fee. Funds from flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and other tax-advantaged accounts can be
used toward orthodontic treatment. We are happy to help you determine what may be available to you.