Every day we are thankful for the beautiful smiles we help to create and our patient Sarah is no exception. Not only do we as orthodontists straighten teeth, but we are also highly trained in making the bite more functional. This is especially important for the longevity of your teeth. Beautiful smiles, and healthy bite's, year after year make for a healthier you. And because we are so proud of our patients we always feature them. The pictures we post are always of patients who live, work, got to school and wear their braces or Invisalign, right here in our communities of Bedford, or Sackville or surrounding areas. Give them a smile when you see them, and I guarantee they will smile back!
Tis the season for wedding bells! So it is a time for planning and reserving dates and times, venues, hair and makeup appointments; all the exciting things that are very important in making the wedding day perfect. One professional that has to be booked is a photographer to capture all of the beautiful smiles during the day. The pictures will serve as memories for many years to come. So what does Orthodontics have to do with this? Lauren and Tiffany from our staff know! They both planned ahead, opted for braces, completed their treatment and just had their braces removed. And just look at these beautiful smiles, all ready for their upcoming wedding days! Many people come to us with pictures of their wedding day, thanking us for helping them make it easy to smile! They say that coming for treatment was the best decision they ever made! Sadly others come to us, sometimes years afterwards, and tell us that they wish they had thought about it before. We hear it all the time. They didn’t know that we offer free consultations with no referral needed, so that patients can get the facts about a healthy and beautiful smile right from a specialist. They didn’t know about Invisalign or clear braces and why sometimes one is a better choice than the other. They didn’t know how far in advance one needs to plan, in order to have enough time for treatment to be completed before their big day or that for those with a tight timeline there are options to achieve the best smile possible before the wedding, with treatment continuing after. They didn’t know that we offer flexible payments and no interest financing, at a time when paying for a wedding is daunting. To help with planning, people have suggested that we at The Brace Space set up a savings fund. So we have implemented the SMILE fund where family, friends, secret admirers or fairy Godmothers can give someone a gift towards their new smile. It can even be put on a registry! The SMILE fund works for any occasion, be it a wedding, birthday, Christmas, or just to help someone who needs a little help. It can be anonymous or revealed, but it is a beautiful way to give a gift that keeps on giving. To start a SMILE fund, call our office and tell us who the gift is for, and we look after the rest. Or if it is easier, you can opt for a gift certificate instead! Imagine how you'll feel when you see that loved one sporting a healthy and beautiful smile that you helped gift. Take out your kleenex and wipe those tears of joy. Smiles are contagious and soon the whole world will be smiling.
Last year our local business partners, Dr. Sarah Davidson and Dr. Dan Stuart, from The Brace Space and Stuart Davidson Orthodontics, were awarded the honors of Top 1% Invisalign Provider in North America, the first Orthodontists in Nova Scotia to receive this distinction. This year, they have achieved this impressive distinction once again. Only a very select number of orthodontists nationwide have achieved Top 1% Invisalign Provider, the highest level of distinction offered by Invisalign in North America. This is great news for all our patients as they can take comfort in knowing that they are getting the very best care and expertise in their treatment. Dr. Stuart and Dr. Davidson offer Invisalign for all ages, both adult and Invisalign Teen. Invisalign and Invisalign Teen use the most advanced orthodontic treatment using clear aligners. With Invisalign there are no wires, no brackets and few food restrictions. Because of the specialized treatment, patients can keep brushing and flossing as normal, while their smile is changing. Braces used to be a thing for teens, but now more and more adults are turning to Orthodontic Specialists for their treatment options. The results have been amazing! Whether it is with conventional braces or Invisalign, the end result is what matters most, and what we see in our patients, is more confidence, more smiles and more longevity in the health of their bite.
We are very excited to welcome two new smiles at The Brace Space and we know you will too! Joining us are Sara, our new Scheduling Coordinator (the one wearing the beautiful braces!!) and Susan Q, our newest Registered Dental Assistant. We will be updating the blog with their pictures and bio so you will see how fortunate we are to have them join The Brace Space team! Recently we bid Susan B and Nicole farewell from The Brace Space. Susan B is a librarian and found a position in her field, and Nicole is going on to further her studies. We will miss them and wish them well in their new endeavors.
Need any artwork done? Look at the talent that Lauren, a patient of ours, has in her mind and at her fingertips. She loves to create images like this, and she is so very good at it. Just like our Orthodontists at The Brace Space, she pays a great deal of attention to detail. We wish her continued inspiration in her work, and we know that Disney will find her some day for an animation!
We say we treat you like family and we mean it!!! Dr Davidson's 'little' brother Sean was in to get his braces on recently at The Brace Space. Sean is entering his last year at Dalhousie Dental School and is excited about his big sister's plans for his new smile!
Most of you know Liana, as she has been at The Brace Space since our doors first opened. She came to our sister clinic, Stuart Davidson Orthodontics, as a transfer patient, and was immediately hired as a staff member. It was love at first sight. Her knowledge, her attention to detail, her gentleness with patients and her team player attitude, made working with her a pleasure. She will be missed by staff and patients alike, but we know that this career move for her family, puts her closer to her extended family in Ontario. We wish her all the best.
The T-shirt says it all for this sweet patient of ours! She is rocking her braces, and is born to shine! With regular orthodontic appointments and great dental hygiene, she'll be smiling wide in no time at all!
WOW!! Everyone knows Susan, our Office Administrator/Receptionist. Last week Susan attended her son's graduation at St FX and what a special day it was! Her son, Michael, was awarded the highly prestigious Governor General's medal, as well as the Faculty of Science medal! Congratulations from all of us here at The Brace Space! We are so proud of mother and child!
It was bring your baby to work day this past Wednesday! Four weeks have flown by, and Dr Davidson is transitioning back to work at The Brace Space. The patient family and staff welcomed the little bundle and her mother back with open arms and happy smiles.
The first picture was one year ago today! The second picture is what it looks like now!
We were super excited to see our big sign go up today! Eye Candy Signs has created a unique wraparound sign for us that sparkles during the day and glows at night! If you are in the Larry Uteck area - be sure to look up as you drive by!
Our Entrance is shaping up! The first picture was just two weeks ago and the second picture is today!
It was back to the West for the Canadian Association of Orthodontics (CAO) meeting that was hosted this year in Banff! It was the first time Dr. D has been back to Alberta since her time spent there in grad school. It was an excellent meeting with lots of great information and speakers. Here are a few photos of the conference and some of the fun that was had too! After the conference - Dr. D met up with two of her classmates from Orthodontic school and the three, together with their six children, spent an afternoon in Lake Louise!
We are so excited to see our first exterior signs going up! We love this beautiful piece of art that Eye Candy Signs have created for us! Just wait until you see the one for the other side of the building!
Another big step - floors are in and glass doors are hung!
After much planning the first wall went up today! It is an exciting step for us!
This is the future home of Nine Mile Circle - a group of local businesses on Larry Uteck and the perfect home for our new practice – opening later this year! We look forward to serving patients from Bedford, Sackville and Halifax!