We turned 5! What exactly does a birthday mean to us at The Brace Space? Autumn of 2013 saw us opening our doors for the very first time. Before The Brace Space was born, Dr. Dan Stuart, was practicing as an Orthodontist in Dartmouth. A few years later as his practice grew, he asked Dr. Sarah Davidson to join him to create the Stuart Davidson practice. It was not long before many people saw the capabilities of this team and urged them to create an orthodontic office in the Larry Uteck area. As a result, this dynamic duo, together with another colleague, Dr. Ric Bezanson, originally from New Brunswick and then from his Fall River Clinic put their heads together. They found the perfect location, paid attention to detail as they walked the local builders through their vision for their clinic, recruited the best group of professionals to become part of the orthodontic team, and with that foundation, a star was born: a centrally located Bedford Orthodontic office, where we transform lives one smile at a time. With all the phones, selfies and photos that people now take, it is more important than ever to feel free to smile. For our patients ages 5-85 not only does the smile change, but also their confidence, their self appreciation, the longevity of their teeth and their self image. Together with the tremendous support of our patient families, the highly trained dentists in our community also played a large part in the success of the Brace Space. Because our Orthodontists live and raise their children in our Bedford and Halifax communities we are at the grass roots level. Because the community is helping us, we are committed to supporting our community. Whenever we can, we support individuals, schools, teams and community events. We have also created an annual fundraiser, where we partner with other businesses to raise money for local charities. In this manner we have been able to donate to Phoenix House, Make a Wish and Kids Help Phone. It helps us satisfy our healthy body, healthy mind, healthy community mindset. You know the old adage, it takes a village to raise a child. Thank you to each and everyone of you for the support and trust you have put in us. You have come from far and wide to see us, from Toronto to Yarmouth to Mexico (yes, we have a patient coming from Mexico!), and all places in between. Many say to us that even though the time of being in braces or Invisalign seems long at the outset, when the treatment is over, our patients say that they will miss coming in to see us. You have become part of our ever growing family who we would love to share a visit with, any time you care to drop by. Until we see you, here’s to the next 5 years of beautiful smiles! In honor of our birthday and in the spirit of adding a little dazzle to November, from now until January 4, 2018, we are offering you a chance to win a Birthday gift, one for each of our years! Drum roll please! First Prize - Free treatment!! (valued up to $7200) Second Prize - $1000 off treatment!* Third Prize - $500 off treatment!* Fourth Prize - Free Teeth Whitening!* Fifth Prize - Free Custom Mouthguard!* All you have to do to enter a ballot: 1. Like us on Facebook 2. and follow us on Instagram 3. and share our contest on Facebook 3. or if you already like or follow us, give us a review on google or a recommendation on Facebook! Make sure you are still liking and following us at the time of the draw! * Must be a registered patient of The Brace Space to be eligible for prize.
Certain sights and sounds make us go back in time and cause us to reflect. 4 years ago in October, Dr. Sarah Davidson, Dr. Dan Stuart and Dr. Ric Bezanson first opened the doors to The Brace Space in Bedford. Since then we have had so many successes and so much to celebrate. A celebration always involves the effort of so many people. Firstly we want to celebrate the incredible group of Dentists and their staff in your communities who recognize that their patients need to seek a specialist's opinion on their bite and alignment and refer them to us. It is a joint venture between your Dentist and your Orthodontic Specialist that ensures that we are providing patients with the best Orthodontic care possible. We also want to thank our patients and their families. Patients do not need referrals to come to our office, so many of our patients come from their friends and family who have spread the word on their wonderful experience getting their braces or Invisalign at our clinic. Our greatest compliment is when our patients recommend us to their loved ones! It’s also important to mention the amazing and talented team we work with in our clinic, our Orthodontic Assistants, Tiffany, Kayla, Kaleigh, Kara and Susan, our hygienists Lauren and Shelley, our Operations Manager Amanda, our Scheduling Coordinator Sara, our Treatment Coordinator Hilary, and our Business Manager and Treatment Coordinator, Shari. So many people comment on what a pleasure it is to come into our clinic and be surrounded by such knowledgeable and skilled team members. Finally we want to celebrate the work of our Orthodontists, Dr. Sarah Davidson and Dr. Dan Stuart. Even being specialists already, they still regularly attend Orthodontic conferences so that they are always at the cutting edge of Orthodontics and provide the newest technology right here in our communities. They also live in our communities and support many community and team endeavours. Together with Citadel Oral Surgery they coordinate a Continuing Education Day for Charity every year where they have raised over $50,000 for Kids Help Phone and Children’s Make a Wish. They have achieved the Invisalign Top 1% Provider in North America for 2 years now (first in Nova Scotia) and together with their team have been voted by the HRM and received the highly coveted Consumer Choice Award for Stuart Davidson and The Brace Space for 6 consecutive years now! To celebrate four amazing years we went apple picking, spending time together as a team and then we raised our homemade pumpkin cheesecakes (made for us by Hilary) and celebrated you all for 4 wonderful years!!
Happy 150 years to Canada! Who remembers the song, Bob Gimby's CA-NA-DA? For those of you who are the right age, I am sure you will remember where you were the year we sang that song! It was not on a phone or an iPod, but most likely when we were tuned into the radio. Click on the link and hear a ‘song’ from the 60’s or just listen to it for old times sake! Happy Canada Day as we celebrate 150 years for this amazing country we call home!
So you might ask, why do we write about wedding shows on an Orthodontic blog? Wedding preparations are endless. You will find yourself choosing dresses, tuxes, rings, a photographer and makeup style. But what about your most important part of the day... your smile? Pictures of your smile will last a lifetime and will guide you through all those 'for better, for worse' days. Under the care of an Orthodontist, you can have comfort in knowing that you are followed by a teeth aligning specialist. Current advances in orthodontics mean you may be able to align your teeth with clear aligners, such as Invisalign, or clear brackets. Our patients often tell us that they wish they had heard about what we can do, before their wedding. So call us today - no referral is needed and we offer free consultations. Even with just a few months, we can make you #smiledowntheaisle, and all the days after. Our patient, Jennifer did, and just look at her smile! Thank you for letting us share the photos of your beautiful day, Jennifer and Justin!
Get out there and enjoy all the festivities, as we celebrate another birthday of this amazing country we call our home.
Father's have big shoes for us to fill, but they help our tiny feet get there. Happy Father's Day from everyone at The Brace Space.
Our Business Manager/Treatment Coordinator is having a birthday! Best wishes from all of us here at The Brace Space! Let's eat cake and celebrate!
Was your guess pink or blue? The answer is PINK!! Three days ago, Dr D and her family welcomed their little girl, Ava, into this world!
To embrace our snowy spring, we thought we would send out a 'white on white' Easter greeting! Happy Easter to all our patients, families and friends!
When you see balloons you know it is a celebration! Today the Brace Space team want to send out a Happy Birthday to Dr Stuart on his very special day!!!