Archive for December, 2009
December 30th, 2009
Young and old, male and female, the Damon System delivers remarkable results. Dr William Thomas is an expert using this system. He has taught this system in multiple universities throughout the US and South America including Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Columbia. The Damon System is based on a unique treatment philosophy that goes beyond straight teeth. Damon Doctors are trained to take the whole patient into account: the shape of your face, your profile, what you will look like into your 40s, 50s… and beyond. Many people see a noticeable change not just in their teeth, but in their entire face. Often this result is without the use of ‘palatal expanders’, extractions, or surgery. The following are changes we see using the Damon System: * A fuller, wider smile * Better facial balance and aesthetics * Smoother cheek contours which make narrow smiles look fuller and more inviting * Fewer dark triangles within the corners of your mouth * Straighter, less crowded & crooked teeth, * Improved profiles…for a more youthful look at any age! Many patients begin to see these dramatic results in as little as 10 weeks. Treatment that used to take 2-3 years and/or surgery, are now treated in 16-18 months and treated without surgery. The patient in this blog had 5 other consultations where he was told this exact plan: Surgery and 2-3 years. We used the Damon System, he did not have surgery, and finished treatment in 17 months. Evaluate the changes yourself – do you like the end result? Visit our website, become informed, and come see us to see how the Damon System can help give you the smile you’ve always wanted.
December 30th, 2009
We are close to our Raffle for the Ipod Shuffle & 100$ gift certificate to Best Buy! To enter, simply become a fan on our FaceBook page. Once we get to 100 fans, we will have two patients pick the winners from the first 100 fans on Facebook. You can find our link on the bottom of our Main Web Site page ~ all you have to do it click on it and it will take you right there. If your not a member of Facebook, its a great time to learn about this terrific social networking program!
December 28th, 2009
In response to many requests, our office will begin to offer early appointments on Thursdays – starting at 7am. Our new Thursday hours will be from 7am – 3pm to help families minimize time missed from school and work. All of us at Dr. Thomas’ Orthodontic practice wish you and your family a Happy & Fun New Year in 2010!
December 11th, 2009
December 11th, 2009
Don’t forget to sign up as a fan on our Facebook page. The first 100 families / patients who sign up will be entered into our drawing for a I pod shuffle or a $100 gift certificate to Best Buy!!! Our new Facebook link can be found on the bottom of our website – all you have to do is click on the link and it will take you right to our page. Sign up and become entered for the drawing. Also, keep coming back to our site, Blog, and Facebook pages to keep updated with our raffles, games, and upcoming events. Speaking of upcoming events, did you know Santa will be visiting our office December 22 & 23rd between 2-5pm? Santa has agreed to visit and take pictures will anyone who would like to have their picture taken with him. Appointment times are not necessary – come and meet Santa and have your picture taken with him!!!
December 10th, 2009
We are so excited to announce Jackie Foster is starring in ‘A Christmas Carol’ being presented by the North Coast Repertory Theater! You can view their site at www.northcoastrep.org and get more information. It runs December 11-27th and is one of the highlights of their annual Holiday show line – up. Jackie is performing on the RED cast dates (approximately 10 of 20 shows in December). “Request the Red Cast dates when purchasing tickets.” Go see Jackie!!…
December 9th, 2009
What a fantastic turnout we had for our first Powaybraces Movie Night. 300 patients and their families attended a private screening of ‘A Christmas Carol’ staring Jim Carry. The 3D effects were amazing!!! Thank you to everyone who attended & we look forward to our next movie night in the spring of 2010. Our next movie will be held in the largest theater so we can accommodate closer to 400 people. Visit our Facebook page to see more pictures from Movie Night – the link is at the bottom of our web site.
December 4th, 2009
We are so proud of Girls Scouts Troop 8021 ~ Jasmine, Sophie, Sierra, Anya, and Andrea all worked hard raising money to buy coats to donate to our Coat Drive. Girls, you did a fantastic job and brought really nice coats that will be very appreciated by children who are not as fortunate as we are. Thank you Channel 10 for allowing us to participate!
December 4th, 2009
We are proud to help our local Boys and Girls Club and joined in their toy drive this year to help those who are less fortunate than us. Our office donated toys to the Robert Half International Company who put together a toy drive for the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Diego. The local Poway Boys and Girls club’s web site can be found at the following online site and we encourage everyone to actively participate with our local club. http://www.sdyouth.org/poway.htm
December 3rd, 2009
Our office uses the Herbst appliance to correct difficult bite problems. The newest version of this appliance is so small that all of our patients say its really comfortable, easy to eat with, and is not visible when talking. Correction of dental protrusion, upper front teeth sticking out, is often difficult requiring patients to wear headgear. Headgear has been used by Orthodontists for decades and works well. Problem is, children for the most part, find it very difficult to wear, uncomfortable, and ultimately do not wear it enough to achieve full correction of the bite problem. Orthodontists then must resort to rubber band wear to achieve a reasonable result. Again, this requires a tremendous amount of patient cooperation and diligence. An additional benefit to the new smaller herbst appliance is a reduction of treatment time. We are finding correction of these difficult bites can be achieved in 18-20 months instead of the typical 24-30 months with headgear. This alone is remarkable. A final benefit to the new smaller herbst appliance is we can reduce the number of appointments lessening the intrusion into your busy life. During bite correction with the new herbst appliance, appointments are typically scheduled every 3 months apart. Since this bite corrector is cemented and works full time every day, the movement and correction is far faster than with headgear. And absolutely no help is required by the patient in having to wear anything – especially a headgear. This is the best of all worlds!