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Halloween “Treats”…Do’s and Don’ts

Halloween Austin TXYou have all heard about the damage that sugar and certain “sticky” candies can do to your teeth and your braces when undergoing orthodontic treatment. Well, our Team at the orthodontic office of Mary Kay Becher DDS PA wants to remind all of our patients and future patients about the dangers one more time. We know Halloween is supposed to be a fun time of year for kids of all ages… but it can turn into a “nightmare” of damaged braces for kids and parents if the wrong types of treats are consumed. Not only the discomfort involved as a result of broken wires and brackets but also the inconvenience of coming office for an extra visit with your busy school and/or work schedules.

Here at the orthodontic office of Mary Kay Becher DDS PA, we love Halloween but we also have a responsibility to increase the awareness of potential damage certain candies can cause if patients are not careful about which treats to eat. Click here to download a Do’s and Don’ts Treat List offered by the American Association of Orthodontics. As a reminder, print it off and post in on your refrigerator for all to see.Read More

Orthodontic Health Month – Yep It Is October

Orthodontic Health MOnth Ocotober 2017 Austin TXDid you know that October is National Orthodontic Health Month? Dr. Becher and our Team at Mary Kay Becher DDS PA Orthodontics want you to join us in celebrating the power of a smile during October.

You only get one chance to make a first impression, no matter what your age 12, 16 or 60! A perfect smile is one of your best and lifelong assets. Whether you are meeting new friends or interviewing for a job, a smile is important to building both personal and business relationships. It is a well-known fact that straight teeth and a great smile build self-esteem, confidence, and influences how you present yourself to the world. Orthodontic treatment is an investment in the future.

Our goal this year is to spread the word in [city, st area] that October is National Orthodontic Health Month and its purpose is to reinforce the need for an orthodontic evaluation. You are never too young or too old if your bite or smile needs correction.

What is the Best Time to Evaluate Your Child?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that parents have their kids evaluated for orthodontic treatment by age 7. Children undergo a major growth spurt during the ages of 7 – 10 that goes hand in hand with the eruptive pattern of their teeth and development of jaws. Starting at the right time, based on your child’s individual growth pattern, can prevent more long-term or difficult treatment later on. Potential problems can be addressed if they are found at the appropriate time.

Adult Orthodontics Is On The Rise

We all know the job market is tight, especially for recent college graduates. First impressions are everything and serious job hunters are “Bracing Themselves for the Future” to promote their success. Your smile during the interview process, no matter what your age, makes a difference when landing a new job. It also helps you perform better throughout your life to boost your confidence when communicating with others on all levels, both professionally and personally. Currently, more than one million adults in North America are receiving orthodontic treatment from orthodontists.

Mary Kay Becher DDS PA offers the latest in treatment options for adults orthodontics, including Invisalign, the “braceless alternative” to straight teeth. It is never too late to receive a beautiful healthy smile for a lifetime. Contact our office today to schedule a complimentary smile exam to find out how we can help you create a smile for the future.

Share a personal story with us on how your great smile has affected your life. We would love to hear from you!

Announcing Our Halloween Candy Buy Back

We Want Your Candy Mary Kay Becher DDS PA in Austin TX

Sticky, gooey Halloween candy is a frightful sight for braces – staying diligent about avoiding too many sweet treats during the Halloween season is a must for our patients. But because we don’t want our patients to feel left out on Halloween, we are excited to announce our annual “Halloween Candy Buy Back” to support Operation Gratitude!

How it Works

On Halloween night, go Trick-Or-Treating!  Bring in your candy to our office during regular business hours On Wednesday, November 1st, Thursday the 2nd, or Monday through Thursday the following week. We will be giving patients $1.00 for every pound of candy they donate. Last year, we sent over 2,212 of candy to our troops! We challenge YOU to help us set a new record this year.

Check out a slideshow of last year’s candy haul on our Contests & Events page! We hope everyone has a safe and exciting Halloween!

Wisdom Teeth – What Now?

wisdom teeth removal austin txLately, the latest trend amongst trending topics has been celebrities keeping their Instagram followers up-to-date on their dental health. This includes top A-listers like Paris Hilton, Lily Allen, and Emile Hirsch. Even Ariana Grande has gotten in on the act. Recently, Grande gave social media users a front row seat to the removal of her last three wisdom teeth.

While we don’t know if this will continue, we feel it’s a good opportunity to share with you why the extraction of your wisdom teeth can be so important for you.Read More

Congrats to “Flat Doc” Contest Winner Jessi B.

Jessi B Flat Doc Photo at Mary Kay Becher DDS PA in Austin TXCongrats to our patient Jessi B., whose “Flat Doc Contest” photo submission received the most votes among our Flat Doc finalists!

Jessi’s photo – “Cousins and Flat Docs Run for your Life!” showed flat doc Dr. Becher and flat doc Dr. Rangwala and Jessi’s family members being chased by a dinosaur! Luckily, everyone escaped without a scratch!

Jessi’s prize is a Holy Stone F181 RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Camera!

Jessi B Mary Kay Becher DDS PA Austin TX

Congrats again to our other finalists and a huge thank you to all who submitted photos. Flat docs Dr. Becher and Dr. Rangwala had a great time on all of your summer vacations.

Keep an eye on our Contests page for more exciting contests through the fall!

Labor Day – What Is it?

Labor Day Austin TXIt’s that time of year again! Labor Day is our last chance to celebrate the summer. But what actually is the meaning behind Labor Day?

Labor Day began in 1894. The US Congress decided that the first Monday of every September would honor the working men and women of our great country. This would include everyone from plumbers, carpenters, teachers, and yes, even the orthodontic team at the orthodontic office of Mary Kay Becher DDS PA!Read More