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Aug
02
Looking for An Invisalign Premier Provider In Surprise, AZ?

Do you want to straighten your teeth without spending years with traditional metal braces on? Well at Bailey Orthodontics in Surprise, Arizona it is possible with the Invisalign system. Invisalign uses clear plastic trays rather than traditional metal brackets and wires to reposition your teeth.

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In comparison to standard orthodontic treatment, Invisalign offers patients a great deal of convenience, as the trays can be removed at mealtime so that you don’t have to forego your favorite foods while straightening your smile! Furthermore, it’s easier for patients to keep their smiles clean and healthy with Invisalign because there are no appliances blocking access to your gumline. Patients can brush and floss normally with Invisalign rather than using extra tools to navigate around archwires.

Additionally, Invisalign is easier on your smile’s appearance during treatment. You can smile with confidence, and it’s unlikely that a casual observer will even notice that you’re wearing the trays. You also can begin to see some progress in just a few months since you don’t have to wait for any appliances to be removed.

As an Invisalign Premier Provider, our practice is well-positioned to help you achieve your smile goals with this treatment option. Stay connected with us to learn about a special Invisalign promotion coming this February. Call 623.977.0707 for more information.


Aug
02
Invisalign Special Event

Invisalign is virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know that you're straightening your teeth. Get started with Invisalign at Bailey Orthodontics and take advantage of our February special! Call us now to schedule your FREE CONSULTATION.Contact us at 623.977.0707.


Aug
02
This Valentine's Day, Live Happily EverSmile

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Whether you're planning a romantic night with your significant other or going out on the town with the girls, we know looking good on Valentine's Day is a must! If you're getting ready for Valentine's Day next week and want a kissable smile under your clear aligners, Bailey Orthodontics has the perfect solution for you! We recommend using EverSmile White Foam to keep your teeth fresh, clean, and sparkling white.

What is EverSmile White Foam?
EverSmile White Foam is the only aligner cleaner you wear all day long that cleans and gradually whitens your teeth, all while keeping your breath minty fresh. Using EverSmile White Foam is easy, just pump the foam into your clear aligners and pop the trays into your mouth. You can use EverSmile all day, up to four times a day. It kills bacteria while whitening your teeth.

Pick up your EverSmile White Foam at Bailey Orthodontics in Surprise, Arizona and start whitening your teeth just in time for Valentine's Day!


Aug
02
Be More Confident With Invisalign

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Whether you’re considering Invisalign treatment for yourself or someone else, knowing more about the entire process can help you be more confident in your decision to choose Invisalign.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Bailey will discuss your concerns in detail to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. Our team will take x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth to help us determine this. From this Dr. Bailey will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth and tell you the approximate length of treatment. While every case is unique to each patient, treatment typically takes approximately 18 to 24 months.

Based on your individual treatment plan, a series of custom-made, clear aligners is then created specifically for you. These aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic that won't irritate your cheeks and gums. Simply wear your aligners throughout the day and remove them when you eat or brush and floss your teeth. As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth gently and gradually begin to shift into place.

Approximately every two weeks, you will begin wearing a new set of aligners, advancing you to the next stage of your treatment. To monitor your progress, you will also have occasional checkups with our office, usually only every six weeks or so. For best results and a timely outcome, you should wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, throughout your entire treatment.


Aug
02
New Recipe Alert: UNICORN ICE CREAM

Are you ready for the most magical Ice Cream recipe you’ll ever find? Not only is it cute, but it’s great for all ages. Best of all, it's braces friendly & taste buds approved! Unicorn Ice Cream is magic on a cone!

UNICORN ICE CREAM

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Aug
02
Need Advice On Adjusting To Your Braces?

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Are you a new patient at Bailey Orthodontics? You may or may not be excited about wearing your braces, but regardless we know you will be thrilled with the result of your new smile. As with any change, adjusting to something new can be a little confusing and overwhelming sometimes, so we decided to help you out with a few tips on adjusting to your braces.

The first tip is to give yourself some time. Your braces may not be what you expected or wanted, but after a while when your teeth start shifting you will notice how incredible your teeth and smile alignment look. Pain may occur after your appointments, just give it a few days after each adjustment and you should feel more comfortable.

Another thing to remember is to be confident. Don't worry about how your braces look and don't be afraid or embarrassed to smile with your braces. Depending on the type of braces you're treated with, people may not even know you're wearing braces. Be proud and flash those pearly whites often!

Lastly, be sure you know what to do if you're experiencing pain or problems with your braces. Before you leave checkups, feel for any wires poking out so you can have us correct the agitation and avoid pain. If a problem arises after your appointment, don't be afraid to call us; chances are it's a simple fix. For more information about adjusting to your braces, visit our website or give us a call.


Aug
02
All You Need To Know About #BAILEYHUNTERGAMES

This Spring Break you can volunteer as tribute for the Bailey Orthodontics Hunter Games starting Monday, March 20th.

What is #BaileyHunterGames?
#BaileyHunterGames is the ultimate Spring Break scavenger hunt in Suprise, Arizona. Bailey Orthodontics will be hiding 8 signs around the community at local hotspots and it's your job to find them!

Who Can Enter?
Anyone and everyone are invited to participate in #BaileyHunterGames! This is a fun community scavenger hunt for kids and adults of all ages!

How To Enter:STEP 1: Get the clues! The first thing you need to do is head to our website and click on "Our Office." From there, you will scroll down to "Practice Events" and be taken to the page with the contest flyer & all the clues to help you find ...


Aug
02
STAY FLOSSY with braces

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Similar to several oral hygiene products, choosing the best dental floss to use is dependent on the consumer's preference. The fact is there is a ton of different floss options on the market with a variety of flavors, coatings, and other variations. Essentially, they all do the same thing and the most important thing to remember is to buy the most functional floss for your teeth, and use it daily. If you want to know what the best dental floss is, the answer is the kind that enables you to successfully and regularly clean the areas between your teeth. To help you find the right type of floss for you, here are some options.

Flossers
Flossers usually consist of a plastic instrument with a floss strip and a pick on the opposite end. This option can be both effective at cleaning the areas in between your teeth and scraping off plaque. These flossers also come flavored in mint and various other varieties.

Gentle Dental Floss
Some people will find that dental floss is too harsh on their gums. For that reason, some companies make floss with soft coatings that are less abrasive on the gums. Typically, these types of floss are just as effective as regular floss and ideal for those looking for a more sensitive approach to flossing.

Flavored Dental Floss
Most regular flossers buy a flavored dental floss because it will freshen their breath even more than unscented floss. The latter can also take on the smells associated with bacteria in your mouth which can be pretty bad from case to case. We suggest if flavored dental floss is what you prefer, and it allows you to floss your teeth regularly, then it is automatically best for your mouth.

Of the options, it is difficult to name an absolute best type of floss because the answer varies from patient to patient. However, Dr. Bailey, and our team say that the type of floss that works best for you, giving you the greatest chance of succeeding at regular flossing, is the best choice. For more information on floss, or flossing with braces, contact Bailey Orthodontics located in Surprise, AZ.


Aug
02
NEW RECIPE ALERT | BANANA BREAD DONUTS

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BANANA BREAD DONUTS WITH BROWNED BUTTER GLAZE

Donuts

• 1 large egg
• 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
• 1/4 cup granulated sugar
• 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil (liquid-state coconut oil may be substituted)
• 1/4 cup cup sour cream (lite is okay; or Greek yogurt may be substituted)
• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
• 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 large bananas)
• 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
• 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional and to taste

Glaze

• 1/4 cup unsalted butter, browned (half of 1 stick)
• 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
• 3 tablespoons half-and-half or cream, plus more as necessary for consistency
• 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted (must be sifted)
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional and to taste

DIRECTIONS:

1. Donuts - Preheat oven to 350F. Spray one 6-count non-stick donut pan and two mini muffin pans with floured cooking spray, or grease and flour the pans; set aside. Alternatively, use the pans you have available including mini donuts, full-size muffins, etc. and adjusting baking times accordingly.
2. To a large bowl, add the the egg, sugars, oil, sour cream, vanilla, and whisk to combine.
3. Add the bananas and stir to combine.
4. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and fold with spatula or stir gently with a spoon until just combined; don't overmix.
5. Turn batter out into prepared pans, filling each cavity about 2/3 to 3/4 full. I dollop the batter into the donut pan with a spoon but you can transfer to a large ziptop back, seal, cut one of the corners with a scissors, and pipe into the pans if that's easier. For the donut holes, I use a 2-tablespoon cookie scoop filled with about 1 heaping tablespoon batter.
6. Bake for about 13 to 14 minutes, or until donuts and donut holes are cooked through, set, and springy to the touch. Both the donuts and donut holes each baked for about 13 1/2 minutes in my oven but all pans, climates, ovens, etc. vary so bake until done. Allow donuts and donut holes to cool in the pans while you make the glaze.
7. Glaze - This is a fast moving recipe. Have everything in place before beginning. Brown the butter (click for a detailed tutorial) by cooking butter over medium heat in a medium saucepan until it's amber to brown in color, about 5 minutes depending on pan size. I swirl the pan in the last minute or so to make sure I can really see the color changes. Butter will go through stages of hissing, sputtering, and making noise until the water cooks off at which point the browning occurs. Butter will smell nutty and aromatic.
8. Turn the heat to medium-low, add the brown sugar, and cook for about 1 minute, stirring nearly continuously.
9. Remove the pan from the heat, allow it to cool for about 1 minute, and add 3 tablespoons cream, vanilla, and salt, taking caution because the mixture will bubble vigorously. Whisk aggressively to incorporate the cream and calm the bubbling.
10. Add the confectioners’ sugar and whisk to combine. I absolutely recommend using sifted sugar so the glaze whisks up smooth, silky, and free from lumps. As necessary, add additional cream (or confectioners' sugar) to reach desired glaze consistency.
11. Dip the top of each donut and donut hole in glaze and allow to cool momentarily before enjoying. The glaze sets up fairly fast so you'll want to dip fairly quickly, adding a splash of additional cream if necessary to thin it out. Donuts and donut holes are best warm and fresh but will keep airtight at room temp for up to 4 days. Extra glaze will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Reheat gently before using.


Aug
02
Play It Safe, Protect Your Face

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A mouthguard is an essential piece of athletic gear that should be part of your standard equipment from an early age when it comes to protecting your mouth

Contact and collision sports such as boxing and martial arts are higher-risk sports for the mouth. Any athlete can experience a dental injury in non-contact activities too, such as gymnastics and skating.

Types of Mouthguards

Mouthguards can be custom made for your mouth by your dentist or orthodontist. However, if you can’t afford a custom-made mouthguard, you should still wear a stock mouthguard or a boil-and-bite mouthguard from the drugstore.

Protecting Your Braces

A properly fitted mouthguard may be especially important for people who wear braces. A blow to the face could damage the brackets or other fixed orthodontic appliances. A mouthguard also provides a barrier between the braces and your cheek or lips, which will help you avoid injuries to your gums and cheeks.

If you're an athlete and a patient at Bailey Orthodontics, talk to Dr. Bailey about selecting a mouthguard that will provide the right protection for you. Although some mouthguards only cover the upper teeth, Dr. Bailey may suggest that you use a mouthguard on the lower teeth if you have braces on these teeth.

Also, be sure to remember if you have a retainer or other removable appliance, do not wear it during any contact sports. For more information give us a call at 623-977-0707 or visit our website.