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Jul
16
Choice and Consequence

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There are two things we Americans value and protect: time and money. We seek to purchase goods for the least amount/best value for our money while also maximizing the most of our time. All of us here at Bailey Orthodontics value time and money just as much as anyone else. We all have busy family lives and are living on a budget. We've often shared with one another deals we've discovered and praise one another for our bargain finds and time savers. A common consequence, though, was while at the time we felt the high of feeling we outsmarted the system, it was often at the expense of sacrificing quality and in the end costing more time and money.

If there is one thing we are passionate about, it's orthodontics. We know and have seen individuals who have/had quality ortho care and unfortunately see many re-treats, as they come to us to correct prior or current ortho that is subpar. There's a new trend in orthodontics: at-home care going direct through a distributer. While these companies advertise lower prices and time saved by not having regularly scheduled appointments, consumers need to be aware of what they could be sacrificing in the process. For example, most of these companies offer a money back guarantee...but in the small print, the money back guarantee is only for the impression themselves not for the entire treatment.

Dr. Bailey knows everyone needs to make their own decision on how they choose to go about their orthodontic treatment, but strongly encourages individuals do their homework and learn all the possible consequences. Recently the AAO (American Association of Orthodontics) released a consumer alert regarding at-home treatments. They have listed a section of questions they recommend the consumer asking before starting any orthodontic treatment. You can find the consumer alert and list of questions by clicking here. If you are doing research and would like the recommendation of a board certified orthodontist, Dr. Bailey always offers a complimentary consultation.

Bailey Orthodontics Team


May
12
Don't Cha Wish You Had A Mom Like Meme?

We see all kinds of mothers enter our practice on a daily basis. Some are the birth mothers, grandmothers, we see aunts, foster moms, adoptive moms, and sometimes friend's moms who are helping a fellow mother out. We look forward to our interactions with you and the example of mothering you bring to our office. We laugh and cry with you. We find excitement in your celebrations and try to be a support and shoulder to lean on in your sorrows. We learn so much from you and are better because of you. We wish you all a very Happy Mothers Day.
We would be remiss if we failed to mention our own mothers on this day. To our life giver, first love, last hope, provider, healer, playmate, teacher, therapist, and friend...Happy Mother's Day to our mothers...Bailey Orthodontics style:
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Have a great day everyone!


Feb
27
Dr. Bailey: A Biography of a Very Temporary Vegan

It's a well known fact around the office, Dr. Bailey has been on more diets than Star Wars and Harry Potter movies made...combined. So, when we walked in the office January 8th to the big announcement that "I've gone vegan," the jokes went flying. Don't worry, they were well deserved. Anytime someone decides to take up a new diet plan here in the office, he heckles. Immediately, dates were predicted of how long he would make it with the longest being three days. To add a little pressure to him we thought we would let a few referring dental offices in on the predictions with the promise that whoever came closest to the day he fell off the wagon, Dr. Bailey would supply lunch.
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Miraculously enough, Dr. Bailey made it a whole three weeks before we received a group GIF text from him of a train barrelling off the tracks. The next photo sent was of an In-N-Out. He caved to a Double Double. The day he gave in was in the middle of two dates selected by two different dental offices. Yet ANOTHER challenge needed to be created to determine a tie-breaker. What could be better than a MEAT eating contest?!? The next challenge was how many pieces of bacon he could eat in a minute. One office guessed 16, the other 30. How many pieces of bacon do YOU think he was able to down?

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15
High School Highlights

We get a little jealous when we see our patients come to the office dressed up in all sorts of garb who have been participating in their Spirit Week at school.

So jealous, in fact, that here at Bailey Orthodontics, while many of our patients have Fall Break this week, we will be doing OUR very OWN Spirit Week!!! The best part? You can come in dressed for OUR Spirit Week and earn rewards points!!!

As a refresher from our posts on social media:

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To prepare themselves for this week, we asked staff about their favorite memory from high school. Below were their responses:

Dr. Bailey: "I was in choir and was a baritone. I stood in the back row. My teacher couldn't see well so I would take an extra long lunch hour because he couldn't see whether or not I was there. I also loved Friday night football games and the excitement and energy that came with that." (He would neither confirm nor deny whether or not he made out with girls under the bleachers).

Liz: "Theatre class. Our teacher made us perform in front of other classes. This really forced me out of my comfort zone and was good for me."

Zhetannah: "I was always late coming back to school after lunch, but my teacher let me bribe him with Starbucks."

Alyssa: "In my Junior year of high school, I had a teacher, Mr. Satterfield, who loved celebrities. We went on numerous field trips to T.V. tapings, the Beverly Hills Mall, etc. in the hopes we might run into a star. We once saw 2Pac with his new puppy at the mall."

Karen: "Being involved with student council. We decorated for so many dances and I loved student council class because it was a nice break from the rest of high school classes."

Jen: "I have so many great memories with cheer. We had great unity, great school spirit, and long bus rides to our games where I was just happy getting to spend lots of time with my friends. Once I almost died from a piece of pom pom string getting lodged in my throat."

Haylee: "Greatest memory was in volleyball when I spiked a ball and it bounced off an opponents face."

Brenna: "Playing tennis. I enjoyed trying a new sport." (Currently a senior in high school).

Do you remember your best memory of high school? Let us know!


Oct
02
Smile! Let Us See Your Pink!

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