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Feb
25
Do You Take Adult Patients?

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We get asked this question a lot. Yes, we treat adults and they are some of our favorite patients! It is never too late to get the smile you've always wanted. About 30% of our patients are adults, with the oldest patient we've treated being 83!



Feb
25
Retainers...How Long Will They Be A Part of Me?

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Unless you had so much fun the first round and want to repeat the whole orthodontic process all over again, the answer is, yes, retainers are necessary and a lifetime commitment. Teeth continue to move and shift over time as we age. Teeth are held in place by bone and ligaments. Ligaments have a memory and often want to return to their original position. Other forces that apply pressure to the teeth can cause shifting including: chewing, clenching, nail biting, outward pressure of the tongue and inward pressure of the lips. However long you want to keep your teeth aligned, that's the length of time you wear a retainer. In short, this means they should be going with you when you check into th...

Feb
24
How Long Will I Be in Braces?


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Are we there yet? How much longer? Til I say so! Actually, that is partially the correct answer. Everyone is unique and no case is the same, which is why it is so important to see a Board Certified Orthodontist. Dr. Bailey completed 4 years of dental school and then an additional 2 years in orthodontics focusing on the growth, development, and movement of teeth. There is a science to moving teeth in a very prescribed way. When you come for an exam, he will use a visual exam of the teeth as well as cutting edge technology from our iCAT 3-D imaging to find the best treatment plan for YOU as an individual. The average for most individuals is 2 years, but many times, if you are a 5 star ortho p...


Feb
17
Verrado Location, Your Questions Answered

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That right there is our new Bailey Orthodontics office! It's created quite a stir and started some rumors so if you hadn't placed your bets yet, we apologize, we're ready to settle all arguments. Maybe instead, you can place some odds on Dr. Bailey's retirement.


WHERE EXACTLY IN VERRADO WILL YOU BE LOCATED?


Off Indian School Road, west of the 303, and 4 miles down just east of Verrado High School.


WILL DR. BAILEY BE AT THE NEW VERRADO LOCATION?


YES! He will continue to practice at both Verrado and Surprise locations.


WILL THE STAFF FROM THE SURPRISE LOCATION BE AT THE NEW LOCATION?


YES! So if you're hoping for new faces, sorry to burst your bubble. Where the boss and check provider goes, we fo...


Dec
10
12 Days of Smiles


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Jovie from the movie Elf stated, “JUST SPREAD SOME CHRISTMAS CHEER BY SINGING LOUD FOR ALL TO HEAR.”


Bailey Orthodontics is stating, “JUST SPREAD SOME CHRISTMAS CHEER BY SMILING WIDE, MAKING STRESS DISAPPEAR.”


Smiling is contagious and what better way to feel the Christmas spirit than sharing a smile and spreading it.


We will be doing a “12 Days of Smiles” challenge. We will have a specific task each day where we ask that you do a “selfie” with the challenge, post it on social media and tag us. Whoever does all 12 days will be entered into our grand prize drawing to win a $500 Amazon gift card. (Must pick up in person.)


The challenge will run star...


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, ...


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, thera...

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 eno...

Feb
03
Work Hard, Play Hard


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There are countless reasons we love working at Bailey Orthodontics, but two of those reasons would be that:


1. We enjoy our work and give our all to the practice AND...


2. We also know how and when to have fun, laugh, play, and truly enjoy one another as employees and friends.



Over the next year, we will give you a look in on the good, the better, and the best times we have in the office via social media.


This year particularlly, we are going to be recgonizing the not-so-recognized national days in the calendar year i.e. - National Disc Jockey Day, National Pie Day, National Bubble Gum Day, etc. as a way to let loose and have some fun using apps like Dubsmash, MuStar, and Musical.ly. And sinc...


Dec
20
Brace Your Elfs...For Our Worst Christmas Stories


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We've all experienced it. Christmases that didn't go quite as planned. Bailey Orthodontics staff is no exception. Each of us have had our not so fond memories of this holiday and are sharing them today. So, if this year doesn't live up to the hype, remember, you're not alone.


Dr. Bailey: 2 years ago, I was on a 16-hour flight to Australia. I was suffering on the double decker plane with food poisoning. I demanded no other passenger use the lavatory which became my permanent seat for the remaining 7 hours. I did not have my seatbelt fastened nor was I in an upright position.



Haylee: When I was little, I got a remote control plane as a Christmas gift. I was so excited. My dad wanted to ope...