Monthly Archives: August 2010

Celebrities get braces, too!

Did you know that back in 2002, Tom Cruise had braces? During this time, he was 40 years old and filmed Minority Report, Austin Powers in Goldmember and the Last Samurai. Check out his smile in Jerry Maguire, Rain Man or The Firm and compare to the post-braces Tom Cruise in Valkyrie or Tropic Thunder…. Read more »

Tackling kids’ sport safety with North County Orthodontics

Let’s face it: sports-related injuries are common among children, let alone teens with braces. In a recent survey, the American Association of Orthodontists, or AAO, discovered that 70 percent of parents said their biggest worry is that their child will get hurt while playing sports. But 67 percent admitted that their child doesn’t wear a… Read more »

Show Dr. Allen your sea shell knowledge and win SeaWorld tickets!

This summer, our team at North County Orthodontics is hosting a special summer contest, with seashells! Guess how many seashells are in the jar at our office for your chance to win tickets to SeaWorld. How do I enter?Next time you’re in for an appointment, make your guess at how many seashells are in the… Read more »

Thanks to Invisalign® with Dr. Allen, mom and dad can have a perfect smile, too!

Hey parents! Are you focusing on your kids’ oral health so much that you’re neglecting your own? If you’re considering orthodontic treatment, our team at North County Orthodontics is pleased to offer an adult-friendly option for straightening teeth called Invisalign. This course of treatment consists of a set of clear aligners that are molded to… Read more »

Hey, Dr. Allen! Why are retainers so important?

If you recently completed treatment at North County Orthodontics, we’d like to congratulate you! Now that your braces have been removed, Dr. Allen will provide—or has provided you—with retainers. How will retainers benefit my smile?After braces are removed, teeth can shift out of position if they are not stabilized. Retainers, however, always provide that stabilization…. Read more »