Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Join Otay Lakes Orthodontics at the Movies on July 16!

Our team at Otay Lakes Orthodontics hope to see you at our Patient Appreciation Event on July 16th for a screening of the new film, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II"

For our Patient Appreciation Event, you may earn additional entries by doing the following:

--Post your review of Otay Lakes Orthodontics on Google or Yelp
--Refer a Friend/Family Member to Otay Lakes Orthodontics (make sure they mention your name!)
--Have us record a Video Testimonial about your experience at Otay Lakes Orthodontics
--Use Facebook to “Check-in” during your appointments at Otay Lakes Orthodontics

Lastly, in lieu of posting to Facebook to earn yourself entries to win, you may still participate by creating a “magic spell” to straighten teeth and submit this on an entry form in our office!

GOOD LUCK everyone! We look forward to seeing you!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Fun fact Friday with Dr. Poggio!

At Otay Lakes Orthodontics, we know everyone loves fun facts. Fun, fun, fun! The American Association of Orthodontists, or AAO, has come up with some fun facts about orthodontics that Dr. Poggio and team thought you might enjoy.

• There are nearly 4 million people in orthodontic treatment throughout the United States. Three out of four are younger than 18.

• The first mechanical treatment for correcting irregular teeth was suggested by Gaius Plinius Secundus (A.D 23-79).

• The American Association of Orthodontists is comprised of more than 12,000 members in the United States, Canada and abroad.

• The time required to complete orthodontic treatment ranges from 12 to 36 months depending on the nature and severity of the problem.

• Of the 160,000 dentists in the United States and Canada, 8,000 are practicing orthodontists.

• The cement that attaches the braces to the teeth is now made with a special fluoride-releasing substance.

• Wires activated by body heat used in today’s braces originally were developed by NASA for use in the space program.

• In addition to alleviating or preventing physical health problems, orthodontics can boost self-esteem as treatment aligns teeth, jaws and lips.

• Famous orthodontic patients include: Dr. Joyce Brothers, Hale Irwin, Cher, Diana Ross, Phyllis Diller, Chelsea Clinton, Whoopi Goldberg, Gwen Stefani, Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Serena and Venus Williams, Katherine Heigl, Justin Bieber, Daisy Fuentes and Brandi.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

What's your story? What made you choose Otay Lakes Orthodontics?

Serving the Eastlake area of Chula Vista, orthodontist Dr. Valeria Poggio and our team are dedicated to excellence in child and adult orthodontics. Our goal is to provide our patients and their families with personalized care, exceptional service, and amazing results.

Whether you have visited our office for a week or for years, we'd love to hear your feedback about Dr. Poggio and Otay Lakes Orthodontics! Now with the Internet, it’s even easier to write your thoughts and share them with the world. We'd want to encourage you to write a review of us on our Google page. It only takes a moment!

You may share your story here.

Thank you and have a great rest of the week!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Otay Lakes Orthodontics supports National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Did you know the month of May is designated National Physical Fitness and Sports Month? In 1983, President Ronald Reagan encouraged Americans to incorporate more physical activity into their lives, and the reminder is even more significant in this day and age, as kids everywhere are distracted more and more by television, social networking and video games. Kids living an active lifestyle can improve their health, productivity and overall well-being, and best of all? It doesn’t have to take a lot of time!

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has provided these public health guidelines for your convenience. The guidelines call for children and teens to exercise for at least one hour each day of moderate intensity physical activity (such as playing sports or brisk walking) or one hour and 15 minutes of vigorous activity (jogging, dancing and jumping rope).

At Otay Lakes Orthodontics, we always encourage our patients to stay fit by exercising or participating in sports. However, we want to remind you to always wear a mouth guard or other forms of facial protection when playing sports. To learn more about how often your child should exercise, we recommend you check out this series of helpful articles about kids and exercise, courtesy of our friends at KidsHealth.org.