Archive for the Month: July 2011

What do you love about Newhart Orthodontics?

July 27th, 2011

Newhart Orthodontics, serving Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Inglewood and surrounding areas, strives to provide exceptional treatment in an informative and friendly environment. Have you had a great experience at our office?

Share your story with the world!

Dr. Newhart and our team would love to hear your feedback on our Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Inglewood (W Imperial Hwy.) or Inglewood (Locust Street) Google Place Page! We look forward to reading your reviews!

Thank you,
The team at Newhart Orthodontics

Five reasons to visit Newhart Orthodontics this summer

July 20th, 2011

Are you considering scheduling an orthodontic consultation with Dr. Newhart this summer? Now is the ideal time for you to get started on perfecting your smile at Newhart Orthodontics. Here are our top five reasons that you should give one of our California offices a call today!

1. Dr. Newhart offers FREE orthodontic consultations. Why not schedule your child’s consultation when they’re out of school for the summer?

2. Summer is the ideal time for children to begin orthodontic treatment because they have time to adjust to the look and feel of braces before returning to school.

3. We can pre-determine your insurance coverage prior to your appointment, so there are never any surprises! Dr. Newhart requires no down payment and offers low monthly payments with no interest charges. It is our goal for orthodontics to be available to everyone.

4. Come enter our Summer Contest! Younger children also enjoy our Tooth Buds program.

5. Patients can always expect to receive award-winning service from Dr. Newhart and our team in a comfortable, welcoming and family friendly environment. Please enjoy our beautiful outdoor garden patio while it’s warm outside!

Summer fun with Newhart Orthodontics

July 14th, 2011

It’s summer here at Newhart Orthodontics, a season full of vacations, adventures and great memories. Whether you are headed to a barbecue, a camping trip, hitting California’s open roads or just having fun in the backyard, Dr. Newhart and our team want to hear all about it! Leave a comment on our Facebook fan page and tell us about your summer!

We also encourage you to post any photos from your adventures to our Facebook wall!

Orthodontic emergency care with Newhart Orthodontics

July 7th, 2011

True orthodontic emergencies are very rare, but when they do occur we are available to you. As a general rule, you should call the office when you experience severe pain or when you have a painful appliance problem that you can’t take care of yourself. We’ll be able to schedule an appointment with Dr. Newhart.

You might be surprised to learn that you may be able to temporarily solve many problems yourself until you schedule an appointment with Newhart Orthodontics.

The following solutions may help you relieve your discomfort:

Poking Wire: Using a pencil eraser, push the poking wire down or place wax on it to alleviate the discomfort.

Loose Bracket or Band: If your bracket or band is still attached to the wire, you should leave it in place and put wax on it. If the wire comes out entirely, wrap the bracket with a tissue.

Loose Wire: Using a tweezers, try to place your wire back into place. If doing this and using wax does not help, as a last resort use a small fingernail clipper to clip the wire behind the last tooth to which it is securely fastened. If your discomfort continues, place wax on it.

Loose Appliance: If your appliance is poking you, place wax on the offending part of your appliance.

Headgear Does Not Fit: Sometimes headgear discomfort is caused by not wearing the headgear as instructed by your orthodontist. Please refer to the instructions provided by your orthodontist. If the facebow is bent, please call our office for assistance. Surprisingly, headgear becomes more comfortable the more it’s worn, so be sure you’re getting in the prescribed hours.

General Soreness: When you get your braces on, you may feel general soreness in your mouth and teeth may be tender to biting pressures for three to five days. This can be relieved by rinsing your mouth with a warm salt water mouthwash. Dissolve one teaspoonful of salt in 8 ounces of warm water, and rinse your mouth vigorously. If the tenderness is severe, take aspirin or whatever you normally take for headache or similar pain.

Remember, after alleviating your discomfort, it is still very important that you call our office as soon as possible to schedule a time to repair the problem.