Friday, February 27, 2009

It's Never Too Late for the Perfect Smile! --Vardy Orthodontics

They turn you away at the kiddy roller coasters once you've surpassed the three-foot height limit. You have to leave school and start punching the career clock at some point. But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy other privileges we usually associate with youth: nobody's stopping you from drawing a chalk dinosaur on the sidewalk - and it's never too late to straighten your teeth!

Many people think that if they didn't have braces in junior high, they've missed the only chance to straighten their teeth. But more and more, we see a strong trend in orthodontics: adults who realize the time is still ripe.

Chicago resident Sally Borla, retired and in her 50s, didn't dream she'd ever wear braces. After treatment, she couldn't imagine why she hadn't started earlier. "I'd always related braces to young people, but I guess I'm living proof that it doesn't matter how old a person is," Borla said. "When I look in the mirror, I can hardly believe that the smile looking back at me is mine."

And because orthodontics closes up spaces between teeth or eliminates crowding, patients have found it's easier to keep them clean. Michael Smith of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, said he noticed fewer problems with tartar buildup since braces had realigned his teeth and jaws when he was in his late 20s. "I do believe my teeth will last a lot longer," said Smith, now in his 30s.

Maria Castro of Brandon, Florida, was 91 ("and a half," she'd add) when her braces came off. Castro said her smile was a source of pride until one of her teeth began to slip behind its neighbors when she was in her late 80s. When her family dentist told her that her teeth, gums and supporting bone were in good shape – and her son, an oral surgeon, concurred – she said, "Why not?"

Why not, indeed? One out of every five people in orthodontic treatment is over the age of eighteen. So if your teeth aren't as straight as you'd like, and you find yourself jealously eyeing your pre-teen's braces, give us a call at Vardy Orthodontics. Remember there's no age limit on the perfect smile!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Dr. Vardy Patient Reviews

At Vardy Orthodontics, we pride ourselves in providing superior service and a personal approach. Just see what our patients are saying about us!!!My orthodontist, Dr. Iris Vardy, is very thorough and meticulous. She is sensitive to children’s fears and is a highly competent individual. She dissolves any notions about the discomforts of orthodontia.
-Fontaine D.

Dr. Vardy is very friendly and explains things thoroughly.
-Greg C.

My favorite thing about Dr. Vardy is the combination of professionalism and warm atmosphere. The staff is knowledgeable and very gracious.
-Nina F.

Dr. Vardy is very smart and cares about getting all the details just right. She is concerned that our family understands each step of the process and takes the time to explain why it is being done.
-Laura S.

Dr. Vardy is the best. She is accommodating and does her utmost for her patients. She is concerned, caring and extremely competent.
-Joy C.

What I like best about Vardy Orthodontics is their skill and knowledge, their ability to comfort parents and children, and Dr. Vardy’s availability, work ethics, personality, and her office.
-Beth S.

Dr. Vardy and her staff are extremely friendly and caring.
-Andrea F.

Dr. Vardy is very friendly, knowledgeable and up to date with the latest technology!
-Deborah G.

The entire office staff is friendly and helpful.
-Megan K.

-Lisa M.

Friday, February 13, 2009

First Graders Learn about Dental Hygiene at Vardy Orthodontics

On January 26th, we at Vardy Orthodontics received a very special visit from the first graders at PS166. They came to tour our office and learn why it is so important to take care of your teeth.

Our beloved Jehona has been on staff with us since 1996 and arranged the field trip as her daughter is a student in the class. Nancy, our lovely patient and photographer, came to take photos of the special event.

We want to thank all of our visitors for their considerate behavior and the beautiful, thoughtful “Thank you” cards they made for Dr. Vardy and Jehona. We look forward to seeing you all in the future!