Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Who Likes Ice Cream Sandwiches?

I actually really dislike ice cream sandwiches. There's something about them that promises not to be messy, but inevitably they will melt in my hand and get everywhere. With that in mind, I am giving them away free. 

Yes, free ice cream sandwiches  June 16 at Queen Anne Orthodontics  1955 6th Ave W Seattle, WA 98119


ice cream day

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Enter Dr. Teja's Spring Hygiene Contest



You can't win unless you enter! Ask us about it at your next appointment.
Don't forget about our Quarterly Hygiene Contest!
A winner is picked quarterly.
Keep up the great work and you might win.Don't forget about our Quarterly Hygiene Contest!
A winner is picked quarterly.
Keep up the great work and you might win.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Patients Making Headlines!

Lyon Terry, dad of two Queen Anne Orthodontics patients, was named Washington State's Teacher of the Year. 
 
Lyon will serve as an ambassador for the teaching profession and throw the first  pitch at a Mariners game in two weeks. Lyon will also get to  meet the President at a gathering of honored teachers and educators from around the nation.

Nice job Lyon!



Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Spring Sports Safety Tips for Orthodontic Patients

As the weather gets warmer many patients will be participating in sports and physical activities. Here are tips from Dr. Teja on the best ways to enjoy spring sports with your braces. 

*Take care of your teeth by taking care of your braces. Ask Dr. Teja what type of mouthguard is right for you! 

* Wear your mouthguard to protect your teeth while playing sports. 

* If you have an accident, contact the office immediately. 

* Enjoy regular sports activities with your braces and make sure to wear helmets, pads, and other protective equipment depending on your activity. 




Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Can you Use Flexible Spending Accounts for Orthodontics?


FSA (Flexible Spending Accounts) and HSA (Health Saving Accounts) are tax-favored programs offered by employers, which allow their employees to pay for eligible, out-of pocket heath care expenses.   As with insurance policies, HSA and FSA are very variable in their coverage and enrollment criteria but orthodontic expenses are often covered by these plans.  Once you have verified your eligibility to use your HSA/FSA for orthodontic treatment, we will gladly configure financial arrangements for the best use of your benefits. We are committed to excellence in customer service, and maximizing insurance, FSA or HSA benefits is one way we can assist our patients.

Most of these plans have an enrollment period each year, and if you are considering orthodontics, an orthodontic evaluation can help you plan  your annual contribution amount. Our InitialConsultation Appointment is always complementary, as a courtesy to you and your dentist. Please call our office to schedule an appointment, so that we can discuss your orthodontic needs and prepare a financial proposal tailored to your individual requirements, including how to best work with your tax favored program.    

There is additional information on the web to better help you understand these programs. (https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/SummaryOfBenefits.asp#WhatIsFSAWe have found that the benefits can vary from year to year, so staying up to date on the benefits is important.

We look forward to providing a Complimentary Initial Orthodontic Evaluation for you soon! Please call our office at 206-285-7755 to schedule a convenient appointment or send an email request to queenanneortho@gmail.com. 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Volunteering in the Community


Dr. Teja and her staff enjoy going into the community and volunteering on a regular basis. They were delighted to be  helping in a 5th grade class at St. Anne’s School in Queen Anne this year. Dr. Teja has been taking her staff to St. Anne's School for over 5 years.
What is your favorite thing about volunteering with the kids?
Shawn:
Quite often we were working with the students on their stories. It was such a pleasure to hear about what they had written.
To see the kids progress on different projects, like learning the state capitols was also a highlight for me this year.
Sherrie: 
I loved seeing our patient’s in the hallways at St. Anne’s. The smiles that we receive from everyone is just another confirmation that we are making a positive impact in our community.
Dr. Teja:
Interacting with the children is a joy. I enjoy it in my practice and really appreciate it when I am in the classroom. I have always volunteered and I know that my staff gets great satisfaction out of tutoring the children.  I am glad that I am able to provide the community support financially and though our hours. Being a part of the Queen Anne Community and being able to give back is very rewarding.  There is always a funny story, or wonderful moment when you are volunteering with children. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Is it OK, to go to a dentist to get my braces?


While we highly encourage regular dental visits for  cleanings, fillings and other procedures, we can not recommend  going to a general dentist to get any type of braces, including Invisalign. Because all orthodontists receive an additional two to three years of postgraduate education to become a specialist, we believe your treatment will be best managed by a trained expert. For example, just as you would not go to your regular doctor to get a knee replacement, so you should not engage the services of a non-specialist dental professional for your orthodontic needs.
Regular dental care is vital to maintaining a healthy dentition(bite) and oral environment, but when movement of teeth and management of dento-facial growth is needed,  the expertise of an orthodontic specialist should be the ONLY choice.