Are You Ready For Orthodontic Treatment

Many people are unhappy with their smiles due to having crooked teeth, gaps between teeth or teeth that are crowded. If you are not happy with how your smile looks, you may be hiding your smile when you’re around others. The habit of covering your teeth with your hand or hesitating to smile broadly is not something most people enjoy doing. If this sounds familiar, don’t put off seeing an orthodontist any longer! Now is a great time to improve your smile by making an appointment with a Coppell orthodontist here at Bailey Orthodontics!

We extend a warm welcome to patients of all ages and offer some great treatment options. Our practice offers modern metal braces, which are smaller, more attractive and more comfortable than the metal braces used in the past. We also offer our patients clear braces for discreet treatment and transparent, removable aligners, which makes getting treatment both discreet and convenient. You may be very pleasantly surprised to learn how quickly and efficiently you can have a new straight smile!

What to Expect

At your first visit with us, we will make sure you become familiar with our office and learn about the orthodontic treatments we offer. During your first appointment, we will take the necessary digital photos and X-rays of your mouth and provide you with a thorough examination. We will then have a discussion with you to talk about our findings and your potential treatment options. This whole process only takes about 45 minutes from start to finish, making your first appointment fast and easy.

It’s very important to us that our patients understand what their treatment will consist of, how long it will take and the cost. We encourage you to ask us any questions you have and to speak with us about your concerns. Our goal is to keep you well informed because we understand that orthodontic treatment needs to be a trusting partnership between doctor and patient. We will take the time to discuss all your options with you so you can make the best choice regarding your orthodontic treatment.

Contact Us Today

Instead of wondering what life would be like with a straight and attractive smile, contact our Coppell orthodontist office today to start your journey toward getting the smile you want and deserve! We are open five days a week and are always accepting new patients from the communities surrounding Coppell including Irving, Grapevine, Flower Mound, Lewisville and Carrollton. You can contact us online, reach us by telephone at (972) 462-7892 or via email at braces@drstich.com. We look forward to seeing you soon as you start your journey toward a straight, beautiful and healthy smile!

Bailey Orthodontics
495 S. Denton Tap Rd.
Coppell, TX 75019
(972) 462-7892

www.coppellorthodontics.com

 

May 30, 2016 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

How Braces Can Work At Any Age

Many people still believe the myth that orthodontic treatment is just for children and teenagers and that braces just won’t work for adults. The truth is however, that braces can work at any age as long as the teeth and gums are healthy. If you’re an adult who has thought about seeing an orthodontist in Coppell, TX but hesitated because of your age, we want you to know that many of the patients we see at our office are adults who’ve decided to improve their smiles with braces.

If you’re an adult who has misaligned teeth, gaps between your teeth, crowded teeth, protruding teeth or a “bad bite”, we welcome you to our practice for an evaluation by our orthodontist. We will provide you with a thorough examination followed by a discussion of our findings and your potential treatment options.

You may be able to wear one of the treatment options adults love like clear braces or transparent, removable Invisalign aligners. However, it’s important to know that the type of braces you can wear will be determined mainly by the type of orthodontic problem you have.

How Adults Benefit From Braces

Orthodontic treatment does much more than provide you with a straight and attractive smile. Bringing your teeth into proper alignment will also benefit you in other ways such as:

Makes It Easier to Clean Your Teeth – When your teeth are aligned correctly, it is easier to brush and floss your teeth well to lower your risk for tooth decay and gum disease.

Chewing Food Is More Efficient – It is much easier to chew food efficiently when the teeth and jaws are in proper alignment. This makes it easier for your body to digest food which is good for your overall health as well.

Better Self-Esteem – If you’ve been hiding your smile because you are ashamed of how your teeth look, orthodontic treatment can boost your self-esteem considerably. Instead of covering your mouth or hesitating to smile broadly, you will want to show off your straight teeth once you’re done with orthodontic treatment!

Increases the Longevity of Your Teeth – Once teeth are moved into their proper positions, a stable bite is created. This improves the periodontal environment in case you need crowns, bridges and/or dental implants in the future to enhance the longevity of your teeth.

Contact Us Today

If you’re ready to take the step toward improving your smile, please contact us today to schedule an appointment time. We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you achieve the straight and healthy smile you deserve!

May 4, 2016 at 6:03 pm Leave a comment

Braces-Friendly Holiday Recipes

With the holiday season fast approaching, many of us are starting to make plans for getting together with family and friends. The holidays are a special time of the year when there is an abundance of good foods and snacks being passed around at Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. But if you’re wearing braces, you may not be looking forward to the holidays because you know you must steer clear of certain braces-busting foods like hard, chewy and gooey foods and snacks. But our Coppell orthodontist office has some great news for you!

 

Just because you have braces on your teeth, doesn’t mean that you cannot enjoy some delicious holiday foods. Because we want the time you spend in orthodontic treatment to be an enjoyable time, we’d like to share a couple braces-friendly holiday recipes with you here that you can consider making this year.

 

Festive Holiday Meatballs with Cranberry Sauce

These delicious holiday meatballs are easy to make and so good you might want to make a double batch because they disappear fast!

 

Meatball Ingredients:

 

1 pound ground beef

½ cup bread crumbs with Italian seasoning

¼ cup milk

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp pepper

1 small onion, minced

 

Cranberry Sauce Ingredients:

½ pounds fresh or frozen cranberries (2 cups)

1 cup water

1 cup sugar

 

Meatball Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place foil in the bottom of a 13 x 9 inch pan and spray with cooking spray. Mix all the meatball ingredients together in a large bowl. Form small balls with your hands and place the meatballs 1 inch apart in pan. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until done in center. In the meantime, make the cranberry sauce.

 

Cranberry Sauce Directions:

Rinse the cranberries with cool water and remove any stems or blemished berries. Heat the water and sugar until boiling in a large saucepan over medium heat. Let boil for 5 minutes and then stir in the cranberries. Heat to boiling while stirring occasionally. Continue to boil for another 5 minutes until the cranberries begin to pop. Remove from heat and either pour over the meatballs or use as a dipping sauce.

 

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Soft Pumpkin Bars

These sweet and savory soft pumpkin bars are ideal to enjoy while your family and friends are feasting on pecan pie and other gooey desserts you cannot eat while wearing braces.

 

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups flour

1 ½ tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1 ½ cups sugar

1 cup applesauce

3 eggs

1 cup pumpkin puree

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine the eggs, applesauce and pumpkin puree together and mix well. In another bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Then add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well until blended. Spread the batter evenly onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Allow to cool. Cut into bars and serve. The bars can be eaten as they are or served with ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream on top.

 

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As you can see, wearing Coppell braces doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy great food during the holiday season! Just remember to steer clear of those foods that can damage your braces and don’t forget to brush and floss well after eating!

 

www.drstich.com

972.462.7892

 

December 23, 2015 at 11:04 am Leave a comment

Why It’s Always Best to See an Orthodontist for Invisalign

Without question, one of the most popular treatment options our Coppell, TX orthodontics practice offers is Invisalign. This innovative treatment option consists of a series of clear, removable aligners, which gradually move teeth into the desired position. Invisalign offers patients an alternative to conventional metal braces, which consist of wires and brackets. Invisalign is more attractive and comfortable to wear, it allows the patient to eat what he/she wants and it permits better oral hygiene as the aligners are simply taken out when brushing and flossing and then just put back in when done.

Why An Orthodontist Is Best for InvisalignGirl with Invisalign

If you’ve decided that you would like to wear Invisalign, it’s important that you seek treatment from an orthodontist rather than a dentist. Why? Because an orthodontist has spent two or more additional years after graduating from dental school receiving specialized orthodontic training and education.

While a general dentist may offer Invisalign, only an experienced orthodontist has the specialized knowledge and skill necessary for moving teeth safely and in the most effective manner to create a result that is attractive, healthy and stable. The education and experience an orthodontist has through treating scores of patients using regular braces carries over to the aligner therapy used with Invisalign. In short, an orthodontist knows how quickly teeth can safely move and understands how to align teeth correctly without compromising the teeth or the surrounding gum and bone.

Invisalign 2015 Preferred ProviderBailey & Stich Orthodontics – Your Invisalign Provider

Our orthodontists, Dr. Bailey and Dr. Stich, are 2015 Invisalign Preferred Providers. This means that they are specially trained in Invisalign and have achieved a significant level of experience in treating patients with the Invisalign system.

Instead of taking a gamble and trusting a regular dentist to provide you with Invisalign treatment, it’s better instead to receive your treatment from an orthodontist who has been given the nod of approval by Align Technology, the maker of Invisalign. After all, you want your new straight smile to be a healthy one that you can wear proudly for the rest of your life!

Call Us Today!

If you’d like to find out if you’re a candidate for Invisalign, contact the team at Bailey & Stich Orthodontics today to schedule an appointment time. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Bailey & Stich Orthodontics
495 S. Denton Tap Rd.
Coppell, TX 75019
(972) 462-7892

July 14, 2015 at 4:32 pm Leave a comment

October is National Orthodontic Health Month

Our Coppell, TX orthodontists and staff would like to announce that October is National Orthodontic Health Month in the Fangs for the Memories_8-5x11(1)United States. Throughout the month of October, members of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) work especially hard to raise public awareness of the importance of having a straight, attractive and healthy smile. In honor of this special month, our practice will be reminding people that it is never too late to begin orthodontic treatment, as today there are many types of braces available for patients of all ages.

Importance of Early Orthodontic Evaluation

We would also like to take this opportunity to remind parents that we agree with the AAO’s recommendation that every child should receive an orthodontic evaluation no later than age 7. This important first appointment can help an orthodontist identify problems, which may require intervention. Subtle problems with emerging teeth and jaw growth can be spotted when a child is young – even while some baby teeth are still present.

Steer Clear of Sugary, Gooey & Chewy Snacks

It may just be a coincidence that National Orthodontic Health Month takes place at the same time when many of us are enjoying sweet treats of all types around Halloween. Of course we want all of our patients and their friends & family to enjoy themselves during this special month. However, we’d like to send out a reminder that some treats should be avoided like hard, crunchy, sticky or chewy foods and especially if you’re wearing braces. These are the types of foods that can easily damage your braces. If that does happen, it could lead to extra repair or replacement costs and more time spent in treatment.

There are several braces friendly treat suggestions on the AAO website that are soft and easy to chew. Of course, it is better to choose more healthy snacks and treats that are much better for you than candies, cookies and other goodies. A few good alternatives include bananas, apple slices, grapes, smoothies, yogurt and applesauce.

We’d also like to encourage parents to set some limits on how much candy you allow your kids to enjoy. Instead of giving your children free access to their Halloween candy bags, it would be wise to set a time when they can enjoy a few pieces of candy. During this time of the year when there is a lot of snacking taking place, remember to encourage your kids to brush & floss well after enjoying the goodies they’ve collected.

Our Coppell, TX orthodontic practice offers a wide variety of treatment options for children, teenagers and adults. If you would like to make an appointment for your child or yourself, please contact us today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to meeting you soon!

 Stich & Bailey Orthodontics
495 S. Denton Tap Road
Coppell, TX 75019

972.462.7892

http://www.drstich.com

October 20, 2014 at 12:14 pm Leave a comment

Welcome Dr. Luke Bailey

We’re so excited to welcome Dr. Luke Bailey to our practice! Dr. Bailey is outgoing, energetic, and has a deep-seated practice for orthodontics – we know he’ll be a perfect fit at our practice. He is excited to work in our wonderful community of Coppell, TX, and he looks forward to the relationships he will build through his work here.

Background

Dr. Bailey completed his undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University, where he was the recipient of numerous honors and awards including membership in the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society and a Presidential Scholarship. He completed his dental and orthodontic training at Baylor College of Dentistry, where he was the recipient of numerous academic scholarships, gold medal honor awards, and graduated Valedictorian of his Dental School Class.

When not winning dental awards or giving patients beautiful smiles, Dr. Bailey can be found with his wife, Kala Lamb Bailey, and his daughter, Brooklyn. Dr. Bailey loves sports, and spends free time rooting for the Mavericks, Rangers, Cowboys, and Fightin’ Texas Aggies. He also loves to play with his five-year-old miniature dachshund, Dexter, participate in his church, and give back to the community. For more information on our newest doctor, feel free to visit our Meet The Doctors page.

Your Local Coppell, TX Orthodontists

Don’t forget to say hi to Dr. Bailey at your next appointment! At Stich & Bailey Orthodontics, we strive to provide our community with excellent orthodontic care, including Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, and traditional metal braces. To schedule an appointment, simply use our online form or give us a call at our Coppell, TX practice. We’re excited to welcome Dr. Bailey to the practice, and we can’t wait to introduce him to you at your next appointment!

August 27, 2014 at 3:50 pm Leave a comment

April Is National Facial Protection Month

FacialProtectionMonth2014We’d like to let everyone know that April is National Facial Protection Month in the United States. This is the time of the year when dentists and orthodontists remind their patients of the importance of wearing protective mouth guards when playing sports. When a quality mouth guard is worn, it does a good job of protecting the teeth, gums, lips and soft tissues of the mouth against injuries.

National Facial Protection Month is endorsed by the Academy for Sports Dentistry (ASD), the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). Throughout the month of April, we will be reminding our patients to wear mouth guards when participating in sports and physical activities of all types.

Mouth guards are not only worn by football and hockey teams but also by people who are playing all types of organized and recreational sports from softball to skateboarding. Anytime there’s a risk of injuries to the face or mouth, a mouth guard should be worn.

When a mouth guard is worn, it helps cushion blows to the face wherein it will minimize the risk of breaking or knocking out teeth and of injuring the lips and inside of the mouth.  Even people who wear braces should wear protective mouth guards as it only takes one blow to the mouth to damage braces and cause injuries.

Choosing a Mouth Guard

While ready-to-wear or “stock” mouth guards are widely available, these low cost mouth guards are thin, not the best fitting and can make Dr. Frank Stich Orthodontics Mouthguardbreathing and speaking difficult. This type of mouth guard only provides some protection to the lips, teeth, gums and soft tissues of the inside of the mouth.

“Boil and bite” mouth guards are designed to be placed in warm water and then put into the mouth where they’re formed to fit well by biting down and sucking. These mouth guards are more protective than the stock variety and they come in a wide range of colors and designs.

By far, the most protective type of mouth guard is one that is custom made just for you by your family dentist. A custom mouth guard is made from an impression of your teeth so that it fits very well while providing good protection to the lips, teeth, gums and soft tissue on the inside of your cheeks.

For our patients wearing braces, we recommend using an adaptable, shock-absorbing mouth guard made of silicone that can be easily purchased online. A good quality mouth guard for braces is comfortable, fits well and provides good protection from lacerations.

If you have any questions about mouth guards, please do not hesitate to contact our Coppell, TX orthodontics practice. We’re always available to speak with you and to answer any questions you may have!

 

Dr. Frank Stich Orthodontics

495 S. Denton Tap Road

Coppell, TX 75019

972.462.7892

http://www.DrStich.com

April 23, 2014 at 12:48 am Leave a comment

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