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    8 Fun Facts about Orthodontics | Dr. Allen Gandy

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Improving our smiles might be serious business but, as our Gandy Fans know, it be A LOT of fun – and interesting to boot!

    In this week’s blog, check out some interesting facts about orthodontics.

    THAT’S NASA IN YOUR MOUTH

    The nickel titanium in some braces wire was developed by NASA with shape memory properties (meaning it keeps its shape) that are activated by body heat and/or pressure.

    BRACES GO WAY BACK

    The first braces were designed in 1728, consisting of a flat piece of metal connected to the teeth by thread. Orthodontic brackets were invented in 1915.

    THIS IS SERIOUS SCIENCE

    Some cements used to attach brackets to your teeth include a fluoride-releasing substance.

    THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY DENTISTS

    100% of all orthodontists are dentists. About 6% of all dentists are orthodontists.

    PREACHING TO THE CHOIR?

    Not us, we just care about you. Did you know nearly 25% of orthodontic patients have to get braces again because they didn’t wear their retainers!

    YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD

    Adults want straight teeth too! In fact, MILLIONS of people over age 18 are currently in orthodontic treatment.

    BREEZING THROUGH SECURITY

    Braces are not magnetic. Braces don’t set off metal detectors. Braces don’t pick up radio transmissions. Braces don’t increase your odds of being hit by lightning.

    THAT’S SO HOLLYWOOD

    Check out this list of celebs! Emma Watson, Tom Cruise, Katy Perry, Prince Harry, Justin Bieber, Gwen Stefani, Drew Barrymore, Dakota Fanning, and more.

    If you are in the market to improve your smile, we hope you choose Gandy Orthodontics. Our team has offices in Wylie, Fairview, Frisco and Allen Texas. Give us a call at (972) 712-9300 to schedule a free consultation!

     

    STUFF THE BUS SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE - Aug. 4-14

    Last updated 4 months ago

     
    Please join Gandy Orthodontics as we partner with the Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center in an effort to equip at risk students for the new school year.
     
    Our team would like to provide these kids with backpacks and supplies!
     
    Our offices will be accepting donations August 4-14 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Stop by with your donation and get your Gandy Tokens in return! 
     
    PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING LIST FOR REQUESTED SCHOOL SUPPLIES!

    Gandy Orthodontics: Smart Dog Contest

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Do pets really look like their owners? Can you guess which Gandy Team member belongs to which dog? 

    From Monday July 28 through Thursday August 21, make your best guess during the Gandy Orthodontics: Smart Dog Contest. The individual with the most correct answers will win a money-packed iTunes gift card!

    HERE IS HOW TO ENTER:

    • Save the "Smart Dog Contest Form" below the following board image
    • Print off the form from your home computer
    • Make your guess by drawing lines between the owners and pets names
    • Bring your submission to any of our Gandy Orthodontics Locations and drop it in the jar at the office

    Winners will be selected on August 21, 2014. Best of luck!

    (Note: Must be a Gandy Patient, or a family member, to be eligible for the contest.)

    ____________________________

    CONTEST UPDATE: 

    WINNERS: Gandy Orthodontics: Smart Dog Contest

    Frisco office: Yana Yates
    Fairview/Allen office: Krystal Keefer
    Wylie office (tie): Clayton Riley & Zoe Dushane

    Thank you to EVERYONE who entered and congratulations to the winners! Stay tuned for the next contest, Gandy Fans!

    10 Fun Facts About Teeth | Gandy Orthodontics

    Last updated 5 months ago

    Who knew that taking care of your teeth could be so interesting. In this week's blog, we share some fun facts about teeth that might get you excited about oral health!

    1. The enamel on the top surface on your tooth is the hardest part of your entire body.
    2. Teeth start to form even before you are born—milk teeth or baby teeth start to form when the baby is in the womb, but they come through when the child is between 6-12 months old.
    3. Humans use four different types of teeth (incisors, canine, premolars, and molars) to cut, tear and grind their food.
    4. Humans have only two sets of teeth in their entire lifetime—baby teeth and permanent teeth. Once you have your permanent teeth, make sure you take good care of them.
    5. No two people have the same set of teeth—your teeth are as unique as your fingerprint, so be proud of your unique set of teeth.
    6. Your mouth produces over 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime—that’s enough to fill two swimming pools. Saliva has many uses, including assisting you with your digestion and protects your teeth from bacteria in your mouth.
    7. An average person spends 38.5 days brushing their teeth over their lifetime.
    8. Many diseases are linked to your oral health, including heart disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes.
    9. One third of your tooth is underneath your gums—that means only two thirds of your tooth’s length is visible.
    10. If you get your tooth knocked out, put it in milk and hold it in your mouth—this will help your tooth to survive longer. Make sure you see a dentist right away.

    If you are in the market to improve your smile, we hope you choose Gandy Orthodontics. Give us a call at (972) 712-9300 to schedule your free consultation!

    Gandy Deal During Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven

    Last updated 5 months ago

    It’s summer. It’s hot, who wouldn’t want a Slurpee – especially if they are free! That’s right, free.

    On July 11, 7-Eleven will be offering free small Slurpee’s in honor of their birthday.

    No, it’s not a national holiday, but it is fun, and we like fun things here at Gandy Orthodontics. We like it them so much that we are going up the ante for OUR fans…

    HERE IS THE DEAL:

    Tomorrow, wear your Gandy Orthodontics t-shirt while you get a free Slurpee from your local 7-Eleven. Once you have begun to enjoy that tasty concoction, snap a pic of you, in your Gandy shirt drinking the Slurpee, and post it one of our social media accounts.

    Post your picture to one of these accounts:

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/GandyOrthodontics

    Twitter: www.twitter.com/GandyOrtho

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/GandyOrthodontics

    If you have the photo with the most engagement (likes, shares, comments, re-tweets, favorites, etc.) by midnight on Saturday, June 22, 2014, you will win a FREE DINNER courtesy of Dr. Allen Gandy.

    That’s it – pretty sweet deal right? Free Slurpee, and potentially a free dinner, all for being a Gandy Fan. Just be creative, post your picture, have your friends and family like it, and you have a great shot!

    Fine print:

    • If you are NOT wearing a Gandy t-shirt in the picture, you will not be eligible for the dinner.
    • Contest begins Friday, July 11, 2014 at 11 a.m. and will end Saturday, July 12, 2014 at midnight.

    May the odds be ever in your favor,

    -Gandy Orthodontics Staff

     

    FIND A 7-ELEVEN NEAR YOU

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