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This Summer at Thomas Orthodontics

Stay up to date with the most recent news at Thomas Orthodontics PC, patient of the month, and staff member of the month.

Staff Member of the Summer

Shannon
Assistant
Shannon started working as a Dental Assistant in 2016. She enjoys building relationships with her patients, creating smiles, and seeing the confidence when patients finish treatment. Shannon was born and raised up north, in 2015 she moved downstate to begin her career as an assistant. In 2017 she married her best friend from high school. Outside of work Shannon loves spending time with her family and friends, and being outdoors.

Patient of the Summer

The patient of the month is Mr. Brandon S. He received not one but three gold medals in swimming! At his appointment he brought them in to share with us! We are so excited for you Brandon keep up the great work.We have had a fun filled few months here are Thomas Orthodontics, first we had our annual patient appreciation game at the Loons Baseball game in Midland, where we pent the day at Dow Diamond! Then to celebrate the end of summer we had our hot dog roast with a bounce house, fresh made cotton candy and yard games. This was a lot of fun and a great way to end summer, we hope that everyone had a lot of fun. Lastly we gave away two backpacks filled with school supplies, to win you had to put why you were excited to go back to school!

Upcoming Events at Thomas Orthodontics

We have a few upcoming events:

  • September 8th We will be walking in the Walk to End Alzheimers. We are walking as a team to give back to the community if you would like to donate or join our team please call the office.
  • September 28th We are going to be walking with our float in the Heritage Homecoming Parade the theme for the float this year is Tooth Fairy on Spring Break. We would love to have our patient s walk with us, if you are interested please call the office for more details.
  • October 6th We will be in the Great Humanity Healthcare Foundation Health Fair. We hope to help educate the public on the importance of orthodontics as well as all of the updates in orthodontics that have happened over the last few years.

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Our Month by Thomas Orthodontics, May 2018

Stay up to date with the most recent news at Thomas Orthodontics PC, patient of the month, and staff member of the month.

Staff Member of the Month

This months staff member is Melanie, she is a former patient of Dr. Thomas and now is his Marketing Coordinator. Melanie attended Northwood University where she graduated with two Bachelors of Business Administration. She enjoyed being a patient of Dr. Thomas so much she really wanted to help him spread smiles to everyone. In her free time she loves to travel and be with family.

 

 

Patient of the Month

The patient of the month is Miss Caitlyn C. she finished treatment and now loves her smile! She is also studying abroad this summer and is ready to show off that new smile!

 

 

 

We have had a very busy month here at Thomas Orthodontics we had Dr. Thomas and few of our staff members fly to the American Association of Orthodontists annual meeting in Washington DC. We are looking forward to putting all of the knowledge that was learned at the meeting to use in the office. We also held an Open House for dentist in the area to see all of the improvements that have been done to the office as well as meet our new staff members. We look forward to a fun filled and busy summer with all of our wonderful patients.

Upcoming Events at Thomas Orthodontics

We have a very busy spring coming up with many fun events:

June 9th – Thomas Orthodontics is sponsoring a hole for the Mary’s Dream Golf Outing to help support the battle against domestic violence. There is still room if you would like to golf in the outing. This is a four person scramble at the Sandy Ridge Golf Course in Midland Michigan. Call (989)714-0845 for more information.

June 18th – The end of school hot dog roast will take place in the parking lot of Thomas Orthodontics to celebrate the start of summer. This year we will have hot dogs, cotton candy, snow cones, and have yard games. This event will run during normal business hours so stop for a hot dog after your appointment or stop by for lunch and some summer fun. We will also be having a end of summer blow out again this year.

TBA – Patient Appreciation day with be this August with a formal date to be announced in the near future. We would like to say thank you to all of our wonderful patients and family by taking them to the Loons game.

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Our Month by Thomas Orthodontics, April 2018

 

Stay up to date with the most recent news at Thomas Orthodontics PC, patient of the month, and staff member of the month.

 

Staff Member of the Month

This month the Spotlight staff member is Dr. Thomas’s first staff member and office manager, Ann Decker. Ann has been in the dental field for 30 years she obtained her associate degree in Applied Science from Delta College and her bachelor’s degree in Medical Management from Rasmussen College. When you walk into the office you will always be greeted by Ann’s smiling face, and she will always make you feel like family. Without Ann this office would not run as smooth as it does, all of the staff here at Thomas Orthodontics know that they can go to her whenever they need anything. For these reasons Ann is the Staff Member of the Month. Thank you to Ann to all that you do for Thomas Orthodontics.

 

 

Patient of the Month

The patient of the month is Miss Sofia S. she was our guessing game winner for our snowball guessing game last month. She won an Amazon gift card. She guessed the exact number of snowballs which was 73. Way to go Sofia!!

 

 

 

 

Recent Events at Thomas Orthodontics

We have had a lot of events over the last couple of weeks! We attended the Saginaw County Health Fair, this was great we got to spread the word on why it is important to have a healthy bite. Then we got to have fun and hang out with some patients at the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum for the Tooth Friendly Egg Hunt. We were also honored to be able to be the presenting sponsor this year. Lastly we had two of our employees do the polar plunge to help raise money for the Special Olympics of Michigan. We have included a few photos below of all the fun we have had over the last few weeks. We look forward to many more events in the near future.

Upcoming Events at Thomas Orthodontics

We have a very busy spring coming up with many fun events:

June 9th – Thomas Orthodontics is sponsoring a hole for the Mary’s Dream Golf Outing to help support the battle against domestic violence. There is still room if you would like to golf in the outing. This is a four person scramble at the Sandy Ridge Golf Course in Midland Michigan. Call (989)714-0845 for more information.

June 18th – The end of school hot dog roast will take place in the parking lot of Thomas Orthodontics to celebrate the start of summer. This year we will have hot dogs, cotton candy, snow cones, and have yard games. This event will run during normal business hours so stop for a hot dog after your appointment or stop by for lunch and some summer fun. We will also be having a end of summer blow out again this year.

TBA – Patient Appreciation day with be this August with a formal date to be announced in the near future. We would like to say thank you to all of our wonderful patients and family by taking them to the Loons game.

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The Road to a Selfie-Ready Smile for Your Teen

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Remember when your kid was little and you’d yell “Say cheese!” before snapping a photo? All those goofy smiles. As your child has grown into a teen, do they still smile for photos? A big, real smile showing his teeth?

All parents want their teenagers to be happy, confident and feel good about themselves. The teen years are rough! Those years of feeling awkward and insecure – don’t remind me! They say our smiles are the gateways to our hearts, but many of us are too insecure about our teeth to let our smiles shine. Now more than ever, we have options to get your teen that selfie-ready smile before they’re off to college.

Two main questions parents and teens have about orthodontics are:

  1. Will it hurt?
  2. How long will this take?

Think of your options as the settings on your GPS. Whether your teen prefers the fastest route or the more enjoyable scenic route, we will you teen to their destination of a straighter smile.

Fastest route

If your teen is of the mindset that the quicker the better, then braces and AcceleDent® is the way to go. You may not be familiar with AcceleDent, an orthodontics system that goes over the braces for 20 minutes each day to accelerate the work the braces are doing by up to 50%. Which means shorter time in braces!

Scenic route

If your teen is concerned about how they will look with metal braces or that braces will restrict them too much, you should ask about Invisalign® Teen. Invisalign aligners are made of nearly invisible clear plastic. Some teens also like that the aligners are removable so they can eat whatever they want.

There is no right or wrong answer – it’s a matter of which treatment process is right for your teen. The great news is that you have options! Call our office at (989) 792-7056 or click here to schedule a consultation to get your teen a straighter smile by college!