Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Summer Time is the Perfect Time to Visit our Office

Summer is rapidly approaching and calendars are filling up fast with summer camps, summer school, summer vacations, etc.  Now would be the perfect time to contact our office and set up a complimentary New Patient Exam or if you have been seen by our doctors then now is the perfect time to start your treatment.

Did you know?  The American Association of Orthodontists recommendation for Orthodontic check-ups should be no later that age 7.  There are several reasons for this examination:
  • Incisors (the front teeth) have begun to erupt and problems can be detected such as crowding, habits, deep bites, open bites and some jaw discrepancies.
  • For some, a timely evaluation will lead to significant treatment benefits; for others, the principal immediate benefit is a parent's peace of mind.
  • After the initial evaluation your child will be put into the recall system and the doctors will see your child every 6 months to monitor growth and development.  They will let you know when is the right time to begin Orthodontic treatment.  These visits are complimentary until treatment is recommended.  
Malocclusions like those illustrated below, may benefit from early diagnosis and have a full examination by our doctors.  You can call our Longwood Office at 407-862-1870 or our Lake Mary Office 407-805-0068 to schedule your appointment.

Open Bite
Posterior Crossbite
Class III (Under Bite)
Diastema (Space between front teeth)
Ectopic Eruption
Oral Habits

Anterior Crossbite



Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Use them don't lose them! Call today for your complimentary appointment 407-862-1870.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Savastano & Dunn Orthodontics: Back to School Tips & Resources for 2012 from Sava...

Savastano & Dunn Orthodontics: Back to School Tips & Resources for 2012 from Sava...: With the 2012-2013 school year approaching this time of year can be stressful and chaotic for your family.  Drs. Savastano & Dunn know fi...

Back to School Tips & Resources for 2012 from Savastano & Dunn Orthodontics

With the 2012-2013 school year approaching this time of year can be stressful and chaotic for your family.  Drs. Savastano & Dunn know first hand what a busy and exciting time this is for parents and children.  Being parents themselves they understand how helpful it is to have resources that can help you and your children have a successful school year.   Below you will find helpful hints for all ages as well  links to websites for those who have children with learning disabilities. 

You may not know that Dr. Dunn's mother was a teacher in Longwood, Florida and dedicated her life to helping children with learning disabilities that were considered unteachable.  She believed every child had the right to learn we just needed to think outside of the box to find what it took to teach each individual child. She spent many days outside under trees reading to her students giving them and their parents hope.  You will find a link to the school she founded for such children. 

Dr. Savastano and Dr. Dunn wish everyone a safe and successful school year!

Savastano & Dunn Orthodontics: Good luck Brittany Viola at the 2012 Olympics

Savastano & Dunn Orthodontics: Good luck Brittany Viola at the 2012 Olympics: Brittany Viola, Woman's Diving Olympics 2012 Dr. Savastano, Dr. Dunn & Staff wanted to congratulate our patient, Brittany Vio...

Good luck Brittany Viola at the 2012 Olympics

Brittany Viola, Woman's Diving Olympics 2012

Dr. Savastano, Dr. Dunn & Staff wanted to congratulate our patient, Brittany Viola, for representing the United States of America in the 2012 Olympics on the Women's Diving Team. We wish you the best and are cheering you on! Good luck Brittany!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Special Invisalign Event on Friday, December 10, 2010

This time of year brings out the best in us, and now you can bring out the best in yourself or a loved one with the gift of a straight, beautiful smile with Invisalign. Call today for your complimentary Invisalign consultation and details for this special event. Have the smile of your dreams. (limited to the first 20 patients!) Must be a new start not for existing patients in treatment
Invisalign Day!
Friday, December 10, 2010

Use your Flex dollars before the end of the year!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October National Orthodontic Health Month

Braces-Wearers Beware: Certain Sweet Treats Can Bite Back

The American Association of Orthodontists will provide recipes and tips to help avoid unwanted office visits during the Halloween season
ST. LOUIS — Halloween is a time when the vampire fangs come out in full force. However, for orthodontic patients – certain sweet treats can bite back. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) has teamed up with Pam Waterman, author of The Braces Cookbook, to bring orthodontic-friendly recipes and treats to trick-or-treaters and their parents. It’s no trick - these recipes are fun to make, fun to eat, and they won’t put a dent in the smiles of the nearly five million orthodontic patients currently in North America who wear braces, clear aligners or other orthodontic appliances to help them achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.
Halloween tends to be one of the busiest times of the year at orthodontists’ offices, primarily because patients indulge in treats that they should not be eating. Candies and other treats that are hard, chewy, sticky or crunchy can cause damage to braces, clear aligners and other orthodontic appliances. In addition to patient discomfort, a broken bracket or loose wire may prolong treatment and require additional orthodontic appointments. As part of October’s National Orthodontic Health Month, the AAO is providing orthodontic-friendly Halloween recipes and tips to help patients and their families enjoy the holiday.
“Halloween should be a fun time for all kids – including those in orthodontic treatment,” says Dr. Lee W. Graber, orthodontist and president of the American Association of Orthodontists. “We’re pleased to team up with Pam Waterman, author of the Braces Cookbooks, and offer tips and recipes that will help keep braces intact and patients satisfied this Halloween season.”
Featured Halloween recipes include Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Softies and Black Cherry Fruit Bats - a complete list of orthodontic-friendly recipes (click picture for link) “The recipes we’ve developed are delicious and allow orthodontic patients, like my son, to enjoy the holiday without causing harm to their braces,” says author Pam Waterman. “Plus, they are fun to make together.”
What kinds of Halloween treats are “orthodontic-friendly”?
The good news is that there are plenty of food options for orthodontic patients – and with a little creativity, orthodontic patients can still enjoy Halloween treats. In general, orthodontic patients should look for softer treats, such as soft chocolate or peanut butter cups, or melt-in-your-mouth foods. Those with braces or retainers should avoid any foods that are sticky, chewy, hard or crunchy. The AAO recommends patients avoid the following Halloween treats, or recipes with these ingredients:

• Caramel
• Nuts
• Popcorn (including un-popped kernels)
• Taffy
• Jelly beans
• Hard pretzels
• Licorice
• Bubblegum
• Taco chips
• Ice
Is it okay for orthodontic patients to eat sweets?
A few sweets can be okay occasionally, if the patient remembers to brush and floss afterwards. Orthodontic patients need to pay special attention to keeping braces or other orthodontic appliances clean, as well as teeth and gums. Orthodontists can advise patients on how best to brush and floss between teeth, around brackets and at the gum line. Dr. Graber reminds patients that if they follow their orthodontist’s recommendations, practice good oral hygiene, and are careful about the foods they eat, they should be able to finish treatment on time and with good results.
What should orthodontic patients do if food damages their braces?
If a patient chews on the wrong type of treat and damage occurs, they should call their orthodontist so that arrangements can be made to correct the problem. Typically, small problems can be solved over the phone. Loose brackets or wires can usually be made more comfortable by applying some orthodontic wax until the patient can come into the office.
Who is an orthodontist?
When it comes to getting a healthy straight smile, education is key. Orthodontists receive an additional two-to-three years of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth. As experts in creating healthy, beautiful smiles, orthodontists have the education, experience and expertise to recommend the best treatment option.
For orthodontic-friendly recipes and tips, click on the picture above.
The AAO comprises 16,000 members in the United States, Canada and abroad. Founded in 1900, the AAO supports research and education leading to quality patient care and promotes increased public awareness of the need for and benefits of orthodontic treatment. Orthodontists are uniquely qualified to correct improperly aligned teeth and jaws. They are specialists in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. Orthodontists receive two to three years of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth. Only those with this education may call themselves “orthodontists,” and only orthodontists may be members of the AAO.

Friday, October 1, 2010

iPad Winner!!

Congratulations to our iPad Winner Cole H. from Savastano & Dunn Orthodontics!(Check back for the picture of Cole with his NEW iPad!!) Thank you to all our patients for the kind comments and testamonials!!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Back to School Tips and Resources, from Savastano & Dunn Orthodontics

With school starting in Lake Mary and Longwood, Florida, August is both an exciting and busy time for parents and children. Drs. Savastano, Dunn and team thought we'd point parents to some websites that may be helpful and give some insight for a smooth start back to school.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Win an iPad from Savastano & Dunn Orthodontics! Contest starts NOW!

To enter Become A Friend; Refer a Friend; Write a Testimonial on Facebook; Post a Video Testimonial on our Facebook Wall; Write a Review on Google; Yahoo or Bing; Update your Facebook Status when you visit our office; Subscribe to our blog; Blog about the giveaway on your blog; Follow Dr. Savastano & Dr. Dunn on Twitter at CentralflSmiles, Link to CentralFloridaSmiles.com, comment on Savastano & Dunn Orthodontics YouTube channel!!! Please send an email to contests@cflsmiles.com and let us know which tasks have been completed and we will enter you into the drawing.