Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Club Starfish at OASECT!

One more reason to love visiting us here at Orthodontic Associates of Southeastern Connecticut: Club Starfish!

We recently launched our new club just for patients who aren’t quite ready for braces just yet!

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children visit the orthodontist by the age of 7 for a growth and development assessment. Club Starfish is an exciting club for patients in our practice who are destined for full braces one day, but who aren’t quite there just yet. Club Starfish is open to all OASECT patients who have completed a new patient exam and are seeing Drs. Kozlowski, O’Leary, and Hack growth and development observation appointments.

Growth and development appointments are important for monitoring your growth and determining the perfect time to initiate your orthodontic treatment. At these important observation appointments we want to ensure that your jaws are growing as expected, your teeth are erupting as anticipated, and that your bite is developing correctly. The cool part is we can monitor your growth before we even place braces on your teeth.

Club Starfish also welcomes patients who have completed a first phase of treatment with a second phase around the reef!

Club Starfish members receive their own special tee shirt and an awesome Club Starfish Passport with lots of opportunities to earn Sand Dollar Rewards, which can be redeemed for cool prizes like activity books, something from our toy chest, movie tickets, or gift cards!

Some examples of things you can do to earn Sand Dollar Rewards are:

Completing a New Patient Exam

Wearing your Club Starfish shirt to your observation appointment

Becoming our fan on facebook

Reading 10 books between appointments

Losing a baby tooth

Participating on a sports team

Earning an A on your report card

And many more!

Here is our VERY FIRST Club Starfish member, Tahir!

Don’t miss out on all the fun! Join Club Starfish at your next appointment! “Sea” ya soon!

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