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Stickables, The Newest Accessory to Your Child’s Smile

September 17th, 2021

 

If you’re a parent of a 6-9 year old, you’re going to want to know about Stickables. They’re the newest release by Invisalign - the leading manufacturer of clear orthodontic aligners - and your kiddo is going to be interested. 

 

While many parents come to our practice with teens, we (and the American Association of Orthodontics) actually advocate having your child seen by age 7. Why? At this early age, a trained orthodontic eye can spot development and, in certain cases, begin treatment that will ease and shorten your child’s overall need for orthodontic work. 

 

But, getting back to the point: What are Stickables??? Stickables are fun stickers that are specifically designed to decorate your child’s Invisalign aligners. They’re non-toxic, totally safe, and super fun! Below are some of the reasons we at, Bruno Orthodontics, love them too: 

 

  • Our youngest patients can have fun customizing their aligners to show off their treatment and new smile
  • Stickables give kids a sense of control and autonomy in their treatment
  • They allow you, the parent, to embrace your kid’s unique style - strengthening your relationship during the difficult tween years and increasing their self-confidence.
  • Less commitment - more style. 
    • Remember the fun of picking your bracket colors for halloween only to wish they were something new come November? Stickables can swap out with each aligner - 2 weeks tops! 
    • And, unlike colored bands on brackets, your child can swap out their designs on their own, as often as they’d like! 
  • Harder to lose - not quite invisible means these aligners are less likely to get tossed in a napkin at the lunch table and subsequently trashed.
    •  Translation for grown-ups: less money spent on replacement aligners
  • Bottom line: Invisalign stickables makes wearing aligners fun!

 

At Bruno Orthodontics, we are always working to create a fun environment where we build real relationships with our patients and their families. Your child’s self confidence along with a healthy smile are of utmost importance - it's one of the reasons we love Stickables. 

 

If your child is approaching their 7th birthday (or if it’s already passed) and their smile is begging for some stickables style - contact our practice. We offer complimentary consultations - virtually or in-person - and will build a customized treatment plan based on your child’s needs. 

 

We can’t wait to meet you!

 

Ready to begin treatment?

 

Visit our office for a free consultation. At Bruno Orthodontics in Clawson, MI, we are taking every precaution to ensure your safety and the safety of our staff during every office visit. Know that we are looking out for your total health - as well as your beautiful new smile.

 

Want to learn more about how LightForce can help you achieve a happier and healthier smile? 

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The Top Reasons Why You Should Only Seek Invisalign Treatment with a Board Certified Orthodontic Specialist

November 5th, 2020

The Top Reasons Why You Should Only Seek Invisalign Treatment with a Board Certified Orthodontic Specialist

It seems that there are many options for straightening teeth these days and there’s no question that Invisalign is a great choice. You can enjoy virtually invisible teeth-straightening while continuing to eat the foods you enjoy, brush and floss your teeth normally and minimize office visits. The choice is clear!

You may be wondering why it’s necessary to see an orthodontist for your Invisalign treatment. Here are the top reasons why an orthodontic specialist is the best choice for where you receive your care. 

-You only want to do this once. Do it right.

An orthodontist’s goal is to provide patients with straight teeth and a healthy bite. We ensure that the teeth, upper and lower jaws, gums and facial muscles are positioned so that you can bite, chew and speak well. Without taking all of these components into consideration, problems can arise, such as issues with the jaw joint (TMJ), headaches, excessive wearing or chipping of the teeth, premature tooth loss and gum problems. An experienced orthodontist will develop a treatment plan and monitor your progress to ensure your treatment goes as planned. 

-Orthodontists identify the cause of the problem, and then solve it.

You may see crooked or gapped teeth. We see the cause of these problems. Orthodontists use their education, experience and expertise to identify the underlying cause of these issues and solve them in a way that is healthy and sustainable. 

-Orthodontists know timing is important.

Not every patient that walks through the door is a candidate for treatment at that particular time. Growth and development phases, especially in kids and teenagers, can have a big impact on orthodontic treatment. A trained orthodontist can use a patient's growth to their advantage to help guide teeth to a healthier position. This frequently leads to less time in treatment and is less costly when compared to correction of problems that occur at a less ideal time. Orthodontists are heavily experienced in facial growth which ensures that they don’t miss these opportunities. They will identify not only the best treatment plan for each patient, but the most appropriate time frame for which to implement that plan. 

-Orthodontics goes beyond your teeth.

Orthodontists study facial esthetics and understand how tooth movement can change your facial profile, smile line and general appearance. We understand how it relates to the face and future growth changes and take a holistic, comprehensive approach to your treatment so that your overall appearance is considered along with your smile.  

-Orthodontists are specialists.

After our dental school education, orthodontists devote an additional 2-3 years to the study of only orthodontics. We practice orthodontics exclusively. We focus our continuing education on orthodontics and see hundreds of patients per month. We are uniquely positioned to use our knowledge and skills to help you get the best possible result.

 

Want to learn more about how Invisalign can help you achieve a happier and healthier smile? 

Call us today at (248) 435-2000 or click below to schedule a free consultation: 

 

Where you receive your care is important: 

Dr. Bruno was born and raised in Rochester Hills and graduated from Rochester High School. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and his Certificate of Orthodontics and Master of Science at the University of Detroit Mercy. Dr. Bruno regularly participates in continuing education events and utilizes state-of-the-art technology to ensure his patients receive the best care available. He is a member of several major orthodontic professional organizations including: the American Association of Orthodontists, the Michigan Association of Orthodontists, the Southeast Michigan Orthodontic Association, the Detroit Orthodontic Alumni Association, the American Dental Association, the Michigan Dental Association and the Oakland County Dental Society. 

He respects the hard work and dedication required to become an orthodontic specialist and believes in the ability of orthodontic treatment to not only improve a patient’s smile but to transform their life. Dr. Bruno and his experienced team can’t wait to meet you. Schedule a complimentary consultation today!

 

Invisalign - The Clear Choice for Orthodontics During Social Distancing

June 4th, 2020

We live in strange times - gestures once taken for granted - handshakes, hugs, fist bumps - are now taboo; even our smiles are often hidden behind masks. But that doesn’t mean no one is seeing your smile. COVID-19 has meant socially distancing ourselves but it has also meant a boom in social media. Humans are social creatures and we’ve found new and creative ways to connect even while apart. 

 

More selfies, virtual school, virtual meetings, and video chats are happening than ever before, which means we are even more up close and personal with our smiles. We all want to feel confident on screen - teens and adults alike. Self confidence is a huge factor in teen development and Invisalign has been found to increase teen confidence both during treatment and once they’ve achieved the smile they always wanted. 

 

Now that the stay-at-home orders have been lifted, there is no reason to wait on getting the smile of your dreams for you or your child; and at Bruno Orthodontics, we have combined the technology of Invisalign and virtual appointments, to make sure you are as safe as possible while achieving that smile. 

 

Why is Invisalign a great choice right now?  

 

While we are all allowed out and about again, fears are still running high. We still need to be careful about what we touch, where we spend our time, and with whom. Invisalign allows for a more socially distanced approach to orthodontics, while still making sure you get the expertise of a trained and specialized orthodontist like Dr. Richard Bruno. To get started, we use a 3D scanner to take images of your teeth and bone structure in order to map out a customized treatment plan and to build custom aligners that will help straighten your smile - invisibly. That means less time in your (or your child’s) mouth to get started. 

 

Once your treatment plan is put in place, you will receive clear aligners to wear 22 hours a day - no skimping or treatment will take longer! We will want to see you for appointments, just like with braces, but with Invisalign we can space those appointments further out! And, with our virtual appointments we can see you from home! If we don’t see anything unexpected, we will give you instructions to move forward - no need to come into the office. Socially distant - check! 

 

In order to further minimize your time at our practice - gosh we miss seeing our patients all the time but we know it's safer - we have implemented curbside pick up for aligners. During your treatment, you will receive a few batches of clear Invisalign aligners at a time. We then gauge your progress at appointments (in person or virtual) and move to the next set - if all is going well, you can just pick them up curbside! 

 

While we’d rather see each and every one of our patients all the time, we are doing our part to flatten the curve and keep everyone healthy and safe. Invisalign, paired with virtual appointments, allows us to help you attain the smile of your dreams in the safest way possible - it’s the clear choice. Not just any practice can do this, at Bruno Orthodontics we have the expertise with both orthodontics and technology to help you get that smile. Our fun and friendly office may look a bit different than it used to, but we’re still cooking up ways to make you feel the love while you’re here! 

Call us today to schedule a free consultation - we can start virtually or in person - your choice!

 

There is so much that we’re depriving ourselves of these days, don’t let the smile of your dreams be one of those things. We have flexible financing and low down payments.

 

Welcoming Back Our Patients

May 26th, 2020

Dear Bruno Orthodontic families,

We are relieved that the governor has lifted the executive order that limited all “non-life sustaining” orthodontic treatment.  While we and many of our patients are ready to resume patient care, we realize that some people may feel anxious about returning to “life as we knew it” before March 18, 2020.  The entire Bruno Orthodontics team wants you to know that we can sympathize and we are here to support you through this challenging time.  We have spent our time away from patients diligently preparing ourselves and the office for our reopening.  Some of the enhancements we’ve made include:

  • We educated ourselves with the latest guidance from the leading health authorities (CDC, ADA, MDA, AAO) with regard to sterilization, disinfection, and patient safety measures.  We have implemented their revised protocols, where indicated
  • We have instituted daily wellness checks for all team members and Dr. B
  • We have reconfigured our office to promote social distancing measures
  • We have refined our “in-car waiting room” protocol to better serve you
  • We have updated our PPE to reflect updated standards, so we may look a little different when you see us next time :)
  • We have researched and implemented TeleOrthodontics and we’re employing it, where appropriate, to make the most efficient use of both patient and doctor time
  • We have adjusted scheduling to reflect distancing as well as TeleOrthodontics
  • We continue to stress the importance of communication between our office and all patients

We understand that the pandemic has affected every individual very differently, including each of us.  It is our hope that a visit with our office may provide a break from the monotony we’ve all been experiencing, and afford all of us the opportunity to share a connection, a laugh and a smile together.  This pandemic has been all-consuming for most of us, but it too will fade.  Bruno Orthodontics made the choice to utilize our time away from patient care to reexamine ourselves and our practice so we could emerge better prepared to adapt to the changes that lie ahead.  We miss you and we can’t wait to get back to our new normal, whatever that is, with you.

All the best,

Dr. Bruno, Patti, Jackie, Kate, Kristy and Erin

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I love the friendliness and professionalism of the entire staff, how clean they keep the office, and how they run on time. Dr. Bruno has done a fantastic job creating beautiful smiles for our family.
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Super friendly and organized and quick. Everyone was super nice and knew exactly what they were doing.
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Love coming here . Assistants are hilarious.
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Always satisfied with the professionalism and expertise of the people who work in this office.
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Friendly and kind. Great treatment.
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Our daughter has been a patient for several years, she is very comfortable with Dr. Bruno and his staff.
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You always make it easy (and safe)!
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Everyone is so nice! I have a great experience seeing Dr Bruno and his staff!
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Everyone is always professional and pleasant. They are the best!
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Dr. Bruno and his staff are wonderful! My four kids and myself see them. Always efficient and professional. My 15 year son’s teeth are beautiful! My other three and myself are in the midst of our orthodontic process. Highly recommend Dr. Bruno’s services!
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Amazing Job!!! Thank you for all the care and attention you have for our kids.
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Amazing staff. Excellent communication. Would definitely recommend.
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Great service every time
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Outstanding service from office staff to consultation with Dr. Bruno who spent considerable time explaining the procedure ahead. Very professional and personable!
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Great service as always with Dr. Bruno and Kristy!
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from Pleasant Ridge
This is a dumb survey. I used to be in marketing research if you ever want to do a relevant survey. We have been going to your practice for six years or more. Why do you care now why we came, as it’s not really relevant anymore (in terms of timeliness). Why aren’t you asking about things like promptness or communication now or something like that. And you keep sending the same survey. Are you actually doing something with the data that is being collected. Sorry for being a pain. I just hate irrelevant surveys that capture poor data.
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Thank you! I love my new smile!
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On our fifth child with Dr. Bruno and know, he will once again do a great job.
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The staff made a quick schedule change to fit my daughter in to address an issue. The staff & Dr Bruno have been great to work with. Thank you!
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We had a great experience.
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Dr. Bruno and the staff are exceptional. My daughter always looks forward to her appointments because she is treated with kindness and they are very gentle during her treatments. We are so happy we chose Bruno Orthodontics.
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Dr. Bruno was very through. He explained things very well by answering all of my questions in a professional manner. I liked that if Dr. Bruno wasn't sure on something, that he was honest about it and answered it truthfully.
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from Clawson
Very comfortable having my son see you with the current guidelines.
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Dr. Bruno seems very attentive knowledgeable and staff is friendly.
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Such a great ortho experience
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