Rapids Orthodontics Blog

Fun Activity: BINGO

April 20th, 2020

Let’s Play BINGO!

Can you get a B-I-N-G-O on your board? We’re playing all week! Click the button below to download your Bingo board. Share a photo of your finished bingo board in a Facebook post and tag us or email your board to olearyorthowi@gmail.com by Friday, May 1st! BINGO is valid across, up-and-down, or diagonally.

An O'Leary Orthodontics Update: We're Here for You!

April 10th, 2020


We’re here for you!

Even though our clinic remains closed for non-emergency care, we are still here to support your ongoing orthodontic treatment. From the safety of your home, we can virtually monitor your treatment and address concerns you have.

  • Contact us if you would like to request a video-based appointment to virtually check your appliances or aligners and to connect face-to-face about treatment questions.
  • Email us photos, questions, or concerns about your treatment or call anytime.
  • Your doctor has filmed a series of short videos on FAQs and tips filled with helpful information.

If you are experiencing an orthodontic emergency, including severe discomfort, swelling, or trauma to your face, mouth, or teeth, please email or call to determine how we can help.

As a reminder, if you have an orthodontic appointment scheduled during this temporary COVID-19 closure, that appointment is canceled and no action on your part is necessary. As soon as we determine when our clinic can resume normal operations, in alignment with CDC, AAO, and ADA guidance, we will connect with you to reschedule the appointment.

We also want to assure you that the safety of our staff and patients remains our top priority. To safeguard your health, we have always maintained the highest sterilization and infection prevention standards in our clinics. We continue to advance our clinical practices based on the latest information and recommendations, including guidance from the CDC and WHO.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation. We will continue to do our very best to keep you informed about when we can see your smiling faces again in our clinics. Until then, stay healthy and safe at home.

Sincerely,

Your Friends at O'Leary Orthodontics

 

Virtual Check-Ins

April 9th, 2020

CONNECTING ABOUT YOUR TREATMENT

During the COVID-19 temporary clinic closure, we are still available to support your ongoing orthodontic treatment! We can continue to monitor your treatment and address concerns you have in the following ways:

  • Video-based appointments can be requested to virtually check your appliances or aligners and to connect face-to-face about treatment questions.
  • Email us photos, questions, or concerns about your treatment or call anytime.
  • Dr. O'Leary has prepared a short video on FAQs and tips that you may find helpful.

VIRTUAL CHECK-INs

For virtual video and photo check-ins, we ask that you capture a series of images for our team to review. 

Tips for capturing great photos:

  • Have a family member take the photos for you.
  • Make sure your flash is on.
  • Try to capture just your mouth and teeth if possible.
  • Relax your lips – don’t make them tense.

Using spoons to retract your lips and cheeks, take 6 photos using your mobile phone:

Photos can be emailed to office@olearyortho.net.

Fun Activity: How to Draw a Bunny

April 7th, 2020

Spring is in the air!

We miss our patients so much and can’t wait to see you again. In the meanwhile, we’re here to show you step-by-step how to draw a bunny…just in time for Easter! Watch the instructional video below and follow along.

Add your own special touches!

We’d love to see YOUR bunny masterpiece! Share your drawing with us on social media HERE.