Thursday, December 16, 2010

Twas The Night Before Christmas (for braces wearers)

by Lynn S.

Twas the night before Christmas, and I'd been put through my paces
To cook, clean and wrap with my teeth set in braces.
The cookies so crunchy, the roast beef so chewy
But alas I must eat food that's softer and gooey.
My family munched on their crackers and chips
(Well, those only would have gone straight to my hips).
With my chompers a-hurtin from ear to ear
It's been hard to come up with that old Christmas cheer.
But I know that it all will pay off, all of this grief
When two Christmases from now, Santa brings me straight teeth!
This year, however, I'll cut him some slack
And wish for a case that good dental wax!
So goodbye crooked teeth
And spaces too tight!
Merry Christmas to all
And to all a good bite!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Donate and Give An Underprivileged Kid a New Smile! (our "sister" website) has partnered with Smiles Change Lives, a charitable organization that partners with orthodontists to give low-income kids nationwide a chance to receive much-needed orthodontic treatment.

Starting this holiday season, and continuing into next year, will match, dollar for dollar, all donations given on our behalf. Our goal is to raise $1,250 -- which we will match, penny for penny to a grand total of $2,500 -- to give better smiles to 10 underprivileged kids across the country.

Click on HERE to make a donation to Smiles Change Lives on behalf of

Please consider donating to this worthwhile cause this holiday season!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Hanukkah Braces Humor

 Ortho, Ortho, Ortho
(to the tune of Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel)
by Lynn S.

I had a maloclussion
I hated every day
The ortho said he'd fix it
And to him I did say,

Oh ortho, ortho, ortho
How much more do I pay?
When will my teeth be straightened?
What can I eat? Oy vey!

And so I wore my braces
Brushed after every meal
I also wore elastics
Yes, I was no schlameel.

Oh ortho, ortho, ortho
When is my next appointment?
And for this awful canker sore
Do you have any ointment?

I couldn't chew the brisket
Or bite the chocolate gelt
At least there were the latkes
In my mouth they did melt!

Oh ortho, ortho, ortho
I need some dental wax
And please give me a lot sir,
For these painful train tracks

So now it's two years later
My braces have come out
As I light my menorah, I think:
A miracle happened in my mouth!

Oh ortho, ortho, ortho
How much more do I pay?
When will my teeth be straightened?
What can I eat? Oy vey!