National Orthodontic Health Month

As an orthodontic team, October is one of our favorite months! Not only do we love the sweater weather, the fun costumes, and pumpkin spice lattes... it's National Orthodontic Health Month! Why do you we love celebrating this month? We love to spread awareness of how important a healthy and beautiful smile is.

Why is Orthodontic Treatment Important?

Some people have the misconception that orthodontic treatment is simply cosmetic. Of course, a beautiful, straight smile is a huge benefit, but the orthodontic treatment also has other benefits that run much deeper than that! Misaligned bites and over-crowded teeth cause health issues such as headaches, tooth decay, periodontal disease, speech problems, and more. Crooked teeth are harder to clean and create more room for plaque build-up since you can't reach all of those hard-to-reach spots! Taking good care of your mouth is something we should all be passionate about because without good oral care your mouth and wallet will be hurting.

Start Your Orthodontic Journey by Age 7

Starting your orthodontic journey early can be super beneficial in the long run. The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that every child be seen by an orthodontist around the age of 7. This doesn't mean your child has to have braces put on by age 7 but they should be seen by then to stay on track for a lifetime of good oral health. Catching any problematic issues early will be much easier on everyone! The longer you wait with orthodontic issues, the harder it will be to correct.

Ready to Visit Dr. Aimee Skelton?

We are now accepting new patients in our Fort Payne, AL office! If you or someone you know is looking to start orthodontic treatment, send them our way. Dr. Aimee Skelton and our team are excited to meet you and get to help you get that beautiful smile you've always dreamed of! Click here to fill out a request form or give us a call at (256) 844-8221. Happy National Orthodontic Health Month!

Bullying Bites

Stand Up Against Bullying

There are a lot of great things to support in the month of October, but one thing that Dr. Aimee Skelton and our team is passionate about is standing up against bullying. Dr. Aimee Skelton is making a $1 donation for everyone who comments on our Facebook or Instagram post with an orange heart. You can also join us this year to take a stand against bullying with the by signing our pledge poster in the office. We would love to see all of our amazing patients pledging to speak out against bullying, report bullying when you see it happen, make others feel welcomed and valued, and think before you speak or do.

Wear Orange on Unity Day

Unity day this year is Wednesday, October 20, 2021. Unity Day is where we take a stand against bullying and recognize that no one should have to experience bullying. We encourage everyone to wear orange with us on October 20th and take a photo for Instagram or Facebook to spread awareness about how Bullying Bites. If you take a picture wearing orange, don't forget to add #BullyingBites to the caption. 

scavenger hunt

Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Want a chance to win and need something fun to do this spring break? Patients are invited to join the virtual Skelton Super Spring Break Scavenger Hunt and have the chance to WIN! The contest will last from March 29th through April 4th so you have all week to participate.

Virtual Scavenger Hunt: How To

Simply download the scavenger hunt list and get to work on finding the items. The lists will be available for download on March 29th and entries will all be virtual. Once you find an item, take a photo with/of it and submit it by either posting to the Facebook event, tagging us in an Instagram story post* (@SkeltonBraces), or texting it to us at (256) 844-8221 with the patient's name.

If you are a patient 10 and under, CLICK HERE to download your scavenger hunt list.

If you are a patient 11 or older, CLICK HERE to download your scavenger hunt list.

We are excited to spend Spring Break with you (virtually) and hope you have fun!

*Please note that if you submit your find via Instagram stories and you have a private Instagram account, screen shot your post and send the screen shot to us in a direct message. Otherwise we will not be able to see your post and your entry will not count.

Schedule a Complimentary Exam Today!

Not a patient of Skelton Orthodontics but interested in orthodontic treatment? Give us a call or fill out our online appointment request form to set up a no obligation, complimentary consultation for braces or Invisalign® today!

smile drive

2021 Smile Drive

We need your help! Join our 2021 Smile Drive for National Children's Dental Health Month to help those in need of oral care supplies! All materials will be donated to the clinic at the UAB School of Dentistry to then be given out to children and families in need.

Our goal is to donate as many materials as possible. All patients who donate will get their name entered into a drawing for each item they donate. The winner will get to pick gift cards of their choice! 

You can donate any of the following:

  1. Toothbrushes (children & adult)
  2. Toothpaste (children & adult)
  3. Floss (all flavors)
  4. Floss picks & flossers
  5. Mouthwash (all flavors)

*To keep everyone safe and to follow COVID restrictions, we will have a drop off drum in the foyer of our office. If you would like the items picked up from your car, simply give us a call when you are in the parking lot and a team member will come pick up the items. We understand that it might be difficult for some to make it by our office, so you can purchase items from our Amazon Wish List that will be delivered straight to our office! 

Dr. Aimee Skelton and the Skelton Orthodontics team love making a positive impact in our communities. We cannot thank you enough for helping us make a difference and promoting the importance of oral health to families in our area. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for participating in our Smile Drive! Let's come together to spread smiles for miles and miles! 

best orthodontist fort payne

Times-Journal’s Best of DeKalb 2020: Best Orthodontist

Results are in for the Times-Journal's yearly Best of DeKalb contest!

Voted Best Orthodontist 2020

We would like to give a big "Thank You" to all of you who submitted votes in this year's Best of DeKalb contest with the Times-Journal. Dr. Aimee Skelton and the Skelton Orthodontics team are excited to announce that we won "Best Orthodontist" in this year's Times-Journal Best of DeKalb Contest!

Thank You for Your Support

First of all, Dr. Skelton is honored to receive this recognition and is proud to be a part of the DeKalb County businesses. Secondly, we appreciate our community and would like to thank you for your support. Skelton Orthodontics strives to offer top of the line customer care, and we do not hold the tile of "best orthodontist" lightly. Last, but not least, we are grateful to live and work in this community. We truly have the best smiles for miles and miles!

Orthodontist in Fort Payne

Skelton Orthodontics in Fort Payne offers orthodontic treatment with both traditional braces and Invisalign® clear aligners. If you are looking for a straighter, healthier smile give us a call today! We offer complimentary consultations and will discuss treatment options at your initial appointment. In addition, we accept orthodontic insurance and will help you review your coverage. We look forward to meeting you!

dental health

February is Dental Health Month

Did you know that dental health has an entire month dedicated to it? February has been named National Children's Dental Health Month to help create awareness of the importance of understanding how to keep your mouth healthy. The health of your teeth and mouth are directly related to your overall health!

Dental Health Month Contest

To celebrate, Skelton Orthodontics wants to test your dental knowledge with some fun facts. Think you can answer all of the questions correctly? Follow us on our Facebook page to be notified when the contest begins!

You can enter the contest in office and online! Simply answer six questions and you will be entered to win a FREE Waterpik Water Flosser! One lucky winner will be drawn at the end of the month. Good luck to all!

Need Orthodontic Treatment?

Orthodontics plays a vital role in the health of your teeth. It is important that your jaws and bite align correctly for chewing and swallowing. In addition, your teeth need to be in a position where the majority of the surface area can be cleaned. Gum disease develops when bacteria builds up and straight teeth help solve this problem!

If you want more information about orthodontic treatment, contact us today! Dr. Aimee Skelton offers complimentary consultations for both braces and Invisalign® clear aligners. We will design a unique treatment plan for each patient to fit your needs and your budget. Our team is happy to answer any questions you might have!

smilesgiving

2019 Smilesgiving Donations

The Skelton Orthodontics team loves to spread smiles for miles and miles! Each year, we like to do this by accepting donations for local food pantries for those who may be in need this holiday season. We need your help to fill up local pantries before Thanksgiving!

Acceptable Donations

We appreciate any and all donations, but the pantries do request specific items. Below is the list of items that the food pantries accept. Click HERE for a printable list.

  1. Canned Fish (salmon, tuna, sardines)
  2. Canned Meats (turkey & chicken)
  3. Rice (brown & wild)
  4. Whole grain dry cereals
  5. Whole grain pastas
  6. Fruits in natural juice (no sugar added)
  7. Canned vegetables (low sodium)
  8. Canned soups & stews (low sodium)
  9. Nut butters (peanut, almond, walnut)
  10. Popcorn kernels
  11. Dried fruits (raisins, apricots, prunes, mangoes)
  12. Granola
  13. Herbal tea (green, white)
  14. Natural sweeteners (honey)
  15. Fruit juice (100%)
  16. Beans (canned or dried)
  17. Pasta sauce
  18. Shelf-stable milk (powdered milk, canned evaporated skim milk)
  19. Healthy snacks (granola bars, nuts)
  20. Spices (cinnamon, chili powder, cumin)

*Please avoid items packed in glass. No candy or sugary drinks.

We are Thankful for You!

Please bring all donation items to our office by November 21st. We will gladly take all donations to food pantries as a donation from the Skelton Orthodontics family. Thank you for joining our Smilesgiving and giving a smile to someone in need!

contest skelton orthodontics

Contest: Guess the Ghost!

Things are getting a little spooky at Skelton Orthodontics! We have started our "Guess the Ghost" contest and would like you to play. Think you know the Skelton Orthodontics team?

Match the X-Ray to the Employee

For this contest, you simply have to guess which x-ray below goes with each team member. You can enter the contest in office or on our Facebook page!

Win a $50 Visa Gift Card

This promotion runs through October 31st. All correct guessers will be entered into a drawing and the random winner will receive a $50 Visa Gift card! Good luck to all!

National Children's Dental Health Month image

Show Us Some Love

In honor of February being National Children's Dental Health Month, the Skelton Orthodontics team wants to feel some love! By participating in our contest, you will be entered into a drawing to win a basket of goodies!

Here's how to enter:

  1. Find the closest Skelton Orthodontics team member
  2. Snap a selfie with them!
  3. Post the pic on your Facebook page and make sure to "check in" at our office. Use the #SkeltonBraces & #LoveMySkeltonSmile
  4. If you can get a picture with Dr. Skelton you receive TWO entries in the drawing!

Good luck to all and thank you to our amazing patients for sharing some love!

Smile in Pink

Smile in Pink 2018 Was a Great Success!

Dr. Aimee Skelton and the Skelton Orthodontics team are so thankful for all of our patients who participated in last month's Smile in Pink promotion! Due to your support, Dr. Skelton is going to double her donation and give a grand total of $470 to the breast cancer research foundation.

We are so proud of the community of Fort Payne and the surrounding areas for your passion to help others. We hope to bring many more smiles to the patients and families affected by breast cancer. Thank you again!

Skelton Team