Meet Madison

Meet Madison!

The Skelton Orthodontics team is excited to have Madison on board with us! Want to know more about her? Read her "interview" below!

Read her interview here:

What do you like most about working at Skelton Orthodontics?
My coworkers are like family & I enjoy watching Dr. Skelton create beautiful smiles every day. It’s an amazing process!

What can you be caught doing on the weekends?
Hanging out with my husband, Garrett and daughter, Gracelynn on our farm.

Where did you go on your favorite vacation? What did you do?
My husband and I went to Amelia Island, where some of my family lives. We actually stayed in the Ritz Carlton and it was an awesome experience.

What is one thing you want every person to know about his or her smile?
There is so much in your smile. You can flash those pearly whites and make anyone’s day just a smidge brighter.

Do you have any phobias, or are you afraid of anything?
I’ve always been afraid of horses growing up, but I’ve actually grown out of that. I’m not fond of the usual creepy crawlers like snakes and spiders.

Have you ever had orthodontic treatment?
I’ve never had braces as a child, but I always have been fascinated by them and wanted to have them myself. Hopefully I will get to experience them first hand myself.

What is your favorite movie of all time? How many times do you think you've seen it?
My favorite movie of all time is “Fried Green Tomatoes.” I’ve probably watched it at least 100 times.

Do you have any pets? If so, what are their names?
My husband and I are waiting for my little girl to turn two before we get a dog.

Thanks for a great interview, Madison!

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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

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Continuing Education for Dental Professionals

Continuing education is important for dental professionals to better serve patients. Dr. Skelton is committed to helping experts in our community complete their required continuing certification each year.

To help professionals in the area, Dr. Aimee Skelton and Nashville Dental sponsored an event on October 12, 2018, titled, How to Wow! Your Patients and Team. This event included a three-hour lecture from Gary Johnson, M.A., MBA, on how to wow patients and team members. During this time, Gary shared ways to provide impressive customer service that creates favorable word-of-mouth from patients. The lecture also included a CPR certification by the Fort Payne Fire Department. Together, our goal is to give patients the best experience at each visit no matter what practice they choose.

Who is Gary Johnson?

Gary Johnson has over 20 years of senior leadership and sales experience. He holds two graduate degrees in business and has led multiple companies to double-digit sales growth even in difficult financial times. Gary has helped coach and train over 1,000 companies, ranging in size from as small as five employees to as large as 1,000.

Gary has delivered over 500 speeches and workshops in the last five years on business development, setting and achieving goals, team building, customer service, and leadership. In addition, his book, Wowed!, released on February, 2018, to rave reviews. Tom Ziglar (Zig Ziglar’s son and CEO of Ziglar, Inc.), Terry Paulson, world-renowned speaker and psychologist, and world-famous Dr. David Sarver, just to name a few, endorsed his book.

Contact Us

Whether you are interested in more continuing education workshops or are a patient looking for orthodontic treatment from a high-quality, caring team, contact us today! We look forward to hearing from you.

SmileStar

SmileStar 2018

Skelton Orthodontics is hosting their next SmileStar! Dr. Aimee Skelton and her team are looking for patients to represent our practice on our advertising and marketing. Beginning June 4, we will be accepting nominations from Skelton Orthodontics patients to be selected as a SmileStar! The nominations will end July 20th.

You qualify for this contest as long as you are or have been a Skelton Orthodontics patient. We are looking for patients in and out of braces and of all ages!

Here is the process:

  1. Nominate your smile
  2. Top 30 are selected by a panel of judges
  3. Voting begins for all Top 30 contestants
  4. Winners who have the most votes are announced

As a SmileStar winner, you have the honor of being a “face” of Skelton Orthodontics and will be treated to a professional photo shoot. The pictures taken at the shoot will be featured in our advertising and marketing!

How? It’s easy! Just go to skeltonbraces.com/smilestar (please note that the form will only be available from June 4th until July 20th), fill out the information, and upload two selfies of your Skelton Orthodontics smile. Feel free to contact Janie at the office with any questions!

So, plan to nominate your smile between June 4th through July 20th!

heart smile

Make Your Heart Smile

Dr. Aimee Skelton and the Skelton Orthodontics team love to share smiles for miles and miles!

Join us in making your HEART smile! On March 1, 2018 we are hosting a blood drive to help those in need.

In addition to making their heart smile and helping out those in need, all donors will be entered into a drawing for $200 CASH prize! You can RSVP and sign up for alerts and reminders by joining our Facebook event. We appreciate all who are willing to give up some time to make your heart smile so make sure to share this with your family and friends!

Date: March 1, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Place: Skelton Orthodontics - 2105 Grand Ave NW, Fort Payne, Alabama 35967
RSVP: Click HERE

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Invisalign: How does it work?

Are you curious about Invisalign®? At Skelton Orthodontics, we proudly offer these invisible aligners that don’t use brackets or wires. If you’re looking for a more subtle treatment option, Invisalign may be right for you.

How does it work?

At your appointment, we’ll make a set of aligners customized to your teeth using 3D computer imaging technology. You will wear your aligners for approximately two weeks before switching them out for the next set.

During your day, feel free to remove the aligners when you eat and as you brush and floss your teeth.  As you replace each set, your teeth will slightly move each day until they reach the final position we prescribe.

Throughout your treatment, you’ll visit our office roughly every six weeks to ensure that treatment is progressing. Most people wear their aligners for six to 18 months, but treatment time varies depending on the individual.

Want to know more? Check out this video from Invisalign®!

If you or your child needs braces, contact us today to schedule an appointment. You may be a candidate for Invisalign®!

smilesgiving

Celebrate SmilesGiving 2017 With Skelton Orthodontics

SmilesGiving is one of our favorite annual events! At Skelton Orthodontics, we love Fort Payne and all our other surrounding communities. Part of our goal is to build lasting relationships with our patients and be a leader in providing exceptional orthodontic services to the community. But our care goes beyond braces and Invisalign alone!

This Thanksgiving, we are collecting canned and boxed food items (any food item that is non-perishable) to donate to local organizations like the Upper Sand Mountain Parish and the Salvation Army of DeKalb County.

If you’d like to help us spread smiles this SmilesGiving, please bring your canned and boxed foods to our office. We are accepting donations in our office until Monday, November 20th.

If you have any questions, contact us today by calling (256) 844-8221 or emailing us at info@skeltonbraces.com!

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Smile in Pink with us!

Dr. Aimee Skelton and her team support Breast Cancer Awareness Month every October with their promotion, Smile in Pink!

How does it work?

Dr. Skelton will donate $1 for each patient who chooses pink bands or power chains on their braces during October appointments. Then, the patient's picture is posted to an album on Facebook so everyone can see who Smiles in Pink! Each patient also signs a certificate showing their support. Those certificates are displayed in the office for the entire month!

Last year we raised over $200 for Breast Cancer Awareness! Show your support this year and Smile in Pink!

common orthodontic problems

Common Orthodontic Problems

Many common orthodontic problems include crowding, spacing, underbites, overbites, and other uncomfortable issues. A bad bite can make it difficult to speak, cause teeth and enamel to wear down prematurely, and increase your chances of teeth and jaw injuries. If you notice teeth and jaw bone misalignment, you may need orthodontic treatment.

In honor of National Orthodontic Health Month this October, take the time to assess your family’s smile. Here are some common orthodontic problems.

Crowding

Some teeth don’t have enough room to develop along the gum line, leading to crowding. It may be difficult to reach every area of the tooth’s surface, making it hard to clean teeth thoroughly.

Spacing

Spacing issues can stem from a cosmetic issue or missing teeth and may make it difficult to chew. In addition, spacing problems in one area can also lead to crowding in another.

Overbite

When the top-front teeth extend over the lower-front teeth, overbites occur. This can cause the bottom-front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.

Underbite

An underbite happens when the bottom jaw moves outward, causing the lower-front teeth to extend in front of the upper-front teeth.

Openbite

An openbite occurs when there is no overlap between the top- and bottom-front teeth. This can impact your ability to chew. In young children, tongue thrusting or thumb sucking may be the culprits.

Crossbite

Crossbites show when the upper teeth fall inside the lower teeth. Crossbites may cause misaligned jaw growth.

If you or your child experiences any of these issues, contact us today to schedule a FREE initial consultation! Also, check out our Facebook page for more National Orthodontic Health Month facts!

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Braces & Your Child: What’s the Best Age?

What’s the best age for your child to get braces? As parents, deciding when to take your child to the orthodontist can be a big decision.

What if their teeth straighten over time? Or if I wait to take them in, will it make problems worse?

To take the guess work out of when you should schedule an appointment, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends taking your child in to the orthodontist by age 7. At this age, your child’s teeth and bone structure are still developing, so it’s a good time for us to evaluate the spacing or crowding that may cause permanent teeth to come in crooked.

If your child is 7 or older and has crooked teeth, gaps between the teeth, an overbite, or an underbite, contact us to schedule an appointment. Your child may not need to start orthodontic treatment right away, but early exams allow us to monitor your child’s development over time. This way, we can ensure a healthy, straight smile that continues into adulthood.

Ready to schedule?

Contact us today to schedule a FREE initial consultation for your child. We can assess your child’s bite and set them up with a beautiful smile for life!