breast cancer awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is breast cancer awareness month and the Skelton Orthodontics team is showing our support by smiling in pink! Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women in the United States. During this time of the year, we want to promote cancer education and prevention for all as well as supporting and encouraging those who are affected by breast cancer.

Smile in Pink

Dr. Aimee Skelton will donate $1 per patient who chooses to get pink elastics or power chains during the month of October. At the end of the month, we will make a donation to breast cancer awareness on behalf of the Skelton Orthodontics family! If you post a selfie to Facebook or Instagram and tag us in the photo, you will be entered into a drawing for a free t-shirt. We are so proud of our patients who choose to smile in pink for the cause!

Breast Cancer Awareness

The Skelton Orthodontics team understands that this disease affects many people and families. We want you to know that we support you and are hopeful for a cure. Our team is proud to wear pink in honor of those who have fought and continue to fight this difficult battle.

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!

Smilestar Shelby

Skelton Orthodontics Smilestar Spotlight: Shelby

This weeks Smilestar spotlight is on Shelby! Dr. Aimee Skelton is excited to have a fantastic group of patients represent her practice as Smilestars! This weeks Smilestar winner that we would like to recognize is Shelby!

Want to know more about Smilestar Shelby? Check out her interview below!

Meet Shelby


Q: What is your favorite part about being a Skelton Orthodontics SmileStar?

A: I love getting to know new people and this is a super fun
experience to have.

Q: What is your favorite place to go in Fort Payne and why?

A: My favorite place to go in Fort Payne is The Spot because it is so pretty in there. They have really good food too.

Q: Why do/did you enjoy your orthodontic treatment at Skelton Orthodontics?

A: My teeth moved really fast and I was very happy with the
way everything went. The entire staff at Skelton is amazing.

Q: What do you like to do on the weekends?

A: On the weekends I enjoy riding around town and going
outside. I’m usually with my family or friends.

Q: Tell us 3 fun facts about you!

A: 1) I want to be a doctor when I’m older

     2) I have 2 dogs
and 2 cats

     3) I have 5
siblings

Q: Is there a volunteer/community event you enjoy working with or attending?

A:  I love to work at
Race for Embrace. I love to see all the kids smile.

Q: What color do you feel best describes you and why?

A: Yellow because it’s a happy color and it makes me feel
bubbly. I’m a happy and bubbly person.

Q: If you had to choose one song to be your “walk out song” and play every time you walked into a room, what would it be and why?

A: You should see me in a crown by Billie Eilish. It just talks about self power.  

Smilestar Zeb

Skelton Orthodontics Smilestar Spotlight: Zeb

This weeks Smilestar spotlight is on Zeb! Dr. Aimee Skelton is excited to have a fantastic group of patients represent her practice as Smilestars! This weeks Smilestar winner that we would like to recognize is Zeb!

Want to know more about Smilestar Zeb? Check out his interview below!

Meet Zeb


Q: What is your favorite part about being a Skelton Orthodontics SmileStar?

A: Being able to be apart of something is so fun and
representing my orthodontist.

Q: What is your favorite place to go in Fort Payne and why?

A: Wingstop. Me and my friends love the food there.

Q: Why do/did you enjoy your orthodontic treatment at Skelton Orthodontics?

A: I love how nice and friendly the place is.

Q: What do you like to do on the weekends?

A: I like to hang out with friends or go to cheer

Q: Tell us 3 fun facts about you!

A: 1) I am a cheerleader

     2) I love being a
part of activities

     3) I love to hang
out with the people I love

Q: Is there a volunteer/community event you enjoy working with or attending?

A:  I love helping out
with my school or church youth group

Q: What color do you feel best describes you and why?

A: I like any color really but I love black, whites, and
blues

Q: If you had to choose one song to be your “walk out song” and play every time you walked into a room, what would it be and why?

A: Natural by Imagine Dragons

Smilestar Tori

Skelton Orthodontics Smilestar Spotlight: Tori

This weeks Smilestar spotlight is on Tori! Dr. Aimee Skelton is excited to have a fantastic group of patients represent her practice as Smilestars! This weeks Smilestar winner that we would like to recognize is Tori!

Want to know more about Smilestar Tori? Check out her interview below!

Meet Tori

Q: What is your favorite part about being a Skelton Orthodontics SmileStar?

A: Having the opportunity to meet new people.

Q: What is your favorite place to go in Fort Payne and why?

A: I like to walk around the park.

Q: Why do/did you enjoy your orthodontic treatment at Skelton Orthodontics?

A: Because I’m gaining confidence in my smile.

Q: What do you like to do on the weekends?

A: Hang out with friends.

Q: Tell us 3 fun facts about you!

A: 1) I love to ride horses

     2) I enjoy to
sing

     3) I like to drag
race

Q: Is there a volunteer/community event you enjoy working with or attending?

A:  Autism society of Alabama and ECCLA

Q: What color do you feel best describes you and why?

A: Purple, because it makes me feel like I look better

Smilestar Hannah

Skelton Orthodontics Smilestar Spotlight: Hannah

This weeks Smilestar spotlight is on Hannah! Dr. Aimee Skelton is excited to have a fantastic group of patients represent her practice as Smilestars! This weeks Smilestar winner that we would like to recognize is Hannah!

Meet Hannah

Want to know more about Smilestar Hannah? Check out her interview below!


Q: What is your favorite part about being a Skelton Orthodontics SmileStar?

A: Getting to meet new people.

Q: What is your favorite place to go in Fort Payne and why?

A: Chick-fil-a is my favorite place. I love their chicken
and milkshakes.

Q: Why do/did you enjoy your orthodontic treatment at Skelton Orthodontics?

A: I love the results of the treatment. The staff is super
nice.

Q: What do you like to do on the weekends?

A: I play travel softball most weekends. I also enjoy
spending time with my friends.

Q: Tell us 3 fun facts about you!

A: 1) I am a softball and basketball state champ.

     2) I love math

     3) I can touch my
tongue to my nose

Q: Is there a volunteer/community event you enjoy working with or attending?

A:  I love helping
with the Jackson county Special Olympics.

Q: What color do you feel best describes you and why?

A: Blue because I am usually calm.

Q: If you had to choose one song to be your “walk out song” and play every time you walked into a room, what would it be and why?

A: Champion by Carrie Underwood because I am very goal oriented and I love to win.

Smilestar Garrett

Skelton Orthodontics Smilestar Spotlight: Garrett

This weeks Smilestar spotlight is on Garrett! Dr. Aimee Skelton is excited to have a fantastic group of patients represent her practice as Smilestars! This weeks Smilestar winner that we would like to recognize is Garrett!

Meet Garrett

Want to know more about Garrett? Check out his interview below!


Q: What is your favorite part about being a Skelton Orthodontics SmileStar?

A: It’s a great experience and lots of fun. Also to help out
Skelton because they are the best.

Q: What is your favorite place to go in Fort Payne and why?

A: The Spot because the atmosphere is great and the drinks are “on spot”. The spot is a great place to go and hangout with friends.

Q: Why do/did you enjoy your orthodontic treatment at Skelton Orthodontics?

A: The staff is always friendly and optimistic. They strive
to do their best and you feel very comfortable every time you have an
appointment.

Q: What do you like to do on the weekends?

A: Other than running cross country for Pisgah,  I enjoy reading and watching Netflix.

Q: Tell us 3 fun facts about you!

A: 1) I can tumble (gymnastics)

     2) I have taught
myself how to play certain songs on the piano.

     3) I can wiggle
my ears

Q: Is there a volunteer/community event you enjoy working with or attending?

A:  The Flat Rock
Community Center gives out food to people who need it and I help them give out
food because they need all the help they can get.

Q: What color do you feel best describes you and why?

A: I feel like the color yellow best describes me. It’s
bright and happy in which I try to be daily.

Q: If you had to choose one song to be your “walk out song” and play every time you walked into a room, what would it be and why?

A: Uptown Funk because it’s upbeat and very energetic and
fun. Everyone can just join in and dance.

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!

ellie smilestar

Skelton Orthodontics Smilestar Spotlight: Ellie

This weeks Smilestar spotlight is on Ellie! Dr. Aimee Skelton is excited to have a fantastic group of patients represent her practice as Smilestars! This weeks Smilestar winner that we would like to recognize is Ellie!

Meet Ellie

Want to know more about Ellie? Check out her interview below!


Q: What is your favorite part about being a Skelton Orthodontics SmileStar?

A: My favorite part is meeting new people! I have already
made some cool new friendships. I hope to make one with everyone!

Q: What is your favorite place to go in Fort Payne and why?

A: The Big Mill Antique Mall. It is so unique and beautiful
inside. It’s very vintage with lots of treasure inside and also has a great
restaurant!

Q: Why do/did you enjoy your orthodontic treatment at Skelton Orthodontics?

A: The staff is great at what they do and sweet! They always
make sure you’re comfortable and having a good time. They also come up with
such fun activities like free movies in the park!

Q: What do you like to do on the weekends?

A: I love spending time with my friends, eating a lot of
food and reading or watching movies!

Q: Tell us 3 fun facts about you!

A: 1) I love animals. 2) I'm an All-American Cheerleader. 3) I'm a part of Junior Leadership in Jackson County

Q: Is there a volunteer/community event you enjoy working with or attending?

A:  I love being part
of Jackson Co.’ s Junior Leadership. I’m also involved with teaching children’s
church. I love getting to spend time with the kids at church.

Q: What color do you feel best describes you and why?

A: Yellow, because it’s so fun and happy and bright.

Q: If you had to choose one song to be your “walk out song” and play every time you walked into a room, what would it be and why?

A: Should I stay or should I go

smilestar spotlight

Skelton Orthodontics Smilestar Spotlight: Anslee

This weeks Smilestar spotlight is on Anslee! Dr. Aimee Skelton is excited to have a fantastic group of patients represent her practice as Smilestars! This weeks Smilestar winner that we would like to recognize is Anslee!

Meet Anslee

Want to know more about Anslee? Check out her interview below!


Q: What is your favorite part about being a Skelton Orthodontics SmileStar?

A: My favorite thing about being a Skelton Orthodontics SmileStar
is getting to share the importance of a healthy smile to everyone. Your smile
is most times your first impression, which means I want to have the best
possible smile.

Q: What is your favorite place to go in Fort Payne and why?

A: I have 2 favorite places in Fort Payne. First, I like Catos because I love their jewelry. Second, when I need sushi and can’t go to the city I go to Chow King for their buffet sushi.

Q: Why do/did you enjoy your orthodontic treatment at Skelton Orthodontics?

A: I enjoy the punch cards and collecting my points for the
reward prizes. Also, I really enjoy the summer movies days for all the patients
and their families.

Q: What do you like to do on the weekends?

A: On the weekends I like to make crafts. I dig around for
scrap material and some old pieces of wood to turn them into interesting art pieces.

Q: Tell us 3 fun facts about you!

A: 1) My birthday is on Halloween!

     2) My softball
team was undefeated and won both pre and post season tournaments.

     3) I have read
every DogMan book ever published.

Q: Is there a volunteer/community event you enjoy working with or attending?

A:  My favorite
activity is helping with the operation Christmas shoebox at our church. I like
knowing I am making kids happy.

Q: What color do you feel best describes you and why?

A: Teal because it’s bright, fun and full of joy!

Q: If you had to choose one song to be your “walk out song” and play every time you walked into a room, what would it be and why?

A: The Champion by Carrie Underwood. This song makes me feel
good and gives me confidence I like to be a strong girl for everyone to see.