Throughout 2019, our patients donated to Refugee Hope Partners! Thanks to the help from our patients, Dr. Vinson & Vinson Orthodontics were able to donate $3000 to Refugee Hope!
What is a Refugee? A refugee is someone who flees a country to escape danger or persecution.
Did you know that million people have been forcibly displaced around the world?
Here’s how Refugee Hope Partners is making an impact right here in Raleigh, NC. It’s a community in Raleigh that opens their doors to refugee families from around the world! They support these families through educational assistance and tutoring, homework help, English reading and writing, early learning, swimming lessons, bible studies, medical advocate programs, and more. There is no limit to how far this program will go to ensure success as these children and their families assimilate into the US.
In 2020 we will continue our efforts to uplift and support this amazing organization and ask our patients to join us!
Good oral hygiene is a crucial part of a person’s health. Thus, it is imperative that parents help teach their kids not only to brush their teeth twice a day but also how to do so effectively. Rather than making it a chore, try to make cleaning their teeth a fun and enjoyable experience. To help, Dr. Britt Vinson at Vinson Orthodontics shares some tips for teaching kids how to properly clean their teeth. Read More
Did you know that the alignment of your teeth can affect your speech? If you struggle to pronounce certain words, your teeth could be the reason why. Thankfully, orthodontics can help. Dr. Britt Vinson at Vinson Orthodontics can provide orthodontic treatment to resolve common oral problems such as:
Lisp or Whistling
Lisps or whistles are common in children and adults and are developed due to open bites. An open bite occurs when the tongue doesn’t make a true connection with the roof of the mouth. This typically happens when pronouncing words containing the letter “s” or “z.” Patients with an open bite often pronounce these words as if they have the letters “th” instead of an “s.”
There are a lot of reasons you should be flashing those pearly whites more often – smiling is good for your health! According to Psychology Today, when you smile you activate neural messaging that benefits your health and happiness. As we close out the year, it is important to find reasons to smile and be grateful for all the lessons we’ve learned and achievements accomplished. For those who can’t find a reason to smile, Dr. Britt Vinson at Vinson Orthodontics has five:Read More
We are excited to announce we have donated $2600 to the “Dr. Minhthu Nguyen Fund for Patient and Family Support ” at the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center in loving memory of Dr. Minhthu Ngyuen. During the month of October, we sold our limited edition breast cancer awareness shirts with 100% of the profits going to this cause. This generous donation was made possible by tshirt purchases from patients & families and a matching gift from Dr. Vinson! Many thanks to everyone who made this possible!
Once you’ve completed orthodontic treatment, you just want to enjoy your brand-new smile. However, one thing patients often worry about is having white marks on their teeth following treatment. Luckily, whether you end up with white marks on your teeth after treatment is UP TO YOU! If you take good care of your teeth during treatment, white marks can easily be avoided.
How White Marks Form on the Teeth
The white marks that appear on your teeth during/after orthodontic treatment are called orthodontic white spot lesions (WSLs). These spots are caused by plaque buildup on teeth. Removing plaque from your teeth is incredibly important because the bacteria in plaque produce an acid that begins to dissolve the mineralized surface of a tooth (and ruin the appearance of those pearly whites).Read More