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GRACIE IS OUR 2020 SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

Gracie 2020 Vinson Orthodontics Scholarship WinnerWe are pleased to announce that our patient, Gracie, is the winner of the 2020 Vinson Orthodontics Scholarship! Gracie will be attending UNC Chapel Hill this fall! Go Heels! Gracie graduated from Clayton High School earlier this year. During her attendance at Clayton High School, she participated in a variety of activities: Captain of the Varsity Soccer Team, Student Body Treasurer, Junior Class Treasurer, Editor of the school yearbook, a member of Health Occupations Students of America, National Honors Society, and was Junior Marshall. When not participating in extracurricular activities at school, Gracie was the Team Captain of her NRFA Club Soccer Team, was involved in WHY Mentoring with Cooper Elementary, and spent 7 years volunteering at Horne Memorial United Methodist Church (conventions, mission trips, blood drives, and more). She received awards for Outstanding Achievement in both Honors Anatomy and Physiology. And, still made time for babysitting!

Gracie, we could not be more proud of all that you have accomplished! We look forward to hearing what you do next and wish you the best of luck at UNC Chapel Hill!

4 Benefits of Virtual Orthodontic Appointments

blog-featured-image-benefits-of-virtual-orthodonticsVirtual orthodontic appointments are nothing new, yet have become more common practice since the spread of COVID-19. As an alternative to meeting in-person, virtual orthodontic consultations are a great way to stay healthy while social distancing. If you or someone you know is considering braces or clear aligners, Dr. Britt Vinson at Vinson Orthodontics shares 4 benefits of virtual orthodontic appointments to keep in mind:

  1. No Need for Waiting Rooms

Virtual appointments remove the need to sit and wait while being exposed to others who may carry the virus. In many cases, your appointment will start with you entering a virtual waiting room until your appointment begins. Once ready, you will be taken out of the “waiting room” and into the main call to start the appointment. Read More

Our Smart TV Winner!

We are so excited to announce that the winner of our Summer Staycation Contest this year was Kathryn Pitts! She is taking home a 55 inch Smart TV from Vinson Orthodontics today! Congrats Kathryn and thanks to all of our patients who participated in the contest!

5 Fun Activities to do with Your Kids at Home

Blog-featured-image-activities-to-do-at-home-with-kidsWith many of us transitioning to the “new normal” of homeschooling our children, the change can be tough. Balancing work and home life can be challenging for any parent. But how can you make learning fun and engaging while social distancing? Don’t fret! Dr. Britt Vinson at Vinson Orthodontics has 5 activities you can do at home that are educational and fun.

Science Experiments

From Bill Nye to YouTube, DIY science experiments are a fun way for kids to learn while using resources from around the house. Check out this video for 10 fun DIY experiments you can do at home. Read More

Is Sparkling Water Bad for My Teeth?

blog-featured-image-sparkling-water-teethWe all know that sugary carbonated drinks do more harm than good to the teeth, but what about sparkling water? In most carbonated beverages, the acidity levels are very high – which can weaken tooth enamel.

If you’re not familiar with tooth enamel, it is the hard outer shell of your teeth where cavities first form. When left on the teeth for too long, the acid and sugar from carbonated beverages can cause significant tooth decay, stained teeth or, in some cases, gum disease. This is often discussed in association with sodas, but what about sparkling water? Read More

How Can Orthodontics Help Your Selfies?

blog-featured-image-orthodontics-teen-selfie-esteemEvery patient has their own reasons for deciding to undergo orthodontic treatment. For adolescents and teens, image has always been a key factor in social integration, and in today’s beauty-conscious society, a beautiful smile is high on their list of priorities.

The ever-popular selfie gives teens a confidence boost and social media is the ideal platform to broadcast themselves to the world. So much so, that:

  • 65% of teenage girls reported that seeing their selfies on social media actually boosts their confidence.
  • 40% of all teens say social media helps them present their best face to the world.
  • At least 81 percent of teens, ages 12-17, use social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, according to recent findings from the Pew Internet & American Life Project, with Instagram especially popular among selfie-loving teenage girls.

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