Health, Lifestyle and Orthodontics

Orthodontics

Everyone wants and values great health, and proper orthodontic treatment will certainly help provide this. The success of great orthodontic treatment is promoted both by healthy lifestyles and by the absence of diseases and disorders, including the mouth, jaws, jaw joints and chewing muscles. Diseases and disorders encompass anything that’s wrong with our bodies, including the physical, psychological and spiritual. These undermine the optimum state of well-being.

Stressors to health can come from internal sources such as genetic influences and psychological stress from a poor self-image related to crooked front teeth. There are external stessors such as improper diet or lack of sufficient health habits such as good regular physical exercise and getting sufficient rest. Paying attention to these will help achieve great orthodontic health.

Orthodontic Health

Optimal health promotes a successful orthodontic result. Proper nutrition helps the teeth and jaws develop properly and can keep them healthy. Controlling emotional stress will reduce wear and tear on the jaw joints, chewing muscles and teeth by reducing grinding and clenching habits. Having successful and complete orthodontic treatment supports keeping the teeth, jaw joints and chewing muscles happy. This helps you keep your teeth and your smile bright and beautiful your whole life.

Focus on Lifestyle

Lifestyles become the focus for optimum health and success in orthodontics. Include great orthodontic treatment in your lifestyle for optimum health. For reduced stress consider these options: First, get
regular strenuous physical exercise. This is great for body tone and cardiac health and even can help get good rest at night.

It works the mental stress out through your muscles. Second, find time regularly for quiet reflection, perhaps opening your heart to some Bible verses, for example. Finally, pay attention to how you feel about yourself. If this could be better, be sure you’re not holding back your smile because you’re concerned about how your teeth look. We can help you get a beautiful, aligned smile to enjoy your whole lifetime.

Such a positive change will help empower you to bring great habits into your life. Also include a lifestyle of smart nutrition for health and great orthodontics. For healthy teeth, whether you’re wearing braces or not, it’s best to avoid sugary drinks and soda. These promote harmful bacterial growth and reduced calcium in the tooth surface, leading to decay and white spots on the teeth.

A diet sufficient in protein, minimizing sugars and other carbohydrates (particularly at snack time), along with regular thorough brushing with a fluoride toothpaste is a great way to bring oral health to your lifestyle. Add great orthodontic health to this and you’ve got a winning combination.

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Changing Lifestyle For Optimum Orthodontic Health

Orthodontic Health

 

Lifestyle – Your Style of Life

Do you need a lot of stuff, a big house, and a prominent social position?  Or do you like the simple country life, growing much of what you eat and getting fulfillment from helping neighbors?  Are you a busy city person, always on the move with lots of projects or do you enjoy a slower, more reflective pace of life?  There are numerous styles of life.  Not all aspects of a lifestyle are voluntary and surrounding us are social and technical systems that can constrain our lifestyle choices.  Let’s look at lifestyle factors that effect health.

Lifestyle effects our physical and mental health and so is very important to longevity. Attention given to physical activity, hygiene, and good nutrition influences lifestyle health.

Feeling down for various reasons can promote stress and anxiety and vice versa. Reasons for depression are numerous such as loss of a job, recently widowed, divorce, and more. Such experiences can undermine our health by leading to poor health habits.

Our lifestyle exists in two kinds of environments, natural and social. Natural involves conditions in which a person lives and operates. Are we surrounded by healthy materials and do we handle them in a healthy way? Do we feed our body well and work it well?

Social environment involves the social and cultural experiences a person walks through during the day.  Do you associate with positive, effective people or with complainers and slackers?  In a social environment there are certain expectations from one’s self and from those around you. Is there an over-emphasis on material success in sacrifice of heart-felt fulfillment?  Are deadlines more important than quality?  Such social factors can weigh heavily on our stress level and health.

Change

Change occurs all the time and you can learn to manage it to improve your lifestyle. With excess lifestyle stresses you may see mood swings and disappointment. Consider organizing and balancing what you do.  Give attention to the Big Four: Work, Rest, Play, and Worship.  Consider how technology has negative and positive effects on us daily. Our lifestyle can control the use of technology and its effect on our lives. Technology has made it easier for our natural and social environments to affect our lifestyle.  Technology can make our lives easier or stressful if not managed well. Technology has power to deliver media that changes our values and views which will in turn affect our lifestyle.

Improve your natural environment with healthy physical activity, controlling time at the TV or computer.  Stop use of tobacco, minimize or eliminate alcohol use, and schedule regular strenuous physical exercise for a great natural environment.

For an enhanced social environment learn social skills that encourage those around you and promote team work.  Get the education you need to excel in the work you feel truly called to do.  Pay attention to the attitudes of those around you whom you allow to influence you.

Orthodontic – Change Your Smile

The orthodontics care you’ll get from Dr. Bert at Raleigh Orthodontics will help you to get that “Great Smile” you want. Dr. Bert and his team at Raleigh Orthodontics  will instill confidence in you by way of a thorough explanation of all procedures and you can expect from optimum orthodontics care. You’ll find encouragement from your improving smile that will reinforce your lifestyle change and empower your efforts for optimum health.

The team and Dr. Bert will be there to support your lifestyle changes. Let your friends and family know that you are going on this journey to optimum health and there will be changes  inside and out. The next blog will give you helpful hints to control your lifestyle for optimum health.

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Lifestyle Stress & Orthodontic Health

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Let’s look at the fact that monitoring and effectively managing stress in our lives enhances what we do for you in orthodontics, giving you more opportunity to share your bright beautiful smile with others with a full and grateful heart, not one bogged down by excessive stress. Take a look at this link to see the Stress Factors Rating Scale. After finishing this blog give yourself a few minutes to rate your stress. If the total stress points are less than 100 you’re doing great, 100 -200 and you could be starting to feel some physical/emotional effects from stress; 200 to 299 you’re likely feeling negative effects, and if over 300 the stressors in your life could very well be promoting physical/emotional illness.

Perhaps you’ve had enough experience with changing stress levels to know you feel much better when you’ve been blessed with a period of time with relatively low stress in your life.  You can be active in promoting this more healthy level of stress.

Stress

Doing the Stress Factor Rating Scale will help you know the kinds of experiences that cause stress and which ones are more powerful than others. Keeping your body/mind/soul healthy with the Health Habits described in a previous blog will help you keep up your resistance to stress.  Being healthy, a good diet, exercise, a positive attitude toward life’s difficulties aid your ability to handle stress and will allow you to better enjoy the journey you are taking in orthodontics to get your “Great Smile”.

Gather a support system around you and let them know you want to make positive changes in your life and stresses.  Tell them you want to achieve a healthy body and mind, gain the ability to handle stress by conquering its negative effect on you and succeed in becoming the bright smiled person you want to be.

We believe that as you know your stressors and stress level and gain abilities to manage/reduce stresses you will find it easier to achieve the rest of your goals. One of the most important methods we know is regular strenuous physical exercise.  This can include walking and stretching as well as more challenging exercise like jogging, swimming, bicycling and various gym workouts.  Great exercise allows stress to be released through the muscles in a healthy way rather than thru muscle tension, which can cause pain. 

It burns calories, raises the metabolic rate, give us muscle tone making it easier to enjoy movement during the day, and helps us sleep better at night because we’re more tired when we hit the sack.

Once we feel that we are de-stressing, and learn techniques to control stress levels, next consider good nutrition. If weight is a factor, be more aware of calories, portions and emphasize low glycemic index foods.  Putting in the effort to create healthy eating habits will pay off.  You’ll be able to reduce between meal snacking, know healthy foods from junk foods, and probably improve your digestive function as well.

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As you move thru these positive changes in stress management you’ll be able to factor in your health habits and these efforts will support each other.  Watch for small steps of improvement and keep going forward. You will be able have a sense of your own well-being you may not have had before.  If you need support when you hit a low, rally your support system around you, including us, your orthodontic team. We really care that you reach your goal for a healthy lifestyle.

Lifestyle stress reduction, health habits and the orthodontic health improvements you make while under our care here at Raleigh Orthodontics will serve you well for a lifetime; changes you’ll never regret making.  When we finish your bright beautiful smile and remove your braces, with a healthy lifestyle you’ll have every reason to show off your natural, full smile and spread your joy to others around you.

For information about Dr. Bert and his practice please contact him by email at this website: Raleigh Orthodontics

If you want more information here is an external link for your use:  http://www.americanboardortho. Orthodontic health

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Health Habits & Your Orthodontic Health

Health Habits

Great health habits help us enjoy a longer, happy live.  To promote this, we can consider the habits we have that support our health.  We can evaluate our health habits and see how well we’re promoting a long, health life for ourselves.  This gives us our health age. To arrive at our health age we first look at our health habits.  Which below apply to you?

Health Habits Checklist

1. Air __I do not smoke.
2. Water __I seldom or never have more than 4 alcoholic drinks per sitting.
3. Food __ I eat substantial breakfast every day or almost every day.
4. Exercise __ I take long walks or engage in sports, swimming, gardening or other physical activity at least 3 times per week.
5. Rest __ I regularly have 7 or 8 hours of sleep.
6. Regularity __ I seldom or never eat between meals.
7. Weight __ I weigh less than 20% above my desired weight.
To determine your health age, first look at the Health Habits Checklist printed above and count your total number of health habits. Use the Overweight Table printed below to determine if you are less than 20% overweight.

Overweight Table
Height (inches) Overweight Limit Men/Women
60                     130
61                      133
62                     136
63                     139
64                     154 /144
65                     160 /149
66                     164 /155
67                     169 /160
68                     174 /165
69                     180 /169
70                     185 /174
71                      190
72                      195
73                      200
74                      205
75                      212

From this point you need to look at the Health Age Chart. Find your age at the left and read across to the right until you are in the column under your number of habits. If this is a negative number congratulations!  Your good health habits are helping your health! Subtract this number from your actual age to get your health age. You’re younger than you thought!  If you find a positive number you have to add it to your age to determine your health age.  If you’re here you need to start some health habits!

Age    0-2Habit    3Habits    4Habits    5Habits    6Habits    7Habits
20-24    +14.3         +7.4          +0.5           -1.1           -4.2            -9.4
25-29    +15.6         +8.3          +1.8           -0.9          -4.5           -10.2
30-34    +16.9         +9.1          +3.0           -0.6          -4.7            -11.1
35-39    +18.2         +9.9          +4.2           -0.4          -5.0           -12.0
40-44    +19.4        +10.7         +5.4           -0.1           -5.2           -12.9

45-49    +20.7        +11.6         +6.7           +0.1          -5.5            -13.8
50-54    +22.0        +12.4        +7.9           +0.3          -5.7            -14.7
55-59    +23.3         +13.2        +9.1           +0.6          -6.0           -15.5
60-64   +24.5         +14.0       +10.4          +0.9         -6.2            -16.4
65-69    +25.8        +14.8       +11.6           +1.1          -6.5            -17.3
70-74    +27.1         +15.6       +12.8          +1.3          -6.8            -18.2

For example, if you are in the 35-39 age group and have only 0-2 health habits, your health habits age is actually 55.2 years. On the other hand, if you have 7 habits, your health age is 25. That is a 30 year difference for a 37 year old.*

*For information on health age research, ask us or contact Dr. Jack Zwemer at the School of Dentistry, Medical College of Georgia     Augusta, Georgia 30901.

What health habits can you start in order to have a longer, healthier, happier life?

If you’re more than 20% over your optimum weight dealing with this can be a big help.  You may need to work on weight control by increasing exercise or physical activity in addition to developing good eating habits. Healthy snacking, regular good physical exercise and controlling a healthy weight can really help your health age, for example.

Orthodontic Health Habits

Your health habits directly reflect on your  dental and orthodontic health. Fewer snack and ewer carbohydrates reduce plaque growth in the mouth. Smoking endangers oral health by promoting serious mouth cancers and undermines  health age as well.

Changes in your health habits now will impact you for the rest of your life. We want you to have that “Great Smile” you are working toward. Our team here at Raleigh Orthodontics will support you toward reaching your ultimate goal.

Exercise can be fun with a workout buddy so a gym might be your answer. They have a number of work-out machines that will give you a choice on exercise routines.  If joining a gym is not in your budget, there are other ways to increase your physical activity to help control your weight.

Consider side walks or walking tracks. Even in small towns, you can find a walking path or a place to walk. If walking or exercising is not your cup of tea, try playing sports. They have adult ball teams, tennis, and usually a small walking track or a list of areas that can be used by females that are secure.

Getting sufficient sleep and rest is a great health habits. Restorative sleep helps us do our best work, enjoy it more, and enjoy the people around us in a positive mood.  Excellent rest helps us manage lifestyle stresses.  Having many health habits and reduced stress will lead us to bright smiles as we enjoy our orthodontic health.

In our next blog we’ll deal with lifestyle stresses and how they build-up.

For information about Dr. Bert and his practice please contact him by email at this website: Raleigh Orthodontics

If you want more information here is an external link for your use:
Orthodontic Health.

WWW.uic.edu/dept/ortho/index.html

The Raleigh Orthodontics Cruise Contest!

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Raleigh Orthodontics is celebrating 35 fabulous years of creating healthy, great looking smiles in Raleigh, Creedmoor, Louisburg and the surrounding communities. Dr. Bert Kelling and our entire orthodontic team would like you to be part of the year-long celebration.

We love our patients and their families and would like to show our appreciation by giving away a cruise to the Caribbean!  Enter the contest on Facebook to be eligible to win. In fact, encourage your family and even your close friends to enter as well. You don’t even need to be a patient to win!

Spread the word on your Facebook wall or tweet on Twitter and we’ll reward you with additional chances to win. Entering is easy, just click here, or go to our Facebook page and click the “Win Cruise” icon.

Thanks so much to all our of patients and families over the years for your trust and confidence in us. The happy winners will surely have big smiles!

 

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Wellness and Wellness of the
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Wellness

Wellness versus Disease

The illustration below shows three types of path in our lives: Wellness, compromised wellness/mild disease, and disease.  Most people travel  down the middle road of life between some level of Wellness and trying to keep away from Disease.  Without a healthy lifestyle we can get into compromised health or even disease. Life has its stressors that can be hard to control. We can learn to identify and manage stressors to avoid being bumped toward disease.

WELLNESS     Your Lifestyle is Good

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COMPROMISED WELLNESS/MILD DISEASE     Most People Vary in This Range

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DISEASE     Your Lifestyle Needs Improving

What path are you on?

WellnessThe causes of disease can include increased stressors in our lives. They begin to manifest themselves first in the form of generally “not feeling well” and can worsen from there. Our level of wellness decreases and disease becomes opportunistic and steps in. Pain in the jaw joints and/or chewing muscles can be manifestations of complications in lifestyle resulting from increased stressors in our lives.  Here’s an example related to the chewing mechanism, which is composed of the jaw joints, the chewing muscles, and the bite.

Lifestyle Challenges

Being a woman, mother, wife, and possibly working woman, you already have a heavy load on you. As you start your day without breakfast, such as only coffee, your nutrition is lacking and can contribute to lifestyle stressors and limit your ability to maintain optimum biological and psychological health. Heading to work after dropping off your children at school, you experience a flat tire in the fast lane. The stressors increase again. Now we have no breakfast, a flat tire, and stress related clenching in the jaws may touch-off a mean headache. When sleeping that evening increased stress may contribute to further  jaw clenching or tooth grinding- compounding muscle and facial discomfort. You may now need help with this problem.

Dr. Bert Kelling at Raleigh Orthodontics can use his orthodontic expertise to help you get relief. If a bite problem is contributing to the discomfort in the jaw joints or chewing muscles orthodontic care can be a great benefit. Dr. Bert evaluates this situation and offers the proper set of solutions for wellness and a healthy lifestyle, as well as the beautiful smile that comes from straight teeth. He encourages his patients to pursue a healthy lifestyle that promotes comfortable chewing muscles, smooth functioning jaw joints, and a solid, great looking bite.

Road to Wellness

Optimum orthodontic health brings into focus not only the teeth and bite but also the condition of the jaw joints and chewing muscles as well as lifestyle for optimum wellness.

• Seek optimum health for the bite and a beautiful smile!

• Thorough Orthodontic Evaluation by Dr. Bert Kelling of Raleigh Orthodontics

• Identify any stressors–work to manage lifestyle and a higher level of wellness.

• Treat the orthodontic concerns while promoting healthy lifestyle changes.

• Expected results should be decreased lifestyle stressors, better coping mechanisms and the ultimate success of a

Beautiful Smile!!

So, are you headed toward more wellness because you’re great at managing your lifestyle, or slipping down toward dis-ease from increasing stressors in your life? Now is the time to realize that lifestyle and your wellness level will directly impact how well you enjoy your beautiful new smile, designed to last a lifetime.

Reflecting on our lives and making positive changes in the way we handle stress will definitely increase our wellness physically, emotionally and psychologically. We will be on our way to a better lifestyle and better results from the dental and orthodontic treatment we are getting.

In a future blog we’ll talk more about various health habits and lifestyle stressors and how to evaluate their relative importance. This will help you be more aware of getting into a danger zone with how you lead your life.

Beautiful, Healthy Smiles—as a result of proper orthodontic care and improved ability to deal with stressors will lead you toward more optimum wellness. Dr. Bert Kelling and the team a Raleigh Orthodontics care about you and your overall health. We’re here to help you get a beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime and to have a level of wellness that makes that smile super bright!

For information about Dr. Bert and his practice please contact him by email at this website: Raleigh Orthodontics

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LET’S DEFINE WELLNESS AND LIFESTYLE

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Wellness incorporates spirituality, psychology, and the physical wellness. All these influence our general well-being and can have effects on the health of our teeth, chewing muscles, and jaw joints- our chewing mechanism.

This article shows how the characteristics of our lifestyle and wellness are balanced and help to define what we mean by “wellness”.

Wellness Characteristics

There is no universally accepted definition of wellness, so here are some of the characteristics that help describe wellness:

State of well-being
State of acceptance or satisfaction with our present condition
Meeting high standards for quality of life and a sense of well-being.

Wellness is an active process of learning to make choices that lead toward a longer and more fulfilling life. Wellness is a process always needing attention and looking for opportunities for improvement. Maintaining awareness of our health keeps us continually improving and seeking more knowledge about how we can improve our health choices. We actively choose from among many options that could affect our health, but what we have to do is pick the “best” options.
The choices we make to support our wellness is our lifestyle- our style of life. Don’t you want to have a style of life that keeps you healthy and happy? Let’s look at some specifics of our lifestyle.

Lifestyle Issues

Wellness is the freedom from disease –not being sick—it means you are healthy and well. Every individual is responsible for themselves and making choices for maintenance of their level of well- being. Here are the main areas to pay attention to: proper weight, good nutrition, ample physical activity, and get proper exercise and rest.  Also and very importantly we need to take control of health risks factors like the use of tobacco, alcohol and drug use/abuse.  Eliminate tobacco and elicit drug use and limit or eliminate alcohol use in order for the healthy habits to be effective.

Research studies show that Americans who make smart lifestyle choices are healthier, happier, more productive, miss less work, have lower health care costs and even live longer.

Lifestyle choices are important in determining overall health, so it’s important for you to be educated about your health, “take charge” of your life, and have healthy lifestyle-related goals.

The focus is not in the healthcare, but the healthy self-care. While traditional western medicine is focused on alleviating disease, the wellness approach to health encourages you to be responsible for your own well-being. Wellness is a proactive and preventative approach that is designed to provide optimum level of health, with fulfilling emotional and social functioning.

Wellness involves recognition that we have psychological, physical, spiritual and social needs that are all necessary for us to enjoy life to the fullest. Wellness emphasizes the whole person. It brings together spirit, mind, and body; and the understanding that all we do can be impacted by the choices we make.

Dr. Bert and his staff want all their patients to pay attention to their wellness. Dr. Bert wants each of his patients to know that they have the ability to influence their wellness thru healthy lifestyle choices. The great smiles he and his patients create together are a revelation of a happy and well inner self. They let everyone know that you are good inside and out. You are able to have a healthy lifestyle and make good choices for your own well-being. Achieving your full wellness potential will give you the bright, happy smile you’ll love to show off.

We will share more about health and wellness and how your teeth, jaw joints and chewing muscles are important to wellness as we continue our blogs. We hope to see you soon in our office for a visit or follow-up.

For information about Dr. Bert and his practice please contact him by email at this website: Raleigh Orthodontics

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More websites to view information: www.snhu.edu/2354.asp

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When is Best Age for Your Child’s First Orthodontic Visit?

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Dr. Bert Kelling

Dr. Bert Kelling, of Raleigh Orthodontics believes there is much more to taking care of your children’s teeth than teaching them how to brush, and taking them to the dentist. Most parents realize that getting their children to begin brushing and flossing, as well as getting their teeth professionally cleaned, are key elements of modern preventive oral hygiene, but beyond that, is there anything else you should be doing?

What many families don’t fully appreciate is the importance of getting their children examined by an orthodontist at an early age, in addition to their regular dental check-up. While many parents think that such an exam is only about getting braces for their children’s teeth, there is really much more to this type of dentistry than meets the eye.

Raleigh Orthodontics

Raleigh Orthodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on the physical alignment of the teeth and jaw. And while the main tools of an orthodontist are braces, retainers, and a number of other mechanisms – the goal of this dental specialist is much more than just creating a pretty smile.

Orthodontic techniques, such as braces and expanders, are principally designed to correct problems that prevent proper eating, sleeping, and speaking. The fact is that when your teeth or jaws are not lined up correctly, this can impact how they chew, talk, sleep – and yes – smile.

The conditions that orthodontists look to correct most frequently include overcrowded teeth, overbites, underbites and cross bites. Some are tooth related and some have to do with jaw growth. Any one of these problems, can lead to headaches, poor mastication, snoring, and even pronounced susceptibility to decay from teeth that are difficult to reach while brushing.

When to Begin Orthodontic Exams
Even for parents who are aware of the importance of braces and orthodontic care, the question of when their children should first begin such treatment still causes a good deal of confusion. Should parents wait until their children begin to exhibit conditions such as crooked teeth, or complain of tooth positioning problems – or should they act much sooner?

Dr. Bert Kelling and most orthodontists agree that a child’s first exam should occur sometime around their 7th birthday. This enables the orthodontist to spot issues requiring treatment early, and to set up an effective treatment routine to address them.

Based on his exam and findings, Dr. Bert Kelling can recommend anything from no treatment at all, to the use of expanders, or braces. The goal of each of these procedures is to get the teeth to line up correctly and create a healthy environment for the eruption of future teeth. This allows for both comfortable eating, and healthy jaw alignment.

Proper orthodontic care for your children starts early, but pays dividends by catching potential costly problems before they develop. And the fact that orthodontic treatments like braces and retainers also result in gorgeous smiles, is an added – and very welcome bonus.

At Raleigh Orthodontics, we take great smiles personally. Dr Bert and his Raleigh Orthodontics team are committed to providing you expert customized Orthodontic care personally designed by Dr. Bert and delivered at each visit by Dr. Bert and his highly experienced team. Call today for a free consultation. 919-847-6364

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Dr. Bert Kelling
Board Certified Orthodontist
Raleigh Orthodontics

Win an iPad Mini – Raleigh Orthodontics Cutest Pet Contest

Raleigh Orthodontics Cutest Pet Contest

cutest IconSubmit a cute photo of you and a cute pet to our Facebook contest and invite your friends and family to vote for it! The five entries with the most votes will be our finalists. Our team will choose the winner from the finalists, who will receive…

An iPad mini!!!!

The contest is running on our Facebook page, but we have three ways to enter:
1) Click here to visit our Facebook page and enter or vote
2) Email your photo to info@drbert.net
3) Enter your photo directly from your smartphone:

–On Twitter, tweet your photo with hashtag #raleighorthopet
–On Instagram, post your photo with hashtag #raleighorthopet
*Don’t  forget to include both your and your pet’s name!

Once you enter your photo, ask your family and friends to vote for yours. Don’t have a pet? No worries, you can enter a friends pet as long as you appear in the photo!

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Cutest Pet Contest Overview

Win an iPad mini courtesy of Raleigh Orthodontics!! Simply submit a cute photo of you and a cute pet to our Facebook contest and invite your friends and family to vote for it! The five entries with the most votes will be our finalists. Our team will choose the winner from the finalists.

Eligibility
To enter, you must be a patient of Raleigh Orthodontics.
Multiple Entries and Votes per Person
You may submit multiple entries but only one vote per person will be counted.

Content
Questionable content will not be considered. We retain sole discretion as to what constitutes appropriate content.

Rights
By entering the contest, entrants agree to have their submitted name displayed on our website and used by us for any purpose, at any time, without any fee or other form of compensation.

Disqualification
Entrants will be disqualified immediately if it is determined that he/she created or participated in a Facebook Vote Exchange Group or other voting exchange, or if the photo is not authentic. In addition, we reserve the right to disqualify users, without notice, and for any reason.

Welcome to Raleigh Orthodontics

Orthodontics Care and Braces

Raleigh Orthodontics and Dr Bert KellingYour child’s smile is personal. If your youngster isn’t smiling, or doesn’t feel great about his or her smile, you’re not smiling either. If you’re not smiling because of how your teeth look, you may not be enjoying life to the fullest.
At Raleigh Orthodontics, we take great smiles personally. Raleigh Orthodontics is committed to providing you expert personalized braces care, customized and delivered each visit by me and my highly experienced team.

Raleigh Orthodontics dedication to your personal care is rooted in my original interest in being a doctor. When I was a little boy my mother told me that the best thing to do in life is to find a way to help people. Her father was a successful physician for nearly 50 years. So, at age 14 I made the decision to be a dentist. With encouragement and lots of help from my parents I stuck to that goal for the next 15 years until finishing my orthodontics training at Harvard University in Boston, the same city where my grandfather completed his medical education.

Practicing Orthodontics

What heartened me during those 15 years of hard work, and helped to sustain my dream to practice dentistry, was a sense of purpose to create an orthodontics practice where there were few if any limits on how well I could help people within my chosen profession. Little did I know that the blessing of practicing orthodontics is not only do we have a great opportunity to give people a beautiful healthy smile that lasts a lifetime, but we also get to know our families personally and have many opportunities to share their joys and sorrows. Through this closeness we enjoy the fruit of authentic relationships that form the basis for truly helping people where they need help the most. We’re particularly enthusiastic about helping people achieve a beautiful smile for a lifetime through orthodontics care and braces.
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In 2005 I was led by the Holy Spirit to dedicate Raleigh Orthodontics to the Lord Jesus Christ. This came from the realization in my heart that my success in practice was established more by what the Lord has done/is doing in my life than by my own efforts. Rooted in Christ, we ask daily for opportunities to represent Him the best we can and ask for His help in the treatment we provide, recognizing that each person who comes through our door has been sent to us for a reason, dental or otherwise. It is our goal to discover these reasons, respect those who seek our help, and serve them with the highest levels of care.

Orthodontics Raleigh NC and Personal Care

So, what started as a dream to help people with orthodontics care and braces has been lifted to a calling to serve the Lord, which has given us the blessing of finding that as we care abundantly for others we reap the greatest benefit for ourselves. This is certainly what my mom knew way back then.

These many years later, it is our blessing and joy at Raleigh Orthodontics to serve our family of patients with orthodontics care and braces and help them have a beautiful smile to last a lifetime. Call Raleigh Orthodontics today…Why Wait?…call 919-847-6364 to schedule a consultation.

Dr. Bert Kelling
Board Certified Orthodontist
Raleigh Orthodontics