Passionate about the Art of Orthodontics
By Regina Arnold
Dr. Alana Saxe of Saxe Orthodontics began her interest in orthodontics with she was 11 years old. Seeing what her orthodontist was able to do to her teeth made her think he was a miracle worker. She truly loves what she gets to do every day. “I have a dynamic career that is both challenging and fun and I love the ever evolving science and art of orthodontics,” said Dr. Saxe, “I believe orthodontics is an incredible lifelong gift to give your child or yourself, our smile says so much about us.”
Dr. Saxe is passionate about her job and cherishes the close relationships she gets to build with her patients. “My patients are the fantastic youth of our community. I get to make beautiful changes to their smiles, and watch them grow up as well. They share with me their report cards, their team trophies or their fashion statements. A shy patient the other day surprised us with a beautiful singing performance that made me well up with tears. There is never a dull moment at the office.” she said.
Saxe Orthodontics strives to set themselves apart from other orthodontist offices. One of the things that make them so great is offering a kid friendly environment. The office plays music and videos that kids can enjoy. They also hold office contests that awards generous prizes. A token reward system is used to compensate kids for good brushing, making timely appointments, not breaking any braces, etc. Using the tokens, kids can redeem them for gift certificates for iTunes, Target, or Game Stop.
The boutique style orthodontist office offers a family friendly environment. “Boutique practices offer personal care and attention that often gets lost in large corporate dental offices that provide care by multiple orthodontists. We know all of our patients and families by name,” Dr. Saxe said. The highly trained staff at Saxe Orthodontics assists in making each visit a pleasant one.
The spacious lounge encourages families to relax while waiting and there are three Xbox games and a video wall available for use. Parents can also sit next to their children and observe procedures in the treatment area. If parents prefer to go next door to the Coffee Bean or get a manicure at the neighboring nail bar during their kid’s appointment, Saxe Orthodontics keeps the patient safe in the office until the parent returns.
They also offer a kids club for patient’s siblings that are under the age of 7. There are prizes for them every time they come in as well as activities to keep them occupied. At age 7, kids’ club members become eligible for the growth and guidance program which consists of complimentary hygiene exams and tooth brushing coaching as well as annual consultations with Dr. Saxe to evaluate proper tooth eruption and growth.
Saxe Orthodontics goes above and beyond for their patients by offering late office hours for after school appointments and every patient has Dr. Saxe’s personal cell phone number. “We are available to our patients 24/7 for questions or emergency needs. Our patients also get two sets of retainers. I have learned that kids lose their retainers often. I do this in an effort to keep kids out of trouble with their parents. Our office motto is “Peace Love Braces” after all,” Dr. Saxe said.
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