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Emergency Orthodontic Care!

October 29th, 2012

Our team knows that orthodontic emergencies are never convenient nor timely. If you are a patient of record, our team is committed to your dental health and we are more than willing to see you after hours or over the weekend. As a general rule, you should call the office when you experience severe pain or when you have a painful appliance problem that you can’t take care of yourself. We’ll be able to schedule an appointment to resolve the problem. If you have an orthodontic emergency after regular office hours, please give us a call. If you are calling us after hours, please follow the emergency prompts to learn how you may be able to solve the problem yourself, or, if you cannot, how to get in contact with our team.

Common issues include:
*Broken Brace
*Broken Wires
*Tie has come off of a Brace
*Loose Expander
*Poking Wire Tie
*Sharpness Felt on the Tongue Side of a Brace
*Loss of a Separator
*Initial Soreness
*Wire Poking

You might be surprised to learn that you may be able to temporarily solve many problems yourself until you visit our office, but please never hesitate to call!

Summer Word Scramble Contest WINNER!

September 23rd, 2009

Allie was the Grand Prize Winner of our "Summer Word Scramble" Contest which ended August 20th! She successfully unscrambled all of the words throughout the summer months and won a $100 Back-To-School Gift certificate to Areopostle. Be sure and watch for our next office contest beginning in October!

Congratulations Allie!

--Hilliard Orthodonics

Dr. Hilliard Around the Web

August 13th, 2009

If you've ever visited us at Dr. Hilliard's office, you already know that Dr. Hilliard and the rest of the team love connecting with their patients. We love the ability to communicate with all of you online too! Besides our web site and our blog, Dr. Hilliard is on many other networks too!

What are you doing this summer? from Dr. Hilliard!

August 7th, 2009

Its summer here for the team at Dr. Hilliard's office, a season full of vacations, adventures and great memories. Whether you are headed to a barbeque, a camping trip, or just having fun in the sun, we want to hear about it! Leave a comment on our blog and tell us about your summer!

Happy Travels,

-From Dr. Hilliard

Summer Fun with Dr. Hilliard

July 29th, 2009

Here at Dr. Hilliard's office, we like to have a little fun, especially during the summer!


If you haven't heard yet, our weekly word scramble contest is on! Check out the Office Fun & Games page of our web site, and download this week's wordscrambles. You may enter multiple times, and the more you enter, the more chances to win a drawing for a fabulous prize!

The prizes include a choice of: a trip for you and five of your friends or family to the movies, or a $100 gift card to a shop of your choice!

Drop off your submissions at our office, and GOOD LUCK!

--Dr. Hilliard

Take This Fun Soda Pop Quiz From Dr. Hilliard

May 15th, 2009


We at Dr. Hilliard's office want to know, where does all that soda pop go?

On average, the typical person consumes over 50 gallons of soda pop per year! The amount of acid and sugar found in a can of soda can cause serious tooth decay and lead to cavities, gum disease, and even tooth loss!

We at Dr. Hilliard's office know that you don’t want to lose your teeth, so take the soda pop quiz, presented by the Minnesota Dental Association, and learn more about how to keep your smile healthy.

It’s a fun interactive quiz, so enjoy! From Dr. Hilliard.

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