Archives For: July 2016

Advanced, comprehensive care for every need.

At Margolis Orthodontics, Dr. Margolis and his skilled, highly competent staff offer the full scope of modern orthodontic services and treatment. Whatever your needs, we meet them with skill and proven methods, including the full range of fixed orthodontic appliances and leading-edge materials. Dr. Margolis is also a certified provider for the Incognito® lingual braces system and the Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® systems. In addition, we have a state-of-the-art office with all-digital record-keeping.

Top-quality care for attractive, confident smiles.

* Adolescent & adult orthodontics
* Dental-orthopedic & craniofacial problems
* Thorough, detailed diagnostics & treatment planning
* Conservative early intervention for pediatric/pre-teen children
* Proven methods & top-quality materials
* Cosmetic-clear, traditional & lingual braces
* Self ligating braces, In-Ovation®
* Certified preferred provider for Invislign® and Invisalign Teen®
* Habit-control & functional appliances
* Sterilization procedures meet or exceed CDC guidelines

Dedicated to personalized, compassionate, ethical care.

Here at Margolis Orthodontics, we’re dedicated to providing the very best orthodontic experience. We are caring, compassionate people who are guided by ethics. Dr. Margolis is a hands-on specialist who isn’t afraid to do things himself… and to ensure they’re done right. We give you and your child the personalized attention everyone deserves. We are a high-tech, “high-touch” practice characterized by communication, teamwork, honesty, patience and excellent results… and a fun, comfortable environment for all! We also make a priority of being available and accessible when you need us.

Practicing in Western Massachussetts for more than 15 years, Dr. Margolis and his team have helped put straight, beautiful smiles on the faces of thousands of your friends and neighbors. And during that time, he has always proven that listening to and taking time with patients, being fully dedicated to their individual needs and making sure they are comfortable through the entire process make successful treatments and happy patients.

For a straighter, natural-looking smile that’s yours for a lifetime, we encourage you to meet the staff at Margolis Orthodontics. They set the standard for individualized orthodontic care in the Pioneer Valley. Call our Wilbraham office today at (413) 596-9657 or use our online Request an Appointment form.

Meet Jake

So you go to your dentist and he says “I think you need to get evaluated forbraces”!! Mom tells you what to expect and she sets up an appointment with Dr. Margolis. You come in to see Dr. Margolis and he tells you what to expect. Wouldn’t it be nice to hear what to expect from one of the patients!!!

We would like to introduce you to Jake. Jake had his braces put on last week and has agreed to share his experience with us. We will be posting a blog note and pictures of Jake about every six weeks until he gets his braces taken off so that you can monitor his progress.

In his own words:

Hi my name is Jake. I want to tell you about my braces and how it’s going so far. I am 13 years old and in the 7th grade at Baird Middle School in Ludlow. My favorite subject is sci tech and computer class. I want to be an engineer when I grow up. I want to design and build things. I have three brothers, all had or need braces. I have a dog named Sampson who is an American Eskimo. I adopted him from the shelter and he is really cool. We also have another dog named Buddy who is a beagle. I am a very kind guy and very huggable.

The first time I came to see Dr. Margolis, I was very comfortable. He is very nice and described what to expect very well. I liked that he spoke to ME, not only my parents. When Dr. Margolis told me I needed braces, I was not surprised because I went to another orthodontist but wanted to try out seeing Dr. Margolis. I liked him right away and said I wanted him to do my braces.

I had molds done of my teeth. It felt very funny. The x-rays were weird because it felt like a robot, but it did not hurt at all. I was not nervous about anything because I think he prepared me for everything he was going to do.

Putting the braces on did not hurt while at the office. Later that night it was sore and my teeth ached a lot. They ached for a day or two. A good food to eat was applesauce, pudding, ice cream, jello, macaroni and cheese (make it extra soft and milky) tuna fish and yogurt. Advil worked better than Tylenol for the pain I had the first few days. The first week I could not eat chewy food because my teeth hurt when they closed. Every day they get better and better. At times already I am forgetting I even have them!

I think they look OK and I’m not worried about how they look. I picked green, white and red bands on the braces for the Italian flag. I think I will pick different colors each time I go. Brushing my teeth takes longer than usual but I am trying to do a good job. I think the worst is over and I feel confident that these braces are going to work.

Summer 2011

Our summer started off like no other one we have ever had. Our town and the towns around us experienced a tornado. Many of our patients were affected by this natural disaster. It amazed us that throughout this difficult time our patients came in for their appointments. Even when they didn’t have electricity our patients kept smiling! We admire them for that!

Our Summer Contest “Flat Dr. Margolis” was a lot of fun. Our patients took a cut out of Dr. Margolis’s head along with them on their summer adventures and sent us pictures of the fun. Flat Dr. Margolis went to the Vatican, Monaco, China, Las Vegas and many beaches. He also piloted a helicopter and spent time in jail. Our patients are so creative.

The winners of the contest were Hayley and Will McCury who had Flat Dr.Margolis relaxing up in a very large tree and Jake DeSantis who had a underwater swim with Dr. Margolis, goggles and all! We hope the winners enjoy their Visa gift cards.

In September we kicked off our 5th annual coat drive. We are collecting coats, scarfs, gloves, mittens and hats. Many coats have already been brought in. Last year we were able to bring over 100 coats to the Survival Center. We hope to be able to beat that number this year.

We appreciate our patients. Thanks to all of them that made this summer very special for all of us.

Have an attractive smile that’s truly remarkable from an expert’s perspective. Call us in Wilbraham today at (413) 596-9657 or use our online Request an Appointment form.

Margolis Orthodontics

For nearly 20 years, Dr. Michael Margolis is a highly trained and experienced dental specialist. Over the years, he has helped thousands of children and adults have healthy, appealing smiles… and the confidence and self-esteem we all deserve. A natural problem-solver with a background in orthodontic academia and research, Dr. Margolis today has a reputation among patients, parents and referring dentists for skill, dedication and consistently excellent results.

Dr. Margolis is one of a select few dental specialists in the United States and the only orthodontist in Western Mass to complete a full five-year residency in orthodontics. He has taught orthodontics at the University of Connecticut’s School of Dental Medicine for nearly two decades.

Unsurpassed credentials from the forefront of orthodontics.

Straightening smiles is a subtle, complex science. Which is why skill and capability are so important to you or your child’s treatment outcomes. An active faculty member in the Department of Orthodontics at UConn for nearly two decades, Dr. Margolis also has years of orthodontic research experience to his credit. All of this is a big part of why he’s known as one of the area’s most trustworthy, high-quality orthodontic providers. A unique, complete perspective focused on outcomes.

While most orthodontic training programs last two to three years, Dr. Margolis completed a five-year program that gave him better training on the full course of treatment. Also, as a teacher of orthodontic residents, he has access to the latest methods and technologies, which he is able to critically evaluate thanks to his research experience. As a result, Dr. Margolis has a unique and complete perspective on orthodontic care and is frequently called on for second opinions by parents and dentists.

At the forefront of orthodontics development, Dr. Margolis is privy to the latest advances in early intervention , adolescent orthodontics and adult orthodontics. In fact, Margolis Orthodontics offers a complete array of teeth straightening treatments, from clear plastic aligners for minor corrections to cosmetic Incognito® lingual braces for conditions such as crossbite or misaligned teeth and crowded or crooked teeth. With his extensive knowledge and experience, Dr. Margolis knows which treatment is appropriate and what will work for whom, using only procedures that are proven safe and effective.

Now you can kiss your overbite or underbite goodbye. Have an attractive smile that’s truly remarkable from an expert’s perspective. Call us in Wilbraham today at (413) 596-9657 or use our online Request an Appointment form.

Winter 2012

We have had a busy few months at Margolis Orthodontics! We held a contest for our patients to make a video on “Why Dr. Margolis Makes Me Smile ” Many great videos were made and our patients chose Karlie Paull as the winner.We hope she enjoys her $50.00 Visa Gift Card! You can view all the videos on our Facebook page.

Our February contest was to guess the amount of Hershey Kisses in a jar. Everyone wanted to eat the Kisses! The winner of this contest was Tyler Dunn.We hope he enjoys his prize….the jar of kisses! We did instruct him to brush after eating all that chocolate!

We have a new video on YouTube and it is AWESOME! It is titled “Margolis Orthodontics 2012″. Check it out and you may see someone you know wishing you a Happy Valentines Day!

February is Dental Health month. Dr. Margolis spent time in area schools speaking to the students about oral hygiene and orthodontics. The students had many good questions. We saw many of our patients at their schools. We love to see their smiles!

March is almost here.Come in and ”SEE” us and enter our current contest “Match Our Eyes” If you would like to contact us about treatment for you or someone in your family you can call us at (413) 596-9657. We would be happy to set up a “New Patient” appointment for you and then you can experience the Margolis Orthodontics difference.