Monday, August 30, 2010

The SureSmile® advantage at Buena Vista Orthodontics

At Buena Vista Orthodontics, we offer a variety of different orthodontic treatments - including Invisalign and the Damon System - designed to help give our patients the beautiful smiles they deserve. While there are so many effective treatments available, SureSmile is one of the top treatments in our Burbank office!

SureSmile gets our patients out of braces twice as fast, and with less discomfort than with most conventional treatments. Patients also spend less time in our office and more time smiling. Instead of Dr. Merilynn Yamada bending an archwire by hand, a SureSmile wire is custom-shaped by a robot. When the wire is inserted, each tooth moves directly to the prescribed position. It's this precise movement that enables such great results with a shorter treatment time.

For more information on SureSmile, head to our website or give us a call at (818) 846-3774. Happy Monday and have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Dr. Merilynn Yamada, reminding you to wear your mouth guards

With the Dog Days of summer here for only another four weeks, our staff at Buena Vista Orthodontics would like to take this time to remind our young athletes wearing braces to take care of both your mouth and appliances while participating in contact sports (and non-contact sports) this fall. After all, we know this is a busy time of year sports-wise, whether kids are playing baseball in the park or getting ready for high school football in Burbank and surrounding areas.

Dr. Merilynn Yamada wants you to know that only by using a mouth guard can kids with and without braces avoid serious sports injuries. So, the next time you're in for a visit with Drs. Yamada or Abbink, we strongly encourage you to ask us for a mouth guard, and we will provide one! Have a great rest of the week and don't forget to "Like" us on Facebook for a chance to win amazing prizes this fall!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Like Buena Vista Orthodontics on Facebook, win GREAT prizes!

At Buena Vista Orthodontics, we value the relationships we’ve developed with our patients over the years. Even if you visit our office on a regular basis, did you know you can always connect with Dr. Yamada on Facebook and other social networks?

In fact, by “Liking” us at, you will be automatically entered for a chance to win five great prizes this summer, including:

1st place: $100 gift certificate to Best Buy.

2nd place: $50 gift certificate to Best Buy.

3rd place: Three awards of $25 gift certificates to Best Buy.

By “Liking” us on Facebook, you also will receive news, updates and contest announcements, including our upcoming video contest in which you can win an Apple iPad – all through your news feed!

Contest ends Tuesday, September 3rd, when we will have a drawing.

See you on Facebook and GOOD LUCK everyone!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Dr. Merilynn Yamada, breaking down the myths about orthodontics

At Buena Vista Orthodontics, trust us when we say we're aware that there are quite a few myths out there about orthodontics (and orthodontists) as well. But before you buy into those myths, Dr. Merilynn Yamada and our entire staff want you to get the facts first! Our friends at the American Association of Orthodontists help set the record straight (no pun intended) by providing some information that sheds some light on the myths and facts of orthodontics. We encourage you to check them out!

If you have any questions about braces or your orthodontic treatment at our convenient Burbank office, please feel free to give us a call at (818) 846-3774!

We hope you're having a wonderful summer :)