Patient Rewards: Earn Gift Cards!

giftcardsWhat would you do with an iTunes, Starbucks, or Outback Steakhouse gift card? Well, how would you like one for free?

With the Appel Ortho Patient Rewards and Kids Club program, you can get free gift cards when you rack up enough points. Points are earned for things like being on time to your appointment, getting A’s in school, participating in office activities, referring friends, and wearing your appliance like you’re supposed to. Your rewards account can be managed from our office or online.

Some patients have already gotten gift cards:

When I got my first few points I was really excited to get more because I wanted to get a gift card. When I got enough points, I ordered my gift card and it came in the mail within 2 days. I love using my points to get Starbucks gift cards because they’re my favorite. I’m glad I go to Appel Ortho.- Olivia C.

Others have great plans for what they will do:

So for the rewards I’m hoping to get 350 points by the time I’m done. And get a $10 gift card to cold stone for 100 points. Also to get a $25 gift card to aēropostale for 250 points. Thank you so much! I love having the patient rewards! -Grace C

To find out more about the program, visit our Patient Rewards page.

If you’re not a member, ask for a card at your next appointment and start planning what you’ll do with your gift card!

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Appel Ortho named an Invisalign Elite Preferred Provider for 2014


Invisalign Philadelphia top providerInvisalign has again named Appel Orthodontics an Elite Preferred Provider of Invisalign and Invisalign Teen for 2014. We’re also ranked in the top 1% of all Invisalign providers in North America.

This is just a fancy way of saying that we have a LOT of experience in straightening smiles using the Invisalign system, and Invisalign knows and trusts us. We are the longest-standing 1% provider in Philadelphia, meaning we have the most experience with Invisalign in the area–more than 200 Invisalign patients each year. That’s a lot of beautiful smiles! [Read more…]

Appel Patient named Miss Philadelphia’s Outstanding Teen!

Philadelphia Pageant OrthodontistCongratulations to Abby Rodgers, who was recently named Miss Philadelphia’s Outstanding Teen for 2013!

Abby, a junior at Saint Basil Academy and an orthodontic patient of Dr. Appel’s, won the contest based on several factors: public speaking and support of a cause (bullying prevention and self-esteem), fitness, talent (in Abby’s case, vocal talent), and poise and beauty—which includes the beautiful pageant smile Abby got with the help of Dr. Appel!

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Announcing SimpliClear braces!

Exciting news--new clear braces!

Here at Appel Orthodontics we’re offering a brand-new alternative to traditional metal braces! Called SimpliClear, this new system uses not only the clear brackets we’ve always offered, but also completely clear “WIRES”!

It’s the first-ever completely clear braces system. SimpliClear uses cutting-edge technology and computers to pre-fabricate a series of customized “wires” made of a completely clear polymer material to gently and effectively move your teeth into your perfect Dr. Appel smile. This offers an alternative to patients who were not previously eligible for Invisalign treatment. It’s also a wonderful alternative for patients with nickel or metal allergies.

To learn more, check out the SimpliClear website.

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Summer schedule

Smile--it's summer! Don't forget about your summer orthodontic appointments! School’s almost out, which means things are going to get REALLY busy here at Appel Orthodontics really soon! We love the warmer season here, and we’re getting ready for a great one. Just a reminder that as of June 16th, we will be switching to our summertime schedule. We won’t be here for any more Saturdays until September.

The hours our office are available for summer appointments are:

Krewstown Road Office:
Monday:  1:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM to 4:45 PM
(Every Other) Wednesday: 9:00 AM to 12 PM
Thursday: 1:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM to 12:45 PM

Southampton Office:
Tuesday: 9:00 AM to 12:45 PM

Spots fill up fast in the summer. If you’re overdue for an appointment, or if something’s wiggily, pinchy or pokey, give us a call as soon as possible so we can get you in.

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Welcome Spring with a Winning Smile!

Welcome Spring!

Spring Invisalign Braces

Don’t forget to brush during your vacation!

We love the warm months here at Appel Orthodontics.  With Spring Break approaching fast, we’re getting ready to get extra busy while our patients get a few weeks off. Just remember, you only get off from school, not working on your smiles! If you’re one of our extra good patients who remembers every day to brush in the morning after breakfast, when you get home from school, and before you go to bed, (who are we kidding? Of COURSE you are!) make extra sure to keep that up during your vacation. Plaque keeps working, even when you’re not, so keep up with your brushing and flossing while you’re enjoying the beautiful weather.