Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Got Justin Bieber FEVER? Barnett Ortho spoofs his choice on invisalign vs braces.

Justin Bieber wants his teeth straight just as much as the next person, but apparently, not with traditional metal braces! As you can see in the video below, this teen sensation opted for Invisalign Teen -- a clear invisible alternative to metal braces. Only recently did Invisalign become available to teenagers and its popularity is growing based on the trends we see in our practice. Invisalign is not for all problems, so if interested, be sure to ask Dr. Barnett if it's right for you.

Familiar with Bieber's "BABY" song, check out our short silly remake of the chorus to poke fun at his choice of Invisalign over braces. Do you think Bieber is being a "Big Baby" about how sore it makes his teeth?

Barnett Orthodontic is a Premier Provider of Invisalign and Invisalign Teen in the Akron Ohio Area. We are located in Barberton Ohio and serve patients from numerous surrounding communities. Call us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment 330-745-4497.

Monday, December 13, 2010


Congratulations to Morgan and Allyson. Morgan brought in the most food items and Allyson won the drawing for everyone who brought at least one food item into the office.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this wonderful cause.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Barnett Othodontics Gives Back...and so did SO MANY of our patients. 450 lbs of food!!!

We wanted to thank our wonderful patients for donating so much food for the needy over the last six weeks. We are happy to report that we collected over 450 pounds of food for the Akron Canton Regional Food Bank.

On October 15th, our entire office volunteered at the Food Bank and bagged over 1600 bags of cereal. We had a great time giving back to our community.

A special thanks to our patient, Zach Sheppard for joining us on our volunteer day. His mom works for the Food Bank and he generously gave his time to our cause.


Most amount of food donated ($30 to Summit Mall)--Morgan

Random drawing for all who donated ($20 to Summit Mall)--Allyson

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mouthguards...Football, Basketball and ROLLER DERBY!?!

Our first annual Mouthguard Day was a terrific success. We met a lot of new people, saw some of our old patients, and most importantly made affordable custom mouthguards to protect a lot of smiles.
While we had a lot of high school athletes come in for a mouthguard, some of the more interesting mouthguards we made were for two of the members of the Rubber City Rollergirls, an all female Roller Derby Team. While their roller derby names may be silly, "MC HamHer" and "Dead Eye HuntHer", the sport is very serious and growing in popularity.

If your not familiar with them, be sure to check them out though the link provided.

A big thank you to the entire Team at Barnett Orthodontics for an amazing job organizing and planning this event specifically Ruth and Robin.
The proceeds from the event will be donated to the Summa Dental Health Clinic.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Congrats Miss Ohio Teen USA-- Barnett Orthodontics Patient

Becoming Miss Ohio Teen USA takes more than a beautiful smile, but straight teeth are certainly an important part of the package!

We were excited to learn recently that our past patient, Bridget Linton was crowned Miss Teen Ohio 2010. Bridget is an amazing person both inside and out and has used her position this year to work with different organizations such as the American Heart Association, Girl Talk and D.A.R.E. She has visited Ohio schools to encourage children to become aware of their inner beauty and promote a positive self image.

Congratulations Bridget and keep up the amazing work as Miss Ohio Teen USA!

Follow bridget on Facebook or on her blog by clicking on the links.

Barnett Orthodontics provides braces and invisalign to adults and children in the Akron Ohio area and surrounding communities including Barberton, Norton, Manchester, Canal Fulton, Copley, Uniontown, Green, Wadsworth, North Canton, Portage Lakes, Doylestown, Coventry, and Fairlawn.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Barnett Ortho Gives Back: HELP us HELP Our Community

While "creating" smiles is a daily occurrence at Akron's Barnett Orthodontics, this month we hope to be creating smiles of a different sort, on the faces of those a little less fortunate.

In the month of October, our team will be volunteering at a local food shelter, the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank. We will be helping with the organizing and packaging of their food donations. The food bank helps to feed people and fight hunger by providing food and other essential products to food pantries, hot meal sites, shelters and other hunger-relief programs. We are certain it will make a lot of people smile!

Considering the fact that we have the opportunity to work with almost a thousand area patients, we will be collecting food items for donations to the food bank.

We would LOVE your help!

Please bring in a non-perishable food item to assist us in our efforts. The items most needed are:
  • boxed cereal
  • peanut butter
  • canned tuna
  • canned vegetables
  • canned stew
  • canned soups
WIN $50.00

Everyone who brings in a food donation will be entered into a drawing for a $20.00 gift card to Summit Mall.

The person who brings in the most food items will win a $30.00 gift card to Summit Mall.

We look forward to working with our patients in giving back to our community. We greatly appreciate your support!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Mouthguard Day at Barnett Orthodontics, Sept 22nd

Save your Smile- Wear a Mouthguard

Our non-profit, Mouthguard Day is upon us...Wednesday September 22nd

Cost of a custom athletic mouthguard, $20.00

All proceeds with go to support the Summa Dental Clinic of Akron

The Summa Dental Clinic sees 850 patients each month and provides a much needed service to the uninsured residents of our community

Contact our Team at Barnett Orthodontics, Barberton Ohio to learn more

Monday, August 2, 2010

Shaquille O'Neal's Mouthguard costs $2995.00...

Later this summer/early fall we will be operating a one day only Mouthguard clinic. While Shaq's mouthguard costs almost $3000.00, we will be making you a similar style CUSTOM professional mouthguard at a very affordable price. The Mouthguard Clinic will be open to ANYONE, not just our patients.

Our intentions are to keep cost VERY LOW. It will probably be priced at/near a good boil-and-bite style mouthguard one could get from a sporting goods store. The mouthguard itself, however, will be significantly stronger, better and more protective than a boil-bite-mouthguard. Stay tuned for the date and time.

I came across this article about mouthguards (Big-League Chew), in the August issue of Time Magazine. It's rather entertaining and provides a quick look at the edge a good mouthguard can give to an athlete's performance.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Invisible Retainers at Akron's Barnett Orthodontics

When you finish your braces or Invisalign treatment at Barnett Orthodontics, you can instantly show off your amazing smile and not have to worry about wearing those bulky, acrylic and metal wire retainers.

By staying at the forefront of technological advancements, Barnett Orthodontics, has a 10 year history of using retainers that are glued in behind your teeth or making them out of a clear invisible plastic. These unnoticeable retainers are just as effective as the "old" Hawley type retainers but have the advantage of being completely undetectable. In fact, the clear removable retainers only have to be worn at night and if the retainer is glued in, it's ALWAYS working so you'll never risk that your teeth could move.

When your treatment is over at Barnett Orthodontics, you can show off that smile with your invisible retainers!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Contest Winner at Akron's Barnett Orthodontics

CONGRATULATIONS to Brooke, the winner of our most recent contest!
She won a family of stuffed animals.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Braces in Barberton—The Under Appreciated History of the Magic City

Barberton, Ohio, has a rich history dating back to the early 1900s. Despite our practice being located here for almost 30 years, many of our Team Members were unfamiliar with the great history of the city of Barberton. To better educate ourselves, recently, some of us attended the annual Barberton Historical Society Anna Dean Farm Walking Tour. Here are some of the highlights…

Founded by O.C. Barber, Barberton was constructed as an industrial city close to Akron and on the Ohio and Erie Canal. Diamond Match, owned and operated by O.C. Barber was located in the city and was the largest producer of matches in the United States producing 250 million matches a day. On the heels of the success of Diamond Match, O.C. Barber constructed one of the largest and most successful “super-farms” of its time. He mastered the principals of mass production, mechanization, innovation, and long-term planning. The 3,500 acre estate, with a daily operating expense of nearly $1,000, consisted of 12 acres of greenhouses, herds of top-quality livestock, several large barns, a piggery, poultry house, flour mill, concrete factory, brick works, creamery and a 40 acre park. On the highest part of the farm overlooking Barberton laid the 52 room, 50,000 square foot French Renaissance Revival mansion, reportedly described by the New York Times as the “finest mansion between New York and Chicago.” Fully completed in 1910, the mansion alone cost over $400,000 and required 18 months to finish.

Unfortunately the Barber Mansion was torn down in 1965 but many of the Barber Farm buildings have been restored and some are being used by local businesses. There is a wonderful historical society working hard to preserve the history of Barberton and Barnett Orthodontics is proud to be a business in the Barberton community.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

WIN $2,500-- American Association of Orthodontists announces "How Orthodontics Changed My Life" scholarship contest...

Check out this great contest sponsored by the American Association of Orthodontists...Win $2500.00!!!

The American Association of Orthodontists is sponsoring the “How Orthodontics Changed My Life” video contest. There will be two winners; each winner will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship.

The “How Orthodontics Changed My Life” video contest is open to students who are age 18 or under as of July 15, 2010 and who are legal residents of the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam and Canada. Contest participants must have completed active orthodontic treatment (braces must have been removed) and be in the active retention phase of treatment or have completed active retention. Contest entrants must have received orthodontic treatment from a member of the American Association of Orthodontists.

All entries must be postmarked by July 15, 2010. Videos submitted should be two minutes in length or less. Entries are limited to one per person. There is no fee to enter. Contest entrants should tell their stories on video, answering questions such as:

  • - What were you like before you had orthodontic treatment?
  • - How have you changed?
  • - How proud are you of your new smile?
  • - When did you notice changes in yourself?
  • - What kinds of changes have you noticed?
  • - What does your new smile mean to you?
  • - What would you say to others whose smiles make them self-conscious?

Before beginning work on your video, carefully review the Terms and Conditions. To submit an entry:
  • - Burn your video file onto a DVD or save it onto a USB flash drive

  • - Complete the “How Orthodontics Changed My Life” Video Scholarship - Contest Submission Agreement including all contact information and the signature requested at the end of the agreement form.

  • - Sign the form if you are 18. If you are under 18, the form must be signed by your parent or guardian

  • - Mail your DVD or USB drive and your signed submission agreement form, postmarked by July 15, 2010 to:

    Linda Gladden
    Director of Communications and Marketing
    American Association of Orthodontists
    401 N. Lindbergh Blvd.

    St. Louis, MO 63141

    You will receive a confirmation email message indicating that your submission has been received. Judging The 10 finalists and two scholarship winners will be selected by AAO communications staff and a team of AAO members serving on the Association’s Council on Communications.

    The judges will evaluate entries based on:

    • - Clarity of the entrant’s personal story
    • - Creativity in the approach of conveying the story
    • - Use of attractive and interesting visual elements
    • - Clear and comprehensible audio
    • - Effective and tasteful use of humor, if applicable
    • - Enthusiasm and positive perspective on orthodontic treatment

    Reporting of Results

    By August 15, 2010 all 10 finalist videos will be posted on the American Association of Orthodontists Web site, Braces.org, and on the AAO members’ site, AAOinfo.org. By August 15, 2010 the two winners will be announced. Finalists will be notified by phone or email before August 1 and winners will be notified by phone or email before August 15.

    Terms and Conditions

    • All videos submitted become the property of the American Association of Orthodontists and may be posted in multiple online outlets by the AAO, shown at orthodontic specialty meetings or used in advertising materials related to orthodontic treatment without compensation of the entrant
    • Winners agree to participate in public relations announcements by the AAO, including their names, contest video link information and photographs.

    • Each of the two winners will receive a $2,500 scholarship to be used toward their post-high school educational expenses at a college, university, vocational training or technical school.

    • All federal, state, and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the contest winners.

    • Decisions of the judges are final.

    • Submissions will be voided if discovered to have been obtained through fraud, or if they contain inappropriate content such as vulgarity, obscenity, lewd comments, pornographic images or violent images; or if they promote violence or disparage any person or entity; or if they contain trademarked or copyrighted material.

    • Submissions may not include video or audio content of any individuals other than the entrant.

    • Children of members of the American Association of Orthodontists, children of employees of AAO member offices and children of AAO employees are not eligible to enter the contest.

    • Patients and former patients of members of the panel of orthodontists designated to select the two winners are not eligible to enter the contest.

Friday, April 23, 2010

How much do you love your Mother?

If you've been in the office recently, you may have seen our current contest. It's time to get those creative juices flowing...In honor of Mother's Day, we'd love for you to write a short paragraph or poem about an influential mother or mother figure in your life. Your entry can be funny or serious. It can be a story, a haiku or even just one sentence. Just be creative in honoring your special lady.

Our Team will choose the entry that most strikes a chord within us (whether it tugs on our heartstrings or tickles our funny bones). The winner will get a $50.00 gift card to Summit Mall!

Ask your assistant at your next appointment for an entry form or you can email your entry to Dr. Barnett at drb@barnettortho.com.

We can't wait to read about the lovely ladies in your life!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Braces at age four? Not exactly...

At Barnett Orthodontics we know that a beautiful smile starts with education. Knowing how to properly care for our teeth is an integral part of achieving this. Therefore we've been actively seeking to educate our community's youth in proper brushing techniques to start those healthy habits early. After all, these could be our future patients. Pictured here is Dr. Barnett at a local preschool teaching 4 year olds the importance of taking care of those pearly whites!

It's never too early for dental preventative care, even in some cases, orthodontic treatment. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children receive their first orthodontic evaluation at the age of 7. If your dentist suggests a consultation or if you have any concerns regarding your child's smile, we would love to sit down with you. Give us a call today! 330.745.4497

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Barnett Orthodontics, Now Open Select Saturdays!

You've asked for it, and we've heard you-Akron's Barnett Orthodontics & Invisalign is now open on select Saturdays for your convenience. Call us today to schedule your appointment for braces or Invisalign!

Barnett Orthodontics
86 Conservatory Drive, Suite A
Barberton, Ohio 44321

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Distinguished Recognition: Invisalign 2010 Preferred Provider at Barnett Orthodontics

At Barnett Orthodontics, we are known for exceptional results. To achieve the ideal result, a certain level of expertise is necessary. One such product that demands a high level of expertise is Invisalign (invisible braces). Invisalign is a series of clear, removable aligners that are changed every two weeks to straighten your teeth without braces.

This year, Invisalign is honoring orthodontists who have completed a high number of cases with recognition, so the public can choose an orthodontist with proper training. According to Invisalign, "Invisalign Preferred Providers have the experience and training that you can rely on."

Barnett Orthodontics is one of only two orthodontists in the area with Preferred Provider Status. It's important to note, that general dentists can perform Invisalign, however they do not have 2-3 years of advanced training beyond dental school like an orthodontist.

Trust your smile to an orthodontist.

Trust your Invisalign, to a Preferred Invisalign Orthodontist Provider.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Candy Cane Contest Winner--$50.00 to Summit Mall

Grant won our most recent contest. He guessed the correct number of candy canes in our jar--303!

Grant won $50.00 to spend on whatever he wants at Summit Mall.

Thanks for the 300 people who entered our contest.