"Make Your Bed; Brush Your Teeth" A special blog post by Dr. McEntire

I am currently reading Admiral William Mcaven's Make Your Bed, and am inspired to say the least! It's interesting to consider that each day is a summation of decision points. We all have multiple decisions we make each day. Some days contain more decisions than others, and some days hold more important decisions than others. I think we'd all agree that making the "right" decisions would lead to a better day. 

Every morning we wake up to start the day's routine, and within that routine we can include some positive efforts that will set us up for success: make your bed before you leave the bedroom, and brush your teeth before you leave the house. Making the bed is an active decision to pursue order in your day, and your room will look mostly well-kept even if there are other things that need to be put away. Brushing your teeth is the first healthy decision you can make in your day. Choosing "order" and "health" will hopefully start us on a positive trend that will lead to a day of success. 

This summer, we hope that you're all resting and spending time with friends and family! 

-- Dr. Mc

Pick up your Amley McEntire Ortho T-Shirts at your next appointment!

Our very own Katie sported her Amley McEntire Ortho tee in PARIS!

Our very own Katie sported her Amley McEntire Ortho tee in PARIS!

We just received a new shipment of Amley McEntire Orthodontic t-shirts in various colors and sizes.  Make sure you ask for one at your next appointment! Every time you wear your t-shirt in for an appointment, you will earn brace bucks.. and you'll look great too ;) Going on vacation this summer? Wear your new tee and tag us in your picture!

Success for our Salvation Army "Spring Cleaning" drive!

Thank you SO much to our patients and friends who donated to our "Spring Cleaning" drive benefiting the St. Petersburg Salvation Army.  The Salvation Army is such an important part of our community, and we were so happy to help out.  Dr. McEntire delivered the items to one of their wonderful representatives, Randi-lynn Farrell,  last week with his side-kick (and youngest daughter) Rosie. 

Again.. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for your donations and enthusiasm!!


Is Invisalign right for you?

Invisalign, which offers "the clear alternative to braces," is a widely used product in orthodontic treatment. Below are some common questions that we hear regarding this popular system. 

What is Invisalign?

 Using a sequence of clear, removable aligners our patients are able to accomplish orthodontic goals without the use of braces. This is an ever-expanding technology that has brought a lot of excitement to our team and our patients.

What are the perks of Invisalign? 

With Invisalign, there are no eating restrictions, and removable aligners can be taken out for an interview, presentation, or performance.

Is Invisalign an option for every patient?

While it is not the best course of treatment for ALL patients,  Drs. Amley and McEntire will help you determine whether or not a portion if not all of your orthodontic care can be accomplished with this system.

What's it like having Invisalign at Amley McEntire Orthodontics?

The first step is to complete a digital scan (no "impressions") with our state of the art Itero Element Scanner.  From there, the treatment plan is developed with our doctors and the Invisalign technician. We are then ready to start treatment that can be as brief as 5-6 months for limited needs.

Please take a moment to learn more about either of these systems at the links below, and ask about Invisalign at your next appointment!



Contribute to our "Spring Cleaning" drive benefiting the Salvation Army!

The Amley McEntire team is hosting a "Spring Cleaning" drive throughout the month of April to benefit the Salvation Army of St. Petersburg.  We will be collecting the following items and providing brace bucks to our contributing patients...

  • Laundry detergent
  • Clorox wipes
  • Air Fresheners (i.e. Febreze)
  • Disinfectant

You can bring your donations to your next appointment, or drop them off at your convenience.  The folks at Salvation Army are so appreciative of the support, and we thank you in advance for helping us provide some extra supplies for this wonderful organization and the men, women and children they serve.


Throw Back Thursday- Canterbury High School Students Dressed for Service

For this "throw back Thursday", we'd like to highlight an event that actually took place earlier in 2017. In January, our friends at Canterbury High School completed their first annual service day to give back to the St. Petersburg community.  We were honored to provide the day's uniform, a unifying t-shirt displaying the quote by Mahatma Ghandi "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others". We have loved seeing the Amley McEntire logo on these fine high school students and were proud to be a very small part of this day.  What an awesome way to have started the semester! Way to go guys. 

"Do it yourself braces"... Fact or Fiction?

In recent months, the term "do it yourself braces" has made headlines.   In fact, Dr. McEntire was approached by a local news station to be a subject matter expert and was interviewed for a news segment which aired this month! Here are the facts...

  • You can find ANYTHING on the internet. The fact that someone else did it, does not make it safe.
  • Orthodontists spent 6-7 years after college learning about the ideal position, shape, and health of each tooth. They're available to help!
  • Trying to move a tooth yourself could alter your bite, and the results could be very unstable.

Did you know that a consultation to meet with an orthodontist is typically free of charge? We recommend speaking directly with an orthodontist to help you determine your best course of action when it comes to straightening your teeth.  While "do it yourself braces" may sound intriguing, there are some negative outcomes that are easily avoided by simply seeking professional guidance.