Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013
While we know that at All About Braces we offer an exceptional value to our patients (thus our tagline "Affordable Fees, Priceless Smiles), and are often one of the lowest cost providers in the marketplace, there is no alluding the fact that even with really low fees, for many families the cost of braces can be expensive. We try everything we can to make it as easy to budget and afford as we can by offering things like zero percent financing and flexible payment options. There is, however, another way that you can save yourselves a bundle on your braces. That is by using a Health Savings Account (HSA-- or sometime called an FSA depending on the plan). A health savings account is the perfect tool to help budget for orthodontia. With an HSA (which is usually offered by your employer) contributions can be withheld directly from a paycheck, and all contributions are removed PRE-TAX. What that means to you is that you do not have to pay income tax on any of the money you spend from the HSA. So, for example, if you pay $1,500 next year to your orthodontist (which we hope, of course, is us 8-)) out of your HSA and you normally pay 33% in income taxes, you would SAVE $500 in taxes by using the HSA. I mention this in my post now because typically you CAN NOT sign up for an HSA anytime you wish, but rather, in most cases, once a year when your company has you choose your benefit plans for the upcomming year. For most companies, that happens in the Fall of every year, so the time to think about this and start planning for it IS NOW. The even better news is that if you are just planning on starting braces now, you likely can use the tax advantages from an HSA to help you save in BOTH 2014 AND 2015. We can make payment arrangements that will allow you to maximize this benefit. Hoping this little bit of advice will help many of you save a bunch of money!
IN THE NATION THAT IS! Healthtap just named their bi-annual winners and not only was Dr. Baskin once again identified as THE #1 ORTHODONTIST IN THE STATE OF COLORADO, but Dr. Baskin was also named the #2 orthodontist IN THE NATION! As if these accolades were not enough, Dr.. Baskin was also named the #3 most influential doctor in the state across all medical specialties. Next time you see Dr. B offer her your warmest congrats! We are all so proud of her!
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Monday, July 1, 2013
Anyone notice the new 2013 issue of Colorado Parent Magazine's list of the "Best of the Best" that hit newsstands today? If you did, we hope you noticed that FOR THE SEOND YEAR IN A ROW, COLORADO PARENT NAMED US THE #1 ORTHODONTIST IN COLORADO! For those who did not know, every year Colorado parent surveys parents from across the state asking them to name their favorite things: play places, restaurants, pediatricians and, yes, orthodontists. Well it seems people love us, they really do love us as we received more votes from parents than any other orthodontist in Colorado. Can you see us blushing through the screen? Thank you to all the amazing parents who not only entrust us with giving your kids amazing smiles that will last a lifetime, but for taking the time out to tell the world how happy you are with our treatment and service. We are forever grateful and we love you too! And, if you are reading this and are not yet a patient, maybe knowing of our reputation might encourage you to go to our website and make an appointment today-- we'd love to see you and show you how we have so many happy, satisfied patients.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
We recently heard that Healthap, an exciting web portal that provides a question and answer forum between patients and medical providers, recognized us as the "#1 Orthodontist in Colorado" (and, btw, in the top 10 in the nation!). We think Healthtap is a great place to get honest answers from real experts on medical questions. Seems people, and other doctors, liked our answers enough to continually give us high praise. the praise from our peers around the nation, and patients, was overwhelming. Through this feedback, Healthtap determine that, at least in Colorado, there is none better than us! Yes, we're blushing just a bit! Thanks Healthtap-- we think you're pretty cool too!
So we here at All About Braces are gearing up at our Monaco & Evans location for the Second Annual Monaco health and Wellness Fair. The fair is scheduled for 9-4 on August 24th at our Monaco and Evans location, 2250 S. Monaco Pkwy. Last year was a big hit with the mascot for the Rapids there and dozens of business providing free samples, health info, etc. This year, as co-hosts of the fair along with our partners, Kids Choice Dental, we plan for the event to be even bigger and better. We'll have bouncy houses, Zumba classes, Free food, drinks, entertainment-- as well as tons of health information and free screenings from a wide array of medical and dental providers. So as they used to say in old ads in New York for the Mets "bring your kiddies, bring your wife, garunteed to have the time of your life"! We'll see you there!