Saturday, November 24, 2012

Adopt-A-Family Program

It's that time of year again! RiteBite Orthodontics is very excited to participate in the Adopt-A-Family program in affiliation with Family & Children's Services for the 3rd year in a row. We are so proud to give back to families in the surrounding communites that are experiencing financial hardship. Family and Children's Services does a fantastic job of organizing this program and matching our business with larger families that we can give back to during the 
Christmas season.

This program couldn't come at a better time each year. We are matched with our family at the beginning of November and the gifts are due at Family and Children's Services at the beginning of December. It is such a great way for our staff to get into the Christmas spirit by working together to provide the best Christmas we can for a family in need. We work together to budget a certain amount for each child, and try to make it so that each child has a similar amount of presents (big and small) to open on Christmas morning. We all agree that Christmas is mostly for the kids and we try to make it really special for them. On the families' wish lists, we have noticed that parents often don't put anything down for themselves, because they too just want the best for their kids, so Dr. Luis usually takes care of the parents with a generous grocery gift card so that they can have the best Christmas dinner possible. The past three years, our adopted family summaries have been as follows:

2012 – Family of 6 (2 parents, 4 children aged: 8, 5, 3, 0 - newborn)
2011 – Family of 5 (2 parents, 3 children aged: 8, 4, 2 years)
2010 – Family of 5 (2 parents, 3 children aged: 10, 4, 2 years)

We look forward to spoiling our adopted family this year once again! If you would like more information on this great program, please visit:

Happy Holidays from your friends at
RiteBite Orthodontics

Monday, November 19, 2012

Invisalign Orthodontic Summit 2012

Viva Las Vegas! This weekend, team awesome attended the very prestigious Invisalign Orthodontic summit in Las Vegas, Nevada. Having been invited to this conference is an extreme honour. Dr. Luis and the team will be with the best Invisalign doctors and teams in the world learning about the latest advances and techniques used with Invisalign. Our goal is to continue to be the leading Invisalign provider in the Waterloo region and continue proving that every patient is a candidate for Invisalign! 

At the summit, Invisalign introduced SmartTrack, a highly elastic aligner material that delivers gentle, more constant force to improve control of tooth movements with aligner treatment. This new aligner material could be one of the best advances that Invisalign has launched in the last few years. It has been compared to the introduction of Nickel Titanium wires which revolutionized the world of braces by providing gentle, more constant force delivery. Dr. Luis indicated that "these are exciting times for Invisaglin and Invisalign providers".


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Smiles of Innocence Gala

By raising funds for research, education and technology, The Smiles of Innocence Memorial Charity has touched many areas of SickKids.

Smiles of Innocence was inspired by Daniel Povegliano, who spent much of his four short years at SickKids. John and Anna Povegliano, Daniel’s parents, wanted to make a difference, and in 1998 founded Smiles of Innocence. Their fundraising efforts are in memory of Daniel who passed away from a rare dermatological disease.

Since then, their fundraising growth has been tremendous. In their first year they raised an amazing $45,000 from their gala which has become their annual fundraising event. 

Over the past years, that fundraising total has grown to over two million dollars, with the addition of a number of other annual events being held to support Smiles of Innocence. 

Anna and John say that the secret to their success has been the passion and dedication of their Smiles of Innocence committee members who generously give of their time for the cause.

At the fifteenth annual gala ion November 10th, 2012, Smiles of Innocence reached an incredible milestone of $2,500,000 raised for SickKids.  Our own Dr. Luis was at the Gala and was happy to have RiteBite Orthodontics donate $1000 to this wonderful cause. It is his belief that everyone should "Live Life Smiling"!