Meet Miranda!

We asked the Uncommon Team members to answer some interview questions to get to know them better. Here is our interview with Miranda!

What is your life motto or favorite quote and why?

You should never regret anything in life. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's an experience.

Tell me the 3 best things about you.

1. Encouraging
2. Caring
3. Trustworthy

Describe your perfect date . . . in Joplin!

Dinner at Crabby's then meeting friends at the casino.

What color would you use to describe you and why?

Baby blue – calm, settling

If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

Rocky theme song - it's empowering and gets you on your feet.

Who would play you in a movie of your life and why?

Anne Hathaway - she's caring, sweet, and down to earth.

If you’re looking for a beautiful smile from people who will put your needs first, contact us today! Our goal is to make you a top priority and give you the smile you deserve from people you can trust. We look forward to meeting you soon!

 

Meet Amanda

Meet Amanda!

We asked the Uncommon Team members to answer some interview questions to get to know them better. Here is our interview with Amanda!

What is your life motto or favorite quote and why?

"Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher." - Oprah Winfrey

Tell me the 3 best things about you.

1. Personable
2. High energy
3. Optimistic

Describe your perfect date . . . in Joplin!

Early morning coffee at Joplin Avenue coffee, lunch at Han Sushi Man & lastly looking through books at Books-A-Million.

What color would you use to describe you and why?

Aqua because it can be both relaxing and wild!

If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

You and Me by Lighthouse. It's my husband and my wedding song.

Who would play you in a movie of your life and why?

Eva Mendez because she isn't crazy famous and she is down to earth.

If you’re looking for a beautiful smile from people who will put your needs first, contact us today! Our goal is to make you a top priority and give you the smile you deserve from people you can trust. We look forward to meeting you soon!

 

Meet Stephanie

Meet Stephanie!

We asked the Uncommon Team members to answer some interview questions to get to know them better. Here is our interview with Stephanie!

What is your life motto or favorite quote and why?

"Never regret. If its good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience." -Victoria Holt

Tell me the 3 best things about you.

1. Caring
2. Honest
3. Motivated

Describe your perfect date . . . in Joplin!

Dinner at Japanese Steak House 4th Street Bowl

What color would you use to describe you and why?

Tiffany Blue - because it's subtle and calming, but can mix and contrast to really pop and I had blue hair once.

If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

No Diggity - Blackstreet. Anything 90's would pretty much work, but if I had to choose one . . . it would be this, I love it and it always gets me happy and bumpin' in the car.

Who would play you in a movie of your life and why?

Reece Witherspoon because she looks similar to me.

If you’re looking for a beautiful smile from people who will put your needs first, contact us today! Our goal is to make you a top priority and give you the smile you deserve from people you can trust. We look forward to meeting you soon!

 

Meet McKinzy

Meet McKinzy!

We asked the Uncommon Team members to answer some interview questions to get to know them better. Here is our interview with McKinzy!

What is your life motto or favorite quote and why?

"Everything happens for a reason." Because it is not always easy to stay positive.

Tell me the 3 best things about you.

1. Caring
2. Passionate
3. Understanding

Describe your perfect date . . . in Joplin!

Dinner and a movie.

What color would you use to describe you and why?

Purple – warm and inviting.

If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

Vacation by Thomas Rhett. It's up-beat, positive and who does not love a vacation?

Who would play you in a movie of your life and why?

Reece Witherspoon because we look alike.

If you’re looking for a beautiful smile from people who will put your needs first, contact us today! Our goal is to make you a top priority and give you the smile you deserve from people you can trust. We look forward to meeting you soon!

 

Meet Jarika

Meet Jarika!

We asked the Uncommon Team members to answer some interview questions to get to know them better. Here is our interview with Jarika!

What is your life motto or favorite quote and why?

"Without struggle there is no progress."

Tell me the 3 best things about you.

1. Bubbly
2. Funny
3. Encouraging

Describe your perfect date . . . in Joplin!

Starting with breakfast at the Brunchonette, craft at The Handmade Home with dinner at Crabby's!

What color would you use to describe you and why?

Tiffany Blue - My favorite color; its bright and unique like myself. :)

If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

"I Don't Get Tired" Kevin Gates - motivational to not giving up!

Who would play you in a movie of your life and why?

Jennifer Aniston – She’s my absolute favorite actress!

If you’re looking for a beautiful smile from people who will put your needs first, contact us today! Our goal is to make you a top priority and give you the smile you deserve from people you can trust. We look forward to meeting you soon!

 

Meet Mayra

Meet Mayra!

We asked the Uncommon Team members to answer some interview questions to get to know them better. Here is our interview with Mayra!

What is your life motto or favorite quote and why?

“It is what it is till it’s not anymore.”

Tell me the 3 best things about you.

1. I am a very loyal person.
2. I am a very family-oriented person.
3. I am a great secret keeper.

Describe your perfect date . . . in Joplin!

I love going for a coffee to Joplin Ave. Company! They have the greatest selection of drinks! After coffee I love going to Miss Daisy's Attic. They have everything and anything!

What color would you use to describe you and why?

Yellow - I think its a very calming color. I'd like to think I can stay calm in most situations.

If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

My Way by Frank Sinatra. Very memorable song. I wouldn't mind being associated with this song.

Who would play you in a movie of your life and why?

Jennifer Aniston - My life isn't that exciting and pretty much anything Jenifer does is great. She could make my life look awesome!

If you’re looking for a beautiful smile from people who will put your needs first, contact us today! Our goal is to make you a top priority and give you the smile you deserve from people you can trust. We look forward to meeting you soon!

 

Meet Joanna!

We asked the Uncommon Team members to answer some interview questions to get to know them better. Here is our interview with Joanna!

What is your life motto or favorite quote and why?

“There is always something that will put a smile on your face, just look around.”

Tell me the 3 best things about you.

1. Positive
2. Helpful
3. Outgoing

Describe your perfect date . . . in Joplin!

Go to the Falls on a fall afternoon, listen to the waterfall, and eat dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse.

What color would you use to describe you and why?

Purple – tranquil

If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

Black Eyed Peas - I've Got a Feeling, because it's upbeat and happy

Who would play you in a movie of your life and why?

Charlize Theron because I love her. She is a great actress and role model.

If you’re looking for a beautiful smile from people who will put your needs first, contact us today! Our goal is to make you a top priority and give you the smile you deserve from people you can trust. We look forward to meeting you soon!

 

Meet Samantha

Meet Samantha!

We asked the Uncommon Team members to answer some interview questions to get to know them better. Here is our interview with samantha!

What is your life motto or favorite quote and why?

Live life to the fullest.

Tell me the 3 best things about you.

1. Hard worker
2. Caring person
3. Love animals

Describe your perfect date . . . Joplin!

Dinner at Wilders.

What color would you use to describe you and why?

Red – fierce, love, elegant

If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

Tina Turners – What’s Love Got to Do with It

Who would play you in a movie of your life and why?

Angelina Jolie

If you’re looking for a beautiful smile from people who will put your needs first, contact us today! Our goal is to make you a top priority and give you the smile you deserve from people you can trust. We look forward to meeting you soon!

 

Meet Ashley S!

We asked the Uncommon Team members to answer some interview questions to get to know them better. Here is our interview with Ashley S!

What is your life motto or favorite quote and why?

Yolo, "You Only Live Once".

Tell me the 3 best things about you.

1. Compassionate
2. Caring
3. Loyal

Describe your perfect date . . . in Joplin!

A nice quiet dinner "609" one on one quality time with a nice atmosphere. Possibly a movie to follow with popcorn at home. I am a home body if with the right person.

What color would you use to describe you and why?

Reds - Describes love, enthusiasm, passion, and kind heartedness.

If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

Girls Just Want to Have Fun - Cyndi Caiper - since my early childhood years seeing "Goonies" I have loved this up-beat song.

Who would play you in a movie of your life and why?

Kardashian (look similar so I'm told) and never a dull moment in my life. Big extended family <3

If you’re looking for a beautiful smile from people who will put your needs first, contact us today! Our goal is to make you a top priority and give you the smile you deserve from people you can trust. We look forward to meeting you soon!

 

Cleaning Retainers: Keeping your Uncommon Smile Healthy

Retainers are an integral part of orthodontic treatment. Without them, teeth may move back to their original positions after your braces come off. That’s why it’s crucial to wear yours throughout the retention phase of treatment. The length of this phase depends on the type of treatment and severity of the issues.

No matter how long you wear your retainers, you need to clean them thoroughly every day. Just like your teeth can collect bacteria and build up plaque from food, retainers can get equally as dirty in your mouth. Below are some tips to clean your retainers.

Brush after meals.

After eating, remove your retainers and brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush and lukewarm water. Gently scrub to remove plaque and food particles caught in your mouth. Be sure to never put your appliances in hot water as it may warp the material.

Use mild dish soap instead of toothpaste.

While toothpaste may be the easiest to use, mild dish soap may be safer. Toothpastes may be more abrasive to your appliance. You should also wash your storage case once a day as well.

Soak in denture cleaner.

For a deeper clean, you may even wish to soak your appliances in denture cleaner. If you use this option, be sure to follow the instructions and remove them from the cleaning solution as instructed.

No matter how you clean your retainers, remember to keep them away from extreme heat and strong chemicals. If your material becomes warped, you may need to pay for a new set of retainers. If you have any questions about the retention phase or need help with a broken or warped appliance, contact our office immediately. While you may not want to pay for a new set, continuing to wear a broken appliance may cause your treatment time to lengthen. This can mean additional treatment time and even more associated costs down the road.