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Patient Appreciation Party 2010, the break down!

Have you had a chance to see this great video from the Childers Orthodontics 2010 Patient Appreciation Party? There was A LOT of dancing! Chase and Aiden, the sons of staff members Michelle and Heather, got the party started with a little free-styling! We will be posting more videos from the party in the upcoming weeks, so be sure to check back with out YouTube channel for all of the latest updates! Watch out, So You Think You Can Dance contestants!

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Childers Orthodontics want to know: what’s on your reading list this summer?

With summer only a week away, some of our staff at Childers Orthodontics have been thinking a lot about the importance of reading. Sure it’s easier to go play ball or kick back and watch television when there’s no reading, homework or other activities, but reading during the summer remains a key step in your mind being prepared for classes in the fall. Reading is also vital when it comes to maintaining your skill level.

Out of ideas for great summer reads? Ask Dr. Childers and team for suggestions, and our helpful staff would be happy to provide a few suggestions. You may also ask a local librarian for some ideas or check out various summer reading lists that we came across last week.

Happy reading and have a GREAT upcoming week!

My Orthodontist Rocks

Childers Orthodontics – The Smiles We’re Achieving – Your Orthodontic Journey


Join Dr. Kyle Childers, the team at Childers Orthodontics and our amazing patients on a journey back to the classic 80’s with this fun music video “The Smiles We’re Achieving”.

Want to sing along? No problem! Here are the song lyrics:

The Smiles We’re Achieving – Your Orthodontic Journey

Just a small town girl’
A braces smile and hair that’s curled
She hops into the car for her special day

A Johnston City boy
Born and raised in Illinois
He’s leaving school today to go somewhere cool

They walked into the clinic room
Knowing braces would be off soon
For a smile they will share with friends
That lasts on, and on, and on

Patients sitting
In our nice reception room
Their teeth are going to feel tighttttt
But they, know that
It will be worth it soon
They will have a healthy Biteeeeee

Placing braces to get that grill
Bending wires gives me a thrill
Straightening teeth is just my vice
Just one more smile…….

Some like Invisalign
Because it’s clear
You’re lucky cause we do both here
Oh the fun here never ends it goes on, and on, and on

Patients leaving
Happy with their brand-new smiles
Knowing, Childers did it right
They wear retainers
To keep their teeth from moving
It’s what they’ll do every nighttttttt

Don’t stop believing
Your teeth will be straight
Excellence is the reason oh, oh, oh, ohhhhhhh

The care you’re receiving
Will be the best you ever had
From beginning to leaving oh, oh, ohhhhhhhh

The smiles we’re achieving
Are beautiful to have
Change yours this season oh, oh, ohhhhhhhhh

My Orthodontist Rocks

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For more information contact: Childers Orthodontics 201 West Washington, Benton, IL 62812. Your rocking orthodontist is Southern Illinois

The Smiles We’re Achieving – Your Orthodontic Journey



[Damon System] versus Traditional Braces

damon systemDamon System Versus Traditional Braces

Because orthodontic technology has been expanding over the years, it’s normal for you to have a variety of choices for your treatment. Two choices that you may want to decide between are traditional brackets and Damon brackets. The Damon System is one of the newest forms of corrective devices, and there are several advantages to it. The following is some information about the Damon system in relation to the traditional system. You can use it to make an honest decision when you are ready to start your treatment.

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Meet Our Orthodontist

Dr. Childers was born and raised in Marion, Illinois. He graduated   from Southern Illinois University with a degree in Biological Sciences.   He then received his Dental Degree from the University of Kentucky   and his Master’s Degree in Orthodontics from the University of   Tennessee. Dr. Childers established his practice in Benton, in 1990.

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At Childers Orthodontics, easy access your account any day, any time

Did you know patients at our convenient Benton, Harrisburg and Herrin offices enjoy access to their account any time they wish through our Childers Orthodontics website? It’s true! You can look up your appointments with Dr. Kyle Childers and all of your account details at your convenience, all from the comfort of your own home! You can even receive appointment reminders through email or text messages!

You may sign up for this convenient service on our website by clicking on the “Patient Login” button at the top of our homepage. Please give us a call if you have any questions about getting started!

We hope you’re having a GREAT weekend!

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Childers Orthodontics Safari Summer Vacation Contest!

Would you like to win a Safari Summer Vacation to Holiday World Splashin’ Safari? Dr. Childers and Team want to treat a lucky winner to tickets for 4 to Holiday World Splashin’ Safari as well as a $200 gift certificate to Big Splash Adventure Resort! To enter the contest you MUST be a patient at any of our three offices.

Contest details
To enter, visit our website and count the number of Holiday World symbols you can find. Then, either email your entry to or mail your entry to:
Childers Orthodontics Contest Entry
201 West Washington St.
Benton, IL 62812

Requirements and regulations
Your entry MUST contain your full name, birth date, phone number and the # of times you found the Holiday World symbol. ONE entry per patient and all entries must be received in the office by Friday, July 16th. One winner will be drawn from all the correct entries and posted on our Facebook page by Friday, July 25th.

For more details, visit our Facebook page! Happy hunting!

-Kyle R. Childers, DMD, MS

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Childers Orthodontics hosts annual July Patient Appreciation Party!

This Monday, Childers Orthodontics hosted our annual July Patient Appreciation Party at SI Bowl from 6:30-9:00pm. The event was a huge success, with over 650 attendees and ipad, ipod, and package giveaways! Kids loved having the bowling alley all to themselves and their friends. There was also a dance floor, photo booth, face painting, a slide, temporary tattoos, and many more activities. The photo booth was so much fun that even our office couldn’t resist cramming in to have a photo taken together!

Did you attend our Patient Appreciation Party? What was your favorite activity?
For the complete photo album and event details, visit our Facebook page! Thanks to everyone who helped make our event such a great time!

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Patient question: What should I expect during treatment with Dr. Childers?

Our team at Childers Orthodontics knows that it can sometimes be scary to visit the orthodontist, especially when you’re unsure of what to expect. That’s why our office put together a short video of one of our patients discussing her experience with Dr. Childers and our team. Enjoy!

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Patient Appreciation Party 2010

Just wanted to give a great big THANK YOU to all the patients, friends and parents that made our annual Patient Appreciation Party the biggest and best yet! It was so exciting to give out prizes to all of the winners as well as spending time with all of you. The appreciation shown by all who attended and their parents was so heartfelt and amazing! My team and I enjoy having fun every year with our patients. We have so much fun that my family comes along to help. This year even my Mother-in law joined in the fun!
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