March 23, 2014

Opportunity to Win Free Braces

Opportunity to win Free Braces

Opportunity to win Free Braces for an Adult or Child



Giving Back To the Community

Local orthodontist celebrates 20 years of business by giving free orthodontic treatment.


February marks a banner year for San Juan Capistrano orthodontist Mark Sayed.  Dr. Sayed is celebrating 20 years of treating adults and children in South Orange County.  Dr. Sayed wants to give back to the community that has supported him all these years with an opportunity drawing for a free orthodontic treatment for an adult or child.

How to enter in the opportunity drawing:  For New Families Only.

Contact our office for a complimentary consultation to determine if orthodontic treatment is needed, or even for a second opinion.   After the consultation, the patient will automatically be entered in the opportunity drawing for a free orthodontic treatment.  The treatment will include appliances, orthodontic records and removable retainers and all the visits.

The Winner will be chosen and notified the end of May 2014.

Call the office at 949-493-3993 to schedule your consultation appointment.

Dr. Mark Sayed purchased the practice from reputable Orthodontist, Dr. Mear, who served the community for 40 years.  Dr. Sayed continues the legacy of offering high quality orthodontics at reasonable fees.  For sixty years this office has treated and seen thousands of faces and many of those faces can be seen on Dr. Mark Sayed Orthodontics Wall of Smiles.  Dr. Sayed graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from UCLA, a DMD degree in Dental Medicine from University of Pennsylvania, and a specialty degree from New York University. He is a Board Certified Orthodontist.

Dr. Sayed’s passion is to give everyone a beautiful and healthy smile. He was inspired to pursue orthodontics after he sought out orthodontic treatment for himself. He knows how crooked teeth can cause an individual not to smile resulting in lack of confidence and poor school performance.  Also, how badly aligned teeth can cause problems with oral hygiene that can lead to gum and dental disease.

The community means a lot to Dr. Sayed and he generously supports schools, and non-profit organizations with the fundraising efforts every year.  This being a milestone year, he wanted to do something extra special to give back to the community that has supported him over the years.

For more information about Dr. Mark Sayed Orthodontics visit our website at:






The Best Time To Bring Your Child In For An Orthodontic Consultation

The Best Time To Bring Your Child In For An Orthodontic Consultation

What Age Should Children See An Orthodontist


Early Treatment

When is the best time to begin orthodontic care?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends parents take their child in for an initial orthodontic evaluation at no later than age 7. At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but vigilant examination can anticipate the most advantageous time to begin treatment.

Why is age 7 considered the optimal time for screening?
By the age of 7, the first adult molars erupt, establishing the back bite. During this time, Dr. Mark Sayed can evaluate front-to-back and side-to-side tooth relationships. For example, the presence of erupting incisors can indicate possible overbite, open bite, crowding or gummy smiles. More importantly, Dr. Sayed can check for narrow palates and high palatel vaults. Early screening increases the chances for not only an incredible smile, but a healthier active adult.

What are the benefits of early orthodontic evaluation?
Early evaluation provides both timely detection of problems and greater opportunity for more effective treatment. Prudent intervention guides growth and development, preventing serious problems later. When orthodontic intervention is not necessary, Dr. Sayed can carefully monitor growth and development and begin treatment when it is ideal.

Early treatment can:

Create room for crowded teeth.

  • Create facial symmetry by influencing jaw growth.
  • Reduce the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth.
  • Preserve space for unerrupted teeth.
  • Reduce the need for tooth removal.
  • Reduce treatment time with braces.

Early intervention allows your Orthodontist  to guide growth and development, preventing serious problems like extractions and jaw surgery in the future.

Disadvantages associated with Narrow Palates & High Palatal Vault:

  • Sleep disorders
  • Mouth Breathing
  • Snoring
  • Tiredness
  • Irritability
  • Behavioral Problems
  • Poor Concentration
  • Easily Winded after activity

For more information regarding disadvantages of a narrow palate please click here.

What Is Early Treatment?

Children sometimes exhibit early signs of jaw problems as they grow and develop. An upper and lower jaw that is growing too much or not enough or is too wide or too narrow can be recognized at an early age. If children over age 6 have these jaw discrepancies, they are candidates for the first phase orthodontic treatment.

Since children are growing rapidly, they can benefit enormously from the first phase of orthodontic treatment because specific appliances can be prescribed that direct the growth of their upper and lower jaws toward an ideal relationship.

Thus, a good foundation can be established providing adequate room for eruption of all permanent teeth.

Resting/Observation period

After Phase I is completed, all appliances are removed and the eruption of your child’s permanent teeth will be monitored at office visits about every four to six months. Retainers may or may not be recommended during this observation period.

It is important to understand that at the end of the first phase of treatment, the teeth are not in their final position. This will be accomplished in the corrective, second phase of treatment.

Each tooth has an exact location in the mouth where it is in harmony with the lips, cheeks, jaw joints and other teeth. When this equilibrium is established, the teeth will function together properly. Here, they will remain healthy and look the most attractive. This is the goal of the second phase of treatment.

The second phase of treatment is initiated when most of the permanent teeth have erupted and usually requires braces on all teeth for approximately 18 months. In many cases, this is significantly less time than phase one treatment would have taken.


Invisible Braces For Teenagers

Invisalign Teen

Is Invisalign Teen right for your teenager? 

Most teenagers would not consider getting metal braces on the top of their list of favorite things to do.  For many teens the thought of metal braces is terrifying! 

Great News!  There is an alternative solution to traditional metal braces with Invisalign Teen®. 

Invisalign teen allows teenagers to get straight teeth virtually without anyone noticing. Teens can straighten their teeth without having to deal with metal wires and brackets.

What does that mean to your teen? They can still do all the things that make being a teenager fun; music, theater, sports, student government and of course socializing.

They can eat what they want because the aligners are removable.   Also, another wonderful benefit is it is easier to brush and floss.

Invisalign Teen aligners are made of a smooth, clear plastic that is virtually invisible!

Most of your teen’s friends probably won’t even know they are wearing them. In fact, they’re so comfortable, they may not even notice they are wearing them themselves.

Whether your teen is taking pictures or just hanging out with friends, they will enjoy a better smile every day.

For more information to see if Invisalign teen is right for your teenager, contact Mark Sayed Orthodontics in San Juan Capistrano for a complimentary consultation.  949-493-3993.

Mention this post and receive $500 towards Invisalign teen.  If your teen starts treatment, we will include removable retainers (a $600.00 value).




Elementary School Fifth Grade Science Camp Fundraiser

Elementary Schools can earn money for their 5th Grade Science Camp program with Mark Sayed Orthodontics “Why I want to go to Science Camp Essay. For more information go to or call 949-493-3993 and ask for Chris.

 5th Grade Science Camp Fundraiser

5th Grade Science Camp Fundraiser

My Shiny Teeth & Me

Congratulation on your new beautiul smile

Sayed Orthodontics Super Star

Rachel Moore Before Photos


Rachel Moore


April is National Facial Protection Month







Contact: Chris Dunn

April is National Facial Protection Month

San Juan Capistrano –. Mark Sayed Orthodontics is doing their part to help children playing organized sports help reduce the risk of oral injuries.  The entire month of  April  Dr. Sayed will be providing mouth sports guards for free.

A child’s mouth and face can be easily injured if the proper precautions are not used while playing sports.  In fact, according to the Centers for Disease control, more than half of the 7 million sports and recreation-related injuries are sustained by youth as young as age 5. Last year, the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation forecasted that more than 3 million teeth would be knocked out in youth sporting events-yet in a survey commissioned by the American Association of Orthodontists( AAO), 67% of parents admitted that their child does not wear a mouth guard during organized sports.

The AAO found that 84% of children do not wear mouth guards while playing organized sports because they are not required to wear them, even though they are required to wear other protective materials such as helmet and shoulder pads. Mouth guards can be one of the lease expensive pieces of protective equipment available.  Not only do mouth guards save teeth, they help protect jaws.  Children wearing braces have a slightly higher risk of oral injuries. An Orthodontist can recommend the best mouth guard for an athlete who wears braces.

“Each year I see a significant number of children with dental injuries that resulted from failure to wear a mouth guard,” said Dr. Mark Sayed orthodontist in San Juan Capistrano.  Dr. Sayed encourages parents and coaches to require mouth guards as part of a child’s uniform-for every practice and every game, that is why he is offering them at not cost.

Dr. Sayed will be fitting sports guards for children on  the entire month of April.  Must call  the office at 949-493-3993  to schedule a time slot.

Mark Sayed D.M.D.
32341-H Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92672

For more information how to get your child’s free mouth sport guard contact:
Chris Dunn


Naomi of San Clemente

  My family has been going to Dr. Sayed for orthdontics for 10 years. Since each of my three kids turned 7yrs. old.

My oldest is now 17 and her teeth are beautiful.

My son who is 13 is finishing with braces and my little one who is almost 7 has an expander to prepare her mouth for braces when she is ready.
Prior to choosing an orthodontist, I scheduled visits with three that were highly regarded. It’s a big investment so i carefully chose the orthodontist that I found the most knowledgeable, that continued his research and education, and that was priced fairly and honestly.
I can’t say enough great things about Dr. Sayed and his staff.

Healthy Smiles Tobacco Facts

Mark Sayed Orthodontics is happy to participate in San Diego State University’s Healthy Smiles Program. Education is an important part of Mark Sayed Orthodontics in San Juan Capistrano. That is why Dr. Sayed thought it was important to be part of this health promotion program that promotes healthier living with the reduction of tobacco exposure among adolescent patients.

Here is some of the Tobacco Fact that we share with our patients that are part of the health promotion program:

Every Day about 3,800 American youth under age 18 try cigarettes for the 1st time. Of these young people who initiate cigarette smoking, an estimated 1000 become daily cigarette smokers.
• 1 out of every 3 smokers begins before the age of 14.
• More than 80% of adult smokers started before the age.
• About 1/3 of youth smokers will eventually die from tobacco-related disease.
• In 2009, approximately 5% of United States middle school students were current cigarette smokers.
• 24% of high school students report using some form of tobacco, with cigarettes (17%) being the most common.
• Many adolescents try some form of tobacco without fully knowing its addictive nature or its many health risks.
• Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States.




One-Third of American Adults Unhappy with Their Smile

More than one-third of American adults are unhappy with their smile, according to a new study commissioned by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) and conducted by Wakefield Research.

Of Americans who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth, 36% believe they would have a better social life if they had better teeth. This may be especially true among young adults, as 48% of Americans ages 18 to 24 have untagged a picture of themselves on Facebook because they didn’t like their smile.

The study found that bad teeth also represented the biggest dating turn-off among men and women. According to the study, 77% of women think crooked teeth are worse than a receding hairline in a potential love interest. Moreover, 22% of Americans who are unhappy with their smile think that better teeth would lead to a better love live.

On a professional level, 78% of Americans perceive adults with crooked teeth to be unsuccessful. And 14% of those unhappy with their teeth felt that they might be missing out on a better job.

“Professional orthodontic treatments have come a long way in recent years, with innovative options such as clear aligner trays, lingual braces, and ceramic braces,” said John F. Buzzatto, DMD, MDS, president of the AAO. “Healthy teeth can be moved at any age and it’s encouraging that two-thirds of Americans think they are never too old for treatment.”

Mark Sayed, DMD, in San Juan Capistrano CA, agrees that is never too late to improve a person’s smile and bite. “We offer several non-traditional metal braces options, including clear brackets & invisalign.” Dr. Sayed has many adult patients in orthodontic treatment ranging from 20 to 73 years old.

The survey queried 1,000 nationally representative US adults, ages 18 and older between September 21 and September 25, 2012, with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points.

Alternative to Halloween Candy

ADA and PopCap Games offer giveaways as alternative to Halloween candy

ADA and PopCap Games offer giveaways as alternative to Halloween candy


“Tooth decay is five times more prevalent than asthma and results in more than 51 million hours of missed school each year. Diet plays an important role in oral health. Too much sugar can lead to cavities down the road, which is why the ADA is proud to team up with PopCap on the ‘Stop Zombie Mouth’ campaign,” said Dr. William Calnon, president of the ADA.

“Tooth decay in children is almost entirely preventable,” said Dr. Jonathan Shenkin, ADA spokesperson on pediatric dentistry. “Brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and eating a balanced diet can lead to improved oral health and improved overall health. Working collaboratively, we can educate whole families in a fun way about the importance of proper oral health habits.”

“We at PopCap have been interested in the potential for video games to provide benefits beyond entertainment for many years,” said John Vechey, PopCap co-founder and franchise studio director at PopCap. “We’re passionate about the very important cause behind the ‘Stop Zombie Mouth’ campaign and proud to be highlighting yet another positive effect that games can have on society.”

“We usually buy and give away a small mountain of candy at Halloween,” said Liza Geonie of Northport, N.Y., who plays Plants vs. Zombies with her 5-year-old son. “Now we’ll be presenting trick-or-treaters with a choice: a piece of candy or a free video game. We feel great about giving kids a healthier option that’s a ton of fun, and we’re planning on buying MUCH less candy this year!”

Dr. Mark Sayed Orthodontics of San Juan Capistrano, CA , is pleased to participate in the ADA/ PopGames program in efforts to help reduce tooth decay in our patients and the community.

To download your Stop Zombie Mouth Coupon click here.

For more information on the ADA & PopGames: click here.



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