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:






Invisalign Teen Special

Invisalign for Teenagers

Invisalign for Teens the alternative to metal braces

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


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.



Halloween Candy Buy Back School Fundraiser

Halloween Candy School Fundraiser

 Your School can  $5.00 per student who brings in their  Halloween Candy to our office.


 Sayed Orthodontics will also donate $5.00 to each student that brings in their Halloween Candy to our office.



For more information on how to participate in the Halloween Candy Buy Back School Fundraiser click here.


Reduce Your Risk Of Periodontal Disease

Mark Sayed Orthodontics Partners with San Diego State’s Healthy Smiles Program


Dr. Mark Sayed, Orthodontist in San Juan Capistrano is excited to partner with San Diego State University’s ‘Healthy Smiles program.

The Healthy Smiles program is designed to help educate and promote healthy lifestyles and habits among teens and pre-teens.

The program provides positive reinforcement to patient in an effort to increase overall health.

As an orthodontic office, Dr. Sayed his team appreciate the opportunity to talk with their patients about important health issues. For more information on the Healthy Smiles program, and orthodontic treatment options at our office, be sure to give us a call! 949-493-3993

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