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Summer Contest FAQ!

June 13th, 2017

We are so excited for our Shades of Summer Smiles contest this summer! Take a picture of yourself wearing our sunglasses this summer and win Disneyland tickets, a Nintendo Switch or a Mall Shopping Spree! The contest started June 1 and entries are due by August 9, 2017.  Winners will be announced on August 11. We've already gotten some fun entries, keep them coming!

Contest Basics:
1. Pick up Alexander & Martin Orthodontics sunglasses from our office.
2. Take a picture while wearing them.
3. Send us the picture via Instagram (@ambraces), Facebook (@ambraces), or email (media@ambraces.com).

Three chances to win:
*Creative Genius wins a NINTENDO SWITCH
*Most Likes wins a $200 Galleria Mall Gift Card
*Funniest Around Town wins 2 ONE-DAY PARK HOPPER DISNEYLAND TICKETS

Good Luck!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who is eligible to enter?
All current and former patients of Alexander & Martin Orthodontics.

2. What if I am under 18?You can still enter, but you need your parent or guardian’s permission.  The easiest way would be to have them email us at media@ambraces.com.

3. How do I submit a photo?
There are three ways to enter.  The easiest way is to just email your photo to media@ambraces.com.  If you want to tag us on Instagram or Facebook, we’ll see it that way too (as long as your post is public).  Our username is @ambraces on both.
Make sure you include your name and the category you are entering!

4. Can I enter more than one time?
Sure! Submit as many pictures as you want! However, we’ll only post one picture per patient on our account for the “Most Likes” entry, so pick your best one!

5. When do I have to submit my picture by?
All entries must be received by August 9, 2017 at 11:59pm.

6. How are winners determined?
Alexander & Martin Orthodontics staff will vote on the winners of the Creative Genius and Funniest Around Town categories.  Most Likes will be determined by the post with the most likes.

7. Do I need to tell you what category I want to enter?
Yes! When you submit your photo, let us know which category you are entering!

8. What are the awesome prizes again?
The Winners of the Contest will receive the following prizes: for the “Creative Genius” category, the winner will receive a Nintendo Switch (approximate retail value $300); for the “Most Likes” category, winner will receive a $200 Galleria Mall Gift Card (retail value $200); for the “Funniest Around Town” category, winner will receive 2 one-day park hopper Disneyland Tickets (approximate retail value $248).

Which retainer is right for you?

June 13th, 2017

If you like your smile, you must LOVE your retainers!

There is no perfect solution when it comes to retaining teeth! As with everything in our body, our teeth will move and change throughout life.  The only way to keep your teeth straight, is by wearing retainers at night.   As long as your retainers fit well and are worn at night, your teeth will stay straight.

There are many different options for retainers.  Retainers are custom-made for each individual patient.  At Alexander & Martin Orthodontics, the patient is always first, and we let YOU choose which retainer YOU would like.  Dr. Alexander or Dr. Martin will guide you if they feel a specific retainer option is best for your individual case.

Removable Hawley Retainer
Retainers
Advantages:
Very strong and durable
Allow "settling" of the teeth in the back which at times can slightly improve a bite
Wire part of the retainer can be adjusted to adjust tooth position as needed
Disadvantages:
The wire is visible
The acrylic covering the roof of the mouth can affect speech
They can be misplaced or broken

Removable Clear Retainer
Retainers
Advantages:
Clear plastic is virtually invisible
Minimal speech interference
If you grind or clench your teeth, the retainer will protect the chewing surfaces of your teeth
If you do forget to wear your retainers, at times this retainer is able to "recapture" a slightly crooked tooth.
Disadvantages:
They are more fragile than Hawley retainers
The plastic can wear thin and crack or break
Like Hawley retainers, you must remember to wear them and not misplace them.

Permanent Lingual Retainer (lower teeth only)
Retainers
Advantages:
A wire is permanently adhered to the tongue side of your lower front teeth
It is not removable, so you do not have to remember to wear it!
You will have to use a floss threader to adequately
Disadvantages:
clean around the bonded wire
Tarter tends to accumulate around the wire, possibly causing gingivitis
If you eat something hard, it can break requiring a timely repair

Summer Contest Rules

June 13th, 2017

ALEXANDER & MARTIN ORTHODONTICS
SHADES OF SUMMER SMILES CONTEST
FULL LEGAL RULES

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.
1. Eligibility: This Contest is open only to current and former patients of Alexander & Martin Orthodontics as of August 11, 2017 who are over the age of 18 and those under 18 with parent or guardian permission. The Contest is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Alexander & Martin Orthodontics and its suppliers (collectively the “Employees”) and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of Employees are not eligible to participate in the Contest. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of Alexander & Martin Orthodontics as final and binding as it relates to the content of this Contest.
3. Contest Period: Entries will be accepted starting on June 1, 2017 and ending August 9, 2017. All online entries must be received by August 9, 2017 at 11:59pm, PST.
4. How to Enter: The Contest must be entered by submitting an entry via Instagram, Facebook or email. Entries submitted via Instagram may be made in two ways: (1) by tagging @ambraces via a public Instagram account or (2) by sending a direct message to @ambraces.  Entries submitted via Facebook may be made in two ways: (1) by tagging @ambraces on a publicly shared photo or (2) via a direct message to @ambraces.  Entries submitted via email must be emailed with a photo attached to media@ambraces.com.  Most Like Entries may be posted on individuals own social media sites or may be requested to be posted on Alexander & Martin Orthodontics Facebook Page.  Entries will be posted weekly on Friday each week throughout the contest in a Facebook Photo Album.  The entry must fulfill all Contest requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Alexander & Martin Orthodontics. You may enter as many times as they like. They must provide the information requested.  If You use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Alexander & Martin Orthodontics.
5. Prizes: The Winners of the Contest (the “Winner”) will receive the following prizes: for the “Creative Genius” category, the winner will receive a Nintendo Switch (approximate retail value $300); for the “Most Likes” category, winner will receive a $200 Galleria Mall Gift Card (retail value $200); for the “Funniest Around Town” category, winner will receive 2 one-day park hopper Disneyland Tickets (approximate retail value $248). Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by Alexander & Martin Orthodontics. No cash or other prize substitution shall be permitted except at Alexander & Martin Orthodontics discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize-related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes, shall be the sole responsibility of Winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by Winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Alexander & Martin Orthodontics to use Winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
7. Winner Selection and Notification: Winner of the Creative Genius and Funniest Around Town Categories will be selected by a vote of the Alexander & Martin Orthodontics staff on August 10, 2017 under the supervision of Alexander & Martin Orthodontics. Winner of the Most Likes Category will be determined by the entry that receives the most likes on Instagram or Facebook.  Likes will not be combined by platform.  Any disputes or technical issues will be resolved by a staff vote of the top three Most Like candidates.   Winner will be notified by phone or email within five (5) days following selection of Winner. Alexander & Martin Orthodontics shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 15 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this Contest is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (AT ALEXANDER & MARTIN ORTHODONTIC’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CONTEST, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.
8. Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that Alexander & Martin Orthodontics, anyone acting on behalf of Alexander & Martin Orthodontics, and Alexander & Martin Orthodontic’s licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Contest, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes. without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent. By entering this content, You represent and warrant that your entry is an original work of authorship, and does not violate any third party’s proprietary or intellectual property rights. If your entry infringes upon the intellectual property right of another, You will be disqualified at the sole discretion of Alexander & Martin Orthodontics. If the content of your entry is claimed to constitute infringement of any proprietary or intellectual proprietary rights of any third party, You shall, at your sole expense, defend or settle against such claims. You shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Alexander & Martin Orthodontics from and against any suit, proceeding, claims, liability, loss, damage, costs or expense, which Alexander & Martin Orthodontics may incur, suffer, or be required to pay arising out of such infringement or suspected infringement of any third party’s right.
9. Terms & Conditions: Alexander & Martin Orthodontics reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest should virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond Alexander & Martin Orthodontics’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Contest. In such case, Alexander & Martin Orthodontics may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Alexander & Martin Orthodontics. Alexander & Martin Orthodontics reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or website or violates these Terms & Conditions.
10. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless Alexander & Martin Orthodontics  and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.
11. THIS Contest IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATE OF AMERICA AND THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Contest, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Placer County, California having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Contest). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
12. To obtain a copy of the Winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Alexander & Martin Orthodontics, 6809 Five Star Blvd, Ste 300, Rocklin, CA 95677. Requests must be received no later than December 31, 2017.
13. The Sponsor of the Contest is Alexander & Martin Orthodontics, 6809 Five Star Blvd, Ste 300, Rocklin, CA 95677.
14. The Contest is hosted by Alexander & Martin Orthodontics is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook or Instagram.

Thank-you for Your Shout Out!

July 26th, 2016

We absolutely love your social media posts!  We want to thank-you for mentioning us to your friends by sending you a $5.00 gift card!

*Photo must be relevant and you must tag our social media account.

*Must be an active patient, or parent of an active patient
to be eligable.
*You can post as often as you want, but are
limited to one gift card per month, 3 gift cards total.
*You will be contacted via private message to confirm your prize.
Gift cards will be mailed out at the end of each month.

AND...Everyone who participates will be automatically entered in a yearlydrawing for a $100 visa gift card!


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