Setting It Straight and Athletic Development
Dr. Shannon M. Lewis believes that orthodontic treatment is a partnership between her and the patient. Special detail will always be paid to fulfill their needs. “What sets my practice apart is that we offer a personal touch. I think sometimes that is what is missing in our hi-tech, fast paced society,” she said. “In my office a real person is going to answer the phone and someone friendly is going to greet you when you come in.”
Lewis Orthodontics, located at 2900 North Kelly Avenue, specializes in treating growth abnormalities of the face, jaw, and teeth. She utilizes all of the latest technologies such as Invisalign, self-ligating, metal, and clear brackets, and digital x-rays to individually diagnose and treat each patient. She firmly believes that it is important to know each person before determining which treatment is going to work best for them. “I am going to spend the time necessary to really get to know my patients,” she said. “Every person is different and there are no set rules for what works best. What works best for one person may not be what works for the next.”
Another special feature of Lewis Orthodontics, which may not be found everywhere else, is the fact that Dr. Lewis handles all of her patients and emergencies. “You will always be seen by me at each appointment, whether it is a scheduled or an emergency visit. It is very important to monitor the patient’s progress and treatment plan to ensure the best possible results in a timely manner.”
Dr. Lewis was raised in Edmond and decided to come back to raise her family. “I’ve lived in many other places and I think Edmond is a great community,” she said. Her husband is a pastor and she has two little girls that keep her extremely busy. “I laugh about it, but I go to work to relax! It gets so crazy at home some days. But I love every second of it!”
Dr. Lewis stresses, as long as people have healthy teeth, they are never too old to have braces. “I have treated people over the age of 70. No one is ever too old to have straight teeth!” The American Association of Orthodontist recommends that children be seen at the age of seven to evaluate the eruption of the permanent front teeth. People at any age are welcome to have a complimentary exam.
Dr. Shannon M. Lewis of Lewis Orthodontics knew at an early age what she wanted to do when she grew up. “Basically, I have wanted to be an orthodontist since I was in the eighth grade, and what is amazing is that I actually became what I wanted to (be) way back then,” she said. Maybe someday one of my patients will come back and tell me that my staff inspired them to make orthodontics their field of choice.
Visit Dr. Lewis at www.lewisbraces.com or call 405.330.5095 for more information.
Performance Sports Center
“We are an athlete development center, and our primary strategic target [is] children, ages 5-15 and through ninth grade,” said Scott Hill, General Manager of Performance Sports Center. “We want to develop speed, quickness, agility and coordination for these young athletes.”
Located at 14701 North Lincoln, Performance Sports Center is Edmond’s newest youth athletic facility. Performance Sports Center is home to the Adams Course, one of the most successful athlete development programs in the nation. Originated in 1988, the Adams Course is recognized as number one in speed and strength.
“Our goal is to get the younger kids and maximize their genetic makeup as they go into whatever sport they choose,” Hill said.
The Performance Sports Center complex, located in the old Rockin’ Roller Rink building, is home to a 30,000 square foot facility. The building houses an 18,000 square foot weight room, a video conferencing room, and a 75-yard Mondo track. It has three basketball courts and a dedicated volleyball court.
“We want this to be for all sports. We don’t want to just single out one sport and concentrate on that,” he said.
Performance Sports Center is now the official home for the Oklahoma Charge, one of the premier clubs in the Oklahoma region offering top volleyball instruction. Many of their coaches played high school, collegiate or have vast experience coaching at the high school and club level. Oklahoma Charge believes that players who have played the game and are presently playing can offer current techniques and proper instruction to help a player teach their maximum potential.
“We’re excited about having the Charge here, we believe that their philosophy and ours are the same,” Hill said.
In the near future, it is the goal of Performance Sports Center and of Hill’s to see a partnership between the sports complex and local companies that can provide additional funding so children from lower income homes can participate in athletic advancement.
If you are interested in the different programs offered by Performance Sports, log onto www.performancesportscenter.com and learn more about how you and your children can benefit.
Hill adds, “One of the best ways to check us out is to come by and get a feel for our facility.”