DENTAL BRACES COST: THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR YOU?

Burlingame Smile Studio, under the direction of Dr. April Lee, provides comprehensive orthodontic treatment for Northern California residents near San Francisco, CA. If you’re considering dental braces, below is some useful information about dental braces that can help you determine whether this is the right choice for you. What is the Purpose of Dental Braces?…

BRUXISM & ORTHODONTICS

Picture: Archive  You have likely heard of bruxism probably not called bruxism and called teeth clenching. The condition occurs when patients clench their teeth together. Bruxism is typically the cause of enamel erosion and is responsible for it in about 10 to 30 percent of the population in the US. Most patients clench and grind…

BRACES ORDERED ONLINE CAN HAVE SERIOUS ADVERSE EFFECTS

Picture: Archive  If you have ever seen the commercials for mail order DIY braces/ aligners at home, you may be intrigued by them. Who wouldn’t want to do their own dental care, save money, and have a beautiful smile. But, is it really that easy? Of course not! Dr. Lee along with the American Association…

WHY NOT TO CHOOSE SMILEDIRECTCLUB

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry

Picture: Archive  Imagine being able to straighten your teeth at home – sounds like a dream, right? Well, it is possible, BUT it can have worse effects on your teeth and Dr. April Lee from Burlingame Smile Studio wants to warn you to avoid these “at-home” options at all costs. SmileDirectClub is a popular company…

HOW TO CHOOSE AN ORTHODONTIST FOR YOUR CHILDREN

Picture: Archive  Choosing an orthodontist for is no easy task. After all, you want you or your child to receive the best care and you want to know that the orthodontist you choose cares about your children’s teeth. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) stresses that you do not want to wait until your child…

DENTAL BRACES COST

Picture: Archive  If you are a candidate for braces or you have wanted to receive a braces consultation, one of the questions you may share with many other patients is “how much are braces with insurance?” This is a common question that we receive here in our Burlingame dental office. When you first learn that…

WHY DIY BRACES ARE NOT YOUR BEST FRIENDS

Picture: Archive  If you have never heard of DIY braces or DIY orthodontics, that is for the best. Dr. April Lee wants to warn her patients about this dangerous trend. The ADA or American Dental Association has put out a strong warning against the practices of DIY orthodontics due to the injuries that patients can suffer.   While the idea…

FOUR IMPORTANT ORTHODONTIC TOPICS THAT ALL PATIENTS SHOULD KNOW

Picture: Archive  FOUR IMPORTANT ORTHODONTIC TOPICS THAT ALL PATIENTS SHOULD KNOW Dr. April Lee and her staff here at Burlingame Smile Studio find that patients have a better overall success rate when they are informed and educated. This is because they are able to properly care for their teeth throughout the treatment period. Below, we…

DON’T DITCH ADULT BRACES JUST YET: TIME IS ON YOUR SIDE

Categories: Braces

Picture: Shutterstock  DON’T DITCH ADULT BRACES JUST YET: TIME IS ON YOUR SIDE As an adult, when you realize that you may need to have orthodontic treatment, the first question that comes to mind is unlikely to be the cost, but rather, the time needed to wear the braces or orthodontic appliance for. Many of…