ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT VS. MAIL-ORDER ALIGNERS

Mail order braces and DIY tooth aligner kits have become one of the latest trends in online marketing ploys. Videos of people who have presumably managed to bypass professional orthodontic treatment and supposedly saved tons of money by ordering their tooth aligners online are cropping up everywhere. But what these videos never tell you is…

MALOCCLUSION: WHAT IS IT AND HOW IS IT TREATED?

  Malocclusion is simply a fancy term that describes the condition of having crooked teeth or a “bad bite.” When dental professionals talk about your “bite” they are referring to the way the upper and lower teeth meet and line up. In a normal, healthy bite, the upper teeth will naturally sit slightly forward of…

BENEFITS OF HYBRID ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT: CLEAR ALIGNER + BRACES

  For adult or adolescent patients who have postponed orthodontic treatment because they’ve been told that to correct their orthodontic problems they would require braces, or because treatment with clear aligners such as Invisalign would be too lengthy and expensive, I can proudly say that my office offers another option. Wearing visible, traditional metal braces…

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…