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Removable Retainers explained

Overview There are two basic types of retainers: removable and permanent. Dr. April Lee of Burlingame Smile Studio will help you choose the best type for you based on what you needed braces for and any conditions you might have. You may receive both a removable retainer for your top teeth and a permanent one

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Self-litigating vs Traditional Braces

Self-ligating braces contain a built-in solution to secure the wire to the brackets. Sometimes they are called “self-ligating brackets.” Dr. Lee at Burlingame Smile Studio can help you decide whether self-ligating braces are a good option for you. Contact Burlingame Smile Studio This method is different from traditional braces, where tiny elastic bands are attached

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Questions Before for Your Orthodontic Treatment

You’ll see your orthodontist a lot during the course of your treatment, so make sure you’re comfortable with Dr. April Lee at Contact Burlingame Smile Studio. .Some things you can ask them at your first visit: Which braces are best for my teeth and situation? How long do I have I wear the braces? How

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Do I Need Braces?

A visit to orthodontist Dr. April Lee at Contact Burlingame Smile Studio is a good start and she can recommend braces to improve the patient’s orofacial appearance if needed. Through orthodontic treatment, problems like crooked or crowded teeth, overbites, underbites, incorrect jaw position, and disorders of the jaw joints are corrected. Is There a Right

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Treatments and appliances for children’s orthodontics

“I know my child needs some form of orthodontic treatment, but what option is the best?” While each situation is unique, there are some standard treatments or appliances that can help your child straighten their crooked teeth. Burlingame Smile Studio, serving Burlingame, Hillsborough, and Millbrae, can help you make decisions. Here are some of the

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Different Types of Adult Braces

Traditional Braces The most common standard treatment is braces, which consist of brackets, elastic bands, and an archwire. The brackets are glued to the front of each tooth and work as anchors for the braces. Archwires are placed through the brackets and small elastic bands secure the archwire in the bracket. Tightening the archwire puts

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What is the best age for your child’s braces?

What is the best age for your child’s braces? A child’s best age for braces depends on how fast their mouth has developed. When children lose their baby teeth rapidly, they may need to schedule an appointment with Burlingame Smile Studio around age 6. If the baby teeth are lost later, then a visit closer

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Types of Orthodontic solutions for Kids

Types of Orthodontic Braces and Appliances There are many different dental appliances used with pediatric patients today at Burlingame Smile Studio, serving Burlingame, Hillsborough, and Millbrae. Braces are still the #1 method used for straightening teeth and correcting misalignment in children’s teeth. They work by putting pressure on the teeth or jaws to move them

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Know The Facts About Oral Piercings

Body piercings are a common form of self-expression seen around San Francisco. Contact Burlingame Smile Studio first for more information for those who currently have an oral piercing or are considering one. Since this is a dental blog, I am sure you expect us to raise all sorts of alarms warning of the dangers of

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Invisible Braces vs Traditional Braces

While it’s obvious the main difference between old-style braces (clear or metal) and invisible braces is detectability, it isn’t the only thing to consider. There are pros and cons to both. Removability – Invisible braces can and must be removed when eating or drinking anything other than water. While this is an advantage over metal braces,

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