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Child Orthodontics

How to Avoid Lost Retainers

By purchasing a retainer, you invest in the smile and oral health of your child. But less than a week later, they come home from school and say, “I’ve lost my backup!” Here are some ways to help your kids keep this expensive piece of furniture out of the trash. Retainers can help solve various

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Orthodontists are Specialially Trained and Experts at What They Do

Orthodontists specialize in the proper alignment of teeth and jaws and have dental training to give you the best smile, making them the right people for this type of treatment. Simply put, it is best to visit orthodontist, Dr. April Lee of Burlingame Smile Studio, in Burlingame, CA for a consultation. Here’s why: Orthodontists are specialists

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Self-Ligating Braces: Pros and Cons

Knowing which braces to choose can be difficult, especially when you consider the various factors that will affect your choice. Your orthodontic needs, budget, and lifestyle can affect which braces are best for you, so it’s important to know more about your braces. First, visit an orthodontist like Dr. April Lee of Burlingame Smile Studio

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Children Living with their New Braces in Burlingame CA

Is there much pain with kids’ braces? Some pain is to be expected, especially after braces are initially installed and after adjustments. Kids’ baby teeth and mouths can get more comfortable for braces in time and pain can disappear. If the pain is unpleasant, you can give them over-the-counter medication. You can also use the

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Benefits of Invisalign for Kids

Low Profile One of the main reasons why Invisalign is as popular as the name suggests is that it is almost invisible. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign is less conspicuous. This is a great benefit for children and teens who can often be confident. First, visit an orthodontist like Dr. April Lee of Burlingame Smile Studio

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Some Problems that Braces Can Cause and When to Call Dr. April Lee

Demineralization Demineralization is a serious condition. It happens when food left on teeth meets bacteria, creating acid. This acid depletes calcium and phosphate, causing “white scars” that look like chalky little white squares that outline the area where braces once were. Gingivitis Gingivitis occurs when the gum tissue around the teeth becomes inflamed and it’s

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Types of Occlusion

People can be self-conscious about their smiles if their teeth misalignment is obvious. There are many reasons why different people have different types of dental occlusion. It can be due to early behaviors or jaws alignment. There are a number of dental occlusion categories that someone’s teeth can fall under. It is best to contact

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At what age can I bring my child to the orthodontist?

When is my child old enough for a visit to Dr. April Lee at Burlingame Smile Studio? You’re likely wondering when it’s appropriate to first take your child to the orthodontist, and we at Burlingame Smile Studio can provide answers. In line with the America Association of Orthodontists, it is recommended that parents can start

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Why and When do Kids Need an Orthodontist?

Why do kids go to an orthodontist? Their dentist or one of their parents may recommend it because you have problems with your teeth or jaw. Or, if you don’t like the look of your teeth, you can ask your orthodontist Dr. April Lee at Burlingame Smile Studio in Burlingame, CA. Orthodontists treat children with

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Will I need follow-up visits with my orthodontist?

Visits with your orthodontist After your braces are installed, you will visit your orthodontist at Burlingame Smile Studio at regular intervals to check that your braces are in good working condition, and they can make needed adjustments. On average, you will likely visit him or her every 45 days for a checkup with braces are

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