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Child Orthodontics

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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Who are Orthodontists and Why do I Need Them?

What exactly is an orthodontist? We associate a perfect smile with overall good health, and it is true that oral health plays an important role in your overall health. Misaligned teeth can lead to dental problems, including decay, gum disease, pain. Schedule an appointment with Dr. April Lee at Burlingame Smile Studio to learn more.

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First Orthodontist Visit

At what age should a child visit an orthodontist? There is no set age for a child to visit an orthodontist like Dr. April Lee of Burlingame Smile Studio – some children go at six years old, some children at 10 years old, and some go as teenagers. Even adults visit an orthodontist for treatment.

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Some background on Dental Retainers

Types of orthodontic appliances and holders Interchangeable appliances Burlingame Smile Studio specializes exclusively in orthodontics and we encourage you to get in touch to discuss your needs and concerns.In shape as a mouth guard, retainers (sometimes called holders) are small, personalized devices made of plastic and metal. The upper brackets fit into the roof of

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