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Orthodontic Treatment for Seniors

Conventional thinking says that orthodontic treatment, including braces, is only for teenagers or perhaps young adults. However, the field of dentistry and orthodontics has changed a lot in recent years. Not only that, but people are living longer, and many older people have more disposable income than previous generations. Whether an older person simply wants

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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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Concerns for Adults Wearing Braces

Bone Structure Issues While adults have many options for the types of braces to choose from, age should be considered when deciding to purchase braces. You and your dentist should consider bone structure, bone loss, and the length of time you will need braces. First, visit an orthodontist like Dr. April Lee of Burlingame Smile

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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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How Do Clear Aligners Work?

The orthodontic clear aligner treatment process involves the following steps: Get a custom-tailored treatment plan First, visit an orthodontist like Dr. April Lee of Burlingame Smile Studio in Burlingame, CA for a consultation. During your appointment, the orthodontist will examine your teeth and capture a digital scan of your mouth. After further review of your

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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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Maintenance Tips for your Clear Retainer

What’s the Best Way to Wear My Clear Retainer? How long you will wear clear retainer depends on how your teeth began as well as your personal needs. Dr. Lee will give specific instructions for your condition. Generally, it is recommended that most patients wear their retainers for 20-22 hours a day after removing braces

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Why do some adults need orthodontic treatment?

There can be many reasons why an adult can develop misaligned teeth or a bad bite and decide that it’s time for orthodontic treatment. Genetics can play one of the main roles in orthodontic problems like under and over-bites. Habits lingering since childhood, like biting lips or sucking the tongue or thumb can cause the

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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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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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