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Reasons for Senior to say Yes to Orthodontics

Teeth can be safely transplanted at any age if no active periodontal disease is present. Unfortunately, many seniors and their dentists do not consider orthodontics to be a practical option because they think it is a solution primarily for young people. As a result, a large part of the population is inadequately serviced and suffers

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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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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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What’s Involved with Two-phase Orthodontic Treatment?

Should Kids Visit the Orthodontist by Age Seven? Others sometimes say that seven years old is too young to go to an orthodontist. However, a quick glance at your child’s smile is likely to reveal that he already has many adult teeth. Nowadays, your child may already have eight of his upper and lower front

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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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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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How Long Will I Need to Wear My Braces?

Of course, when Dr. April Lee at Burlingame Smile Studio, serving Burlingame, Hillsborough, and Millbrae, says you need braces, one wonders: How long? However, the answer is as individual as you are. Three key factors will help an orthodontist estimate how long it will take to produce a successful smile: Your age. Children can see

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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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Types of Adult Orthodontic Problems

In adulthood, it’s common to see teeth begin to crowd toward the center of the mouth. It’s best to contact Burlingame Smile Studio with any concerns and to discuss your options for treatment. A normal bite may also shift with poor alignment because of a missing tooth. But it’s reassuring to know that no matter

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