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The Importance of Wearing and Caring for Retainers After Braces

After months or even years of wearing braces, you’re finally enjoying a beautifully straight smile. But at Burlingame Smile Studio we know that your orthodontic journey doesn’t end there. Wearing a retainer after braces is essential to maintain your new smile and ensure your teeth stay in their corrected positions. Here’s why you should wear

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Learn More About Children’s Orthodontics

A smile is often considered the most important aspect of a person’s physical appearance, and a healthy smile is one that every parent wants for their child. However, not every child is blessed with a perfect set of teeth and may require orthodontic treatment to correct any dental problems. This blog post is here to

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The Advantages of Orthodontic Treatment for Adults

Orthodontic treatment is not just for teenagers anymore. Thanks to advancements in modern dentistry, adults can now benefit from orthodontic treatment as well. A straighter smile is not just about appearances; it can also improve your overall oral health and quality of life. In this article, we will be discussing the benefits of orthodontic treatment

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Dental Retainer Guidelines for Proper Oral Health

Congratulations! You have finally gotten your dental braces removed and now is the time to welcome your new dental retainers. For those who don’t know, dental retainers are used to maintain the straightness of your teeth after braces. Just like braces, retainers play a crucial role in improving oral health. Retainers can hold your teeth

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Everything You Need to Know About Orthodontics

Everything You Need to Know About Orthodontics at Burlingame Smile Studio, Dr. April Lee Orthodontics is one of the most important branches of dentistry. It focuses on diagnosing and treating misalignment and irregularities in the teeth and jaw, as well as correcting improper bites. Orthodontic treatments can be used for both children and adults, and

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Orthodontics When You’re Older

Studies have shown that the frequency of malocclusions in adults is similar to what we see in children and teenagers. Perhaps three-quarters of adults have some kind of orthodontic problem – tooth decay or tooth displacement after extraction, for example. A beautiful smile is a sure way to boost self-confidence, and research shows that orthodontic treatment can improve career opportunities and social life. There are also potential health benefits, as misaligned teeth can be difficult to clean, setting the stage for tooth decay and gum disease. Orthodontic treatment can

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Who wears teeth retainers, and why?

People who have had their teeth fixed with braces use retainers. They are usually the last part of the orthodontic straightening process and ensure that the teeth stay in their new position. Although some people may believe that orthodontic work is complete when braces come off, wearing retainers for the prescribed amount of time is essential. Not following the guidance of one’s dentist or orthodontist could undo

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What Are the Different Types of Braces?

There are a surprising number of braces options for orthodontic patients. Contact Dr. April Lee, Orthodontist, at Burlingame Smile Studio for more information or to discuss a treatment plan. We serve Burlingame, CA, Hillsborough, and Millbrae. Traditional/Metal Braces Traditional braces involve placing metal brackets (usually stainless steel) over the teeth, which are attached to wires (usually metal alloys). The fibers are held together by small rubber bands.

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How Will Two-Phase Treatment Help My Child?

How Two-Phase Treatment Works The main goal of the first treatment is to allow the normal development of permanent teeth. This often results from jaw growth problems in children who are at high risk of needing jaw surgery later in life. The first part of the treatment is done when the jawbone is very flexible. Once the bones are strong, it is too late to change them through orthodontic procedures and invasive surgery will be required. Common methods of

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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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