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Removable Retainers explained

Overview There are two basic types of retainers: removable and permanent. Dr. April Lee of Burlingame Smile Studio will help you choose the best type for you based on what you needed braces for and any conditions you might have. You may receive both a removable retainer for your top teeth and a permanent one

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Types of Orthodontic solutions for Kids

Types of Orthodontic Braces and Appliances There are many different dental appliances used with pediatric patients today at Burlingame Smile Studio, serving Burlingame, Hillsborough, and Millbrae. Braces are still the #1 method used for straightening teeth and correcting misalignment in children’s teeth. They work by putting pressure on the teeth or jaws to move them

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What to Know About Getting Your Teen’s Braces Tightened During COVID-19

Has the pandemic affected my teen’s orthodontic treatment? The coronavirus pandemic has thrown a wrench into a lot of daily tasks and activities that used to be no problem to complete. If you have a teen with braces, you may wonder if you should make routine visits to your Burlingame orthodontist. In the early months

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Do Your Teeth Overlap? What’s the Best Way to Fix Them?

Plenty of people have teeth that overlap. While overlapping teeth are not always necessary to fix, an individual’s appearance can be improved by correcting the abnormality. What causes overlapping teeth? Overlapping teeth are usually caused by genetics or habits as a child such as thumbsucking. They can also be caused by the mouth being too

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What Are Dental Space Maintainers And How Are They Used?

What are dental space maintainers? Dental space maintainers (or spacers) are devices used for kids who have lost some baby teeth but their permanent teeth have a while before they will grow in. They hold space for the appropriate adult teeth to grow in. They also prevent the remaining adjacent baby teeth from moving into the

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Five Terrific Reasons to Consider Orthodontic Treatment

Do you love your smile? If the answer is “No” because your teeth aren’t straight or your bite is misaligned, we have another question for you. Why haven’t you explored orthodontic treatment? Let’s discuss five compelling reasons to consider getting braces. 1. A little can go a long way. If you have a tooth that

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Why Does an Overbite Need to Be Fixed?

An overbite, also called a deep bite or closed bite, is a type of malocclusion. It is characterized by the upper front teeth protruding excessively over the bottom front teeth when back teeth are closed. What are the causes of a deep bite? The lower jaw is shorter than the upper jaw This is the

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Not Too Late To Get Them Straight

Are you an adult in Burlingame with crooked teeth? Perhaps you are not familiar with the latest types of braces. Here is a quick rundown. If you don’t want the whole world to know you are wearing braces, ‘behind the teeth’ or lingual braces may be a good option. So-called ‘invisible braces’ work great for

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Don’t Underestimate The Importance of Retainers

The team at Burlingame Smile Studio in Northern California wants to discuss retainers. The retention phase is an essential milestone. When you’re ready for an orthodontic retainer, the slow, difficult work of moving teeth is over. Your smile looks incredible, but stay with the program. There is still a lot going on behind the scenes—under

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Nearly Invisible Teeth Straightening

Many  adults want to look younger by straightening their teeth but having a mouthful of  teenager-style metal braces is not exactly what they had in mind. Burlingame Smile Studio serving Northern California can help improve your smile. Are you considering orthodontia to straighten your teeth? There are several varieties of braces on the market today. The

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