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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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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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