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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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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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