Most Common Orthodontic Problems

Orthodontist Treatments and Correction Some of the most common orthodontic problems that require orthodontic intervention are crowded teeth, impacted teeth, and poor oral habits. Luckily for residents of Temecula and Lake Elsinore, Dr. Redford and Dr. Burke are available to correct these problems using their years of orthodontic training and experience for patients. Causes and Reasons to Fix Crowded Teeth Crowding occurs when there isn’t enough space for teeth to fit in the mouth. If left untreated, the problem gets worse with age. Over time, teeth move in front of or behind each other—causing alignment issues. For this reason, overcrowding…

Foods to Eat and Avoid with Braces

Making Choices Your Orthodontist Will Approve Wearing braces doesn’t mean eating a bland diet of soft foods. However, some restrictions and precautions will prevent damage to brackets and wires. By following these guidelines of foods to eat and avoid with braces, patients will avoid emergency visits to their orthodontist and ensure a beautiful smile once the braces come off. These guidelines apply to all types of braces, including self-ligating braces, which include: clear ceramic, metal braces, and Damon braces. Since Invisalign clear aligners can be removed for eating and brushing, Invisalign® patients don’t need to follow any particular dietary guidelines.…

Best Orthodontist in Temecula for Your Family

Top Temecula Invisalign and Self-Ligating Braces (Including Damon Braces) Orthodontics Since 1991, this amazing private orthodontist practice has been referred to as the best orthodontist in Temecula and Lake Elsinore for your family to shape and transform beautiful smiles. While reading all of the 5-star reviews on Google, Facebook, and Yelp, chances are that your friends, family, and neighbors have benefited from our expertise by creating gorgeous smiles with orthodontics. Dr. Burke and Dr. Redford are members of some of the most elite professional groups in their field, including accreditations and certifications, which benefit each of their valued patients. These…

Clear Aligners – A Great Choice for Straighter Teeth

Clear Correct vs Invisalign In just two decades, using clear aligners to create beautiful smiles has become a popular alternative to braces. These “aligner braces” were pioneered by Invisalign® in 1998. Since then, other companies that manufacture aligners (also called trays) have begun appearing on the market. At Burke & Redford Orthodontists, Dr. Burke and Dr. Redford believe in providing patients with the highest quality technology and treatment options. This is why our offices use Invisalign as our primary clear aligner and in the majority of our clear aligner cases. It is important to emphasize that clear aligners are simply…

Best Invisalign Orthodontist in Temecula

Is Invisalign Worth It? Before Invisalign® burst onto the scene in 2000, braces were pretty much the only way to straighten teeth, fix bites, and correct other orthodontic issues. By providing an alternative to braces that were more flexible and discreet, Invisalign quickly gained popularity with adults and teens who wanted beautiful smiles. Burke & Redford Orthodontists have been treating Invisalign patients in Temecula and Lake Elsinore since the year 2000 when it first became available to the public. Dr. Burke was among the first group of Invisalign trained orthodontists in the nation. Dr. Redford has received extensive training and…

Open Bite Braces Solution

Patients with Anterior Open Bites Have Several Treatment Options A healthy bite is an essential part of oral hygiene. In a healthy bite, the upper teeth fit slightly over the lower teeth, and the molars fit together properly. However, when the teeth don’t line up correctly, the result is a “bad” open bite. (The medical term is malocclusion, which is a fancy way of saying that the teeth aren’t aligned properly.) Having a healthy bite is important because it: Helps with efficiently biting and chewing food Promotes clear speech Prevents strain on jaw joints (which can contribute to headaches) Helps…

Damon Braces Before and After Pictures

How Damon System Braces Can Improve Your Smile They say “a picture is worth a thousand words.” This is certainly true for before and after photos of patients who have worn Damon braces. The results transformations are amazing for patients of Burke & Redford Orthodontics. What you might not know is that Damon braces often improve facial aesthetics in addition to straightening teeth. Many adult patients end up with a fuller, wider smile and improved facial balance (including smoother cheek contours). The result is a more youthful appearance. Some call this the Damon System Bracelift™. However, Damon braces are not…

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