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Crooked Teeth

After the loss of baby teeth, it is a rare for someone to develop perfectly straight teeth as they mature into adulthood. Because of inherited conditions, acquired habits during childhood, and the overall imperfections of the facial structure, crooked teeth often come as a result. While some people may see a crooked smile as part of who they are, many others desire to have straight teeth instead. In some cases, there may be no problems associated with someone opting NOT to fix their crooked teeth. However, it is recommended that an orthodontist examine them to make sure there are no…

What’s New in Orthodontics?

The Top Trends in Orthodontic Treatment Today While there are many different, innovative technologies being developed in the world of orthodontics, all these advances share a common theme. Every orthodontic advancement today is being designed to make patient treatment more efficient, less invasive, and with the least amount of discomfort possible. For instance, orthodontic treatment involving braces used to take several years to complete in some cases. Now, with the latest technologies, these types of cases can be completed in a much shorter period. In some cases, patients are finishing treatment in under a year! Given the value people place…

Virtual Orthodontic Consultation and Emergency Temecula Orthodontist

Teleorthodontic Appointments Available Now During COVID-19 Teleorthodontics, one of the most exciting, far-reaching new facets of orthodontics, is now being offered at Burke & Redford Orthodontists to all current and new patients. This telehealth endeavor allows for our practice’s high standards to be upheld even outside our beautiful offices. In addition to protecting our patients and staff, this virtual service allows our patients to connect with us remotely and from the safety of their homes during the present health crisis. This time holds many unprecedented challenges for people and businesses around the world as we all learn to adapt to…

Emergency Orthodontic Care

Types of Orthodontic Emergencies What is an Orthodontic Emergency? Although it is extremely rare for a true emergency to happen while a patient is undergoing orthodontic treatment, it does happen in some cases. Any emergencies that do occur usually have to do with malfunctioning parts on orthodontic appliances or a sudden injury to the facial area. Listed below are the 3 primary situations that may classify as an orthodontic emergency: Intense, unbearable discomfort is felt in the mouth or jaw region A situation that puts the patient’s health at risk A situation which directly disrupts the normal treatment plan in…

FAQ’s About Jaw Surgery

Signs You Might Need Orthognathic Surgery  How Do You Know if You Need Jaw Surgery? A study has found that approximately 20% of people living within the United States have skeletofacial imbalances that could benefit by corrective jaw surgery. Within this percentage are a wide variety of different problems that may require orthognathic surgery. We have listed some of the commonly observed signs/symptoms where jaw surgery may be advantageous for the patient: Noticeable difficulties biting, chewing, or swallowing food Speech impediments Teeth that are wearing or breaking down excessively due to the bite relationship Inherited facial problems Incurred injuries to…

Common Questions Kids Ask About Braces

Best Braces Friendly Foods to Eat When it comes to braces, most kids have no problem wearing them. In fact, for many kids, they are excited to wear braces and decorate them with the fun colored ties that are available. Statistics show 75% of all children will need some type of orthodontic treatment after their adult teeth have come in. Because of this, many children will have an abundance of questions they want answered before receiving braces. At Burke & Redford Orthodontists, it is Dr. Redford and Dr. Burke’s priority to make sure your child is as comfortable with the…

Braces Aftercare

Helping Children Keep a Healthy Smile While in Braces Caring for Teeth During Braces Flossing with Braces for Children Encouraging your child to floss can be a real challenge, especially when it sometimes feels hard enough getting them to brush sufficiently each day. Flossing is essential to maintaining good oral health and a beautifully white smile for people in braces at any age. The wires and brackets associated with braces can be tricky to navigate around with standard dental floss, but flossing is still very important in caring for teeth and gums. Flossing reaches the parts of the teeth the…

Molar Uprighting

Correcting a Tilted Molar What is Molar Uprighting? Molar uprighting is a process whereby a tilted molar is corrected through an orthodontic procedure. Molars are the large teeth located in the back part of the mouth. These are the main teeth used for grinding up food during the chewing process and are therefore very important. Molars that are tilted mesially means they tilt towards the front of the mouth. A tooth is often seen tipping in this manner when there is an empty space next to it rather than a tooth. Teeth can also tilt distally in some cases. This…

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