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Clear Bracket Braces

Ceramic Orthodontic Braces Dental issues such as misalignment, malocclusion, and gaps between the teeth can cause problems with chewing, as well as self-esteem issues. Some adolescents and adults might want to straighten their teeth but may not want to get metal braces since they are noticeable. One alternative to metal braces is ceramic braces, also called clear bracket braces. What are ceramic braces? They are a type of braces that are made of ceramic to match the color of your own teeth. During the initial consultation, Dr. Redford and Dr. Burke help patients understand ceramic orthodontic braces and whether these…

Do I Need Braces?

Find Out if You Need an Orthodontist Determining if braces are needed for adults and children is an important decision that should be made with the help of an experienced, licensed, and reputable orthodontist. Every adult, teenager, and even child wants an aesthetically pleasing smile, but orthodontic care goes beyond correcting crooked teeth. If you’re asking yourself, do I need braces, we will be happy to help answer your questions below. Proper alignment of the teeth and jaw are vital to our oral health. Overly crowded teeth are difficult to clean, which leads to gum disease, and jaw misalignment issues…

Selecting The Best Orthodontist

Questions to Ask When Choosing An Orthodontist Choosing the right orthodontist for your family might seem overwhelming. To help make the process easier, we’ve compiled a list of questions to ask when choosing an orthodontist. Our orthodontists have been in business for 30 years and are known as the best orthodontists in Temecula and Lake Elsinore–all over Southern California. The purpose of these questions is to help families identify an orthodontist that: Is qualified and trained in orthodontic treatment Uses the latest technology Offers flexible payment options Assists with insurance Has a great reputation Treats patients of all ages Throughout…

Accelerated Orthodontics

Getting Your Braces Off Faster People with braces want to enjoy the benefits of their improved smile as soon as possible. Virtually no one wants to wear braces longer than needed. In fact, most patients would prefer to have their braces off as quickly as possible. Dr. Redford and Dr. Burke have a safe alternative known as accelerated orthodontics for their patients. Treatment with braces usually takes between 18 and 24 months. Many factors—ranging from environmental to genetic—play a role in how quickly teeth move into the proper positions. However, the most significant factor is how complex the issues are…

How to Stop The Thumb Sucking Habit

When A Habit Appliance Can Help Many families don’t think of the orthodontist’s office as a place to seek help for thumb sucking. However, an orthodontic device called a habit appliance is extremely effective at breaking the thumb sucking habit. Learn more about how to stop the thumb sucking habit with this simple appliance for your child. At Burke & Redford Orthodontists, Dr. Redford and Dr. Burke believe in educating patients and their families about the different ways we can help improve smiles and correct bites. We will examine the damaging effects of chronic thumb sucking, remedies to try at…

Correcting Bites and Making Space in the Mouth

Pendulum, Carriere Distalizer, and Quad Helix Appliances Orthodontists do much more than straighten teeth with braces or Invisalign. In fact, one of an orthodontist’s primary jobs is correcting bites, also called malocclusions (bad bites). In order to do this, orthodontists use various appliances that can correct bites, widen the jaw, and make space in the mouth. At Burke & Redford Orthodontists, Dr. Redford and Dr. Burke use a variety of appliances during orthodontic treatment. To educate our patients, we’ve been providing information about some of the lesser known orthodontic devices used in our practice. This article focuses on the pendulum,…

Herbst Appliance

Guiding Lower Jaw Growth Braces and Invisalign are not the only ways that orthodontists improve the smiles of their patients. Several different orthodontic appliances are used to help correct various issues, such as malocclusions (bad bites) and jaws that are too narrow. To help educate our patients, Burke & Redford Orthodontists has been providing information about the different orthodontic appliances that may be used during a patient’s treatment. This article focuses on the Herbst appliance. Problems Corrected with the Herbst Appliance The Herbst appliance is most often used to correct moderate or severe overbites, which is when the lower teeth…

Banded and Bonded Expanders

Appliances for Widening the Upper Jaw When most people think of the orthodontist’s office, they usually think of braces and Invisalign. However, orthodontists use a variety of appliances to achieve different goals—such as preserving space in the mouth or widening the jaw. This article focuses on appliances used to widen a narrow jaw—banded and bonded expanders. At Burke & Redford Orthodontists, we believe in educating our patients and their families so they feel comfortable with the different appliances that may be used during orthodontic treatment. Problems Caused By Narrow Upper Jaws An upper jaw that is too narrow can cause…

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