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How to Maintain a Healthy Smile

Steps to Achieving a Beautiful, Winning Smile Healthy Brushing Techniques The first step to achieving a healthy smile is, without a doubt, brushing your teeth. Completing this simple, everyday routine can mean the difference between a dull, decaying smile and beautifully white, healthy teeth. While brushing twice per day is recommended at the minimum, it would be most beneficial to brush after each meal. Brushing should be done for at least 2 minutes. Ideally, when brushing, the toothbrush should be held at a 45-degree angle below the gums. The back, front, and top surfaces of the teeth should be brushed…

Types of Orthodontic Braces

Braces Offered at Burke & Redford Orthodontists What Can Braces Do for Me? There is no denying that different types of orthodontic braces are not only an investment but a substantial commitment as well. However, for people dealing with crooked teeth, uneven bites, or misaligned jaws, this popular orthodontic appliance can offer incredible, life-changing benefits that are too good to pass up. The Benefits of Braces The following are some of the attractive benefits that braces can offer you: Boost self-esteem and confidence Straighten or align the teeth, smile, and gumline Create a symmetrical and proportionate facial balance Enhance oral…

Summertime Is Ideal for Beginning Orthodontic Treatment

For many tweens and teenagers, summer means relaxation and fun. Activities such as swimming, eating ice cream, and sleeping late are top priorities. However, summer is also an ideal time to begin orthodontic treatment. In this article, we will look at why summertime is a great time to start orthodontic treatment. We will also share tips on caring for braces during summer. After all, no one wants to spend summer vacation getting a broken bracket fixed at the orthodontist! Three Reasons Why Summer Is Ideal for Starting Orthodontic Treatment At Burke & Redford Orthodontists, we know that our patients in…

The Importance of In-Person Visits to the Orthodontist

In-Person versus Virtual Orthodontic Visits Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, virtually delivered healthcare has been an essential and necessary aspect of daily life for millions of people. Thanks to recent advances in telehealth, medical examinations and conversations with your doctor have become possible from the comfort of your own home. Teleorthodontics Similarly, orthodontists around the nation have faced the challenge of delivering quality care to patients through the ever-expanding venue of teleorthodontics. Teleorthodontics allows orthodontists to conduct consultations, check-ups, and routine adjustments with their patients virtually through the internet using Zoom or regular phone calls. The capacity to deliver excellent oral…

Will You Need a Tooth Extraction Before Braces?

How Tooth Extraction Can Be Beneficial On average, only 10% to 20% of all orthodontic patients will require tooth extractions. Patients who are advised to get an extraction should rest assured they will not feel any discomfort during this process. We refer our patients to highly qualified dentists or oral surgeons within our community. Although the thought of tooth extraction may naturally bring about some negative feelings, patients understand the benefits of tooth removal (when it is advised in their case) and how it outweighs the disadvantages after talking through the treatment plan with our doctors. For some patients, tooth…

Meet the Team at Burke & Redford Orthodontists

Since 1991, Burke & Redford Orthodontists has been providing safe, high-quality, and technologically advanced orthodontic care to youth, teens, and adults in Temecula and Lake Elsinore, CA. The team at Burke & Redford Orthodontics are all highly trained and skilled at their jobs—ensuring that patients receive the best orthodontic care. Having well-trained staff dedicated to patient care is what differentiates Burke & Redford Orthodontists from other orthodontic practices. After all, most practices have access to the same tools—such as Damon braces or Invisalign. However, Burke & Redford Orthodontists get great results because of the experience, training, and dedication of its…

What to Expect When Getting Braces

Do Braces Cause Discomfort? Most patients coming in to get braces tend to have a preconceived idea of what the process will be like. Quite often, these ideas can cause anxiety or unnecessary worry. After experiencing the process of getting braces, our patients are happy to report that it is much different than what they may have expected. They find out that getting braces is not scary at all. As the doctors and assistants talk with the patient before and during the procedure, it is common for them to relax and feel confident they are in good, capable hands. At…

What to Expect at an Orthodontic Consultation

The Simple Steps to Getting Braces Explained What is an Orthodontic Consultation? An initial consultation is an essential step everyone should go through before they receive any kind of orthodontic treatment. This appointment serves as a means for the patient (or parent) to communicate their orthodontic concerns and reasoning for seeking orthodontic care. The orthodontist can then present treatment options, discuss advantages and disadvantages of each option, and give advice about which plan will give the best result in the most comfortable and efficient manner. The treatment plan is always decided upon jointly by the patient (or their parent/guardian) and…

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