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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…

Protruding Teeth in Children

Prevention and Treatment for Protruding Teeth What are Protruding Teeth? Teeth that protrude outward, which are commonly referred to as “buck teeth,” are a very prevalent type of malocclusion seen by orthodontists. Malocclusion is a word that refers to incorrect or improper bites. This type of malocclusion is often labeled with other terms like “overbite” or “overjet”. In this situation, the upper front teeth jut out over the lower set of teeth. In a normal bite, the top teeth should fit snugly over the bottom teeth. While some cases of protruding teeth may be hard to see without the person…

Removable Braces

Removable Braces for Teeth When a Board Certified orthodontist practice like Burke & Redford Orthodontists in Temecula recommends braces for a patient during a consultation, the first thing that usually comes to mind for the person is how they will look wearing braces while they are undergoing treatment. While it is often older teens and adults that may feel some initial apprehension, older children may also view braces as an obstacle to confidence and self-esteem due to their appearance. However, the field of orthodontics is constantly growing and advancing technologically. One of the newest innovations is removable braces for teeth.…

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…

When is the Best Time for Braces?

Your Best Braces Options in Temecula and Lake Elsinore Is There a Perfect Age for Braces? In any given year, approximately 4 million people are wearing braces for one reason or another. This number contributes to the fact that braces are very much in demand and needed by people, young and old. For many, it can be hard to know when the best age is to get braces. Children When it comes to children, the consensus among orthodontists is that children should receive an initial orthodontic evaluation at around the age of 7, or just after the first adult molars…

Damon Braces System

Find the Best Damon Braces Orthodontist in Temecula What is the Damon Braces System? The Damon Braces System is a relatively new technology in the world of orthodontics that is constantly improving and is a great tool in the hands of an experienced orthodontist. In comparison to traditional braces, Damon braces have some unique design characteristics: Damon braces are self-ligating braces and are available in two versions at Burke & Redford Orthodontists: metal brackets and clear brackets. Self-ligation refers to a specialized design that allows that allows for easy and comfortable adjustment of the braces. This also means less time…

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