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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…

What is an Archwire?

How Archwires Function in Orthodontic Treatment Orthodontic braces are made up of different parts. Each part performs a function that helps the orthodontist bring about a beautiful smile by the end of treatment. While brackets and elastics play important roles, the wiring is the part of the system that is essential in bringing the teeth together in perfectly straight rows. Also known as the archwire, this part of the braces system is the thin wire that passes through each individual bracket (brace). It is held securely in place by the tiny elastic ties or clasps on each bracket. When braces…

Palatal Expander

What are the Benefits of a Palatal Expander? Why Do Young Children Need Orthodontic Treatment? The American Association of Orthodontics recommends children receive an orthodontic consultation starting at the age of 7. This is about the time the first adult molars have erupted into the mouth and established the back tooth bite relationship. Early evaluation is beneficial because a young child’s mouth is still forming and growing at this age. This presents orthodontists with a unique window of time to address issues with the jaw size and jaw structure in an easier, more comfortable, and more conservative way than if…

When Should I See an Orthodontist?

Reasons it May Be Time to Seek Orthodontic Treatment In many situations, people do not seek out orthodontic care on their own accord. Instead, the person’s primary dentist will refer them to see a qualified orthodontist for things such as spacing between teeth, a crooked smile, or an improper bite. Other people take the initiative themselves and seek out treatment from a local orthodontist. If not referred by their family dentist, children should see an orthodontist for an evaluation beginning at the age of 7 years old. This is done to determine if any issues are present or developing. It…

How Teens Can Have the Best Experience in Braces

Orthodontist-Approved Tips for Teens in Braces Is it Normal to Feel Apprehensive About Getting Braces? Of course, each person is different, but some teens can be apprehensive about going to the orthodontist, which is completely normal. While some children and adults may feel hesitation about orthodontic treatment, children are usually too young to fully understand that the course of treatment is straightforward. Most adults often see it as nothing to worry over. However, for teenagers, getting braces is an unknown experience and they may worry about the social implications of undergoing orthodontic treatment. How Many Teens Get Braces Per Year?…

Common Terms Used in Orthodontic Procedures

At Burke & Redford Orthodontists, it is a priority for our doctors to fully explain what to expect during treatment, and we also want to list the most common terms surrounding orthodontic care. This helps bring comfort and peace of mind to the patient, which is important to us. While the specific terms discussed below are not exhaustive, they are some of the most used in an orthodontist’s office. Dr. Redford and Dr. Burke are happy to explain any term a patient may be unfamiliar with during your consultation appointment or at any stage of treatment. Important Terms in Orthodontic…

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