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Bad Breath

Burke & Redford Orthodontists has been shaping beautiful smiles in Temecula and Lake Elsinore since 1991. However, we know that a smile is more than just straight teeth. After all, an attractive smile accompanied by bad breath can be a big turnoff. In this article, we will look at the causes of bad breath and how our patients can freshen their breath. Spoiler alert—one of the key components is practicing good oral hygiene! We will also explain why addressing orthodontic issues may help alleviate bad breath. What Causes Bad Breath? Bad breath—also known as halitosis—is a common problem that has…

FAQs About Adult Orthodontic Treatment

More adults are seeking orthodontic treatment than ever before. According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), one in four orthodontic patients is an adult. Adults seek orthodontic treatment for various reasons. For those who had braces as teens, teeth may have shifted back to their original positions. Others may be addressing crooked teeth or bite issues for the first time. Still, others want to boost their self-esteem with a new smile. Regardless of the reason, adults are seeking orthodontic treatment in record numbers. However, orthodontic treatment for adults does differ from braces for teenagers or children’s braces. Luckily, Burke…

Smile Maintenance After Invisalign Treatment

After the last Invisalign tray, patients enter the maintenance phase of Invisalign treatment. Without proper maintenance, teeth can shift and become misaligned again, wasting all the time and money invested in acquiring a beautiful smile. The maintenance phase primarily involves wearing a retainer. Patients must also follow their recommended oral hygiene routine and visit the dentist for regular cleanings and check-ups. At Burke & Redford Orthodontists, we want our patients to enjoy their beautiful smiles for the rest of their lives. However, this will not happen if patients do not follow post-treatment recommendations. Here is a brief rundown on what…

Retainer FAQs

After the braces come off or the last Invisalign tray is used, orthodontic patients use a retainer to maintain their new smile. This is the last part of treatment but one of the most critical. Without proper retainer use, teeth can shift out of alignment—undoing months of treatment. Burke & Redford Orthodontists want their patients in Temecula, Lake Elsinore, and Riverside County to keep their new smiles for years to come. In this article, we answer some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about retainers. What Do Retainers Do? After braces or Invisalign, teeth are properly aligned. However, teeth…

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…

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