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Orthodontic Treatment for Adults

Orthodontic Benefits for Adults Orthodontic patients have traditionally been teenagers and children. However, during the past two decades, the number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment has steadily increased. Many orthodontists now have adults comprising 25% or more of their patient base. According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), 1,690,000 adults received orthodontic treatment in 2016. Since then, this number has risen—with adults being the fastest growing segment of orthodontic patients. Orthodontists are even treating patients in their 60s, 70s, and 80s! Burke & Redford Orthodontists is one of the top orthodontic practices treating a growing numbers of adult patients.…

Types of Teeth Retainers

Maintenance After Braces Come Off A patient’s orthodontic journey isn’t finished once braces come off. This simply concludes the active treatment stage. Now comes the maintenance phase, which includes wearing certain types of teeth retainers. Getting a beautiful smile took time, effort, and financial investment. Patients want to protect their investment and keep their teeth aligned and stable for the rest of their lives. The key to maintaining that new smile is a retainer. Without the use of dental retainers, newly straightened teeth can shift back to their original positions. Teeth are most vulnerable for the first several months after…

Interceptive Orthodontics

Early Orthodontic Treatment Shapes a Healthy Smile An orthodontist does much more than straighten teeth. The primary focus of many orthodontic treatments, especially for younger children, is fixing malocclusions (bad bites) and ensuring all teeth erupt normally and safely. Early orthodontic treatment is called interceptive orthodontics. The goal of interceptive orthodontics is to fix developing problems earlier rather than later. This means patients normally do not need to undergo more extensive interventions when they get older. Also, orthodontists can easily and predictably accomplish some things in younger children that aren’t always possible with older patients. Since 1991, Burke & Redford…

Dentist vs Orthodontist

What Is An Orthodontist? Many people are unsure about the difference between dentists and orthodontists. Although there are similarities between the two, significant differences relate to education and services provided. We want to help our patients understand the difference between a dentist vs orthodontist. Dr. Redford and Dr. Burke believe it is essential to know what distinguishes an orthodontist from a dentist. This knowledge allows patients to make educated decisions and choose the best provider for their needs. Educational Differences Between a Dentist and Orthodontist The first thing to understand is that all orthodontists are dentists. However, not all dentists…

Most Common Orthodontic Problems

Orthodontist Treatments and Correction Some of the most common orthodontic problems that require orthodontic intervention are crowded teeth, impacted teeth, and poor oral habits. Luckily for residents of Temecula and Lake Elsinore, Dr. Redford and Dr. Burke are available to correct these problems using their years of orthodontic training and experience for patients. Causes and Reasons to Fix Crowded Teeth Crowding occurs when there isn’t enough space for teeth to fit in the mouth. If left untreated, the problem gets worse with age. Over time, teeth move in front of or behind each other—causing alignment issues. For this reason, overcrowding…

Foods to Eat and Avoid with Braces

Making Choices Your Orthodontist Will Approve Wearing braces doesn’t mean eating a bland diet of soft foods. However, some restrictions and precautions will prevent damage to brackets and wires. By following these guidelines of foods to eat and avoid with braces, patients will avoid emergency visits to their orthodontist and ensure a beautiful smile once the braces come off. These guidelines apply to all types of braces, including self-ligating braces, which include: clear ceramic, metal braces, and Damon braces. Since Invisalign clear aligners can be removed for eating and brushing, Invisalign® patients don’t need to follow any particular dietary guidelines.…

Best Orthodontist in Temecula for Your Family

Top Temecula Invisalign and Self-Ligating Braces (Including Damon Braces) Orthodontics Since 1991, this amazing private orthodontist practice has been referred to as the best orthodontist in Temecula and Lake Elsinore for your family to shape and transform beautiful smiles. While reading all of the 5-star reviews on Google, Facebook, and Yelp, chances are that your friends, family, and neighbors have benefited from our expertise by creating gorgeous smiles with orthodontics. Dr. Burke and Dr. Redford are members of some of the most elite professional groups in their field, including accreditations and certifications, which benefit each of their valued patients. These…

Clear Aligners – A Great Choice for Straighter Teeth

Clear Correct vs Invisalign In just two decades, using clear aligners to create beautiful smiles has become a popular alternative to braces. These “aligner braces” were pioneered by Invisalign® in 1998. Since then, other companies that manufacture aligners (also called trays) have begun appearing on the market. At Burke & Redford Orthodontists, Dr. Burke and Dr. Redford believe in providing patients with the highest quality technology and treatment options. This is why our offices use Invisalign as our primary clear aligner and in the majority of our clear aligner cases. It is important to emphasize that clear aligners are simply…

Best Invisalign Orthodontist in Temecula

Is Invisalign Worth It? Before Invisalign® burst onto the scene in 2000, braces were pretty much the only way to straighten teeth, fix bites, and correct other orthodontic issues. By providing an alternative to braces that were more flexible and discreet, Invisalign quickly gained popularity with adults and teens who wanted beautiful smiles. Burke & Redford Orthodontists have been treating Invisalign patients in Temecula and Lake Elsinore since the year 2000 when it first became available to the public. Dr. Burke was among the first group of Invisalign trained orthodontists in the nation. Dr. Redford has received extensive training and…

Open Bite Braces Solution

Patients with Anterior Open Bites Have Several Treatment Options A healthy bite is an essential part of oral hygiene. In a healthy bite, the upper teeth fit slightly over the lower teeth, and the molars fit together properly. However, when the teeth don’t line up correctly, the result is a “bad” open bite. (The medical term is malocclusion, which is a fancy way of saying that the teeth aren’t aligned properly.) Having a healthy bite is important because it: Helps with efficiently biting and chewing food Promotes clear speech Prevents strain on jaw joints (which can contribute to headaches) Helps…

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