Thankful Thursday Smiles

Many orthodontists in Tallahassee, Florida can make a straight smile, but we pride ourselves in being more than just ‘smile straighters’. When a parent is making health decisions for their child, many factors are considered. Our mission at Burch Orthodontics is to create lasting relationships with our patients, honoring the trust they have placed with us while creating incredible smiles.

Everyday, we are reminded how thankful we are for the trust our patients have placed with us. We are so thankful for all the amazing smiles we have transformed in our office. We love the excitement our patients feel when they begin their orthodontic treatment or on their final day with braces.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see all of our patients and their beautiful smiles. 

2 Perfect Dessert's for those with Braces

Braces is a major milestone for anyone at any age. The excitement of what your smile will be transformed into is a great feeling. What may not be a great feeling is the first few days after having your braces put on. Your mouth may feel sore and some teeth, usually the front teeth, may be tender and sensitive to pressure.

Until you become accustomed to eating with your new braces, you may find it beneficial to follow a diet consisting of all soft foods. When you are comfortable and accustomed to your braces, try these 2 perfect desserts. They are soft, easy to chew and delicious (depends on how you make these desserts).

1. Gelatin Desserts:
Gelatin desserts are the perfect dessert for anyone who wears braces. Their softness is safe for chewing with braces and their sweetness make for the perfect pair. Look up a few recipies and add in some soft fruits such as grapes or bananas.

2. Pudding
Pudding is also another perfect dessert because it is so versatile for anyone at any age. Just lik…

Spooky Halloween Recipes

Halloween is here! Spooky costumes and tasty treats are just a few of our favorite things on Halloween night. From the sugary treats to the endless amount of candy, Halloween can be a tricky time for those who just received orthodontic treatment. The hard candy is too hard, the sticky candy is too sticky for your braces and teeth, and the crunchy type of candy can damage your braces. 
Here are a few fun recipes’ that will be tasty and delicious on Halloween. Remember to always stick to your routine, brushing and flossing your teeth. 

Halloween Parfait: 

What You Need:

3 boxes instant vanilla pudding1 teaspoon red food coloring 1/2 teaspoon yellow food coloring one 9-ounce package plain chocolate wafers 6 cups milk chocolate syrup to taste One 8-ounce can mandarin oranges, drained

Combine pudding mix and milk in a large bowl as directed on the package. Refrigerate until firm. Crush chocolate wafers into crumbs, using a food processor, or put the wafers into a plastic food stor…

World Smile Day

Happy World Smile Day! Check out a few of our patients and their extraordinary smiles. We believe in transforming smiles that last a lifetime. After all, a smile is the universal language that can make a lasting impression.

Spirit Week at Burch Orthodontics

At Burch Orthodontics, we make all our patients feel right at home. Our team prides themselves on providing an energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. We love what we do and we love having fun doing it. After all, we are creating beautiful smiles everyday.

One of our favorite things to do at our office is dress-up days. Last week was “Spirit Week” at Burch Orthodontics and we had a blast with our patients.

Monday: Harry Potter Day

Tuesday: Mythical Creature Day

Wednesday: Burch Rodeo Day

Thursday: 80’s Day

We have a lot of pride in what we do and the way we do it. A sense of accomplishment, the thrill of achievement and the feeling of being a part of something that really makes a difference is what drives each and every one of our team members!

Orthodontic Treatment Myths

Myth: My dentist says he can give me braces Truth: Pause and consult with an orthodontist. While all orthodontist are dentist, a very few percentage of dentist are also orthodontist. An orthodontist is a dental specialist in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. Orthodontists must successfully complete an additional two to three-year residency program of advanced dental education in orthodontics. Myth: Braces can interfere with radio signal Truth: This would actually be cool, but this is false! The type of metal used to make your braces might look like what your radio’s antenna is made out of, but your braces are not going to conduct radio signals. Myth: I can’t play sports with braces Truth: Having braces, does not mean you have to stop living your life! As long as you wear a mouthguard, braces should not stop you or your child from playing your favorite sport. Ask our staff for more information on mouthguards. Myth: My teeth will remain st…

Back to School Check-ups!

Back to school season is officially here! Kids have returned back to school and the normal routines have begun. As summer comes to an end and fall season returns, it can be a busy time for parents and their children. New activities and new routines, it’s easy to forget simple check-ups to the orthodontist.

Why is it important for a check-up during back-to-school season? This is the time to schedule an appointment to measure the progress of your child’s orthodontic treatment. This will ensure your child's treatment is on schedule.

If your child is playing fall sports, be sure to get a mouthguard specifically designed for your child. This is the perfect time to ensure your child is on the road to a healthy beautiful smile. At Burch Orthodontics, we make all our patients feel right at home. Our team prides themselves on providing an energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Our staff is trained and skilled and each member of our team has years of experience in treating patie…