Straighter Smiles Available Online

You may have noticed lately that some online direct-to-consumer orthodontic companies have been making orthodontic treatment sound cheap and easy. 
While it may sound great to save money and buy your orthodontic treatment directly online…the reality is you aren’t getting the treatment for less. You are simply purchasing a product and opting out of the many important aspects that make orthodontics work. The money you save today may end up costing you more in future corrective action.
Orthodontic treatment is a major medical procedure. This is precisely why orthodontists, like Dr. Heather Burch, are required to undergo extensive training and education before they can begin performing treatments. 
Remember…orthodontic treatment is not a product or device. Orthodontic treatment is a professional, medical service. When your care is personally supervised by an orthodontist who is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, you are assured that your orthodontist spent years in a p…

Ageless Smiles

Your teeth are probably the only thing on your face that won’t get wrinkles…but your teeth certainly do show signs of aging. So if you want to look younger and healthier, your teeth are a great place to start!
Take 10 years off your appearance…no plastic surgery needed!
Step 1- Teeth naturally darken as we age. One reason is that your teeth absorb color from food and drinks. Even if you take fantastic care of your teeth, they will eventually yellow over time. Whitening your teeth with custom whitening trays is the best way to achieve a deep and thorough color change that can take years off your appearance.
Step 2- Even if you start out with perfectly straight teeth, something called mesial drift will cause them to shift over time.Crowded teethare an instant giveaway of age and straightening your teeth can often take 10 to 15 years off your appearance. Crowded teeth also increase the risk of tooth decay, premature tooth loss, and gum recession, all of which guarantee looking old.
Step 3- O…

National Facial Protection Month

April is National Facial Protection Month and the team at Burch Orthodontics would like to take this time to remind our athletes to wear a mouthguard during recreational and organized sports.

A mouthguard is an essential piece of athletic gear that should be part of your standard equipment from an early age when it comes to protecting your mouth. Mouthguards prevent injuries to the bone and tissues around the teeth. They also help prevent injuries to the lower jaw and temporomandibular joint in the jaw.
A properly fitted mouthguard may be especially important for people who wear braces. A blow to the face could damage the brackets or other fixed orthodontic appliances. A mouthguard also provides a barrier between the braces and your cheek or lips, which will help you avoid injuries to your gums and cheeks. An effective mouthguard should be comfortable, resist tears, be durable and easy to clean, and should not restrict your breathing or speech.
There are three types of mouthguards: Stock …

COVID19 Update

**Important Information regarding your treatment until the mandate is lifted!**

Good Afternoon to our Burch Orthodontic Family! In the State of Florida, we have been mandated to close until May 8th, 2020. We are asking that our patient's help with this by following our posted link for step by step instructions for At-home troubleshooting for emergencies. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort, and are unable to use the video tutorial tools to make yourself comfortable, please call us so that we can assist.

We have put in place new procedures for running virtual check-ins until the mandate has been lifted. We are doing the best we can to reach out to patients individually as their scheduled appointments are interrupted via the email and phone numbers we currently have on file. If you are scheduled this week or the beginning of next week and have not received an Email or Text Message from our office regarding your next visit, please refer to the following instructions:

1. Follow…