Showing posts from October, 2017

Braces for Kids - What Is The Right Age?

The American Association of Orthodontics recommends an orthodontic evaluation at the age of 7. This is the recommended age because it typically is the first appearance adult teeth, and when some of the more serious issues in dental development can begin. Treatment for young children is usually primarily aimed at dealing with functional problems that immediately threaten the health of the teeth. The conditions that we treat in early childhood are problems of tooth eruption, crossbite, overcrowding, jaw growth problems, snoring, thumb sucking, tongue thrust, and open bite. Orthodontic issues can and do develop very early in childhood, which is why early treatment is important to prevent damage to the adult teeth or to limit the effects of a developing growth problem. Contact us today for your initial early consultation. Your child will be in wonderful hands and you will know what treatments may be necessary. You can easily schedule your complimentary consultation right on our website

Four Flavorful Fall Smoothies

With Fall in full swing and with it the hectic holidays just a step further down the road, we thought we’d put together a list of a few fall-themed smoothies that can serve as a great (and easy!) breakfast or after school snack. Pumpkin Banana Smoothie If you’re a pumpkin fan, this smoothie is for you! While pumpkin is a trendy item, especially this time of year, what you might not know is pumpkin has both fiber and protein which makes for a healthy and filling smoothie. 2 tablespoons canned pure pumpkin 5 tablespoons milk 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt 1 banana, frozen ½ teaspoon honey ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon pinch of nutmeg ¼ cup ice Helpful tip: If you’re finding that you have several over ripened bananas that you aren’t able to eat in time, toss them in a freezer bag! Frozen bananas are the perfect addition to smoothies and help make preparation even easier for those hectic weekday mornings.  Cranberry, Pear, & Orange Smoothie That’s quite a mouthful, and trust

The Process of Clear Smiles

Whether you’re considering Invisalign treatment for yourself or someone you love, knowing more about the entire process can help you be more confident in your decision to choose Invisalign.  During your initial consultation, you and Dr. Burch will discuss your concerns in detail to determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign. We will take x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth, which will be used to create a digital 3-D image. From these images, Dr. Burch will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth and tell you the approximate length of treatment. While every case is unique to each patient, treatment typically takes approximately 12 to 18 months.  Based on your individual treatment plan, a series of custom-made, clear aligners are then created specifically for you. These aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable, BPA-free plastic that won't irritate your cheeks and gums like traditional metal braces often do. Simply