Welcome to the official Blog for Burch Orthodontics. Braces are for all ages. The only requirement is the desire for a beautiful smile. We create those smiles all day, every day! Burch Orthodontics is located in Tallahassee, Florida. We've served our local community since 2003.
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
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 post-doctoral residency program focused on providing orthodontic
treatment to patients.
Before making any decision about orthodontic
treatment, we strongly encourage you to schedule an orthodontic consultation with Burch Orthodontics. Our team sincerely cares about your
smile, and we will take the time to discuss the pros and cons of all your
treatment options with you.
If you are beginning to research how to “get straight teeth” or “do I need braces,” a question you may be wondering is, "can my dentist give me braces?" The answer is a big NO! There are major differences between an orthodontist and a dentist. From what a dentist does to what an orthodontist can do.
As Orthodontists we utilize the latest technological advances in the profession to achieve unsurpassed results for our patients. Dentists are mainly concerned with your overall dental health. Dentists treat decayed teeth and remove failed teeth. Dentists look for abnormalities in the mouth and teach patients how to prevent dental disease.
Orthodontists are specialists in training teeth and aligning jaws. Another difference between both dentist and orthodontist, is orthodontist become specialists by completing four years of general dental education in dental school, and then continuing in an accredited program where they study their specific specialty full-time for two or more ye…
Happy new year! As we kick off the new year, It has been so awesome seeing so many incredible smiles. Tallahassee sure is brighter with all of our incredible patients and their smiles. Please give a warm welcome to the newest members of our Burch Orthodontics family. We have had treatments completed and new members with braces, all smiling bright.
At Burch Orthodontics, our mission is to create lasting relationships with our patients, honoring the trust they have placed with us while creating incredible smiles! Your smile is our number one priority. Schedule a consultation today.
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…