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…
Summer has officially arrived! That means summer vacation, kids are at home and some free time for your family. Summer is the perfect time to schedule orthodontic appointments or to begin orthodontic treatment. Summer can also be a hard time to keep up with oral hygiene routines. According to a nationwide survey by Delta Dental, nearly 30% of parents say summer vacation is the most difficult time to get their children to keep up good oral health.
Here are two tips to help keep your smile and teeth healthy all summer long. Replace Your Toothbrush - Toothbrushes should be replaced every 3-4 months, so summer is the perfect opportunity to get a new one. A new toothbrush will help you ensure your teeth are being brushed and cleaned properly.
Stock Healthy Snacks - With kids at home and some free time, sugary treats are bound to end up in our diet. Stay ahead of the curve and stock some healthy snacks such as fruits and vegetables already cut up and within reach. Additionally, avoid sugary …
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.