Showing posts from August, 2020

Out With the Old and In With the New

Heather K. Burch Orthodontics The toothbrush is your number one oral hygiene accessory.   We all know that toothbrushes help keep your teeth and mouth clean ...but do you know how long you should keep a toothbrush? It is recommended that you switch out that old toothbrush for a fresh new one ever 3 to 4 months. Replacing your toothbrush is essential since they are constantly being exposed to germs and bacteria. If you notice the bristles of your tooth brush have become worn that's a clear sign you need a new toothbrush.  People who wear braces should change their toothbrushes frequently because braces break down and fracture bristles which makes the toothbrush lose its effectiveness. It's helpful to keep a pack of toothbrushes available in the house at all times for easy replacement.   Now, you may be thinking…”My toothbrush is fine, I have it broken in just the way I like it.” Maybe that’s true, but did you know that your old toothbrush could actually be harming your mout

In Line for Invisalign

Heather K. Burch Orthodontics   Typically when we think orthodontics, we think traditional metal braces. And while technology has made many advances in traditional braces…there are more options for achieving the smile you have always dreamed of. If you want a straighter smile but don’t want to spend years of wearing traditional metal braces, Invisalign is the perfect option for you. At Heather K. Burch Orthodontics , we are a top provider of Invisalign and have years of experience permanently correcting alignment issues in a shorter time than traditional braces. Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using custom-made aligners created for you and only you. These aligners are smooth and comfortable. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements Dr. Burch has planned out for you. Not only is Invisalign effective, but the aligners are nearly invisible and can be worn without detection. This eliminates