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Are You Too Old For Braces?

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Orthodontic treatment is no longer just for teens. Many adults are choosing to receive treatment because they understand the importance of maintaining their health, and they want to feel better about their appearance. Just as straight, white teeth convey youth, a smile with crooked, discolored, or worn teeth is associated with an age. Beautifully straight, symmetrical white teeth cannot only make you look younger, but they can dramatically improve your confidence. Even if you start out with perfectly straight teeth, something called mesial drift will cause them to shift over time. Crowded teeth can increase the risk of tooth decay, premature tooth loss, and gum recession. Crowded or overlapping teeth can be difficult to clean, making gum disease more likely. Whether you’re 7 or 70, it’s the same physiological process that moves teeth through bone. Teeth move in response to forces being placed on them over time. Although childhood is the ideal time to make changes in the positioning of …

The Truth About Braces

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Choosing to get orthodontic care is a big decision for anyone. It means you are ready for a lifetime change that will affect your smile in a positive way. At Burch Orthodontics, we understand and respect your reasons for wanting to improve the way you look and feel. Our practice will work with you every step of the way to make sure your orthodontic care is an amazing experience. Our office utilizes the latest technology while offering a variety of safe and gentle treatment options to give you the customized, individual care you deserve. We often get asked a lot of questions on orthodontic care and treatment. We love educating our patients on what to expect and the benefits of orthodontic treatment. However, we have also seen a lot of false information on orthodontic treatment. Some are rumors heard by someone else, others are myths that have been told long ago, passed around, and believed to be true. Here are a few orthodontic myths and the real truth. Myth: “I can’t play sports anymore…