Showing posts from December, 2020

Should You Get Clear Aligners?

Heather K. Burch Orthodontics At Heather K. Burch Orthodontics , our top priority is to create lasting relationships with our patients, honoring the trust they have placed with us while creating incredible smiles! Having straight teeth is important not only for children but for adults as well. Straightening your teeth with a clear aligner system (like Invisalign ) can treat common orthodontic problems thereby helping you maintain your dental health. Clear aligner treatment is a technique that straightens your teeth without braces, using a series of clear, removable aligners that are custom modeled to fit your teeth. The aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements Dr. Heather Burch plans out for you. The Benefits of Clear Aligner Treatment 1. Clear Aligners are Removable - This means you can take your aligner trays out when you eat

Adjusting to Your New Braces

Heather K. Burch Orthodontics You may not be excited to be getting braces, but before you know it…you will love your new braces. And soon you will realize your braces are working hard to help you achieve the smile you have always wanted. To help you get used to your new braces as quickly as possible, the team at Heather K. Burch Orthodontics recommends... Avoiding Sticky and Hard Foods. Braces are attached to your teeth with an adhesive that normally will withstand the forces of eating. However, braces can be dislodged and wires can be bent or broken when eating certain foods . For most situations, common sense will tell you what to avoid. Hard and sticky foods should be avoided as hard foods can break or damage wires and brackets and sticky foods can get caught between brackets and wires. Smooth Things Over. Although the brackets have been rounded and smoothed, until your cheek tissues have toughened, you may find it helpful to use a small piece of orthodontic wax around the