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Why Your Child Should Always Play Sports with a Mouthguard

Making decisions for your growing child is no easy task. After all, you’re always stuck between yes and no. Suffice to say; you scramble to find the middle ground. Be it a simple thing like your kid wants extra sweets at night or something…
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Why Is Oral Care Important During Orthodontic Care?

Whenever you have braces, you often hear that you need to take better care of your oral hygiene. Why is that? The short answer to this question is that braces provide more nooks and crannies for food and germs to hide under. As a result, your…
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Is Adult Orthodontic Treatment Right for You?

Your smile. It’s one of the most common things we take for granted as adults. We were all taught just how to take care of our smiles when we were children. And those habits have stuck with us for decades.   According to the most…
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What is Invisalign?

Burke and Beckstrom Orthodontics understands that a smile is more than a smile. It conveys happiness and exudes how you feel about yourself. That is why our staff utilize their expertise and top of the line technology to ensure that your smile…
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Why Is It Important to Go To The Dentist During Your Orthodontic Treatment?

Believe it or not, there is a consistent belief that if you are seeing an orthodontist for treatment, such as braces, it shouldn’t be necessary to see a dentist as well. After all, both are doctors that are working on your teeth, so why should…
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How Do Teeth Move?

There is the sense that teeth and the jaw are these grand immovable objects, that once we are adults, our teeth are largely set in place. After all, they feel solid and set in place, and it can be a little hard to comprehend how they can move…
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What Causes Crooked Teeth?

If there is one thing those of us in the orthodontics world are known for, it’s braces and the fact that they are used to treat cases of crooked teeth (among other things) in our patients. However, one of the more commonly asked questions…
Child Receiving Orthodontic treatment at Burke + Beckstrom Office
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Why Is It Important to Have Orthodontic Treatment at a Young Age?

It is very important for your child to receive orthodontic treatment for any issues they have at a young age. You may be aware that it is recommended your child receive their first orthodontic evaluation by the age of seven, and that recommendation…
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What Age Should My Child Have an Orthodontic Evaluation?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that your children be seen for an orthodontic evaluation no later than age seven.   You may think that your child’s teeth are growing perfectly normal, but an orthodontist can…
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What Happens at The First Visit?

It’s no secret that some people can be scared or intimidated by the thought of their first visit to an orthodontist. Already, people have nerves about dentists, and orthodontists conjure up similar emotions. We happen to feel that knowledge…
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How To Stop Your Child From Sucking Their Thumb

One of the more prominent images we all have of babies and infants is the fact that they will suck their thumb. And, for a while, it’s absolutely nothing to worry about. It’s a completely natural reflex that helps with self-soothing, an…
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Invisalign vs. Smile Direct Club

For those who are looking to improve their smile, there are a couple of big names that many patients ask about: Invisalign and Smile Direct Club. Both of these solutions advertise significant results and an affordable cost with not a lot of…