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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…
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Why Straighter Teeth Lead to a Healthier Life

Some people seem to believe that orthodontics treatments are purely cosmetic and only serve to generate a more beautiful smile. While a nice smile (and the positive self-esteem boost that goes along with it) is certainly a major benefit of orthodontics,…
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Caring for Your Smile During a Pandemic

There is no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic has changed life for a while, in more ways than we can count. While we will certainly get through this and come out stronger on the other side (we always have, after all), there are a lot of things…
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What to Expect When You’re Getting Your Braces Removed

The light at the end of the tunnel is close - you’ve almost completed the long journey of having braces and completing a major orthodontic treatment. There’s a new and great smile on your horizon. However, you may be wondering what to expect…
How Long Will I Have to Wear a Retainer After Treatment?

How Long Will I Have to Wear a Retainer After Treatment?

Orthodontic treatment is a long process, but it produces outstanding results. Most people think of the braces or Invisalign as the treatment, but the retainers afterwards are an important part of the process. After an orthodontic procedure,…
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Why You're Never Too Old To Straighten Your Smile

Teeth. There’s up 32 of them in the average smile. And yes… you probably do take them for granted.   For many of us, the idea of keeping our teeth straight and perfect tends to be something we experience primarily in our youth…

Tips to Maximize the Effectiveness of Invisalign

Here at Burke + Beckstrom Orthodontics, we want you to get the very most out of your Invisalign experience. That’s why we’ve compiled 4 helpful suggestions that will allow you to maximize the effectiveness of your treatment!     1…