Good Gum Health Is Important for the Successful Realignment of Your Teeth

The orthodontic braces installed in your mouth at Dr. Stacee Burson’s orthodontic clinic are designed to create a function and dynamic system for correcting the alignment of your teeth. This is done through a series of regularly schedule adjustment appointments. The tension applied during these sessions will gradually stretch the periodontal ligaments that anchor your… Read more »

Holiday Treats That Are Safe for Braces

Sometimes, you just need a little something sweet. Unfortunately, nuts, candy canes, and caramel seem to permeate the treat scene, and none can be eaten with braces. But there are still lots of delicious foods to eat–especially if you make your own desserts! Here are some delightful options for your holiday season. Fudge: Fudge is… Read more »

The Best Orthodontic Appliance for Your Child

Most people need orthodontic work at some point, and it’s best to do it soon after your child’s permanent teeth come in. would like you to be aware of all your options. Here’s a brief description of each one: Traditional Braces: Traditional braces are lighter and stronger than they once were. Metal stainless steel brackets… Read more »

Braces Correct Alignment Issues

When your child’s 20 primary teeth are gradually restored their set of 32 adult teeth, it’s possible for minor alterations to occur. In many cases, the divergence in their dentition can be major. If a misalignment is not corrected, your child’s mouth will be at an increased risk of tooth decay and dental fractures. That’s… Read more »

Extracting a Tooth in Preparation for Braces

As your child grows, his or her mouth and jaw slowly expands. This is usually accompanied by 20 primary teeth being replaced by 32 adult teeth. It’s possible for two or more teeth to emerge too close together. If not addressed properly, this can cause chips, a dental fracture, and dental attrition problems on multiple… Read more »

Is Invisalign® for Me?

If you have a crooked, misaligned smile, then you might be considering your orthodontic options. Fortunately, there are many. In addition to your many braces options, you also have clear aligner options, like Invisalign®. Today, our orthodontist, Dr. , would like to help you find out if Invisalign is the right treatment for you. The… Read more »

Do You Have a Permanent Retainer? Here’s How to Floss Around It

Many people find it challenging to floss around their permanent retainer (which is the wire that is glued to the back surfaces of your front teeth after your braces have been removed). If you’re one of these people, our orthodontist, Dr. , has some tips to help you. Although it’s tough to floss around the… Read more »

When Should I Consider Orthodontic Treatment for My Child?

If you’re interested in helping your child’s teeth grow into a straight and beautiful smile, it’s important to bring them to for their first consultation at an early age. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, it’s best to take your child in for their first orthodontic appointment by the time they are 7 years… Read more »

Why Do I Have a Misaligned Smile?

Sometimes the teeth shift and change, causing a misaligned smile, no matter how well you take care of your oral health. This is quite unfortunate because crooked teeth can take the beauty away from your smile, lower your self-esteem, promote dental issues, and even make daily tasks difficult. To help you know why you might… Read more »

Fun Facts About Malocclusions

Are malocclusions hindering your confident smile? Malocclusions refer to irregular bites that create misalignments in your smile. These can be as simple as a single tooth slightly out of position or extreme spacing issues that leave major gaps between the teeth. Listed below are a few common types of misalignments that exist: – Misplaced midlines… Read more »