Daybreak Office(801) 999-4640
Orchard Drive Office (North Salt Lake)801-951-8038
Eastgate Office (Salt Lake City)801-272-8555
Hunter Park (West Valley)801-969-9669
Oquirrh Park Office (West Jordan)801-840-4833
Jordan Ridge Office (West Jordan)801-727-8905
Vine Street Office (Murray)801-268-1135
Cottonwood Heights Office801-943-3233
Lone Peak Office (Sandy)801-553-8882
Ivory Ridge Office (Lehi)801-407-6520
Stansbury Park Office435-843-5437
Park City Office435-649-5001
Answering all your questions about Orthodontics at Burg
Most patients experience some discomfort the first week after their braces are put on and immediately after their braces are tightened. Aspirin, non-aspirin pain reliever, or ibuprofen can be used to ease the discomfort.
Braces use steady gentle pressure to gradually move teeth into their proper positions. The brackets that are placed on your teeth and the archwire that connects them are the main components. When the initial archwire is placed into the brackets, it tries to return to its original shape. As it does so, it applies pressure to move your teeth to their new, more ideal positions.
Invisalign uses a series of retainers custom-built for your teeth that gently guide your teeth to a more favorable position. You’ll be given a new retainer every few weeks to keep moving and straightening your teeth. Unlike braces, Invisalign is nearly invisible, and because you can remove the retainers to eat, you don’t have to worry about sticky, hard, or chewy foods getting stuck in your retainer.
Regardless of your age, there are a number of signs that an orthodontic treatment may help straighten your smile and help prevent gum disease and tooth decay. You may need orthodontic treatment if you have a malocclusion, crowded teeth, difficulty chewing, uneven wearing of teeth, jaw that shifts to one side or the other when biting together, or spaces between teeth.
YES! It is very important to get your teeth cleaned during orthodontic treatment because food and plaque are easily trapped around the braces. If that food and plaque isn’t removed regularly, you are in danger of having permanent stains on your teeth. Patients with orthodontic appliances must be extra vigilant about receiving regular dental care. Food stuck in braces or in hard-to-reach areas can cause gum disease, gingivitis or cavities that can also damage your braces.
There are a number of signs that you or your family member may have a slight bite problem. Some of them include early or late loss of primary teeth, difficulty chewing, breathing through the mouth, thumb-sucking habits past age five, protruding teeth, overlapped teeth, jaws that shift or make sounds, or difficulty speaking.
Most foods can be enjoyed just as before your child’s braces. Hard, crunchy and sticky foods can damage braces and should be avoided. If you want to avoid eating restrictions, ask us about our invisalign treatment option!
Permanent teeth are a lot larger than baby teeth, so baby teeth sometimes need to be pulled to create room for permanent teeth to grow in at a normal time and in a normal location. If the teeth are severely crowded, some permanent teeth will either remain impacted (teeth that should have come in, but have not), or come in to an undesirable position. To allow severely crowded teeth to move on their own into much more desirable positions, sequential removal of baby teeth and permanent teeth (usually first premolars) can dramatically improve a severe crowding problem.
In about three out of four cases where teeth have not been removed during orthodontic treatment, there are good reasons to have the wisdom teeth removed, usually when a person reaches their middle or later teens. Your orthodontist, in consultation with your dentist, can determine if they should or shouldn’t be removed.
Yes. To prevent damage to your braces and your mouth, it is recommended that patients wear a mouthguard when participating in any sporting activity. Mouthguards are usually inexpensive and comfortable.
No. However, there may be an initial period of adjustment.
After braces are removed, teeth can shift out of position if they are not stabilized. Retainers provide that stabilization and are designed to hold teeth in their corrected, ideal positions until the bones and gums adapt to the treatment changes. Wearing retainers exactly as instructed is the best insurance that the treatment improvements last for a lifetime.
Yes, the teeth will move in different directions as the teeth are straightening out. You may see a space between two teeth that was never there before or teeth that seemed perfectly straight before the braces were placed may not seem as straight. It will straighten properly over time.
We accept most insurance policies and Medicaid. If you don’t have insurance, we will work directly with you to create a payment plan that works for you. We strive to make our treatment options affordable.
If your braces are causing extreme pain or if something breaks, give us a call. In most cases, we can address these issues over the telephone. If you require an emergency appointment, we will set aside time for you.
Burg Orthodontics has five convenient locations across the Salt Lake City area. Our goal is to provide the best quality orthodontic treatment regardless of your location. To find a location near you, use the map below. To schedule an appointment, visit any of the links and submit an appointment request!
They were so friendly and my daughter loved them! They made sure I understood everything before doing any work. I really felt like they loved my girl and wanted to make her comfortable. I would recommend them to everyone!- Heather H.
Love Burg!! The dentists are fantastic, able to explain exactly what is needed and why. And they talk to my boys, instead of only to me; they include then kids in the decisions. Very patient and friendly. Love the front desk staff, too.- Jessica K.
What a great experience! My son has been terrified of going to the dentist. The staff was so kind and engaging that he didn’t even bat an eye. They were able to get more done with no tears then the past three dental offices we went to.- Sarah P.
We love Burg Children’s Dentistry! The staff is so kind and patient and they are so gentle with the kids. My daughter is four and loves going to the dentist because they make it so fun and comfortable. I’m grateful we live close to such a great dental office!- Claire M.
I love this place, but what is more important is that my daughter loves this place. She looks forward to going to the dentist. I did not grow up with the same experience. I’m confident that she is being taken care of on every visit.- Sara R.
Amazing staff. From the receptionist to the doctor himself. Very patient with my fifteen month old who wouldn’t lay down to me filling out my paperwork with a newborn in tow. Our family will be returning for sure!- Jon & Melissa L.
The staff is so great with my kids. On the way for his visit he says, “I LOVE going to the dentist!” Which is funny considering how much I dread it! Dr Nielsen is so nice and takes the time to explain everything he sees.- Christina T.
The folks at Burg Children’s Dentistry are excellent! Our four year old daughter loves going there and they have set her up to enjoy going to the dentist for years to come! I have recommended them to friends already! Thanks for a great job guys!- Watt C.
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