A Lifetime of Beautiful Smiles
WELOCME TO DR. BURKLANDS’S orthodontic practice. The goal of our practice is high quality orthodontics accomplished with the finest technical skill and the warmest personal care. Our passion is creating beautiful smiles. Our commitment to patients is seeing each one at his or her appointed time and completing a beautiful smile by the estimated completion date.
Orthodontics is about more than straight teeth. Unknown to many people is that orthodontics plays a vital role in preventive dentistry. Teeth that are properly aligned are more than beautiful—they are easier to clean and maintain, which leads to better oral health. When teeth are easier to clean, there is less chance of gum disease, food impaction and tooth decay. When teeth are in their proper positions, there is less strain on jaw muscles and joints. Even habits including thumb sucking, teeth grinding and tongue thrusting can be reduced or eliminated through orthodontics.
Since orthodontic treatment typically lasts from six to 24 months, our staff wants to help make your time in the office and during treatment enjoyable. Read about the 2012 summer theme and find out how much fun it is to visit our office.
“The true purpose of orthodontic
treatment is to create straight, healthy
teeth and a beautiful smile.”
– Dr. Glenn A. Burkland
Frequently Asked Questions About Orthodontic Treatment
Q. How early should I consult an orthodontist about my child’s teeth?
A. Initial exams begin at seven years old, when permanent teeth are starting to erupt.
Q. What are the Benefits of Early Visits?
A. Minimizes future orthodontic problems; maximizes treatment results and periodic check ups are FREE until active treatment begins.
Q. What is the most typical form of treatment?
A. The most popular form of orthodontic treatmentis conventional braces made of stainless steel, gold or porcelain. Most teens choose metal braces and add color to them to make the experience more fun. Adults tend to choose porcelain brackets because they are less noticeable. Regardless of the material, Dr. Burkland uses the latest technology and a revolutionary process called Indirect bonding, or IDB, which will help place braces on teeth in a way that ensures maximum patient comfort, accuracy, and reduced time in the office for initial visits and overall treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions About Indirect Bonding
Q. How does Indirect Bonding work?
A. An impression is taken of the patient’s teeth and a stone model is created. Dr. Burkland will carefully and precisely position your braces on a model of your teeth. Then, a soft transfer tray will encapsulate and lift the braces from the model. At your appointment, the transfer tray will slide over your teeth and your brackets will be rapidly bonded to your teeth all at once. Most of the procedure is completed before you arrive!
Q. What are the advantages of Indirect Bonding?
A. Takes less than half of chair time than a traditional bonding procedure would take. Reduces potential bracket repositioning later in treatment. Reduces overall time in braces. Decreases the number of wire adjustments throughout treatment.
“Dr. Burkland is a true artisan. He is exceptionally skilled at what he does, and he keeps up with the latest treatments. We couldn’t be more pleased with our experiences at every appointment. Extremely professional staff members welcome my family with smiles, superior service and competitive prices. We are seen promptly and never left waiting. Because of the outstanding level of care we have received, I have referred many friends to Dr. Burkland’s outstanding practice.”
–Janice Christian, mother of two daughters who wore braces
Dr. Glenn A. Burkland received board certification in the field of orthodontics in 1978. Well-known and respected beyond Chester County, he graduated first in his class from the University Of Pennsylvania Dental School before receiving his certificate in orthodontics from Harvard University.
440 East marshall Street Suite 301 west Chester, PA 19380
Phone: 610.918.3200 website: www.drburkland.com
By Dr. Glenn A. Burkland