1476 Post Rd. • Fairfield, CT 06824
493 Westport Avenue • Norwalk, CT 06851
Cass D. Burrell, D.M.D. • (203) 292-9595
Matthew Rhee, D.M.D.

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The Different Types Of Teeth

by First Impressions Orthodontics Wednesday, May 23, 2018 10:47 AM

YOU’VE PROBABLY NOTICED that your teeth aren’t all the same shape, but do you know the reason? Humans have four different types of teeth, and they each serve specific purposes, both in helping us chew and in giving us our beautiful smiles!

Why Do We Get Crooked Teeth?

by First Impressions Orthodontics Wednesday, May 23, 2018 9:55 AM

IF BABY TEETH almost always grow in straight, then why are adult teeth so often crooked? What is it, if not just bad luck? There are competing theories, but adult teeth can come in crooked for a variety of reasons, from genetics to diet to daily habits.

Fighting Back Against Oral Cancer

by First Impressions Orthodontics Wednesday, May 23, 2018 9:38 AM

ORAL CANCER IS A SUBJECT we’d all prefer not to have to think about, but it’s critical to have a basic understanding of risk factors and symptoms. More than 50,000 people in the U.S. were diagnosed with oral cancer last year, and that number is expected to rise. That’s why, in honor of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, we’re dedicating a blog post to giving our patients the tools they need for early detection.

Night Guards For Teeth Grinding

by First Impressions Orthodontics Tuesday, May 22, 2018 3:19 PM

HAVE YOU EVER woken up with a sore jaw, tooth pain, or a headache? These are common symptoms of sleep bruxism, or teeth-grinding. The American Dental Association estimates that 10-15 percent of adults struggle with sleep bruxism, and children can experience it too. Because it happens during sleep, it can be difficult to control or stop. One way to protect the teeth from the damaging effects of grinding is to wear a night guard.

The Importance of Oral Health With Braces

by First Impressions Orthodontics Wednesday, April 20, 2016 1:50 AM

It’s always important to take care of your teeth, but at First Impressions Orthodontics, we need to take extra caution when undergoing treatment with braces. Improper oral hygiene can lead to a host of other problems such as gum disease that keep patients from a bright and beautiful smile. Here are essential oral health tips for everyone with braces.

Like Us on Facebook!

by First Impressions Orthodontics Sunday, February 14, 2016 11:56 PM

Patients and fans of our state-of-the-art facilities can show their appreciation for our Norwalk orthodontist and Fairfield orthodontist by liking our page on Facebook! You can get to our page quickly by clicking on the blue Facebook logo on the right hand side of our homepage.

Safe Treats to Enjoy With Braces

by First Impressions Orthodontics Monday, December 7, 2015 10:08 AM

The holiday season is officially upon us! At First Impressions Orthodontics, we look forward to this season all year long. The holidays mean we get to spend more time with our families, celebrate our different beliefs, and enjoy a few delicious treats that only come out once a year. Just because you’re wearing braces doesn’t mean you have to deprive yourself of all the tempting goodies. There are many tasty options available to satisfy your sweet tooth, and more importantly, protect your teeth and your braces!


by First Impressions Orthodontics Tuesday, October 6, 2015 2:28 AM

Back to School with Healthy Teeth

The school year is in swing, and that means that many of our patients are enjoying settling into the routine of class, extracurricular activities, and socializing with their friends. And while the various checklists for getting back into the school groove always include things like paper, pencils, and backpacks, there's one thing every parent should remember that we'll bet isn't on your list - orthodontic health! For this blog, we're going to talk about why it's so important to schedule an orthodontic appointment early on in the school year.

Fairfield, CT – A Beautiful Town With Much to See & Do

by First Impressions Orthodontics Tuesday, August 4, 2015 5:33 AM

The doctors and staff at First Impressions Orthodontics, your local Fairfield & Norwalk orthodontics practice are proud to be a part of the Fairfield community! Fairfield is a lovely town and a warm & welcoming community that has something to offer everyone – both young and old alike.


by First Impressions Orthodontics Friday, June 12, 2015 12:12 AM

Thank you for your interest in First Impressions Orthodontics! We provide orthodontic treatment to adults and children of all ages in Fairfield and now in Norwalk, Connecticut! Our blog will be our home for announcements, tips and tricks, promotions, recommendations, FAQs, and general new information about our practice.