Dental Care Articles
Expert Author: Dr. Ron Barbanell
Modern dental implants have been around since the 1960s, but has only proven their worth in recent years. Before they became popular, dental implants used to be incredulously expensive and out of reach for the majority. Back then, it was easier and cheaper to just get dentures than deal with the complexities of dental implants.
Once your treatment plan is in place, your aligners will be made and your orthodontist will contact you once they are ready. You will be given the first set of aligners which you will be required to wear for about two weeks. The aligners should be worn at all times except when brushing your teeth and eating.
Braces are made up of a number of components which work by applying pressure continuously to your teeth during the treatment period. This pressure causes your teeth to move gradually to the required position and as this happens, the shape of the bone also changes. Depending on your condition and preference, the orthodontist will guide you on the most suitable braces.
Aligners are easy to clean and maintain as all you have to do is brush them and rinse them in lukewarm water. There is also an Invisalign cleaning kit which you can use to clean them. You should only remove the aligners when eating and brushing your teeth.
Cosmetic-type dentistry services include porcelain crowns, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and dental implants all of which can be quite costly depending on where you plan to get the procedure and aftercare services. Quoting the exact price of how much a patient will pay is not easy, but it depends on the exact service one wants and the severity of the problem at hand.
It is not easy to wear and adapt to dentures for the first time users. Eating, chewing or talking can b a nightmare when you have gaps in the mouth. However, because nobody likes the site of missing teeth and the effect it has on their smiles, they have no option but to adapt. A denture helps in making life easier and involves the replacement of teeth to eliminate the gap the missing tooth has left to enhance the wearer's ability to chew and speak with ease.
The best time to visit the dentist is when your child's tooth first emerges, and this is because a baby's tooth is very susceptible to decay at that age. Dental visits from a young age will help the teeth stay healthy up until the point they are ready to come out and be replaced with permanent teeth.
These are the most common braces and are the least expensive option. The images that may come to mind when you think of metal braces are ugly chunky pieces of braces held together by thick wires. That may have been the case several years ago, but metal braces are nowadays designed to be thinner, lighter and less conspicuous. You can even customize them by having them done in colors.
You've grown up with relatively minor dental issues and now your dentist informs you that need braces, as an adult! Up until now, you probably were not aware that you could wear braces as an adult. You can, and they have numerous benefits aside from just making your teeth look pretty. For instance, did you know that by having straighter teeth you could have a cleaner mouth?
Brush your teeth twice a day, for at least three minutes. Make sure you tilt your toothbrush in order to access the spaces in between the braces. Also, it might be uncomfortable or weird to brush your teeth on the inside, but this is where your focus should be. Usually, lingual braces get stained easily because patients forget to focus on the inside of their teeth and instead focus more on the outside.
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