Braces straighten teeth. After the treatment, you’ll have a new smile. It is important to know the immediate after-effects and devices used. The removal of braces from the teeth at the orthodontist is the first thing that happens. Read on to find out the facts. Let’s start with the kinds of braces you will have used.
Veneers vs braces. What is best for you? As far as the integrity of your teeth is concerned, veneers cannot be reversed. Once your enamel is removed for them, it cannot be recovered. Veneers may be inappropriate for some patients. You would be tethered to your dentist forever if you grit your teeth while sleeping and cause them to fall off. Always think about whether the cure will make the condition worse or if it will cause a new problem. Let’s go into more detail.
Your braces may be due for installation. Or, you may have a mouth full of new invaders and the info you got while attending the appointment got lost in all the excitement. Your fixed orthodontic appliances have different parts all doing a specific job. Some may be more evident than others. Your treatment plan will determine what parts are used. Below is a quick read list of the different parts of braces and what they do.
Straightening teeth is a dynamic process. Do they make your teeth worse? During alignment, particularly over the first six months, it may appear worse. This is a natural movement. The teeth overlap and change position throughout the duration of treatment. This is all planned by your orthodontist. Read on to find out if braces can make your teeth worse. let’s get cracking.
Invisalign treatment is great in many ways. Less pain. Less mess. And most of all fewer appointments than you get with traditional metal braces. Clear aligners are great for seeing the transformation and you only need to send a scan from your phone.
Your scan will tell the orthodontist if the next trays are good to go. Sometimes, your scan will show your Invisalign not tracking. Read on for the full lowdown on why your aligners are not seated and what to do about it.
Your new braces are settling in and your mouth feels different. Or you have heard that getting braces means you have a dry mouth until removed. When you are new to orthodontic treatment, you will have to change your behavior to fit the new normal. Read on to find out about how dry mouth from braces will affect you and what you can do to prevent it. First, let’s look at what dry mouth or Xerostomia is.
A major advantage in using Invisalign clear aligners is that the appliances are less dramatic and cumbersome in the mouth for the patients. Because they have fewer parts as compared to braces, aligners push the teeth into alignment, creating less pain than traditional braces. Is there any relation to gum recession? Read on to find out if there is a link between clear aligners gum damage First, let’s see what Invisalign is…
Sleep. We all love it regardless of our age, gender, or nationality. For some though, sleep is not a recharging experience. It is a hellish time. This may be due to a sleep condition called ‘Sleep Apnea.’ It affects 18 million adults in the USA. Not to mention, many children. This condition affects breathing and is disrupting to the sleep cycle. a cycle your body uses to re-energize. This post will show you in quick form the basic facts on sleep apnea and how orthodontics can help. Let’s get going.
Undergoing orthodontic treatment can be painful and uncomfortable. If you are using traditional wire and bracket braces, then the treatment time speeds up in many ways. Adhering to the schedule set out by your orthodontist is the main one. Other helping hands come in the form of devices like Power Chains. Power chains do the same job as ‘O’ rings just speedier. In this post, we’ll take you through what power chains for braces are. And how they help complete treatment in less time. Let’s get cracking.
We all know the pain and angst-ridden lifestyles of our beloved little ones. The teen years arrive like a runaway train. Physical looks are always on the minds of our teens as they are bound by peer pressure and the rules of attraction. When Invisalign announced they had made clear aligners suitable for teens, phones buzzed. Yes, your teen can get their smile perfected without the ugly traditional metal braces of old. In this post, we’ll take you through 7 facts about Invisalign Teen. Let’s get going!