Why Straighten Teeth

3 July, 2015 (11:08) | Braces | By: B. Slade

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Straight teeth help an individual to effectively bite, chew and speak.� Straight teeth contribute to healthy teeth and gums.� Properly aligned teeth and jaws may alleviate or prevent physical health problems.� Teeth that work better also tend to look better.� An attractive smile is a pleasant �side effect� of orthodontic treatment.An attractive smile is a wonderful asset.� It contributes to self-esteem, self-confidence and self-image�important qualities at every age.� A pleasing appearance is a vital component of self-confidence. A person’s self-esteem often improves as orthodontic treatment brings teeth, lips and face into proportion. In this way, orthodontic treatment can benefit social and career success, as well as improve a person�s general attitude toward life.

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Smart brackets

26 June, 2015 (10:04) | Braces, News | By: Yra

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Can you imagine sensors like this in each of your teeth? If all goes as planned, that is how the braces of the future will be like. The Institute of Microsystem Technology (IMTEK) at the University of Freiburg has been developing smart brackets to address the need for monitoring movement of teeth. Smart brackets are orthodontic brackets with a microchip fitted with stress sensors that measure the forces applied to the bracket. Researchers have been working on the size of the stress sensor chip and its wireless energy and data transmission capabilities so that it can applied to the patient.

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Preventing dental mishaps

19 June, 2015 (09:39) | General Info, Orthodontics Evaluation, Safety and Care | By: editor

Perhaps one of the most lasting and damaging physical wounds are injuries to the teeth. Dental injuries are usually complicated and hard and / or expensive to repair. Which is why the saying prevention is better than is very appropriate is this case. Here are some tips to avoid dental injuries:

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1. Wear a mouth guard when participating in any sport, especially in very physical ones. Sports are very dynamic, and you never know what can happen, so it’s important to always play it safe.

2. Don’t chew on hard foods. Chewing or biting hard foods like ice or hard candy can damage teeth through cracking it. The cracks may start off to be minuscule, but microscopic bacteria can get inside them, resulting in cavities over time.

3. Don;t bit of wrappers with your teeth. It’s more convenient – not to mention more hygienic, to use a pair of scissors.

Unbiased Dental Reviews on Orthodontics

12 June, 2015 (09:28) | Braces | By: B. Slade

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At one point  in time or another, braces generally become a part of everyone’s life.  Some maybe  lucky and find out during consultation that  they don’t need dental braces to correct teeth or jaw issues.  But for others that are not,  it is beginning in the next few years of dental braces,  retainers and frequent trips to their friendly next door dentist.

It is dreadful for others to put  some shiny metal brackets on their teeth,  others embrace the opportunity to have their teeth straighten in an average period of 2 years. A new  treatment  braces that goes virtually unnoticed being  introduced in the dental industry.  They are the Clear braces calles Invisalign and Ceramic Braces.  Those with  less severe cases will benefit benefit from this treatment.   Highly effective but may require dishing out more expenses is the lingual  braces provided by Ibraces.  They are attched to the  back of the teeth.

Uses of Teeth

5 June, 2015 (09:11) | General Info | By: Hannah

In a person’s everyday life, one finds the essence of his or her teeth through its usage from the simplest which is eating, to chewing, to biting. People are sometimes unaware that these uses are as well classified into categories. There are two classifications namely the Natural use and the other which is not natural. Natural use pertains to the basic which is eating. On the other hand, the rest are the ones that go beyond eating. People spend so much money on maintaining one’s teeth basically because everyone finds the importance of its usage and no matter how these uses vary in classification; it will still be the case that people should understand the limitations that go with its usage. The simple forms of abusing one’s teeth through over-biting and not watching one’s food intake may lead to damage. One must always take these into consideration.

3M Unitek Introduces Revolutionary New Braces With Beauty And Brains

29 May, 2015 (07:50) | Braces | By: B. Slade

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Combining the latest in braces technology and fashion, 3M Unitek Corp. introduces Clarity SL braces, a clear, self-ligating braces system. Made from translucent ceramic, Clarity SL braces are designed to blend in with teeth, help teeth move faster, and make braces easier to clean, while eliminating the less desirable appearance and hygiene issues of ordinary braces. Clarity SL braces are now available nationwide.

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Orthodontic insurance

22 May, 2015 (07:02) | Braces | By: Yra

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Braces, especially the more expensive types such as Invisalign, can rapidly burn a hole in your pocket. One way to ease the burden is to find out about orthodontic insurance, which is usually separate from regular dental insurance policies. Orthodontic insurance can shave off a few thousand dollars from the treatment cost. Ask your dental insurer if you can add this to your existing policy and how much you have to add to the premium because of the supplement. You can also ask your orthodontist if they offer financing to make the braces lighter on the budget. That’s something worth smiling about.

Who Needs Orthodontics? II

15 May, 2015 (06:46) | General Info | By: B. Slade

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An open bite is the space between the biting surfaces of the front and /or side teeth, when the back teeth bite together. You have a misplaced mid line when the center of your upper front teeth does not line up with the center of your lower front teeth. Spacing are gaps between the teeth due to missing teeth or teeth that do not fill up the mouth. If there are more teeth than the dental ridge could handle, the condition is called crowding.There are various kinds of tools either removable or fixed, used to aid in moving teeth, retrain muscles and affect the growth of the jaws. these utensils bear down on the teeth and the jaws. The gravity of your condition will tell you the best orthodontic treatment most suitable for you.

Orthodontics Questions & Answers (Part 1)

8 May, 2015 (06:20) | Q&A | By: B. Slade

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Question:
I’ve had braces before, about 14 years ago, but my teeth have started to overlap and are getting worse as time goes by. My dentist said I need to get one of my wisdom teeth taken out but I really want to get braces again. Should I have my wisdom tooth removed first or can I have that done later?
Answer:
Without the benefit of examining you, I cannot tell you what sequence of treatment you should follow. It may very well be that your wisdom teeth are forcing your other teeth together. Here is something else to think about –A lot of adults that do not want to undergo braces have opted for veneers, which give the appearance of perfectly straight teeth and what some call, “instant orthodontics.” This is just one option that you may want to discuss with an accredited cosmetic dentist to see if it is a viable alternative for you. If you have unanswered questions, ask your current dentist or seek a second opinion from a qualified dentist that can examine you.
 
Question:
I was wondering, because I have an over bite and then my teeth are crooked, that would I be able to get this fixed with cosmetic dentistry or do I need to get braces?
Answer:
Thanks for your question. The condition you have described with your overbite is usually correctable. Without the benefit of seeing you, I cannot tell you which treatment options would be best for you. Situations similar to yours are corrected all the time either through restorative dentistry, orthodontics, or a combination of both. We often correct these deep overbites with what we call an “open bite” treatment plan. This consists of reducing your overbite by placing porcelain veneers and onlys on your teeth. I hope this helps and good luck in getting a better smile!
 
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Daily Maintenance of Teeth

1 May, 2015 (03:34) | General Info | By: Hannah

Maintaining one’s teeth highly depends on how these are dealt with in a daily basis. Indeed, regular cleanings are encouraged and some people are willing to even spend just to make their teeth beautiful but it is a fact that how a person takes care of one’s teeth daily is much more important. Flossing and brushing are the simplest but most important ways that people should always do in a regular basis. Flossing is important and must be done every after eating to remove debris present between the teeth and gums and is a procedure done before even brushing. On the other hand, brushing one’s teeth is believed to be the most effective way of ensuring that one’s teeth are clean. This should actually be done at least twice a day for two minutes. Our teeth are essential to us; we might as well give extra effort in taking care of them.