Elastic bands for Orthodontic treatment

Elastic bands for Orthodontic treatment

While undergoing orthodontic treatment via braces, you may have to wear rubber bands in order to correct the alignment of their teeth. The rubber bands are used to apply pressure to guide your teeth into the correct position, such as to pull the jaw forward if you have an overbite. They can also be used to speed up or slow down the process of straightening ones teeth as well as the growth of the jaws. Rubber bands should not be confused with...

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Types of Braces and Appliances used for Straightening Teeth

Types of Braces and Appliances used for Straightening Teeth

Types of Braces and Appliances for Straightening Teeth Do you know that dental braces was first started in the early 20th century. Till now, braces are still the primary means for straightening teeth and correcting misaligned bites. Fortunately time has evolved and now we see many more options available. There are typically four types of braces: Stainless steel: these are the conventional and most value-for-money Ceramic: these can give a clear...

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It is never too late to straighten your teeth.

It is never too late to straighten your teeth.

Braces are common amongst teenagers, but increasingly many people are seeking for teeth straightening solutions in their 30s or even later. New innovations in orthodontic treatments can now meet the aesthetic demands of working adults,  such as the invisible braces (using clear aligners) and the lingual braces method (placing brackets on the inside on the teeth). However, what happens if you’re an adult who requires the straightening power of...

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How to treat overbite?

How to treat overbite?

Overbite, occurs when the upper teeth are located too far in front of the lower row of teeth. It can be caused bya variety of reasons, such as improper teeth alignment, bone deformities, and even poor oral habits. Some dentist and orthodontist may advise to consider correcting overbite which is usually done through modifications to the bone or usng orthodontic appliance, such as braces or a headgear. In many cases, overbite can be diagnosed by a...

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Self-locking Braces

Self-locking Braces

Self-locking braces is a revolutionary change to the conventional fixed orthodontic technology. It makes the orthodontic, or teeth straightening treatment, more convenient and comfortable. In self-locking braces are so-called as it has its own ‘door’ to lock the orthodontic wire in place, hence eliminating the use of ligature wire or rubber band to lock the orthodontic wire movement.Self-locking braces technology has the following advantages...

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What happens after Orthodontic Braces Treatment?

What happens after Orthodontic Braces Treatment?

There is a common misconception that orthodontic (braces) treatment is completed once braces are removed. This is not true because like any other treatment, it requires continued care and maintenance to prevent relapse and to maintain the general health of the teeth and gum.   Retention after Braces   After the completion of orthodontic treatment, it is essential to follow it up with orthodontic retainers to ensure stability of the results....

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Braces Make You Beautiful!

Braces Make You Beautiful!

Q.  What are braces? A.  Braces are devices which gently correct irregularities in the arrangement of the teeth. They are also called orthodontic appliances. Braces can do wonders for your self-confidence and self esteem. Q.  How many types of braces are there?   A.  Basically there are two types, namely, fixed and removable braces. The most common type of fixed braces is made of stainless steel. There are also tooth-colored (ceramic)...

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Invisible Braces

Invisible Braces

If you are ready for a smile that transform your appearance, invisible braces is your answer. Invisible braces is the best way to transform your smile without interferring with your day-to-day life. Invisible braces is a new orthodontic treatment system that works to straighten teeth through the use of a series of clear plastic molds (aligner). Invisible braces eliminate the metallic smile that is characteristic of traditional orthodontic...

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Dental Tips and Guide for Relocation

Dental Tips and Guide for Relocation

There are so many things to think about for moving house! Moving is always hard, whether it is relocating for a job or simply finding a new place called home. We have put together some helpful tips and guides to hopefully ease the pains of moving. One of the things that you need to remember when you are moving is to start retrieving your dental records at least 7-8 weeks in advance. General information that you may require from your dentist...

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