The six month smile braces, as its name implies, is used to treat orthodontic problems in just a span of six months. Normally, braces have to be worn for two to three years depending on the severity of the problem. Although some are not convinced, some people are fascinated about the six month braces because of its promise to correct teeth problems in such a short time. This type of braces has earned positive response from the people who have tried it and since, it can be effectively used on most people to cure their problems. As with other types of braces, the six month smile braces can treat problems such as teeth overcrowding, misplaced midline, large gaps between each tooth, and the protrusion of either front teeth or lower teeth.
The procedure for treating teeth problems using the six month smile braces is similar to that of the typical braces. First, the dentist examines the teeth of the patient and determinates the orthodontic problem. Then, he creates a treatment plan and discusses it with the patient. He will also discuss with him the cost of the process and how much time is required for treatment. On the next scheduled meeting, the braces will be fitted. An appointment with the dentist is required every so often in order to adjust the braces as the treatment progresses. This is because the teeth slowly adjust according to the size of the braces.
During the first few weeks of the treatment, pain or discomfort can be felt because the teeth are being adjusted. In cases where moving is not required, very little discomfort can be felt. It is advised that the patient take pain killers to alleviate the pain. Patients can feel alteration of their speech during the initial days of the treatment but this will return to normal when they get used to the braces. The cost of six month smile braces generally depends on the dentist and on the degree of reconstruction that is needed. However, the cost should not exceed the cost of the typical braces. For the maintenance of the treatment, retainers are advised to be worn by the patients. This leads the teeth from slipping back to its original position.
Lingual braces are unique when it comes to orthodontic options. This is because instead of having the metal brackets and wires used for the braces being in the front part of the teeth they are on the back part. These braces are ones that are especially useful for those who need orthodontic services.
The way how lingual braces work is similar to that of how traditional types of braces work. They work in the same way as traditional braces do with metal brackets and wires that will reposition teeth over time. However they are placed on the back parts of the teeth. This is done through a process that involves the creation of a mold of the patient's teeth.
In this process the patient's teeth will be pressed into a mold that will feature the tooth patterns of the patient. After this mold is created it will be sent to a dentist specialist who will then design lingual braces that will fit the patient's teeth. No two patients are alike so this part of the process will be especially important.
After the braces are set the brackets for them will be set in wax. They will also be stored inside of an applicator so that they will be able to stay in their proper position. A dentist will then place the lingual braces onto the patient's teeth. This is a necessity in that because of how multilingual braces go on the back of the patient's teeth it can be difficult to put braces on a person's mouth with a standard form of installation.
Lingual braces are known for being braces that do not need to be maintained as much as standard braces do. They also allow for people to participate in contact sports or in playing most wood instruments unlike with other braces.
What's more about these braces is that they do not take longer to work than traditional braces do. Lingual braces will work on the same schedule as standard braces would.
There are a few concerns to be aware of though. First, lingual brace can make it hard for a person to speak properly during the first couple of weeks that the braces are being used in.
The cost and availability of these braces is another concern. Because of the extensive process that is involved with the creation and installation of these braces there are not as many dentists who can work with these braces as there are with other processes. Also, the intensive process of creating the braces is very expensive to handle. Lingual braces can cost as much as five thousand pounds.
Lingual braces are a great thing to consider for anyone who needs braces. These are braces that are great for their unique design and can work just as well as other types of braces.[Top]
Can you confidently smile while facing the camera? Are you happy with the shape or length of your teeth? Welcome to the world of smile makeovers! Cosmetic Dentistry has made it possible for everyone to have a smile that is no less than that of a Hollywood celebrity.
Recent statistics have shown that:
- More than 75% of the people lack the confidence to smile in front of the camera.
- Around 45% judge others by the way they smile.
- Around 80% of the people feel that their bad smiles have affected them psychologically.
Cosmetic Dentistry with the help of smile makeovers will change all that. Let's try and understand the concept of smile makeovers better!
These involve (more than one in most cases) a cosmetic, facial rejuvenation or a dental procedure to improve the look of your smile. People go for smile makeovers for a number of reasons. While some go for them in order to get a pearly white, flawless, celebrity kind of look, others go for them in order to make simple improvements to their looks. Thanks to modern cosmetic dentistry, there are many ways to improve the looks for your smiles.
Here are some simple treatments at a glance:
- Treatment for Crooked Teeth: Crooked teeth can be aligned with the help of conventional orthodontics as well as braces. 'Instant orthodontics' will require your teeth to be covered with porcelain veneers.
- Treatment for Chipped / Broken Teeth: These can mainly be treated with the help of the following 3 procedures:
- Cosmetic Bonding
- Porcelain Veneers
- Porcelain Crowns
The type of treatment depends upon the amount of damage caused to your teeth.
- Replacement of Missing Teeth: A number of functional problems may arise if your teeth start to fall off. Missing teeth can easily replaced with the help of smile makeovers. Some of the solutions include:
- Dental Implants
- Dental Bridges
- Closing Unusual Gaps: Unusual gaps between your teeth can easily be closed in order to give you a more even looking smile. The procedures for closing unusual gaps are not time consuming at all. Some of them are porcelain veneers, general orthodontics (used to close gaps by bringing two consecutively placed teeth together!) And braces.
- Gum Contouring: Gum Contouring is a surgical process and is transported out in order to correct 'gummy smiles'.
- Teeth Whitening: Teeth Whitening is the one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures of all. The procedure is used to correct all kinds of teeth discolouration problems like yellowness and staining.
- The Cost of Smile Makeovers: The cost depends upon a number of factors such as:
- The kind of treatment required.
- The Dentist
- The type and quality of materials used.
A typical smile makeover may cost anywhere from £ 3000 – £ 50,000 (for complete makeovers).[Top]
There is a lot of emphasis on a pretty smile as it is one of the easiest ways to spread happiness around you. Just try smiling when you are feeling low and you would be surprised at how light you begin to feel. Unfortunately, not all of us have lovely smiles as we are often trying to hide our unsightly teeth. But it does not have to be like this as there are several ways and means nowdays to give an almost perfect smile to anyone.
IMPORTANCE OF DENTAL CARE
Dental care plays an important part in maintaining the health of our teeth. Keeping the higher high costs of dental treatments in mind, it makes sense to take good care of our teeth ourselves. But sometimes there are factors that are beyond our control such as crooked teeth, discoloring due to certain medicines, teeth damaged in an accident and many others. Often we get conflicting advice about the best way to take care of our teeth and end up doing more damage. For example we are told to brush our teeth after every meal but some say brushing your teeth more than twice a day is not necessary. There is also a school of thought that says that we should not brush our teeth immediately after a meal. This is because the acidic content of our food gets pushed under the enamel causing more harm. So what we really need is a balanced attitude and not to become overzealous.
OUR TEETH AND GENERAL HEALTH
We often associate dental care only with pearly white teeth which are perfectly aligned. One thing that is often overlooked is that the state of our teeth and gums often affects our general health. In fact, they are considered to be an indication of our health in some cases. Frequently poor dental health may not be just a result of careless dental hygiene. It could also be because one may be suffering from diabetes, low immunity or HIV. Moreover it could lead to infections in other parts of the body as a cut in your gums could let the bacteria enter your blood stream. It is also said that poor dental care may also be one of the reasons for diseases of the heart. So, if you are suffering from any dental problems have it checked as soon as possible to rule out any complications.
Professional dental care includes a wide range of services right from simply cleaning up to whitening, straightening crooked teeth, placing in implants in place of broken teeth, teeth fillings, tooth extraction, to mention just a few. In some cases it might just be easier to use dental veneers to cover crooked teeth. But before you decide upon costly dental procedures do a little bit of research and you would be surprised at how reasonably priced dental care can be. Usually we avoid a trip to the dentist till it becomes an emergency, preferring to suffer in silence. But do not let your teeth take away your smile; all you need is a little bit of care.
It's one of the first things people see when they look at us: our smile. A bright, straight, perfect (or near to) smile is the ultimate accessory to make you look your best, and make people notice you. Unfortunately, very few of us are born with perfect teeth. In fact, the majority of people have at least small flaws among them their chompers that make them feel inclined to smile less. Cosmetic tooth bonding is an affordable and quick way to make your smile shine. In just a couple of hours your smile can go from "just okay" to radiant.
What is Bonding?
Tooth bonding is done by cosmetic dentists and is a very routine procedure that requires no anesthesia (except the bonding is being used as a filling on an affected tooth.) It is usually completed within one visit to the dentist's office and is a fairly inexpensive cosmetic treatment for people who need a little smile boost.
Bonding is used to correct small defects in teeth such as: chips, gaps, uneven surfaces, etc. It is not recommended for large flaws or for the often talked about "smile makeover". Porcelain veneers are recommended for more intensive cosmetic work.
The Bonding Process
The process is painless; first a tooth is etched, or roughened, with a chemical compound. Then a bonding agent is applied to the tooth. Finally, the bonding resin is applied, artfully shaped by your cosmetic dentist and then hardened with a special ultraviolet light.
The resin used is somewhat like putty and comes in a variety of colors to match the color of your tooth or teeth. Bonding lasts for about 10 years before it has to be replaced and is much less expensive than crowns or other dental procedures that are used to correct similar problems.
Who Should Use Bonding?
Bonding is often highly recommended by cosmetic and family dentists because it can be used on children as well, to correct uneven colors and edges on teeth, as well as fill small chips that may occur in sports or physical activity. It is also the procedure that takes the least amount of enamel off of the teeth to put into place, which is important for both adults and children.
Disadvantages of Bonding
There are some disadvantages with tooth bonding, however. The resin used in bonding stains easily and sometimes has to be replaced because of discoloration. People who smoke heavily may not be the best candidates for the process. Also, it is not a recommended practice for a complete overhaul as it would be too time consuming and would not last as long as other porcelain veneers, crowns or other options.
Tooth bonding may not be for everyone, but it is a fantastic choice for minor tooth issues and for those of us that can not wait to flash those new and improved, straight, smooth pearly whites.[Top]
Missing teeth can cause a myriad of problems, from malnutrition to speech problems. They make you more prone to diseases and facial structure changes as teeth shift into the openings. Traditionally, the solution to missing teeth has been for a dentist to fit the patient with bridges or dentures. However, in modern dentistry there is a third option that provides more natural feeling teeth while smiling, talking, or eating. Dental implants are new tooth roots implanted into the bone structure, to which artificial teeth, either permanent or removable can be attached firmly. This eliminates the problems caused by dentures that slide around, obscuring speech and making eating difficult.
With dental implants, your teeth feel like strong, natural teeth. They are more durable, comfortable, and convenient than dentures. These replacement tooth roots are implanted into the jaw line. Dental health is protected when compared to bridges because the neighboring teeth are not altered with implants. When bridges are installed the teeth on either side are reduced so that crowns can be applied to hold the false teeth in place. Avoiding the alteration of the surrounding teeth improves future oral health. Permanent teeth attached to implants are as convenient as your real teeth.
Dentures can cause embarrassment and a lack of confidence when talking or eating, because they have a tendency to slide. This can affect speech, making your slur or mumble. Sliding dentures when you are eating can cause you to avoid nutritional foods, favorite treats, and eating with friends. Dental implants solve all these problems with a permanent, strong base for your artificial teeth, permanently attached to the implanted tooth roots. You do not have to worry about adhesives that can be frustrating and messy. The implants can last for the reminder of your life, making them an excellent investment in your future oral health.
Before getting dental implants, you should discuss the pros and cons with your dentist. Your dental professional should examine your mouth to make sure your gums are healthy enough for the procedure and that there is enough bone for the implants. Other medical history, such as diabetes, heart disease, or radiation exposure, may also be a factor in determining whether or not implants are suitable for you. The tooth root implant is a small titanium post to which a crown, or false tooth, is attached. A good dental professional will match the color to your teeth, creating a healthy, natural smile.[Top]