It can often be hard enough for someone as it is in Weybridge, being fitted with fixed braces, but it can get worse still before it gets better, as you have to learn how to clean them as well and this is an art-form in itself, especially if the brace is a complex one. All that wiring is the perfect haven for food to get stuck in and for bacteria to breed. When you have a fixed brace fitted, your dentist should give you all the best tips on how to avoid further complications from arising. You can start by getting a long bristled brush that will get behind the wiring and fixtures. Floss and inter-dental brushes will become your other greatest allies in the removal of food from around your braces and though it will take a while to get the hang of, it’s worth persevering with. To back these up are some great plaque busting mouthwashes to help keep your teeth clear of problems. But probably the best innovation you can use is a dye, that when swished around the mouth, highlights any build up of plaque, which then you and your dentist can get to work on. For more advice on this subject, you should call Mulberry dental care of Walton.
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It hard enough to confront the idea of wearing braces, as if your treatment is complex, it is going to be a couple of years before you can finally be free. Also, the braces are probably going to be fixed, which means that you are going to have to be extra vigilant when it comes to oral hygiene throughout. If you need advice on this, Mulberry Dental Care of Walton Surrey can give you all the back-up you need in Weybridge because especially in the beginning, you are going to need a lot of nursing through this period. You are going to have to learn to floss in and around the brace to ensure that you remove any foodstuffs. Inter-dental brushes will need to be used as well, along with your regular toothbrush and pastes, and the use of a good, medical plaque-busting mouth-wash will help to protect your teeth: you can buy a dye that shows up any areas where plaque is building up. Of course, you also have your dentist, and it would be wise in the early stages of brace wearing that you make regular visits in order to ensure you are not only doing things right, but to get your teeth cleaned if you aren’t.
Countless people suffer from the embarrassment of crooked teeth when they don’t have to! If you are considering braces to help correct the problem of embarrassing crooked teeth, consider the different types of braces that are available.Traditional metal braces are the most basic braces most people are familiar with. They are very good at correcting the overall bite of your teeth and can be adjusted with great specificity by your dentist. However, these braces are very invasive and unattractive. They also cause a great deal of discomfort and can take the longest out of the types of braces.Invisalign is a newer, very popular option that are quite different from traditional metal braces. These braces are cast in a durable plastic material that lay over your teeth. Invisalign braces are removable when you eat. Depending on what state your natural teeth are in, Invisalign braces may prove to be a faster and more cost efficient option than traditional metal braces.Another great option is Six Month Smile braces that are gentler on your mouth and cost less than Invisalign or traditional metal braces. Six Month Smile braces also work faster than any other braces option and blend in to match the colour of your natural teeth.Consult your dentist in Sunbury to find out what type of braces would work best for your individual needs.
Sometimes the butt of unfair stereotyping associated with the awkwardness of teenage years, braces are an extremely effective way of straightening out teeth which are crooked, misaligned, over crowded or subject to spacing issues. Indeed, despite the profusion of alternative methods of rectifying minor alignment issues, there is no better way of dealing with the multitude of problems that can affect the straightness of teeth, in one fell swoop.
Braces work on the principle that, over time, the position of your teeth can be gently but permanently adjusted if they can be pushed into pulled into their optimum places. To do this, dentists can attach metal brackets to your teeth and then thread wires through these brackets. By adjusting the tension in these wires at regular appointments, your dentist can pull your teeth around your mouth so that they are better placed.
It is no secret that some people find it a little difficult to cope with their appearance when there is so much metal in their mouth. This can be compounded by the fact that treatment times with braces can be quite long. The two years which is sometimes quoted as the possible length of time one has to wear a brace for is only applicable to those who are having a great deal of work done in their mouth. Many, many minor cases will be treated more quickly.
Your Weybridge dentist will have fitted a great many braces in his or her time and so you can go and ask for advice if you are considering the treatment. Once the process has been completed, you can look forward to all the benefits of having a perfectly straightened smile.
Finding out that you need to wear braces in Molesey is stressful enough, but once that has sunk in, then you are confronted with choice. Normally this comes down to money, vanity and the extent of work required. Whatever the choice, if braces are required, it’s to maintain a healthy mouth in the long run. They come in many shapes and sizes and are made from a variety of materials. If you’re looking for something discreet, there are a few to choose from. Clearstep and Invasalign are clear and difficult to see in the mouth, removable (great for hygiene) and work quicker than the ‘uglier’ metallic braces that are fixed in. Then there’s the Damon brace that uses ceramic plates and a wire that is self adjusting; again it’s a fairly discreet option and easy to clean. But if you’re in a real hurry and it’s suitable for your mouth, the Inman aligner is the ‘concorde’ of the brace world. This treatment can be over within as little as 16 weeks! It works on the front teeth, pushing and pulling the teeth into place and for hygiene, or if you’ve got a hot dinner date, it can be removed. The final ‘kid on this block’ is the 6-month smile- it does what it says on the packet. Aimed more at adults, it is easy, discreet and fast. But as with most things in life, new methods and treatments are coming along all the time and wearing braces is losing the stigma it once had. So don’t worry, a consultation with your dentist will enlighten you to the choices around.
Inman Aligners were designed to help adults achieve straighter teeth, and they are one of those great ideas that actually do what they say on the tin, says a Molesey dentist. The braces are unique in that they are designed like a sporting gum shield, and they come as a series of prefabricated braces. They are designed with tiny weights and pulleys built into the brace, these are made in sequence so that the teeth are pulled and pushed in a certain direction. The way it works also alters the blood flow in the gum line, this allows for new bone to grow behind the tooth and this ensures that the tooth doesn`t go back to its old position. The brace is clear in colour, but there is a bar that runs across the front, this holds it all together. They are only effective on the top and bottom front teeth, the way the pulleys are placed doesn`t allow any pressure points on the inside, so the back teeth cannot be manoeuvred like the front ones. Your dentist will take photos and make a mould of your present teeth, this information is scanned into a computer and that works out all the maths. The series of braces are then made in advance, and they are fitted every two weeks by the dentist. You will also get a DVD in 3D that will show you the whole procedure, and the end result. You will be able to see the results, which can take from 3 to 8 months to complete, right from the start. Your dentist and you will also be able to keep track all the way through the treatment, now that is technology on the move, right here and right now.
Everyone is familiar with braces in one form or another. Depending on your age you may have very contrasting views to braces. Older patients may remember the old style metal train-track braces that weren’t particularly attractive to look at. However, younger patients may be more familiar with the new generation of braces, which have used technology to make a vast improvement in treatment.
Traditional metal braces, just like modern braces, were used to manipulate the teeth into a more aesthetically pleasing position. They did this by applying pressure with a system of wires and brackets. Not only were they not very attractive but they were also quite uncomfortable and treatment seemed to last forever. Some patients were required to wear these braces for as long as three years as well as suffer the pain of extractions prior to treatment.
Modern braces have addressed many of these concerns to provide patients with a much more pleasant and short-term experience of braces. Modern braces such as the Inman aligner can show results in as little as six weeks in some cases and are also completely removable, although it must be said they are not suitable for all patients. There is also the option to have invisible braces that are made from clear plastic. Invisalign braces are almost completely invisible when in the mouth and capable of producing stunning results in 18 months on average.
Damon braces resemble the old style braces but are much smaller and more discreet. They have also been specially designed to not require tightening, which removes the need for the regular and painful tightening appointments not so fondly remembered by many former brace wearers. To find out more about these treatments and the many others that are available, consult a Weybridge dentist who will be able to tell you which one of these orthodontic treatments is most suitable to straighten your teeth.
If you have ever wanted to have straighter teeth but have been put off by the thought of having to wear braces, then the Six Month Smile might just be the treatment for you. It is now possible to correct your crooked or misaligned smile without having to wear unseemly metal braces for up to three years.
Six Month Smile braces can be used to treat many issues to do with teeth alignment including: crowding, spacing, all forms of bite misalignment and misplaced midlines.
The revolutionary features of the Six Month Smile treatment include wires that are small, discrete and tooth coloured. This makes the brace very hard to see unless standing up close to the patient. Treatment time is reduced by as much as 75% compared to traditional orthodontic treatment and discomfort is kept to a minimum. The all-important statistic, however, is that they cost as little as half as much as conventional orthodontic treatment or Invisalign braces.
The treatment process begins with an initial consultation to see if your teeth are suitable for the Six Month brace. In some cases of extreme overcrowding it may not be possible to use the Six Month brace without some prior treatment. Once the initial appointment has been carried out, you will then have to wait for several weeks while the braces are manufactured. Once fitted, it will be necessary to visit your Molesey dentist every four to five weeks to make small adjustments to the braces but with treatment time lasting as little as six months this is only a minor inconvenience when compared to the alternatives. Make an appointment to see if you could finally get the smile you have always wanted with the minimum of fuss.
Braces aren’t designed for easy access to the teeth surfaces when they need cleaning; says a Weybridge dentist. Food residue get into the most smallest of places, and most braces have all the hidey holes that bacteria thrives in. The result of a bad or lax regime in cleaning your teeth and braces will be bad breath, stains and more visits to the dentist. The solution is quite simple though, and there are some very good devices to help you overcome the problem. Rinsing first will help to dislodge any bacterium that has built up in the night, when we sleep our saliva glands stop working and that gives bacteria a better chance to breed. Flossing is important as well, so floss with extra care and vigour to dislodge food residue and bacteria build up. Then comes the brushing, and this needs to be done with more visual contact than usual, making sure that you get in between the teeth and around the braces. Whether you use a hand brush or an electric one there are extra brushes you can get to help with braces. A proxabrush is what you are looking for in the chemist shop, these are designed to allow you to get under the braces and under the solder edges to remove that plaque. When flossing, remember that you need to also floss in between and under the wire, it will take a little longer, but it will reap you big rewards in the end. Remember that you will also need to see your dentist every 3 months as opposed to every 6 months on normal visits; they will rid you of any tartar build up. This will make your breath fresher and keep it fresher for longer, but drinking water throughout the day will also help a lot with acid production.
Dental veneers are specially designed shells made of porcelain, or other ceramics, that cover the surface of the teeth to cover worn enamel, uneven spacing or alignment and chips and cracks. They can provide almost instant straight teeth and because of today’s translucent quality ceramic, can look even more realistic than was previously possible. Veneers are an increasingly popular cosmetic dentistry tool being used by more patients and dentists to create the perfect smile.
Veneers are also incredibly versatile and able to help solve almost any cosmetic dentistry issue. Worn or stained enamel due to genetic disposition or lifestyle can now be covered by porcelain veneers, as can uneven or worn teeth.
Porcelain veneers are manufactured in laboratory conditions by dental technicians and are bonded to the existing teeth using various types of resin and cements. They are more expensive than ordinary composite resin veneers but last longer and appear far more realistic.
Dental veneers can be used to repair smaller dental issues such as single chips and cracks, or localized unevenness but these can also be fixed using other procedures such as bonding. Veneers work best and have a larger impact when used to re-invent a whole row of teeth, when larger discolouration or uneven spacing is more severe.
Although whitening can often be used to restore discoloured teeth, it is not always effective and will often require several processes and ongoing treatment for noticeable results. Veneers can be a long-term solution to discolouration issues. For alignment issues, the conventional treatment was usually braces, which although effective, often took years to yield results. Porcelain veneers could give you the straight, white teeth you’ve always wanted in an afternoon. A Molesey dentist can offer you a consultation to assess whether porcelain veneers are suitable for your teeth and can provide you with details of costing. Call 01932 223 479 for an appointment with Dr Riten Patel.