The road to your perfect smile has the potential to be a long one. In terms of orthodontics, an adult can expect to be wearing those braces for anywhere between 18 months and three years. This timeframe can vary for younger patients whose bodies are still growing, and again, it can be different depending on the braces you end up choosing. But what about when straightening your smile is only one aspect of the road to your perfect smile?
27 December 2018
As the parent of an autistic child, you likely have already dealt with trips to the dentist. You may have even narrowed down the dentist to one that works well with autistic children. What you may not have dealt with are teeth extractions. This can be a huge issue if you are now facing an appointment, or series of appointments, for your autistic child's wisdom teeth removal. If this sounds like the situation you are in, here are a few ways to prepare them for the process.
12 November 2018
White teeth are the key to a brighter smile. Therefore, if you have dull and yellowed teeth, you may want to consider going for a tooth whitening procedure. However, before you do that, you will want to know a few things first. Knowing what to expect or how the treatment works will help you understand whether or not you're a good candidate or how you can get the most out of the procedure.
21 September 2018
All dental braces are custom braces, meaning that they are configured for your specific smile. This includes the length of the archwire, how often it's adjusted, and the degree of pressure that the archwire exerts via each bracket that has been affixed to the individual teeth. These brackets are generally attached to each tooth using a dental adhesive. In some circumstances, a bracket can detach from the tooth. What can cause this to happen?
21 August 2018
When you're told that you need to wear braces so that you can straighten out your teeth, you know that you'll need to endure several months of inconvenience as those devices work their magic. You may certainly feel self-conscious about your appearance during this time, but you know that it'll be worth it in the end. Sooner than you may realise, you can go back to the dentist to get him or her to remove these appliances so that you can enjoy your smile and get on with your life.
26 July 2018
Dental veneers are a common procedure in cosmetic dentistry, and with care, the result is designed with longevity in mind. Taking proper care of your teeth can ensure the durability of the veneer, and yet there are instances where, despite your best efforts, the veneer falls off. What causes this to happen? And what should you do? Don't Swallow If the veneer should dislodge while consuming food, you should cease eating immediately.
29 June 2018
If you've just had your teeth and gums scaled as part of a gum disease management program, then your dentist might have warned you that you might have a little pain and discomfort until your mouth settles down again. You may also, however, start to notice that your teeth suddenly become much more sensitive than usual. If this happens, you may find it hard to eat or drink anything hot, cold or sweet without setting your teeth on edge.
8 June 2018
Dental braces might be thought of something that firmly belong to your childhood years, but this is simply not the case. If you're an adult with misaligned teeth, your dentist might have suggested that you will benefit from adult braces. It might be that you already had dental braces as a child, and the effect was not as substantial as desired. It might be that braces were ruled out for whatever reason when you were younger, and this now needs to be reconsidered.
24 April 2018
If you are an adult who needs braces, you may be wondering about some of the issues you may experience and the things you can do to deal with them. Below is a guide to everything you need to know. Pain Once your braces have been fitted, you may experience some pain. A small amount of discomfort is to be expected. However, if the pain is persistent, it could be a sign that your braces need adjusting.
2 April 2018
Have you ever been concerned that your canine teeth might in fact be a little too canine? Their pointed nature is somewhat logical when you consider that one of their primary functions is to tear food in order to make it more chewable. While they serve an undeniably pivotal role when it comes to the consumption of food, some sets of canine teeth might look more prominent than others. The animalistic name of these particular teeth is almost besides the point, and yet you might not like having canine teeth that appear to be so long and sharp.
12 March 2018