Study: My Understanding of Dentists

September 4, 2017

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Different Cosmetic Treatments

A reason why most people, nowadays, invest in cosmetic dental treatments is to have their teeth fixed so that their smile is better enhanced, since a smile can be considered a personal satisfaction and a useful instrument to social success.

Applying lingual braces for straightening teeth

Also called as nano braces or incognito braces, lingual braces are placed permanently at the back part of the teeth using dental cement to straighten a crooked teeth. Because lingual braces look invisible when attached, they are a popular choice among dental patients, as well as the other benefits that they provide to patients, such as: these braces are permanently attached, so it is convenient for patients to brush their teeth and eat normally; braces are custom-fitted to the patient, making it comfortable for the patient to wear; the treatment period to realign the teeth begins as soon as the braces are fitted. In fitting the lingual braces, nickel titanium wires are used by the orthodontist, configuring them to match and hold the patient’s teeth impressions and once the braces are fitted in the mouth, the natural body temperature activates the wires for it to move the teeth into the correct permanent position, in which this process will take about 22 months of treatment.

Applying invisalign treatment

Invisalign treatment makes use of invisible aligners, which are made of a thermoplastic material, that are custom-fitted to a patient’s misaligned teeth, to move the teeth in many sequence treatments. Different aligners are going to be fitted to the patient’s teeth, after every two weeks, causing the teeth to gradually shift from its existing position until it reaches the desired, straightened teeth position, such that the process will take several months of treatment. The benefits of invisalign treatment are: the aligners are invisible, so no one may notice that a patient is wearing them; a patient is able to remove the aligners when he eats and drinks, brush and floss his teeth, thus, allowing him the flexibility of wearing them; there is no irritation felt in the mouth.

Teeth whitening options

Having pearly, white teeth can make a person’s smile look great, but if the teeth possess a stained appearance, this can easily be remedied by applying teeth whitening treatment, using a bleach solution that attacks on the organic particles when they are lodged between the crystals of the teeth’s outermost covering, of which these organic particles are the main cause of stained teeth, which come from using tobacco and food that contains tannin. In applying teeth whitening treatment, a person has two options: the professional teeth whitening process, which makes use of a high concentration of whitening gels, and the over-the-counter teeth whitening procedure, which uses products with lower bleach concentration.

Advantages of porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are suitable treatments for stained teeth, poorly developed teeth shape and contour, gaps between teeth, fractured teeth, and they are a compilation of many thin ceramic layers which when applied to the tooth will actually replace the tooth enamel, using an adhesive layer, which is made of a light-sensitive resin.

Usefulness of retainers

Considered as the last phase of orthodontics treatment, retainers replaces the braces and to be worn overnight to help maintain the position of the straightened teeth. The main purpose of retainers is to help maintain the straightened teeth, but they also offer these benefits: improve speech impediments, reduce cavities, improve breathing, and improve oral hygiene.