30 Dec 2014

Keeping the Invisalign Solid and Secure

Wearing Invisalign clear braces may be one of the best dental treatments you can set yourself up for. It’s even better when you got them through the help of experienced dental practitioners who specifically offer Invisalign braces and other popular orthodontic services in London. Still, they will not lack in guiding you on taking care of your aligners, if you do decide to get them. There are ways to make it work:
When you’re done with your aligners for the day, take the time to thoroughly brush them with a toothbrush and some toothpaste. It’s important that the bristles are soft so they can remove debris without scraping the aligners. After brushing your aligners, rinse them off with a stream of warm water. Allow them to air-dry before keeping them in their special case.

23 Dec 2014

Types of Dental Implants

Dental implants are quite versatile, and different types of implant replacements are made that are suited for the specific needs of the individual that requires them. Most dental implants are made of titanium, which is highly durable and has a thin film on its surface that could protect it from corrosion. There are several types of implants, and here are some of them:
  • Transosseous implant
    • Involves inserting two metal rods from below the chin until the inside of the mouth. The rods that are exposed in the mouth are where dentures are attached to; however, this type is rarely used these days due to the extensive surgery, anesthesia, and hospitalisation required.

16 Dec 2014

All about Misaligned Teeth

When your dentist tells you that you have “malocclusion”, it’s actually a more scientific term for misaligned teeth. Ideally, your teeth should fit snugly inside your mouth without any crowding or spacing between them, and they also should be straight—not rotated or twisted.

8 Dec 2014

How to Keep Your Smile Camera Ready

Thanks to advancements in technology, you are never too far away from a camera – every smartphone near you may be used to take your picture, whether you’re ready or not. That said, there are ways to ensure that you and your smile are always camera-ready, no matter the situation.

1 Dec 2014

A Primer on Misaligned Teeth

If you think that aesthetics is the sole reason why people get treatment for misaligned teeth, think again. There’s a lot more involved in teeth misalignment (aka malocclusion) than appearance.
Teeth occlusion (arrangement) is considered a crucial factor in the health and functionality of the mouth. Several ill-effects can come from misaligned teeth. One of these is tooth decay, as crooked and overcrowded teeth makes cleaning difficult, particularly, getting rid of food particles trapped between teeth.

24 Nov 2014

Titanium in Dental Implants

Titanium is widely associated with dental implants. It integrates with natural bone far better than most known metals, and also has the ideal light weight and toughness for the job. However, the strongest implant is not made from pure titanium, but from a titanium alloy.

The American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) uses a five-point grading system for biomedical titanium. The highest of these is Grade 5, which is an alloy of titanium, aluminium, and vanadium. This is the most widely used material for medical implants, but not for dental implants because of the susceptibility of vanadium to salivary corrosion.

17 Nov 2014

Clear Braces: Straighter Teeth with Less Metal

Who does not want a great smile with straight and perfectly aligned teeth? Having crooked teeth can be a bother, and not just because it can ruin your appearance. Jagged dentitions can actually complicate oral health, especially because uneven teeth formations can form gaps and corners that toothbrushes and floss cannot clean properly. Crooked teeth can be treated and aligned, thankfully, with the use of dental braces.

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