Orthodontic treatment (dental braces): The use of devices to move teeth or adjust underlying bone. The ideal age for starting orthodontic treatment is between ages 8 to 14 years while growth is still occurring. An evaluation for orthodontic treatment is recommended by the age of 7. Teeth can be moved by removable appliances or by fixed braces. Crowding of teeth can require extraction of teeth. Retainers may be necessary long after dental braces are placed, especially with orthodontic treatment of adults.
Treatment Under Orthodontic Treatment
Clear aligners provide an esthetic and comfortable treatment experience, facilitate oral hygiene, cause less pain as compared to fixed orthodontic appliances, reduce the number and duration of appointments, and require less emergency visits (6–8).
Ceramic braces are customizable to match the natural color of your teeth. We form them out of a special translucent material that doesn’t absorb stains. Many adults choose translucent ceramic braces because they’re virtually invisible and far less noticeable than traditional metal braces.
Stainless Steel Braces
Stainless steel fixed appliances (braces) are comprised of small stainless steel squares (“brackets”) that are bonded with composite resin (dental adhesive) directly to the enamel surfaces of the teeth. A protective layer of dental “sealant” is carefully applied to ensure safe placement and removal of the appliances, thereby preserving the enamel.
Self Ligating Braces
In the case of your more traditional braces, the orthodontist uses elastics to keep the archwire on the bracket. In self-ligating braces, the archwire is held in place by the bracket itself by closing a small, spring-loaded door.
Advantages of Root Canal
1. Improved ability to chew food
2. Alleviation of speech impairment
3. Easier to brush, clean and floss teeth
4. Reduced cavities and periodontal disease
5. Reduced grinding and chipping of teeth
6. Reduced risk of injury from protruding teeth
It is a procedure which is called scaling in which we remove the food and stains build up on the tooth. It does not lead to any loosening of teeth.
Buy a brush with soft bristles. medium and firm one can damage teeth and gums. Use a soft pressure for 2 minutes. 2 times daily. The brush should b changed every 3 months.
Bleeding and swollen gums are a sign of gum disease for many people this is not painful early diagnosis ca help it reverse.
Floss cleans the food and plaque from between the teeth and under the gum line. But it should be used only after consultation with a dentist.
Some women have gum problem at the time of puberty, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause. Pregnancy gingivitis occurs in 2nd or 3rd month of pregnancy. One should not stop brushing teeth as it is due to hormonal changes, consult your dentist.
You should visit the dentist twice a year. However there is any gum disease, your dentist may recommend more frequent visits.
Dental x Ray’s are very safe, radiation is measured in milligrams and one dental xray has 5 millirems.
A cavity is a small hole in the tooth that develops because of tooth decay. The decay destroys the tooth and results in a void space.
One cannot expect restorations to last forever but you can take care of them to increase its life. Maintain good oral hygiene and visit your dentist regularly.
Both electric and manual toothbrushes have their advantage and disadvantages but your brushing technique and frequency are much more important than what you brush with.