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Can Short Term Braces Correct Tooth Gaps?

Short Term Braces And Tooth Gaps

It’s incredibly common in North America for young people to get braces between the ages of 13 and 17. Traditional orthodontic braces consist of metal wires that are threaded through metal brackets that are bonded to the teeth. These are gradually tightened over time, applying pressure to the teeth to move them into the right place. Braces are used to correct a misaligned bite or teeth that are unevenly spaced. Many adults didn’t have the chance to go through traditional orthodontic treatment when they were young. Having uneven teeth or a misaligned bite can affect your self-esteem and confidence in…

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May 22, 2017 by
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5 Foods To Avoid After A Teeth Whitening

Foods To Avoid After Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a great way to give your appearance a boost! Teeth whitening is performed by a cosmetic dentist, and is done with whitening gel and a laser light. It is usually done in three 15-minute sessions, and is a non-invasive procedure. Once you’ve had your teeth whitened, you’ll want to do all you can to prevent future stains and discolouration, and keep your teeth white and bright for as long as possible. There are some hard and fast aftercare rules for the first 24 hours after teeth whitening, including avoiding staining drinks, like pop, coffee and red wine,…

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May 15, 2017 by
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How To Choose The Best Cosmetic Dentist

Choose A Cosmetic Dentist

Cosmetic dentistry is becoming more and more popular. A perfect, white smile dramatically improves appearance, and can increase self-esteem and confidence as a result. Many people are turning to cosmetic dentists to improve the look and function of their teeth. Cosmetic dentistry procedures include: Bonding and Crowns Veneers Whitening These procedures may be done for purely cosmetic reasons, as with whitening, or they may be used to repair a broken or chipped tooth, or otherwise restore the appearance and function of teeth. For instance, if someone has chipped or broken a tooth, dental crowns can restore the appearance and function…

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May 8, 2017 by
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3 Types Of Orthodontic Braces

Orthodontic Braces

Orthodontic braces are incredibly common, with many children getting traditional braces between the ages of 13 and 17. Ideally, children should start seeing an orthodontist as soon as their adult teeth come in. Orthodontic braces treat issues such as a misaligned bite—an overbite or an underbite—as well as straighten and even out the spacing of teeth. While children are still young, their bite is more malleable and easy to correct as the jaw and teeth are still developing. However, for those who missed out on braces as a kid, there are still lots of options for adult orthodontia. There are…

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May 1, 2017 by
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How To Apply Orthodontic Wax

Applying Orthodontic Wax

While they yield great results, orthodontic braces can also be uncomfortable, and even painful at times. Traditional orthodontic braces are composed of metal brackets on each tooth, with a wire running through each bracket. Over time the wire is tightened to apply pressure to the teeth, and guide them into alignment. Pain can occur in the mouth, especially right after braces are put on or adjusted. The soft tissue in the mouth, such as your tongue or cheeks, may become sore if they are rubbed and irritated by the brackets. Your cheeks and tongue will be extra sensitive to this…

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Apr 17, 2017 by
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