Depending on what you need, different teeth-straightening methods can suit your particular dental need. In particular, people prefer either metals braces or invisible aligners. However, it is essential to note that complex dental conditions are a common occurrence. Therefore, more people are seeking braces for the correction of dental abnormalities than for aesthetic reasons. Still, besides correcting the complexities in teeth alignment and other dental conditions, metal braces also offer an aesthetic value, making them more preferable.
30 September 2019
Shrinking in height as you get older isn't a myth, and in fact, people can lose anything from half a centimetre to one centimetre of height per decade after the age of 40, and this process actually speeds up after the age of 70. While you might lose height, surely there are some parts of your body that are immune to shrinking. What about your teeth? It's actually possible for your teeth to reduce in height, although this isn't necessarily a result of aging.
15 July 2019
Dental breakage and chipping can occur due unexpected impact or high pressure. For instance, your front teeth will be damaged if a projectile lands around the mouth or if you collide with a hard object. In addition, chipping could occur due to poor habits like biting on hard candy or chewing ice and other hard objects. When this type of incident occurs, you will not only need to think about functional repair — you will also have to plan for cosmetic repair.
31 May 2019
You may think that your orthodontic time is done once your braces come off; however, this isn't the end of your treatment as a whole. Your teeth are straight now, but they won't necessarily stay straight. Once braces come off, teeth tend to drift back into their original positions. They'll do this until they get used to being in their new positions in your jaw. So, your orthodontist usually asks you to wear a retainer to hold your teeth in place until things stabilise.
29 January 2019