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Discover More About Braces At Shimla dentist

Posted in Orthodontics by UK Dental Tourism on September 6, 2010
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untitled1Braces can often be a very scary prospect for a teenager. The adolescent years are very difficult at the best of times so anything that can make you stand out from the crowd or attract negative attention can be very traumatic. This was often the case with the old style metal braces, which, let’s be honest, were hardly the most conspicuous of designs.

Thankfully, over the past ten years or so, a number of new orthodontic treatments have sprung up offering patients an alternative to wearing fixed braces. This has included the Inman aligner with its super-fast results, and Six Month Smile braces with their tooth coloured wires and brackets. However, one treatment stands out as the most efficient when it comes to discreet treatment.

Invisalign braces are made from one-millimetre thick clear plastic, which is almost impossible to see when in the mouth. This means that it is now possible to have your teeth straightened without anybody ever knowing. Not only is this a bonus for younger patients but also for older, professional patients who want to have straighter teeth without having to face the stigma of wearing braces in the workplace.

Not only are the Invisalign braces discreet, they are also fast-acting, with treatment being on average six-months shorter than with traditional braces. The Invisalign system uses a series of removable retainer braces over the course of the treatment each making a slight adjustment to the teeth. In all about twenty-five retainers are needed but this can vary according to individual needs. The fact that they are removable also means that the teeth are easier to clean and that they can be taken out for important occasions and sport. Call us for more information – 07974-106163

 

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Invisalign : Improved Teeth Straightening

Posted in Orthodontics by UK Dental Tourism on June 26, 2010
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Over the last decade there have been a number of new orthodontic straightening devices released onto the market offering improved teeth straightening without some of the sacrifices demanded by conventional braces. Perhaps the most impressive of all these new treatment methods is Invisalign. This is a system that offers patients an almost completely invisible brace minimizing the visual impact that puts so many patients off wearing braces.

Invisalign uses a series of one-millimetre thick plastic retainers to gradually reposition the teeth over the course of the treatment. Each retainer is worn for as period of between two and three weeks before it is replaced by another with a slight adjustment. In all there are about twenty to thirty retainers used in the average treatment meaning that the usual length of treatment is about 18 months. This is six months shorter than the average treatment with traditional fixed metal braces.

The other major advantage of the Invisalign system is that the braces are removable. This makes cleaning the teeth easier and more effective, something that can cause problems with fixed braces. It also means that patients can remove the braces for important social and sporting occasions. As long as the brace is worn for a period of twenty hours a day it will still be equally as effective.

The fact that Invisalign braces are so low impact makes them ideal for patients in their difficult teenage years. The braces are almost impossible to see so younger patients will have no need to feel self-conscious about wearing braces. To learn more about the Invisalign system you can ask a dentist for more information or call us at 177-6450704.

Invisalign Braces – The Straightening Power

Posted in Orthodontics by UK Dental Tourism on December 29, 2009
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Invisalign braces are an invisible and genuinely effective alternative orthodontic straightening method to old-fashioned fixed-metal braces. Made from one millimetre thick clear plastic, Invisalign retainers are almost impossible to see unless you are aware the patient is wearing them. For many patients who have always wanted straight teeth but been too afraid or concerned by the ugly wire and bracket metal braces, Invisalign is the straightening answer they have been searching for.

Introduced at the start of the new millennium by Align Technologies, the Invisalign system involves wearing a series of these clear plastic retainers (usually about 20 to 25 in total) for periods of two weeks each. Each retainer has been designed and manufactured using computer-guided technology to make small adjustments in the teeth gradually moving them in to the right position.

The obvious advantage of the Invisalign system is the level of discretion provided but also important to remember is that the retainers are completely removable. This means they can be taken out for big social occasions and crucially for eating. This greatly limits the impact of the braces on your lifestyle meaning for the first time there is a brace that fits around you and not the other way round.

The cost of Invisalign braces will vary depending on the nature of treatment required but will usually be competitive with most other forms of straightening treatments. This is just another reason why dentists are seeing more and more patients opting for the Invisalign system.Invisalign is a flexible and effective way of straightening teeth. The retainers will have the minimum impact on your life and the maximum impact on your smile.

Invisalign braces were not the first clear plastic retainers on the market but they are certainly the first that offer an authentic straightening power. The retainers offer the best of both worlds for patients eager to have the perfect straight toothed smile. If you are considering teeth straightening treatment, speak to  your dentist about Invisalign braces.

Damon Braces

Using Damon braces wires are held into the brackets by miniature clips instead of elastic bands. This means there is less friction between the wires and the brackets so that the teeth can move faster.
These brackets are half metal, half white and are a lot smaller than conventional braces. So although they are not completely white or “invisible” when compared to treatments such as invisalign or clearstep, they are sufficiently discrete for patients to be very happy with them.
What are the advantages of Damon Braces?
•Shorter treatment period – less time with braces on!
•The teeth can move faster due the reduced friction between the wires and the brackets. This can reduce overall treatment time by an average of 4 – 6 months.
•More comfortable treatment – easier to get used to your braces.
•The wires exert very gentle forces on the teeth, meaning there is less discomfort when the braces are fitted and adjusted. Less frequent adjustment visits – less time in the dental chair!
•Damon braces do not need to be adjusted as regularly as conventional braces. For the first half of the treatment, visits are 10 weeks apart, instead of 6 to 8 weeks. This means you do not have to attend the practice so often, meaning less time out of work etc.
•Discrete and easy to clean!
•Since the brackets are much smaller than those used in conventional braces, they are less noticeable. Also, as there are no elastic bands used that can sometimes trap food, they are easier to keep clean. *
•Broader Smiles – The Damon system is particularly good at making “wider smiles”, by expanding the side and back teeth.

Invisalign :Invisible Braces

Made from clear plastic, Invisalign takes all the embarrassment out of having orthodontic treatment – which generally lasts for anything between 6-18 months.Besides the cosmetic benefits, a key advantage of invisible braces is that they are more hygienic than traditional metal “train tracks” which run across the teeth.The Invisalign brace is essentially a tough, clear mould which is worn for around 22 hours each day. It can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing and flossing.The invisible braces come in a numbered set, designed and fabricated especially to fit over your teeth. The first mould is worn for two weeks, after which it can be thrown away and replaced with the next mould in the series. Over time, the teeth are slowly guided into a new, straighter position, to give you a perfect smile.
Benefits of invisible braces
They are virtually invisible, so no-one can tell you’re wearing them unless they’re up close and looking for them!They are removable, enabling you to clean every part of your mouth and not worry about food trapped around brackets. They are painless to have fitted, since they don’t connect to your teeth – unlike traditional metal braces made up of wires and springs. They don’t irritate your gums, cheeks, and tongue, or cause sores. A computer simulation shows how you teeth will move during treatment and what the end result with look like.
Drawbacks of invisible braces
They can sometimes cost more than traditional braces. They are only suitable for minor tooth irregularities, and are likely to be ineffective against moderately or severely crooked teeth. They can cause a slight lisp, although this affects everyone differently.Sometimes traditional braces are required after Invisalign treatment to correct stubborn problems. They take six weeks to be designed, fabricated, and shipped from the Invisalign factory and you may need more aligners after the original set.
Invisible braces can be used to effectively treat all kinds of crooked teeth problems, such as overbites, underbites, crowding, crossbites and gaps between teeth. However there are some situations in which this form of cosmetic dentistry may not be suitable. Your dentist or orthodontist can advise you, but generally speaking, if a lot of movement or tooth extraction is needed Invisalign will probably not be your best option. In this case it’s more appropriate to have traditional metal or ceramic braces fitted, that enable close monitoring and adjusting.After an initial consultation, your orthodontist will take a mould of your teeth, as well as x-rays and photographs from different angles. These are used to produce your new Invisalign braces.After about six weeks, the braces will arrive at your orthodontist’s surgery, along with a 3D simulation that shows the expected movement of your teeth over time. You’ll also be given instructions on how to wear and maintain your braces, which you must follow closely for the best chance of success.


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