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If you require orthodontic treatment, but you don’t like the idea of conventional metal braces, there is an alternative style of solution – clear aligners. Clear aligners are modern, comfortable, and much more convenient. There are several brands of orthodontic solutions that use clear aligners, with two of the most popular being Invisalign and Smile Club. Despite sharing the same technique and basic design, the treatments do have some distinct differences that patients need to be aware of before deciding on which option is the right one for them. Here’s what you need to know to help you to make your decision.
Tooth loss is a very real and debilitating problem affecting as many as 70% of adults living in the United States. There are lots of reasons why you may have lost a tooth, but decay and damage are the two primary causes of tooth loss or extraction.
Over 65 million people suffer from gum disease that ranges in severity. However, they all have one thing in common—if left untreated, the problem only gets worse. This is especially true if you have periodontal disease, the result of untreated gingivitis. Let’s take a look at what happens if periodontal disease goes unchecked.
If your teen is suffering from dental misalignment issues and problems with his bite, he will almost certainly have been referred for orthodontic treatment. These solutions are designed specifically to help move teeth and jaws into an improved position to help eliminate dental problems and give the patient a smile that they feel greater confidence in sharing.
Invisalign is one of the most popular forms of orthodontic treatment now available since it eliminates the majority of the compromises which must be made by patients opting for traditional braces. It is also almost completely transparent in nature, preventing your child from feeling self-conscious about their smile while undergoing treatment. However, not every patient is immediately suitable for Invisalign and in some cases, it may be necessary for your child to wait a little longer before he can start this popular orthodontic treatment.
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Many people who have sleep apnea may not even know that they are suffering from a potentially serious issue. Sleep apnea can often first be noticed because a patient is overly tired during the day even after they felt like they slept through the whole night, or their partner may notice that there is excessive snoring or periods where they stop breathing.
Many people who grind their teeth have very little idea that they do so. This is because the vast majority of teeth clenching and grinding takes place while you are asleep. Also known as bruxism, this behavior can have serious consequences for the longevity of your teeth, as well as causing unpleasant and debilitating symptoms.
Invisalign is an increasingly popular option for patients who are looking to straighten or correct their teeth. Invisalign offers many critical advantages over braces for most patients. However, your Invisalign system still requires some general care in order to make sure that you’re getting the best results for your efforts.
You are probably – and hopefully - used to your gums looking a lovely pink color. While their exact shade can vary, healthy gums are usually light to coral pink, although they can be pigmented, which means there are some areas which may be a slightly different shade of pink. This is known as hyperpigmentation and is usually nothing to worry about. However, there are some situations which can cause this delicate, soft tissue to become discolored. One way in which your gums might change is that they may develop either a yellow coating along the line where your teeth meet them, or a general yellow-ish hue. Here is what you need to know about what causes yellow gums and what you can do if this happens.
How Often Should My Child See the Dentist? Parents often asked the question, “How often should my child see the dentist?” Your child should visit the dentist every 6 months for cleanings and checkups. Depending on your child’s oral health, more visits may be recommended. Fluoride treatments are also recommended twice a year to help...