Dental health is vital

  • Achieving that custom smile

    21 February 2018

    Your smile is unique, so your braces should be too. While orthodontists have always worked to create perfectly straight smiles, braces in the past have been made from standard designs, which your orthodontist has manually adjusted to suit your teeth. While the old system got the job done, it sometimes took time to get the braces and archwires in just the right position, leaving patients wearing their braces even while they weren't doing the whole job.

  • Two Reasons to Seek Emergency Dental Treatment if You Develop a Dental Abscess

    25 January 2018

    If you develop a dental abscess whilst you are busy at work or are attending a special event, you might be tempted to simply take some painkillers and wait a day or two to go to the dentist. However, this is not a wise decision. Here are two reasons why you must seek emergency dental treatment as soon as you realise you have an abscess. It could prevent serious health complications

  • A Basic Brief on Braces Brackets: How Orthodontists Use Brackets to Move Teeth

    3 January 2018

    Moving multiple teeth is a complicated process. That is why orthodontists generally train for 10-11 years, approximately 2-3 years more than general dentists. An orthodontist's training equips them with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely move teeth through bone. To help them achieve that aim, an orthodontist relies on their most important tool—dental braces. You could say that the most important parts of a brace are the brackets that give it its train track-like appearance.

  • Choosing Between a Bridge and a Denture: Which is Right for You?

    12 December 2017

    When you lose even a single tooth, the chances of you losing even more teeth increases. The teeth around the gap move,  leaning into the empty space. This leads to crowding, which then makes your bite crooked, which then makes it harder to clean your teeth. You may also begin to favour the side that has more teeth, causing the teeth on that side to become worn. That is why it is important that you replace missing teeth as quickly as possible.

  • Action Plan for Dealing With Dental Emergencies That May Arise at Home

    20 November 2017

    You can never fully prepare for dental emergencies because you can't tell when one will arise while you're at home. However, having the right action plan in place can go a long way towards ensuring dental emergencies that may arise in the home are handled in the best way possible. Generally speaking, a sound dental emergency plan should include the following components: Having a dental emergency kit. A really painful toothache or accidentally knocked-out tooth can make it hard to get through the night without visiting the dental office.

  • Braced for a Nickel Allergy: How to Comfortably Straighten Your Teeth Even With a Nickel Allergy

    27 October 2017

    When it comes to traditional braces and nickel allergies, many patients either don't realize they are allergic to nickel or that the wires and brackets of traditional braces contain nickel. This can lead to a situation in which the patients' gums become swollen and inflamed. When this happens, it is easy to confuse this allergic reaction with the effects of poor dental hygiene. There are two types of nickel allergy. "

  • What to Do if Your Invisalign Aligner Doesn't Fit Properly After Getting a Cavity Filled

    9 October 2017

    It is standard practice for all restorative dental treatment, such as fillings for cavities, to be completed before a patient starts a course of Invisalign. This is to avoid the inconvenience of having to adjust a preplanned course of treatment before it is completed. Under normal circumstances, your dentist will work with your orthodontist to ensure that this is the case. However, it is not unheard of for fillings done during a course of Invisalign to result in the current aligner no longer fitting as it should.