Braces: Proper installation - a pledge of a beautiful smile

March 1, 2009

  • Braces: Proper installation - a pledge of a beautiful smile
  • The types and indications for use

 Braces - a special device to fix the position of the teeth. They are used in the curvature of the teeth and / or malocclusion Malocclusion - what if the mouth is not so as it is necessary?  Malocclusion - what if the mouth is not so as it is necessary?

The most common braces - exterior. They are located on the front of the teeth and surrounding noticeable. Lingual braces are attached to the back of the tooth, and invisible to others. Braces may be made of metal, ceramics, plastics, or polymers. Ceramic or plastic brackets are often selected for cosmetic reasons. Plastic brackets, however, by the end of the treatment may be covered with spots. Furthermore, the treatment using them may be longer than with metal brackets.

 Braces: Proper installation - a pledge of a beautiful smile

How long should I wear braces?

Duration of treatment with brackets depends on how severe the problem, the state of health of the teeth, gums and jaw as well as on how well the patient will follow the instructions. On average, however, the brackets are from one to three years. After the braces removed, the patient needs to wear a retainer: the first six months - the time, then, for many years - only during sleep Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams

As long as the patient wears braces, he has to be screened, usually every month. The doctor must make sure that the braces exert constant pressure on the teeth. If necessary, it may be somewhat more pressure on the teeth. In some cases, it appears that is not enough for some braces teeth alignment, and the doctor may recommend an additional device that you want to wear at home in the evenings and during sleep.

During treatment, a person may engage in any kind of sport. If contact sports is recommended to use a mouthguard - a special device that protects the teeth.

After installing the brackets and after the correction of the pressure the patient may experience discomfort and even slight pain; these symptoms may get rid of with the help of non-prescription painkillers. If you experience discomfort after each adjustment, inform your doctor.

 Braces: Proper installation - a pledge of a beautiful smile

Does the age of the patient on the treatment success?

The mechanical process of alignment of teeth with braces held the same at any age. However, the treatment of children and adults may have a few differences. For example, adults for successful treatment may be insufficient alone braces, and the healing process may take longer, as the bones in the adult human has stopped growing.

 Braces: Proper installation - a pledge of a beautiful smile

End of treatment

After removing the braces teeth cleaned thoroughly. The doctor takes a series of X-rays to determine the effectiveness of the treatment, as well as check availability for wisdom teeth. If wisdom teeth Wisdom Tooth - remove and not to suffer  Wisdom Tooth - remove and not to suffer
   will be cut after the removal of braces, the doctor may recommend to remove them to the newly straightened teeth again changed position. As mentioned above, during a certain time to a patient will need to wear a retainer. This removable device, which helps to maintain the new position of the teeth after the removal of braces. The duration of the period during which you want to wear retainers, depends on many factors. For the successful completion of treatment it is very important to wear them as much as needed.

Veneers: how to make a smile "Hollywood"?

August 24, 2008

  • Veneers: how to make a smile "Hollywood"?
  • Indications

 veneers Hollywood smile
 Veneers - are thin plates which are mounted on the outer surface of the tooth. They are made of ceramic or composite resins. On ceramic veneers less spots appear, and their reflective power close to natural teeth than the composite resin veneers. Veneers are made of composite resin is thinner and their installation is necessary to grind the tooth is less than the pre-installation of porcelain veneers.

Veneers are set at such problems as diskoloratsiya teeth (for example, by receiving tetracyclines), broken teeth, unevenly spaced teeth, or large gaps between the teeth.

 Veneers: how to make a smile "Hollywood"?

Installing veneers

To install veneers usually requires three visits to the dentist.

Diagnosis and treatment planning. The first visit to the dental clinic requires the active cooperation of the patient and the dentist. The patient should be explained the doctor, what results it expects, and the doctor - tell us about the possibilities. In addition, the doctor must perform a survey to ensure that the veneers are the right choice for the patient and discusses with the patient the next procedure. The dentist also makes several X-ray images.

Preparation. During his second visit to the dentist takes preparation for the installation of veneers. To do this, remove from the surface of the tooth enamel of about 0.5 mm - a thickness of the veneers, which will be installed later. Optionally patient before grind the teeth, the physician may apply a local anesthetic. The doctor then makes a mold of the teeth, which is sent to a lab. In most cases, the manufacture of veneers takes one to two weeks. If necessary, the patient can set temporary veneers.

Installing veneers. Finally, during a third visit to the dentist patient put veneers. Before you fix them with a special cement, the dentist installs them time to check whether they are suitable in shape and color. If necessary, your doctor may change their shape; Color can be changed by the procedure used in the cement.

When both the doctor and the patient is satisfied with the result, remove the veneers and teeth thoroughly cleaned, after which they are applied, and set the special cement veneers. Then the cement affect special light by which it hardens very quickly. The final step is the removal of excess cement and general inspection of the teeth and bite. A few weeks later the patient must undergo another examination to evaluate how successfully completed the installation of veneers.

Generally, veneers have to be replaced every 5-10 years. Veneers do not require special care - only need to observe basic rules of oral hygiene Oral hygiene - not only in the dentist's chair  Oral hygiene - not only in the dentist's chair

 Veneers: how to make a smile "Hollywood"?

Advantages and disadvantages

The main advantages of porcelain veneers:

  • They provide a natural look of the teeth;
  • Gingival tissue is generally well tolerated ceramics;
  • To install the veneers does not require a significant change in the shape of a tooth and an aesthetic point of view, they are significantly better than the crown.


  • The process is irreversible;
  • If veneers crack or break, in most cases they can not be recovered;
  • Due to the removal of enamel teeth become more sensitive to high and low temperatures, as well as to strong drinks;
  • Veneers are not suitable for patients with tooth decay More about caries - take care of your teeth until it's too late  More about caries - take care of your teeth until it's too late
 , Active gum disease, weakened teeth, as well as those with a layer of enamel on the teeth already thinned;
  • People who frequently grind their teeth (eg, because of mental and other diseases) installation of veneers is also not recommended because of the high probability of damage to veneers.