Study: My Understanding of Dentists

Different Cosmetic Treatments

A person’s smile is better enhanced if it is accompanied by a perfect set of teeth and a way of achieving this is through cosmetic dental treatments, where the teeth are fixed to look aesthetically good, helping the person to be personally satisfied with himself/herself.

Importance of lingual braces to straighten misaligned teeth

Also called as nano braces or incognito braces, lingual braces are placed permanently at the back part of the teeth using dental cement to straighten a crooked teeth. Because lingual braces look invisible when attached, they are a popular choice among dental patients, as well as the other benefits that they provide to patients, such as: these braces are permanently attached, so it is convenient for patients to brush their teeth and eat normally; braces are custom-fitted to the patient, making it comfortable for the patient to wear; the treatment period to realign the teeth begins as soon as the braces are fitted. To apply lingual braces, the orthodontist makes use of nickel titanium wires which are configured to match and hold the patient’s teeth impressions and, as soon as the braces are fitted in the mouth, the natural body temperature activates the wires for it to move the teeth into the correct permanent position, in which this process will take about 22 months of treatment.

Applying invisalign treatment

Invisible aligners, which are made of a thermoplastic material, are principally used in invisalign treatment where they are custom-fitted to a patient’s misaligned teeth, in such a way that the aligners help move the teeth in a series of sequence treatments. Different aligners are going to be fitted to the patient’s teeth, after every two weeks, causing the teeth to gradually shift from its existing position until it reaches the desired, straightened teeth position, such that the process will take several months of treatment. Invisalign treatment offers these benefits to a patient: the aligners are invisible, so no one may notice that a patient is wearing them; a patient is able to remove the aligners when he eats and drinks, brush and floss his teeth, thus, allowing him the flexibility of wearing them; there is no irritation felt in the mouth.

Usefulness of teeth whitening treatment

Organic particles, from tobacco and food that contains tannin, that lodge between the crystals of the outermost tooth covering are the causes why teeth have a stained appearance; to remedy this, a teeth whitening treatment is usually applied, using a bleach solution that attacks on the organic particles until the tooth enamel becomes colorless. The professional teeth whitening process, which makes use of a high concentration of whitening gels, and the over-the-counter teeth whitening procedure, which uses products with lower bleach concentration, are the two general options to choose from for teeth whitening treatment.

Usefulness of porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers are a compilation of many thin ceramic layers, which actually replace the tooth enamel, using an adhesive layer that is made of a light-sensitive resin and this cosmetic dental treatment is suitable for stained teeth, poorly developed teeth shape and contour, gaps between teeth, fractured teeth.

Applying retainers

As the last phase of orthodontics treatment, once the braces are removed, retainers are to be worn overnight to help maintain the position of the straightened teeth. Aside from straightening the teeth, the other benefits of retainers are: improve speech impediments, reduce cavities, improve breathing, and improve oral hygiene.