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The Importance of Cosmetic Dental 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.

Applying lingual braces for straightening teeth

Lingual braces, also referred to as nano braces or incognito braces, are applied permanently by an orthodontist at the back part of the teeth using dental cement to straighten a crooked teeth. Lingual braces are a popular among dental patients because of the following benefits: lingual braces look invisible when attached; 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. Nickel titanium wires are used by the orthodontist in applying lingual braces, configuring them to match and hold the patient’s teeth impressions and once 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.

Usefulness of invisalign treatment

Invisalign treatment makes use of invisible aligners, which are made of a thermoplastic material, that are custom-fitted to a patient’s misaligned teeth, to move the teeth in many sequence treatments. Over the course of the treatment, different aligners will 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, which will require several months of treatment. The advantages of wearing invisible aligners are: 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

When teeth produce a stained appearance, this is due to organic particles, from tobacco and food that contains tannin, that lodge between the crystals of the outermost tooth covering, such that a teeth whitening treatment is usually applied to remedy this problem, 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

For stained teeth, poorly developed teeth shape and contour, gaps between teeth, fractured teeth, porcelain veneers can also be considered as a suitable treatment, as they consist of 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.

Benefits of retainers

Retainers are considered as the last phase of orthodontics treatment, since they are to be worn overnight, after the braces have been removed, 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.