Metallic dental braces are increasingly becoming a relic of the past and few would be saddened by their demise, especially those who suffered from bullying during their school years due to their use. New cosmetic dental procedures are slowly coming to the fore and taking their place. These include the ever popular but expensive invisible braces and the new 6 month smiles procedure which has become very popular in the United States and is increasingly being seen in the UK and other western countries. This new system is a combination of traditional braces and new technology and materials. The old metal train tracks have been replaced by a tooth colored material and the wiring is almost invisible, making them a much improved version of dental braces that are used to straighten a person's teeth.

Although the 6 month smiles procedure is not as discreet as invisible braces, it is believed to be a significantly faster process; some claim around 25% of the time that invisible braces take, and at around half of the price this makes it a popular compromise.

At the initial consultation, impressions are taken of your teeth and approximately three weeks later, the treatment should be available to you.

Although each patient is different, it is not usual for any extra treatments such as bonding or veneers to be needed in conjunction with the six month smiles procedure.

Despite the name, the six months refers not to an exact period of time that the procedure takes to complete, but an average time. For those with only minor issues, the period may be shorter, whilst for those with very crooked and uneven teeth, it may be significantly longer. This will vary from person to person. The key factor is that they should not be removed until they have … Read the rest

If your friends are flashing pearly white smiles and not telling you about the wonders of laser teeth whitening treatments, you are lucky to be reading this.

The Latest in Teeth Whitening Technology

For whatever reason why you want your teeth gleaming white ASAP, perhaps a scheduled job application the next day or a summer getaway in the big city where the trendy set congregate, the fastest solution for teeth whitening is to visit the nearest cosmetic dentist or your family dentist (if he is into the practice) today. After an hour, you go home with the whitest teeth since your teens.

Several laser sessions will be required for darker stains and until the best results are achieved. Before a laser teeth whitening treatment, it is also a matter of standard practice to remove tooth plaques before the treatment. However, for the record, it must be understood that the degree of whitening will depend on the natural color of your teeth but the dentist can achieve the best outcome for you.

During the treatment and after removing the plaque and checking the condition of your gums, teeth will be coated with a tooth whitening gel. The laser-light is applied to activate the gel and start the whitening process. The laser-light is repeated until the stains are removed and the teeth get a lighter color. Laser teeth whitening is the combination of laser and whitening gel working together to produce the expected results.

Do Lasers Whiten Teeth?

The laser itself does not whiten the teeth. It activates the teeth whiteners gel and induces the chemical effect to lighten the teeth color. The teeth bleaching gels used have different hydrogen peroxide content that enters into the porous teeth. Buffered and lower hydrogen peroxide content is preferred because it matches the value of … Read the rest

Most adults are unhappy with the appearance of their smiles. Crooked teeth make many people feel self-conscious, reserved, or even ashamed of their appearance. Poorly positioned teeth can make people feel unhappy about their smile but having to wear metal braces for 2-3 years is equally unappealing. 6 Month Smiles is the latest in cosmetic orthodontic treatment for adults. It can be used to treat a wide variety of positional problems (many more than invisible braces and the Inman aligner) that previously required metal braces or extensive drilling and extractions.

Six Month Smiles is a modern twist on orthodontics. There is little debate that braces are the most widely used and most effective method to give patients straight, healthy teeth and a beautiful smile. Six Month Smiles has taken the best aspects of braces and modified the treatment and the materials to give adults a common-sense, cosmetic solution that fits your lifestyle.

Six Month Smiles employs the latest technology and techniques to move your teeth quickly and safely. It uses special nickel titanium wires and focuses on moving the teeth that show when you smile.

It uses tooth-colored braces and wires, meaning that they are barely visible. It also uses a lower force to move teeth, making it much more comfortably than metal braces Overall, the makes 6 Month Smiles treatments nothing like the classic train-track metal braces.

The main benefits of 6 Month Smiles are:

• The wires and brackets are small, tooth-colored and discreet.

• The cost is about half of traditional or invisible braces.

• Treatment time is reduced by 75% compared to conventional treatment.

• No drilling down of teeth (necessary for most veneer cases)

• Discomfort is minimal.

The main drawback of 6 Month Smiles is that it does not correct problems involving the molar … Read the rest

Tooth decay is often the beginning of a downward spiral. This may seem like a minor problem, however, the loss of a single tooth can lead to a domino effect. Once that space has been created the other teeth begin to shift and lose their original position. This can alter the bite pattern and erode other teeth ensuring more decay to follow. The gums will also become loose as the teeth shift, thus creating an entryway for bacteria to grow. This can progress to a gum disease called gingivitis if not treated quickly.

Cosmetic dentistry has progressed faster than any other form of oral health care in the past twenty-five years. The dentist can create nearly perfect faces now by altering the height of the teeth, correcting abnormal chew patterns and correcting asymmetry improves. The materials used have improved and the procedures are essentially painless. There are also many options to keep patients comfortable and safe.

The alternatives to problem solving have exploded to include every conceivable issue from straightening misaligned teeth to implanting new ones. A habit such as bruxism, which is when a person grinds their teeth while sleeping, damages the enamel on the teeth eliminating the natural protection. This crushing can also result in an uneven bite pattern encouraging tooth loss in the end.

If a tooth isn't too decayed or fractured to be restored, an inlay or an onlay can be used. Sometimes a regular filling isn't sufficient and a crown isn't required. These fillings are the in-between solutions, usually reserved for teeth in the back of the mouth to prevent a root canal or further damage from occurring.

When a root canal is necessary the infected part of the tooth is replaced with a rubber type filling and covered with a color-matching crown to prevent … Read the rest

Instant whiter teeth can be yours with a laser teeth whitening treatment. Here is what you should know before you submit yourself to the dentist's ministrations.

Do You Hate Your Smile?

Until the advent of teeth whitening treatments, people thought their teeth had character. Never mind if these were not the pearly whites of movie stars. Their tea color was unique or rather they had no choice but to live with it. When Hollywood denizens started preening their dazzling white smiles, everyone got hooked.

First, there was the kitchen baking soda matched with strawberries to get the white toothy smile. But not anymore. There are commercial teeth whiteners and now there's the laser teeth whitening treatment, which made teeth bleaching outdated. Now everyone can have those lovely pearly white teeth without waiting months to see the results of DIY teeth bleaching and it is safer and convenient too.

The only hitch with lasered teeth whiteners is that everyone can notice the dramatic change when you turn on your megawatt smile. It is not much of a problem that is if you do not care that everyone sees you had a teeth makeover. But if your yellow or stained teeth are making you smile less these days and making you uncomfortable, why go the route the longer way? Laser teeth whitening is the perfect solution to get rid of stained teeth.

Will it Work for You?

No matter how deeply or darkly stained your dental assets are, there is a quick fix available. The dentist will check out the stains and their variety. Perhaps you have been smoking for years and drinking coffee; or you dosed yourself with tetracycline in any of its variants, Terramycin, Panmycin, Sumycin, and Tetracyn – these are teeth staining agents; or you have been eating blackberries … Read the rest

Metallic dental braces are increasingly becoming a relic of the past and few would be saddened by their demise, especially those who suffered from bullying during their school years due to their use. New cosmetic dental procedures are slowly coming to the fore and taking their place. These include the ever popular but expensive invisible braces and the new 6 month smiles procedure which has become very popular in the United States and is increasingly seen in the UK and other western countries. This new system is a combination of traditional braces and new technology and materials. The old metal train tracks have been replaced by a tooth colored material and the wiring is almost invisible, making them a much improved version of dental braces that are used to straighten a person's teeth.

Although the 6 month smiles procedure is not as discreet as invisible braces, it is believed to be a significantly faster process; some claim around 25% of the time that invisible braces take, and at around half of the price this makes it a popular compromise.

At the initial consultation, impressions are taken of your teeth and approximately three weeks later, the treatment should be available to you.

Although each patient is different, it is not usual for any extra treatments such as bonding or veneers to be needed in conjuction with the six month smiles procedure.

After the name, the six months reflects not to an exact period of time that the procedure takes to complete, but an average time. For those with only minor issues, the period may be worse, while for those with very crooked and uneven teeth, it may be significantly longer. This will vary from person to person. The key factor is that they should not be removed until they have done … Read the rest

If your friends are flashing pearly white smiles and not telling you about the wonders of laser teeth whitening treatments, you are lucky to be reading this.

The Latest in Teeth Whitening Technology

For whatever reason you want your teeth gleaming white ASAP, sometimes a scheduled job application the next day or a summer getaway in the big city where the trendy set congregate, the fastest solution for teeth whitening is to visit the nearest cosmetic dentist or your family dentist (if he is into the practice) today. After an hour, you go home with the whitest teeth since your teens.

Several laser sessions will be required for darker stains and until the best results are achieved. Before a laser teeth whitening treatment, it is also a matter of standard practice to remove tooth plaques before the treatment. However, for the record, it must be understood that the degree of whitening will depend on the natural color of your teeth but the dentist can achieve the best outcome for you.

During the treatment and after removing the plaque and checking the condition of your gums, teeth will be coated with a tooth whitening gel. The laser-light is applied to activate the gel and start the whitening process. The laser-light is repeated until the stains are removed and the teeth get a lighter color. Laser teeth whitening is the combination of laser and whitening gel working together to produce the expected results.

Do Lasers Whiten Teeth?

The laser itself does not whiten the teeth. It activates the teeth whiteners gel and induces the chemical effect to lighten the teeth color. The teeth bleaching gels used have different hydrogen peroxide content that enters into the porous teeth. Buffered and lower hydrogen peroxide content is preferred because it matches the value of the … Read the rest

In our continuous attempt to be more physically attractive, we have conquered every possible aspect of the human body and face. Various technological advancements have been taken to provide the answers to this social need. Our smiles, to be particular, are one of the lighting features in our faces. This is the reason why we are striving to attain that perfect set of teeth. The field of dental cosmetology has been in a boom. The veneers dental option is one of the most popular options in the said field.

Basically, veneers are dental jackets that are designed to cover worn tooth enamel or to deal with dental spaced, chips or cracks. They are made of a ceramic material that is similar to the teeth.

Here are some basic facts about veneers.

1. They are made of either composite or porcelain. Composite veneers can be directly built on the mouth or made at the dental laboratory before it is bonded to the teeth. Porcelain veneers, on the other hand, are fabricated indirectly. One important thing to take note about porcelain veneers is that it does not simply work for everybody. Certain dental examinations have to be taken before a porcelain veneer can be used to assess the compatibility for this procedure.

2. Porcelain veneers are preferred by most because of the natural effect it gives off once incorporated in the teeth since it is translucent. More so, they are highly resistant to stains, which is an uncommon characteristic for most, if not all, dental bonding materials. This capacity of porcelain veneers to deal with stains makes it possible for tobacco, tea or coffee addicts to get a porcelain veneer and have that gorgeous smile.

3. Composite veneers have lesser tendency of being chipped and, consequently, broken in comparison to their porcelain … Read the rest

Most adults are unhappy with the appearance of their smiles. Crooked teeth make many people feel self-conscious, reserved, or even ashamed of their appearance. Poorly positioned teeth can make people feel unhappy about their smile but having to wear metal braces for 2-3 years is equally unappealing. 6 Month Smiles is the latest in cosmetic orthodontic treatment for adults. It can be used to treat a wide variety of positional problems (many more than invisible braces and the Inman aligner) that previously required metal braces or intensive drilling and extracts.

Six Month Smiles is a modern twist on orthodontics. There is little debate that braces are the most widely used and most effective method to give patients straight, healthy teeth and a beautiful smile. Six Month Smiles has taken the best aspects of braces and modified the treatment and substances to give adults a common-sense, cosmetic solution that fits your lifestyle.

Six Month Smiles employs the latest technology and techniques to move your teeth quickly and safely. It uses special nickel titanium wires and focuses on moving the teeth that show when you smile.

It uses tooth-colored braces and wires, meaning that they are barely visible. It also uses a lower force to move teeth, making it much more comfortable than metal braces Overall, the makes 6 Month Smiles treatments nothing like the classic train-track metal braces.

The main benefits of 6 Month Smiles are:

• The wires and brackets are small, tooth-colored and discreet.

• The cost is about half of traditional or invisible braces.

• Treatment time is reduced by 75% compared to conventional treatment.

• No drilling down of teeth (necessary for most veneer cases)

• Discomfort is minimal.

The main drawback of 6 Month Smiles is that it does not correct problems involving the molar teeth. … Read the rest

Tooth decay is often the beginning of a downward spiral. This may seem like a minor problem, however, the loss of a single tooth can lead to a domino effect. Once that space has been created the other teeth begin to shift and lose their original position. This can alter the bite pattern and erode other teeth ensuring more decay to follow. The gums will also become loose as the teeth shift, thus creating an entryway for bacteria to grow. This can progress to a gum disease called gingivitis if not treated quickly.

Cosmetic dentistry has progressed faster than any other form of oral health care in the past twenty-five years. The dentist can create near perfect faces now by altering the height of the teeth, correcting abnormal chew patterns and correcting asymmetry improvements. The materials used have improved and the procedures are essentially painless. There are also many options to keep patients comfortable and safe.

The alternatives to problem solving have imploded to include every conceivable issue from straightening misaligned teeth to implanting new ones. A habit such as bruxism, which is when a person grinds their teeth while sleeping, damages the enamel on the teeth eliminating the natural protection. This crushing can also result in an uneven bite pattern encouraging tooth loss in the end.

If a tooth is not too decayed or fractured to be restored, an inlay or an onlay can be used. Sometimes a regular filling is not sufficient and a crown is not required. These fillings are the in between solutions, usually reserved for teeth in the back of the mouth to prevent a root canal or further damage from occurring.

When a root canal is necessary the infected part of the tooth is replaced with a rubber type filling and covered with a … Read the rest

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