Thanks to the improvements in technology, dental braces can come in many designs that provide you with more options. But as there are plenty of choices, the type of braces you may need to get for yourself is still dependent on your lifestyle, your budget, and the kind of dental treatment you require. Some types may work for you better than others.

Below are some points that can help you distinguish which dental braces suit you best:

Traditional Braces

  • These are made of brackets that are cemented to the teeth. There are also wires that run across the row and in between the brackets.
  • Traditional braces can either be made from nickel titanium or stainless steel. They are light and will not corrode when in contact with water. Some traditional braces come in gold plating, but tests show that people can develop allergies with it.
  • Traditional braces can be irritating to the mouth as the wires can snag or loosen up, due to it not being secured well. A re-djustment may be needed when this happens. But a quick fix using an orthodontic wax can temporarily help with the irritation.
  • Wires have to be adjusted every now and then, which means regular visits to the orthodontist is a must. With each re-adjustment, there will be pain and soreness in the gums. This usually goes away after a few days.
  • People can develop mouth sores if the braces aren't cleaned well, thus it is essential to brush around the brackets and avoid food that may be lodged in between it. Flossing should also help.
  • The metallic component doesn't look aesthetically pleasing for some people, which is why others seek alternatives for this type of braces.

Ceramic or Plastic Braces

  • This type of braces is usually designed to blend with the teeth's
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If you dream of having a perfect smile, but the thought of having veneers applied to your teeth makes you wince in pain, you’ll be happy to know there is a new, pain-free alternative to help you get a fantastic looking smile. Lumineers are porcelain coverings, made from a patented type of porcelain known as Cerinate, applied directly to your teeth. Unlike porcelain veneers, your dentist can apply these contact lens-thin “smile shapers” to teeth without any grinding or shaving. They can be applied without the use of anesthesia, so no shots are required.

Porcelain veneers, also known as “dental porcelain laminates,” are wafer-thin shells that bond to teeth. Most traditional veneers require that your dentist grind down sensitive tooth structure for a good fit. They are permanent, custom-shaped

and require the removal of roughly .5 mm of the original tooth to allow space for the new veneer.

Lumineers laminates are thinner (.2mm); roughly the thickness of a contact-lens. The original tooth structure needn’t be shaped for placement and, if desired, Lumineers can be removed. It is claimed that Lumineers resist micro-leakage and micro-cracking more so than traditional porcelain veneers. Unlike other porcelain veneers, you won’t need to wear temporary veneers until the Lumineers are created. Lumineers are expected to last just as long as traditional porcelain veneers and normally cost less than traditional dental laminates.

In addition to being made of thin, porous porcelain, both products offer permanent whitening with no staining or discoloration. Both Lumineers and traditional porcelain laminates can strengthen, lengthen and shape your teeth. They can be used to repair minor tooth imperfections, are stain proof, natural in appearance, and highly resilient. This procedure does not hurt, it is fast, and in most cases, affordable.

Lumineers can be a more comfortable and time-saving solution for adults … Read the rest

Thanks to the improvements in technology, dental braces can come in many designs that provide you with more options. But as there are plenty of choices, the type of braces you may need to get for yourself is still dependent on your lifestyle, your budget, and the kind of dental treatment you require. Some types may work for you better than others.

Below are some points that can help you distinguish which dental braces suit you best:

Traditional Braces

  • These are made of brackets that are cemented to the teeth. There are also wires that run across the row and in between the brackets.
  • Traditional braces can either be made from nickel titanium or stainless steel. They are light and will not corrode when in contact with water. Some traditional braces come in gold plating, but tests show that people can develop allergies with it.
  • Traditional braces can be irritating to the mouth as the wires can snag or loosen up, due to it not being secured well. A re-djustment may be needed when this happens. But a quick fix using an orthodontic wax can temporarily help with the irritation.
  • Wires have to be adjusted every now and then, which means regular visits to the orthodontist is a must. With each re-adjustment, there will be pain and sorrowness in the gums. This usually goes away after a few days.
  • People can develop mouth sores if the braces are not cleaned well, so it is essential to brush around the brackets and avoid food that may be lodged in between it. Flossing should also help.
  • The metallic component does not look aesthetically pleasing for some people, which is why others seek alternatives for this type of braces.

Ceramic or Plastic Braces

  • This type of braces is usually designed to blend with
Read the rest

If you dream of having a perfect smile, but the thought of having veneers applied to your teeth makes you wince in pain, you'll be happy to know there is a new, pain-free alternative to help you get a fantastic looking smile. Lumineers are porcelain coverings, made from a patented type of porcelain known as Cerinate, applied directly to your teeth. Unlike porcelain veneers, your dentist can apply these contact lens-thin "smile shapers" to teeth without any grinding or shaving. They can be applied without the use of anesthesia, so no shots are required.

Porcelain veneers, also known as "dental porcelain laminates," are wafer-thin shells that bond to teeth. Most traditional veneers require that your dentist grind down sensitive tooth structure for a good fit. They are permanent, custom-shaped
and require the removal of rough.5 mm of the original tooth to allow space for the new veneer.

Lumineers laminates are thinner (2mm); roughly the thickness of a contact-lens. The original tooth structure need not be shaped for placement and, if desired, Lumineers can be removed. It is claimed that Lumineers resist micro-leakage and micro-cracking more so than traditional porcelain veneers. Unlike other porcelain veneers, you will not need to wear temporary veneers until the Lumineers are created. Lumineers are expected to last just as long as traditional porcelain veneers and typically cost less than traditional dental laminates.

In addition to being made of thin, porous porcelain, both products offer permanent whitening with no staining or discoloration. Both Lumineers and traditional porcelain laminates can strengthen, lengthen and shape your teeth. They can be used to repair minor tooth imperfections, are stain proof, natural in appearance, and highly resilient. This procedure does not hurt, it is fast, and in most cases, affordable.

Lumineers can be a more comfortable and time-saving solution for … Read the rest

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