What’s The Difference between a Dentist, Endodontist, And Orthodontist?

Dentistry has come a long way since the time when it was performed by the first experts. Now, it has divided into specialties that treat different types of problems that have to do with the mouth. Two of those specialties are orthodontics and endodontics.
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How Much Can I Expect Braces to Help my Overjet, Open-bite, and Cross-bite?

If you’ve been dealing with a teeth alignment issue, you’re probably frustrated with the imperfection. You may have an overjet, crossbite, open bite, underbite, overbite, gap or something different that may be chipping away at your self-esteem. You may be asking yourself questions like, “How much can I expect in braces?” That’s a normal question that many people ask. However, it doesn’t have a quick answer. The following is some helpful information about all the factors that weigh in on the success that your alignment treatment has.

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If You See a Friend Without a Smile; Give Him One of Yours. – Proverb

Whenever we see someone who is not smiling, we should assume that such a person needs to be cheered up. The person may be experiencing family troubles, financial hardships, disappointment, hunger, thirst, headache or a number of other issues. Sometimes, the only thing we can give another person is a smile back to comfort him or her. Giving smiles is a wonderful gesture, and it can brighten up another person’s day almost as much as the sun can if it’s sincere. In fact, a smile to friends and from friends is one of the best ways that a person can tell that he has friends.

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The Battle of Braces

Lingual Braces v Invisalign

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Nice straight teeth are often highly desirable, but many people do not like being confined to using braces to achieve them. At an older age, braces don’t just look uncomfortable; they can affect the facial appearance while in place. Luckily, in 1998 an innovative breakthrough emerged for tooth re positioning.  This was the launching of Invisalign.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign are plastic aligners that cannot be seen. The public responded quickly to this new development, as they thought that crooked and misaligned teeth could now be corrected without the need for the attachment of brackets and wires to the teeth for long periods of time. It was soon learnt however that Invisalign does not always make a magical improvement, but can be beneficial in certain circumstances. The plastic is simply not strong enough to exert the same force as clear braces, such as lingual and conventional steel braces. This is particularly true for such actions as turning teeth round and lengthening teeth. In moderate to severe teeth alignment cases then, clear braces can be used or conventional metal braces.

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