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To Extract or Not to Extract Teeth for Orthodontic Treatment
Since the early 20th century, orthodontists have been arguing about extraction therapies vs. non-extraction treatment plans. This debate has continued for past 100 years and most likely will continue far into the future. Presently, most orthodontists go with non-extraction treatment plans for patients first, and consider extraction only after confronting with few clinical problems.
At times, extraction becomes necessary in order to achieve the best orthodontic results. The goal of orthodontics is to achieve straight teeth and a balanced facial profile. Whether or not to extract the teeth before orthodontic treatment varies from case-to-case and comes down to analyzing facial features, the amount of crowding present, the profile, and incisor tooth position.
Removal of Primary Teeth
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Orthodontic Treatment Promises Psychological Benefits
Do you feel confident and happy when you peek in the mirror? A beautiful smile can be the most attractive component of an individual’s face.
It can be hard to believe that orthodontic treatment affects a person psychologically. The treatment works as a booster. It improves your smile and enhances your confidence. The latest dental technology has made it feasible to fix your smile in a hard to see braces, so people will only be able to notice your stunning smile, not your orthodontic braces.
Treatment of Orthodontics in San Diego is available at Irresistible Smiles. Experts here understand how a beautiful smile enhances overall personality of an individual.
Now, let’s talk how wearing braces provides psychological benefits.
Generally, as in life, it is easy to list the downsides of any situation and wearing braces is no exception to this human dilemma.
SIGNS WHEN AN ORAL SURGEON SUGGESTS WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL
Wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth to erupt in the mouth. They normally start appearing in mouth at around 15 to 25 years of age. These third set of molars have faced a lot of controversy and a massive debate on whether wisdom teeth should be extracted or not.
In some cases they grow out into their proper position and are healthy, so, a person can keep them for their lifetime. However, in other cases where the signs indicate molars to be developing in the wrong position, an oral surgeon may advise surgery.
Pain and irritation in a wisdom tooth may be the initial warning sign of their eruption at the wrong angle.
How to know if removal is required?
It is rare for the signs and symptoms to occur right away. This is why visiting the dental office regularly and having them perform X-Rays on your mouth is important. This allows dentist to see if your wisdom tooth is comdetails
SIGNS YOU MIGHT HAVE SLEEP APNEA
Do you feel tired or sense acute headaches when you wake up in the morning? Has your bed partner ever shifted to the next room during night, exhausted by listening to your snores, choke or gasp?
If your response to these questions is positive, then you may have sleep apnea. It is a condition in which the upper passages of your airway close off, thus interrupting the process of smooth breathing and depriving you of getting enough oxygen until you wake up and start breathing again.
The only way to check whether you have sleep apnea or not, is to have a sleep study. It is a test which records what happens while you sleep.
The main warning signs of Sleep Apnea include:
1. Loud and chronic (ongoing) snoring.
2. Excessive sleepiness during the day, at work, or while driving (hypersomnia)
Restorative Dentistry Treatment Choices for Children
Restorative treatment is the preventive treatment for diseases of teeth to restore them back to their best. It is ideally a part of the comprehensive treatment plan.
In case of children, it is the parents who can help dentists in preparing the best possible treatment plan. One question always blocks every parent’s mind is that what is the need of restoring a child’s tooth if it is to fallout?
Yes, it is true that a baby’s teeth have to fall out at some point but this is also true that they are very important to a child for the time being. Primary teeth hold space for permanent teeth to grow in. When one temporary tooth is lost, the others start shifting to the empty space and this prevents permanent tooth from erupting.
In addition, a decayed tooth causes significant pain, discomfort and functional impairment that may interrupt with the school performancedetails
Alternatives in orthodontics
Orthodontics is a Greek word, where orthos mean “straight or perfect” and dontos mean “teeth”. Word itself explains its meaning i.e. straightening the teeth. Orthodontics is a subdivision in dentistry which emphasizes on teeth alignment and an ‘orthodontist’ is a specialist in orthodontics. An orthodontist customs a variety of dental devices to ensure the following:
· Reducing gaps between teeth.
· Aligning teeth and lips at proper position.
· Aligning teeth tips.
· Improving oral functioning i.e. speech and eat functions.
· Leveling of crooked teeth.
Understanding Smile Makeovers
When one plans for a makeover, there are several specialists they can go to- wardrobe stylists, hair stylists, a dermatologist or a cosmetic surgeon. Yet, a dentist is probably the last person one shall consider going to for a makeover but when it’s about your smile, a cosmetic surgeon is the best bet and perhaps, the only bet to smile you need.
In a smile makeover, the dentist checks on the position of the patient’s teeth and how they are framed by the lips. Great smiles don’t just mean whiter teeth but may also necessitate a little alteration in the structure of the teeth and the gums. In a case of point, if too much of the gums show up in your smile, undergoing a gum lift or crown lengthening is how they can be fixed.
Although it might sound painful, crown lengthening is actually an outpatient practice that can be performed at the dentists’ clinic. Tdetails