People often ask us “Why do I need braces?” or “What are the benefits that make the cost and time worthwhile?”
We have prepared the following list of benefits that patients derive from orthodontic treatment, as documented in scientific studies and from our personal experiences.
A great smile always gives a great first impression!
Our smiles are a big part of our identity and how we are perceived by our peers. Improving your smile is one of the most valuable investments you can make to improve your overall appearance and self image.
Physiological Benefits – A healthy mouth for life
HEALTHIER TEETH AND GUMS
You may be surprised to know that the benefits of having properly aligned teeth extend far beyond a confident smile. According to the American Dental Association, straightening your teeth can actually significantly affect your overall dental health.1 Think about it — a smile can hardly be perfect if it’s not a healthy one. Fortunately, with Invisalign®, having a confident smile and reducing your risk for tooth decay and gum disease go hand in hand.
Swollen, red gums can often be the result of having teeth that are crowded or too widely spaced. Unfortunately, these are also signs of periodontal disease. When teeth are properly aligned, it helps the gums fit more securely around the teeth, allowing for the strongest and healthiest defense against potential periodontal problems. That’s where Invisalign comes in. The comfortable and clear aligners gently and gradually begin to move your teeth into the proper position — without unsightly brackets and wires.
One of the biggest challenges of having braces is removing all the food that gets trapped in the brackets and wires. This can often lead to plaque buildup and eventually tooth decay. With Invisalign, the aligners are removable, so it’s easy to continue brushing and flossing your teeth the way you normally do.
Comfort & Convenience
With Invisalign, the aligner trays are not only smooth and comfortable to wear, but they’re also removable. That means you can continue doing all the things you normally would, from brushing and flossing, to eating whatever you like. With other devices, brushing and flossing properly can often take up to 30 minutes!Making the decision to straighten your teeth is much easier when you know that Invisalign® is flexible enough to let you live your life the way you want to. With Invisalign, you don’t need to worry about the gum and mouth irritation other teeth-straightening methods can cause.
Special occasion coming up? No problem — just take your aligners out for that time and pop them back in when you’re ready. Of course, even when you’re wearing them, most people won’t even know you’re going through treatment, because they are virtually invisible!
Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
The Advantages over Braces
While the results may appear the same—a confident, beautiful smile—when you stop and actually compare Invisalign® to other teeth-straightening options, the advantages become quite apparent. Knowing the pros and cons of each option ahead of time will help you make a more confident decision.
A root canal is the space within the root of a tooth. It is part of a naturally occurring space within a tooth that consists of the pulp chamber (within the coronal part of the tooth), the main canal(s), and more intricate anatomical branches that may connect the root canals to each other or to the surface of the root.
The smaller branches, referred to as accessory canals, are most frequently found near the root end (apex) but may be encountered anywhere along the root length. There may be one or two main canals within each root. Some teeth have more variable internal anatomy than others. This space is filled with a highly vascularized, loose connective tissue, the dental pulp.
The dental pulp is the tissue of which the dentin portion of the tooth is composed. The dental pulp helps complete formation of the secondary teeth (adult teeth) one to two years after eruption into the mouth. The dental pulp also nourishes and hydrates the tooth structure which makes the tooth more resilient, less brittle and less prone to fracture from chewing hard foods. Additionally, the dental pulp provides a hot and cold sensory function.
When the patient looses a part of the tooth due to decay or other reasons the dentist may opt for a filling (restoration). Previously amalgam fillings were used but not being aesthetic don’t find favour.
At our clinic we use the “visual light cured” composite material with shade matching to the existing tooth for the most natural finish. We carry out class i, ii, iii, iv & v restorations. The materials used are from companies like 3M, ultradent, Vivadent, dentsply & kulzer.
When rct has been performed and excessive loss of tooth structure is evident then your dentist in order to strengthen your tooth might opt for inserting a post in the canal and building it up in order to ensure the success of the treatment.
Posts may be inserted in one or more canals depending on the clinical evaluation.
At our clinic we use the “para post” system from “whaledent” switzerland.the post and core build up procedure in most cases needs to be give a custom made crown.
Scaling, oral propylaxis is the procedure of removing calculus,plaque and stains from the teeth. Our clinic uses “EMS piezon” & “satelec”ultrasonic scaling systems and gives in depth cleaning where required. Various attachments are used for various applications that operate at a very high frquency thereby enabling the procedure to be comfortable & less time consuming.The scaling is followed by polishing of the tooth surface to make it smooth.
Our teeth with age tend to discolour or become yellowish due to habits as drinking coffee, tea, alcohol, smoking etc. They also get stained from high level of fluoride in water in some places.
All these stains can be removed and the yellowish hue can be whitened to a great degree by a procedure called bleaching.
At our clinic we do a combination of 2 systems.
1) In office bleaching system which lasts for about 1 hour.
2) Take home bleaching system with bleaching trays and bleaching material to be applied at night.
A combination of the systems is recommended only after clinical evaluation of the oral hygenic condition of the patient. also the patient can select any procedure. the combination of the systems is safe & effective in most cases.
Our bleaching systems are FD & CE accredeted.
As the name suggests dental laminates and veneers are thin custom made shells of tooth coloured material placed over the front surface of the tooth to improve smile and tooth appearance. Typically they have many advantages such as they are difficult to stain. they are also “one” solution to multiple problems as alignment, gaps, chipped tooth and stained tooth.
They are a great tool if you really want to redisgn your entire smile with minimal tooth preparation.
At our clinic you can get laminates and veneers with paint on colours for the optimum toning that you wish to have .
Dentures are removable appliances for replacing missing tooth structure. they prevent existing teeth from drifting into surrounding space of missing teeth and also help in the primary objective of chewing food.
Dentures can be either complete or partial depending on the missing number of teeth and can be made from resin ,metal or a combination of both depending on the clinical evaluation. being removable appliances they need more care and better handling over period of time .
Flexible partial dentures have got inbuilt flexibility to disengage forces on individual saddle so as to avoid them from transferring to remaining natural teeth and other side of the arch.
Advantages of Valplast Flexible Dentures
1. As metal clasp is eliminated, esthetics is obvious advantage.
2. As color of the material is pink and it is translucent, it blends with the gingival tissue tone and does not give opaque pink look of acrylic.
Our Clinic Also Provides “Valplast” Flexible Dentures For Long Lasting Comfort Made From Special Resin.
A dental crown or cap is a custom made restoration that covers a tooth with sustained significant loss of structure. They are used to restore teeth to a certain shape and size along with providing strength. In cases where rct has been perfomed the crowns are highly recommended.
With todays advancement in dentistry the crowns are fabricated from various materials.
1) Metal crowns.
2) Porcelain fused to metal crowns.
3) Metal free ceramic crowns.
When multiple crowns are fabricated jointly to fill gaps of missing teeth or pontics is called a bridge. the bridge to succeed needs to be supported by healthy teeth on each side for strength.
The bridges can also be made from the materials mentioned above.
Patients having great degree of mobility (loose teeth) due to peridontal disease or those having congenitally missing laterals our clinic has a unique product to help them.
We are using “bondable reinforcement ribbon” made from ultra high molecular weight polyetelyne fibres for splinting applications .its unique qualities help in crack stopping and fracture toughness.
This same fibre because of its special weave pattern and other qualities is also used in making bullet proof vests.
Ribbond is recognised by major evaluators as dentistrys best fibre reinforcement.
Lot of people have a habbit of grinding their teeth while sleeping .this habbit is known as bruxism. Its causes can differ but has one solution of wearing a night guard in the mouth alternating between upper and lower teeth every night. The mouth guard prevents the teeth from getting worn out.
It is a must to have the guard in order to prevent damage to your teeth .the fabrication takes a short while.
Oral surgery basically involves any dental surgical procedure that also mainly involves the bone. Through diagnosis and treatment planning are evaluated before oral surgery takes place.
Some of the more common and routine procedures are
1) surgical impaction of impacted tooth.
2) bone grafting procedures.
Glycolic peels are derived from natural sources like sugarcane. Use of glycolic peels lead to smother, cleaner & fresher look. Peels are applied on the skin for 2 to 3 minutes. They help to cleanse the skin from within, & also minimize pore size. It helps in acne reduction &also lightens scars & pigmentation.
It requires 6-8 sittings depending on your skin condition. Gap required would be 15 days between 2 sittings. This session of glycolic service would take around 20 to 25 minutes.
– Microderm Abrasion
– For Improving The Appearance Of Acne Scars
– Fine Lines
– Uneven Skin Tones
– Dull Skin
– Lifeless Skin
The procedure is used to remove warts, corns, skin tags and moles
What are warts ?
Warts are small rough lumps on the skin , caused by human papilloma virus. Direct contact with any of these can infect your skin through scratch or other break. The virus grows inwards, causing thickening and damage to the skin.
What is a corn ?
A corn is a small ,rough mound of firm, dead skin that forms on or between the toes.
Its hard,waxy core, which bores down into the skin and press on the underlying tissue and nerves, can caus extreme pain.
It is a natural protein and relaxes the overactive muscles that cause frown lines, laugh lines, creases and wrinkles.
Very low doses of botox are injected directly into the overactive muscles.
Thus resulting into relaxation of the muscles.
Immediate effect is seen a week after the first sitting.
Time required for each sitting would be 30 minutes.
Treating Lines, Wrinkles, Folds, Contours & Lips.
Q-Med Esthetics offers a complete solution for facial-tissue augmentation. Three products
RESTYLANE, RESTYLANE Touch and PERLANE- make it possible to quickly and effectively meet the vast majority of patient needs for correction and augmentation of wrinkles and folds.
RESTYLANE touch – With the smallest particles for the correction of very thin, superficial lines. Injected in the upper part of dermis.
RESTYLANE – Medium particle size for moderate wrinkles. Injected in the middle part of the dermis.
PERLANE – Larger particles for deep folds. Injected in the deep layer of the dermis and or the surface layer of the subcutis