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Lingual Braces : The Invisible Solution For A Perfect Smile

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Nowadays there are so many options are available for someone who considers orthodontics to straighten their teeth. One of the latest treatment options for these is Lingual Braces.

What are Lingual Braces?

In a treatment using Lingual Braces or inside braces the bracket, wires and elastic used in conventional braces are mounted on the backside or the tongue side of the teeth. Even though the location is reversed the lingual braces technique share many similarities with conventional braces in terms of orthodontic principles and the type of hardware used.

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How are Lingual Braces placed?

The following are the procedure of getting lingual braces:
Dental Impression: Firstly, the dentist will take an accurate impression of your upper and lower teeth. Then the impression will be sent to the dental laboratory along with an outlining of the desired final alignment of your teeth to make your hardware like braces and wire.
Fabricating the braces: The laboratory will make casts for the dental impression. Once it is completed the set up is scanned and the digitized information got is used to design the bracket and the wires. Once it is fabricated, this custom made will be sent to the dentist’s office.
Attaching braces: While attaching the brackets, the cementation process will be done and all of your brackets for each arch are bonded simultaneously. Once the cement has set, the dentist will break away the applicator tray and your brackets will remain in your place. Then on the secured brackets the pre-bent arch wires can be installed.

Advantages and After Care

The main advantage of lingual braces is the fact that the braces are invisible. It is considered to be one of the less visible options of invisible braces.

You should take care of your lingual braces with good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing twice a day and by cleaning the gum line. Also rinsing with fluoride rinse will help to strengthen the teeth.

All Smiles Dental Clinic of Dr Trivikram Rao, an expert Cosmetic surgeon and Implantologist provides Best Dental Braces in Bangalore. The clinic provides all types of dental braces including Lingual braces of Internationally approved dental materials at a remarkable cost comparing to the Lingual Braces Cost in India.

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Dental Implants – Restoring The Confidence In Your Smile

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A necessary and reliable technique for those suffering from the inconvenience and confidence issues of missing tooth, dental implants is an advanced alternative for conventional dentures. A dental implant involves an artificial root structure for tooth, which is implanted into the jawbones to support an artificial tooth or crown.
Dental implants are God send alternatives to wipe off the woes of people who have lost their teeth due to injury, decay, periodontal diseases and so on. They offer a natural look, feel and a sturdy base to the replacement teeth and aides in better and comfortable chewing as well.

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Types of Dental Implants

Dental implants are available in two types, namely endosteal and subperiosteal. Endosteal implants are shaped as cylinders or screws and are implanted surgically into the jaw bone while subperiosteal is placed on top of jaw and include frameworks in the form of posts to place the artificial teeth.

Are you eligible for Dental Implants?

Dental implants are done on patients with missing tooth, who have good overall physical and oral health. These implants require good bone health as well, to support the implant structures. People with periodontal issues affecting their gum tissues are not usually recommended for getting dental implants.

Dental Implant procedure

Dental implants can be done for replacing a tooth, or a group of teeth. The procedure of dental implant is customised to suit the requirements of the patient. It is done after numbing the area with the help of local anaesthesia.

The implantation procedure involves the placement of the implant structure in place of the tooth root of the missing tooth. This is then allowed to heal and fuse into bone structure. An artificial teeth or crown is then placed on the structure to resemble natural teeth. The dental implant material is made out of titanium, which is known to be non-reactive to body cells and hence do not cause any infection.

Benefits of Dental Implant

The benefits of dental implants are as follows: –

  • Improved appearance, speech and comfort
  • Improved confidence
  • Improved oral health
  • Enables easier chewing
  • Natural in strength, look and feel

All smiles Dental Care Clinic, based in Bangalore is the winner of health survey award and offers quality and advanced dental care treatments.

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Let Us Perfect Your Smile..

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Dental braces are highly functional equipment in shaping our smiles. Though wearing those are not a very pleasant thought, they can take us a long way in correcting teeth alignment issues. Dental braces are highly useful for curing bite irregularities, crooked teeth, malocclusions and other teeth and jaw related irregularities.

Portrait of a beautiful teenage girl with braces

With increasing technological advancement, different types of braces are available in the market, for cosmetic as well as structural functionalities. The diverse types of braces that are popular nowadays are as follows.

LINGUAL BRACES
Lingual braces are a type of invisible braces, that are placed behind the teeth. These braces help you easily overcome the stigma associated with wearing them as they are completely invisible while smiling or speaking. Lingual is the area near the tongue, behind the teeth and this is where these braces are placed. They can customised to suit our needs

SELF LIGATING BRACES
Self-ligation braces are also known as smart braces. They use the technology of self-ligation which helps in restricting the time the braces needs to be worn. They rarely require adjustments and is made of high tech wire and innovative clips, which eliminates the need of rubber bands. This makes them easier to clean. The treatment time required for ligating braces is also very less.

CERAMIC CLEAR BRACES
These tooth coloured braces are very popular among teens as they are not instantly visible. In clear braces, the brackets are made of clear material that are less noticeable than their metal counter parts. They are smooth, small and designed to easily blend with teeth.

CLEAR ALIGNERS
The latest addition to dental braces, these are invisible and removable. They gradually align the teeth and cannot be used for correcting all kinds of bite irregularities.

METAL BRACES
These are conventional braces, made from high quality metal. The modern version of metal braces is smaller and more compact. The high bond strength of these braces offers maximum comfort and contact.

All Smiles Dental Care was recently adjudged one of the best dental hospitals in the country by Times of India. With advanced infrastructure and a skilled team of consultants, the hospital provides effective dental treatment options.

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Are You Satisfied with Your Smile ?

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Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry, which deals with the correction of teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. Crooked teeth and teeth that do not fit together correctly are very hard to keep clean and are at risk of being lost early due to tooth decay and periodontal disease. Teeth that are crooked or not in the right place can also detract from one’s appearance.
The benefits of orthodontic treatment include a healthier mouth, a very pleasing appearance and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime.

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When do you require an Orthodontic treatment?

  • Overbite
  • Under bite
  • Cross bite
  • Open bite
  • Misplaced midline
  • Spacing
  • Crowding

What are the different Orthodontic Treatments?

Fixed appliances include:

Braces: It is one of the most common fixed appliances. Braces consist of bands, wires and brackets. Tightening the arch wire puts tension on the teeth, gradually moving them to their proper position.
Special fixed appliances: These are mainly used in infants to control thumb sucking or tongue thrusting. This appliance is attached to the teeth with the help of bands.

Fixed space maintainers: If a milk tooth is lost prematurely, then a space maintainer is made use of to keep the space as it is until a permanent tooth erupts.

Removable appliances include:

Aligners: It is an alternate to traditional braces for adults. Serial aligners are being intensively used by increasing number of orthodontists to move teeth in the same way that fixed appliances work, only without metal wires and brackets.

Removable space maintainers: These devices serve the same function as fixed space maintainers. They’re made with an acrylic base that fits over the jaw and have plastic branches between the specific teeth to keep the space present between them open.

Palatal expander: This is a device used to widen the arch of the upper jaw. It is a plastic plate that fits over the roof of the mouth.

Removable retainers: These are worn on the roof of the mouth. These devices prevent shifting of the teeth to their previous position.

Dr Trivikram Rao, has crafted over 6500 smiles in the past 16 years. He is currently practicing and spreading countless smiles at All Smiles Dental Clinic, Bangalore.

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Smile makeover in Bangalore

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Smile is the prettiest thing which one can wear. An attractive smile is always an asset. Smile depicts the positivity of a person. Most of the people with bad teeth are ashamed to smile. Smile makeover is the best solution to get a beautiful smile.

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Smile makeover is the combination of various cosmetic dentistry techniques. It is used to improve the aesthetic appearance of teeth.

  • Bleaching: It is a process of whitening the teeth. By this all stains and discolorations can be removed to provide a brighter smile.
  • Bonding: It is the process of using a tooth cooled resin material to fill the gaps, cavities and to provide an appropriate shape for the teeth.
  • Crowns: Crowns are caps that are used to restore the shape and appearance of teeth for any kind of cosmetic problems of the teeth
  • Veneers: It is an alternative to crowns used to bring proper shape and colour to the teeth. It is normally shell of porcelain or composite resin that is custom made by taking impressions of the prepared teeth.

By undergoing above procedures you will be able to get beautiful teeth, by which your smile becomes attractive.

All smiles cosmetic dentistry is one of the best dental clinics in Bangalore, which provides the services of the expert cosmetic dentist. The clinic uses state of art equipment in serene ambience.

 

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Beware, your gums may be shrinking

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YES IT’S true! Gums do shrink, whilst not literally as in becoming minute, yet due to various reasons, they shrivel, desclosing the roots of teeth that are meant to be covered. This, in turn, leads to a needless heap of problems like root decay, teeth sensitivity and so on thereby worsening the scenario. Check out why it pays to take appropriate care of gums in good synchrony with the teeth.

What is recession and why it happens?

Recession is a shift in the position of the gums thus exposing parts of the root surfaces of teeth.

The incidence of recession ranges from eight per cent in children to more than 90 per cent in children to more than 90 per cent after the age of 50 years. The following key factors have been implicated in contributing to recession of gums.

Faulty tooth brushing :

Ironically recession tends to be more in persons with healthy gums and good oral hygiene. This is because of wrong burshing methods and undue pressure.

Tooth malposition : Susceptibility to cringing of gums is influenced by the position of teeth in the mouth. The bone support for tilted, rotated or displaced teeth is scrawny and fragile. Hence even moderate tooth brushing or pressure from chewing wears away unsupported gums causing them to recede.

Inflammation in gums : Poor oral hygiene leads to food and other debris collecting between the teeth and gums. This causes the gums to be inflamed (gingivitis) particularly around the margins. Inflammation makes way for recession and further more enhances trapping of ebris. It’s a vicious cycle

What happens is receding gums are neglected?

Several aspects of recession in gums make it clinically significant Exposed root surfaces are highly susceptible to decay.Once the gums shrivel, the outermost component of roots, the cementum, wears away leaving the underlying dentine extremely sensitive, particularly to touch. As mentioned before, recession creates space in which food and bacteria accumulate, which is both irritating and unhealthy. Well, the best possible way to know if you’ve shrunk your gums is to ask your dentist. She will update you with the current status of health of your gums and guide you in the treatment aspects and in addition offer suitable advice on optimum gum care.

The author is dental surgeon and can be contacted at ALL SMILES DENTAL CLINIC, 26673439, 9845085230.

Root canal treatment – Get the facts right

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Among a whole host of dentel remedies, if there’s one that are most injudicious and ill advised about,-it has to be the infamous Root canal Treatment (RCT). In fact, time and again, it is discussed synonymously with pain. How very incorrect! your RCT, as it is commonly called, may well turn out to be 100 per cent paineless; chances are you might even enjoy the whole procedure!

When do you need an RCT?

A root canal treatment is generally indicated when

1.There has been trauma to tooth as in an injury, fall or accident where tooth is fractured or discoloured.2.There is a large decay in the tooth extending to the roots causing recuring pain or swelling or both.

3.There is an opening in gums, which drains pus through a sinus tract that leads to an abscess sur-rounding the roots. Cavitties extend very close to the nerve causing exterme pain.

What extactly is done?

The procedure begins with an intra-oral x-ray, which shows the extend of decay or the the rounded black spot at the end of the roots indicating a decrease in density of bone to infection.

After local anesthesoa to the concerned tooth, access is gained to the nerve area by a dental drill and a hole is made which leads to pulp chamber. Cleaning the tooth out to remove bacteria, degen erated nerve and debris is then done using RC files. These files are a series of increasing diameter used with a twisting motion as well as up and down in tooth to scrape and scrub sides of canals.

The tooth is peridically flushed with saline or water. Once the tooth has been thoroughly cleaned, the interior is sealed by placing a root canal filling material either the same day or sub-sequently. The most commonRC filling material, a rubber compound called ‘gutta oercha’ comes in preformed cones that are sized to match the files used to clean the canals. The cones are placed into the root canal(coated with a sealer))

exactly to the tip of tooth, lengh is confirmed with an x-ray. The crown of tooth is then filled with amalgam(silver) filling which seals tooth from above.

Common myths about RCT:1. The pain is unbearable: In most cases RCT almost becomes a non-event, it being no more uncomfortable than an average filling as the nerve tissue in the tooth has degenerated and cannot transmit pain.

2. It’s a long procedure: Contrary to popular belief that it takes several appointments lasting two to three weeks, your RCT may be over in as many as 3-4 sittings.

3. Once RCT is done its over: This procedure is followed by placement of a custom made crown (cap) available in different materials like ceramic, metal or combination to give addittional reinforcement to weakened tooth.

The author is dental surgeon and can be contacted at ALL SMILES DENTAL CLINIC, 26673439, 9845085230

As candid as that

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DID you know that there are scores of micro – organisms, on the skin and in our mouth at any given point of time? That this micro – organisms, which include bacteria and fungi, are relatively common inhabitants of the oral cavity and gastrointestinal tract even in clinically unaffected persons?

Well, yes healthy or otherwise, we have hordes of these all over our body. However, the mere presence of these microorganisms is not sufficient to produce any sort of disease; they are harmless by themselves. But when certain

Situations arise, the microorganisms, especially the fungi, flare up to know about one such infection, candidiasis, its features and care.

What is candidiasis? What factors predispose to it?

Candidiasis is a fungal infection caused by a yeast-like fungus, Candida albicans, which is a normal inhabitant of the mouth. People whose immune responses have been suppressed (those with HIV infection, leukemia, malignancy), or those undergoing key hormonal changes (diabetes, pregnancy), or those on prolonged use of antibiotics (predominantly corticosteroids), or some of those wearing ill-fitting dentures are Susceptible to this malady.

This fungus causes whitish plaques on the palate, gums, tongue and the inner aspect of the cheeks. When these lesions are rubbed, the superficial white membrane disappears leaving behind a red area.

In some cases, the white lesions are firm and cannot be wiped away and in some other cases there is a diffuse swelling and redness of the entire mouth in denture wearers along with infection involving the corners of the (denture sore mouth). It can develop suddenly or can be of a long-term nature; there is no apparent age limit and women are affected more frequently than men

Diagnosis and care:

You could be totally unaware of it as the condition is relatively painless save for an occasional burning sensation. If you are not in touch with your dentist regularly, its good to get yourself checked, particularly If you happen to have any of the stimulating factors like uncomfortable dentures or been though long –drawn-out antibiotics.

Contact your physician if it turns out that you have not been following closely, which could be a possible predisposing factor. Don’t go for over – the counter anti-fungal ointment/ cream on your own; once the diagnosis is confirmed (with a biopsy), your dentist will present you with the appropriate advice and medications.

The author is dental surgeon and can be contacted at ALL SMILES DENTAL CLINIC, 26673439, 9845085230.

Could these queries be yours too ?

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HERE are a few doubts most commonly expressed. Check out if they are yours too.

1.Can I get my teeth straightened with braces, now that Im in my 40s ?

By all means! Once it is ascertained that your bone support is good (with a few radiographs), your teeth may well be brought in line. And with the option of ceramic brackets now available, you are saved the embarrassment of a metallic smile. Although the treatment could take a little longer; and the orthodontist will put you on a retainer (a thin metallic wire attached to the back surfaces of the front teeth to prevent relapse), its worth the time and effort. Better late than never!

2.Why do my gums bleed though I brush my teeth twice a day?

Bleeding gums are not healthy gums. Poor oral hygiene (especially in areas where the toothbrush doesn’t reach) leads to the accumulation of tartar on teeth, which moves deep into the gums causing them to loosen and bleed on touch/brushing. If neglected further, the infection moves on to the bones altering support to the teeth, making them loose over a period of time. Approach a dentist for a professional cleaning to remove tartar; he will also put you on a mouthwash and brief you other oral hygiene aids and their appropriate use. If the infection has already progressed to a certain extent, you may be advised to go for gum surgeries and bone grafts to restore back the healthy status.

3.Are there any quick remedies for bad breath?

Breath mint, lozenges, drops, spray, chewing gum etc provide instant relief but only for a short while. Bad breath could be due to odouriferous foods, bacteria, smoking or gum problems. Regular use of a mouthwash along with ultrasonic cleaning at dentist will definitely make a difference.

4.Are wisdom teeth meant to be extracted?

Not always. Wisdom teeth (the third molars) are the back teeth on either side of each jaw and normally appear between 17 and 25 years of age. More often since there is scarcity of space for them to emerge in the right position, they get stuck in the bone in all possible angulations. Such a situation frequently causes pain radiating to the ear or lower jaw, infection in the tissues surrounding the tooth and recurrent tooth decay due to inaccessibility to maintain hygiene. Only then is it justified to get them removed. If the wisdom teeth have erupted normally without any hassles, you don’t need to bother about them.

5.Decay in my child’s milk teeth doesn’t necessarily have to be treated, as they are going to fall anyway, right?

Wrong! Unchecked decay in any set of teeth, ilk or permanent could lead to pain, swelling and infection. Toothache at a tender age drastically changed your child’s attitude towards dental health and the impression could remain for a lifetime. On the other hand, if you get milk teeth removed prematurely instead of getting them filled, it creates psychological problems especially if front teeth are lost. There could be severe space and alignment problems when there is a huge time gap between the exfoliating milk teeth and the erupting permanent teeth as the former plays a crucial role in the development of the latter. Your child needs a dentist just like you do!

The author is dental surgeon and can be contacted at ALL SMILES DENTAL CLINIC, 26673439, 9845085230.

Tooth decay in children: Unchecked and rampant

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IF your kids are plump as children, chances are they won’t outgrow that fat, as they get older unless you help them eat right and exercise sufficiently. According to a new study from Wright State University, children with a high body-mass index (BMI) during their earliest years are 20 per cent more likely to remain obese in adulthood than children with lower BMIs. Looks like chubby cheeks do not indicate the pink of health any more!

Much before the monitoring of your child’s food and fitness routines come his dental care; which begin as early as when he is six months old! Check what you can do to preserve dental health in your dear one so that he doesn’t cry even before he learns to smile!

Nursing caries

When the child has been put to bed with a bottle of milk or sugar containing beverage, the liquid pools around the upper teeth (lower teeth are relatively unaffected as the tongue acts as a barrier). As the salivary flow is decreased during sleep, clearance of the liquid from the mouth is slow and the carbohydrate-containing medium provides an excellent environment for bacteria to grow. Te lactose content of human milk as well as that of bovine milk can be cariogenic (potential to cause decay), if allowed to stagnate of the teeth.

What can be done

1.Child’s first dental check-up should be between 6-12 months of age along with counseling for parents.

2.Infant should be held while feeding; if the baby falls asleep while nursing, it should be burped and then put to bed. Never allow the child to sleep with a bottle in the mouth

3.Parent should start brushing the child’s teeth as soon as the child can start drinking from a cup (approximately 12 moths of age).

Rampant caries Decay of sudden onset, widespread and rapidly burrowing usually involving the lower teeth has been termed rampant caries. There are generally 10 or more new lesions per year occurring in teeth that have been relatively immune to decay so far and affect children of all ages. There is considerable evidence that emotional disturbances could be the cause besides poor oral hygiene and requent consumption of sticky carbohydrates. Stressful situations, repressed emotions and fears, undue academic pressure, dissatisfaction with achievement etc, have been shown to be associated with decreased salivary flow and decreased decay resistance leading to rampant caries.

What can be done

1. A visit to the dentist once in six months will keep situations under control.

2. Diet counseling to eliminate wrong foods and timings helps a great deal.

3. Psychological counseling is of utmost importance. Parents should find out if the child is under stress and take measures to relieve him of it.

The author is dental surgeon and can be contacted at ALL SMILES DENTAL CLINIC, 26673439, 9845085230.

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