The Importance of Cosmetic Dental Treatments
A person’s smile is better enhanced if it is accompanied by a perfect set of teeth and a way of achieving this is through cosmetic dental treatments, where the teeth are fixed to look aesthetically good, helping the person to be personally satisfied with himself/herself.
Importance of lingual braces to straighten misaligned teeth
To straighten a crooked teeth, an orthodontist applies permanently lingual braces, also referred to as nano braces or incognito braces, using dental cement. Lingual braces are a popular among dental patients because of the following benefits: lingual braces look invisible when attached; these braces are permanently attached, so it is convenient for patients to brush their teeth and eat normally; braces are custom-fitted to the patient, making it comfortable for the patient to wear; the treatment period to realign the teeth begins as soon as the braces are fitted. In fitting the lingual braces, nickel titanium wires are used by the orthodontist, configuring them to match and hold the patient’s teeth impressions and once the braces are fitted in the mouth, the natural body temperature activates the wires for it to move the teeth into the correct permanent position, in which this process will take about 22 months of treatment.
Usefulness of invisalign treatment
In an invisalign treatment, invisible aligners, made of a thermoplastic material, are custom-fitted to a patient’s misaligned teeth, to move the teeth in a series of sequence treatments. Over the course of the treatment, different aligners will be fitted to the patient’s teeth, after every two weeks, causing the teeth to gradually shift from its existing position until it reaches the desired, straightened teeth position, which will require several months of treatment. The benefits of invisalign treatment are: the aligners are invisible, so no one may notice that a patient is wearing them; a patient is able to remove the aligners when he eats and drinks, brush and floss his teeth, thus, allowing him the flexibility of wearing them; there is no irritation felt in the mouth.
Teeth whitening options
When teeth produce a stained appearance, this is due to organic particles, from tobacco and food that contains tannin, that lodge between the crystals of the outermost tooth covering, such that a teeth whitening treatment is usually applied to remedy this problem, using a bleach solution that attacks on the organic particles until the tooth enamel becomes colorless. The professional teeth whitening process, which makes use of a high concentration of whitening gels, and the over-the-counter teeth whitening procedure, which uses products with lower bleach concentration, are the two general options to choose from for teeth whitening treatment.
Usefulness of porcelain veneers
Porcelain veneers are a compilation of many thin ceramic layers, which actually replace the tooth enamel, using an adhesive layer that is made of a light-sensitive resin and this cosmetic dental treatment is suitable for stained teeth, poorly developed teeth shape and contour, gaps between teeth, fractured teeth.
Usefulness of retainers
Retainers are considered as the last phase of orthodontics treatment, since they are to be worn overnight, after the braces have been removed, to help maintain the position of the straightened teeth. The main purpose of retainers is to help maintain the straightened teeth, but they also offer these benefits: improve speech impediments, reduce cavities, improve breathing, and improve oral hygiene.