Braces versus Retainers: A Comprehensive Overveiw

Braces versus Retainers: A Comprehensive Overveiw

  • Do You Dread Your Dentist? 4 Facts About Dental Implants to Ease Your Anxiety

    Long gone are the days when removable dentures were the only viable option for a missing tooth. You had to go through a rigorous and meticulous process of cleaning the dentures before use to avoid infection. Fast forward to today, and with advancement in dental technology, dental implants have revolutionized dentistry. Basically, cavities and tooth decay affect the dental formula by weakening your teeth, making them susceptible to chipping and breaking.

  • 5 Ways to Have Your Fruit and Eat It…. Without Damaging Your Dental Health

    Many people think of fruit as a healthy food, but unfortunately it contains a lot of sugar. This sugar encourages bacteria to multiply in your mouth, which could lead to dental decay. Some types of fruit are much more likely to cause dental decay than others, while other types could even protect your dental health. Here are five tips for including fruit in your diet without damaging your teeth. 1. Limit Fruit Juice

  • Is an Hospital Emergency Department an Option During a Dental Emergency?

    If you suffer a dental emergency during the holidays or at a weekend, you might consider visiting the emergency department of a hospital for treatment instead of booking an appointment with an emergency dentist. If you choose to do this, there are a few things you should consider before you visit the hospital. Below is a guide to 3 things you need to consider when attending a hospital for emergency dental treatment.

  • Chew Your Way to Better Dental Health

    Chewing gum has a bad reputation: it gets ground into carpets and stuck under desks. However, did you know that regularly chewing sugar-free gum can significantly improve your dental health? Here's how. Increased Saliva Chewing gum can increase the amount of saliva your mouth produces. This sounds gross but studies have shown that this has very positive effects, firstly more saliva means more food debris can be washed away, secondly, an increased flow of saliva reduces levels of acidity in the mouth caused by eating.

  • Think You're Too Old For Braces? Think Again…

    Many people get braces during adolescence to straighten their smiles, but if you missed out as a teen, don't assume that you're stuck with crooked teeth for life. Orthodontics can successfully straighten adult teeth, giving you a smile you can feel confident showing off to everyone you meet. There are even subtle options available today that can exert pressure on your teeth without being as noticeable as the traditional metal braces you remember from your youth.

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Braces versus Retainers: A Comprehensive Overveiw

There are more than two ways to straighten a smile, and in this blog, I plan to discuss them all. I plan to look at the differences between braces and retainers and explain why sometimes you may need them both. I look at the differences in cost, time commitment and efficacy. Personally, I have had a bit of experience with this subject – I had braces as a young teen, and I had a permanent retainer. In this blog, I discuss what I have learned, and I present all kinds of new information on the topic. Whether you are trying to make decisions for yourself or your child. I hope you find this information useful.