Braces versus Retainers: A Comprehensive Overveiw

Braces versus Retainers: A Comprehensive Overveiw

  • Do You Need to Straighten Your Smile Before Dental Implants?

    When you have a tooth or teeth missing, it can be tempting to get dental implants as soon as possible. However, it's important to think about what you want your smile to look like after your implants. Do you have a misaligned bite or crooked teeth? If the space where your missing tooth used to be has widened, will you be okay with having gaps between your implant and your existing teeth?

  • Protecting Your Child's Teeth

    Poor dental hygiene in young children can result in a wide variety of treatments being required. Letting plaque and tartar build up can not only cause bad breath and staining which is detrimental to their confidence, but also can lead to gum disease and the need for operations such as root canals. In 2015, 50% of 12-year-old children had some form of degenerative tooth condition, affecting one of their permanent teeth according to Australian Government statistics.

  • 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.

  • About Me

    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.