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when are braces right
19May, 2019

What is the best age for Orthodontic Treatment?

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Crooked teeth always take away the joy of a spontaneous smile. We can’t even mention the low self-esteem associated with people with misaligned teeth. Most parents understand this and prepare early enough for their children to visit a dental clinic for their first check-up. However, we have come to observe that parents ill-time the best age to bring in their children for check-ups. Most of them wait until all the permanent teeth have replaced the baby teeth. Does it really matter? And if so, what is the right age? Could […]
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12May, 2019

Types of train track braces and how they work

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Braces today come in many designs and colours. There are some that are visible and come in striking colours while others are discreet, making them nearly invisible. How to tell whether you need braces You might need braces if Your teeth are crooked and you’re not very confident smiling. Your jaw makes uncomfortable sounds, it could mean there is an issue with the position of your jaw. You’re constantly hitting the roof of your mouth or biting your cheek; it might mean your teeth aren’t properly aligned You lost your […]
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23Apr, 2019

How often should you change your toothbrush?

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No matter which type of toothbrush you use, you’re supposed to replace your toothbrushes every 3 to 4 months, according to the American Dental Association (ADA). There are two styles of toothbrushes to consider: manual and electric. Each type of toothbrush has its advantages and disadvantages. Manual vs. electric toothbrush The manual toothbrush can be taken easily anywhere is portable and doesn’t require anything to be used immediately. It isn’t noisy and allows you to control the pressure you apply on your teeth and gums. An electric toothbrush requires electricity […]
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19Apr, 2019

Know about teeth sensitivity and braces

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Sensitive teeth normally occur when the enamel on the outside of the tooth wears away exposing the dentin layer of the tooth. The dentin layer is very porous with tubes that run to the nerve centre. Although each mouth is different, having sensitive teeth is a common occurrence. This sensitivity can occur when exposing your teeth to something hotter (or colder) than normal, something sweeter (or sourer) than normal, or if you have deep cavities or exposed root surfaces. What causes tooth sensitivity? The discomfort a patient undergoing orthodontic treatment […]
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16Apr, 2019

Know about Sleep Apnea

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What is Sleep Apnea? When you go to sleep your muscles relax, including those in your throat. In some people the relaxing muscles cause the airways to narrow. This can reduce the amount of air flowing in and out of your airways. This makes you snore. Sleep apnea occurs involuntarily while breathing with interruptions that occur while the patient is asleep. Currently known are three types of sleep apnea: obstructive, central, and mixed. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs in most people suffering from this issue. While different causes might apply to […]
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2Apr, 2019

Can braces change my face appearance?

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Understanding how much the alignment of your teeth affects the appearance of your face can be surprising – just look at before and after pictures of people who have had braces. The cosmetic benefits of having your teeth realigned through braces may be the reason most people venture out on an orthodontic journey, whether for themselves or for their children. Part of the reason that people wear braces is to correct or prevent larger oral health problems, but an even bigger reason is that braces change the appearance of the […]
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20Mar, 2019

How to close space between front teeth?

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A gap between two teeth is formally known as a “diastema.” These gaps tend to appear between the two upper front teeth, but it’s important to remember that gaps can occur between any two teeth. There are several possible reasons for having gaps in between your teeth. Even if the gap doesn’t bother you from an aesthetic perspective, it’s important to get the diastema checked by a dentist in case it is being caused by something sinister like gum disease. Gaps in your teeth could also mean your bite is […]
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What Do Retainers Do?
25Feb, 2019

I lost my retainer what should i do in the meantime

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Retainers are responsible for making sure that your teeth don’t move after you’ve finished your orthodontic treatment, keeping your confident new smile on the straight and narrow. Without retainers, your teeth will slowly move back towards their pre-treatment position. I lost my retainer what should I do in the meantime? Whether you stored it in a napkin and threw it out during lunch, lost it at your soccer game, or your dog ate it… it’s a common problem and a lot of our patients find themselves without retainers. Losing things […]
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20Feb, 2019

How long will my Invisalign treatment take?

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Invisalign is a great way to straighten your teeth without the hassle or discomfort of traditional metal braces. People often wonder “How long does Invisalign take to straighten teeth?” The time taken depends on the complexity of the treatment and is generally comparable to that of traditional braces. During your consultation, your Invisalign Provider can give you more detailed information. The process of getting your Invisalign aligners takes about a month from initial impressions until receiving the trays. After submitting your impressions, Invisalign must create digital models, you orthodontist must […]
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14Feb, 2019

New year New smile at Angel Orthodontics

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You may already have some resolutions that you’ve been working on! One of the most popular goals that people set is to have a healthier, everyday lifestyle. If you’re unsatisfied with your smile or just feel that it’s not as beautiful as it could be, there’s no better way to start out 2019 than by undergoing orthodontic treatment. At Angel Orthodontics we can help you achieve your New Years resolution and start smiling more! We have a range of treatment options suitable for all ages from traditional metal braces to […]
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