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Thank you for your question. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that your child should get a check-up with an orthodontist at the first recognition of the existence of an orthodontic problem, but no later than age 7. The more common early signs of possible orthodontic proble...
23 Aug 2019
Thank you for your excellent question. Braces are stuck onto your teeth and with the braces wire in place, food gets stuck more easily around the teeth. Hence good oral health is imperative for a healthy mouth during the period of braces treatment which typically takes 1- 2 years. Good oral health ...
22 Aug 2019
If you require extensive dental work done throughout the mouth, it can feel overwhelming. The best way to approach this would be to have a quadrant of teeth treated in one session. This optimises efficiency in anaesthesia (you only need one set of injections to complete multiple ...
17 Aug 2019
Thank you for your question. Metal braces are typically made using stainless steel while ceramic braces are composed of aluminium oxide. Ceramic braces can be either polycrystalline (sintered or fused aluminium oxide) or monocrystalline (single crystal of aluminium oxide). As metal can deform con...
14 Aug 2019
Some ingredients are added for flavouring or to enhance the sensation of freshness. They can cause peeling (desquamation) of the lining of the mouth. They may also cause irritation of the lips or the corners of the mouth (cheillitis). Flavourants (ment...
6 Aug 2019
Class II elastics also known as intermaxillary elastics are rubber bands that are placed onto fixed braces or clear aligners to effect a force on both the upper and lower teeth . The rubber bands are hooked onto either braces hooks or clear aligner hooks from the upper front ...
4 Aug 2019
Dentists choose treatment plans based on many different factors . Some of these factors have nothing to do with clinical data. As a patient, your dentist should go through the different treatment options with you so that you understand the treatment itself, and the long term maintenance required ...
1 Aug 2019
Invisalign is a brand of clear aligners which are customised plastic trays designed to move teeth. It is a treatment alternative to conventional braces treatment by using plastic trays/aligners to apply force onto teeth. In general, spaces can be the result of : 1. missing te...
27 Jul 2019
Thank you for your question. An upper jaw/maxillary expander is a custom made device on the roof of the mouth that uses the teeth as an anchor to transfer a force to expand the mid-palatal suture (a joint in the middle of the roof of the mouth). The purpose of the expansion is to correct the ...
24 Jul 2019
A single jaw surgery means only one jaw is manipulated during the surgery,this could be either the upper jaw (maxilla), or the lower jaw (mandible).While a double jaw surgery involves both the upper and lower jaw. The indication for either a single jaw or a double jaw will depend on...
23 Jul 2019
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