Have you ever considered having whiter teeth but do not know the right way to go about it? Understandably so, there are a myriad of options available and choosing which method can be a difficult task. From simple whitening toothpastes to the more expensive clinical whitening sessions, the cost and the time needed to achieve results varies. People often wonder is the most expensive option the most effective, not necessarily! A host of options are available and the consulting dentist would be able to recommend which method in each particular case would be the most beneficial to brighten your smile.
A child’s first visit to the dentist should be a pleasant experience in order to instill a positive association with visiting the dentist and ensure a healthy attitude to dental treatment for years to come.
When you come for your monthly braces appointment, sometimes the doctor will prescribe for you to wear elastics. Why do you need to do that? Well, the doctor prescribed them for you to wear in order to correct your bite or to shift a group of teeth at the same time.
So, if you’re given elastics, please remember the following:
- When elastics are first placed, please take a photo of where the demonstration elastics were placed. Then, use elastics exactly as prescribed. If not, the problem may worsen.
- Duration of wear is 22-23 hours a day if you only wear for 8-12 hours, the teeth will not shift as they will move back to their original position while you are not wearing the elastics.
- Please change each set of elastics every 24 hours. The package of elastics should last you at least 1.5 months.
Dentalplus offers student prices for braces to all full time students of primary schools, secondary schools and tertiary institutions, including polytechnics & universities.
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Braces or orthodontics is the art of repositioning teeth in the mouth. It is mostly used for cosmetic reasons, such as straightening teeth or closing gaps.
The treatment usually takes one to two years, depending on the severity of the problem. During this period, patients are required to come for regular checkups and adjustments to ensure the desired result is achieved.