Orthodontist
Why Is There A Need To Wear Retainers After Braces?
Orthodontists recommend braces to straighten the teeth and Harrisburg retainers to keep the teeth in their proper place after the braces have been removed. However, the benefits of wearing retainers go beyond holding straight teeth in place; retainers can help solve speech and breathing problems. Retainers help in adjusting tongue placements so that the child can form sounds correctly. Retainers can either be fixed or removable. Patients who used Invisalign aligners usually have a retainer that can be removed. The dental appliance looks similar to the clear aligners. Another type of retainer is the lingual wire which is a thin [...]
Choosing Between Dental Crowns And Veneers
The two top choices to achieve a healthy-looking smile are dental crowns and veneers. Both dental treatments can conceal and fix tooth damage and discoloration. Both are made from porcelain with the only difference is the tooth surface that they have to cover. How will a patient choose between the two dental treatments? As people age, the teeth starts to weaken and become more susceptible to tooth decay, cracks and discoloration. If the tooth has decayed or has cracked and weakened, the dentist usually suggests a dental crown to make sure that the tooth is supported and will not be [...]
The Risks And Dangers Of DIY Braces
The increase of popularity of DIY braces made a lot of people consider getting at-home teeth straightening kits. A few clicks on the internet and you will find tutorials on how to use these kits and how to adjust them. Considering how cheap these kits are, it’s no wonder why a lot of people are encouraged to buy their own kit in the hopes of correcting their crooked teeth. However, the kits do not mention the risks and dangers that go with every DIY brace. Here are some of the risks. Pain and discomfort While it is normal to feel [...]