Bearing the Strain of Elastics Pain: What Not to Do When Your Brace Elastics Cause You Pain

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Elastics (rubber bands) are sometimes a necessary addition to braces and help to improve the fit of a patient’s upper and lower teeth. When fitted to braces, elastics work by pulling the jaw either forward or backward to correct overbites and underbites and to bring teeth into a more comfortable alignment when biting down. However, because of the constant pressure exerted by these elastics, the early stages of this treatment can be somewhat painful.…

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Dental Misalignment: Comparing Your Malocclusion Treatment Options

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The misalignment of teeth is a common problem which is caused by hereditary disorders and poor oral habits. Often, the misalignment does not cause any notable deviations in terms of appearance and function of the teeth. If this is your case, treatment of the dental malocclusion is not necessary. Unfortunately, mild to severe crookedness of teeth can occur, limiting the effectiveness of the teeth. This also compromises the general facial aesthetics.…

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Why Fillings Are Not so Artificial Anymore

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In previous generations, dentists would treat any tooth decay by trying to save the affected tooth, first and foremost. Assuming that they were able to, they would then fill the gap left when the decay was removed using amalgams. These did the job, but they were far from ideal. Much has changed these days, so how do dentists deal with fillings now and why is this beneficial to you? How Fillings Have Changed with the Times…

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