How dental anxiety affects your oral health?

How dental anxiety affects your oral health?

Routine dental checkups are essential for keeping healthy teeth and gums. However, dental anxiety, or fear about dental appointments, prevents some people from seeing the dentist. One in every three people experiences anxiety about dentist appointments. Therefore, it is important to know how dental anxiety affects your oral health and the solutions to overcome it. […]

Non-Surgical Treatment Options for TMJ

Non-Surgical Treatment Options for TMJ

Smiling, laughing, chatting, and eating are all facial motions you regularly produce using your jaw. However, those basic motions can be very painful if you have temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ). TMJ dysfunction affects around 12% of the population in the United States. Women are more likely to get TMJ dysfunction than males. However, many nonsurgical […]

How you can benefit from surgical orthodontics?

How you can benefit from surgical orthodontics?

Many benefits from surgical orthodontics can be obtained like it aligns your jaw and improves your ability to breathe, speak and chew properly. Moreover, most individuals consider braces or clear aligners when considering their orthodontic treatment choices. While these treatments benefit misaligned teeth, the problem might be more severe than crooked teeth. In certain situations, […]

Orthodontic treatment options for adults

Orthodontic treatment options for adults

Orthodontic treatment has no age restrictions. While many individuals are embarrassed or frightened by the prospect of undergoing orthodontic treatment, the reality is that adult orthodontics is relatively common. Data reveal that one out of every five orthodontic patients is over 21. Adults are seeking orthodontic treatment because it is more socially acceptable. There are […]

Braces vs Invisalign: Which is better for you?

Braces vs Invisalign: Which is better for you?

Braces and Invisalign, such as aligners, are orthodontic appliances used to enhance the appearance of your smile by treating crooked teeth. Both techniques of teeth straightening use pressure to realign the teeth and jaw to cure the poor bites. This article points out the difference between Invisalign and braces by covering the procedures, cost, aesthetics, […]

What is the importance for you to wear retainers?

What is the importance for you to wear retainers?

Once your orthodontic treatment is over, it is time for you to start wearing a retainer. The importance for you to wear retainers is more because that maintains the new position of your teeth after removing braces. There are chances that your teeth will return to being misaligned after the removal of braces. Teeth are […]

Types Of Orthodontic Surgeries

Types Of Orthodontic Surgeries

Orthodontic surgery is also called jaw surgery. Generally, oral or maxillofacial surgeons collaborate with an orthodontist to perform orthodontic surgeries. This procedure helps to align your upper and lower jaws. If your jaws do not line up correctly, it might impact your bite and make it difficult for you to eat and communicate. Candidates for […]

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a joint that acts as a link between your jaws to the temporal bones of the skull. This joint helps you eat, yawn, talk, and move your jaw from side to side or up and down. Any dysfunction of a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is known as a temporomandibular disorder. TMJ […]

What are Minor Orthodontic Emergencies?

What are Minor Orthodontic Emergencies?

Emergencies may be frightening, especially if we are directly affected. Fortunately, genuine orthodontic emergencies are uncommon. When anything with your braces or aligners does not go as planned, it has the potential to make you feel anxious and distressed. Not panicking is the most crucial thing to remember. It’s critical to know what to do […]

Is a gummy smile unhealthy?

Is a gummy smile unhealthy?

A gummy smile, also known as “altered passive eruption” is a smile that exposes too much gum line while you smile. Generally, 3 to 4 millimeters of exposed gumline is considered a gummy smile. Several reasons cause a gummy smile unhealthy: Jaw development problem Overly short upper lip Excessive vertical growth of maxilla bone Incorrect […]