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Powerprox 6 Months Clear Braces

Clear braces give you more reasons to smile

Imagine, no more hiding behind closed-lip smiles because you are wearing braces. The translucent clear material blends with the color of your teeth and will resist staining or discolouration throughout your treatment. And with it’s small, low-profile design, clear braces are virtually unnoticeable, making them a perfect orthodontic solution for adults and children.


Can I have clear braces on my top and bottom rows of teeth?  

The answer is YES!!!


Which orthodontic brackets are more accurate?

The accracy of braces has nothing to do with the type of brackets used and everything to do with the wire that is inserted across the brackets. It’s the bends in the wire and the changing to new wires during treatment that moves teeth.

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What is gingivitis? Explained here.

Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums (gingiva). It commonly occurs because of films of bacteria that accumulate on the teeth – plaque; this type is called plaque-induced gingivitis. Gingivitis is a non-destructive type of periodontal disease. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, which is more serious and can eventually lead to loss of teeth.

A patient with gingivitis will have red and puffy gums, and they will most likely bleed when they brush their teeth. Generally, gingivitis resolves with good oral hygiene – longer and more frequent brushing, as well as flossing. Some people find that using an antiseptic mouthwash, alongside proper tooth brushing and flossing also helps.

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Missing Teeth Wreck Job Prospects

Landing a job takes more than a solid resume. According to, 38% of applicants fail to smile during their interview, and the career advice website calls that a big mistake. Yet many of these people aren’t smiling because they have damaged or missing teeth, and they may be the ones who need the job the most.

“Dentures are not just for the elderly anymore. I might see one to 2 people a month who are looking to replace teeth they have lost due to dental disease. When a front tooth is missing, this becomes a big issue in getting a job,” said Victoria A. Vickers, DDS, a prosthodontist based in San Antonio.

“Patients lose their self esteem and might stop looking for a job until they can get their teeth replaced,” added Vickers, who also is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) spokespersons network and has volunteered with Mission of Mercy free one-day dental clinics.

Often, Vickers said, the lack of early detection and treatment of dental decay has left patients with such rampant dental disease that they choose to have their teeth removed because they can’t afford to save them. But these extractions could lead to poor health in addition to poor aesthetics.

The Journal of Prosthodontics has reported that significant tooth loss, meaning between 12 and 17 missing teeth, increases the risks of obesity or malnutrition, cardiovascular disease, head and neck cancer, and reduced cognitive function. The ACP, then, encourages patients to brush twice a day, floss once a day, and eat a healthy diet while also scheduling regular dental cleanings and exams to keep their teeth.

Patients who still lose their teeth should visit a prosthodontist to replace them right away, according to the ACP. Options include full and partial dentures, with temporary devices for those patients with immediate needs available in about an hour. Crowns and implants also are available. Of course, these replacements require continued maintenance and care as well.

“Keeping your original teeth if they are healthy for as long as you can is the best thing you can do for your oral health and overall well-being,” said David A. Felton, DDS, author of the study. “If you must lose teeth, get them replaced as quickly as possible and maintain your implants, crowns, or dentures to keep your whole mouth healthy.”


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Cosmetic braces – Powerprox Six Month Braces

Six Month Braces  also  known as Powerprox 6 month braces, is a Cosmetic Tooth Straightening system which focuses on the front  teeth that show. By combining proven orthodontic methods with the latest materials and forward thinking design, treatment times can be reduced to  as little as 4 to 6 months.

The six month braces system  neatly  addresses  the 2 major objections many adults have with traditional braces. Firstly, the six month braces are tooth coloured and very discrete.

Secondly, the six month braces will complete most treatments in around 6 months instead of 2 or 3 years  with conventional  orthodontic  braces.


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Low Vitamin D Levels Could Raise Cavity Risk for Children

Some babies may be starting in a trail position with regards to their dental health.

A Canadian study indicates that low levels of vitamin D in pregnant women may increase the possibility of their children developing cavities.

The lack of vitamin D may result in problems with enamel, which directly results in an increase in cavity risk. Enamel starts to form when the fetus is in the womb and a deficiency of vitamin D during pregnancy can certainly have an adverse impact on a baby’s oral health before the teeth begin to erupt.

The University of Manitoba research team analyzed the levels of vitamin D in pregnant women during the second and third trimesters and conducted tests to see what the impact was on the oral health of their children. The total number of women tested was 207 and there were 135 children tested.

The research determined that women with regular levels of vitamin D were significantly less likely to have children with cavities. There was also a correlation between mothers with a vitamin D deficiency and children that dealt with cavities.

The best way for expecting mothers to combat this issue is to add to vitamin D to their diet to lower the risk of deficiency of it in their children.

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