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Straight Teeth with Dental Braces | Dental Excel Blog

Straight Teeth Fast with the Latest Dental Braces

Straight Teeth with Dental Braces | Dental Excel BlogNot everyone is born with straight teeth and a good smile, but that is not to say that everyone cannot have them!

Although mostly worn by children and young adults, dental braces can provide the solution to crooked teeth and other issues for all ages, particularly today, with a variety of incredible, modern dental braces that need only be worn for a matter of weeks to deliver great results.

What types of problems can be fixed with dental braces?

There are a range of dental issues that can be addressed simply by wearing dental braces on your teeth for a relatively short period of time, with no surgical intervention:

Crowding of the teeth – teeth crowding is a common problem that can affect both the upper and lower teeth. Crowding can also lead to gum recession over time if not treated effectively, and can make brushing between the teeth difficult.

Spacing – many of us experience irregular spacing of our teeth with varying severity. Other issues that can arise as a direct result of spacing issues include posterior and anterior crossbite, which can lead to discomfort when eating, and can wear the teeth unevenly as we get older.

Bite issues – under, and overbite is also fairly common, and although most adults will suffer no immediate ill-effects from an uneven bite, it is an issue that can worsen as we age, causing problems with eating and uneven wear.

It is not uncommon to find patients that suffer from several of these issues simultaneously, with varying degrees of severity. Spacing and overbite, for example, can lead to gum problems and trouble eating as we get older.

Addressing these issues for a few weeks with a dental braces product can produce excellent results, deliver a comfortable, healthier mouth and a straighter smile for almost every patient.

Let’s take a look at some of the dental braces available at Dental Excel, Brisbane

Fastbraces

Fastbraces are a part of the next generation of dental braces, and, as the name suggests, they work quickly to help our patients with their smiles. As time is often at a premium for our patients, Fastbraces can deliver results within just 120 days, dependent upon the severity of the issue.

Designed, manufactured and tested in the US for more than two decades, Fastbraces are a popular, proven product for both patients and dental professionals as a non-surgical alternative to beautiful, straight teeth.

Inman Aligner

The Inman Aligner offers a removable, stand-alone treatment for periodontal issues, and can also be worn prior to cosmetic dentistry procedures to realign the teeth in preparation for dental veneers or bonding practices.

As the Inman Aligner works with tiny springs to gently guide the teeth into position, it works quickly over a wide range of movement, and can be predictably effective within 6-18 weeks with regular dental check-ups to monitor progress.

More about orthodontics in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast at Dental Excel.

At Dental Excel, you can be confident in our experienced, friendly team, who are dedicated to helping you achieve a beautiful, straight smile, and keep it for as long as possible.

Call us today to make your consultation appointment, and start your journey to a healthier, straighter smile with dental braces.

Aging & Dental Care | Dental Excel Blog

Aging and Dental Care – Why is Good Oral Health More Important as We Get Older?

Aging and Dental Care | Dental Excel BlogDental care is, and should be, an important part of our hygiene routines at all stages of life. As we approach later life, the fact remains that changes in our bodies may require a little extra focus on our health, and our dental routines need to adapt and change too.

Aging is a natural, inevitable process that affects our bodies from top to toe. Since most adults over 55 are now keeping their own, natural teeth for longer, compared to just a couple of decades ago, a few changes to the regular dental care routine can only serve to help keep our healthy smiles in place for even longer.

Certain medications that are more likely to be ingested by us as we age, and indeed, some of the conditions we are more likely to develop, such as diabetes, can lead to problems in the mouth and gingival tissues that we would not have needed to address as closely in our younger years.

Did you know that analgesics and other pain medication can mask dental pain? Therefore, it is even more important for us to adopt greater care in our health routines as we age, and maintaining good oral health with regular dental check-ups is a vital part of that.

Common conditions that can affect aging and dental care for oral health

Diet and nutrition play an important role in our oral health as we get older. An inadequate, or poor diet can have a detrimental effect on general health, but can also lead to disorders of the oral cavity. Eat properly during aging and dental care has some help! Another issue that is almost exclusive to the aging population is the wearing of dentures. Ill-fitting dentures can lead to a reduction in the desire or ability to eat properly, which is not conducive to a good nutritional intake.

Let’s look at some of the common symptoms of the aging process that can affect oral health:

Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is far more common in the aging populations across the world. Even when carefully managed, diabetes can exacerbate the risk of gum disease, dry mouth and even thrush.

Dry Mouth

Dry mouth can be caused by certain medications given to the older generation to combat typical medical issues associated with aging. Dry mouth can also encourage decay more quickly within both teeth and their roots.

Gum Disease

Without regular, good oral health care, plaque can build up around the teeth and gums, spelling problems in later life with the heightened risk of infection and gum disease. Gingivitis, the swelling, soreness and bleeding of the gums, is the first sign of gum disease.

Sensitivity

Sensitive teeth can be painful, and limit the types of foods that can be eaten comfortably. Sensitivity in the teeth can be caused by a thinning of the enamel, gum disease or cavities, all of which can occur in later life, although are not limited to age. A good oral health routine can help to prevent tooth sensitivity.

How Dental Excel can help you to maintain good oral health in later life

Dental Excel understands the difficulties and challenges that our patients face as they age. Our aim is to work towards the prevention of common oral health issues within the aging and dental care process, with the establishment of a good oral health routine. It is a common misconception that losing teeth as we grow older is an inevitability – properly cared-for teeth can last a lifetime. We are all aging and dental care routines need just minor adjustments, and a little more attention, to keep on top of our oral health.

Regular check-ups are a must for all ages, but particularly as we get older, in order for us to keep a close eye on your oral health.

Ill-fitting dentures are surprisingly common, and we offer a range of solutions to help you stay happy and comfortable with your dentures. Dental Excel embraces the very latest in dental implant and implant bridge technology, and can help you, even if you have previously been diagnosed with low jawbone density problems.

Find out more about All-on-4 Permanent Dentures at Dental Excel.

Contact Dental Excel today to make your appointment with our experienced teams at Beerwah, Bracken Ridge, Wurtulla, Caloundra and Palmwoods. We are dedicated to helping you to keep your beautiful, healthy smile for as long as possible with a good oral health routine, and the latest technology at Dental Excel.



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