The first thing that comes to mind about summertime is probably not getting braces, but your summer break is actually one of the best times to start your orthodontic treatment. This is true for both kids and parents. Now, there are a few different reasons why summer can be a good time to begin your orthodontic treatment. Keep reading to learn some of them.
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Dental implants are both prominent and difficult to spot. The prosthetic tooth attached to the implant will be visible when you smile or open your mouth, and yet it also blends seamlessly into the rest of your teeth, looking exactly like the natural tooth that once occupied its dental socket. Clearly, it's a problem when the fact that you have a dental implant becomes obvious.
Gum recession is a common problem and a potentially serious one at that.
Dental implants provide a permanent solution to tooth loss. Unlike other tooth replacement options such as dentures and bridges, implants are non-removable. Thus, once they are in place, you don't have to worry about removing them every day. However, implants can fail due to various factors. Thus, before embarking on the treatment, it's important to note and manage the following risks that may contribute to implant failure.
1. Fusion Failure
Suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ can cause a fair amount of pain. That pain can make everyday actions such as chewing and even yawning a little painful. If you suffer from TMJ, there are steps you can take to reduce the pain outside of the formal treatment your dentist provides you with.
#1: Get Enough Sleep
First, you need to make sure you get enough sleep every night. Establish a weekly routine that you stick to every night to help you fall asleep.
Braces are amazing orthodontic appliances that can correct functional issues with your bite. However, once you are fitted with braces, you may find that you have a harder time keeping your teeth and gums clean due to metal arch-wires and brackets. While maintaining good oral hygiene will take a little more work, it'll be worth it. Here are three tools that will make it easier for you to maintain your oral health during your orthodontic treatment.