Below is a list of the most common dental emergencies we treat:
A dental emergency is an urgent dental problem, usually associated with the teeth and jaws, which may have symptoms that require immediate attention by a dentist. For example, a severe dental infection, a visible swelling, or a recent dental trauma are all considered emergency problems that require prompt, professional attention.
Get your teeth all aligned
Teeth are an important aspect when it comes to the overall aesthetic appeal of your face. If your teeth are crooked and uneven, it will show when you smile or open your mouth to speak. This can lower your confidence. To avoid this, you need to consider alignment of teeth.
What are Braces?
Braces are metallic aligners that are applied to your teeth to manage the misalignment. These braces are also known as orthodontia. There are multiple components in braces that together apply pressure on your misaligned teeth and straighten them. These components include:
- Stainless steel orthodontic bands are wrapped around your teeth to put pressure.
- Brackets are small elements that are bonded on your teeth to help the bands to apply pressure.
- Spacers are put between teeth prior to the placement of orthodontic bands.
- Arch wires are used to guide the teeth movement when bonded with the brackets.
- A buccal tube is used to secure the arch wires at the end molars.
- Ligatures are used to connect the arch wires with the brackets.
- In some cases, springs are added between the brackets to ease the jaw movement.
- Rubber bands are used to induce pressure when pressing upper teeth on the lower teeth.
What does the Procedure Involve?
Braces are a good mechanism to treat teeth misalignment on a long-term basis. The process of installing braces involves:
- Our dentist will check your misalignment to determine if braces are needed or not.
- If you need braces, the dentist will then take an X-ray of your teeth and then create molds and impressions.
- The dentist will examine the X-ray report and the molds and impressions to determine the cause of misalignment and re-evaluate the actionable step.
- When the braces are ready to be installed, the teeth are exposed using cheek retractors. The teeth are air dried before attaching the brackets.
- The brackets are attached to the teeth with the help of dental cement.
- The cheek retractors are removed and the arch wires are inserted.
As the braces will keep applying pressure on your teeth, your braces will need time-to-time re-adjustment. After about a year or two when your teeth are aligned, the braces will be removed.