Periodontitis versus parodontosis

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Most common reasons for periodontitis

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Oral Rinses – are they useful in the menagement if Periodontitis?

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Periodontitis and saliva test-is it useful?

Periodontitis-saliva test? Yes and no! Our last discussion was about lasers, today we want to inform you about the saliva test. It is a common practice for some dental professionals to require that the patients with periodontal disease to undergo expensive saliva test prior to their therapy.    Congratulations! Now the patient knows that there […]

Cost of braces

Posted by Dental News Team am 15, Aug - 2009

The trend is not only white teeth, but teeth as straight as a picket fence!

zahnspangenartenBraces are not harmful and if applied properly, correcting tooth displacements can have a positive effect on the health of your teeth!

You should definitely go to an orthodontist for treatment  – a doctor who specializes in braces.

Here are the most common questions on the topic of braces!

Can you get braces at any age?

Basically yes, but the older a person gets the more difficult it is to move teeth.

Fixed braces or not?

Because they are still growing, removable braces can be used for young people. A regular stimulus is enough the move teeth in the right direction, braces need not be worn permanently.
If a person has finished growing, then fixed braces are necessary, since the teeth need constant pressure to get them to move.

Invisible braces?
Invisible braces such as e.g. Invisalign ® can be used to correct displacements, but it is difficult to treat cuspids this way.

Braces and kissing, a contradiction in terms?
You canalways kiss, no matter what type of braces you wear, you do not need to be a tongue acrobat! Eating and laughing is also possible with modern braces.

Cost of braces!
In Europe, health insurance companies usually pay a small part of the cost, depending on the severity of displacement. In the USA the patient pays everything – unless they have additional coverage. Ask your orthodontist about the exact cost.

Usually, 2 years are enough to correct displacements, anything taking longer actually requires an operation. In these operations not the teeth but the jaws are brought into proper placement in relation to each other.

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