Periodontitis versus parodontosis

There are still dental professionals who use the old and wrong name for a periodontal disease – parodontosis. The correct name is periodontitis. – In former times bacteria couldn´t be proven because of wrong techniques-this was called parodontosis. In the last 25 years it is known that inflammation of the periodontum is caused by bacteria, […]

Gums as a reflection of our overall health!?

Gums as a reflection of our overall health? YES AND NO! Over and over again we read scientific and non scientific journals about vitamin deficiency and the consequences from it. As a result many people choose to take homeopathic medicine –a mistake most of the time! – 99% of gum diseases are attributed to plaque […]

Most common reasons for periodontitis

  – – – – – – – Most common reasons for periodontitis The most common reasons of pariodontitis are: Plaque accumulation due to poor oral hygiene, overhang restorations, ill fitting crowns Malocclusion Stress      Smoking Systemic disease such as diabetes, adverse pregnancy outcomes Fortunately all these factors are easily controlled by; Optimizing tooth brushing, by […]

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

 Is an oral rinse beneficial for patients with periodontitis? YES! An oral rinse is a useful purchase, unfortunately some doctors think it is not useful-with the argument that bacteria leaks into the periodontal pockets. That is incorrect for two main reasons; The bacteria moves only due to extensions Bacteria are harmless on their own. They are destructive only in mature plaque, causing a cavity or a […]

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 […]

Finding the right braces

Posted by Dental News Team am 11, Nov - 2009

Does it matter what type of braces I use to fix my teeth?

zahnspangeYes, because each type has its own pros and cons.

Removable braces only work when a child is still growing, when it’s still very young.

Aligners do practically nothing to fix teeth which are twisted out of position, especially cuspids.

The lingual technique cannot be used in many cases.

So which treatment is right for you?

Your orthodontist (a dentist who specializes in braces) can tell you. A „real“ orthodontist is one who has done at least for years of special training and now concentrates on doing „braces“, he or she even gets somebody else to pull teeth.

Although dentist are legally allowed to provide orthodontic treatment, this type of treatment usually lasts a long time (over 2 years) and may cause damage to the teeth or periodont.

Ask your orthodontist what type of training he or she has done!

More on the topic of “invisible” braces here!

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