Category Archives: Dental Appliances

Permanent Retainers vs Essix/Clear Retainers

Learn all about permanent and Essix/clear retainers. A retainer keeps your teeth in place after your braces come off. It takes almost a year for the periodontal ligaments to solidify into their new positions after your braces are removed. Once your dentist has finished straightening your teeth, the retention phase of your treatment will begin. During this phase… Read More »

Headgear vs Herbst Appliance to Correct Overbites

Your orthodontist prescribed you headgear for your dental condition but you don’t want to wear unattractive, uncomfortable, and actually embarrassing orthodontic headgear. Although headgear, firstly introduced in the 1800s, is still used by the majority of orthodontists to treat overbites. But the good news is that now you have more options in addition to head gears to treat… Read More »

Braces: Pink, Purple, Black, Blue! What colors look best?

Wondering black, blue, pink, light pink, purple! What braces colors combination look best? Well, braces are something that no one happily wears, people often bear braces to get a perfect smile or bite. Braces usually involve many parts depending upon the individual case but some parts of braces that everyone must have who go for braces, include the… Read More »

Veneers vs Crowns: Cost and Durability

Veneers as well as crown, both have been used as popular intermediate to long-term restorations respectively for several decades. They are used to enhance your smile. Once you achieved your beautiful smile, no one cares that which one you have had, important is just that you look great and feel confident. Dental porcelains are used to create replicas… Read More »

Porcelain Veneers Cost and Procedure

Porcelain veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic. They are like a miracle. They are attached to the front surfaces of teeth for an immediate smile transformation. If you don’t feel good due to yellowish appearance of your teeth or even if you have gapped teeth then you don’t need to wait long and face painful experience of… Read More »

Palate Expander Cost, Time and Side Effects

People first think about braces when they think about orthodontics. However, there are further orthodontic treatments generally used to improve the look, smile or the arrangement of the teeth. One of these treatments is a palatal expander. In past few years, there has been a great advancement in orthodontics from extracting teeth to expanding the arches when there… Read More »

Space Maintainers Types used in Pediatric Dentistry

A space maintainer is an appliance like other dental appliances such as braces, headgear and many others. It has its own purpose, always custom made by a dentist or orthodontic. The material used in its preparation is acrylic or metal .It can be of both types i.e. either removable or cemented in a child’s mouth. The main purpose… Read More »

Invisalign vs Braces: Cost and Benefits

Both braces and Invisalign were designed to straighten teeth that leads towards good oral health as well as improve your smile. Invisalign did hit the market in 2000, so this treatment does not yet have the same history as braces. Although braces are there for a long time but Invisalign becomes the most preferred choice of the patients.… Read More »