Posts Tagged ‘braces’

Invisalign Offers Alternative to Metal Dental Braces

April 29th, 2010 No comments

Kids and adults alike often are treated with dental braces to correct misaligned teeth. The options for such treatment have increased dramatically in recent years, including some that avoid the uncomfortable metal braces common in the past. One such recent development is the Invisalign dental aligner. It is a plastic device that sits inside the mouth to reposition the teeth. As it has no metal parts, people with allergies to metals and alloys including stainless steel, nickel, and chromium may find this a major advantage. While it is not suitable for all tooth alignment problems, it is suitable for many patients. Invisalign has distinct advantages in the areas of comfort and appearance over conventional braces. Its removable design ensures that dental hygiene will not be impeded. As braces typically are worn for a year or more and often interfere with flossing and other dental care, this is a major advantage. After all, who wants to spend thousand of dollars on braces only to get cavities as a result?

Invisalign – A Seamless Fit For Your Lifestyle and Your Teeth

Conventional vs. Invisalign braces

The Invisalign dental aligner is one of the newest and most innovative products on the dental market today. The Invisalign aligner is essentially a plastic retainer that is shaped to guide the movement of one’s teeth into the correct position. Many patients today are now opting for Invisalign instead of metal braces, which have been common in the past.

The Invisalign treatment is the same as metal braces, in that it slowly, over time, aligns the teeth into their desired positions. Patients will receive more than one Invisalign aligner in this process so that the teeth are moved in stages. This allows for the best success in tooth alignment.
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Toxic Dentistry: How Fillings and Braces Can Harm Your Health

December 15th, 2009 6 comments

Dental treatments such as amalgam fillings and braces can induce toxic reactions in the human body. Mercury, a metal that is toxic to human and animal life even in small quantities, is the primary ingredient in dental amalgams, comprising about half of the content of the fillings. While amalgams are likely the biggest toxic metal risk you can find in dental care, metal allergies to components of stainless steel, particularly nickel, also cause some people to become ill. It’s important to avoid the use of dental amalgams and to be aware of the possible symptoms and sources of metal toxicity from other dental procedures.

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If you are pregnant, nursing, or have children, for the safety and long-term health of your kids you must be particularly careful to avoid exposure to mercury and other toxic heavy metals. Dental amalgams account for the vast majority of mercury exposure in people who have them, estimated at two to three times the amount of mercury as all other dietary and environmental sources combined. Failure to get the dental amalgams out of your mouth and keep them from ever being put into your children’s mouths can result in your children developing a lifetime of medical problems that could have been avoided.

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