Having a bright and straight smile is something that everybody desires. To achieve that, people can choose between plenty of treatments. Years ago, the chosen treatment was the traditional braces (metal or ceramic. However, nowadays, invisible aligners are gaining more and more popularity as it works on your teeth while nobody sees them.
Transparent aligners are a favourite treatment choice for busy businessmen or any patient that does not wish to show metal when smiling.
How can a person tell if they require teeth straightening?
Orthodontic treatments can solve multiple mouth issues. Our Specialist Orthodontist,
Dr. Sabrina Porto recommends teeth alignment and bite correct in cases such as:
Missing teeth, extra teeth, teeth spaces & gaps
Irregular bite: malocclusions. If you do not address malocclusions, those could lead to problems later, including enamel wear, tooth decay, gum recession and chewing and speaking issues.
At what age is it recommended to get the process done?
The American Association of Orthodontists & ConfiDent Clinic recommends scheduling a child's first orthodontist visit by age seven or at the first visible sign of malocclusion.
Your child's teeth and jaw are still developing at this age, making some orthodontic issues — such as underbites or very crowded teeth — easier to address. Still, many orthodontic problems are best treated after all the permanent teeth have come in.
Adults can have orthodontic treatment started at any age. Yay!!
What is the aftercare required, after the process is done?
Aligning our teeth and bites is only half the project.
The remaining half is keeping them stable in the newly achieved position. That’s where dental retainers are recommended, fabricated and installed. ConfiDent Dental Clinic has its own laboratory where retainers are fabricated within 24 hours.
Can teeth revert back to what they were before and if so, what are the prevention methods?
Teeth alignment is an investment and a time-consuming project.
Keeping great results in place is in everyone’s interests. Not wearing a retainer or ignoring the damage of a fixed retainer will undo the alignment results. The sooner your broken retainer is repaired/ replaced, the sooner your teeth will thank you.
We know Dubai residents have a busy lifestyle! Visiting your Orthodontist in Palm Jumeirah is now even easier: request our complimentary chauffeur service when booking an appointment.
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About ConfiDent ® Palm Dental Clinic.
State-of-the-art restorative and cosmetic dental practice awarded Leading Implant Center in GCC and the Middle East.
Our premium class practice uses sophisticated and precision-engineered German-made technology that helps us to perform all treatments at the highest level.
ConfiDent® Dental Surgery Clinic is located right in the center of the Palm Jumeirah, inside the Golden Mile Galleria Mall, building 8 on the mezzanine floor.