Braces can help fix these problems in a number of ways. The changes are subtle, and take place over time during the treatment. Many people don’t realise they have a problem until it’s gone for good! Here are some conditions your orthodontist can help with.
This is where the lower jaw and teeth protrude out before the upper jaw, creating a ‘moon’ shape that can look unnatural. Correction by the orthodontist will soften the look of the jaw, which can appear quite square before treatment.
Our upper teeth are meant to be a little further forward, but when the gap exceeds one or two millimetres it can become an issue. The chin is pushed back, and the face can appear short and round. Braces reduce the overbite, defining the jaw and making the face physically longer. In adults, this often helps the face look younger too.
Sometimes after tooth extraction, the cheekbones can appear sunken, creating an older-looking appearance. In these situations, an orthodontic treatment can help correct the position of the teeth and balance out the appearance of the face.
There are a few reasons why teeth can grow in the wrong way, whether they are crooked, overlapping, or just in the wrong place. Braces correct this uneven spacing and change direction where needed, making cheekbones more prominent and creating a more symmetrical look.
While it used to be that metal braces were the only option, nowadays there are plenty of options to suit all lifestyles. Ceramic Braces, Lingual Braces (completely hidden) and Invisalign are all popular alternatives.
Ultimately, a straight set of teeth will not only work wonders for your confidence, but also improve your oral health. Be sure to see the orthodontist for more information on how they can help you.
By: Dr. Rutsnei Schmitz, Specialist Dermatologist at Drs. Nicolas & Asp Centers
Acne is a chronic skin disease, developing from inflammation of the sebaceous glands. It affects 80% of teenagers and many adults, especially women. Acne begins when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells, and it usually appears on your face, neck, chest, shoulders, and back.
It’s ironic that we spend much of our lives keeping our children’s teeth healthy and intact, but when it comes to losing baby teeth, we’re usually anxious to get them out as quickly as possible. However, it’s best to let the process work itself out naturally. There’s a number of reasons why:
Your children’s baby teeth should start to fall out between 6-7 years, with the process finishing at around 12 years of age. If a tooth is pulled out early, it can affect the development and positioning of the adult teeth – so avoid using pieces of string, even if you are all getting frustrated.
It’s best to let your child alone with a wobbly tooth – they are likely to use their tongue to loosen it naturally over time. If you are concerned about your children’s teeth, be sure to see a pediatric dentist. If there is pain, it may be that the tooth is damaged, or it may still be attached to a nerve. Your pediatric dentist will be able to advise you whether there’s an underlying problem, and if it’s best to pull a tooth or leave it.
As ever, it’s hugely important to make sure all teeth are healthy and clean.Keep your children’s baby teeth just as well-brushed as you would the adult versions, visit the Pediatric Dentist regularly, and you’ll be giving your child habits that will help ensure great dental health throughout his or her lifetime.
A: In times of sickness or injury, the demands on family and friends can be intense. After discharge from the hospital or doctor’s care, there is often a long and stressful period at home. It’s just at these times when some extra help and support can be priceless. At Drs. Nicolas & Asp Centers we are pleased to offer professional Home Care services in Dubai.
A: We offer a range of Home Care services in Dubai, including doctors, nurses, and physiotherapists. It may be that an elderly relative has had a fall, perhaps a child has gone through an illness, a mother has a newborn, or an adult in the family has been in an accident. Whatever your situation, our qualified team can help.
Our staff are able to offer basic nursing assistance, palliative care, nursing for chronic conditions, and for disabilities. We are also able to help with the ‘hospital to home’ journey, and doctor’s visits.
We offer care services for nursery and school-age children, as well as cases of premature birth, postnatal care, or special needs. Our Home Care services can be fully personalised to suit you.
Geriatric conditions such as dementia and stroke recovery require special assistance and training. Our healthcare professionals pay special attention to the challenges of daily living for elderly patients, including hygiene, personal care, diet, and medication management.
Specialist physiotherapy and rehabilitation services are available to help reduce pain, improve comfort, and continue any recommended programmes from your hospital or doctor.
Every member of our team is registered and fully trained to offer the best care at home.
For more information please contact us on 04 557 8112.
Interview with Dr. Pavel Lapardin, Consultant Prosthodontist at Drs. Nicolas and Asp Centers.
Not even one missing tooth should keep you from smiling! The good news is that nowadays, replacing missing teeth is not as challenging as before. Dentists are offering different treatment options for replacing missing teeth depending on the patient’s physical and medical condition, their oral health environment and more specifically, the site of tooth/teeth replacement (hard and soft tissues, status of adjacent teeth if any). The most common treatment nowadays is a dental implant.
Dental implants are artificial “dental roots” that have integrated into the jawbone to anchor natural looking replacement teeth providing a solution to improve the appearance as well as chewing/eating functionality of the patient. In certain situations, a single dental implant with a crown helps to protect the healthy adjacent teeth surrounding the missing tooth site, as they will not be biologically damaged to fit a bridge. When a single tooth is lost and adequate bone structure remains, a single implant and crown are the restorations of choice as opposed to a bridge or a removable denture.
Dental implants will allow you to confidently eat, smile, laugh, talk, play and enjoy all your regular activities of everyday life. Implants last for years as long as you maintain good oral hygiene with regular dental checks-ups.
He has graduated from the University of Rostock, Germany and is a registered member of: German Dental Association, British Dental Association, German Association of Implantology, International Team of Implantology and European Society of Cosmetic Dentistry.
He has graduated from the University of Sydney and he is a member of multiple associations: Academy of Australian and New Zealand Prosthodontists, International College of Prosthodontists, International Team for Implantology, Australian Central Association of Dentists, Australian Dental Association, and Australian Prosthodontics Society.
He has graduated from the University of London and he is an active member of the following associations: · British Dental Association, General Dental Council and The Dental Defense Union and Society for the Advancement of Anesthesia in Dentistry.
He has graduated from Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Santa Casa de São Paulo and is a fellow of the Brazilian Dermatology Society and a member of the American Academy of Dermatology.
She has graduated from Manchester University and is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners.