In orthopedics the treatment is achieved with the use of apparatus
Orthopedics is part of dentistry where the treatments can be done with removable or fixed apparatus. The ideal age to start is between 8 and 10 years old, but it can be done since age 3 eliminating habits, like sucking your finger, sucking your lip or tongue, mouth breather.
Unlike orthodontics, where brackets, arches and elastics are used as part of the treatment, in orthopedics the treatment is achieved with the use of a dental device.
With the use of retainers, dental and skeletal movements can be attained, which means problems that are related to the size and form of upper and lower teeth can be corrected this way altering the patience profile in a positive way. Usually brackets are used when finishing orthopedics.
Orthodontics is the use of brackets that are attached to the teeth and later an arch can be placed, which will achieve dental movements.
The brackets can be metallic, ceramic or porcelain. The elastics can be transparent or different colors. They are usually placed from age 16, although it can be from age 12. photos
The Invisalign treatment consists of the patient begin fitted with a customized plastic aligner that moves and shifts one’s teeth back into position without the need of wires.
Unlike traditional braces, the Invisalign treatment provides much faster results, are more visually appealing, since they are virtually undetectable, and they do not cause any discomfort while eating or cleaning teeth.
It’s the dentist duty to remove dental cavities when one exists on a tooth. If the cavity already invaded the dental nerve, the dentist will also get to the nerve one he removes it.
Faced with this situation there are only two options, tooth extraction, that is remove it along with its root, or the root canal.
Root canal means to remove the tooth’s nerves, clean the canals where they were and finish it filling them with medicine. This process can be done the traditional way or with a biological protocol.
It is important to know that once you finish with the root canal, a post has to be made, either metallic or ceramic, and finish rehabilitating the tooth with a crown.
Having beautiful, white, cosmetic teeth is very important for oral health, self-esteem and overall appearance, especially if we are talking about upper and lower front teeth.
People whose teeth are stained, mottled, cracked or crooked can develop the habit of hiding their denture, covering their mouth with their hand as they speak, learn how to smile without showing their teeth or even drop into depression. In the past these types of problems could only be corrected with full crowns or orthodontic treatment. But now we have the advantage of doing dental Veneers or Lumineers.
“… with the use of digital X Ray we are able to reduce the amount of radiation by 80%
The use of X Ray in dentistry is routine and, in certain cases, indispensable.
Even though the amount of radiation used in dentistry is minimal, with the use of digital X Ray we can reduce the amount of radiation by 80%. Read more
1 out of 2 Americans has periodontal disease
Periodontics refers to the illnesses that take place “around” the tooth that is, the gum, the bone and the ligament. These illnesses are known as gingivitis, periodontitis or periodontal disease and in most cases do not produce pain.
Periodontal disease is so aggressive that compromises the immune system 24 hours a day. Even though it is very frequent a lot of dentists are unaware that it must be treated before starting other treatments, like crowns or implants. In cases, where it is known that the patient is diagnosed with diabetes, hypertension, circulatory or heart problems, it must be considered as a priority.
The key for controlling this illness is when the patient is more proactive with his dental hygiene at home. This is achieved with education on our behalf with the appropriate care of your mouth promoting the health area with natural remedies and products, and choosing the right vitamins and nutritional supplements as well as their quality.
… it is preferable that the maxillofacial surgeon performs the surgical procedure
It is preferable that oral surgeries are performed by the maxillofacial surgeon.
We are trained to do routine or not complicated dental extractions, but we also know how to recognize our limits in our capacities and judge when it is preferable that the maxillofacial surgeon performs the surgical procedure.
This way the procedure is faster and the healing and post operatory is better.
We offer intravenous sedation done by an anesthesiologist medical specialist. Unlike general anesthesia, with sedation the patient enters a semi-sleep state or unconscious with the ability to respond when he is spoken to.
Local dental anesthesia is also used. It has an additional cost and it depends on the age and state of health of the patient.
… it is the closest you can get to replacing the lost natural tooth.
When someone loses a tooth, whatever the reason, he only has 3 options and the implant is one of them, followed by the fixed bridge and the removable bridge, without any order of importance.
With the implant you have the advantage that the teeth adjacent to the space aren’t reduced, it is something permanent not removable, esthetic and it is the closest you can get to replacing the loss of the natural tooth.
… obtain whiter tones in your teeth.
With teeth whitening you can eliminate stains, pigmentations and attain whiter tones in your teeth.
It is common to whiten only the 6 frontal upper teeth, in other words, from canine to canine. It is important to know that if there are resins or crowns in one of these teeth, these will not be whitened.
The easiest way to understand what biological dentistry is when you comprehend that the mouth is part of the body and that any treatment performed on it impacts the patient’s health.
The teeth are organs, the same as your heart and your liver, and every time we do a treatment on them, we are aware of the impression it can make on other areas of your body or of your health. That is why we work with biocompatible materials and with a holistic approach relying on natural remedies, vitamins and herbal therapy, oxygen—ozone therapy and, when necessary, on alternative and homeopathic doctors.
Each one of our teeth represents a part of our being.
With these studies we can understand the dynamic there is between our teeth and other parts of our bodies.
The teeth are present since the first months of life and sometimes, since birth. In these organs, lessons learned, experiences and emotions are recorded that we acquire while we grow and develop. Each one of our teeth represents a part of our self.
We understand that the mouth cannot be treated as a separate part of the body. On the contrary, it forms an essential part of it. One cannot be healthy without taking care of their oral condition.
The oral treatments that we offer and perform are done with this in mind and have the finality to heal the whole body, not just the mouth.
Ozone has been used in medicine since long ago and dentistry is not an exception. It is useful for treating gingivitis, periodontitis, healing after an extraction or dental surgery, root canals and infections.
It is an oxygenator, revitalizer and antioxidant. It is available in gas, ozonized olive oil and ozonized water.
It is important to know that, in dentistry as well as in medicine, each time that we talk about ozone therapy we are really referring to oxygen-ozone therapy (more than 99.98% is oxygen .02% is ozone) but for practical reasons we refer to it simply as ozone therapy.