What can you do after orthodontic treatment?
So you have invested 2 years of your time in orthodontic treatment. Your smile has improved
dramatically but somehow you want to take it to the next level. You have looked and somehow it is nice but it is just not perfect. At then end of treatment, there are a number of options open to you so that you can take that result to the next level. In this article, we shall talk about some of the things you can do.
Tooth Whitening (Bleaching)
Tooth whitening is a very popular procedure when patients have their braces off. It is a procedure where a whitening agent is applied to your teeth to change the colour and make them look whiter.
There are two kinds of tooth whitening procedures. The home kit and the chairside tooth whitening procedure. The home kit involves the patient applying the agent himself for a period of about 3 hours everyday for a 2 week period. The chairside procedure involves a one time procedure where patients can appreciate their results immediately. Most patients prefer the chairside procedure.
These are triangular defects that occur during or after orthodontic treatment. Those black gaps are obvious and makes it look as if you have food stuck in between the teeth. What’s worse, because there really are gaps present, food really does tend to get stuck in these defects. With a special technique, a filling can be done to completely eliminate or minimise such defects.
Patients often have straight teeth after treatment but often are not happy with the shape of their teeth and even the colouration. Misshapen teeth can occur because of the pattern of tooth wear over the years and as people age, their teeth colour tends to become more yellow. Veneers, which are a thin layer of laminates which are placed on the external surface of the teeth can give patients ideally shaped teeth with the colour and hue exactly to their liking.