Posts made in October, 2012

Invisalign vs. Braces – Which is the better option?

Posted on Oct 25, 2012

The end result for both is the same – straight, aligned teeth. The question is, which one will work better for your budget, lifestyle and personal preferences. Today we match up the new Invisalign vs. Braces which are the more traditional ceramic or metal accessories for the mouth. While both have their advantages and disadvantages, we will try to present information that will help the patient decide on what type of dental alignment procedure they prefer.

First off, Invisalign makes use of a more modern way to align the teeth. It features a series of custom-made aligners that’s clear and barely noticeable when installed over the teeth. Once you start wearing Invisalign, the teeth will begin to shift and realign. Compared to the traditional installation of metal braces, Invisalign is much simpler and easier for the patient. Additionally, it is also aesthetically more pleasing to look at since they are barely noticeable. However, Invisalign may not be suitable for deep bite problems, severe teeth misalignment or other types of malocclusions. To get the best results for most situations, metal braces have much more impact and control. In this Invisalign vs. braces debate, it’s all about what works better for your needs. The dentists at HGS Ortho will be able provide one-on-one consultations and help make recommendations for you on the best course of action to take in these situations.

Your budget may also be a factor. While there are some instances when Invisalign are priced the same as metal braces, it is more likely that Invisalign may cost slightly more than the traditional kind. However, Invisalign does offer a more convenient and less intrusive means of straightening teeth unlike metal braces which will require regular tightening which may cause discomfort in your mouth. Another Invisalign vs. braces issue is the fact that you can remove the Invisalign aligners anytime you want. It could lessen the effectiveness of the treatment if you keep removing them.

Remember that while there are many things to consider before deciding on Invisalign vs. braces, make sure to always include your dentist and take their recommendation seriously. There are the ones who know what’s best for your oral health after all. If you’re still unsure on what’s the best option for your teeth, do visit HGS Ortho today to that they will be able to discuss with you the most logical step to take for your teeth alignment.

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Braces for a Winning and Healthy Smile

Posted on Oct 18, 2012

Everyone knows that an attractive smile is irresistible. Having a beautiful, straight smile helps in boosting your self-confidence, and improving your social skills. Unfortunately, not all teeth are the same and it is a known fact that not all people are born with perfect teeth.  Most people generally have to deal with crooked or misaligned teeth, and having braces as a teenager or an adult means that crooked teeth don’t have to be a problem anymore!

But there are certainly more benefits to having braces than just mere aesthetics.

Many dentists agree that straighter teeth are much easier to clean, and give you better oral health care. Having braces on teeth can help prevent tooth decay since you’re teeth are now much easier to clean. Many patients can surely enjoy the benefits of having braces. Nowadays, braces have become more than just a rite of passage for teenagers.

Having braces could also prevent such dental problems and diseases, such as TMJ. Another one of the benefits of braces is that it could give teeth a much better bite pattern. Experts also believe that braces can help with chewing. Straight teeth are also less prone to gum disease and cavities, since these now can be cleaned and flossed with utmost care.

Having braces can help give you a smile you might never have thought possible and give you a lot to smile about! Contact HGS Ortho today if you are interested in having braces or if you would like to book an appointment/consultation with our orthodontists.

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The Benefits of Wearing Braces

Posted on Oct 11, 2012

These days, people are becoming more aware about the benefits of braces. In fact, braces have become incredibly popular — even some A-list celebrities have been seen to wear braces and forward the idea that braces are essential for healthy teeth and gums.

What are some of the benefits of braces? Braces can give you straight teeth, and straight teeth are easy to clean and keep healthy, helping you lower your chances of gum disease, which has been shown to lead to such health problems such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease

Another great benefit of braces is that you can avoid having crooked teeth and the issues crooked teeth can cause, such as problems with chewing or speaking. Additionally, crooked teeth can also be prone to repeated toothaches and joint disorders, such as lockjaw.

Of course, no one can deny that one of the greatest benefits of braces is that it boosts one’s self-confidence. There is nothing more beautiful or powerful than a beautiful, straight, healthy smile.

If you’re considering orthodontic treatment, contact HGS Ortho for an appointment as soon as it is convenient for you.

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October is National Orthodontic Health Month!

Posted on Oct 4, 2012

Did you know that  October is National Orthodontic Health Month? If you’re considering orthodontic treatment at HGS Ortho, your Richmond orthodontist or your Port Coquitlam orthodontist, we hope you explore our website, view our amazing before-and-after transformations and learn about how our services and customized orthodontic treatment plans can help you get the smile of your dreams.

If you have braces, please remember to clean your teeth as instructed by your orthodontist at HGS Ortho and avoid foods that could damage your braces such nuts, caramel candies, popcorn, sticky candy such as jelly beans and licorice. If you do experience any problems with your orthodontic appliances, please contact your Richmond orthodontist or your Port Coquitlam orthodontist as soon as possible and we’ll help you get your smile back on track.

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