Thursday, 14 November 2019

How long does it take to straighten your teeth withn clear aligners ?

It depends, would be the honest answer, as every person is different. However, twelve months is about average.

Clear Aligners

We all know what tooth braces are; ugly, metallic things, that make life hideous for the wearer. But, it need not be so, as more and more people are having success with clear orthodontic devices called "aligners." What is the difference? Braces use metal brackets that are interconnected with wires that gently push teeth in a particular direction. Aligners, however, are a series of tight-fitting mouth pieces that slip over the teeth. Many of them are custom fitted and as they are clear they are often called Invisible Aligners.

They however are not for everyone. Special care must be taken with children as both their bone structure and teeth are changing. Best to consult with a specialist. They are commonly used on patients with mild to moderately crowded teeth or minor spacing issues. Severe spacing problems may need complex and more specialised treatment.

How does it work?

After a thorough examination, the orthodontist will make a plan to correct the patient's bite by actually moving the teeth. For this the patient will be, over period of time, fitted with clear aligners, that will move the teeth. They are made of clear plastic, that fit tightly over the teeth and can be removed by the patient for eating and brushing.

Clear Aligners

How long will it take?

This depends on how much the teeth need to be moved or are crooked; how much off the bite is. It usually takes 10 to 24 months, depending on the patient. However, as they are not as precise as metal braces, small adjustments over a period of time may be necessary.

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Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Treatment for snoring

If you snore, do not worry, nearly half of all adults snore frequently. Snoring occurs when air flows through your throat when you breathe in your sleep. This causes the relaxed tissues in your throat to vibrate and cause harsh, irritating snoring sound.


What are some of the common reasons for snoring?

1.    Excess Body weight
2.    Consumption of alcohol
3.    Certain sleep aides or sedatives
4.    Obstructive sleep apnea

Can the dentist really help in solving the problem of snoring?

Most cases of snoring are caused due to an improper arrangement of the jaw which prevents easy and normal breathing. A lack of proper expansion in the mouth is a common cause for the same. The Maxillary Skeletal expansion device or MSE, as the name suggests is a device that expands your mouth and ensures that there’s enough room for breathing and for your tongue, this dramatically reduces the tendency to snore. An MSE appliance is extremely effective and it eliminates the need for complicated surgeries and a long list of medication. Instead a simple appliance placed in your mouth does the trick.

So, if you or anyone you know is plagued by snoring, get in touch and we will see how we can help
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Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Regain your Perfect Smile with Invisible Braces.

What does smile represent?

A Smile represents happiness and our ability to contend with      whatever the world throws at you. We are living in the age of the internet where body    shaming and similar abuse has become a common norm. People need to smile every     now and then. We often need to remember the phrase, "a smile can go a long way" and     it sure does leave a lasting impact on a person. No one is born perfect. Everyone has     problems and imperfections of their own. As the most "intelligent" being on the planet,     the intelligent thing we could do is help the needy.!

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So how can you regain your smile? How can you smile with confidence? Since the     beginning of the 21st century we have seen a drastic boom in science and technology.     The health care system has also flourished immensely. One such big change is in the     field of Dentistry. Doctors and scientists keep on working hard to develop solutions     for the unfortunate and the accomplishments are revolutionary. From braces and     aligners to! invisalign and Invisible braces the technology is rapidly expanding.!     So how do Invisible braces, the latest technology in the field of orthodontics work?     With the constantly changing beauty notions, people have experienced several     backlashes and hate for their so-called "imperfections". "Metal mouth" and all other     derogatory names are used to defame people with crooked teeth. That's were invisible     braces shines. This modern marvel is ideal for people who are conscious about their     appearance or have metal allergies and such things. It works just like the typical     conventional braces but better.

What are the advantages of using invisible braces?

First of all, you don't have to worry about metal allergies and has a better aesthetic appeal     to it. You don't have to worry about gum problems or oral hygiene. Reduced irritation     and much better efficiency are other plus points of using Invisible braces. 

So what does that all say? Invisible braces provide you with options to regain your perfect smile. You don't have to be ashamed about your appearance anymore. Wear a smile wherever you go.!

At SMILE ARCHITECT INVISIBLE BRACES CENTER our staffs and specialist strives to provide you with the best dental care treatments.

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Saturday, 29 September 2018

Have a sound sleep without sleeping disturbance

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder distinguished by repeated interruptions in breathing throughout the sleep. The interruption is called apnea which is caused by the soft tissue collapse in the airway that prevents oxygen from reaching the lungs. As sleep apnea disturbs the entire sleep cycle, it will directly impact on the health, mental performance, energy. Sleep apnea becomes fatal if left untreated.


The common symptoms of sleep apnea

  • Snoring is the prime symptoms associated with choking or gasping sounds
  • Night sweats
  • Tiredness
  • Depression
  • Morning headaches
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Frequent urination at night
  • Loss of energy


Types of sleep apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA): It is the most common sleep apnea type. In OSA, air flow is stopped into the lungs due to a blockage in the upper airway i.e. in the throat or nose.

Central apnea: It is a less common type. In this case, though the airway is open, air flow is stopped into the lung because no effort was made to breathe. As the signal between the brain and the body is affected, the breathing stops. People with CSA will not often snore, so the condition is unnoticed.

Mixed apnea: This is a mixture of both obstructive sleep apnea and central apnea conditions.

When the body does not receive adequate oxygen, it leads to serious health complications such as stroke, high blood pressure, depression, heart disease, Diabetes & pre-diabetes.

Nocturnal polysomnography: It is a sleep study used to diagnose sleep disorders. Polysomnography records brain waves, oxygen levels in the blood, breathing and heart rate. Even leg and eye movements are watched during the test.


Treatments for sleep apnea

DNA Appliance: It is an alternative to the conventional fixed orthodontic appliance. This removable appliance is worn both by adults and children at the day and night time. The DNA appliance is natural, pain-free, helps in correcting and aligning the teeth. It improves the upper airway with no surgery, drugs.

nCPAP: The collapsed airway is expanded by pumping air into the nose with Nasal continuous positive airway pumps. It is simple and effective in curing sleep disorders.

Dr. Girish P V from Smile Architect, Bangalore is a leading orthodontist who provides excellent sleep disorder treatment in India.
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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Make your teeth more beautiful and comfortable with Invisalign

In the modern medical world, everything has got a better alternative. In case of dentistry, traditional braces are completely ruled out by Invisalign/clear braces. The wearing style of Invisalign does not showcase that a person wears such an item. It perfectly matches the originality. In the Invisalign, a series of strong, clear aligner trays are used over the teeth. These trays are customized using a computer-aided design and until the bite is corrected the trays are modified. Though both traditional and Invisalign braces bring out the same functionality for a variety of dental issues such as overbite, crowding, spacing, Invisalign covers many advantages over traditional metal braces.

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Why is Invisalign better than traditional braces?

By appearance, it fits with adults. Metal or traditional braces may be discomfort and project your appearance unattractive. Invisalign clear braces are totally undetectable and do not draw unnecessary attention to orthodontic treatment.

Keeping brackets and wires, maintaining oral hygiene is a great difficulty. Food particles deposit in the hidden areas and cause unnecessary decay whereas Invisalign is removable, convenient with a healthy solution.

Generally, traditional braces take more time to straighten the teeth whereas Invisalign clear braces take up to 18 months for teeth straightening without hurting gums, cheeks, and muscles.

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Invisalign braces are completely computerized and created with a non-metal item. So, it sits comfortably in the mouth. As it is easily removable and manageable, Invisalign can be easily handled without any hassle.

Traditional braces cause tooth discoloration and often breakage. It does not withstand difficulties while eating.

The advantages of Invisalign are many such as easily removable, facilitates brushing, flossing, prevents periodontal disease, maintains oral hygiene, eat anything without the fear of breakage, clear and invisible, smooth with comfortable plastic, no sharp metal is used. So, it does not irritate the oral cavity. This revolutionizing teeth straightening option is universally accepted.

Why meet Smile Architect Invisible Braces?

Dr. Girish PV from Smile Architect Invisible braces centre offers an impeccable and professional Invisible braces treatment in Bangalore. Invisalign cost in Bangalore is quite affordable and trustworthy with the Smile Architect Invisible braces centre.

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Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Professional Teeth Whitening Procedure

Tooth whitening is a simple and effective process of lightening the natural colour of your teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. As Teeth Whitening can greatly improve how your teeth look, it is the most popular cosmetic dental procedures. Most dentists perform tooth whitening procedure.

What Causes Teeth Stains or discoloration

  • Smoking habits
  • Food and drinks such as tea, coffee, red wine etc'Calculus' or tartar can also affect your teeth color
  • Medications
  • Age
  • Not taking good care of your teeth

Treatment procedure for Teeth Whitening

There is a wide range of treatment options for Teeth Whitening. From home (tray) based teeth whitening to Advanced Power Teeth Whitening and internal teeth whitening, there are a variety of choices. Teeth Whitening procedure can be chosen accordingly to the condition of your teeth, as how much the teeth are stained.
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Maintenance after Teeth Whitening procedure

There are some chances for the teeth to get stained even after Teeth Whitening procedure. Proper care and protection have to be given in order to maintain that white smile forever. Some of the ways to maintain your whitened smile are,
  • Brush or rinse mouth immediately after eating and drinking
  • Chewing gum
  • Floss to remove plaque
  • Use whitening toothpaste once or twice a week to avoid surface stains
  • Use a straw while drinking harsh beverages
  • Do touch up treatments
Smile Architect Invisible Braces Center with Dr. Girish P V, offers excellent and professional teeth whitening in Bangalore at affordable cost. Dr. Girish Was recently awarded the Silver preferred provider certificate for doing highest number of cases till date in South India.
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Monday, 15 January 2018

Refrain From Migraine And Snoring - TMJ Treatment

The Temporomandibular Joint connects the jaw to the skull. When this joint is damaged or injured, it will lead to pain and uneasiness. This TMJ joint only helps to chew, yawn, talk, and move the jaw up and down. The temporomandibular joint distortion results in wrong breathing and inconsistent chewing. It happens because the upper and lower teeth do not occlude normally. There will be a shift in the mandibular position and the body is propelled to find a solution to this issue. The altered mandible articulates with the skull in many ways leading to a TMJ disorder. As important nerves undergo prolonged stimulation in this region, it leads to many discomforts.

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TMJ symptoms

Severe pain in the jaw joint, face, ear, neck, eye
Clicking sound of the jaw
Ear pain or cracking sounds in the ear
Headaches, migraines
Stiff jaw or neck muscles
Muscle spasms in the jaw
Difficulty in chewing
Dizziness or vertigo

Causes of TMJ

Excessive gum chewing
Teeth grinding
Arthritis and other musculoskeletal disorders
Orthodontic braces
Anxiety or stress

TMJ Treatment

TMJ disorder is treated in two phases

Phase I: Splint therapy: A TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation), an ultra-low frequency machine used to relax facial muscles. A highly sophisticated tracking device helps to determine the actual position of the mandible. To fill out the space between the teeth, a lower splint is constructed.

Phase II: After six months, the splint is removed and with the help of orthodontic therapy space is closed permanently.

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Dr. Rajesh Raveendranath is the TMJ Consultant at the Smile Architect Invisible Braces Center in Bangalore. He is one of the few NMD surgeons practicing in India. This TMJ specialist in Bangalore treated several TMD cases successfully with the help of ROSAT, a Trademarked appliance to treat the temporomandibular disorder.

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