Invisalign in the Philippines

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Invisalign is a major breakthrough in orthodontic treatment. This modern and wireless alternative to conventional braces is an effective way to get straighter teeth. But you’re probably wondering: what is the price of Invisalign in the Philippines? Invisalign can cost between P250,000 to P300,000 in the Philippines. Because of the technology required for this treatment and because your series of …

When’s the right time to screen my kids for their orthodontic needs?

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Taking care of your children’s dental needs and teaching them about the importance of oral hygiene are among your many concerns as a parent. Each child’s mouth is unique. You’re probably wondering—would my kids need braces or aligners? When should you screen them for orthodontic needs? How young should they be? First, it’s important that you begin your child’s dental …

How can you convince your friend to go to the dentist?

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In an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim Kardashian convinced NBA player Lamar Odom, who was then her brother-in-law, to finally go to the dentist. His teeth were aching, it had been six to seven years since his last visit, and yet he still needed to be persuaded. “He is so afraid to even get a checkup or …

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Who is a candidate for Invisalign?

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Invisalign is a modern and wireless alternative to conventional braces. This breakthrough in orthodontia uses a series of custom-made clear trays, also known as aligners, to exert pressure on teeth and move them to the proper position. Invisalign works for different kinds of cases—from simple straightening to bigger fixes. But who is a candidate for Invisalign? How would you know …

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Dental braces for adults? Here are your options

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It’s a sad truth that few people are born blessed with perfectly straight teeth. Most of us have to contend with crooked teeth, crowding, uneven smiles and misaligned bites. But there’s an answer: dental braces for adults. Thanks to orthodontics, these issues can be fixed. By placing pressure on the teeth to get them to gently  move to the right …

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What to expect during your first dental implant procedure

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Going for your first dental implant? Don’t be nervous. Let us take you through the steps. Here’s what to expect during your first dental implant procedure.  But first, what is dental implant surgery? Dental implant surgery is the replacement of damaged or missing teeth with artificial ones that use metal screw-like posts that function as tooth roots. They are the …

Clear aligners: effective, invisible and removable

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Patients seeking a straighter smile have more options now, thanks to breakthroughs in orthodontics.  Clear aligners are an effective, invisible and removable alternative to braces.  Just like traditional braces, they are designed to straighten teeth by moving them a little at a time. The result will be a better smile and a healthier bite. But unlike braces that require the …

Teeth whitening fact and fiction: Dr. Chrissie sets the record straight

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BrightSmile Avenue’s Dr. Chrissie dispels myths about teeth whitening to give you a better way of understanding the best way to get that brighter smile. Myth #1: Teeth whitening will damage your tooth enamel. Wrong. At least not when done right. “This is why getting your teeth whitened by dental professionals is important,” said Dr. Chrissie. Misapplying at-home products can …

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How does the Invisalign process work?

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Invisalign differs from traditional orthodontics in that it uses clear plastic aligners to move teeth. This is instead of the usual brackets and wires that other orthodontics use. The clear plastic is difficult to see at a distance. Because of this, the system is very discrete.  How do Invisalign trays move your teeth?  Each set of aligners, or “trays”, is …

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Composite or porcelain veneers—which should you choose?

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Veneers, whether made of composite or porcelain, do the same thing: they are used to cover the flaws of the teeth. They can improve the shape, color and overall appearance of teeth. Veneers are thin laminate shells used to fix chipped teeth, stained teeth, misaligned ones and they can also be used to close gaps between teeth.  But there are …