Tag: Self Esteem

FAKE BRACES VS REAL BRACES! :DR.DEBBIE

FAKE BRACES VS REAL BRACES! :DR.DEBBIE

        Hello everyone! Let me introduce you to one of my patients, Mr.Rad, who came to visit me at KPF last week and requested for removal of ‘fake braces’. He complained of general teeth sensitivity and there are no improvements on his teeth condition even…

Straighter Teeth with Invisalign – Dr. Shanaz

Straighter Teeth with Invisalign – Dr. Shanaz

I must admit, out of all the cases and treatments I do in KPF, Invisalign and Orthodontics (Braces) are my most favourite of them all. Out of the many reasons why, I’ll be a listing a few that encourages me to do more: It’s a…

Are Retainers after Braces very important? – Dr. Shanaz

Are Retainers after Braces very important? – Dr. Shanaz

Have you had braces when you were younger and everything was perfect after removing them? Did your doctor prescribe you a retainer or placed a fixed bonded retainer at the back of your teeth?

If you answered YES to both of those questions, did you continuously wear your retainers every single day?

Most patients would be hesitant to answer this. Or usually would end up sniggering and shamefully admitting that they either lost their retainer or gave up on wearing it because they assumed they didn’t need it anymore.

Starting orthodontics on your teeth is like getting into a long term relationship. The journey starts with an interest, then braces, and after reaching the desired outcome, retainers are needed to solidify the result of this relationship. And like a relationship with your partner, the action of getting married further fortifies your commitment and devotion to one another. Which means, in terms of your teeth… to continuously have good straight teeth, you’ll need to end up marrying your retainers. And wearthem for life!

The function of retainers is to retain the current alignment of your teeth at the desired position. As you would continuously use your teeth to eat, forces are generated through chewing. To ensure that these forces don’t result in moving your teeth more, retainers help to secure them at place!

Hopefully this would provide good insights to patients undergoing braces currently. Stay tuned for the next post, where I deal with post braces cases where retainers were not used or lost. – Dr. Shanaz

Invisalign, for a better smile – Dr. Shanaz

Invisalign, for a better smile – Dr. Shanaz

Moving teeth with plastic. Sounds impossible doesn’t it? But with the advancement of technology, years of research and development, and pure persistence, Invisalign allows us to have straighter teeth without the need for brackets, metal and wires! Check out the transformation below. Also note, I…

Invisalign – quick, fast, easy – Dr. Shanaz

Invisalign – quick, fast, easy – Dr. Shanaz

Orthodontics come in many forms, but what I most enjoy doing is definitely Invisalign. Invisalign, a system of clear aligners allow my patients to achieve their best smile in the quickest, least painful and cleanest way possible without involving multiple monthly visits to the dentist.…