26 Mar What treatments includes dental aesthetics?
Dental aesthetics is the dental discipline responsible for treating all those alterations, pathologies or dysmorphisms of the mouth of each patient.
Nowadays, we can see that the fact of having a beautiful smile ends up being a synonym of social welfare and health.
Some treatments such as orthodontics, veneers or whitening treatments are the most demanded by patients.
MAIN AESTHETIC TREATMENTS
1. DENTAL WHITENING:
It is one of the most common treatments and demanded by those who seek to improve their smile. There are different methodologies, but the most common treatment is one that uses carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide.
Anyway, if you are considering doing some treatment to improve the aesthetics of your mouth, we recommend that you advise by a specialist and so this recommends the best solution for your situation.
Although it is possible that we easily associate orthodontics with a purely aesthetic treatment, it is a procedure that is also used to eliminate the tension that can be caused by malformations on the muscles of chewing that can lead to headache, jaw or even ear pain. cervical spine.
Other functions of orthodontics could be:
• Reduce the appearance of caries and diseases in the gums.
• Allow the masticatory function to be developed correctly.
Types of orthodontics
There are several types of orthodontics, but today we separate it into two groups
generic: brackets and invisible orthodontics.
Brackets: it is surely the most traditional method and popularly known by most of the population. His method of placement consists of adhering the metallic pieces or ceramics to the tooth in the position and inclination previously determined by the orthodontist. In this way we can guarantee the necessary movements to align the dental pieces and fulfill the expected aesthetic function.
Invisible orthodontics: you are likely to know the invisible orthodontics. It presents the same possibilities and functionalities but the aesthetic side is added since they are totally invisible.
The dental veneers are thin sheets that are placed on the front of the teeth to improve different aspects of the smile such as the shape of the teeth, color, position, etc.
Over the years they have developed veneers of great resistance so it is much more complicated that they come off. When the treatment is well diagnosed and the application technique is correct, the loss of a veneer is very unlikely.
The existing veneers to date:
• Porcelain veneers: ideal to improve the color of the teeth, correct the shape of the teeth and close interdental spaces.
• Composite veneers: they serve to change the color of the teeth, remove stains and align slight malpositions of the teeth.
• Uncarved veneers: the main benefit is that we avoid carving the tooth for placement, so it is not necessary to use anesthesia and, therefore, does not generate any pain in the patient. On the other hand, it is a totally reversible treatment.