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Dr. Vamsi Lavu

Dentist, Chennai

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Dr. Vamsi Lavu is an experienced Dentist in R A Puram, Chennai. You can visit her at PRIMAL CARE in R A Puram, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Vamsi Lavu on Lybrate.com.

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My father remove their jaw teeth just few days ago but now there are little wound on that place. What should we do?

BDS
Dentist, Kolkata
My father remove their jaw teeth just few days ago but now there are little wound on that place. What should we do?
Dear lybrate-user, please ask your father to do mouth bathe with warm water with a pinch of salt 2-4 times daily for atleast 7 days. If not subsided ask for help to a dentist.
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I have a click sound in my left temporomandibular joint. But it's not always. It resembles a knuckle break, as it happens an once-an-hour. What could be the problem? Is it due to an erupting third molar?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
I have a click sound in my left temporomandibular joint. But it's not always. It resembles a knuckle break, as it hap...
No it's not due to erupting third molar it's the articulate disc of tmj which causes this sound avoid opening mouth wide.
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I am 18 Years old male. I have Bad Breath problem and Yellow Teeth. So I have use Many tooth paste. But no result, Also I am use Baking soda and Lemon treatment but no result. Pls give any idea.

BDS, MDS
Dentist, Jaipur
I am 18 Years old male. I have Bad Breath problem and Yellow Teeth. So I have use Many tooth paste. But no result, Al...
Get your teeth cleaned professionally by scaling and polishing. maintain oral hygiene by brushing twice a day and use mouthwash regularly.
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Choose the Braces Which Suits You!

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Vadodara
Choose the Braces Which Suits You!


Dental braces have become more common nowadays. In fact, nearly 4 million people in the United States are wearing braces at any one time, according to the Pennsylvania Dental Association. While dental braces used to be all metal, you will find many different types of braces today.

 

Discovering the Different Types of Braces

If you’re considering braces for yourself or your child, you have many options. Your orthodontist will help you make the best choice for your scenario, but here are the basics of each type.

  • Traditional metal braces are made of the stainless steel brackets and wires that inspired the term “metal mouth” years ago. Fortunately today’s metal braces are noticeably smaller. And new heat-activated arch wires move your teeth more quickly and less painfully as they respond to your body’s heat.
  • Ceramic braces mock metal braces in shape and size but they use tooth-colored or clear ceramic brackets that blend more naturally into your teeth. Some even use tooth-colored wires to keep your treatment even lower profile.

  • Lingual braces use the same metal brackets and wires used in traditional braces, but the brackets and wires are installed on the inside of your teeth to keep them hidden.

  • Invisalign consists of a series of customized, clear BPA-free plastic tray aligners that are removable and typically replaced every 2 weeks to keep your teeth moving in the desired direction.

Other braces may involve the use of nickel-titanium or copper-titanium for the wires and brackets. These metals may last longer and require fewer adjustments than stainless steel wires.

Most dental braces also involve the use of tiny rubber bands to help move your teeth. If you have any sensitivity to latex or certain metals, your orthodontist can help find a suitable alternative for you.

Assessing the Pros and Cons of the Different Types of Braces

So let’s take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of each type.

  Types

      Advantages    

  Disadvantages

Metal Braces

Least Expensive

Most effective

Allows kids expression

through colored bands

Most noticeable

Limit you from eating hard

and stick foods

Ceramic Braces

Less noticeable than

metal

Most effective, like metal

More costly than metal

May stain more easilty

Lingual Braces

Invisible from outside

Harder to clean

More costly than other types

May be more uncomfortable

Less effective for severe cases

Routine adjustments take longer

than metal or ceramic braces

Invisalign

Nearly invisible

Allow you to eat and drink

anything (removable)

Only available for teens and adults

Less effective for severe cases

May be more costly than others

Treatment may take longer

Require brushing teeth after eating

to prevent staining

Treatments with both braces and Invisalign typically involve some use of retainers or mouth guards afterwards to maintain the new position of your teeth.

Kids should be evaluated for orthodontics by age 7, according to the Indian Orthodontic Society. By this age, your orthodontist can detect even subtle issues with jaw growth and emerging teeth.

While most kids begin treatment between ages 9 and 14, your orthodontist will help determine whether it’s best to wait or begin treatment right away. Many orthodontists recommend treatment while your child is still growing because it can take longer and be more intensive to treat teeth after they’ve stopped growing.

Lastly, kids who receive early orthodontic treatments (like appliances to correct cleft palates) may still need braces later. But the early treatment attempts to prevent further issues from developing while providing a healthier environment for the growth of permanent teeth.

Keep in mind that while some dentists perform orthodontics, an orthodontist specializes in treatments like braces and Invisalign, having 2 or 3 more years of education and training than is required for a dentist.

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My dentist said that there is no problem in teeth just some gum inflammation is there that's why he suggested me metrogyl gel.

BDS
Dentist, Margao
My dentist said that there is no problem in teeth just some gum inflammation is there that's why he suggested me metr...
Yes it could be just a gum infection that you are suffering from but if it persists please return to your dentist for the necessary treatment.
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Hello doctor I have yellowness in my teeth my self ashish jain I am 36 year old man what should I do please tell me doctor.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Hello doctor I have yellowness in my teeth my self ashish jain I am 36 year old man what should I do please tell me d...
I advice you go for scaling (professional tooth cleaning) to remove the extrinsic stains and then polishing and then bleaching (tooth whitening) so as to remove the intrinsic stains and improves the tooth shade.
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I need a full mouth denture (top and Bottom). It should be very light weight and with excellent fitting. I am a diabetic on insulin for the past 15 years.

BDS
Dentist, Bilaspur
Hello, since you are diabetic since last 15 years it may so happen that dentures alone may not work very well as bone loss is high in diabetes. Although in certain cases bone loss is nt much.If u need a light weight n good fitting dentures then go for BPS dentures.Though costly they r really good. Otherwise implants supported fixed prosthesis or implant supported dentures are other good options.
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My teeth gives me very pain full I approached a doctor and he says that to me fix cement to your teeth. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Raipur
My teeth gives me very pain full I approached a doctor and he says that to me fix cement to your teeth. What should I...
Kindly get an x-ray done of the tooth having pain. May be you will have to get root canal treatment done followed by a crown or cap. Till then you can take a pain killer like tab ketorol dt 2 tablets dissolved in water. Brush your teeth twice daily using correct brushing technique to maintain your oral hygiene.
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Sir, My son is suffering from mouth ulcer two times in a week only in tongue so please send the medicine Thanking you sir.

BDS
Dentist, Kolar
Sir, My son is suffering from mouth ulcer two times in a week only in tongue so please send the medicine Thanking you...
Ulcers generally take 1-2 weeks to heal completely. Recurrent ulcers can be due to local mouth conditions such as rough teeth surface or rough mouth appliances or dentures. It can also b due to general nutrtional deficiency, digestion prob, stress etc. Certain bacterial n viral infections also cause ulcers. Treatment: start on multivitamin tabs n iron supplements if your hb% levels r low. Apply dologel oral ointment on ulcers thrice daily. Avoid spicy n oily food, alcohol, tea n coffee. Drink plenty of water n hv fibrous foods. Visit dentist to rule out oral factors responsible for ulcers.
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I have gap in my front teeth, how to fix them and what will be the expense for it?

Advanced Aesthetics, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Hi, modern day dentistry allows you to fill small gaps between teeth by procedure called dental bonding. It would really help us if you could send some pictures of your teeth. Having look at the pictures we are in better position to give you exact treatment plan and costing.
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