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What you need to know about wisdom teeth?

What you need to know about wisdom teeth?

Why are wisdom teeth called wisdom?   Although formally known as third molars, the common name is wisdom teeth because they appear so late – much later than the other teeth, at an age where people are presumably “wiser” than as a child, when the other teeth erupt. Wisdom teeth, which are also known as third molars, usually appear between ages 17 to 25. They’re…

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Orthodontic mini implants (TAD’s)

Orthodontic mini implants (TAD’s)

What is an orthodontic mini-screw? It is a small (diameter 1.2-2.0mm) screw device which is inserted (screwed) into the jaw bone through the gum to control tooth movement during orthodontic (braces) treatment. Mini-screws are made from either titanium or titanium alloy, hence are biocompatible. They are also known as mini-implants or temporary anchorage devices (TADs). Mini-screws are derived from bone…

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Straight teeth – healthy teeth!

Straight teeth – healthy teeth!

We are all aware that beautiful and perfect smile comes with straight teeth. But did you know that properly aligned teeth enable us proper function and also influence the well-being of the entire organism? A large number of the entire population has missaligned teeth or malloclusions. If left untreated this state may cause periodontal diseases or overstress the teeth and…

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