If your aligners become discolored or stained, consult with your orthodontist for guidance on cleaning or replacement.
Dr. Susan R. Pan, DDS, is a highly qualified dentist with a long-standing engagement in the field since 1986. She was a recipient of the Dr. Gerald Z Wright Award for graduating first in her class at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario. Additionally, she worked as a clinical instructor for new dentists at the University of Western Ontario’s School of Dentistry and graduated from the Dental School of Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Pan has received recognition for her exceptional work, as she was consecutively awarded the Diamond Winner for the Readers’ Choice of their Favorite Dentist by the Hamilton Spectator in 2014 and 2015, and was nominated for the same title multiple times in 2007, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of molars that usually appear in late teens or early twenties. They may need removal if they cause problems.
They can result from fluorosis, demineralization (often due to braces), or a developmental condition.
Minor gaps or spaces between aligners and teeth are normal and often close as treatment progresses. Consult with your orthodontist if you have concerns.
Porcelain veneers can effectively correct uneven wear patterns on teeth, restoring a more uniform appearance.
Clean gums with a soft cloth, brush baby teeth with a soft brush, avoid sugary drinks, and have a dental check-up by age one.
Over-the-counter pain relievers can be used to manage any discomfort, but it’s essential to follow the recommended dosage and consult with your orthodontist.