Month: May 2019

Following orthodontic treatment, your will surely move back to their mal-aligned positions unless a “retainer” is in place to hold the teeth in their new positions. Retainers should be worn full time for at least one year. After the first year, removable retainers may be worn only at night (permanent retainers should be kept in place indefinitely). Although the degree of stability increases over time, your teeth will always be capable of moving out of line unless they are being held in place by a retainer. Therefore, retention is forever! The goal is to “maintain” the correct position of the teeth for a lifetime by holding them with some type of retainer.orthodontics

How will I feel after getting braces?

The discomfort you are likely to encounter during your treatment will generally be derived from the actual tooth movement and from the appliances irritating lips and cheeks. The actually procedure where braces are placed is not painful and no injections (no needles) for local anesthesia are necessary. The only discomfort experienced during this procedure will be derived from the struggle to keep your mouth open for an extended period of time.

Once the braces are placed, you will be immediately aware of the increased bulk against your lips and cheeks and the tension from the wire as it applies a gentle force to the teeth. As several days pass you will notice that certain areas of your lips and cheeks may become mildly irritated as they are constantly rubbing against the braces. The degree of soreness experienced is generally mild but different for everyone. If you experience a great deal of irritation to the lips and cheeks as they rub against the braces, place wax on the braces at the source of the irritation. The wax simply creates a smoother surface against which your cheek or lip can rest without being irritated. Often you will unknowingly injure your lips and cheeks at night while sleeping and then experience more soreness during the daytime. If you experience a lot of soreness, prior to going to bed at night, take a long piece of wax and flatten it with your fingers. Then press this length of wax against your braces and embed it into the braces. This will produce a smooth surface over an extended length for your lips and cheeks. Do this every night until the sore spots resolve. Over time, your lips and cheeks will toughen and you will no longer experience many instances of this type of soreness. It is always a good idea to place wax on sore spots at night to prevent irritation while you sleep.

In the days following placement of your braces, and also following adjustments, your teeth will likely become sensitive to pressure and may become sensitive to thermal stimuli (hot and cold). This is normal and indicates that the teeth are being moved. Certain of your teeth will become more sore than others. Some may get very sore while others do not get sore at all. The degree of discomfort should be nothing more than annoying and is easily managed by over the counter medications such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen. It is best to take these medications as prescribed on the bottle and be sure and take them at the intervals indicated. They will be more effective when taken at regular intervals, as this will maintain a constant level of the drug in the blood stream. Narcotic medications should not be needed to manage this level of discomfort.orthodontic treatment

Most patients will experience changes in the way their bite feels. This is normal and will resolve as the teeth move toward their improved positions. Because the bite may feel uncomfortable and because your teeth will be pressure sensitive, chewing may become difficult. Do the best you can and try to eat only soft foods. It also helps to cut your food into small pieces. Always avoid hard foods when wearing braces because of the likelihood of breaking them.

The sensitivity to pressure and thermal stimuli will be greatest during the first few weeks after the braces are applied or after an adjustment and will begin to diminish thereafter. After several months, as the teeth align, the degree of soreness you feel after an adjustment will be less and less. The further along you get, generally, more comfortable you will become.

Will I need teeth pulled?

Current treatment philosophies in orthodontics today tend toward non-extraction (not pulling teeth). Whether a patient would benefit from having teeth removed depends upon many factors and the doctor will address these issues on an individual basis. Just because your teeth are very crowded (mal-aligned) does not mean you need teeth pulled. These days, the vast majority of patients are being treated without removing teeth!

How long will it take?

The duration of treatment depends upon many factors: the severity of your initial condition, the type of problems present, and your ability to comply with treatment recommendations. Technological advances in just the past few years have vastly improved treatment efficiency and patients are finishing faster than ever and with better results. The doctor will make an estimate of the duration of your treatment after he has an opportunity to examine your condition.

Will I need to wear rubber bands (elastics)?

Most patients will need to wear elastics for some duration of time. But again this is highly variable depending upon the condition being treated. There are many, however, who do not need them at all.
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When consumers first hear about the Water Softener, they have a lot of questions about what the benefits are and why they would even need a these purifier to begin with. When there are calcium buildups around faucets and appliances (such as coffee pots or the ice maker) that eventually damage the equipment or the appliance, or when it’s used with food, it starts tainting the taste of the food. water purification systems - soft water

Adding a water softening system to the home when the water is obviously hard (due to the noticeable residue) it benefits everyone in the long run. It’s actually surprising how much less laundry detergent is needed when the minerals are aremoved and how much softer the skin and hair are when they are washed in cleaner water. Food tastes better, clothes and dishes get cleaner, and that white dusty residue no longer appears when a water purifier is used.

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Metered Water System 268/460i, 24,000 Grain, Model WS3SM-HC by CAI Industries
Another water purification system that does a great job cleaning the water in the house is the Metered Water System; Model WS3SM-HC is a top rated model. This model is designed with the new technology, high capacity

It has a 24,000 grain capacity microprocessor and a 460i microprocessor valve, plus it’s designed for homes. The design of this model is extremely efficient during the regeneration process due to the method it uses to minimize the method in which it consumes salt.

This model is designed with a brine thank that has an 18” diameter that is 33” tall, and it is also built with a grid and float assembly that adds to the efficient utilization of salt to soften the water. It has a .75 foot three Ionac C-249 ion exchange resin tank. The distributor on this model is a turbulator type that’s priced under $1025.

Consumer reviews stated that they were quite pleased with the quality of the water in their home after this model was purchased, and the customer service at CAI Industries is excellent.

Autotrol Metered Water System 255/460i, 48,000 Grain by CAI Industries
When consumers are looking for a system that does a great job of purifying the water in the house, the Metered Water System, Model WS1SM is a highly rated model. This model has a 48,000 grain capacity microprocessor that is designed with a three-quarter inch 255 valve designed with a long lasting copper connection.

This microprocessor on this valve is also designed with a 460i control. What makes this so important is the efficiency that is realized during the regeneration process with the utilization of salt. It uses the minimum amount of salt for the regeneration process.

This model is has a 33” brine tank that has an 18” diameter, and is designed with a grid and float assembly making it extremely efficient. This unit also has a 1½’ three Ionac C-249 ion exchange resin tank with a turbulator type distributor for efficiency. It’s priced under $1080.

Consumer reviews stated that they were very impressed with the unit and with CAI Technologies Customer Service answering all questions both before they purchased the model as well as during installation.

Metered Water System 268/762, 64,000 Grain Model WS1SM by CAI Industries
When consumers are looking for a very high performance water softening system, the Metered Water System, with the 64,000 grain capacity is one of their most highly rated models. The microprocessor is designed with a three-quarter inch 268 valve designed with the long lasting copper connection.

This microprocessor on this valve is also designed with a 762 control for long life and durability. This unit does an excellent job of cleansing the water and it is a reliable unit. This model is highly efficient at saving water, salt, and money, and it utilizes a high capacity softening resin for durability and long life that’s easy to program.

This model is has a brine tank that is 33” with an 18” diameter, that is engineered to have a grid and float assembly which makes the unit extremely efficient. In addition, it has a 1½’ three Ionac C-249 ion exchange resin tank with a turbulator type distributor for efficiency. It’s priced under $1350.

The consumer reviews stated that this model does an excellent job purifying the water in the home. It’s easy to install.

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When consumers find the white residue around the faucets, their skin is dry, clothes don’t get cleaned as well, then it’s time for a Water Softener. Even though these are models that use salt to soften the water, they are all very efficient with the utilization of the salt so that the minimal amount is used.

These models are reliable and designed to be long lasting providing high quality, good tasting clean water for a long time to come. Consumers will notice a difference in the taste of their coffee when the water is cleaned, along with other improvements.

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