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The Top Aesthetic and Restorative Products Used By Orthodontists

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Performing a task well requires three different things. You must have the proper skillset. You need the right materials to do the job. You need the right tools to bring those two things together well. Creating a beautiful dental restoration requires that your dentist have these conditions met. Using the right tool is one of the most important aspects of your dentist’s ability to create beautiful restorations. An amalgam filling will never match the natural color of your tooth, for instance. A composite resin, on the other hand, can almost perfectly match the appearance of your natural smile. 

More Materials Your Orthodontist Uses To Create A Beautiful Smile

Have you ever noticed that certain brands show up no matter what dentist you see? These products are common in dental offices because they all share one thing. They have been used, reviewed, and trusted by dentists yearly. Some of the brands you encounter may be familiar to you from elsewhere. You’ll see Colgate in any pharmacy you happen to stop in at. 3M, on the other hand, tends to appear more frequently among adhesives and tape. While the consumer products they release couldn’t be more different, they both produce products critical to the dental sphere. Some of the products your dentist relies on can be found below:

  • Universal Bonding System – When a cavity needs to be filled or a portion of your tooth rebuilt, a UBS is typically part of the process. While malleable, these products cure to provide a degree of durability that is unparalleled. RelyX Universal Resin from 3M is an example of these Universal Bonding Systems.
  • Composite Resin – Composite resins comprise a plastic-glass resin blend that creates a natural, enamel-like appearance. This substance can be carefully shaped and color tinted to match the color of your smile. After curing, however, it remains durable and reliable for years to come. One form of composite resin that many dentists use is Omnichroma Flow.
  • Temporary Cement – When a temporary fixture is required as part of a restoration, it still needs to be secured. Temporary cement is often the correct choice for achieving this end. Temporary cement has good holding power but can easily be removed when a permanent restoration is available. Many dentists choose Provincial QM Aesthetic to achieve this goal.

These products are just a few of your dentist relies on in delivering your oral health care. Each serves a different purpose but is known and respected by the dental community.

Consult Your Orthodontist About Products For Home Use

Dentists are experts in the forms of oral health care products available today. They know the reputation of these products and how effective they truly are. If you want your family to have the best at-home dental care possible, consult with your provider during your next visit. They’ll help guide you to the products your family can rely on in the dental pharmacy aisle.

Dr. Karmen Massih Inspired by orthodontics at the age of 10, Dr. Karmen Massih earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine at UCLA's School of Dentistry. After earning her certificates in orthodontics at the University of Pittsburgh, she returned to her hometown of Glendale, CA, to begin Massih Orthodontics, a practice dedicated to transforming smiles for people of all ages.