Wednesday, July 29, 2015
PopSugar.com Beauty correspondent Anna Monette Roberts is one of those people who aren’t so fortunate as to have a “perfect” set of teeth; the ones you usually see on Hollywood A-Listers when they flash a smile on the red carpet. She has an open bite, which means 20 out of her 24 teeth have significant space between them even if she bites down. She was first advised to undergo jaw surgery 10 years ago and another set of braces to fully correct her situation, but she put it off due to various reasons. Now, her orthodontist has recommended that she try Invisalign—a new solution for crooked teeth. Invisalign is meant to correct crooked teeth without the need for surgery while also forgoing the metal wires in traditional braces. Before you make a decision, however, you need to know a few important things.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Sleep is golden. It lets your body rest and recuperate from the strain of the day. If you’ve been waking up still feeling tired despite having slept fully (8 to 10 hours, ideally), then you might need to consult with a local Davis, CA orthodontist like Robert Kelleher, DDS. It’s possible you might be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder which affects roughly 24 percent of adult men and 9 percent of women. Connected to Memory Loss? Sleep apnea needs urgent treatment because it’s a serious form of sleep disorder: various studies have found that it is linked to an increased risk of developing cognitive impairment or even Alzheimer’s disease. Patients with sleep apnea have muscles around the throat that inadvertently relax while they’re sleeping, which can easily block the airways and make breathing a chore.