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Dr Kshama Chandan explains how Invisalign is a pocket-size smile essential that will invisibly change your smile




When patients think about the correction of malaligned, crooked, overlapping or overcrowded teeth, braces and wires are the first things that spring to mind. However, according‭ ‬to‭ ‬the‭ ‬demands and needs of the patients, dentistry has been revolutionised. Gone are those geeky wire braces that we see from the eighties. Gone are those shy people with braces too scared to smile or hiding their faces.

To tackle the increasing aesthetic demand for an alternative to conventional braces, ‭‬researchers have developed several ‭ ‬solutions ‬such as composite‭ ‬braces, ceramic braces, lingual orthodontics and ‭now, a new concept of clear braces ‬or invisible aligners. Clear aligners are the new way to flip an unattractive smile full of badly aligned teeth into that fantastic Bollywood smile. They are clear, thin, transparent removable plastic aligners for the successful moving of teeth into their required position.

The dentist said, “During the treatment, the patients are given a series of bespoke and customized aligners that move the teeth in the sequence determined by the dentist. Each aligner in the series works individually with making little adjustments to the tooth position.” Furthermore, Dr Kshama adds that a 3D scan is essentially done and is used to produce a series of clear plastic aligners that steadily correct the malocclusion. The patient is instructed to ‭change the aligner‭ ‬every two weeks with each aligner shifting the teeth to around 0.25 to 0.3mm.

Clear aligners can provide excellent esthetics during treatment as they fit over the teeth like a mouth guard which won’t let anyone know if you are undergoing treatment along with the comfort of wear, ease of use, superior oral hygiene and most importantly it is a completely painless process because there are no metal brackets or wires which lead to laceration of mouth. The conventional braces are fixed to the teeth with wires and brackets whereas clear aligners can be taken out to eat whatever you want and put back again.

Besides this, the dental surgeon also gave some tips for those who opt for clear aligners. She lays emphasis on avoiding drinking and smoking with aligners to avoid stains. To get the best results, the dentist advises avoiding taking out the clear aligners other than having meals. “Aligners should be worn for 22 hours in a day for getting the desired outcome”, she added. 

Dr Kshama Chandan who is very active on social media frequently shares dental tips on her Instagram page, ‘@kshama3091’. With a BDS and MDS in Prosthodontics, the dental surgeon is successfully running a private practice at The DentalWorx in Mumbai.

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4 Ways That IV Therapy Can Make for a Better New Year




Have you made new year’s resolutions? If so, are any of them based on improving your health?

Whether you want to eat more leafy greens, wake up earlier to work out on the treadmill, or even get enough quality sleep at night, you’ll want to enjoy good health over the long haul.

If you wish to take steps to be healthier in 2023, check out four ways IV therapy can help.

1. Rehydrate Your Body

Consuming three liters of water daily can help prevent kidney stones, improve mood, and facilitate bowel regularity. While the ideal amount of water might be more or less than three liters, drinking enough water every day is vital.

About 60% of your body is made up of water. If you’re dehydrated, you might experience symptoms like low urine output, dry mouth, dizziness, headache, vomiting, and diarrhea. IV therapy can replace the fluids your body lacks — and it can also help you prevent the more severe symptoms of dehydration such as seizures. You’ll be healthier this year and beyond if you stay hydrated. If you need a little bit of help on occasion, IV therapy might be the right solution.

2. Lose More Weight

According to statistics, almost one in three adults is overweight, and around one in 11 adults is severely obese. Whether you only need to lose a few pounds or you have a lot of weight to lose, it’s essential to take the necessary steps to get to an ideal weight. You likely know the health complications that can come from being overweight. Exercising, eating the right food, and showing discipline by not snacking will help you reach your weight-loss goals. But you might need more.

One option to facilitate your weight-loss objectives is to seek out IV therapy treatments. It can involve essential supplements like alpha-lipoic acid, carnitine, and lipotropic injections. Going this route can help to jumpstart your goal to be the best version of yourself possible.

3. Cure Hangover Symptoms

If you rang in the new year with partying and drinking with friends, you might have experienced a dreaded hangover. But drinking isn’t limited to the holiday season, so you might occasionally enjoy a night out on the town with friends, co-workers, and even mere acquaintances. But a night of partying hard can leave you with a massive migraine in the morning.

Fortunately, IV therapy can help to alleviate or eliminate the symptoms of a hangover. Common symptoms include, but aren’t limited to, dehydration, stomach ache, nausea, sore muscles, and fatigue. If a hangover is driving you crazy, try IV therapy. You’ll get quick relief as the IV fluids and the electrolytes they contain replenish your body and help you feel normal again.

4. Ease Anxiety

Whenever you skim the headlines in the newspaper on any given day, you’ll see that a lot of troubling things are happening in the world. And the advent of around-the-clock news channels helps to remind everyone that all is not well on planet earth. It’s best sometimes to unplug from the media. Come to think of it, it makes sense to occasionally unplug from technology, take time off work, get a little extra sleep, and spend time with those who matter the most to you.

If you’re feeling a little more anxious than usual, one option is to get IV therapy treatments. You’ll get more energy, and your mind will be more at ease. The IV fluids contain an electrolyte called magnesium sulfate that can, among other things, reduce your blood pressure, lessen your anxiety, boost your immune system, relax your muscles, and even prevent headaches.

Are you ready to have a better year and set the stage for meaningful changes in your life? If so, you’ll want to focus on doing what you need to improve your health. One way to do so is to try IV therapy. Look into it and see if you can find a provider of such services near you.

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