Invisalign by Clove Dental

Hey Peeps! Hope you are doing good! I had recently visited Clove Dental Clinic, Koramangala at Bangalore for a regular dental checkup and dental cleaning. Over there, I got introduced to Invisalign and was curious to know more about the groundbreaking clear teeth aligning system. So, I asked my dentist general questions about the system to allay fear I had ever since childhood. I am jotting them down one by one. Keep reading and please do not ignore your dental health as it is equally important.

Do you really need a periodical dental examination?

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Dental checkup keeps your teeth and gums strong and healthy. We more often than not bother about dental issues except if we experience a throbbing pain or discomfort. It’s constantly prudent to visit a dental facility once in six months or as proposed by your dental care specialist.

What is Invisalign?

Simply put, Invisalign is the most advanced teeth aligner system in the world for those neatly aligned pearly whites. Misalignment of teeth is pretty commonplace while growing up, but who would want to smile through metal braces? Not me.

Is Invisalign at par with ubiquitous braces?

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The hallmark of orthodontic dental fixes that use metal/ceramic/lingual braces or Invisalign is that offer deeper benefits than just cosmetically straightening the teeth. These have also proved to give positive results in checking any bite issues that may need specialised diagnosis and treatment. 

Invisalign is a new age, aesthetically appealing solution of many other techniques used by dental professionals in straightening the teeth of their patients. They align your choppers to give them an ideal setting, improve their appearance, and make them work as they are ideally supposed to. Invisalign utilizes a set of clear plastic trays to achieve the perfect teeth position. Traditional braces, on the other hand, usually make use of metal wires to get the desired functional movement or position for your whites.

Advantages of Invisalign

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You would get Invisalign to correct tooth movements efficiently, for cases that are not too complicated. A set of clear, precise, computer-generated trays is ideally worn all along the day with replacements every fortnight. There are certain trays that can be used for six months and in some cases, even up to a year. However, these require some structural support to prevent the teeth from shifting back.

One of its major pros is that the trays are clear and barely there. Hence the name Invisalign. As I said earlier, smiling through a maze of wiry braces is not the most flattering impression you would want to present. Wear if confidently to your family gatherings or social functions. No one would really know unless they are trying to smell your breath. Secondly, it does not impede your speech and you would speak just as without any braces.

Yes, you may say that functionally, even braces, just do the job, but Invisalign preserves the spark in your smile. This is why some of us who have a more complicated dental impairment would need to lean towards traditional braces.

Who Needs Invisalign

Invisalign is an incredible answer for patients with somewhat misaligned teeth. Braces are commonly the go-to treatment for more youthful patients or individuals who have a huge arrangement or nibble issues. Obviously, not every person has a significant dental issue. A considerable lot of us have a couple of warped teeth and don’t have to wear metal supports to address the issue. Also, most teens moving towards adulthood and working adults need an orthodontic alternative that doesn’t stand out like a sore thumb.

Does Invisalign Hurt?

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With the ubiquitous metal aligners, a part of the pain that you feel is a result of the brackets rubbing against the inside of your mouth and from the placement of the wire. After all, it is metal rubbing against your soft mouth tissue. Eventually, people get used to it and develop callouses, however, the first few weeks could be pretty discomforting.

Though nowhere close to poking metal, you could feel a bit of discomfort with Invisalign too. After all, it is a foreign body in your mouth and it can be mildly irritating to your gums and the insides of your lips while you get used to the feeling of it being there. In a course of two weeks, however, the mouth will adjust to the feeling of wearing the aligners and will develop the necessary callouses to prevent irritation.

By the time you need to replace your first set of clear aligners by Invisalign for the next stage, your mouth would have fully adjusted to wearing the plastic retainers and you won’t experience any over the top discomfort.

Frankly, you need to get used to it. The whole point of Invisalign or any other teeth aligner system is to shift your teeth into a straighter, appealing, healthier smile, the aligners have to put pressure on the teeth. Putting pressure on the teeth would cause inevitable soreness in any system.

Few Invisalign actually would mark out this sensation as outright pain. For most people, it is simply mildly discomforting and an uneasiness that you get used to and then forget about once it is over, to welcome an all-new perfect set of teeth with an alluring smile.

When does the discomfort go away?

Individuals frequently wonder when does Invisalign quit hurting per se? The appropriate response is diverse for everybody – and furthermore depends upon the sort of Invisalign agony experienced. The uplifting news is, by far most of the Invisalign discomfort you feel is effectively sorted and goes inside 48 hours or less.

Why get Invisalign from Clove Dental?

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Well, Clove Dental is the largest chain of top-notch dental clinics across India with more than 300 clinics across 23 cities of India. Look around here and you would most likely stumble upon a one stop clinic for reputed dental care in your vicinity.

I live in Bangalore and frankly, I was surprised to see 63 dental clinics in this city itself. The closest one is barely a kilometer away from where I live.

Besides sheer numbers, one thing you could be sure of is extremely well-trained dentists who are thoughtful as well. I mean, many of us including me are wary of sitting on the dreaded chair, but it was completely positive experience here at the Clove Dental Clinic.

Read through the promise they make to the patients and you would feel sure of a trustworthy dental centre for your smile.

Just a last pointer before signing off, they do have tiered dental care membership packages for individuals as well as families. Maybe all of us should stop ignoring our regular dental niggles and make regular oral and dental care a never-ending habit.

Girls Trip to Sri Lanka? 8 Reasons to Convince your Buddies

Hey Peeps! Thank you for showering so much love on my previous blog and social media posts on Girls Trip to Sri Lanka. It really means a lot and keeps me going. A common question I got was, “Why Sri Lanka?”.

I know, after the ghastly Easter Sunday explosions, many folks have dropped Sri Lanka from their itinerary. Give it a few weeks, I’m sure things would be back to the former glory, which I had experienced last December.

Being Indian and born in a society where safety is the biggest concern, I always do my research before planning a girls trip. If you have read my previous posts then I am sure you know how much we all wanted to go for a beach vacation.

When it comes to a beach vacation, Krabi (Thailand) is my favourite but this time, I wanted to explore something new. So, the question remains the same, “Why did I choose Sri Lanka for a girls trip?”

First overseas experience? Why not someplace nearby?

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We girls are famous for shopping and spending unnecessarily.  But when it comes to big expenses we think twice and this was the case with my girls too. This was to be their maiden international trip and they were concerned about the expense and the ease of travel within the country.

Also, I want to touch all Asian countries before I move to other continents. The flight takes just an and half hour from Bangalore to Sri Lanka which sealed the deal in favour of Sri Lanka for a quickie trip.

An impromptu plan for Sri Lankan vacation? It won’t hurt your pocket

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There we were; infamous for being confused. So, while deciding on the destination, we were a confused lot and believe me the planning was going for years. We would have thought of all possible places and not decided on any as we were never on the same page.

As we work in different fields, our prior commitments and leaves were a major concern. Suddenly By November end, we decided that we should chuck everything and go for a trip.

By the time we decided on it, it was about to hit peak holiday season and everything had gone expensive. The budget was our first concern as we were mentally not prepared for the trip. We didn’t have much savings for the trip but yes we were positive to take the plunge this time.

We started exploring options and Sri Lanka flight fare was quite reasonable. To and fro cost per person for the flight was INR 12,250. (we had booked our tickets 2 weeks before the actual trip). If you book your tickets well in advance the amount will never cross INR 10,000.

Sri Lankans whip up some lip-smacking fare

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I have never met a girl who isn’t a foodie. Even a health freak person like me loves to try different cuisines. But yes, we do have our individual likes and dislikes.

It doesn’t matter how your taste buds have developed; I am sure all of us have relished homemade Indian food. Sri Lankan food, especially coastal food is all about the finest method of cooking and top-shelf ingredients.

We had tried both rural and urban culinary Srilankan delights. Sri Lankan food reflects its unique culture having been influenced by the Dutch, Portuguese and British occupation.

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I have been in South India for 13 years now and developed an innate love towards fiery curries, sweet caramelized onions etc. I could figure out a lot of common ingredients but the taste was still unique and you would notice a mix of potent flavours.

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A lot of food looked similar to Indian food like their Hoppers look like Appam (Kerala food). I can’t help drooling when I recall those treats. When you travel to Sri Lanka, I highly recommend their local fare, both modern and village style food.

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Exploring Tuk Tuk rides together

To get a hassle-free tuk-tuk at the most reasonable price, download the app called PICK ME. You might be literally taken for a ride if you just hail a tuk-tuk and believe me bargaining is tough.

Tuk-tuk rides are an experience in themselves. Tuk-tuk drivers are quite friendly in Sri Lanka and they will guide you to local places as well if you ask them. We were in a group of three girls and it was just the perfect ride for our small gang.

Shopping in Colombo/Negombo

How on this earth, being girls, we could miss out on shopping. When on a girls trip to Sri Lanka, shopping is a must. We stayed at the beach resorts in locales like Negombo, Bentota, Galle & Unawatuna.

Negombo and Colombo are well-designed cities and have a plethora of options to fix your window shopping urges. However, Bentota is the most expensive place in all aspects.

For western wear, you should drop into Beverly Hills or the Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct. There are plenty of other malls too. If you are looking for local shopping, then Beema Market, Good Market and Pettah Market should be your first choices.

Go Surfing next to pristine beaches

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When on a girls trip try out and do everything you haven’t done yet. After all, we support each other in doing the things we love. Our property in Bentota had a private beach and we got everything there – right from a seafood restaurant, to sheesha and even surfing.

Initially, we were a little scared of going beyond our comfort zone but did spend some quality time among the waves. If you dig an adventure packed holiday, believe me, Sri Lanka is the best place to get all experiences in one place.

Experience stilt fishing

While planning a girls trip to Sri Lanka, we had never thought about stilt fishing. All of us have heard a lot about stilt fishing and I am sure few of you would have watched others.

In Sri Lanka, they welcome you to try stilt fishing. Stilt fishing is a unique way of fishing. We witnessed them doing it first and had the memorable experience of trying it at Galle.

The fisherman sits atop a bamboo bar called petta tied with a vertical and diagonal pole. This fishing practice is not done by all the fisherman’s in the country however this is very famous in the country. Most probably it’s going to vanish in next few years and would survive as only a tourist attraction.

On a girls trip to Sri Lanka? Pack your bikinis

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Yes, I have saved the best for the last! When travelling abroad, our girl gang loves to shed inhibition’s and we don’t mind flaunting our curves a bit. It is safe if you book into popular resorts as they have their own fenced beaches.

Well, we girls are so comfortable with each other that there is no space for body shaming. We went to the beach in our bikinis and had one of the best times of our lives. I still remember those endless clicks and beach games. When you are travelling with your girls next time, make sure you carry a lot of chic bikinis.

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So, that was a summary of the activities and a fun filled holiday in the wonderful country of Sri Lanka. Try it out – you could travel and stay without overshooting your budget and believe me you’d be back with a lifetime of memories, ever longing to go back.