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People always seem to be popping ibuprofen for aches, pains, sprains and swelling. Is it really safe and effective, and will it be useful for my upcoming wisdom teeth removal?


Monika Lewis couldn't remember a time when she was happy with her smile. By age 54, she was so upset with the appearance


Can you give me a “step by step” of what to expect?


The implant crowns can either be screwed into implants or cemented on to them. Screws Are Safer In Certain Situations....


Toothpaste — What's In It?


Egyptians scrubbed their teeth with a mixture of ox-hoof ashes, burnt eggshells and pumice as far back as 5000 BC.


 fluoride is arguably the most valuable component in toothpaste. But it was not until the 1950's that formulations were developed in which the fluoride was available to react with tooth enamel.


 case carries a moderate degree of complexity because of the loss of the incisor and the disappearance of space available for the placement of a new incisor.


People always seem to be popping ibuprofen for aches, pains, sprains and swelling. Is it really safe and effective, and will it be useful for my upcoming wisdom teeth removal?



Pain Management

We placed great emphasis in minimizing the discomfort in dental treatment, to eliminate the discomfort associated with injections, specially compounded topical agents are applied to tissues prior to the injection. Also our dentists are train to deliver the LA injection as slowly and smoothly as possible  to minimize pain.

For invasive procedures, nerve block are often administered.


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About the Orthodontic Treatment

Types of Treatment; and Common Questions About it...

How do you know if a person needs orthodontic treatment?

It is usually difficult to know if treatment is necessary because orthodontic problems can occur even if the front teeth look straight.

 Asking your general dentist is a good reference, but we are the best resource since orthodontics is WHAT WE ARE WELL KNOWN FOR.

Our initial exam is complimentary, so it only makes sense to get a free orthodontic consultation with us. We will be happy to give necessary recommendations, and Dra. Rodrigues, y DraFany are happy to give expert answers.

What are the signs or symptoms of orthodontic problems?

Although determining if treatment is necessary is difficult for you to assess, the following may help prompt you to seek our orthodontic advice.

Look at the teeth at any age. If you see any signs of crooked teeth, gaps between your child's teeth or overlapping teeth, orthodontic treatment is recommended.

Have your child bite down all the way, but keep their lips open so you can see the teeth. Do the front top teeth line up with the bottom? Do the top teeth protrude out away from the bottom teeth? Do the top front teeth cover more than 50% of the bottom teeth? Are the top teeth behind the bottom teeth?

All these are indicators for potential orthodontic treatment.

Look at the alignment of the jaw. Does the jaw shift off center when biting down? If you see any misalignment or shifting of the jaw, it could be a skeletal or jaw bone problem, which requires early orthodontic intervention.

These are only some of the obvious symptoms of orthodontic problems.
At what age should an orthodontist see my child? Do all baby teeth have to fall before initiating orthodontic treatment?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that your child be evaluated by age seven.

All baby teeth do not need to be gone before initiating orthodontic treatment. In fact, early detection of some orthodontic problems is important in order to take early preventive/interceptive treatment and avoid more difficulty later.

Early treatment also potentially prevents extraction of teeth, which is needed in some cases if the teeth get overcrowded.

Again, since our initial consultation is complimentary, it helps to get an orthodontic consultation as soon as possible.

Can you be too old for braces?

No, age is not a factor. So long as the gums and bone which support your teeth are healthy, any age is suitable for braces or orthodontic treatment. About 30% of our orthodontic patients are adults, and that number is still growing! Our oldest patient treated was 72 years old.

Will orthodontic treatment hurt?

Orthodontic treatment mechanics have advanced technologically during the last few years. Introduction of new high-tech wires, smaller braces, innovative accessories and stress of preventive/interceptive treatments make today’s orthodontic treatment fairly comfortable.

We do not use any anesthetic injections for any of the procedures. As a rule, braces can cause a little discomfort initially until one gets used to them. Teeth can get a little sore the day after every adjustment appointment, but they are not painful.

This annoyance can be relieved easily with over-the-counter pain relievers, if needed. Most of our patients do not need to take any pain relievers. Our staff is always on hand to answer any braces questions.

Can I still have braces if I have missing teeth?

Yes. When teeth are missing, adjacent teeth will drift into the empty space. This will cause a functional, esthetic or periodontal problems. Orthodontic treatment will correct and prevent these problems from happening and will also provide proper alignment for your dentist to replace the missing teeth.

What is Phase I (Early Interceptive Treatment) and Phase II treatment?

Phase I or Early Interceptive Treatment usually starts while the child has most of their baby teeth with few of their permanent teeth.

The goal of Phase I treatment is to intercept moderate or severe orthodontic problems early in order to reduce or eliminate them.

These problems include jaw bone problems, cross bites and developing crowding.

This phase does not use full braces as braces are never put on baby teeth. Generally we use expanders, removable appliances, headgear and retainers during this phase.

Most Phase I patients require a Phase II treatment in order to achieve an ideal bite.

If our doctor. feels like early treatment is necessary, it can be beneficial to the long term health of your smile.

What is Full or Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment?

Braces are on the upper and lower permanent teeth, taking care of all the problems.

Does everyone need a Phase I treatment?

Absolutely not! But in many cases early intervention helps a lot. We will offer Phase I treatment only if it makes a difference in the future.

Otherwise, we keep patients for a complimentary recall consultation every six months.

What is the length or duration of orthodontic treatment?

In our office, Phase I treatment usually lasts 12-14 months. Phase II or full braces treatment may last from 18 to 36 months. In both situations, we generally see patients every 6 to 8 weeks for their adjustment appointment.

Treatment time and success depends on multiple factors such as,

  • the age of the patient,

  • the severity of the problem,

  • the patient's cooperation 

  • the speed of natural response of teeth movement.

What is extraction and non-extraction therapy, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each?

Extraction therapy is a technique where some teeth are removed to make room for the other teeth in your child's mouth.

This is in contrast to non-extraction therapy

where one expands patients' jaws

and/or shave some teeth to reduce their width to make everything fit.

We will make a thorough evaluation at the consultation and discuss options to determine which procedure best suits the patient.

Our clinic... will always try to save all the teeth, if possible.

The Case of the Missing Tooth
In Panama Express Dental center..

Many times in life, we do not have what we desire. And, when it comes to having an attractive smile, there can be some limitations and setbacks. However, thanks to cosmetic dentistry,


Panama city; residents like the following patient can look forward to a beautiful smile for time to come.

 Recently, a patient was referred to the Clinic; seeking an extreme makeover. Veneers;  was his choice to find a cosmetic dentist with a reputation for smile esthetics.

The patient is a young successful business man working as a commodities broker. As with most professionals, personal appearance is important. Unfortunately, as a child the issue of the missing right lateral incisor was never addressed adequately. The space was allowed to close up unnaturally resulting in a gross misalignment of the midline and an unsightly visual asymmetry.

This case carries a moderate degree of complexity because of the loss of the incisor and the disappearance of space available for the placement of a new incisor.

Whether you are a cosmetic dentist,  implant dentist, or a doctor who practices TMJ dysfunction disorders globally, this case is challenging! This is why an accurate diagnosis is so vital. These types of cases must be evaluated and studied at length long before any treatment is rendered. Diagnostic instrumentation may be used for planning purposes as well as x-rays and other imaging. Following the proper diagnosis, treatment plan options were presented to the patient.

 The patient decided to follow our specialist's technique; accepting Orthodontics as the means to open the space. Porcelain veneers ..  would follow.

During orthodontic treatment, a temporary plastic incisor tooth is attached to the orthodontic arch wire for continual monitoring and assessment of the proper space.

Once the space was achieved, the patient was ready to start his extreme smile makeover.

Since the patient preferred not to have an implant in the incisor position, a 2 unit cantilever was designed by clinic express;  for the successful restoration of this case. Attached to the right canine tooth, the cantilever's zirconium reinforced substructure provided the strength required for long term support.

Porcelain veneers were placed on the other front teeth to achieve maximum esthetics. This patient was very happy







¿Por que el implante no se oseointegra al hueso?

Puede ser debido a varias causas:
- Enfermedades, tratamiento o hábitos del paciente. Ejem: Diabetes no compensada, tratamientos por cancer, pacientes fumadores, etc.
- No seguir las indicaciones del odontólogo.
- Incorrecto planeamiento por parte del profesional.
- Incorrecta técnica y colocación del implante.
- Cuestiones biológicas.








Implante dental de carga mediata

 Este tipo de implante dental es el que se ha colocado en forma tradicional....más




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