Islandsmiles (March Part 1)

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Islandsmiles (March Part 1)

 


Forecasting Beautiful Smiles!

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Shout out to Aeryn Bernard, who has been selected to represent Jamaica in the under-14 mixed division at the CARIFTA 2018 Games on the National Water Polo Team. We know you’ll make Jamaica proud!

 

Aiden Bernard continues the family tradition of excellence, winning a silver medal in the JCDC Individual Speech competition, and gold in the Group Speech competition. Way to go, Aiden!

 

 

Director of Sales for Hyatt Ziva and Zilara Mureen James stunned in an elegant gun-metal blue shift as she celebrated her 50th birthday at Montego Bay’s Mystic Thai.

Vernon Davidson, executive editor of publications, joined in a cake-cutting photo-op with fellow Observer veterans at a luncheon celebrating the 25th anniversary of the newspaper.

Jennifer Brown posed alongside Clement Ebanks at Mureen James’ Mystic Thai birthday dinner.

 

 

 

Anna-Kay Tomlinson, chef and proprietor of the popular Ocho Rios enclave Miss T’s Kitchen, made headlines as she was joined by her clan – daughters Ashley and Lauren, son Liam and husband Osmond – to cut the ribbon on her newest Ochi enterprise, Di Wine Yaad, a tapas-style wine bar.

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What to expect during brace treatment?
The active phase!

Article published by Queen’s Way Orthodontics March 2, 2017
 
When will I get my braces off?’, ‘Does wearing elastics mean I’m almost finished?
These are all common questions for adults and children undergoing brace treatment, and although every case is different there are stages of treatment that virtually every patient will go through before they have their braces removed.
Generally treatment can be split in to two phases; the active phase (the bit with braces) and the retention phase (the easy but important bit).
During the active part of your treatment with the braces or Invisalign in place a number of things will be happening to your teeth (depending on the problem this will vary of course). These movements include:
Alignment: Straightening the teeth onto a horseshoe shaped wire
Coordination: Making sure the upper and lower teeth are the same width and will bite correctly
Correction of the ‘overbite’ and ‘overjet’: This refers to the horizontal and vertical overlap of the front teeth. If the front teeth are too prominent then overjet reduction is particularly important. Equally if the bite of the front teeth is very deep, then overbite reduction is essential to improve the end result and help prevent problems late.
Space closure and correction of the bite: This means what it says, the closure of any gaps and shifting the back teeth into the right positions. You may need to wear elastics that you change yourself at this stage.
Finishing and detailing: Making sure all those little things are just right and your braces are absolutely ready to be taken off. If you are having Invisalign this stage is known as a refinement.
 
 
What are the bits on the braces called and what do they do?
 

Brackets
The brackets fitted to each tooth are precision designed and manufactured to accommodate a range of wires throughout your treatment and to help guide the teeth into their end position. Each bracket has a ‘prescription’ for each tooth meaning they must be stuck on carefully in order to achieve the best result. Attaching the brackets is simple and painless (no injections!), using a glue to attach them to the surface of the teeth.
 
 
 
 
Wires
 
The wires used during orthodontic treatment are fitted into a slot in the brackets and held in place with a small elastic loop or metal clip. The wire than applies a force to the teeth to move them in to the correct position. During space closure accessories such as elastic ‘power-chain’ can be used to slide the teeth along the wire to close the space – hence train-tracks (although we don’t like that term!).
The initial wires used during your brace treatment are thin and gentle in order to achieve initial alignment and correct crowding and rotations (teeth which are crooked or twisted). It’s often during this phase of treatment where you will see the biggest changes in your smile.
At most appointments you will have the wires on your braces changed. As you continue with your brace treatment you will notice that the wires used become thicker and more rectangular in shape. This is because these rectangular wires fit more snuggly in to the slot in the brackets, progressively moving the teeth in to their final position.
Accessories
At almost any stage of treatment you may have other small attachments put on the brace. These may include small posts or loops on the wires, buttons on the teeth or power-chains. These are all part of moving or guiding the teeth onto the wire and into the correct positions.
Elastics
Usually worn for between 2 and 6 months, patient-elastics guide the teeth in to the best possible biting position and help achieve the best possible result in the quickest time. Usually worn in the second half of treatment they can be worn throughout (especially with Invisalign).
 
Removing the braces – the best bit!
Patients often worry that this is going to be unpleasant. It is actually very straightforward as the braces simply lift off the teeth with a gentle squeeze. The glue is then polished away to leave the natural surface of the teeth before impressions are taken to make the retainer.
The other question that is often asked is whether there will be marks on the teeth? Providing you have looked after the braces and your teeth as recommended the answer is a simple ‘no’. The problem only occurs in those patients who do not brush correctly or enough and / or have too many sugary drinks or snacks.

 

 

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Watermelon, Mint, Lime & Ginger Slushie
 

Ingredients

  • 1 Large watermelon
  • 2 Lemons
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 20 gms ginger
  • Stevia
  • Handful of Mint leaves

Method

  1. Remove watermelon seeds
  2. Cut it into dices,
  3. Grind together mint leaves, chopped ginger, sugar, crushed ice & diced watermelon in a juicer.
  4. Serve.

 

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