Daily Archives: August 8, 2018

Person on Wheelchair

Discover the Versatility of Lightweight Wheelchairs for Ageing Patients

Person on WheelchairLightweight wheelchairs are very versatile and can be used by different groups of people with mobility problems. If you have limited mobility due to old age but you wish to have independence, then a lightweight wheelchair from Karma Mobility may be the right option for you.

At Karma Mobility, we take into consideration many factors when designing our wheelchairs and we always make sure that they are user-friendly for older and incapacitated people. If you wish to propel your wheelchair by yourself, but also want to have someone push it for you at times, then our lightweight wheelchairs are ideal for you.

What is the difference between a regular and a lightweight wheelchair?

Unlike some transport wheelchairs, which have four small wheels, lightweight wheelchairs come with two large wheels on the rear and two small up front. This makes them easier to use outdoors and ideal for elderly people who want to be moved around with the help of a carer or a family member. Some of our wheelchairs have a self-propel mechanism for better control and independence.

How can an older person benefit from a lightweight wheelchair?

Older people are not necessarily immobile, but sometimes wish to use a wheelchair for longer distances. This causes less fatigue and allows them to make the most of their day. Plus, most lightweight portable wheelchairs are folded and can be stored in the boot of a car or transported around with relative ease.

Lightweight chairs at Karma Mobility are sturdy, strong and provide balance and flexibility to older patients who are at risk of falling while walking.

If you plan to spend quite some time in your wheelchair, then you are advised to add customised cushions, backrests and other accessories that will add comfort. High-quality lightweight wheelchairs such as those available at Karma Mobility will be effective even for longer distances. However, a regular wheelchair may be a safer bet in this case, especially if you want someone to push it for you.

Learn more

To learn more about our wheelchairs and explore the differences between our models, visit our website or contact us today.

Invisible Braces Installation

Braces Made Better with Invisalign

Invisible Braces InstallationCrooked, crowded or spaced out teeth are not a life sentence. Dentistry has long had effective ways to straighten out teeth. However, there are not many adults today who are willing to endure the train track look at work or social events. Thankfully, they don’t need to. For adults in Orpington, braces are available that are more discreet and comfortable than before.

One of the most discreet braces in Orpington is Invisalign, available at Orpington Dental Care and other dental clinics with dentists trained in Invisalign.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign stands out from the crowd when it comes to discreet braces in Orpington as they are made of plastic, not metal. A series of clear plastic moulds, called aligners, are custom-made for each patient. Each aligner is worn for 7-10 days during which time they gently nudge the teeth into place.

The clear, transparent design of Invisalign braces in Orpington make them the ideal choice for adults with mild to moderate misalignments who don’t want to draw attention to their teeth straightening treatment.

What other benefits come with Invisalign?

Invisalign aligners are removable so patients don’t have to worry about food getting stuck in their braces as they can take them out at mealtimes. Aligners can also be removed to brush and floss the teeth, making dental hygiene no more difficult than before treatment began. Despite the aligners having to be worn for at least 20-22 hours a day, these braces in Orpington have minimal impact on patients’ lifestyles.

Why invest in braces?

Treatment with braces, whether Invisalign or otherwise, creates straighter teeth. These are easier to keep clean and wear more evenly, which means reduced chances of the teeth getting damaged or diseased and needing to be replaced. This means less time spent in the dental chair and lower dental expenses. Then there is the cosmetic side of things. A straighter set of teeth usually makes for a more confident smile, with all the knock-on effects that can have on personal and professional interactions.

Patients considering braces in Orpington should consult a dentist to find out if Invisalign, or another form of braces, is most suitable for their needs.