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2 Jul 2019

How Long Is the Average Invisalign Treatment?

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on July 2, 2019

Thousands of people get Invisalign in London every year with the aim of achieving a glowing smile. However, teeth don’t just straighten overnight. The amount of time Invisalign takes to restore a straight smile depends on a variety of factors. Read on to find out more about the length of the average Invisalign treatment and th...

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11 Jun 2019

Visit Us In July For Your Free Invisalign Scan

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on June 11, 2019

Have you ever wondered what your smile would look like after an Invisalign treatment? The wait is finally over! Join us for our Invisalign Open Day on July 9th and July 10th, where we offer free Invisalign scans to reveal your dream smile. We’re excited to feature iTero technology, a visual display of how Invisalign clear alig...

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3 Jun 2019

The Truth About Clear Aligner Startups

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on June 3, 2019

You may have seen a wealth of ads trying to sell you cheaper alternatives to Invisalign clear aligners. However, while these clear aligner startups may be more affordable, they don’t offer the same quality as Invisalign itself. With Welcome Orthodontics West London Invisalign, you’ll receive a thorough evaluation, as well as...

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2 May 2019

Everything You Need To Know About Invisalign Teen

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on May 2, 2019

Invisalign Teen is a great orthodontic option for teenagers looking for a straighter smile without having to wear metal braces. While Invisalign Teen may look like a retainer, this treatment moves your teeth rather than holding them in place.Your orthodontist will design a treatment plan and then get Invisalign to create you...

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29 Mar 2019

5 Tips For Choosing The Best London Orthodontist

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on March 29, 2019

Choosing the best London orthodontist is becoming extremely difficult as there are more practices opening across the city. However, whether you’re in need of braces or any other treatment, it’s important you choose a practitioner with the right experience, credentials, and above all, a good reputation.How to Choose t...

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14 Nov 2018

INVISALIGN TEEN – BRACES THAT FIT YOUR LIFESTYLE

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on November 14, 2018

INVISALIGN TEEN – BRACES THAT FIT YOUR LIFESTYLE Getting through the teenage years is certainly a whirlwind: between school, home life, dating and hanging out with friends, there’s a lot to deal with. Growing up is tough, but luckily metal braces are now a thing of the past. A sombre thought, isn’t it? Well, we have ...

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13 Jun 2018

National Smile Month: Strong Teeth Make Strong Kids

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on June 13, 2018

This month sees the annual National Smile Month campaign to promote healthy oral health.Regular tooth brushing with a fluoridated toothpaste Cutting down on sugary foods and drinks Visiting your dentist at regular intervalsThere is a focus on supporting and educating parents to help their children develop the ri...

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13 Mar 2018

How are fixed braces adjusted?

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on March 13, 2018

You have probably heard of braces being ‘tightened’ and wondering what that may mean.Your braces adjustment appointments will normally be scheduled every 4-6 weeks. Some braces systems like the Damon braces system allow these appointments to be 8-10 weeks. It is vital that your orthodontic treatment is regularly reviewe...

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16 Jan 2018

Why you need to stop a thumb sucking habit

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on January 16, 2018

Thumb SuckingFor some of us as parents and children, we know how difficult it is to stop 'the habit' i.e. thumb-sucking! It is probably one of the most common habits, and for the majority of us, we often stop in our early years. However, it is a hard habit to break and there are several ways and bribes that we have all given...

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24 Oct 2017

Early orthodontic treatment

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on October 24, 2017

Is it there any benefit of having brace treatment even though my child still has baby teeth?We are often asked to carry out an orthodontic consultation for children under the age of ten to assess the development of their teeth. The average age for an orthodontic consultation is around eleven years. Children usually start gai...

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11 Oct 2017

Whitening Toothpastes – do they work?

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on October 11, 2017

There are several whitening kinds of toothpaste on the market. A whitening toothpaste doesn't change the actual colour of your teeth but they may be effective at removing surface staining. These kinds of toothpaste typically contain more abrasive ingredients, such as silica, which scrub the surface of the teeth.Teeth wh...

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29 Sep 2016

Anniversary Celebrations!!

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on September 29, 2016

We held a champagne anniversary celebration to mark five years of opening our practice at Hammersmith Grove. Thank you so much to everyone who came to the party and all your wonderful warm wishes. There was a prize draw in the evening and our lucky winner Anne-Marie won a trip away on Eurostar. Anne-Marie was so thrilled as the ...

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13 Sep 2016

Cleaning Invisalign Trays

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on September 13, 2016

Invisalign aligners are a convenient way to achieve your ideal smile. Less noticeable than traditional metal braces, Invisalign treatment offers patients a teeth-straightening option that does not require the aesthetic compromise. Moreover, aligners do not scrape or irritate the inside or the mouth. However, when not cared for p...

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2 Jun 2016

The Five Best Foods to Beat Bad Breath

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on June 2, 2016

The foods we eat affect our breath. Garlic and onions, known for their infection-fighting properties, have many health benefits. However, these healing vegetables can also leave the mouth with a distinctive, pungent odour. Cheese is another culprit, capable of creating sour breath after one bite. But what are the best foods to h...

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10 Mar 2016

How to Get the Most Out of Your Invisalign Treatment

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on March 10, 2016

Invisalign, or invisible braces, is a popular and effective way to align crooked teeth. Invisalign treatment uses a series of clear aligners to gently move and straighten the teeth. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign treatment is less perceptible to others, making it a great option for those who wish to straighten the...

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9 Apr 2015

What is the Proper Way to Floss for Braces?

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on April 9, 2015

The Proper Way to Floss for Braces

When you are wearing braces whether they are removable (e.g. Invisalign) or fixed braces, it is vital that you maintain excellent oral hygiene all throughout treatment. As there is something ‘foreign’ in your mouth, any food or plaque can be left behind on the brace and if not removed can result in a higher risk of decay or ...

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19 Feb 2015

What Does It Mean To Tighten Braces?

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on February 19, 2015

How Are Braces Adjusted?

You have probably heard of the braces being tightened and wondering what that means.The adjustment appointments are normally every 4-6 weeks. Some brace systems allow these appointments to be 8-10 weeks. It is vital that your treatment is regularly reviewed and monitored by your orthodontist. Your orthodontist will advise yo...

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11 Feb 2015

How to Brush with Braces

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on February 11, 2015

Should I use an electric toothbrush with my braces?

We have a number of patients ask us this question. The most important aspect whether you use a manual or electric toothbrush is cleaning the teeth on all surfaces to ensure there is no more plaque or food left behind. If you don’t brush well or for long enough time, it doesn’t matter if you have the latest best toothbrush in...

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29 Jan 2015

Damon Brace Vs. Fixed Brace?

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on January 29, 2015

What Is The Difference Between A Damon Brace And A "Fixed Brace"?

Modern orthodontic treatment as we now know, has advanced over time to allow precise control over teeth, which results in being able to achieve excellent results.The fixed part of the brace is the bracket which is attached to each tooth individually. There is a wire which connects all the brackets together and is held in pl...

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5 Nov 2014

How Can I Straighten My Wisdom Tooth/ Teeth?

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on November 5, 2014

Braces and Wisdom TeethWisdom teeth are commonly the last adult teeth to erupt. They are also well-known for not erupting and lying dormant for several years. They can be impacted, meaning they can be positioned at an angle instead of being positioned ‘straight’. The x-rays below shows two lower wisdom teeth being impact...

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8 Oct 2014

How can I treat teeth crowding?

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on October 8, 2014

What is crowded teeth?

Braces and Teeth ExtractionOne of the most common reasons for having orthodontic treatment is crowded teeth, which can cause the teeth to appear crooked. The teeth often overlap each other and this can cause food or plaque to become trapped between the teeth. Flossing can be quite difficult as the contacts are very tight, so...

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19 Sep 2014

Metal braces and sports?

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on September 19, 2014

Will metal braces cut my child's mouth if he plays contact sports?

If you are playing contact sports it is essential to wear a mouthguard. Contact sports include hockey, rugby, boxing or any sport which involves physical contact or moving objects.A third of dental trauma injuries are from a sport. Teeth can be broken or even completely knocked out. Also, the inside of the mouth and gums ca...

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9 Sep 2014

What if i have sensitive teeth?

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on September 9, 2014

Which braces are ideal if I have sensitive teeth?

There are a number of reasons why you may have sensitive teeth, and it’s important to find out the reason why the teeth are sensitive. Before having brace treatment, it is vital to be assessed by your dentist to find the cause of the sensitivity and have the appropriate dental treatment completed.If there is some gum rec...

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4 Sep 2014

What is a retainer used for?

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on September 4, 2014

Why do I have to wear a retainer after removing my braces?

This is the most important stage of treatment. The active brace treatment will result in your great smile but only the retainer will ensure it is always a great smile.The teeth need time to adjust in their new positions and with any process in the body – it takes time for the tissues to adapt and re-organise. The fibres w...

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