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    Real Patient Testimonials

    "My treatment was easy and fast. To the people at , I want to thank you for your kindness and hospitality. All of you were extremely helpful and I did not feel like a patient because of the extreme amiability I was treated..."

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  • West London Orthodontist - Real Patient Testimonials

    Real Patient Testimonials

    "I am very satisfied with the results! Dr. Chaw Su Kyi explained the process from the beginning in a concise and clear way and was extremely helpful and patient with me since I am a bit of a sissy when it comes to going to the dentist! My teeth are now straight and look lovely."

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  • West London Orthodontist - Real Patient Testimonials

    Real Patient Testimonials

    "My treatment was excellent! Well inside the time frame given, if there was a problem the staff were all too happy to help. The treatment was quick and easy, with regular check ups to make sure everything was going to plan. I could not have hoped for anything better."

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  • West London Orthodontist - Real Patient Testimonials

    Real Patient Testimonials

    "My teeth are now straight and look lovely. I am very satisfied with the results! Dr. Chaw Su Kyi explained the process from the beginning in a concise and clear way and was extremely helpful and patient with me since I am a bit of a sissy when it comes to going to the dentist! My teeth are now straight and look lovely".

    *Results May Vary

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11 Jan 2010

I’m an adult and interested in getting braces

Submitted by admin on January 11, 2010

I’m an adult and interested in getting braces. Are there things I can do to make them less obvious and play them down?

There are now a number of cosmetic brace options available. The brackets can be clear rather than the metal brackets and look more discrete. If you didn’t want to show the braces at all, then lingual braces are the choice for you. The brackets are fitted on the inner surfaces of the teeth and no-one will see that you are weari...

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10 Jan 2010

Are rubber bands still used for people with braces?

Submitted by admin on January 10, 2010

Are rubber bands still used for people with braces? What do they do exactly?

Rubber bands or elastics are often worn when we start to correct the bite or start to close space in extraction cases. They are worn either full or part time, and often are attached by you from the upper brace to the lower brace to move the teeth into the correct position. They can be removed for eating, tooth-brushing and won't...

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9 Jan 2010

Is it possible to get braces to straighten

Submitted by admin on January 9, 2010

Is it possible to get braces to straighten my teeth but not have them glued to my teeth?

Yes it is! Invisalign are clear aligners which you can remove when you are eating and tooth-brushing. The aligners are otherwise worn full-time, and new aligners fitted every 2 weeks. Your teeth will move and straighten with each new aligner....

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8 Jan 2010

How do braces work to straighten teeth?

Submitted by admin on January 8, 2010

How do braces work to straighten teeth?

Brackets are attached to each tooth individually and there is a wire which is held into each bracket by an elastic band. The brackets stay attached to the teeth until the end of treatment. At most visits the wire is changed - 'the brace is tightened'. The first few wires which are inserted are light flexible wires and when they ...

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7 Jan 2010

I know that getting braces for crooked

Submitted by admin on January 7, 2010

I know that getting braces for crooked teeth is good from an aesthetic standpoint, but are there any medical reasons to get your teeth straightened?

One of the benefits of having straighter teeth is that it's easier to keep them clean. Often food and plaque can get trapped between crooked teeth and flossing may be more difficult. This may increase your risk of having gum disease or tooth decay....

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6 Jan 2010

My 9-year-old’s upper teeth are very crowded

Submitted by admin on January 6, 2010

My 9-year-old’s upper teeth are very crowded. Will her jaw grow as she gets older and resolve this problem. If not, is this fixed with braces?

Crowding is a very common reason to have brace treatment. The upper jaw will grow a small amount over the next few years, but if your daughter's teeth are already very crowded, there is unlikely to be enough growth to accommodate all the teeth. Brace treatment will resolve the crowding and is quite likely extractions may also be...

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5 Jan 2010

My kids all have very crooked teeth

Submitted by admin on January 5, 2010

My kids all have very crooked teeth

They should ideally have an orthodontic assessment around 10 years of age to assess the development. Normally braces are fitted once all their adult teeth have erupted, but sometimes it is necessary to start treatment earlier before all the adult teeth have erupted. ...

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4 Jan 2010

Is it possible braces will ll go back to their original position later in my life?

Submitted by admin on January 4, 2010

If I get braces now to fix my crooked teeth, is it possible that they’ll go back to their original position later in my life?

The most important part of orthodontic treatment is the retainers. All patients who have had orthodontic treatment must wear retainers after they have finished with their active treatment.  The teeth need a period to 'settle' after the braces are removed during which time the retainers are worn, normally 6 months full-time ...

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3 Jan 2010

Orthodontist

Submitted by admin on January 3, 2010

Is it necessary to have an orthodontist do my braces? Can my family dentist do this?

An orthodontist has undergone three further years of specialist training during which time they have often carried out a Masters degree and following this a further specialist examination set by The Royal College of Surgeons to attain their Membership in Orthodontics. They are then able to register as a Specialist on the General...

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2 Jan 2010

Braces

Submitted by admin on January 2, 2010

I’m 38 years old. When I was a child I had braces on my upper teeth but not on my bottoms and I’d like to get them now. Braces today are so different from how they were when I was a child. Can you explain what some of my options are?

There are a number of options available to you. Clear brackets which are sometimes called ceramic braces can be fitted and have an excellent appearance. Damon braces are a system which often provides slightly quicker treatment time and longer appointment intervals to minimise the amount of time off work you need to come and atte...

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AAO - Member American Association of Orthodontists BDA - British Dental Association World Federation of Orthodontists BOS - British Orthodontic Society RCS - Advancing Surgical Slandaros British Dental Health Foundation British Lingual Orthodontic Society