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9 Apr 2015

What is the Proper Way to Floss for Braces?

Submitted by admin 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?

Submitted by admin 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

Submitted by admin 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 i...

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29 Jan 2015

Damon Brace Vs. Fixed Brace?

Submitted by admin 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?

Submitted by admin on November 5, 2014

Braces and Wisdom Teeth Wisdom 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?

Submitted by admin on October 8, 2014

What is crowded teeth?

Braces and Teeth Extraction One of the commonest reasons for having orthodontic treatment is crowded teeth, which can cause the teeth to be 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, s...

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19 Sep 2014

Metal braces and sports?

Submitted by admin 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 includes hockey, rugby, boxing or any sport which involves physical contact or moving objects. A third of dental trauma injuries are from sport. Teeth can be broken or even completely knocked out. Also the inside of the mouth and gums can ...

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9 Sep 2014

What if i have sensitive teeth?

Submitted by admin 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?

Submitted by admin 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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11 Aug 2014

Submitted by admin on August 11, 2014

What is high definition digital radiograph technology and how do you use it during assessments?

One of the most important assessments before starting treatment is assessing the roots and bone levels to ensure you are suitable for treatment. One of the main risk factors with brace treatment is root shortening. In all patients with braces there will be some minor changes. However, in some cases this can be more severe and of...

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