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8 Aug 2014

What if i had dental phobia?

Submitted by admin on August 8, 2014

Do you offer sedation for dental procedures? Would you recommend it for people with phobias?

During orthodontic treatment, you often attend every 6 weeks during an average 18-month treatment. If you had a dental phobia, orthodontic treatment would probably not be a good option until you felt comfortable with seeing your dentist in the first instance for routine check-ups. Once you were comfortable with attending your re...

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28 Jul 2014

West Centre of Orthodontics Opens a New Facility

Submitted by admin on July 28, 2014

Patients of West London Centre of Orthodontics now have two locations from which to choose

In an effort to better serve our patients, and lessen wait times, we at the West Centre of Orthodontics have recently opened a second Central London facility, on Harley Place. This sister site to our flagship facility on Hammersmith Grove will afford Londoners the luxury of quicker, more convenient care, in a comfortable, state...

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23 Jul 2014

Dietary Tips and Tricks for Those Who Wear Braces

Submitted by admin on July 23, 2014

The foods and beverages you consume while wearing braces directly affect the outcome of your braces treatment In this article, I’d like to discuss the importance of making the proper food choices while undergoing your brace treatment, as the foods you choose will in large determine your brace-wearing success. Foods to ea...

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10 Jul 2014

How much can Invisalign cost me?

Submitted by admin on July 10, 2014

Do Invisalign prices vary from office to office? How can I decide where to go?

Invisalign fees can vary but you have to make sure you read thoroughly what the fee contains. With all our treatment fees we include the entire treatment - all your appointments including any emergencies, your retainers and monitoring you during the retention period for an additional year. So there are no hidden surprises during...

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19 Jun 2014

Should i see a dentist or a orthodontist?

Submitted by admin on June 19, 2014

What is the difference between a cosmetic dentist and an orthodontist?

All orthodontists are dentists but only a smaller number of dentists are orthodontists. To become a specialist orthodontist requires further extensive specialist training. Orthodontic treatment starts with the end goal in mind – one has to plan the desired result which has to be stable and ensuring the patients’ profile is k...

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16 Jun 2014

Oral health advice for pregnacies

Submitted by admin on June 16, 2014

How can I maintain oral health while pregnant?

During pregnancy, the hormones can cause a heightened or increased response to plaque – for example, a small amount of plaque which would not normally cause the gums to become inflamed, can cause an increased amount of inflammation or gingivitis during pregnancy. It may be advisable to use an electric or sonic tooth brush whic...

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22 May 2014

Do i have to wear a retainer?

Submitted by admin on May 22, 2014

What is the importance of wearing retainers after orthodontic treatments?

The most important stage of orthodontic treatment is retention. When the braces are removed, the teeth naturally want to move back into their original positions in varying degrees. The teeth will form new 'fibre attachments' into their new positions but this takes time as it’s a natural healing process. Retainers will 'hold' t...

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7 Apr 2014

Can everyone get Invisalign invisible braces?

Submitted by admin on April 7, 2014

Can everyone get Invisalign invisible braces, including children?

Yes, you most certainly can wear Invisalign as a teenager. Some of the more severe cases may not be possible to treat with Invisalign and Dr Kyi will assess your suitability for Invisalign braces. The Invisalign aligners are worn for approximately 22 hours a day and changed every two weeks. One of the many advantages of Invisali...

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1 Apr 2014

When can a person start getting braces?

Submitted by admin on April 1, 2014

How young is too young to get braces?

When the new adult teeth are erupting in some children, these new teeth can erupt in the wrong position and can cause problems to the neighboring teeth. In a number of these cases, we provide orthodontic treatment to patients as young as eight years old to correct the ‘bite’. We often use a removable brace, but in some cases...

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27 Mar 2014

Which braces should i get?

Submitted by admin on March 27, 2014

How do I determine if clear braces / metal braces is right for me?

If appearance is important and you are looking to wear clear and discrete braces –then clear ceramic braces are an excellent choice. They are transparent and tooth coloured braces. They look great but also work in the same way as traditional metal braces – providing the same results. Metal braces are great if you wish to...

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