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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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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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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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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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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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22 May 2014

Do i have to wear a retainer?

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi 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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