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    "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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    "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

I had braces as a child and now my teeth are coming out of alignment

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on February 11, 2010

I had braces as a child and now my teeth are coming out of alignment. On the bottom teeth, it looks like just one tooth is pushing inward and that upsets that whole row of teeth. Could removable braces be used to push that single tooth back into place?

Sorry to hear your teeth are becoming out of alignment after wearing braces as a child. Do you still have your retainers? With time, the teeth can move a little, especially the lower front teeth. If your tooth movement is mild and it sounds like this may be the case, then a removable brace like Invisalign could work to straighten your teeth. Invisalign is a clear aligner which you can remove for eating and toothbrushing, and are nearly invisible braces. They are very different from the fixed braces you would have worn when you were younger. But to ensure your teeth do not move back after this second course of orthodontic treatment, wearing retainers are very important. It is highly likely we would want to fit a fixed retainer to keep your lower teeth straight. It is best to see an orthodontist at this early stage before the risk of any further tooth movement to see if you are suitable for Invisalign brace treatment.

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