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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".

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I’ve been taking good care of my teeth since I was ten years old

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on October 5, 2010

I've been taking good care of my teeth since I was ten years old but I always hear the same thing from my dentists: "Clean, but crooked." I can't change that with my toothbrush, but I have been wondering if removable braces might be an option for somebody that wants to do some 'housekeeping.' What do you think?

It’s great to hear that you are ‘clean’ even if crooked. Often having crooked teeth may make it a bit more difficult to clean the teeth as food and plaque can often get trapped. It depends on the degree of crookedness which is present to see if you are suitable for removable braces. Invisalign is a type of removable brace and works really well to straighten crooked teeth, but often works best in the milder cases. If the teeth are severely crooked, you may need fixed braces and possibly some space may need to be provided. Invisalign works by moving the teeth in small incremental amounts every time you change your aligner. The Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible braces and provide good aesthetics. You can remove Invisalign aligners for eating and toothbrushing. Another option for invisible braces are lingual braces. Lingual braces are fixed braces which are fitted on the inside surfaces of your teeth and you cannot see these braces, they are as close as you will get to having invisible braces. But these work like normal fixed braces and achieve very similar results as you would get with fixed braces like ceramic braces. There are many brace options available for adults with Invisalign offering a removable option and lingual braces offering virtually invisible braces. So, hopefully you will find a brace treatment option that will be suitable for you and your dentist will be saying ‘clean and straight!’ from now on!

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