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    Real Patient Testimonials

    "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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    Real Patient Testimonials

    "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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LOOKING AFTER YOUR REMOVABLE BRACES AT HOME

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on April 20, 2020

How can I take care of my removable braces at home?

Here are our Top Tips for protecting your removable brace while at home: 1) Keep it clean and prevent plaque build-up – which can lead to bad breath as well as cavities – by always cleaning it whenever you remove it; 2) Store it in its protective case when you’re not wearing it, even if for only a short time; 3) Don’t eat anything, including chewing gum, or drink anything, other than plain water, while still wearing your aligners, as you risk scratching, warping or breaking them.

What if I don’t wear my removable braces at home?

If you’ve forgotten to wear your removable brace, as soon as you remember, simply clean your teeth and the brace before putting it back in your mouth. For best results, you need to wear Invisalign, for example, for at least 22 hours a day – any less and your treatment time could be longer. If you haven’t worn your brace for more than a day and it feels uncomfortably snug, please contact us for advice.

What if my breath starts smelling from removable braces at home?

If you notice you’re getting bad breath, the rotten egg smell comes from bacteria breaking down plaque build-up and food particles left on or between your teeth or on your aligner. To fix this, be sure to do the following: 1) Brush your teeth for 2 minutes twice a day as well as 20 minutes after eating anything; 2) Use an interdental brush or floss to clean between your teeth; 3) Rinse and clean your aligner as soon as you take it out of your mouth.

What if I lose my removable braces at home?

If your aligner goes missing, it’s not the end of the world. If you’ve just switched to the aligner you’ve lost, simply go back to wearing the previous one. But if you were about to move on to your next aligner, you’ll probably be able to start wearing that one earlier. However, please get in touch with us so we can advise you as to what’s best in your particular case.

What if I’m in discomfort or pain from my removable braces at home?

If it’s the edge of your aligner that’s rubbing, use a nail file to gently smooth it. If it’s your teeth, remember that it’s quite normal for them to ache or feel slightly uncomfortable when you switch to a new set of aligners, as your teeth are gently being moved to their next position. If any discomfort doesn’t settle down after a couple of days and over-the-counter pain relief doesn’t help, or if it turns to actual pain, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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