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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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  • West London Orthodontist - Real Patient Testimonials

    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".

    *Results May Vary

My daughter just got her braces

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

My daughter just got her braces. She is interested in attending an overnight camp. Is there any reason not to let her go to camp for a week because of the braces?

Definitely let her go to camp, orthodontic treatment must not interfere with the important things in life! Even straight after fitting fixed braces, you can go back to work or school. When the fixed braces are fitted, everything is ‘set’ i.e. the glue on back of each bracket sets straight away. The most important aspect is the aftercare – your daughter must follow the diet advice and oral hygiene instructions that have been given. As long as these are followed, then there is no problem whether she is away on camp or at home. She may be in mild discomfort for the first few days after fitting the fixed braces, but a mild painkiller will help resolve this. Remember to pack some wax in her overnight bag. Mainly during the first week, the brackets and wire ends of the fixed braces may rub the inside of her cheeks while they are getting used to them. Placing a ball of softened wax over the area will help the soft tissues and make it feel more comfortable. Hope she has a great time away!

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