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24 Oct 2017

Early orthodontic treatment

Submitted by admin on October 24, 2017

Is it there any benefit of having brace treatment even though my child still has baby teeth? We are often asked to carry out an orthodontic consultation for children under the age of ten to assess the development of their teeth. The average age for an orthodontic consultation is around eleven years. Children usually start gai...

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9 Apr 2015

What is the Proper Way to Floss for Braces?

Submitted by admin on April 9, 2015

The Proper Way to Floss for Braces

When you are wearing braces whether they are removable (e.g. Invisalign) or fixed braces, it is vital that you maintain excellent oral hygiene all throughout treatment. As there is something ‘foreign’ in your mouth, any food or plaque can be left behind on the brace and if not removed can result in a higher risk of decay or ...

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19 Feb 2015

What Does It Mean To Tighten Braces?

Submitted by admin 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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11 Feb 2015

How to Brush with Braces

Submitted by admin on February 11, 2015

Should I use an electric toothbrush with my braces?

We have a number of patients ask us this question. The most important aspect whether you use a manual or electric toothbrush is cleaning the teeth on all surfaces to ensure there is no more plaque or food left behind. If you don’t brush well or for long enough time, it doesn’t matter if you have the latest best toothbrush in...

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29 Jan 2015

Damon Brace Vs. Fixed Brace?

Submitted by admin 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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19 Mar 2014

How do braces effect my eating habits?

Submitted by admin on March 19, 2014

Can I still eat anything I like with Invisalign braces?

Invisalign braces are excellent as they are removable braces –you do not need to make any special adjustments to your diet or your tooth-brushing regimes. Invisalign braces are clear, transparent aligners and you remove them for eating and drinking. You can still enjoy crunching into an apple and eating nuts which you would no...

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25 Feb 2014

Can i still use a electric toothbrush?

Submitted by admin on February 25, 2014

Can I still use my electric toothbrush with my fixed braces?

Yes, you most certainly can. We do recommend the use of an electric toothbrush. Whether it is a normal electric toothbrush or a Sonicare brush – both are effective and will not damage the braces. ...

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7 Apr 2012

Can I come on my lunch hour?

Submitted by admin on April 7, 2012

Will I be able to get my orthodontic braces applied to my teeth on my lunch hour?

Yes absolutely! Having orthodontic braces fitted is quite a straightforward procedure. Your teeth are first polished, then a clear varnish applied onto the teeth. The fixed brace attachments called brackets are then placed onto the tooth surface. Finally, a thin flexible wire is inserted onto the brackets. Following the actual b...

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4 Apr 2012

What happens after treatment?

Submitted by admin on April 4, 2012

Will my teeth shift back to their original position after orthodontics treatment?

The most important stage of orthodontic treatment is wearing the retainers, often called the retention stage of orthodontic treatment. After your teeth have been straightened by removable or fixed braces, it takes time for the teeth to ‘settle-in’ into their new positions. The retention stage allows this settling. There are ...

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29 Mar 2012

Can my son still play his musical instrument with braces?

Submitted by admin on March 29, 2012

My son plays the trombone at The Rhythm Studio in London. Can he still play his instrument if he gets braces?

The trombone is a great instrument to be able to play. Fixed braces should not interfere with musical instruments and you should be able to obtain a lip seal to play the trombone. Initially the fixed braces may rub the inside of the lips. To help reduce ‘this rubbing’, we will show you how to place ‘wax’ which is a soft ...

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