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8 Aug 2014

What if i had dental phobia?

Submitted by admin on August 8, 2014

Do you offer sedation for dental procedures? Would you recommend it for people with phobias?

During orthodontic treatment, you often attend every 6 weeks during an average 18-month treatment. If you had a dental phobia, orthodontic treatment would probably not be a good option until you felt comfortable with seeing your dentist in the first instance for routine check-ups. Once you were comfortable with attending your re...

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19 Jun 2014

Should i see a dentist or a orthodontist?

Submitted by admin on June 19, 2014

What is the difference between a cosmetic dentist and an orthodontist?

All orthodontists are dentists but only a smaller number of dentists are orthodontists. To become a specialist orthodontist requires further extensive specialist training. Orthodontic treatment starts with the end goal in mind – one has to plan the desired result which has to be stable and ensuring the patients’ profile is k...

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18 Jan 2010

I recently heard something about removable braces

Submitted by admin on January 18, 2010

I recently heard something about removable braces and I love the idea of this. How do they work? Can they be used for everyone? I’m an adult and would like to know if they could work for me.

Invisalign treatment uses clear aligners which are removable for eating and tooth brushing. They work well in adults but not suitable for all cases but your orthodontist will be able to assess....

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3 Jan 2010

Orthodontist

Submitted by admin on January 3, 2010

Is it necessary to have an orthodontist do my braces? Can my family dentist do this?

An orthodontist has undergone three further years of specialist training during which time they have often carried out a Masters degree and following this a further specialist examination set by The Royal College of Surgeons to attain their Membership in Orthodontics. They are then able to register as a Specialist on the General...

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