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27 Mar 2014

Which braces should i get?

Submitted by admin on March 27, 2014

How do I determine if clear braces / metal braces is right for me?

If appearance is important and you are looking to wear clear and discrete braces –then clear ceramic braces are an excellent choice. They are transparent and tooth coloured braces. They look great but also work in the same way as traditional metal braces – providing the same results. Metal braces are great if you wish to...

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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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2 Apr 2012

What sort of braces do you offer?

Submitted by admin on April 2, 2012

I live near London and I’m interested in coming to your centre for orthodontics. What sort of braces do you offer?

Thank you for your interest in our London orthodontic practice. We are really pleased to say we can offer you the full range of brace treatment. Our specialist orthodontist would provide a comprehensive orthodontic consultation to assess your needs and would be able to recommend a brace treatment suitable for your teeth. We have...

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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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28 Mar 2012

Is my 9-year-old daughter too young to get braces?

Submitted by admin on March 28, 2012

My daughter is 9 and she had a very large overbite, which impedes her speech. Is she too young to get braces?

There are certain types of removable braces which can be fitted at an earlier age to start correcting an overbite. Each case must be individually assessed and I would recommend that you arrange an orthodontic consultation with an orthodontic specialist for your daughter, to allow an orthodontic assessment to be carried out. ...

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22 Mar 2012

What options do I have for “invisible” braces?

Submitted by admin on March 22, 2012

I’m 30 and have been working professionally in London for many years now. I don’t want any of my clients or coworkers to know that I have braces. Is there a way to fix my teeth without having to get train-track braces?

Yes, absolutely, fixed train-track braces are no longer the big metal braces you may remember from your childhood. Brace treatment technology has improved greatly. You no longer need to feel self-conscious about wearing braces or having brace treatment. Truly invisible braces called lingual braces are available. Lingual braces a...

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