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What Is Short-Term Orthodontics? Posted on: August 2, 2017

Short-term orthodontics

  Braces can achieve dramatic and sometimes life-changing transformations. They’re not, however, a ‘quick fix’. Conventional orthodontic treatment with fixed braces typically takes 12-18 months, sometimes longer. This involves straightening your front and back teeth and making sure they bite … Continue reading

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Are Lingual Braces Available Through the NHS? Posted on: June 27, 2017

Invisible braces NHS

  NHS funding for orthodontic treatment can be somewhat confusing. Currently, it’s generally available to under 18s who need straighter teeth to improve their dental health. This is usually determined by a dentist or orthodontist, using a British index known … Continue reading

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Can We Speed up Orthodontic Treatment? Posted on: March 23, 2017

Short-term orthodontics

  Braces are a fantastic way to straighten crooked teeth, but sadly they have never been (and never will be) a quick fix. Treatment times vary patient to patient – but you’ll most likely be looking at months, or sometimes … Continue reading

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What Is an Orthodontic Therapist? Posted on: March 7, 2017

Orthodontic therapist blog

  Orthodontic therapists are a relatively new addition to the orthodontic team. Their role is to work alongside a specialist orthodontist or dentist to perform routine orthodontic treatments. It’s now fairly common for NHS orthodontic treatment in particular to be … Continue reading

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Bespoke Braces Posted on: December 14, 2016

Customised orthodontics

  There is now a huge choice of different braces for patients to choose from, including removable aligners, clear fixed braces, and our favourite, lingual braces. Over the years we’ve seen braces get more and more discreet, which has been … Continue reading

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Will Lingual Braces Affect Your Speech? Posted on: September 26, 2016

Lingual braces and speech

  Anyone who has ever worn a retainer or gumshield will be all too aware of the impact they can have on your speech. So it’s understandable that if you’re considering lingual braces you may have concerns about how they’ll … Continue reading

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How Do Lingual Braces Move Teeth? Posted on: August 8, 2016

How do lingual braces work

  If you’ve explored our website you’re probably au fait with the benefits of lingual braces: they look just like fixed braces but they’re ingeniously placed behind your teeth – you won’t find a brace that’s more discreet. They’re also … Continue reading

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Retainers After Lingual Braces Posted on: June 30, 2016

removable retainer

  After wearing lingual braces, or in fact braces of any type, retainers are a necessity. Their job is to stop your teeth from moving and maintain the great results from your orthodontic treatment. If you don’t wear retainers following … Continue reading

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How Much Do Lingual Braces Cost? Posted on: June 10, 2016

Cost of lingual braces

  If you’ve found yourself researching lingual braces for the first time, you probably have a lot of questions. One of the most important is likely to be ‘how much do lingual braces cost?’. Unfortunately we can’t give you an … Continue reading

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What is a Specialist Orthodontist? Posted on: May 20, 2016

Orthodontist image

  In the UK a specialist orthodontist is a dentist who has undergone three years of dedicated training in orthodontics. There are a number of specialist areas in dentistry, including oral surgery, endodontics (root canal therapy) and prosthodontics (restorative treatments … Continue reading

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