Is It Safe to Straighten Teeth at Home? Posted on: October 26, 2017

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  Teeth straightening has historically been the domain of orthodontists and dentists. Recently though, we’ve seen a worrying number of teens and adults take matters into their own hands and experiment with ‘DIY braces’. Orthodontists and dental associations across the … Continue reading

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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

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  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

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  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

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

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  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

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  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

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

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  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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