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An adult’s guide to clear braces

27th June 2022

For many, the word ‘braces’ drudges up memories of awkward teenage years wearing traditional, metal orthodontic braces and often these memories make some adults cringe when they hear that they need braces by their dentist. Thankfully, the stigma of braces no longer applies, and more and more adults are opting for modern, orthodontic treatment.

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Eating and drinking with Invisalign – a guide

25th April 2022

You may have heard of the eating restrictions needed for traditional braces, for example cutting up large pieces of meat and avoiding chewing gum etc, but as Invisalign is a state-of-the-art alternative to braces, the restrictions are different.

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The dangers of at-home braces. Are they safe?

7th December 2021

The advancements in orthodontic treatment over the last decade have meant that more discreet orthodontic options are now available, such as clear aligner systems like Invisalign. Aligners quickly rose in popularity, however, over the past few years there has also been a rise in at-home aligner treatment heavily promoted across the Internet, television and even TFL tube adverts!

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8 Invisalign myths debunked

8th June 2021

Traditional braces and teeth straightening were once only considered for severe crowding and misaligned teeth, however with rise of cosmetic dentistry and the invention of the virtually invisible braces, people seeking ways to improve both major and minor crowding have sky-rocketed in the last decade!

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Which invisible brace is the most discreet?

15th July 2019

Think braces are all clunky train tracks with brightly coloured elastic bands and teenage angst? Think again! There are more discreet ways to achieve a beautiful smile and as we are one of the few general practices that have specialists in orthodontics, we can offer our patients the top three ‘invisible’ orthodontic treatments.

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3 reasons to consider adult orthodontic treatment

27th January 2019

Traditionally, orthodontic treatment was something associated with the teenage years, however, the demand for teeth straightening has grown immensely amongst adults in recent years. Some may have missed out on braces in their teen years, some may have had orthodontic treatment only for their teeth to move back because of lack of aftercare and others may just want to make little tweaks to their smile.

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FAQs about Invisalign

17th January 2018

Invisalign is one of the most popular brace around! It straightens your smile by using a series of clear removable aligners, which gently guide your teeth into position. Our Invisalign provider, Dr Reena Ali (our principal dentist), always covers the details of your treatment at your initial consultation, but simply to familiarise yourself with the ins and outs of Invisalign, here are a few of the most common questions we get.

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10 ways to improve your smile

16th May 2017

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that having a healthy mouth is not only good for your oral health but your overall health too. However, improving your smile can have a knock-on effect on many aspects of your life, not just health! Feeling confident when smiling can mean better luck in your career, finally having the confidence to go on that date and generally having a more positive mind-set in your every-day life.

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