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Everything You Need to Know about Orthodontics

Posted On: 12th May 2016
Know about Orthodontics

Six top tips about orthodontic treatment:

1. Always see a specialist

Although many dentists offer orthodontic services but the best idea will always be to go and see a specialist.  An orthodontist near me will have done a minimum of three extra years training on top of their dental training.


2. Children are not the only ones who have braces

Over recent years many more adults in the UK have been seeking orthodontic treatment. In fact it is never too late to think of this kind of treatment.  What has put them off has often been the thought of braces.  Now with the new invisible braces adults can discover a whole new smile and a lot of new confidence.


3. You won’t qualify for a role in ugly betty

The train track braces that the comedy programme Ugly Betty featured were enough to put anybody off considering braces.  Invisalign aligners are manufactured from a clear plastic and unlike metal braces, they can be removed to eat, and clean and for that special occasion.  The Incognito brace will fit behind the teeth and that makes them almost invisible.

4. It’s not just a straight smile

A great smile is certainly a wonderful thing to have. But having straighter teeth will also help you to keep them clean and healthy and will allow them to function better. Our Orthodontic gallery will show you some results.

5. Retainers are essential

Wearing retainers after you have had your teeth realigned is vital to ensure that the teeth to not move back to the old position.  Retainers can either be fixed or removable.  Fixed retainers are attached to the back of the teeth and the removable type is usually worn at night only with the retainers being left out during the day.


6. There is no need for a referral

You will not have to ask your dentist to refer you for orthodontic assessment or treatment.  Contact us to set up an appointment for a consultation with your orthodontist in Stanmore.