As far as orthodontic treatment goes, clear aligners are relatively new. This popular method for straightening misaligned teeth without relying on brackets and wires has only been available for around 20 years. To put that in perspective, traditional braces were first invented way back in 1819 by French dentist Christophe-Francois Delabarre. And over the past … Read more Invisalign vs Online Aligners – What’s the difference?
Photo source If you’re newly engaged, let us take this opportunity to offer you our warmest congratulations. Planning a wedding is such a special time. It’s a unique opportunity to gather all your friends and family together in order to celebrate you and your partner. There’s no doubt that you’ll want to feel your absolute … Read more Should Orthodontic Treatment Be Part of Your Wedding Planning Preparations?
Photo source We are thrilled to be able to offer our patients so many orthodontic options. Though removable braces are growing in popularity, many people still prefer the advantages offered by fixed braces. Today’s fixed braces aren’t limited to just the ‘train track’ style contraptions you’re probably thinking of. There are a whole range of … Read more 5 Big Benefits of Ceramic Brackets
Photo source Making the decision to sign up for teeth realignment treatment can be a big one at the best of times, but if you’re a nervous dental patient it can be even harder. We understand that some people find visiting dental professionals and orthodontists difficult, but we don’t believe those people should miss out … Read more Embracing Orthodontic Treatment as a Nervous Patient
Photo source A fixed retainer is a great way to ensure your teeth stay in their new position. It can be used as a permanent alternative to a removable retainer. Fixed retainers are often recommended for orthodontic patients who’ve had significant teeth realignment treatment, often due to a severe malocclusion such as overcrowding. The fixed … Read more Best Practice Dental Hygiene with a Fixed Retainer
Photo source Have you ever heard the term ‘open bite’ and wondered what it means? An open bite is a kind of malocclusion, which is more simply described as an issue with teeth alignment. There are a whole range of different types of malocclusion, including overbites and underbites. If you have a malocclusion, it means … Read more Toothy Questions: What’s an Open Bite?
Photo source There are a whole variety of types of braces to choose from. Some may be right for your particular alignment issues, while others won’t be. Some will be a great fit for your lifestyle, while others won’t work quite so seamlessly for you. Some might be great during a later stage of your … Read more A Guide to Essix Retainers
Photo source November is a key month in the dental and orthodontic calendar as it’s Mouth Cancer Action Month. We believe this is an important issue to highlight as mouth cancer can be a devastating disease and most people don’t know how to spot the signs. It’s really important to be able to catch mouth … Read more Mouth Cancer Action Month
Photo source Does your usual dentist offer orthodontic treatment? It’s not uncommon for family dental practices to offer some types of realignment treatments, and you may be tempted to consider this, especially if you’re happy with the existing treatment that you and your family receive from them. What you may not know is that there’s … Read more The Difference Between a Dentist and a Specialist Orthodontist
Photo source You may not know this, but there are actually a range of different types of retainer. One of the most common types of retainer is the Hawley retainer. The Hawley retainer is made of a metal wire shaped to keep the six anterior teeth in the correct position. The wire is held securely … Read more A Guide to Hawley Retainers