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All the latest news and updates from Ewell and Orthodontics in general.

Teeth retainers – everything you need to know

Many people have retainers during orthodontic treatment, whilst this term is often used to describe the orthodontic appliance itself, this is not strictly true, so this blog post will help the reader understand more about teeth retainers, the types of retainers and went retainers should be used. Let's get this straight Pun intended! lots of people talk about their orthodontic appliance and call it a retainer. There are 2 different types of orthodontic appliance: Active appliance. This is an active appliance which is actively placing pressure on to your teeth to move them in the desired direction. Passive [...]

How to Find a Local Orthodontist

As people become  more and more informed about the different ways to straighten crooked teeth we are finding that more people are looking for a good orthodontist locally to them. But how do you go about finding one? If your question is, "How do I find a good orthodontist near me"… then how should this be answered? In this blog post we take a look at different ways to find a good orthodontist how to be sure you get the treatment you want and deserve. What is the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist? Did you know [...]

See the results before they happen with our state-of-the-art digital imaging

We can now scan your teeth digitally with our iTero Element-2 scanner. This state-of-the-art technology allows us to create a digital image of your teeth, replacing the need for the rather messy and sometimes unpleasant conventional impressions (moulds). You can even see how your teeth may look after treatment with our Outcome Simulator, helping you visualise the results before they happen. This process is done as part of your orthodontic assessment and planning in our dedicated scanning surgery. A hand-held “wand” is used to capture the digital image of your teeth. It is passed slowly over all surfaces [...]

Free consultations for under 18s* and no waiting list

Have you been told there is a waiting list for your child's NHS Orthodontic assessment? We understand that this can be very frustrating for parents and cause anxiety for patients. You can avoid any delay here at Ewell. Initial consultations for under 18s are available free* and there is no waiting list at all. You may have been advised that your child does not meet the criteria for NHS treatment - Although we do not provide treatment on the NHS, we can provide a second opinion.  You can also compare our affordable treatment options and convenient out of school [...]

My local dentist offers Orthodontic Treatment. Why do I need a Specialist Orthodontist?

Why would you come to see Ewell for orthodontic treatment over your local dentist? Well, your local dentist may offer limited orthodontic treatments, but are they qualified to guide you on the best and most effective treatment for your specific needs? Richard and Faiza both qualified as dentists back in the mid 1990’s. They then undertook an additional three years of postgraduate training to become qualified as Specialists in Orthodontics. Unlike your local dentist, that’s all they do, Orthodontics all day every day. Nothing else. This means that they have a vast amount of experience in all aspects [...]