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

What does an orthodontist do?

What does an orthodontist do? In this blog post we thought we'd go through some of the common questions we get asked about orthodontics and what orthodontists do. We will explain some of the problems an orthodontist can solve, along with some of the orthodontic treatments, plus we''ll also look at why it's important to support your local orthodontist. Are all orthodontists the same? No. Firstly, it's important to know the difference between a dentist offering orthodontic treatments and an orthodontist. Dentist - a dentist will have  a bachelors degree in dental science BDS. If they offer orthodontic treatments [...]

Lingual Braces – Everything You Need to Know

Did you know that about 200,000 people in the UK  undergo Orthodontic treatment each year to get a beautiful, healthy smile? But many others would like to get their teeth straightened as well. However, they have a significant obstacle in front of them; Having to wear metal braces which some people dislike! But thanks to modern cosmetic dentistry, metal braces are not the only options available to straighten your teeth! There are now less conspicuous treatment options available that are virtually invisible and won’t affect your smile and facial esthetics. If the thought of wearing regular metal braces doesn’t [...]

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 [...]