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The magic of DentalMonitoring

The magic of DentalMonitoring We live in exciting times with AI technology revolutionising almost every element of human life, and orthodontics is no exception. One development which has taken the dental industry by storm is DentalMonitoring.Read on to find out how we’re using this incredible technology at Ewell Orthodontics to monitor our patients’ progress and improve their experience.What is DentalMonitoring?DentalMonitoring allows our patients to upload regular photos of their teeth via an app for our orthodontists to review. Because the app is AI-powered, we are able to record and react to the subtle changes in your teeth day-to-day [...]

Common misconceptions about dental check-ups

Common misconceptions about dental check-ups Although we live in an era of unprecedented access to information, there are some misconceptions about dental check-ups that we hear all the time. So, here are 7 myths about dental check-ups that we want to clear up for good! Myth #1: You should only go to the dentist if you're in pain Many dental issues can go unnoticed because they don't cause any discomfort until the damage is done. Sometimes, cavities don’t cause pain until they have penetrated the enamel and are beginning to expose the dentine or sensitive pulp of [...]

Can adults get free braces in Surrey?

Can adults get free braces in Surrey? If you're curious about who qualifies for free braces, you're in the right place. In this blog, we'll delve into who’s eligible for NHS-funded braces and explore the alternatives for those who don't meet the requirements. Free NHS braces If you live in the UK, free braces may be available through the NHS. If you qualify, the NHS will fund every step of your treatment, including your scans, braces, adjustments and retainers. NHS treatment doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of private treatment (more about these later), but it [...]

When to seek a second opinion for Invisalign

When to seek a second opinion for Invisalign Invisalign is the market-leading aligner system, offering a discreet way to straighten teeth effectively. However, its success relies on the experience of the clinician planning and overseeing your treatment. If you’ve had a consultation and been told that you might not be suitable for Invisalign, it’s worth considering seeking a second opinion from a specialist orthodontist. Understanding the Invisalign journey Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move teeth into the desired position. Your journey will begin with a consultation with an Invisalign provider who will evaluate [...]

Smile for life: Braces or bonding?

Smile for life: Braces or bonding? At Ewell Orthodontics, we are strong advocates for Invisalign and braces, but, most importantly, we are dedicated to finding the perfect treatment for you. Our specialist orthodontists in Surrey, Richard and Faiza, take the time to understand your goals and lifestyle, so we can help you to make an informed decision. Our aim is to help you achieve a confident smile that lasts a lifetime. When it comes to improving your smile, two popular options right now are braces and composite bonding. In this blog, we’ll explore both treatments, empowering [...]

The truth about teeth retainers: Debunking common myths

The truth about teeth retainers: Debunking common myths Retainers are an essential final step in orthodontic treatment that will ensure you enjoy long-lasting results and a beautiful smile for many years. In this article, we’ll debunk some common myths surrounding retainers to help you get the best possible outcome from your treatment. Facts vs fiction Myth #1: Retainers are uncomfortable and obtrusive Retainers are a lifelong commitment, so it’s understandable that some patients worry about how they’ll look and feel. We offer two types of retainers, removable or fixed behind your teeth. Removable retainers fit over [...]

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