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In recent years, the British Orthodontic Society (BOS) has noted a significant increase in adults seeking orthodontic treatment. More than 75% of orthodontists reported an increase in patients in 2019. This increase is on top of the hundreds of thousands of children, teens, and adults who are already fitted with braces each year. One factor behind the increase is an improvement in treatment options. Of course, standard metal braces remain an option. However, some individuals find that alternative orthodontic treatments better fit their needs. Braces behind the teeth are an increasingly popular alternative to regular braces. Read on to learn more about [...]
Braces aren't just for kids anymore. About 75% of orthodontists in Britain report an increase in adult patients seeking braces. Whatever your age, once you've got a mouthful of metal, you're going to have to take more care with your teeth. Whether you choose lingual braces, ceramic braces, or traditional metal ones, food can easily get stuck between the braces and your teeth. If left to its own devices, it can easily damage your teeth and cause dental caries and staining. To stop this from happening, follow these four tips to help prevent tooth decay after braces. 1. Brush Your Teeth Daily If you've already been [...]
Everything You Need to Know About Quick and Fast Orthodontic Treatments When it comes to getting your teeth straightened, there are numerous treatment options available – each having their own merits and demerits. Unlike the traditional orthodontic metal braces that were disliked by many patients owing to their conspicuous metallic appearance, there are now more comfortable and aesthetically pleasant available that are virtually invisible. However, another important aspect that you need to consider before selecting an orthodontic treatment option is the treatment time. Naturally, everyone would like to have straight teeth in the shortest possible time – and thanks [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]