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Can You be a Musician and Have a Fantastic Smile?

As a horn-playing orthodontist, it saddens me to hear of fellow musicians who are desperate for braces to straighten their teeth, but who are having severe doubts because of the effect the appliances may have on their music playing. In fact, music students are often discouraged from seeking orthodontic treatment by their music teachers. The great news is that these fears are generally unfounded! With my 45-years experience of playing the French horn, and 20-years as a specialist orthodontist, I am able to share advice that will enable musicians to get the fabulous smile they always wanted, while [...]

Can Orthodontic Retainers Cause Tooth Pain?

If you have recently finished wearing clear aligners or braces, your dentist will prescribe removable or fixed retainers. The purpose of these retainers is to keep your teeth steadfast in their new positions and prevent them from moving unnecessarily. Unfortunately, many people do not wear their retainers as per the dentist’s instructions, which can result in treatment relapse. Furthermore, many retainer wearers complain of toothache with retainer use. This can occur due to various reasons. This blog will discuss different factors that can cause dental pain while wearing retainers and how to overcome them. Furthermore, we will also [...]

Is going to the orthodontist risky?

When contemplating a healthcare treatment, what are the factors that you weigh up before you decide to go ahead? Is risk one of them? We ask because we have invested in new digital resources. We believe that the apps on our website will help anyone wanting treatment at Ewell Orthodontics to trust there is minimal risk associated with becoming a patient here. We are committed to spending time answering all your questions and explaining all aspects of teeth-straightening and the apps help give access to us. Every healthcare provider should communicate the risks of treatment to their patients. [...]

How To Get Straight Teeth – Your Complete Guide

Perfectly aligned and straight teeth are essential for several reasons. Not only do straight teeth make you look more attractive and friendly, but they also allow you to eat and speak without difficulty. Besides, crooked or misaligned teeth often cause a bad bite, leading to various problems such as teeth grinding, tooth decay, and temporomandibular joint disorders. That is why it is crucial to get misaligned teeth straightened as soon as possible.If you wish to get your misaligned teeth straightened, then you several options to choose from. You can either choose the traditional fixed braces or could opt for the removal of [...]

Tooth Pain And Braces, Everything You Need To Know

Tooth pain and braces, everything you need to know Getting your teeth straightened with braces is a significant life decision. One has to get used to the additional “appliances” in their mouth, in addition to the pain, discomfort, and regular visits to the orthodontist. As more people opt for conventional orthodontics due to it being cheaper than Invisalign, there is an increased need to know the impact of wearing this type of race. If you are thinking about getting braces, and are concerned whether wearing braces will cause significant pain and discomfort, this article is for you. Continue reading [...]

How Long Do Braces Take To Straighten Teeth?

Crooked, misaligned teeth not only affect your smile and facial aesthetic, they also affect your ability to speak and eat. According to the National Health Services (NHS), every one in three children in the UK needs braces treatment. This is why more and more people in the UK - not just the youngsters, but the adults too - are getting their teeth straightened with braces. If you are interested in getting your teeth straightened with orthodontic braces and would like to know more about different treatment options, then this article is for you. Before we discuss how long [...]

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