All Posts in Category: Orthodontics

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Orthodontics aren’t just for teenagers

When you think of braces the image that probably springs to mind is an awkward looking teenager with metal braces on their teeth, but times they are a-changing. Thanks in part to social media and reality TV programmes adults are now increasingly likely to seek out a straighter and whiter smile than ever before. In fact, according to recent statistics from The British Orthodontic Society, 80% of private orthodontic treatments carried out are for patients aged between 26 and 55.

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How to get straighter teeth without braces

Many people dream of having straight teeth and think that the only way to do this is with ugly metal braces that remind them of being in school. Luckily, dentistry has moved on and it is now possible to get a Hollywood smile without the need for traditional metal braces. In this article, we’ll look at some of the modern alternatives to braces and how they can help you create a smile to be proud of.

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What Are the Alternatives to Fixed Braces?

Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way since the days of painful metal braces. There are now many options to consider when looking to straighten out your teeth and make the most of your smile. Alternatives to fixed braces can be more comfortable, work quicker and are far less visible. At Smile Pad we offer the very best in orthodontics services, giving each patient a full consultation before discussing the most appropriate options for their own teeth. Below is an outline of the different teeth-straightening services that we provide as alternatives to fixed braces.

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How To Brush Your Teeth Whilst Wearing Braces

It is always important to look after your teeth and gums, but even more so while wearing braces. This is because braces have tiny gaps where food particles and plaque get stuck. Insufficient cleaning can lead to discolouring of the enamel, cavities in the teeth and swollen gum tissue prone to infection.

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How Long Will I Need To Wear Braces?

The length of time that you will be required to wear braces really depends on how much work there is to do, and how much your teeth need to be moved. It will also be affected by your own biological response to the brace and how well you follow your dentist’s instructions.

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