Five ways to banish bad breath

Making an impactful first impression on someone new is usually a good thing, but not if it’s for the wrong reason! Bad breath is something that can affect anyone, but luckily there are plenty of easy ways to prevent and treat it.  And when you’re new to braces,...

How to choose the best orthodontist

Going to the dentist in the old days used to be something you just did because you had to. But nowadays, there’s a wealth of choice out there, and plenty of excellent orthodontists ready and available to help you get your teeth and smile just the way you want.  But...

Should I see a dental hygienist, and what do they do?

It’s not just dentists who are crucial for keeping our teeth nice and healthy. Sure, if you need a filling, your dentist is your first port of call, or if you have problems with tooth alignment, then a specialist orthodontist can offer a solution. But dental...
How to choose the best orthodontist

How to choose the best orthodontist

Going to the dentist in the old days used to be something you just did because you had to. But nowadays, there’s a wealth of choice out there, and plenty of excellent orthodontists ready and available to help you get your teeth and smile just the way you want.  But...

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Should I see a dental hygienist, and what do they do?

Should I see a dental hygienist, and what do they do?

It’s not just dentists who are crucial for keeping our teeth nice and healthy. Sure, if you need a filling, your dentist is your first port of call, or if you have problems with tooth alignment, then a specialist orthodontist can offer a solution. But dental...

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How much do braces cost?

How much do braces cost?

Getting your teeth aligned and your smile perfected needn’t cost the earth – in fact, things have moved on so much over recent years that treatment is quicker and more cost-effective than it used to be. We know that one solution is not going to fit everyone’s budget,...

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Can I get braces during the coronavirus outbreak?

Can I get braces during the coronavirus outbreak?

If you were due to get braces fitted this year, or you were planning to pop in for a chat about teeth correction options for you or your child, your plans may well have been scuppered over recent months thanks to Covid-19. But don't panic – there are still ways we can...

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Can I play sports with a brace, and is it safe?

Can I play sports with a brace, and is it safe?

Playing sport is something lots of children – and adults – love, so when your child is told that she needs braces, it might come as a bit of a shock. Will she still be able to play contact sports? Will she have to miss out on her favourite team games, or will she need...

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How to straighten your teeth without braces

How to straighten your teeth without braces

So, you’ve been thinking about having your teeth corrected for a while, but just can’t face the prospect of braces? You’re not alone. Many adults feel self-conscious about the idea of a traditional ‘train track’ brace, reminiscent of kids from their school days. But...

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What braces can and can’t do

What braces can and can’t do

Having a brace can do much more than improve your teeth and smile. It can also make subtle adjustments to your face and jaw, making it more symmetrical and bringing out the best in your features. Here’s a rundown of some things that braces can – and can't do.  Will a...

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How do braces really work?

How do braces really work?

So you’ve decided to have your teeth corrected, and you’re looking forward to getting the right brace or aligner for you – but what actually happens once your brace is fitted, and how does it work?  The general principle is that braces apply gentle pressure to...

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What can you eat with a brace – and what should you avoid?

What can you eat with a brace – and what should you avoid?

Getting a brace means you’re well on your way to the smile you’ve always wanted. But first, there are some ground rules that you need to follow when eating and drinking to make sure you get the best possible results. Some foods and snacks can get stuck in your brace...

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Can my child get braces on the NHS?

Can my child get braces on the NHS?

Children under the age of 18 are entitled to free dental treatment under the NHS, which includes regular check-ups, advice on caring for teeth, fluoride varnish to help prevent decay and repairs such as fillings.  Some children also qualify for NHS orthodontic...

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What’s the best age to get braces?

What’s the best age to get braces?

Is it better to get braces as a child, or should you wait until your teens to get your teeth looked at? And what about if you're an adult – is it too late?  Firstly, the good news is that it's never too late to get your teeth seen to. Many people associate braces...

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Do braces hurt, and how can you ease the pain?

Do braces hurt, and how can you ease the pain?

It’s a bit of a worry, and probably playing on your mind if you’re thinking of getting braces for you or your child – but do braces actually hurt? And how long might they feel uncomfortable for?  A lot of people find a trip to the dentist stressful, but it...

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