23 06, 2017

Will I need to change my diet once braces are fitted?

2017-06-30T14:59:55+00:00June 23rd, 2017|

You will need to avoid all hard or chewy foods for the duration of your treatment. You should also avoid sugary foods, fizzy drinks and snacking between meals. Normal food and diet is generally comfortable after the first few weeks.

23 06, 2017

Do teeth move after orthodontic treatment?

2017-06-30T14:58:37+00:00June 23rd, 2017|

Yes, teeth will try to move back to their original position once the braces have been removed so it is crucial that you wear the retainers that you will be provided with. In nearly all cases we also fit a bonded retainer which is fixed permanently to the back of your lower front 6 teeth.

23 06, 2017

Will treatment be uncomfortable?

2017-06-30T15:00:55+00:00June 23rd, 2017|

Having a brace fitted is a painless procedure. It is likely to ache for a couple of days following fitting, normal painkillers, mainly Ibuprofen can help this. Most problems subside within 48 hours.

23 06, 2017

How long does treatment last?

2017-06-30T15:02:25+00:00June 23rd, 2017|

Many patients are treatable within one year with most treatments completed within 18 months. If treatment is likely to take longer than 18 months you will be advised before treatment starts.

23 06, 2017

When should I bring my child to see an orthodontist?

2017-06-23T13:39:21+00:00June 23rd, 2017|

Children should be screened between the ages of 9 to 10 years and are usually referred by their general dentist for an initial consultation although it may be slightly earlier in exceptional circumstances. Full orthodontic treatment with braces generally starts after all the permanent teeth are in place and all baby teeth have gone, usually [...]

23 06, 2017

Am I too old for orthodontics?

2017-06-30T15:04:35+00:00June 23rd, 2017|

People of all ages can benefit from orthodontic treatment; it is never too late to improve your smile. It’s not unusual for us to see patients in their 60’s & 70’s having braces fitted. The mechanism of moving teeth is the same for adults as it is in children.

23 06, 2017

Who provides orthodontics?

2017-06-23T13:38:33+00:00June 23rd, 2017|

You will be treated by one of our specialist orthodontists who are all on the specialist list registered by the General Dental Council and who all have a wealth of knowledge and experience.