The Lowdown on Lingual Braces

What are lingual braces?

Are you considering an alternative to regular braces? Haven’t heard of lingual braces before? Well that’s because lingual braces are a relatively unknown treatment option that’s becoming increasing popular with adults. Also known as ‘inside braces’, lingual braces are placed on the inside of the mouth as opposed to on the outside. This makes them … Continued

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How Do Braces Work?

Are you looking at getting braces but aren’t quite sure how they work? You’re not alone. Most people know about the orthodontic treatment, and they know that they’re all about straightening your teeth, but few people know how they actually work. It’s very common to see children, teenagers, and even adults wearing braces, but let’s take … Continued

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Difference Between An Orthodontist And A Dentist

Many people don’t understand what an orthodontist is, what they do and how they differ from a regular dentist. Orthodontists are dental specialists and deal with a very different area of dentistry that requires special training. They specialise in the treatment of dental and facial irregularities to help correctly align teeth, bites and jaws, and … Continued

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Braces for Teens – A Guide for Parents

If you’re considering braces for your teen, you’ve got questions. Lots of them… and perhaps so many that you don’t know exactly where to start. This brief guide is intended to guide to take you through some of the top-level concerns and guide your questions and research so that you can get some peace of … Continued

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5 Reasons to Get Braces as an Adult

Adult braces. They can be one of the most positive life choices an adult can make – and they can solve problems people have been dealing with for years or even decades – but at least 71% of adults hesitate to get them. As an Orthodontic practice, we’ve experienced firsthand all the doubts, fears and … Continued

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Braces vs Invisalign - Which is Right for Me

Braces vs. Invisalign – Which is Right for Me?

If you’re thinking about straightening your teeth (or your kids teeth), the first question you’ll want to ask yourself is exactly how you’d like to straighten them. Advances in dental technology have seen a number of new teeth-straightening methods hit the market in recent years, but for most people the big question is: Braces or … Continued

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Why More Adults are Opting for Braces

When you think of a stereotypical braces wearer, you’re most likely imagining a teenager in high school, and you’re probably also imagining a thick set of metal wires flashing from their mouth. This image alone is enough to put many adults off the idea of braces, but you may be surprised to know that more … Continued

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Braces Over the Years: How They’ve Changed

Today, if you were asked to think about braces, Invisalign braces might come to mind. As one of the leaders in breakthrough orthodontic technology, Invisalign is becoming a more popular choice with orthodontic patients every year, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if the clear retainers were your first thought. 10 years ago, if you … Continued

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The Health Benefits of Having Straight Teeth

For many people, the decision to get braces is purely cosmetic. Having crooked, overcrowded, or gapped teeth is a major source of low self-esteem and lack of self-confidence, so it’s hardly a surprise that people find they have confidence in spades once their teeth have been straightened. But a winning smile isn’t the only benefit … Continued

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Is a Perfect Smile the Key to Success

Is a Perfect Smile the Key to Success?

Not every smile is a set of picture perfect pearly whites – the kind you see in movies and on toothpaste advertisements – but the secret is, they don’t have to be. Smiling is one of the most powerful things you can do, for yourself and for those around you. It not only boosts your … Continued

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