What to expect at your appointments

When carried out by a dentist or specialist orthodontist, the process of having orthodontic treatment should fill you with confidence. It should give you the reassurance that you are on the way to achieving the best results for you and your smile.  There’s also the added benefit of knowing that the safety and health of your mouth is being put first.    Here is a brief guide as to what your orthodontic journey may look like: Your first appointment Your first appointment will usually be

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The dangers of DIY orthodontics

DIY orthodontics are often marketed as a cheap, fast and effective way to straighten your teeth.  All of this sounds appealing, but it could present a very real risk to your health. DIY orthodontics are aligners which you buy online without visiting a dental practice.  It involves an online form and payments for a ‘do-it-yourself’ kit which will have you make an impression (mould) of your teeth at home.  You might also be asked to go to a shop to have your teeth scanned digitally.

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Staying safe while getting a great smile

The average person in the UK spends hundreds of pounds each year on dental care. In recent years, there has been a greater desire for a smile that not only feels healthy but looks good as well.  This has led more people to consider treatments that improve the appearance of their smile. But are the correct consumer choices being made? There is a growing concern about the number of quick and cheap cosmetic solutions on the market.  These are often found online and lead to

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