Welcome to UK Adult Braces

A blog for adults considering or undergoing orthodontic treatment

The orthodontic patients blog

If you are thinking about getting braces, have just started wearing them, have had them for some time or are just interested in orthodontics, this site will be of interest to you.  It contains articles on everything from traditional metal braces to the latest lingual braces, Invisalign, invisible braces, clear brackets, retainers, how to get by with braces, the latest advances in orthodontics, new products and services, dental news and exhibitions. There are also links to some great adult braces blogs and video’s, articles written by orthodontists, orthodontic staff and patients, orthodontic academic research and opinion as well as plenty of general information about what it is like to undertake adult orthodontics and how to survive wearing braces.

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What’s on the blog

Wearing braces

Find out what it is really like to have braces as an adult

Information

You will find a large number of posts about braces helping you to make an informed decision about treatment

Interviews

You can get a fascinating insight into the people who work in orthodontics

Braces

Find out about the different types of braces from people who have already undertaken orthodontic treatment

Aligners

Are aligners an alternative to traditional braces, find out more

Bloggers

Read some great posts from other bloggers who have written about their braces experiences

Retainers

Learn about the different types of retainers and what your options might be

News and Research

Articles about orthodontics, services, practices, evidence based orthodontics and treatments

Options and choices

Discover all the options for orthodontic treatment to help you make the right decision

Latest blog posts

A guest post from Ruth

Do you want to discover three instant benefits from getting braces? Check out this great guest blog post from Ruth.

How to search the GDC register

Do you want to find out whether a dentist offering orthodontic treatment is on the specialist register? The GDC has a public database you can access.

TAD’s, a patients perspective

In this video, a patient describes her experience getting TAD’s and how to look after them after they have been placed.

The growth of Invisalign

Invisalign has just announced they have treated their 6-millionth patient so I thought I would take a look at the growth of this innovative product.

6 million Invisalign patients

Invisalign has just announced that they have started treatment for their six-millionth patient. Yuzhe is a 12-year-old student from China.

A new study on retention

Does this new study on the longer-term effects of retention provide the patient with a better insight into which retainer to use after treatment?

An Invisalign update from Lucie

In her most recent post, Lucie shares an update on her progress, some strangely shaped aligners and her thoughts on undertaking aligner treatment.

Top ten retainer tips

If you are going to get your teeth straightened, you are going to need to seriously think about retention post-treatment. Teeth are liable to move after you finish active treatment and retainers are provided by your orthodontist to help stop this from happening. Here...

ClearCorrect Aligners

ClearCorrect is a US-based manufacturer of aligners who provide aligners to UK based patients. In this really great video, the company explains how aligners work, what actually makes the teeth move and why it is important to wear your aligners for the required number...

ASA ruling on AcceleDent advertising

AcceleDent is a device marketed to orthodontic patients to help speed up treatment and to reduce discomfort. It consists of a mouthpiece which you gently bite into and micro vibrations from the device help to increase 'cellular activity' necessary for bone remodeling...

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