Interdental Brushes

Interdental Brushes

One of the most useful tools I have found whilst wearing braces has been the interdental brush.  You will probably end up with a drawer full of them in every available size and I promise you, these really will become one of your must have items whilst wearing braces....

Sharp, pokey wires

It doesn’t matter what brackets you have; metal, clear, self ligating or traditional, it’s highly likely at some point in your treatment you will get some sharp pokey wires. These are wires that, for a variety of reasons, will end up stabbing, rubbing and...

Note to orthodontic nurses and therapists

And just so orthodontic nurses and therapists don’t feel left out, here is my note to them: We are envious that you get your elastics changed every week and can party at weekends without having to worry about the consequences for another month. Why do braces...

Note to our orthodontists

In the theme of the previous post about the things you would like to say to your friends about wearing braces, I thought I would add another one aimed at our orthodontists: You are not just straightening our teeth, you are improving our confidence and self esteem in...