Braces travel kit

Braces travel kit

Soon after you get fixed braces, you will quickly realise that before leaving the house, you will need to take a small supply of essential dental products with you. Over time, this kit gets more refined until you take just the minimum you need to get by on a daily...
It’s not what you eat

It’s not what you eat

It’s been a good year for apples. Our apple tree is full this year as are many of those in the orchards near our home. Sitting in the garden this afternoon after work I was thinking back to some great advice my orthodontist gave me the day I had my braces...
Why do patients stop wearing their retainers?

Why do patients stop wearing their retainers?

At the end of any course of orthodontic treatment, whether that be with braces or aligners, patients will be instructed to wear retainers to ensure their teeth do not relapse. Retainers can be bonded to the lingual surfaces of the teeth or can be removable or often...
Oral hygiene and orthodontics

Oral hygiene and orthodontics

Oral hygiene and orthodontics By Sarah Macdonald DipOrthTher RCSEd Whether you’ve decided on fixed or removable braces, it’s important that you keep them, and your mouth clean. This short article should emphasise why a high standard of oral hygiene is crucial...
A braces blog update from Jade

A braces blog update from Jade

In her second blog post, Jade has written about what she has learned from braces so far. Many of her points resonate strongly with my experiences so if you are thinking about getting braces as an adult and are not sure what to expect in the first month, her post is...
Better teeth for life

Better teeth for life

The British Orthodontic Society have launched a new guide ‘Better Teeth for Life’ which highlights the positive impact that orthodontic treatment can have on both oral health and emotional wellbeing The guide also provides practical tips on a patient’s...