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...
An Invisalign blog from Hayley

An Invisalign blog from Hayley

Following a link on Twitter, I came across another great blog, this time written by Hayley on her Invisalign treatment. Hayley has just started with Invisalign and has written two posts, the first covering her reasons for wanting to get braces as an adult and why she...

Twitter #retainers

Social media provides a great insight into many topics and orthodontics is no exception. It always amazes me how many tweets about braces are posted every day so I thought I would do a series of posts about what I have discovered so far. This post is all about...