Orthodontics

Orthodontics is such a fascinating topic. I’m interested in the people, the technology, the patient stories, the history and new developments in this branch of specialist dentistry.

News and Events

Through writing this blog, I have met some incredible people who have helped me to learn about more about orthodontics. I have attended a number of events and conferences and in doing so, have met more people who have shown an interest in helping me to grow the content of this blog.

I was invited to be one of the founder members of the British Orthodontic Society Patient Panel and have actively worked with the Society on a number of patient focussed campaigns to educate and inform patients about orthodontics.

This page contains a collection of articles about orthodontics, technology, news, events and interviews with some great people who have supported this blog.

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Blog posts

We are on Instagram

We are now on Instagram! I was sorting through some orthodontic photos over the weekend in preparation for some new posts coming over the next week or two and realised I had a large nunber of great pictures taken at events I have attended over the last few years. I...

Some predictions for 2018

I usually start the New Year with a post about the benefits of orthodontics and encouraging those who are thinking about treatment to take their first step towards getting the smile they have always wanted. This year, in a break from previous years, I'm going to write...

2017 Another great year for UK Adult Braces

2017 has been another fantastic year for UK Adult Braces! I'm very grateful for the huge support I am getting for this site and continue to see the readership grow each month. There have been a number of highlights for me this year and in this post I will share these...

British Orthodontic Conference 2017

I was delighted to receive an invitation from the British Orthodontic Society to their annual orthodontic conference which was held in Manchester. I arrived the evening before and found my way to my hotel near the Salford Quays. There is an excellent tram system in...

iTero Scanning

Whilst attending the recent BDIA dental show in Birmingham, Invisalign kindly invited to try the iTero intraoral scanner and I can assure you, it's not as easy as it looks! Once comfortably seated behind the 'phantom head' I was instructed to start scanning the...

Orthodontic bands

During a recent visit to the fascinating orthodontic museum at the British Orthodontic Society in London, I was chatting to the Sophie, the curator, about the collection and we were discussing what the patient experience might have been like previously. The image...

Do you want to learn about dentistry?

I was recently made aware of a great free course delivered by the University of Sheffield Dental School for anyone interesting in learning more about dentistry. Keen to find out more, I signed up for the course and have just completed week two. The course is delivered...

A coffee with Dr. Paroo Mistry

In another great interview, I talk to Dr. Paroo Mistry about her enthusiasm for orthodontics and working with motivated patients.

Removing braces in Photoshop

I came across this video the other evening when looking for a tutorial on using Adobe Photoshop to edit some images and thought it worth sharing for anyone who wants to have a go at removing their braces from photos. When being treated by aligners or lingual braces,...

The Northcroft Masks

At a recent event at the British Orthodontic Society headquarters in London, I was privileged to see the Northcroft Masks. I had heard about these before and was very much looking forward to the opportunity to see them and learn more about them and the dentist who...

A coffee with Dr. Asif Chatoo

In a fascinating interview discussing architecture to digital orthodontics, Dr Asif Chatoo shares his thoughts on lingual orthodontics.

Making whitening trays

After my chair side Zoom teeth whitening last week, I travelled to the dental lab where my trays were to be made to watch the process. The same process is followed for making 'Essix' retainers so I was interested to learn about the steps involved. Impressions were...

Philips Zoom whitening

Ever since having my braces removed last year, I have wanted to get my teeth whitened. There are, of course, many ways to whiten teeth from using high powered electric toothbrushes, various whitening toothpastes, home whitening solutions and services provided in chair...

Twitter #adultbraces

Searching on Twitter for #adultbraces reveals a fascinating insight into the world of adult orthodontics. Whilst nowhere near as many posts as #retainers, the posts generally seem to be really positive with many adults excited about the prospect of getting their teeth...

Orthodontic treatment improves quality of life!

As someone who has recently undertaken orthodontic treatment I can confidently say that I have experienced so many benefits from having braces. These have included improved confidence, an improved oral health regime and better selfies! In a recent post, Prof. Kevin...

Orthodontic Therapy

Orthodontic therapy By Sarah Macdonald DipOrthTher RCSEd I often wonder, If i wasn’t straightening teeth, what on earth else would I be doing? For me this is the dream job, hands on, technical work, willing patients (mostly) and an enthusiastic team around me. But it...

How do braces work?

In this simple but informative video, you get to see how braces work and the process of bone remodelling taking place as your teeth move. https://youtu.be/6zzA4BU2e58  

A coffee with Dr Richard George

n a new series of posts, I’m interviewing orthodontists around the UK and posing questions that patients may like to ask. To start, I’m delighted to introduce you to Dr Richard George.

Finding an orthodontist

The British Orthodontic Society (BOS) have a feature on their website to help you find an orthodontist. This can be useful when you are either looking for a specific orthodontist that you may have heard about or been recommended to you or to find out about practices...

BOS Patient Panel

The British Orthodontic Society (BOS) have announced today that they have set up a new Patient Panel to input into issues that concern patients. To start, there will be three members of the panel, Professor Tim Newton from King’s College London Dental Institute, Anna...

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