Orthodontics

Orthodontics is such a fascinating branch of specialist dentistry. The dental teams, technology, patient stories, history, events and new developments feature in this page.

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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

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...

Looking after your team member with braces

During a catch up with a former colleague in London recently, they mentioned that two of their team members will be getting braces in the near future. We chatted about how she can best support them and on the way back to my hotel, jotted down a few notes that I hope...

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...

Social perceptions of adults wearing orthodontic appliances

I have come across some really interesting research into the social perceptions of adults wearing orthodontic appliances that I would like to share with you. Firstly apologies in advance for any inadvertent mishap through incorrect referencing to the authors or anyone...

2016 – what a year for ukadultbraces!

About this time last year, I was reviewing the visitor stats for my first website and was amazed by the number of people who had visited and read the small number of articles the site contained. Encouraged by this, I spent some time over the festive holidays to...

BDIA 2016

Whilst in London last week I had some spare time so headed to the Excel Centre in Docklands to visit the British Dental Industry Association (BDIA) Trade Show which was running for three days.  The show brings together manufacturers, suppliers of products and services...

New IOTN app

The British Orthodontic Society held a press launch at their recent annual conference in Brighton for their new IOTN app called 'Easy IOTN'.  IOTN stands for the 'Index of Treatment Need' and the app is designed to provide a simple tool for dentists to use to...

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