The orthodontic patients blog
If you are thinking about getting braces, have just started wearing them, have had them for some time or are just interested in orthodontics, this site will be of interest to you. It contains articles on everything from traditional metal braces to the latest lingual braces, Invisalign, invisible braces, clear brackets, retainers, how to get by with braces, the latest advances in orthodontics, new products and services, dental news and exhibitions. There are also links to some great adult braces blogs and video’s, articles written by orthodontists, orthodontic staff and patients, orthodontic academic research and opinion as well as plenty of general information about what it is like to undertake adult orthodontics and how to survive wearing braces.
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What’s on the blog
Find out what it is really like to have braces as an adult
You will find a large number of posts about braces helping you to make an informed decision about treatment
You can get a fascinating insight into the people who work in orthodontics
Find out about the different types of braces from people who have already undertaken orthodontic treatment
Are aligners an alternative to traditional braces, find out more
Read some great posts from other bloggers who have written about their braces experiences
Learn about the different types of retainers and what your options might be
News and Research
Articles about orthodontics, services, practices, evidence based orthodontics and treatments
Options and choices
Discover all the options for orthodontic treatment to help you make the right decision
Latest blog posts
A four-year review of my fixed retainers. Will I be keeping them?
What happens at a retainer check appointment and why do I need to take my retainers with me?
In this interview, I learn from Iain Hoeltschi about the patient experience at Splash Orthodontics.
Learn about how my blog became the catalyst for a new career helping orthodontists to better engage with patients and to improve their patient marketing.
I’m delighted to share this interview with Orthodontic technician, Oliwia Adamkiewicz.
The British Orthodontic Conference is in Glasgow 19th – 21st September.
A great article from the BBC on why more adults are getting their teeth straightened.
A response from the British Orthodontic Society to Kevin O’Briens post on direct to patient orthodontics.
Should you be concerned about direct to patient orthodontics?
Invisalign have announced they have treated their 7 millionth patient.
A common complication of orthodontics is tooth decay, although this can be prevented by appropriate cleaning and maintenance of the teeth and appliances. In this article, Dr. Bethany Rushworth offers advice on how to look after your teeth during orthodontic treatment.
I have recently been contacted by an orthodontic researcher asking for help from patients. Here is your opportunity to shape how treatment outcomes are measured.
Invisalign has announced a new online tool, ‘SmileView’, which enables patients to see what their teeth might look like after finishing treatment.
I’ve been really looking forward to publishing this interview with the wonderful Cleo and here it is!
Tell me honestly, would you undertake this procedure to finish your orthodontic treatment a few months faster?
Do you want to discover three instant benefits from getting braces? Check out this great guest blog post from Ruth.
In her latest video update, Lucie answers questions about her experience with Invisalign
It took me two years of umming and ahhhhh-ring before I decided to actually book a consultation to look at having braces….again. That’s right. At 36 years old I was doing it again!
Do you want to find out whether a dentist offering orthodontic treatment is on the specialist register? The GDC has a public database you can access.
Has a new category of dental practices offering orthodontic treatment just been created?
Two terms often used on websites and on social media are ‘invisible braces’ and ‘hidden braces’ but what treatments do these words relate to?
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