Welcome to UK Adult Braces

A blog for adults considering or undergoing orthodontic treatment

We would love to share what we have learned through this blog about patient engagement and work with you to develop your orthodontic practice.

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

Wearing braces

Find out what it is really like to have braces as an adult

Information

You will find a large number of posts about braces helping you to make an informed decision about treatment

Interviews

You can get a fascinating insight into the people who work in orthodontics

Braces

Find out about the different types of braces from people who have already undertaken orthodontic treatment

Aligners

Are aligners an alternative to traditional braces, find out more

Bloggers

Read some great posts from other bloggers who have written about their braces experiences

Retainers

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

How my blog now helps orthodontists

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.

Orthodontic Hygiene

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.

A guest post from Ruth

Do you want to discover three instant benefits from getting braces? Check out this great guest blog post from Ruth.

How to search the GDC register

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.

TAD’s, a patients perspective

In this video, a patient describes her experience getting TAD’s and how to look after them after they have been placed.

The growth of Invisalign

Invisalign has just announced they have treated their 6-millionth patient so I thought I would take a look at the growth of this innovative product.

6 million Invisalign patients

Invisalign has just announced that they have started treatment for their six-millionth patient. Yuzhe is a 12-year-old student from China.

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