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.

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

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.

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.

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.

ASA ruling on AcceleDent advertising

AcceleDent is a device marketed to orthodontic patients to help speed up treatment and to reduce discomfort. It consists of a mouthpiece which you gently bite into and micro vibrations from the device help to increase 'cellular activity' necessary for bone remodeling...

How much do braces cost?

Probably one of the most commonly asked orthodontic questions on the internet is 'how much do braces cost?' so in this post, I'm taking a look at the direct and indirect cost of getting braces. Most dental and orthodontic practices with an up to date website, have a...

Faster orthodontics with MOPs?

In another interesting post from Prof. Kevin O’Brien, he reviews some research undertaken in Jordan looking at whether micro-osteoperforation can speed up tooth movement.

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