Archive for the ‘orthodontics’ Category

Dentists recommend lifelong orthodontic treatment for straight teeth

Dentists recommend lifelong orthodontic treatment for straight teeth

Most people look forward to the day when they can have their braces removed and start flashing their brand new smile, but new guidelines from the British Orthodontic Society (BOS) may cause patients eagerly counting down the days to think twice about planning a celebration. Dentists are advising those who wear braces to continue using […]


Woman who complained of severe abdominal pain has wire removed from her intestine a decade after wearing braces

Woman who complained of severe abdominal pain has wire removed from her intestine a decade after wearing braces

A woman who complained of severe abdominal pain has had a 7cm piece of wire surgically removed from her intestine a decade after she had her braces taken off. The 30-year old woman from Australia visited a hospital Accident and Emergency department after developing agonising stomach pains. Initially, doctors assumed that the pains must be […]


How the business side of Orthodontics is changing

How the business side of Orthodontics is changing

Orthodontics has almost always been a practice involving very few people. But even such small practices have significantly large demands. With such small operations, the patient is always sure that they are getting a personalised service. The downside is that the number of patients that can be seen on any given day is quite limited. […]


Obesity Can Affect Orthodontic Treatment, Dental Researchers Claim

Obesity Can Affect Orthodontic Treatment, Dental Researchers Claim

Dental researchers at King’s College London have sensationally claimed that obesity could increase the movement of teeth. In a report published in the Journal of Dental Research, Dr HF Saloom of the Dental Institute of King’s College, London revealed that when measuring the difference between the progressions of tooth movement during orthodontic treatment that the […]


Oscar nominee Emma Stone reveals her perfect pearly whites are down to 7 years of wearing braces

Oscar nominee Emma Stone reveals her perfect pearly whites are down to 7 years of wearing braces

She may be all smiles after receiving a nomination for an Oscar, but Emma Stone hasn’t always been so proud of her pearly whites, The La La Land actress recently revealed that she wore braces for seven years, after damaging her teeth by sucking her thumb as a child. In an interview, the Hollywood starlet […]


Innovative Invisalign System Celebrates 4 Millionth Patient

Innovative Invisalign System Celebrates 4 Millionth Patient

The makers of a revolutionary orthodontic treatment have plenty to smile about after reaching an incredible landmark. The team behind Invisalign has recently celebrated treating its 4 millionth client. On the 7th September, Align Technology confirmed that four million patients across the world have benefited from Invisalign treatment. This clear brace system has become increasingly […]


Caithness Orthodontic Patients Welcome the Arrival of New Orthodontist

Caithness Orthodontic Patients Welcome the Arrival of New Orthodontist

Orthodontic patients in Caithness finally have something to smile about, after a new orthodontist joined the Dunbar Dental Clinic in Thurso. The arrival of Dr Nasiopoulos will mean that local patients no longer have to travel more than 100 miles to see an orthodontist. Dr Nasiopoulos, who is originally from Greece, will join the practice […]


Sunderland Firms Combine to Provide State of the Art Orthodontic Treatment

Sunderland Firms Combine to Provide State of the Art Orthodontic Treatment

A pair of dental firms based in the North East have joined forces to provide local patients with state of the art orthodontic treatment. Sunderland-based Ashford Orthodontics has teamed up with Wearside Orthodontic Centre to offer treatment using the latest design technology. Ashford Orthodontics will now work with the orthodontic centre to create virtual 3D […]


DIY Brace Craze Sweeps Through South East Asia and the Philippines

DIY Brace Craze Sweeps Through South East Asia and the Philippines

DIY dentistry is never a good idea. But the latest craze for DIY braces in Asia is particularly alarming, as orthodontic treatment requires specialist care and methodical planning. Images on the internet and in news reports show a number of people attempting to straighten their own teeth using makeshift braces, often because they can’t afford […]


Thousands of Children Waiting for Braces in Wales

Thousands of Children Waiting for Braces in Wales

Thousands of children are waiting for braces in Wales, it has been revealed. In an interview with BBC Radio Wales, David Howells from Pencastell Orthodontics, the only NHS practice offering orthodontic treatment in west Wales, said that the waiting lists for children are very long and around 4,000 children in Wales are waiting for treatment. […]