Archive for the ‘orthodontics’ Category

New study suggests that braces don’t always lead to better self-esteem

New study suggests that braces don’t always lead to better self-esteem

A new study carried out by researchers in Australia has suggested that braces don’t always contribute to higher levels of confidence and self-esteem. Researchers at the University of Adelaide discovered that people who had undergone orthodontic treatment didn’t necessarily have higher levels of confidence than those who had chosen not to have braces. The team […]


German insurance companies could limit braces cover after study reveals lack of evidence to support long-term dental health benefits

German insurance companies could limit braces cover after study reveals lack of evidence to support long-term dental health benefits

German insurance companies could limit braces cover in the future, after a study suggested that there was little evidence to support the fact that braces provide long-term dental health benefits. Ann Marini, spokeswoman for the federation of public health insurers, stated that it isn’t possible to say that braces achieve the middle or long-term benefits […]


Dentists warn of the dangers of DIY brace videos on YouTube

Dentists warn of the dangers of DIY brace videos on YouTube

Dentists have issued warnings over the safety of DIY brace videos published and shared on social media sites like YouTube. Eddie Crouch, vice chair of the British Dental Association, said that the videos can be incredibly harmful, as poorly-fitted braces can cause the teeth to fall out. Some of the DIY tutorials that have been […]


Black Panther star offers to replace fan’s retainer after she broke it while watching the film

Black Panther star offers to replace fan’s retainer after she broke it while watching the film

The star of the biggest film of the year, Black Panther, has offered to replace a fan’s retainer after she inadvertently broke the device while watching the movie. Michael B Jordan has offered to pay for a replacement retainer for 17-year old, Sophia Robb. While watching the film, Sophia clenched her teeth during a tense […]


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 […]