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30Jun, 2019

Orthodontic Devices An Orthodontist Uses

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Who is an orthodontist? Most people have a problem differentiating between an orthodontist and a dentist. The difference between the two is rather straightforward. Whereas a dentist is a medical practitioner whose scope of work encompasses a vast range of teeth related problems, an orthodontist specializes in only one aspect of the teeth. An orthodontist mainly deals with issues related to the alignment of the teeth in the upper jaw in relation to those in the lower one. The misalignment of the teeth is a medical condition known as malocclusion […]
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15Jun, 2019

My first day having fixed braces!

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Having your first ever braces fitted can be an exciting, but also concerning event as most people don’t really know what to expect. So, if you, your child or any other person close to you will go on this journey soon, make sure you know about the procedure. What happens when I have my braces fitted? Getting your braces on will roughly take one hour and a half at Angel Orthodontics in North London, depending on the complexity of your case. Your orthodontist will firstly thoroughly clean and dry your […]
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11Jun, 2019

Can I see my hygienist while wearing braces?

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Having braces fitted means your oral health is affected. That’s why brushing and flossing, and other aspects of oral hygiene, are important when you are wearing braces. Gingivitis, tartar and demineralisation are frequent signs to see under braces if your oral hygiene is not adequate. The presence of brackets, wires and bands can make it tricky to clean thoroughly. To keep your teeth and gums healthy during your orthodontic treatment you should have the plaque removed often. Benefits of good oral health when wearing braces Research has shown a link […]
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19May, 2019

What is the best age for Orthodontic Treatment?

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Crooked teeth always take away the joy of a spontaneous smile. We can’t even mention the low self-esteem associated with people with misaligned teeth. Most parents understand this and prepare early enough for their children to visit a dental clinic for their first check-up. However, we have come to observe that parents ill-time the best age to bring in their children for check-ups. Most of them wait until all the permanent teeth have replaced the baby teeth. Does it really matter? And if so, what is the right age? Could […]
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12May, 2019

Types of train track braces and how they work

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Braces today come in many designs and colours. There are some that are visible and come in striking colours while others are discreet, making them nearly invisible. How to tell whether you need braces You might need braces if Your teeth are crooked and you’re not very confident smiling. Your jaw makes uncomfortable sounds, it could mean there is an issue with the position of your jaw. You’re constantly hitting the roof of your mouth or biting your cheek; it might mean your teeth aren’t properly aligned You lost your […]
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6May, 2019

When can I get my braces off?

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Dental braces can be uncomfortable. After a few months into the orthodontic treatment, all our patients ask when they can have their braces removed and whether it hurts to get the braces off the teeth. What does the length of the orthodontic treatment depend on ? When you meet our orthodontists at Angel Orthodontics for the first time, they will always give you an estimated time of duration for your treatment. They will explain the procedure step by step, and will prepare you for how to get your teeth braces off. […]
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28Apr, 2019

Ways Invisalign can help your crooked teeth

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A crooked, uneven smile can make you feel uncomfortable with your overall appearance. If you want to know how you can fix gaps and overlaps without relying on bracket and wire braces, you can talk with your orthodontist at Angel Orthodontics about Invisalign. What are Invisalign braces? Invisalign is a removable and invisible orthodontic alternative to more traditional orthodontic solutions. It’s a clear tooth aligner and therefore ideal for anyone who finds the idea of showing metal braces when smiling too unattractive or annoying. As these aligner trays are made […]
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26Mar, 2019

Palatal Expansion

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What is Palatal Expansion? Palatal expansion is a procedure using a palatal expanding device by orthodontists to widen the upper jaw so that the bottom and upper teeth will fit together perfectly. This is a common orthodontic problem procedure. More details can be read online on Wikipedia. A major benefit of receiving orthodontic treatment in childhood is that it’s possible to take full advantage of a youngster’s own natural growth process to treat or even prevent malocclusions. People mainly identify orthodontics with braces. But while they’re a major part of […]
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13Mar, 2019

Why do I have a gap in between my teeth?

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A diastema is a name given to the space between two teeth, particularly a gap. It appears most often between the two upper front teeth. However, gaps can occur between any two teeth. A mismatch between the size of the jaw bones and the size of the teeth can cause either extra space between teeth or crowding of teeth. If the teeth are too small for the jaw bone, spaces between the teeth will occur. If the teeth are too big for the jaw, crowding will appear. The spacing between […]
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8Feb, 2019

Impacted Tooth Treatment: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

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What is an impacted tooth? An impacted tooth is a tooth that does not break through the gum. Teeth start to pass through the gums (emerge) during infancy. This happens again when permanent teeth replace the primary (baby) teeth. If a tooth does not come in or emerges only partially, it is considered to be impacted. An impacted tooth remains stuck in gum tissue or bone for various reasons. The area may be overcrowded, leaving no room for the teeth to emerge. What causes an impacted tooth may not be […]
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