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What is diastema?

14th March 2024

Discover everything you need to know about diastema – including what they are, what causes them and how you can prevent them – in this article! Diastema, or gapped teeth, is a common issue that affects nearly 30% of people in the UK. Whilst it’s usually nothing to worry about, it can be quite a…

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Why orthodontics is important

6th November 2023

Why orthodontics is important Got crooked, gapped or overcrowded teeth? Here’s why orthodontic treatment is so important and how it could help solve all your problems. Difficulty chewing. Impaired speech. Uneven tooth wear. These are just some of the things patients with orthodontic problems face on a daily basis, and they can cause sufferers a…

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Why are braces used?

29th June 2023

Not sure if your dental issue is one that braces can fix? Here’s everything you need to know about why braces are used. Insecure about a crooked or gappy smile? Got an under or overbite that needs to be corrected? You’re not alone. Each year, around 200,000 people in England and Wales seek orthodontic treatment…

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Braces vs Invisalign

19th June 2023

One of the first things you notice when meeting someone is their smile. Straightening your teeth can boost confidence and self-esteem. This article may be useful if you are trying to decide between traditional braces vs Invisalign. The advantages of Invisalign Invisalign Effectiveness In the right hands, most cases can be treated as effectively with…

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Why would you prefer to wear hidden (lingual) braces?

4th April 2023

If you are thinking about having orthodontic treatment, there are many discreet options. These include: Ceramic (tooth-coloured) fixed braces Aligners (e.g. Invisalign) Lingual braces Lingual braces are metal fixed braces that are fitted to the inside surfaces (tongue side) of your teeth. As they don’t affect the outer surface of your teeth, there is no…

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Is Invisalign more popular than steel braces these days?

19th January 2023

There are many versions of clear removable aligners now on the market, but by far the most popular and the one with the longest track record is Invisalign. Made of clear colourless soft plastic, the aligners fit over teeth like a minimal gum shield, gradually straightening teeth over time, with no wires involved, thus making…

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Why do People Prefer Lingual Braces over “Normal” Braces?

28th November 2022

If you are thinking about having orthodontic treatment at our orthodontist in London, there are many discreet options. These include: Ceramic (tooth-coloured fixed braces) Aligners (e.g. Invisalign London) Lingual braces Lingual braces are metal fixed braces that are fitted to the inside surfaces (tongue side) of your teeth. They are completely invisible to any onlookers,…

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What Are The Best Ways To Look After Your Braces?

1st November 2022

Fitting your mouth with braces for the next year or two of your life can feel like a life-changing experience. After all, this is one of the expert ways in which orthodontists are able to change the appearance of your smile by moving your teeth safely over a prolonged period of time. Not only will…

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How Elite Orthodontics can help your smile with Invisalign

4th October 2022

One of the first things you notice when meeting someone is their smile. Straightening your teeth can boost your confidence and self-esteem. This article may be useful if you are trying to decide between traditional braces and Invisalign. Invisalign is Effective In the right hands, most cases can be treated as effectively with Invisalign when…

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Why removable braces are becoming more and more popular

15th September 2022

In recent years, removable braces have become increasingly more popular thanks to innovations such as Invisalign which have paved the way for those looking to enhance their smiles in a more discreet way. But what are the benefits of removable braces which have made them so popular? If you’re considering orthodontics and the idea of…

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