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What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a specialised branch of dentistry that focuses on the alignment of the teeth and jaws. You might know that an orthodontist is responsible for providing you with treatments like braces or clear aligners, but...

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Can you straighten...

There are alternatives to traditional metal braces. If you have always wished for a straighter smile, but don’t want to invest the time and effort into wearing traditional metal braces, you may be wondering if there...

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Can a dentist...

Orthodontists specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the gums, teeth, mouth, and tongue. If you're considering orthodontic work, the first question you might have is whether you need to see a dentist...

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What makes teeth...

Crooked teeth are a common concern, and can be caused by a number of contributing factors. Teeth are naturally crooked to some degree in most people. In fact, crooked teeth often contribute to a unique smile,...

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Do braces fix...

There are a number of treatment options for those who are struggling with an overbite. An overbite refers to an orthodontic condition in which the top teeth are positioned in front of the bottom teeth when...

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What can’t you...

There are a few foods that are best avoided during orthodontic treatment with braces. If you have chosen to get braces, you’re on the path to straighter, healthier teeth. In fact, braces are among the most...

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How to choose...

Both braces and clear aligners achieve excellent results. Misaligned teeth are a common concern, but thanks to advancements in the world of orthodontics, there are now a number of ways in which one’s smile can be...

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How long do...

Invisalign treatment usually takes between nine and 15 months to complete, but varies from case to case. Thanks to advancements in the field of orthodontics, there are now a number of ways in which teeth can...

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What can’t you...

You may have just recently had braces put on, meaning you’re still not sure about what foods you can or can’t eat, or maybe you’re just looking for a refresher. It’s important to know what you...

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How your child’s...

Children go through phases where they feel safe and comfortable while doing certain habits, such as sucking on their thumb or a pacifier. During the early years and usually lasting up until about four years old,...

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COVID-19 sucks!

We would like to thank our good friend Dr Dan Bills at Innovative Orthodontics in New Jersey, USA for allowing us to share this great content from his blog - https://www.iortho.com/featured/covid-19-and-orthodontics/ COVID-19 SUCKS! WE SAID IT, AND...

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Why is sugar...

Sugar is the cause, acid is the problem The issue is that sugar itself isn’t the problem, it's the cause of the problem. The bacteria in our mouth feeds off the sugar in foods and drinks...

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How to treat...

Some gaps are barely noticeable to the naked eye and some are more visible especially if they’re in the front of the teeth. The good news is there is no major harm in someone having this...

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Different Types of...

When a patient puts their teeth together, we call that relationship—in occlusion. One of the things an orthodontist looks for, in a patient’s occlusion, is that the upper teeth are out over the top of the lower...

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How to Prevent...

With Christmas coming up, it’s easy to forget some of your stricter rules and let your little ones indulge in candy over this festive period, but it’s important to make sure they are looking after their...

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What to expect...

The concept of having a tooth pulled can be a scary and daunting one to consider, especially if it’s one you or your children are having to face. Tooth extractions are a common occurrence, and one...

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How to treat...

Perfect teeth are hard to come by, and most people often need a little help along the way. If you notice your child developing gaps between their teeth as they grow, this is a completely normal...

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Treatment options for...

Whether you’re experiencing crowded teeth as an adult, or you have noticed it in your child, there are lots of different treatment options to explore. Crowded teeth are a very common problem and we see it...

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Correcting an overbite...

Overbites and underbites are very common teeth and jaw issues that can affect eating, breathing, speaking and confidence. Both overbites and underbites are problems that we often see in our patients at iSmile Orthodontics. If you...

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What to Expect...

Many people find that orthodontic problems left untreated in childhood can lead to more serious results in adulthood. Without preventive or corrective orthodontic care to help your baby teeth grow in correctly, this can often result...

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Rapid Maxillary Expansion...

At iSmile Orthodontics, we recommend that children visit their orthodontist around the age of seven. This is the prime age to ensure baby teeth and jaw alignment are in the correct place before the adult teeth...

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What You Need...

Flossing is a topic that often divides people. It’s one of those little things that everyone knows they should be doing, but just never seem to get around to doing. It’s like updating your resume or...

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Preparing For Your...

Are you due for your first appointment at iSmile Orthodontics? Or perhaps you’re about to bring your child for their consultation? Just like the dentist, we know people get nervous when it comes to visiting an...

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