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Smile your way into the New Year 0

New Year smile

Do you go by the phrase, New Year, New Me? Well how about New Year, New Smile! A new year is usually time for lifestyle changes and new diets that people often tend not to stick to. However, orthodontic treatment is permanent* and comes with visible results. Often having a positive psycho social affect too.

Why is chocolate a safe treat for those with braces? 0

christmas chocolate

Generally, chocolate is a safer treat for those that have braces as it is consumed in one go, a bag of jelly sweets tends to be consumed over a period of time. Jelly sweets are sticky in nature and often coated in sugar, this then traps around the orthodontic appliance and is tricky to remove. With eating the jelly sweets over a period of time it doesn’t allow the teeth to recover in between a meal or snack.  As a rule, we would like our teeth to be exposed to 3 acid attacks per day. An acid attack occurs when we eat or drink something. Drinking water or tea/coffee with no added sugar is a good way to stay hydrated so are not to be included within the amount of acid attacks but, snacking and a drink of fruit juice or a carbonated drink would be.

Three Tips For Looking After Your Brace This Christmas 0

braces at Christmas

Manage what you eat

Mince pies are traditional naughties for this time of year. However they are quite sticky in structure and can stick to your teeth and under your braces.  Perhaps swap them for a shortbread biscuit but be mindful they aren’t too hard otherwise you risk breaking your orthodontic appliance.

Feel Good With Hidden Braces 0

hidden braces

Happiness you see, braces you don’t.

We want you to feel happy and confident when you smile, so why not consider orthodontics to correct the position of your teeth? We have a variety of semi invisible and invisible appliances to choose from that are designed for comfort and versatility.

How often should you see a Dentist or Orthodontist? 0

dentist and orthodontist

A dentist assesses, diagnoses and treats diseases and conditions in the mouth. They may also monitor the soft tissues of the face, checking for any abnormalities.  

An orthodontist is initially trained as a dentist but has then gone onto specialise in orthodontics.  An orthodontist, like those you'll find at Northenden House, treat irregularities in relation to your teeth and jaw.