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All sorts of questions can crop up in our conversations with patients and in this section we explore some of the themes.

29th June 2021

Your clinician is essential to your care

Dr Asif Chatoo reflects on a statement from the General Dental Council and discusses the issues arising with ‘remote’ orthodontic treatments.

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24th May 2021

How to avoid bad breath whilst in braces

Bad breath is something we all try our best to avoid, yet it is an extremely common condition. Here are some of our top tips to help you avoid bad breath whilst wearing braces.

Orthodontic patient at LLOC with a gap between the front teeth
26th April 2021

Will braces help?

There are many different reasons why braces may be recommended as treatment, we take a look at some common problems that braces can treat.

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31st December 2020

Our doors stay open during the latest restrictions

LLOC’s cross-infection control measures make it possible for appointments to continue.

A happy patient leaving The London Lingual Orthodontic Clinic
4th June 2020

Your first appointment post-lockdown

Please read these important steps you should take before your appointment, as well as some other essential new clinical procedures.

A patient looking at her lingual braces behind the teeth
2nd April 2020

Should I get fixed braces or aligners?

We’ve set out the pros and cons of both fixed lingual braces and of aligner systems such as Invisalign®.

Apple on stack of books, crayons and ABC blocks
26th February 2020

Sweet success: the sugar-free way

How should parents and teachers reward children? New charity, The Rewards Project, aims to help adults and children choose low-sugar food.

Dr Asif Chatoo at work
17th December 2019

Five minutes with Dr Asif Chatoo

We sat down with specialist orthodontist and founder of The London Lingual Orthodontic Clinic, Dr Asif Chatoo, to discuss his passion for lingual orthodontics and the story behind starting his own clinic.

A skeleton mouth with teeth
19th November 2019

Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries

A new medical collection has opened this month in the Wellcome Galleries at the Science Museum, enriching and expanding London’s extraordinary medical and dental heritage.

Dr Asif Chatoo and patient with Suresmile technology and visuals
21st October 2019

Specialist treatment with Asif versus aligners by post – no contest!

To understand how dramatically the internet has changed our lives, all you need to do is reflect on how we all research information.

A patient smiling in the orthodontist's chair
15th October 2019

A breakdown on painkillers

What do we recommend to patients to deal with discomfort when braces are first placed?

Orthodontic consultation with patient and mirror
23rd September 2019

Which braces are right for me?

Knowing the right kind of braces for your orthodontic treatment might seem daunting, but you don’t need to make the decision alone.

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