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How long is the orthodontic treatment?

The treatment time will vary depending on the complexity of the problem. Each treatment is based on a comprehensive and individually personalised treatment plan. The treatment can take anywhere between 6 to 24 months.

How do the braces feel?

Just like normal braces, lingual braces may be uncomfortable for the first 7-10 days. During this time:

Will lingual orthodontic treatment affect my speech?

Most people do notice a temporary change in their speech. This generally improves after an initial period of adaptation. The brackets we use minimise this problem. If speech is a concern, we can refer you to a speech therapist.

How easy will it be to clean my teeth?

It will be more challenging because you will need to spend more time to keep your teeth clean. You should see a hygienist to have your teeth cleaned professionally every 3-4 months during treatment. We have two hygienists working in the practice as it’s Asif’s policy to ensure that patients’ teeth improve from all perspectives, including their dental health.

What can I eat?

During your first week in braces, we recommend that you choose soft, easy-to swallow foods, such as soups or smoothies. You can find some delicious recipes that should suit you written by nutritionist Farzanah Nasser in our blog.

Will my teeth stay in the same position after treatment is complete?

We ask all our patients to wear retainers in order to protect their investment in their newly straightened smile. Wearing retainers is the only way to guarantee the stability of treatment.

Will it work for me?

Come and find out! Contact us to book an appointment for a detailed assessment and consultation.

Can you help me with the jargon?

Check out our Orthodontic jargon-buster.

What if I have a complaint?

We try and make sure all our patients are completely satisfied with their care. We encourage you to share your thoughts and experiences so we can do all we can to meet your needs. If you would like to make a complaint, please see our Complaints Policy.

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Keeping our patients and colleagues up to date on all things orthodontic is part of our mission as well as sharing news from the clinic and recipes that work for people in braces. Check out our blog for the latest.

For Patients
9th January 2018

Common problems that may require tooth straightening treatment

So much jargon is associated with teeth-straightening. This article helps you navigate the common problems that can be solved with orthodontics.

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Courgetti Spaghetti

A delicious recipe involving soft and tasty ingredients – but you might need a spoon to eat it delicately!

For Patients
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Why are my teeth sensitive?

Teeth sensitivity can be compared to the common cold. All of us are likely to experience it at some time or another but there is conflicting advice on the best remedy!

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