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May 2020 Newsletter

15th May 2020

Links E-consultations: https://www.colchesterorthodontics.co.uk/e-consultation/ Documentary: https://vimeo.com/363503310

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COVID Newsletter

23rd April 2020

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Bonded Retainer Problems during Covid 19

22nd April 2020

Retainers are used to maintain the position of your teeth once your braces have been removed. Retainers are either removable (you can take them in and out of your mouth yourself) or fixed to your teeth. Fixed retainers (sometimes called bonded retainers) are thin metal wires that are stuck to the back of your front…

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Will leaving your Invisalign aligners unattended for 3 months or longer, damage your teeth or affect treatment outcomes?

7th April 2020

Once you’ve reached your last batch of aligners at home, we advise that you give us a call. Your Invisalign plan may allow us to provide you with additional aligners so that your treatment can remain active. These can be sent to you or we can arrange for you to pick them up. Often, however,…

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Essential tips on how to look after your braces

1st April 2020

We can’t see you as often as we’d like at the moment. Please don’t worry. Once it’s safe to do so we’ll quickly get you back on track! Always keep your braces as clean as possible. Brush your teeth after every meal. Avoid hard, sticky foods that damage braces. Don’t drink sugary fizzy drinks. Rinse…

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Why have we postponed your appointment for removal of your brace?

25th March 2020

We’re very sorry that we may have been forced to postpone the date for removal of your brace. We completely understand that you will have been looking forward to this and it comes as a great disappointment. Our reasons for doing so are based simply on the current COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic and are as follows:…

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What is a Carriere Appliance and how will it help my bite?

17th March 2020

The Carriere® Motion Appliance is a correctional device used by our specialist Orthodontists to help move your upper molar teeth backwards. This opens up space towards the front of your mouth to assist with the correction of crowding of the incisors and canines. The appliance also helps your lower jaw improve its position with the…

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How does the Twin Block appliance work?

As part of your treatment plan our Specialist Orthodontists may suggest that you wear a Twin Block appliance. This is a functional brace designed to improve the way your teeth bite together. We often use this type of brace when a patient’s bottom teeth are a little set back compared to their top teeth. The…

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January 2020 Newsletter

5th January 2020

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What is Interproximal Reduction (IPR) and Does it Hurt?

17th December 2019

Interproximal reduction (or IPR for short) is the process of creating very small amounts of space between teeth. IPR is often used to avoid the need for extracting teeth. Your Orthodontist will ‘polish’ in between the teeth in order to remove a small slither of enamel. As only a minimum amount of enamel is removed,…

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  • "My confidence levels have just shot up since I have had my braces off. It is just brilliant here. They have helped me so much."
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  • "I have no hesitation in recommending Colchester Orthodontic Centre to you for an excellent, professional clinical treatment service"

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