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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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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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Welcome to Keegan Gowans

4th November 2019

We are always pleased to welcome new members to the specialist team at Colchester Orthodontics Centre. Over recent months we have welcomed a new Receptionist and Treatment Coordinator and are now excited to introduce Keegan Gowans, Specialist Orthodontist, who joins us as an associate. Keegan qualified as a dentist in 2013 from the University of…

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Vikki completes 55K fundraising walk

24th October 2019

A huge congratulations to our Orthodontic Nurse Vikki who took part in the 55k South Coast Challenge, walking from Eastbourne to Brighton back in August! She was raising money for the charity Make-A-Wish UK who create life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses and she raised over £1,000. Well done Vikki, we’re extremely proud!

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Freshers Fair

8th October 2019

Some of the team from Colchester Orthodontic Centre attended the Freshers Fair at the University of Essex on Saturday. Organised by the Students Union the Freshers Fair gives students the chance to meet with local and national businesses and University clubs and societies. It was a busy day with over 5000 students attending. We took…

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See Your New Smile

4th October 2019

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Clair’s Blog

2nd October 2018

Hello, My name is Clair, and I decided aged 14 that I would like to be a “Dental Hygienist”. I don’t know why, I just remember that I knew before I picked my “options” for O’ Levels at secondary school, back then we hadn’t even heard of G.C.S.E’s!! I remember choosing the required, Biology being…

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Invisalign or Tooth Coloured Fixed Braces? Which is best for you?

31st January 2018

Have you made the decision that you would like to straighten your teeth and improve your smile but you are unsure which brace is for you? You may be asking yourself the following questions: 1. Which brace is the quickest acting? 2. Which brace is the most effective? 3. What are the costs involved? Colchester…

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  • "Before I had my braces on, my teeth were horrendous. Every part of the process is explained to you and they make you feel so comfortable at Colchester Orthodontics."
    Rachel - Patient

  • "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."
    Sophie - Patient

  • "At Colchester Ortho it is such a close-knit group of people from the secretaries, to the nurses to the orthodontists themselves such as Mr Davies."
    Ben - Patient

  • "I have no hesitation in recommending Colchester Orthodontic Centre to you for an excellent, professional clinical treatment service"

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