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,…Read more »
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…Read more »
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!Read more »
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…Read more »
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…Read more »
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…Read more »
One of the biggest problems patients face throughout their orthodontic treatment is avoiding any mishaps with their brace and managing them when they do occur. This is even more critical during the festive period with lots of tempting treats that can cause problems with your brace. Avoiding problems with your brace can be very simple….Read more »
Why does my child have to wait for orthodontic treatment? What options do I have? Your questions answered!24th November 2017
Why do we have an NHS waiting list? As a practice that provides NHS orthodontic treatment, we have a contract with NHS England to provide a set amount of orthodontic treatment per year. Unfortunately, this contract is insufficient to manage the demand for orthodontic treatment at Colchester Orthodontic Centre. Essentially, we have far more referrals…Read more »
The benefits of orthodontic treatment are well known; attractive straight teeth which are easier to clean, a healthy bite, a lovely smile and a big boost to self-confidence. These are some of the reasons why orthodontic treatment is so popular. The questions my patients most commonly ask me before treatment begins are “what’s the quickest…Read more » « Older posts |
"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"