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Hygienist

Hygienist

Maintaining good oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment can be a challenge for patients.  The presence of brackets, wires and bands can make it tricky to clean thoroughly. With this in mind,  we are very pleased to offer a hygienist service to our current active patients undergoing orthodontic treatment to ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy and protected. If you require a professional clean and polish before, during or after (or all three!) your orthodontic treatment please contact us to discuss your requirements and to make an appointment! Please see our price guide for cost information.

Before Treatment

Before your treatment starts our hygienist, Clair Brooks, can professionally clean and polish your teeth (sometimes known as scaling and polishing) before your braces are fixed into position.  This is a very beneficial start to your treatment as Clair can then discuss with you the importance of stepping up all efforts to keep your teeth clean even before your braces have been put on.  Clair will also take the opportunity to discuss with you (and/or parents) about the changes you should make once your orthodontic treatment starts. These will include brushing more frequently, avoiding fizzy and sports drinks and coming in for visits every three months if necessary.

During Treatment

Once your braces have been fitted this is the window when it is most necessary for Clair to work closely with you to help keep your teeth healthy. Wearing braces can make it tricky to clean thoroughly however Clair can guide you to ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy and protected throughout your orthodontic treatment.

After Treatment

Your braces have been removed, you want to show off your new smile but you feel a visit to the hygienist would be of benefit to enhance your results.  This is a great idea as Clair can advise on the best care for your teeth and gums following placement of either a bonded retainer or removable retainer (or both).

I have a removable brace, what are my options?

Many of the same precautions and practices for our patients with traditional brackets and wires apply for those wearing Invisalign or removable braces. It is still as important to ensure you as patients are advised on how to clean your teeth thoroughly after meals before replacing your braces, in order to avoid trapping food against the teeth etc.  However, you are the patients that have the advantage of being able to remove your braces for normal brushing and flossing.

If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to call, email or pop in to see us!

  • A truly fantastic, care focused team who have transformed my smile and confidence. Dr Davies and the team are outstanding on all levels and I cannot recommend them high enough. If you are looking for a clean, safe and a high performing team to take care of your teeth and deliver exceptional results; look no further. Thank you all!”
    Louise - Patient

  • “I skipped on having braces as a child and took the plunge when I was 28 as this was holding me back with my confidence. At first, I wondered what people would think of a grown man with braces, but I am pleased to say this had no impact at all and I never really noticed that I had them. I thoroughly recommend Colchester Orthodontic Centre to my friends, family and anybody else thinking about having treatment.”
    Warren - Patient

  • “After over 2 years of impeccable TLC from Colchester Orthodontic Centre my daughter is now able to show off the smile she has always deserved! Mr Davies was able to advise us with his wealth of experience as to what was needed, and the result is proof that they clearly know how to look after their client’s needs and ensure the best result at the end of the journey!”
    Paul - Patient

  • My Invisalign experience with Colchester Orthodontic Centre was fab. I was supported the whole way through and given many options and I am now really happy with my teeth. The Invisalign aligners are very comfortable and discreet. I would definitely recommend Invisalign treatment at Colchester Orthodontic Centre.”
    Hollie - Patient

  • “You can make the most of your teeth at any age. Sometimes mature years can make you feel awkward attending the orthodontist, although I have been encouraged and treated with care and attention at every appointment. I try to maintain my teeth as best I can and I have received the very best care you could wish for. I started out feeling reluctant to smile. I am now very happy to smile at any occasion and feel grateful to the wonderful team at Colchester Orthodontic Centre, the whole team treat you with professional care and kindness.”
    Anne - Patient

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