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Braces are not the only treatment for a bad smile

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December 16, 2015

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The belief is that braces are the only the only option to straighten teeth and correct a bad smile. However there are many modern treatments now around that straighten teeth non-invasively and more comfortably. One of the newest and most popular options is to use Invisalign. Invisalign is a plate style treatment that is able […]

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Digital Modelling to get a perfect smile

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December 9, 2015

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There aren’t many industries that haven’t been affected by rapid technology advancements and automation that have dramatically change how processes are done and built in layers of efficiencies never before seen. A Perth company has even recently launched Hadrian, a brick laying robot who can work 24 hours a day to erect a brick frame […]

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How good teeth can help you land your dream career

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December 2, 2015

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While it might not be right, the way a person looks and that first impression based on looks has an immediate effect on the way people form an opinion of another person. In a professional setting, unfortunately this is no different to the rest of the world. And a nice and pleasing smile can improve […]

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How long do I have to wear my retainers?

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November 25, 2015

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Every person is different and responds differently to orthodontic treatments. A very common question and concern for patients undergoing orthodontic treatments is the ongoing maintenance of their teeth. Retainers are a vital device used to maintain the realigned position of teeth after your braces have been removed. As part of their specialist treatment, your Norwest […]

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Do I need a referral to visit Norwest Orthodontics?

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November 18, 2015

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A lot of people are confused as to whether they require a referral to visit an orthodontist. Most people are referred to us here at Norwest Orthodontics by their dentist in particular because they are generally the first people to recognise the need for further orthodontic services. But unlike other specialists, orthodontists do not require […]

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Looking after your teeth and gums during orthodontic treatment

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October 29, 2015

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It’s never been more important to look after your teeth and gums than during your orthodontic treatment. While braces or retainers don’t increase the risk of tooth decay or plaque build up, the braces and wires can make cleaning teeth more difficult. It is important to ensure that teeth are cleaned thoroughly twice each day […]

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Food tips to help your child adjust to braces

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October 26, 2015

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Braces as a child can be a scary time and unfortunately there are some restrictions on food while wearing braces. This mainly includes the avoidance or hard foods such as lollies, crusty bread, nuts, as well as pizza, popcorn, and food high in sugars. Any food that you need to bite into to eat is […]

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Will some foods stain my braces?

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October 6, 2015

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Brushing your teeth after every meal help to keep your braces and brackets clean and clear of food and helps to prevent any staining of your braces. This will also prevent tooth decay which can occur due to food getting trapped in between braces and brackets. Foods well known for staining teeth include soft drinks, […]

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10 best foods to eat while wearing braces

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October 1, 2015

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Many people see wearing braces as a negative, no longer able to eat minties or chewy lollies, but it’s not all bad! Norwest Orthodontics have compiled a list of 10 of the best foods to eat while wearing braces. Smoothies – Smoothies are a great healthy snack that can include almost any fruits and delicious […]

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