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Addressing your Top 10 concerns about adult braces

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July 10, 2015

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etting braces as an adult can be a scary thought as memories of teenagers getting incessantly teased at High School for their metal braces start returning. However, modern orthodontic treatments are infinitely more advanced, vastly superior, and highly effective. Norwest Orthodontics has compiled a top 10 of concerns we hear from adults and our answers. […]

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You’re never too old to have a straight smile

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July 2, 2015

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There is no age limit to seeking orthodontic treatment so you finally get the straight smile you have always wanted. Many adults we meet with are pleasantly surprised at the range of orthodontic options available and the length of treatment options. Modern braces are less visible and more comfortable meaning more and more adults are […]

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Helping your child cope with braces

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June 30, 2015

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Braces as a child can be overwhelming and the reality is that there can be some pain associated with the orthodontic treatment. The first pain for most will be a few hours after the braces are first put in place. Unfortunately, this is due to them being new and sometimes they can irritate the inside of […]

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Meet Norwest Orthodontics Practice Manager, Shivi

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June 29, 2015

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What did you get up to over the Queen’s birthday long weekend?  (June 8th) I took some extra time off work around the long weekend and travelled to Italy. I have always been fascinated by their history, art, food and culture. It was an amazing experience! Hopefully I get to go back someday. What is […]

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Why do I need to wear a retainer?

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June 23, 2015

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It is highly important to wear a retainer as part of ongoing orthodontic treatment. Most commonly, it is necessary to wear a retainer after you have had braces. Everybody is different but it can take at least a year for your teeth to stabilise after you have had your braces removed.  The consistent use of […]

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Get your confidence back with straight teeth

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June 18, 2015

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When it comes to self-confidence, your teeth and smile have a lot to do with how you feel and many adults who did not get orthodontic treatment as young adults still have concerns with the way their teeth look or feel. An attractive smile is a strong asset to have; it contributes to self-esteem, self-confidence, […]

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Will health insurance cover braces treatment?

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June 16, 2015

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Most health insurance has dental cover rebates for fillings, general cleanings and check-ups. However most health insurance companies separate orthodontics from this general dental cover and often it is a different level of cover and rebate when compared to general dental. Braces are considered a major orthodontic treatment and the overall treatment plan is often […]

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Orthodontic treatment, an investment in your future

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June 10, 2015

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Preventative dental and orthodontic treatments not only improve oral health, reduce cavities, and tooth decay, but can also give the confidence in personal life and business that comes with a straight teeth and a beautiful smile. The correct orthodontic treatment is priceless to build confidence and self-esteem, and can truly be an investment in your […]

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Give your teen the beautiful smile they deserve

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June 3, 2015

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Invisalign invisible braces are the ideal way to give your teen the beautiful smile they deserve so they can move into early adulthood with more confidence and a straight smile. For most teenagers there is absolutely no appeal to the thought of metal, clunky braces on their teeth as they move through the teenage years. […]

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Meet Norwest Orthodontics team member Manty!

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June 1, 2015

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1. Did you get up to anything interesting over the weekend? – We are in the process of renovating our house, putting in a brand new kitchen, carpets, floor boards, and plantation shutters, the works. So it is always fun becoming my boyfriend Nigel’s apprentice. 2. What are you favourite hobbies? – My favourite hobbies […]

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