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Correcting a Bad Bite with Orthodontic Treatment

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March 10, 2015

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A bad bite can be not only unappealing to look at, but can also come with a myriad of potential oral health problems that can lead to serious health conditions that may impact your daily life. Fortunately, bad bites can be  corrected with orthodontic treatment from a Specialist Orthodontist. “Occlusion” is the way in which […]

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Playing Sports While Wearing Braces

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March 3, 2015

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There is no reason why people with braces have to stop playing and enjoying sports. Sports related injuries to the mouth and jaw are some of the most common injuries received. When playing a wide range of sports mouthguards are recommended, because they can help cushion a blow to the face; minimising the risk of […]

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Keep your trays clean between visits

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February 27, 2015

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The Invisalign straightening system is an incredible alternative to traditional metal braces, however like any orthodontic treatment, there is some regular maintenance that will help your teeth get straighter. Unlike traditional brace systems, your Invisalign treatment is designed to be nearly invisible and removable, making them a convenient way to straighten your teeth and get […]

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Meet Norwest Ortho Team Member Felicity!

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February 26, 2015

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1.  How long have you worked in Dental and Orthodontics? I started working as a dental nurse in the Blue Mountains when I was 16 years old and stayed working as a dental nurse for four years. I have worked as both a dental nurse and receptionist in Orthodontics for six years (and counting!) 2.     What are […]

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Why do I seem to salivate so much now I have braces?

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February 26, 2015

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Excess saliva can be a common side effect when you first get braces; however patients need not be concerned as it doesn’t last too long. Anything you place in your mouth sets off receptors in your brain, producing more saliva to prepare to digest food. So when you add braces in your mouth, these same […]

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Tooth Care and Cleaning Routines While Wearing Braces

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February 25, 2015

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If you’ve invested in your smile by seeking orthodontic treatment, you already know that it isn’t enough to just wear your braces and waiting for their removal. Your teeth still need to be cleaned daily, and so do your braces. To simplify your oral care, we’ve compiled this short list of tips for you to […]

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How to Maintain a Smile after your Braces come off

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February 24, 2015

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When the time comes to remove your braces, it can be tempting to become more relaxed in your oral care. However doing so might just diminish the effect of your orthodontic treatment! To maintain your smile after your braces come off, you need to continue with your oral care. When your braces are removed you […]

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Will braces treatment keep my teeth straight for life?

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January 31, 2015

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With the right care, braces can keep your teeth straight for life, but that’s only if you follow your orthodontist’s instructions carefully and keep up the care after your orthodontic treatment! During your orthodontic treatment, your braces shift your teeth to new positions which offer better aesthetics and functionality. For some lucky people, this is […]

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New Year Make Over

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January 30, 2015

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It’s the New Year, and there’s nothing better than a New Year make over to signify that it’s a new period in our lives to take advantage of! Many people change their fashion, hair, and makeup when they think make over, but it really should start with your smile. Did you know that a smile […]

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Customise Yourself with a New Smile

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January 29, 2015

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Do you know how many benefits a smile can have? Numerous studies have been conducted on the act of smiling and the benefits are astounding! A simple smile can lower your stress and anxiety levels, make you feel happier, and strengthen your immune system. But a smile can have effects on your social life. A […]

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