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How do you know if you need braces?

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January 27, 2015

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There’s no doubt that braces can drastically improve your smile and oral health, but it can be difficult to know whether or not you actually need braces. Undergoing orthodontic treatment is not related to your age; children, teenagers, and adults alike can all need braces. So, how do you know if braces are the right […]

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Norwest Specialist Orthodontist – excellence recognised by Australasian Orthodontic Board

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January 16, 2015

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Norwest Orthodontics’ Specialist Orthodontist, Dr. Shimanto Purkayastha, has proudly achieved Australian Orthodontic Board Certification recognising his commitment to clinical excellence in Orthodontics. Dr Purkayastha is the only Australasian Orthodontic Board Certified Specialist Orthodontist in the Norwest area. To achieve board certification a doctor must not only already be a Registered Specialist Orthodontist but also needs […]

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Christmas Hours

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December 17, 2014

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Norwest Orthodontics wishes you a very Merry Christmas and safe travels this holiday season! We will be closed between the dates Thursday 18th December to Monday 5th January! If you happen to experience an acute dental emergency in the time we are away, please don’t hesitate to use our common emergencies management plan and leave […]

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Dentist or Orthodontist? Which is better?

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December 14, 2014

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Dentist or Orthodontist? Many people get confused as to which is the better oral care professional to see, but it depends on your teeth’s needs. Dentists and Orthodontists play a valuable role in keeping your teeth healthy, and they often work together with you to ensure your oral health is the best it can be. […]

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What causes braces pain?

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December 8, 2014

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Braces can be uncomfortable. But, what’s actually causing that pain, and is it worth it? Your mouth is a very sensitive part of your body, and small changes can introduce some discomfort during orthodontic treatment. However, that discomfort is a sign that your orthodontic treatment is actually working! During your orthodontic treatment, your teeth will […]

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Will braces damage my teeth?

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December 3, 2014

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With the proper care, braces will not damage your teeth. However, it’s important to follow the care instructions we give you to ensure that problems do not arise during your orthodontic treatment. When you start your orthodontic treatment, our Specialist Orthodontist Dr. Purkayastha will give you some oral care instructions to follow. Don’t ignore them! […]

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Is It Okay To Have Braces During Pregnancy?

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November 24, 2014

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During pregnancy, many changes occur within the body which affect your oral health. Some pregnant women can experience sensitive teeth and gums. Despite this, orthodontic treatment during pregnancy is safe, and is an effective way of improving the aesthetics of your smile while also improving your overall health. If you are considering orthodontic treatment during […]

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Which Are The Best Braces for Adults?

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November 20, 2014

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With one in five of our orthodontic patients over the age of 18, we are often asked ‘which braces are the best for adults‘? Over the past decade, braces have come a long way, and with more options than ever, it’s no wonder why adults are finding orthodontic treatment more appealing. Reservations about braces generally […]

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Are Braces Worth The Time and Effort?

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November 17, 2014

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Braces are worth it, and it’s not only for aesthetic reasons that our Specialist Orthodontist will tell you that. Braces can actually improve your overall health. The time and effort spent with braces now can save you from cosmetic, structural, and medical problems later. Many people think that braces are applied for cosmetic reasons, but […]

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