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Can I Still Get Braces If I Have Missing Teeth?

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November 11, 2014

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While the space left by a missing tooth can be a daunting prospect to face, braces can help to fill the gap and ensure that you maintain a healthy smile that is free of cosmetic and structural problems. When teeth are missing, the surrounding teeth will often drift into the empty space, causing periodontal (gum), […]

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How will braces affect my child’s everyday routine?

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October 28, 2014

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Braces have come a long way from the days of teenagers living uncomfortably with a mouth full of silver metal braces to straighten teeth. Today’s braces can be clear and are much more comfortable , however there is still some adjustments to a child’s routine that will need to be made, based on wearing orthodontics […]

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Is teeth extraction a necessary part of braces treatment?

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October 28, 2014

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Removing teeth is not necessarily part of an orthodontic braces treatment plan. Each person needs to be individually assessed and if extraction is needed, it will be based on their particular treatment. Norwest Orthodontics will always review your treatment extensively as to develop a plan that is most effective and will try to limit any […]

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Dyana’s Interview

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October 28, 2014

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How long have you been working as a dental/Orthodontic nurse? Ever since I have finished school, which would be 5 years. What do you like most about your job? I love working with children and working alongside the rest of the fun-loving team at Norwest Orthodontics. How would you sum up your personality and passions […]

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Does the Child Dental Benefit Schedule cover braces treatment?

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October 27, 2014

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The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is not available for orthodontics (braces) or cosmetic dental work, and cannot be used for any services provided in a hospital. The Child Dental Benefits Schedule is aimed to give financial support for basic dental services for children aged 2 – 17. Visit Human Services for eligibility for the […]

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I want braces but I don’t want anyone to know!

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September 30, 2014

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Wearing braces can have a stigma attached and for many young adults lead to new, unwanted nicknames – brace face, metal mouth etc. So we often hear teens pleading with their parents not to make them get braces, or even adults wanting at great smile but not having to go to the office with braces […]

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Why it’s so important to wear your retainer!

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September 22, 2014

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What most people don’t realise is that wearing braces for improvement in tooth alignment doesn’t necessarily mean it’s for life.  Orthodontic retention is one of most important stages of aligning your teeth, making sure that the improvements you’ve made by wearing braces will remain permanent. After your braces are removed, there is still work to […]

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Breaking down the braces lingo

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September 22, 2014

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To help you understand what we are talking to you about during your orthodontic treatment, we’ve put together a quick list of braces lingo we use and what it means. Braces is the term for the device that we will use to start your orthodontic treatment, and are generally comprised of brackets, bands and wires. […]

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Jessica’s Interview

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September 22, 2014

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1. How long have you worked in the dental field? I have worked for three years as a dental nurse and almost three years as a dental receptionist. 2. What do you enjoy most about working at Norwest Orthodontics? There is never a dull moment. I also love forming relationships with patients over the course […]

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