Adult Orthodontics: Evolution

The Early Days When I started doing orthodontic treatment in the early 1990s over 95% of the patients that I was seeing were children.  In fact many adults had no idea that they could even have orthodontic treatment.  The thinking came from the feeling that their jaws and teeth were set in place.  As time…

Invisalign Tips

Invisalign Invisalign aligners are a useful way to straighten teeth.  There aer many aligner systems but we use this one because of its known track record.  It does require input from your orthodontist so that you can get the best out of treatment.  Some bites are better suited to it than others. What can it…

Cleaning Your Teeth

Tooth Cleaning Cleaning our teeth is a complex procedure which needs a lot of attention and should be carried out a minimum of two times per day.  If done well it helps to keep bacteria in our mouths to a healthy level. If not done well it can lead to gum problems and in 10% of…

Lingual Orthodontics: History in the making

The Beginning In 1979 Kinja Fujita in Japan had developed an idea for putting fixed braces on the tongue side of the teeth.  He had a lot of patients who did martial arts.  He wanted to develop a system that reduced trauma to the mouth against fixed brace components.   The idea had developed into…

Orthodontics 3.0

Version 1.0 of our practice opened in 2001, version 2.0 in 2007. Version 1.0 In June this year our practice will have been open for 20 years.  We were the first orthodontic practice to open in Birmingham with digital technology throughout.  Since that time we have introduced retainers made in half an hour and were…

Aligners and Fixed Appliances

Aligners and Fixed Appliances We are carrying out more and more aligner treatments and Invisalign is the main product that we use.  There are a number of different options that can be considered for treatments.  Aligners are a series of thin, clear trays which, when worn in series, gradually straighten the teeth.  Some cases work…

Snowmen and Teeth Whitening

Last weekend it snowed quite heavily and lots of families were out enjoying making snowpeople and even the odd igloo.  On Monday morning we came to work and found a surprise.  Against the wall of our practice someone had made a giant snow person with a Yemeni flag on the top of its head.  Carved…

2021!

Happy New Year!   It does feel strange to write that, considering the last 12 months and the difficulties that everyone is still experiencing.   As we move through the cold January weather, I thought it worth giving an update.  We are busier than ever because so many people want to start treatment with us…