Is orthodontic treatment really necessary?

At Smileworx, we think this is a very important question, and here’s why: in a significant proportion of cases, we believe orthodontic treatment is optional. This is something we explain carefully to our patients, so they can make an informed decision about...

Looking after your braces

Now your braces are on, it’s important to look after them so you can achieve your beautiful new smile in the shortest possible time. Braces can also take a bit of getting used to! Here’s our guide to caring for your new braces.

Managing discomfort or pain
While you get used to your new braces, you may experience some discomfort or pain as the braces rub against the inside of your mouth and put pressure on your teeth. Here are some things you can do to feel more comfortable.

What does orthodontic treatment cost?

Naturally, when you think your child may need orthodontic treatment, one of the first questions that comes to mind is ‘how much will braces cost?’. Uvnfortunately, no amount of Googling will provide a definitive answer...

Orthodontic treatment – why earlier is better

At Smileworx, we recommend taking your child to see an orthodontist between the ages of 7 and 10. You don’t need a referral from your doctor to make an appointment. You don’t even need to be concerned about your child’s teeth.

What’s the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist?

The difference between an orthodontist and a dentist is similar to the difference between your GP and a specialist such as a paediatrician or a cardiologist.