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Advantages of Having Straight Teeth

Thinking about getting braces? The team at Tony Weir has collated a list of very valid reasons why straight teeth matter and the benefits that come with a beautiful smile. Health Benefits Associated ...
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Why Teens May Need Adult Braces

Did you have braces as a teenager but have found that your smile has lost some of its straightness over the years? Many adults don't realise that neglecting to wear their removable retainers could ...
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Common Concerns Surrounding Adult Braces

Getting braces as an adult can be almost as daunting as when you are a teenager. You might be worried about how orthodontics will affect your career or social life, as traditional braces will cause a ...
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Things to Consider before Your First Orthodontist Appointment

Your first orthodontic consultation should be about discussing your treatment options and seeing if you feel comfortable with the solutions on offer. It is also a chance to get to know the dental team ...
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The Science Behind Braces

Dental braces are still the most popular choice for people bringing crooked teeth or misaligned bites into line and improving people’s appearance and self-confidence in the process. But have you ...
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Invisalign for Teenagers - No Train Tracks

If your teenager is worried about crooked teeth but is also reluctant to get braces, you might want to consider looking into the Invisalign orthodontic treatment. With teenagers often being ...
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A Guide to Having Braces as an Adult

As orthodontic technology has advanced, braces have become increasingly popular for adults wanting to straighten their teeth later in life. With a wider range of orthodontic options to fit in with ...
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Infographic: Invisalign vs Braces

Find out at a glance the core differences between Invisalign and braces in our latest infographic, packed full of facts and figures. Invisalign is comfortable, see-through and removable -- it might ...
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How To Make Your Child's Braces Treatment... Fun!

Help make the most out of your child’s braces treatment… During your child’s braces treatment they may feel a little self-conscious at times, most often the beginning of the ...
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Do I Have to Wear Elastics?

Unlike tooth cleanings and fillings, orthodontic treatments take a long time. They usually begin in childhood and last a few years until the teeth are fully aligned. If you want to align your teeth ...
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Never Too Old For Braces

Adult braces are a viable option to fix crooked teeth and enhance your orofacial appearance! When it comes to braces Dr Tony Weir is an expert! He is experienced in fitting braces for all age groups ...
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Oral Bacteria - the Good and the Bad

There are almost 1000 types of bacteria that survive in the mouth. While some bacteria are very harmful, others are beneficial and essential for proper immune system functioning. Good bacteria inhibit ...
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How to Keep Invisalign Trays Clean

A little more than 3 million people are using Invisalign to bring their teeth into perfect alignment. These braces are made out of clear plastic, making them invisible. People of all age groups can ...
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Will Wisdom Teeth Ruin My Braces?

Wisdom tooth problems are so common that 9 out of 10 people undergo surgery or treatment for at least one wisdom tooth. Teenagers are most likely to develop wisdom tooth related problems as these ...
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Teeth Grinding and Braces

Patients suffering from teeth grinding or bruxism tend to grind their teeth while sleeping at night. There are many underlying causes of teeth grinding and it can be quite difficult to pinpoint the ...
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Which Retainer is Right for You?

The position of your teeth doesn’t remain constant your entire life. If you have worn braces to align your teeth, you will have to use retainers to ensure that your teeth don’t move back ...
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Braces: They're not just for kids anymore (INFOGRAPHIC)

When it comes to teeth straight is best, so let’s get straight to the point – everybody deserves a perfect smile, so why do we only put braces on children? The truth is, braces ...
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Did You Know These Famous Faces Once Had Braces?

Once purely the reserve of teenagers, orthodontic braces have recently become more popular with adults who are keen on achieving their dream smile! In fact, even A-list celebrities have been seen ...
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The Importance of Dental Hygiene

Good oral hygiene is vital for a clean mouth that looks, feels and smells healthy. Good oral health is also important to your overall wellbeing, as the health of your teeth and gums can be signs of ...
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Why is it Important to Correct Your Bite?

Many people think braces and other orthodontic treatment are only about appearances, and therefore opt to skip them. They might not consider their misaligned or crooked teeth to be that big of a deal, ...
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How Does Orthodontics Compare to Cosmetic Dentistry?

Both orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry work with your teeth to achieve a more aesthetic and pleasing smile. However, there can be some confusion over exactly what each branch of dentistry involves, ...
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What are the Benefits of Wearing a Retainer After Orthodontic Treatment?

Have you recently been liberated from your metal braces, or finished up your Invisalign treatment? We bet you’re glad to have your braces removed, revealing your beautiful new straight teeth and ...
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What are Lingual Braces and Would They Be Suitable for Me?

Do you want a straighter smile without the visible wires and brackets of traditional braces? Lingual braces are just like conventional braces, except the brackets and wires are attached to the back of ...
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Why Braces Are Still the Most Popular Way to Straighten Your Teeth

Do you want to straighten your teeth and feel more confident about your smile? A variety of orthodontic options exist today for people looking into getting braces. From traditional metal braces to ...
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Get a Beautiful, Straight Smile with Invisalign

Want to straighten your smile without unsightly metal braces? Invisalign may be the perfect answer for you. Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners that behave like clear braces to ...
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