No1 commonly asked questions

The world of orthodontics can be overwhelming at first glance, but don’t worry. We’re here to answer all your questions - and help you feel confident about treatment. For starters, we’ve compiled answers to the questions we are most commonly asked by our patients.

Common questions about fixed braces

How long does orthodontic treatment take?

What can I eat with my aligner treatment?

Can I brush my teeth while wearing braces?

What can I eat with braces?

Do I still need to see my regular dentist during treatment?

Common questions about Teeth whitening

How does teeth whitening work?

Why should I see a dentist instead of a beautician for teeth whitening?

How long will whitening treatment last?

How can I take care of my teeth after treatment?

Common questions about Invisalign® and Spark aligners

How long does orthodontic treatment with clear aligners take?

Does treatment with Invisalign® or Spark aligners hurt?

Can I brush my teeth whilst wearing my aligners?

Can I eat and drink with my aligners in?

Do I still need to see my regular dentist during treatment?

What is Dental Monitoring and how do I use this?

Common questions about retainers

Why do teeth move after braces?

How long should I wear my retainers?

How should I clean my retainer?

Are retainers uncomfortable?

When should I take out my removable retainer?

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