Are Sinus Related Problems Related To Needing Braces?

Sometimes when patients get braces to fix a crooked smile, we find that it’s not their teeth that’s the initial cause of their problem. Following an initial consultation and routine x-rays of the mouth and jaw, it's not uncommon to discover an underlying medical issue. Sinus-related problems (such as stuffy noses or breathing difficulties) are a prime example of this.

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8 Braces Myths That Just Aren't True

We’ve all heard the braces myths - the ones that the movies love to make fun of and have people signing up for braces in fear. There can be a lot of mystery around braces before you’re sitting in the chair getting sized up by the orthodontist - so how do you drive out the right information for you and leave behind the myths about getting braces?

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Bruxism Treatment: How to Stop Teeth Grinding

You may be surprised to know that bruxism (or teeth grinding) is a common issue which affects many people at some point in life, even if they don’t realise it. Most of the time it’s not a problem and goes away on its own — particularly if brought on by temporary circumstances such as illness, medication or stress. But left untreated, bruxism can cause serious health issues in the long term.

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How To Find The Right Orthodontist For You

Have you been thinking about braces or how you can improve the appearance of your smile? No matter how minor your concern, it’s best to find an Orthodontist and get some advice to see if treatment is right for you. But who’s the best Orthodontist in Sydney to go with?

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Should I Get Health Insurance For Braces?

Getting braces is a big commitment. For those who weren't born with perfect teeth (and let's be honest — few of us are), braces can mean a significant investment of both time and money. But what many patients don't realise is how affordable braces really are — especially given the range of treatment and financing options out there.

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Why Smiling Makes You Happy - The Science Of Smiling

Smiling is a universal gesture. No matter where you are in the world or the language you speak, the act of smiling crosses cultural barriers. In fact, it’s one of the most instantly recognised and understood tools of communication we know.

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Will Teeth Grinding Affect My Braces?

Also known as bruxism, tooth grinding is a common dental issue that can be experienced by anyone at any time in their life. At Inner West Orthodontics, we often see patients who come in complaining of problems caused through habitual teeth grinding. Just as frequently, we come across patients who grind their teeth subconsciously and have no idea they’re doing so — until we actually see the physical damage it’s done to their teeth.

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4 Food Groups To Avoid With Braces

As a parent, the decision to get braces for children is an enormous investment in their future wellbeing. Braces are not always the most desirable option from your child’s point of view; they take some special care and require a few lifestyle changes in order to be effective — including dietary modifications. One of the questions kids often have is “what can’t I eat while I have braces?”. To help answer that, here are 4 food groups to avoid with braces as well as some simple substitutions to ensure your child doesn’t miss out.

 

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How To Prepare Your Child For Braces

The decision to get braces is a big step at any age, but for kids, braces can be particularly daunting. The good news is that in recent years, the technology behind braces for children has made enormous leaps; we now have different braces for children and more comfortable options available, so that the impact treatment has on your child's life can be minimal.

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Can A Child Be Too Young For Braces?

It’s never too late to have braces. In fact, with the different types of braces now available, many adults are now realising that a perfect smile is still within their reach. However, most of these adults probably wish that they’d had braces as kids! As parents we understand that there are benefits to getting braces in early life, and we certainly want to give our children every opportunity we can. But could it be possible that your child is too young to get braces?

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