How to prevent coffee stains on teeth (for coffee lovers!)

For many Australians coffee is a pick-me-up, an excuse to catch up with friends, a source of comfort before work and a provider of energy after the gym. Coffee simply makes us feel good. It gives you the energy and confidence to pump out work quickly and reach new heights in your professional life.

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Why Do I Need Braces Again?

For all those adults who rocked braces through their teens, the concept of getting braces again is a loaded question. Why would someone go through the trouble of going for “brace face 2.0”?

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Planning For Christmas With Braces

Living with braces can be difficult at any time of year, but over the holiday season it can be particularly tricky! With so many delicious treats on offer, you can find yourself tempted by foods that you don’t come across in your usual day-to-day. Whether you have traditional metal braces, ceramic or Invisalign ® braces, the reality is that you need to be careful about what you eat. As tempting as it can be to break the rules and indulge, the last thing you want is to ruin your holiday by having a problem with your braces at Christmas.

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Get A Promotion By Getting Braces (And A Confidence Boost!)

Impressing your bosses and landing that big promotion is about more than just hard work. Of course, if you want to climb the rungs of the corporate ladder to the next level you need to cover the basics: meet your deadlines, achieve results, get along with your co-workers, be reliable and keep your skills up to date. But when it comes time to get a promotion, no matter how well we do our job... sometimes there’s something holding us back.

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Is It Too Late For Braces?

Is it too late to get braces? Patients are sometimes concerned that, as adults, they've lost the opportunity to fix their smile. Fortunately, this is not the case — it’s actually never too late to get braces. No matter what your situation or dental ailment, braces can still be considered as an effective treatment option.

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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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Why Invisalign Braces? Why Not?

Braces have come along way from those embarrassing 'metal mouth' contraptions you might remember your school friends sporting, decades ago. Although traditional metal braces are still the most common solution when it comes to correcting severe dental problems, contemporary orthodontic treatments like Invisalign braces are now available - and make the prospect of having braces far less daunting.

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Sensitive Teeth - Will Braces Make Them Worse?

Are you considering braces but are concerned about the potential they may create for pain, discomfort or sensitive teeth? It’s true that orthodontic treatment is not always sunshine and rainbows...however, with modern treatment options like Invisalign ®, there’s no longer any need to fear it.

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