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How braces can improve your facial shape

When people consider orthodontic treatment like braces, their focus is often specifically on their smile and more particularly their teeth, but did you know braces can also alter and improve your entire facial appearance? Here’s an insight into how that works… The mouth and the face The mouth plays an (...)

Travelling? Here’s what to consider with braces

Whether it’s an extended work trip, a student exchange, or even just a holiday, if you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment and heading away for a trip, there might be a few extras you need to consider. Although orthodontic treatments like braces, Invisalign and retainers have very little impact on your day-to-day (...)

Five braces myths and facts

When it comes to braces and orthodontics, a wealth of myths abound, and sometimes these even cause people to delay seeking valuable treatment that could improve their overall dental health and wellbeing throughout life. The truth is, orthodontics isn’t just about straightening teeth and it’s certainly not just focused on (...)

Your most frequently asked orthodontic questions – answered!

Whether you’re considering braces for your child or are looking to straighten your own teeth as an adult, at Norwest Orthodontics, we’re always happy to answer any questions you have. Here we have your most important orthodontic questions answered. As it turns out, many people have similar queries when it (...)

Ready, set…Last minute things to do before you get braces

Before you get braces, you need to remember this to-do list before that day! Well, first up, congratulations. You are about to embark on an orthodontic journey that will not only improve the appearance of your smile but also facilitate a lifetime of better dental health. That’s a cause for (...)

Teenagers and braces – a match made in heaven

For many teenagers, braces are almost a rite of passage and there’s a good reason this is the case. It is estimated around 75 per cent of teens have an issue with the position of their teeth and bite alignment after mature teeth erupt. More importantly, as the body is (...)

Ensuring braces are affordable

It’s hard to put a price on the lifetime benefits of a confident and healthy smile, but the reality is the cost of orthodontic treatment is a consideration for many individuals and families weighing up braces. The good news is, orthodontics can be much more affordable and attainable than many (...)

Do I need teeth removed due to crowding?

One of the most common questions orthodontists are asked is: Do I need teeth removed due to crowding? And the short answer is - only if it is indicated. At Norwest Orthodontics we assess every patient on an individual basis and only in some cases will it be necessary to (...)

My braces are coming off, what next?

For many people who have braces, a magical date looms large on the calendar. It’s the day when the braces come off and that beautiful smile is finally revealed. It’s certainly an event to celebrate and at Norwest we revel in the big reveal just as much as our clients. (...)

Eight things to tell your teen about braces

These days braces are almost a right of passage for children entering their teen years and for most kids the news they require them is taken in their teenage stride. Some, however, may have a few reservations or doubts. If your child is baulking at the prospect, here’s eight things (...)

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