What to Expect at your Invisalign Consultation
Oldham Orthodontics | Orthodontic Blog
by Mohammad Malik
2M ago
Invisalign is gaining more and more popularity as an orthodontic solution to aligning teeth by the day, as it offers many of the benefits of traditional braces but much more discreetly and does not affect daily life as much as fixed metal braces. You may be thinking that Invisalign is the answer to your dental problems, but the big question is, is Invisalign right for you?  The consultation is the place where you and your orthodontist will discuss your eligibility for Invisalign. This initial meeting lays down the foundation for your orthodontic treatment, where an Invisalign specialist ..read more
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What Types of Conditions Can Jaw Surgery Address?
Oldham Orthodontics | Orthodontic Blog
by Mohammad Malik
2M ago
Our jaws are a marvel of engineering, they are responsible for so much of how we operate daily. However, several conditions can affect how our jaw operates, from speech, chewing, and even sleep, this is where orthognathic, or jaw surgery comes in. For many people with severe bite problems, orthognathic surgery is a saving grace and allows them to live without discomfort and show off a beautiful smile.  We have all the information you need at Oldham Orthodontics, in terms of the types of conditions that jaw surgery can address, allowing you to make an informed decision. So, if you are loo ..read more
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Orthodontic Retainers: Fixed or Removable
Oldham Orthodontics | Orthodontic Blog
by Mohammad Malik
2M ago
The magic of orthodontic treatment means that you can achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of. Whether you need fixed metal braces or clear aligners, your treatment will be specially customised to you and your specific needs.  For some, the thought of going through orthodontic treatment for a long period of time can be daunting, so when you are nearing the end of your treatment, it's easy for the excitement to take hold and finally be able to show your brand-new smile. However, that isn’t always the end of your journey. You will need to maintain the results. Orthodontic retainers play ..read more
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The Truth About Online Teeth Straightening Aligners
Oldham Orthodontics | Orthodontic Blog
by Mohammad Malik
2M ago
In recent years, the world of orthodontics has seen a revolution with the emergence of online teeth straightening aligners. They promise convenience, affordability, and faster alternatives to traditional braces and other forms of clear aligners, however, what they don’t tell you are the risks you are undertaking by essentially taking your oral health into your own hands. The cost of Invisalign can understandably deter individuals from gaining the smile of their dreams, but their trusted use by so many orthodontists worldwide is what makes them so popular and reliable. So, let’s take a look at ..read more
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Orthognathic Surgery for Correcting Bite Problems: A Comprehensive Guide
Oldham Orthodontics | Orthodontic Blog
by Mohammad Malik
2M ago
Orthognathic surgery is a highly reliable procedure that corrects severe malocclusions and jaw deformities and improves the relationship between the upper and lower jaw. For many people with more severe bite problems, orthognathic surgery is a saving grace and allows them to live without discomfort and show off a beautiful smile. However, orthognathic surgery is no magic cure, and as with anything, there are risks, certain cases it is unable to treat, and a certain amount of recovery time involved.   What is Orthognathic Surgery? Orthognathic surgery, also known as corrective jaw su ..read more
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Surviving Your First Week with Invisalign
Oldham Orthodontics | Orthodontic Blog
by Mohammad Malik
4M ago
You’ve made the leap into the world of orthodontics to gain the smile you’ve always dreamed of through the ever-growing popularity of Invisalign.   Invisalign is an extremely effective orthodontic method for straightening teeth, closing gaps, and correcting bite issues. They are discreet, comfortable, and virtually invisible. Obviously, as with anything new, there is an adjustment period to be expected but with the help of the below guide, from your specialist orthodontist in Oldham, we believe that you can sail through your Invisalign treatment with flying colours. How Invisalign W ..read more
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Recovery and Healing: What to Expect After Orthognathic Surgery
Oldham Orthodontics | Orthodontic Blog
by Mohammad Malik
4M ago
Making the decision to have orthognathic, or jaw, surgery is no small decision, it requires time, money, and most of all patience and trust. If you have spoken with your dentist or orthodontist about your dental issues and they have advised that jaw surgery is the best option for you, you may be feeling overwhelmed with what’s involved in the surgery itself and how it will affect your life afterward. We have all the information you need at Oldham Orthodontics, in terms of what’s involved in the surgery itself and how to manage your lifestyle after the surgery has taken place. If you are looki ..read more
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Ceramic Braces VS Metal Braces: What’s the Difference?
Oldham Orthodontics | Orthodontic Blog
by Mohammad Malik
5M ago
There are many options when it comes to orthodontic treatment today. Invisible braces, fixed braces, lingual and functional braces, all of which have a specific use depending on the case and severity of correction. For some, the corrections needed may only be mild, in these cases, aligners can be used such as Invisalign. In other cases, where the treatment needs to be more robust, a more traditional approach is needed such as fixed metal braces. For some, the thought of having fixed metal braces, where your orthodontist can adjust and guide tooth movement more diligently, is one of dread. It ..read more
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Can I Get Braces on My Top or Bottom Teeth Only?
Oldham Orthodontics | Orthodontic Blog
by Mohammad Malik
5M ago
It can be a daunting thought to undergo orthodontic treatment. The thought of wearing braces, keeping up with good oral hygiene, continuous check-ups, and adjustments is understandably taxing as well as trying to fit it into your already busy lifestyle. In some cases, specific dental needs, or milder dental conditions, warrant wearing braces on just the top or bottom teeth only. For some, this is a huge advantage but there are pros and cons, as with every type of correctional treatment. It is highly advisable to speak with a specialist orthodontist, who can provide a thorough assessment of yo ..read more
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Invisalign and Your Lifestyle: The Flexibility of Clear Aligners
Oldham Orthodontics | Orthodontic Blog
by Mohammad Malik
5M ago
Gaining that beautiful, straight smile of your dreams can often be a daunting thought. Braces, metal wires, and brackets, continuous adjustments, and everything else that comes along with traditional braces can often be off-putting. It can bring back awkward thoughts of teenage years spent hiding your smile but fortunately, due to significant advancements in orthodontics, much more discreet forms of treatment are available today. The discreteness and ease of wearing Invisalign, have made it one of the most sought-after forms of orthodontic treatment. Let’s take a look at just why Invisalign i ..read more
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