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Mouth Cancer Awareness

This year in the UK, around 8,700 people will be given the news that they have mouth cancer. That’s more than ovarian cancer and testicular cancer combined. Over the last 20 years, oral cancer diagnoses have increased by 97% in England (ONS). But as dental professionals, we can work together to raise awareness of this terrible disease, and help combat mouth cancer in the UK.

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Children's hygiene

As a parent, you will understandably want to ensure that your children have the best overall health possible and good oral hygiene is a key part of this as your children grow; however, it can also be one of the hardest to monitor and influence. We understand these difficulties and the sometimes-confusing messages, which is why we are here to help.

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Orthodontic survey results

We asked 2,097 people to assess their stance on orthodontic treatment - take a look at some of the highlights.

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IOTN Explained

Once most of a child’s adult teeth have emerged, their dentist will be looking for signs of whether they require orthodontic treatment at their next dental check-up. If they can see clear signs that the patient requires an assessment, they will make a referral to a trained orthodontist for a full assessment of their teeth alignment.

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Why see a specialist?

If you are considering teeth straightening, there will be a number of things that will form your decision of where to go and what option to go for. With a variety of ‘quick fix’ solutions on the market, it’s important to remember that there really is no replacement for experience and skill.

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Home photography guide

Ensuring that your orthodontist has the clearest view possible of your teeth and smile will enable them to get the most accurate idea of your progress. To help you get the best advice possible, we’ve put together a few pointers to help you capture the perfect pose.
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Fixed Brace Aftercare

If you’ve recently had fixed braces fitted, they can take time to get used to and understandably, there may be a few things you are unsure about. To help with any uncertainty, we have put together this guide to give you some essential aftercare advice for managing your braces and ensure the best results from your orthodontic treatment.

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Our guide to cancellations

Here at Portman Smile Clinic, we understand that these are uncertain times due to the Covid-19 outbreak. People everywhere are facing changes to their lives and new challenges and we are conscious of how this affects you. We are working extremely hard to ensure that you, our patients, can return to our practices to receive the care you deserve as soon as it is safely possible.

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How to maintain a healthy mouth by brushing your teeth.

As we know, brushing your teeth is an essential part of your oral hygiene routine, but are we all doing it correctly? we've put together a guide on brushing and maintaining a good oral hygiene routine without having to visit the dentist.

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Bold or discreet? Find the right teeth straightening treatment for you.

At Portman Smile Clinic, we understand that your smile is personal. That’s why our experts offer a range of treatments, so you can choose the best option for you and your smile.

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Get to know our treatments

When you’re looking for orthodontic treatments that offer brilliant, effective teeth straightening, choosing the right option for you isn’t just about which can get you straighter teeth.

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FAQ

Do you want to know how teeth straightening works, or what you can eat and drink during Invisalign treatment? Here are the answers to some of the questions we get asked the most.

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Developments in teeth straightening

Teeth straightening as we know it today has benefited from some key developments, many of which have been introduced in the past 50 years. Learn about the most influential developments that have re-shaped the world of orthodontics as we know it.

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Healthy smile, healthy body

Teeth straightening isn't just a cosmetic treatment, your oral and overall health can benefit too. Find out the ways in which teeth straightening impacts on your health and well-being.

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A brighter, whiter smile

To complete your smile makeover, we can provide home teeth whitening for a wow-worthy transformation.

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The ninjas of orthodontics

Lingual braces were first introduced in the 1970s. They are still the most discreet way to straighten teeth, and they just keep getting better.

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Understanding fixed braces

Traditional fixed braces have experience on their side. They’ve been tried and trusted by orthodontists for decades. (Egyptian mummies have even been found wearing something akin to fixed braces.)

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Clarity on clear braces

Clear braces enjoy all the benefits of fixed braces – without metal brackets. Instead, they feature clear, ceramic brackets, which blend in seamlessly with your smile.

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How do I straighten my teeth?

Straightening treatments can transform your teeth and supercharge your confidence.

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Retention and aftercare

Congratulations – your braces are off and you’re sporting a sparkling new smile. You’ve moved your teeth into the ideal position. So, let’s keep them there, discreetly and comfortably.

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How to get NHS orthodontic treatment

If you’re under 18 and need braces to improve your dental health, you may be eligible for NHS orthodontic treatment.

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Your step-by-step guide to Invisalign

It’s not hard to see why Invisalign is so popular (six million smiles and counting). It’s discreet, removable – and gets great results.

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