Following government policy sent to all dental practices in Scotland, we regret that we are unable to see or treat any patients for the foreseeable future. However, we are here if you need us for anything: please check the ‘Help & Advice’ section of this website or get in touch via e-mail or phone.
For those wearing braces, you’ll be pleased to hear that they will continue to work safely for weeks without our intervention - as long as they are kept CLEAN and not damaged. Retainers must continue to be worn as prescribed by your orthodontist.
If you run out of aligners or elastics, stick with your last set and we will get things back on track when life returns to normal. Until then, we hope that our patients, their friends and families all stay healthy during these worrying times.
Stay safe everyone.
Having excellent oral hygiene is essential for anyone hoping to have braces fitted. Here are some guides you might find useful to help you achieve this:
Maintaining a clean and healthy mouth is always important and even more so when you are wearing braces. Food and bacteria can stick to the brace which causes permanent marks on the teeth if not removed effectively.
We will only offer brace treatment if a patient has excellent oral health, this means clean teeth and no decay!
This first video explains how to achieve a high standard of tooth cleaning:
Once the braces are on cleaning becomes very tricky and is one of the big challenges for all our patients over the first few days and weeks. We will give all the advice you need when the brace is fitted and sell a wide range of products to help maintain healthy teeth and gums.
These products include: Orthodontic toothbrushes, interdental toothbrushes, Flouriguard Mouthwash, mirrors, disclosing tablets, Superfloss, Retainer Brite and MIP Paste.
Please ask our members of staff for more information
This video provides excellent guidance on fixed brace cleaning:
The first few meals with braces can be challenging, but with a little adjustment to your regular habits you can have a normal diet during brace treatment. This short video gives a few valuable pointers.
Aligners, removable braces and removable retainers can be taken out the mouth for cleaning. It is important that this is done correctly to help maintain your teeth and the appliance.
Click on the short videos below to learn more about the care of your brace or retainer: