Thumb Sucking

Thumb Sucking and Teeth: Will My Kids Need Braces?

Thumb sucking is a self-soothing habit for babies and toddlers, and it is usually not concerning since kids will often stop doing it on their own—usually between the ages of two and four. But when children don’t stop on their own, many patients of our LN Dental Chester Hill ask us: When will this begin to impact their teeth? And will my child need braces because of it? We usually...

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Broken Braces

Braces Emergency—What to Do When Brackets or Wires Break

Chances are, if you wear traditional braces, you’ll have a bracket or wire break at least once during your treatment. The first thing we tell patients of our LN Dental Chester Hill is not to panic. That said, however, you shouldn’t put off getting your broken braces fixed as soon as you possibly can. Not only can broken braces disrupt orthodontic treatment, but a damaged metal brace or wire can be...

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LD Dental

Can I Get Braces on the Top or Bottom Teeth Only?

Patients at our LN Dental Chester Hill frequently ask about getting braces on either the top or bottom teeth only. Often, the believe that one is already straight enough or not visible when they smile. Although there are some instances where this might be feasible, there are some considerations that need to be taken into account. When you come to LN Dental, we will take the time needed to conduct...

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Six Steps To Your Braces Treatment

Dental braces is one of the most widely used methods to improve the health of your teeth, as well as gaining a confident smile. However, getting and maintaining braces can be a nerve-wracking experience for some people, especially when you are not at all familiar with this process. Some might think getting braces are complicated, but we are here to reassure you by giving you a heads-up of what really...

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Orthodontics – They are not just for kids anymore

If you missed out on the opportunity to have braces as a child, or if you have suffered an orthodontic relapse with teeth that have shifted out of alignment over the years, LN Dental Centre may be able to help. At our Chester Hill, NSW clinic, we offer adult options for orthodontic treatment that can give you a straight, beautiful smile that might also be healthier. Clear Aligner Braces Because...

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How to clean your teeth with braces!

Don’t Let Plaque Win Once teeth are straightened by braces, it is easier to reach plaque on and between your teeth. But while wearing braces, plaque and food particles have additional places to accumulate and become trapped. Use an Electric Toothbrush with an Ortho®brush head that’s specially designed to effectively and gently clean around braces. Treat Your Gums Kindly While wearing braces, you might consider using the sensitive mode of...

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