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The History of Braces
The History of Braces

Many teenagers have fixed braces these days, but have you ever wondered when fixed braces started? You may be surprised to learn that the pursuit of the perfect smile is not new! Historians have found primitive braces dating back thousands of years to the ancient Egyptians, the Etruscans and the Romans. These devices were made of gold and had catgut…

Ocean Orthodontic Clinic is Going Green!
Ocean Orthodontic Clinic is Going Green!

What do we do already to help? Digital impressions: We use intra oral scanning instead of conventional impression material moulds. This reduces our impact on the environment as there is no impression material used which sits in landfill for thousands of years. This then needs to be posted to the laboratory. The digital impression file we take is shared with…

Wisdom teeth and braces
Wisdom teeth and braces

Most people get their permanent second molar teeth between the ages of 11 and 13. By the time these teeth come in, we are able to see what issues a patient may be facing with their smile, including crowding, spacing or an overbite. Orthodontic treatment is normally started at this age. Yet, once a teenager is done with braces, they…

Can I straighten my teeth without braces?
Can I straighten my teeth without braces?

Orthodontic treatment has come a long way since the days of metal braces; today, contemporary orthodontic treatments are designed to be as unobtrusive and practical as possible so patients can get on with their lives… with confidence. While metal braces are still an extremely effective way of straightening teeth and achieving a perfect smile, orthodontic treatment options for adults now…

Braces what to expect?
Braces what to expect?

First things first, what are braces? Well, braces are an orthodontic procedure that are used to straighten teeth. Ideally used for people who have crooked teeth or a misaligned bite, they apply pressure to move teeth into the correct positions. At Ocean Orthodontic Clinic we offer different types of braces for your needs; the most common being metal braces, ceramic braces…

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