I’m excited to announce that I’ve finally launched my book SO Smile: A guide to straightening the confusion, concern and catastrophes around orthodontic treatment. Order your copy of SO Smile now! And while this is good news (high five moment), I’m even more excited for the parents, teens and kids who’ll benefit from SO Smile. Why? Because […]READ MORE
Manual v. electric toothbrush. Which is the best toothbrush to use during during orthodontic treatment?
Patients often ask me Which is the best manual or electric toothbrush to use during orthodontic treatment? I can relate to this question completely. Whenever I walk down the toothbrush aisle of any supermarket today, I can see why people find it confusing. There is such a wide variety of manual and electric toothbrushes to […]READ MORE
About to launch your braces treatment journey? Feeling dazed and confused? It’s completely understandable. Knowing all the braces treatment options can be a real challenge. This is especially true if you’ve heard of – or can only recall – the ‘bad old days’ when there weren’t many braces treatment options. Everybody has heard a braces […]READ MORE
Thumb sucking is a common behaviour among babies and little kids. While we understand babies instinctively put just about anything in their mouth until around four months, thumb sucking isn’t instinctive. Actually, thumb sucking is thought to be reflexive, and more a technique used by a child to self-soothe. Many children simply grow out of […]READ MORE
It’s easy to think kids orthodontic treatment affects just one person. The child (or teenager) who’s been prescribed the treatment. The reality of kids orthodontic treatment, however, is vastly different. As a specialist orthodontist, and author of my soon to be released book So Smile, I’ve learnt a few things about orthodontics, including early interceptive […]READ MORE