Weybridge Orthodontics Business Development Manager Attia Ellahi, and Anielle Pointu our Treatment Coordinator attended a 3M Training Day with speaker Lina Craven from Dynamic Perceptions on the 19th May at the 3M Head office in Bracknell.
Lina’s training was focused on how to improve the patient experience here at Weybridge Orthodontics by offering the best services we can to our patients.
Lina has spent some time with our Weybridge Orthodontics team in house and it is always a pleasure to attend her training sessions. Lina is the Founder of Dynamic Perceptions Limited. She is a keen industry observer combined with over 30 years of experience working with specialist practices. Her aim is to provide the necessary tools and insight to help us and our team create something truly outstanding at Weybridge Orthodontics.
Attia and Anielle had an enjoyable and inspiring day training with Lina. They also mentioned the bonus of delicious catering from 3M throughout the day! The training site was in the amazing 3M museum, what a fabulous place to meet.
3M are a long running partner of Weybridge Orthodontics and we have close working relationship with the company.
Weybridge Orthodontics offer a number of 3M products and treatment systems at the practice, namely, Gemini, Clarity and Incognito.
Thank you to both 3M and Lina for an excellent day
In April four of Weybridge Orthodontics team members set off for Wales to visit Snowdonia. The trip was inspired by Fiona and love of mountains.
Julie, Anielle, Simone and Fiona had a few reasons for their visit to Snowdonia, firstly was to discover and tackle a climb on Snowdon which is the is the highest mountain in Wales, at an elevation of 1,085 metres above sea level, it is the highest point in the British Isles south of the Scottish Highlands.
The Weybridge team also wanted to improve their own fitness levels and spend some time bonding as a team. What a better way to do this that be out in the fresh air and to face challenges along the way.
Encouraging each other is a fantastic way to develop skills as a team, and helps team connect and bond in a different environment to the orthodontic practice setting.
At Weybridge Orthodontics, we aspire to have fantastic communication skills within our team and most importantly with our patients. Team building exercises develop these skills and motivates our team to ensure we maintain our happy, encouraging and healthy environment at Weybridge Orthodontics.
The team were thrilled to reach to top and achieve their goal, with support, hard work and encouragement from one another. The climb was followed by a hearty meal, an overnight stay and a very good night’s sleep.
Well done Team Weybridge, we are all proud of you!
The first thing many orthodontic patients ask is this: ‘How long will I have to wear these braces or aligners for?’
Children usually wear orthodontic appliances for almost two years, while adults wear them for about 12 to 20 months. Some patients, however, wear their braces or aligners for about four years and above—mainly because they fail to follow the rules that come with orthodontic treatment.
This does not need to be the case for everyone. Patients can stay on track and avoid delays in orthodontic treatment by following these guidelines.
Avoid Certain Types of Food
Gum, toffee, chips, and nuts are some of the foods to avoid when undergoing orthodontic treatment. It takes a lot of self-control, but these foods can do damage to orthodontic appliances. When they do, it will go a long way toward ensuring that the treatment timeline stays on schedule. For those wearing braces, each broken band or bracket adds about a month to the overall treatment.
Maintain Good Hygiene
Some orthodontic appliances are notorious for trapping food and allowing plaque and tartar to build up easily. Those undergoing treatment need to pay more attention to their hygiene more than ever to avoid complications.
We recommend brushing with a prescribed toothpaste after every meal, as well as using mouth rinses and flossing daily. For those wearing metal braces or other similar appliances, it is especially important to brush after eating sweets. Sugar can erode the cement keeping the braces in place.
Schedule Appointments Regularly
Those who have broken a bracket or stained clear aligners should schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible to prevent delays.
Patients should schedule appointments regularly as well, and avoid cancelling them. Each cancellation of an appointment extends the overall treatment by weeks—sometimes even months.
These are only a few of the major ways patients can avoid orthodontic delays. If you have some questions about treatment, please give us a call at 01932 831 825. Those who wish to undergo orthodontic treatment may contact us as well.
“Metal teeth” and “silver smile” – these were just some of the associations people attached to braces. Over the last decade, however, dental brackets have considerably evolved.
In the past, adults with crooked teeth were under one of life’s worst predicaments. The emotional burden that accompanied defective dental appearance could not be solved by simply getting metal braces, because those, too, made a lot of people feel self-conscious about their smiles.
So people had two choices: to get treatment and endure the emotional discomfort that came with it, or to not get any at all and suffer from the humiliation for good.
But thankfully, technology has come through for mankind once again. With the advent of Incognito lingual braces, adults feel braver to finally receive the treatment they need.
How do they work?
Incognito braces are virtually invisible. This is due to their position, which is on the backside of your teeth. On the upper teeth, our orthodontics position them very high so as not to touch your tongue, and on the lower teeth, we set them very low, avoiding the tongue as well.
Although the procedure may sound extremely painful, patients feel little to no discomfort. The mouth gets used to feeling only a few weeks after the placement.
What makes them special?
In addition to being hidden, Incognito braces are custom-made to find a specific solution to one dental misalignment. Before manufacturing the actual braces, we will place a custom bracket on the tooth to identify and determine their ideal position.
What makes them the best choice for adults?
With Incognito braces and other advanced straighteners, being too old for braces have quickly become an outdated notion. Due to increased confidence from the braces’ invisible nature, adults feel more proactive about getting treatment for their teeth. As we know, an improved smile will bring physical and psychosocial benefits.
If you have been living with crooked teeth or a wrong bite, it is time to take a step towards a healthier better-looking smile. Contact Surrey Braces today and discover how our orthodontic treatments can transform your life.
Fred and George Dixon are raising funds for the Tommy D Group*
We at Weybridge Orthodontic are having a cake sale on Thursday the 18th December ’14 to raise money for the Tommy D Group. Come and join us on the day for some delicious cakes and biscuits.
In August 2015 the two brothers will be going abroad to visit and volunteer at an orphanage
*The Tommy D Group supports young people, under the age of 18 who have been bereaved. The group finds comfort in the support of their peers and take part in social activities such as bowling, outdoor survival and meals out.
To mark the occasion of Halloween Weybridge Orthodontics are offering 15% Orthodontic treatment for all new patients*. Contact us on 01932 831825 to book your appointment today.
*T’s and C’s Apply.
Weybridge Orthodontics are proud to announce an onsite cake sale on Wendesday 20th August 2014 in aid of Tommy D group that supports young people under the age of 18 who have been bereaved. Please come and join us for this good cause and some delicious cakes.