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26th January 2016

Brave-a-Shave? I can’t pretend that I am not scared… by Ritu

I told my hairdresser first… She was excited to do it for me! My team thought it was great! Very Brave of me though! My daughter Milli (age 7) was worried about how I would look without hair…she cried, bless her! My older daughter Piya (age 9) gave up on me after I had a drastic haircut 2 years ago. She thought I looked like a boy… As for my husband, Simon (age ?) he has grown a... read more

So what is the difference between a dentist and an orthodontist?

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that focuses on teeth and jaw position in order to get the best possible function and aesthetic result. This is achieved by wearing orthodontic appliances such us fixed or removable braces- click here for more information about the different types of braces available. A specialist in this field is called an orthodontist. To become an orthodontists, a... read more

18th January 2016

First week of braces (part 2)

We’ve had some great patient feedback about “Lucy’s fixed brace video diary”, the diary had clearly helped many of our patients reduce anxieties and understand orthodontic treatment a little more. But everyone is different and have different pain tolerance levels, so we have asked our practice manager Kinga who is just about to start her fixed brace treatment (hurray!), to share her... read more

12th January 2016

Why am I shaving my head?…Is it a sign of a midlife crisis? by Ritu

My mum passed away in a local hospice in the summer 2012, about 10 months from diagnosis. Desperate and overwhelmed, our family clutched at straws as she reluctantly accepted chemotherapy. My sister & I helped her choose a wig that she did not wear. A woolly had concealed her loss of dignity and kept her warm in the winter months until her hair sprouted in the spring. She suffered silently... read more

11th January 2016

Ritu BRAVING-a-SHAVE to PAY-for-a-DAY

In December 2014 our patients raised over £700 in just 2 weeks for Chestnut Tree. Our practice pledge doubled this and we donated a total of £1561.22. Inspired by your generosity and in memory of my mum who lost her battle with cancer in 2012, this year we can do better... Hospice running cost               £6850 / day Government contribution     only 7% Your challenge    ... read more

5th January 2016

Christmas 2015

This year as part of our Christmas team outing we have decided to do some baking. We've been talking about making gingerbread houses since last Christmas, so this sounded like a perfect plan! We've done some research and found this lovely local lady Alex providing cookery classes at her home just outside of Chichester. Alex, runs a small business called Learn to cook with Alex but handled our... read more

29th December 2015

Invisalign initial 2 weeks of treatment (part 3)

Many adults are choosing to undergo orthodontic treatment nowadays due to the fact that modern braces are invisible or certainly discreet. It is never too late to get straight teeth and the smile that you have always wanted especially when there is no real need to wear fixed “train track” braces! Braces like Invisalign are very common amongst adult patients, so we have decided to show you how... read more

21st December 2015

Second adjustment (part 6)

Many patients are nervous about orthodontic treatment and braces. Well after hearing all those horror stories I am not surprised! Humans are naturally scared of the unknown and since you don’t know what to expect after getting braces, you are scared of it. To help reduce your anxieties, we have asked one of our patients- Lucy to do a treatment video diary and talk you through her... read more

14th December 2015

Brace fitting appointment (part 1)

We've had some great patient feedback about "Lucy's fixed brace video diary", the diary had clearly helped many of our patients reduce anxieties and understand orthodontic treatment a little more. But everyone is different and have different pain tolerance levels, so we have asked our practice manager Kinga who is just about to start her fixed brace treatment (hurray!), to share her experiences... read more

7th December 2015

I can do this…! (part 5)

Many patients are nervous about orthodontic treatment and braces. Well after hearing all those horror stories I am not surprised! Humans are naturally scared of the unknown and since you don’t know what to expect after getting braces, you are scared of it. To help reduce your anxieties, we have asked one of our patients- Lucy to do a treatment video diary and talk you through her... read more