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Braces & Retainers

Welcome to the Turner Lim blog articles about braces, retainers and maintaining your braces.

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How Turner Lim Orthodontist straightened Yoana’s smile

How Turner Lim Orthodontist straightened Yoana’s smile 1165 972 Turner Lim Orthodontists, New Lynn, Auckland

What do we love about orthodontics? Well, being able to make a positive impact on our patients’ lives is one thing. Recently, we treated Yoana, a teenager with impacted teeth.…

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Turner Lim’s favourite orthodontics blog posts of 2016

Turner Lim’s favourite orthodontics blog posts of 2016 877 1280 Turner Lim Orthodontists, New Lynn, Auckland

It’s been more than two years since we started this orthodontics blog. Writing it has been a lot of fun, and we hope you enjoy reading! In recognition of this milestone,…

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Do you want a smile like Tom Cruise? It’s never too late

Do you want a smile like Tom Cruise? It’s never too late 565 800 Turner Lim Orthodontists, New Lynn, Auckland

If I say “Tom Cruise,” what first springs to mind? His flawless white teeth, perhaps? Well, if so, it may surprise you to learn that Thomas Cruise Mapother the Fourth…

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Am I too old for dental braces?

Am I too old for dental braces? 800 531 Turner Lim Orthodontists, New Lynn, Auckland

Are you an adult thinking about getting dental braces? If so, you’ll be happy to learn that you’re part of a growing trend. The truth is that you are never too…

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The surprising history of orthodontic braces

The surprising history of orthodontic braces 2560 1589 Turner Lim Orthodontists, New Lynn, Auckland

A perfect smile. Most of us would like one. And thankfully, thanks to advancements in orthodontics, it’s now easier to achieve than ever before. The health benefits Straight teeth give…

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Braces-friendly snack ideas

Braces-friendly snack ideas 900 300 Turner Lim Orthodontists, New Lynn, Auckland

Braces change the way you eat and certain snacks are better suited to eating when in braces than others. Foods to avoid include raw vegetables like carrots or celery and…

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What if I don’t wear a retainer after my braces come off?

What if I don’t wear a retainer after my braces come off? 300 222 Turner Lim Orthodontists, New Lynn, Auckland

In the past, once your dental braces were removed, that was it. Your treatment was over. We now know, however, that you still need to wear a retainer after orthodontic…

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My child wears dental braces. Can they still play sport?

My child wears dental braces. Can they still play sport? 550 367 Turner Lim Orthodontists, New Lynn, Auckland

Sport is important for a child’s development. It keeps them physically fit and teaches important social skills, too. So, if your child is getting dental braces, can they still play…

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Turner Lim Orthodontists introduce a new scanner to improve quality & patient experience

Turner Lim Orthodontists introduce a new scanner to improve quality & patient experience 2560 1711 Turner Lim Orthodontists, New Lynn, Auckland

Technology in orthodontics is always changing. And to stay ahead of the game, we recently invested in a new piece of equipment — a 3M True Definition Scanner. “So what?”…

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I’m getting braces. Why must I have teeth removed?

I’m getting braces. Why must I have teeth removed? 800 498 Turner Lim Orthodontists, New Lynn, Auckland

Patients often ask why it’s necessary to have teeth removed when getting braces. Well, if possible, we prefer not to remove teeth—treament is faster if we don’t. However, to ensure…

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