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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 much longer before I can get my braces removed?

How much longer before I can get my braces removed? 640 426 Turner Lim Orthodontists, New Lynn, Auckland

As an orthodontist, I’m often asked is “how long will my treatment take?” Well, like many things in life, the answer is not straight forward. In reality, it’s hard to…

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If your dental braces are causing discomfort, here are some helpful tips

If your dental braces are causing discomfort, here are some helpful tips 360 222 Turner Lim Orthodontists, New Lynn, Auckland

When you get dental braces fitted, it’s not uncommon to feel a little discomfort. In this post I offer some tips on managing pain you may feel when having braces…

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What to expect during your first visit to an orthodontist

What to expect during your first visit to an orthodontist 360 222 Turner Lim Orthodontists, New Lynn, Auckland

So, you’re unhappy with your teeth. Maybe they are crooked or stick out. The obvious solution, of course, is to see a specialist orthodontist. Despite this, your nervousness about what…

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How does an orthodontist fit dental braces?

How does an orthodontist fit dental braces? 2000 680 Turner Lim Orthodontists, New Lynn, Auckland

If you’ve got crooked teeth, braces are an obvious solution. But have you ever wondered how they are fitted? In this post I explain the steps an orthodontist takes to…

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The pros and cons of four types of braces

The pros and cons of four types of braces 150 150 Turner Lim Orthodontists, New Lynn, Auckland

Do you need braces? If so, there are several options to choose from. In this post I describe four types of braces we offer at Turner Lim. 1: Metal braces…

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Why do I have to wear a retainer?

Why do I have to wear a retainer? 150 150 Turner Lim Orthodontists, New Lynn, Auckland

If you’re about to have your braces removed, no doubt you’ll be pretty happy. After all, they’ve probably been an unwelcome resident of your mouth for months, maybe years. Well,…

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Four important tips for maintaining your braces

Four important tips for maintaining your braces 150 150 Turner Lim Orthodontists, New Lynn, Auckland

Trying to keep your braces clean? You’ll know what I mean by saying that the wires, rubber bands and springs on your braces are like magnets for food and plaque.…

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