Q&A With Orthodontist Dr Anton Bass | Adults

Q&A with orthodontist Dr Anton Bass

Adult Orthodontics London, Bass Orthodontics

Q. MetalSian: When I was younger I had a removable brace when at primary school, and a type of train track (with open/close doors, not elastic bands) at secondary. I went on to wear my retainers for longer than was suggested to me, every night for over a year, then cut down wearing them one or two nights a week until they broke.

My teeth now, however, have moved and seem to be even worse than before I had the braces.
To me it seems completely pointless to have gone through the years of wearing braces, then following the instructions of my orthodontist, for my teeth to look almost worse now than they did before I started treatment. Continue reading

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Bass Orthodontics in London Case of the Month | October

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Teeth move in response to forces. There can be pressure from the tongue pushing forwards, or from the lips pulling backwards. And of course there is growth throughout life, so our teeth are constantly battling against the natural forces of our body.

Your bite might be misaligned and your incisors too widely spaced. Whatever the issue, we can diagnose the problem and suggest the correct treatment to give you a wonderful smile and make you feel good about yourself. Get in touch.

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Q&A With Orthodontist Dr Anton Bass | Teenagers

Q&A with orthodontist Dr Anton Bass

Teens Bass Orthodontics London

Q. Tenabrist: We’re all seriously stressed out with my daughter’s braces! We were told from an early age that my elder daughter would need orthodontic work to correct her jaw, and that if it wasn’t sorted with braces while she’s growing she would need an operation at 18 or afterwards. So she started wearing one aged eight (initially one of those over the head wire constructions at night), moving on to a removable one and two-piece plastic things, some you screw tighter once a week. Now she’s 13, and she’s been with a one-piece bionator for a while. Continue reading

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Bass Orthodontics in London Case of the Month | September

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Crooked teeth need to be straightened for three very good reasons:

1# Style: The aesthetics of good teeth
2# Balance: Your emotional well-being
3# Harmony: Your social interaction.

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Q&A With Orthodontist Dr. Anton Bass | Thumb-sucking

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THUMBSUCKING

Q. Madhairday: My daughter sucked her thumb and has a 1cm overbite, very crooked top teeth and receding bottom jaw. She has seen an orthodontist but apparently nothing can be done until she has completely stopped sucking her thumb and all her adult teeth are through. She’s nearly 11. Is this true, and if so do you have any strategies up your sleeve for the thumb thing that we might not have thought of?

A. Anton Bass: I agree with your orthodontist that the thumb sucking has to stop before orthodontic treatment can start. In my opinion, the problem with thumb sucking is that it is usually a sub-conscious habit, so all the techniques I recommend are ones to make my patient aware of the thumb sucking. Continue reading

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Bass Orthodontics in London Case of the Month | August

Case of the month - August

Although the ideal time to have orthodontic treatment is whilst the patient is still growing, adults can still benefit from treatment at our London practice and achieve the smile they have always wanted; the practice of adult orthodontics has become increasingly popular in recent years.

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Questions and Answers About Children’s Orthodontics in London | Part 2

 

Q&A with orthodontist Dr Anton Bass

Bass Q. My daughter (age five) has an extended frenulum, with a very large gap between her two top baby teeth. Our dentist says it will need correcting, and she will then need orthodontic work when her adult teeth are in. There’s no timescale yet for this. If the frenulum is corrected early, is there any chance she could avoid orthodontic work, or is it inevitable?

A. Anton Bass: I would strongly advise against carrying out any correction to the frenum before orthodontic treatment. Removing it will cause scar tissue between the teeth, which will certainly not encourage the gap to close spontaneously, and may even stop braces from closing the gap.
The frenum quite often disappears when the space is closed with braces. If it remains, this is the time to remove it, the scar tissue at this point will, in fact, help to keep the teeth together.

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Bass Orthodontics in London Case of the Month | July

Case of the Month July

If crowded teeth are left untreated until all the adult teeth have developed, treatment is much more difficult and may necessitate extractions of adult teeth to resolve the crowding. If these problems are diagnosed and treated early with simple appliances to hold space or even create space, extraction of adult teeth is often avoided.

We encourage the referral of children at the age of six to eight years, so that any abnormal tooth and jaw development can be detected early and treatment planned for the optimal time.

 

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Questions and Answers About Children’s Orthodontics in London | Part 1

Mums Net Interview on OrthodonticsA couple of years ago, Dr Anton Bass was invited to take part in a Mum’s Net interview to answer many questions about your orthodontic treatments. He answered questions on a range of orthodontic treatments looking at children, thumb sucking, teenagers and adults, amongst other orthodontic topics.

One of the subjects he tackled was orthodontics for younger patients and so we thought it would be good to post some of the questions and answers regarding children’s orthodontics and teenage orthodontics on our own website. Orthodontics in young children has a major emphasis here at our practice in central London. This is commonly known as preventive orthodontics and involves treating young children with a view to preventing tooth alignment and jaw problems later on in life.

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Bass Orthodontics in London – Case Of The Month | June

Orthotontics London. Bass Orthodontics Case of The Month, June 2016

June Case of the Month:

Simple Interceptive Treatment for Class III.
Treated with expansion and protraction, no “tracks” used. Watch video: Continue reading

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