Taking care of you and your teeth during treatment

When you get braces in Cambridge with Burwell Dental, we want you to feel fully supported through the whole process. Having any teeth realignment treatment involves an initial consultation, making and fitting your choice of braces, check-up appointments with your dentist, and aftercare. At every stage, we give our patients individual care and as much information as they need to feel comfortable. This often involves helping you to make choices or giving you the details of anything you need to do.

braces-in-CambridgeExamples of the guidance that we offer you

When you get braces in Cambridge with us, we give you the benefit of our experience when it comes to guiding patients. We know what the common treatment paths are and can address your concerns. This is alongside listening to your individual needs and answering your questions.

Treatment options

You may have a number of treatment options when you visit Burwell Dental, Cambridge. Braces can come in a variety of different forms such as Six Month Smiles or a similar brand. Your dentist may recommend one over another, based on your circumstances, but you could also be given the choice. How you make the decision is based on factors such as time taken, cost and appearance of your braces.


We will talk to you about maintenance. This varies depending on whether you have fixed or removable braces. It usually involves thorough cleaning and care of your teeth and dental equipment.

Food and lifestyles choices

Some foods will be more difficult for you to eat when you have certain types of braces. There are others that have the potential to damage your fixtures and are best avoided. If you are fond of contact sports or playing certain instruments, then your dentist may need to give you extra advice to safeguard your braces and the inside of your mouth.


Once your braces have been removed, you may want to get a good polish or a whitening treatment to set off the effect and celebrate your new smile. Regardless of the method of straightening, you will still need to wear a retainer for around a year. There are, again, a number of different options you can explore that your dentist will discuss with you.