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The British Orthodontic Society are the experts when it comes to tooth straightening. For over twenty five years we’ve championed orthodontics in the UK. As a professional society we have patients at the very heart of everything we do. Whether you’re a parent of a child or an adult embarking on treatment we are a trusted and expert resource.

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17th May 2022

BOS Statement: Guidance on teledentistry and remote interactions in orthodontic care

Please find below an advice sheet on Guidance on teledentistry and remote interactions in orthodontic care (including remote monitoring of clear aligner treatment).

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17th May 2022

BOS Statement: Claims about orthodontics

The role of the British Orthodontic Society (BOS) is to promote the highest quality standard of care throughout the UK. This statement has been compiled by the BOS to help navigate some of the claims that are made about orthodontics, so you can find the best treatment for you or your child. More general information can be found elsewhere on the BOS website.

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17th May 2022

BOS Statement: Endocarditis

An association has recently been made in the national press between infective endocarditis and the orthodontic treatment of a young female patient.

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17th May 2022

BOS Statement: Choosing the right clinician

Choose your clinician carefully, says the British Orthodontic Society. A report (1) on EssexLive News detailing the orthodontic experiences of a young male patient who wore appliances for more than 5 years illustrates how important it is for patients to see a clinician who is suitably qualified.

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17th May 2022

BOS Statement: Interproximal reduction

Interproximal reduction (IPR) is a technique used during orthodontic treatment to create space for tooth alignment. It involves removing up to 0.5mm of enamel from the sides of teeth to enable the orthodontist to straighten them accurately. The technique can also be used to improve the shape of teeth. It's a routine procedure but it requires care, skill and experience.

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17th May 2022

BOS Statement: Do-it-yourself braces

A number of websites are offering the public the opportunity to carry out their own orthodontic treatment at home. Most involve an individual being “assessed” as to their suitability for treatment using “selfie” photographs which they take themselves with their mobile phone.

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17th May 2022

BOS Statement: Orthognathic treatment

“Each year it is estimated that around 3,000 people have orthognathic treatment with an overwhelming 90% saying it has dramatically improved their health and wellbeing. The BOS is campaigning to raise awareness of the importance of orthognathic treatment to patients with congenital conditions or dentofacial anomalies. The BOS wants to see NHS funding maintained for a procedure which has a dramatic and positive life-changing impact on the lives of patients.”

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Jaw Surgery

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Patient Information

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FAQs

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