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2 May

Congratulations are in order for Dr Matt Clare, who scooped up an award at this year’s prestigious Aesthetic Dentistry Awards! Matt attended the awards ceremony on Friday 18th March 2016. Set in the truly stunning Landmark Hotel in London, the occasion has become one of the most prestigious dental events in the country. Finalists were …


12 Aug

Here, our orthodontic nurse Kerryl talks about her experience as a patient. “You’d be a complex case, but we could give it a go and see what happens…….???!” Those were the words I distinctly remember my boss saying to me one day during an Invisalign© training day. Of course I was totally committed to the …


Intraoral scanners

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5 Dec

  We are pleased to announce that Lincoln Orthodontics will shortly be taking receipt of one of the first full mouth intraoral scanners in the UK.  Five are being released through 3M Unitek and following a course in Barcelona, Dr Clare has been selected as one of the five practices which will be supported by …


5 Dec

We are always pleased to receive referrals from colleagues: however, we would like to take this opportunity to clarify that referral letters should include the following information: 1. Patient address and contact details 2. Reason for referral i.e. treatment, advice 3. Salient features of patient’s malocclusion 4. History of previous treatment 5. Recent relevant radiographs …


Introduce a Friend

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9 Oct

3 Sep

We are extremely proud to announce that due to his experience in Invisalign, Dr Clare has recently been awarded their “Gold Plus Practitioner” status – the only one in Lincolnshire. Well done Matt!


3 Sep

Approximately 25% of children in the UK will injure or lose a front tooth at some stage. The risk of tooth damage is increased in fast, physical sports or if moving objects are involved (such as bats and balls). Studies have shown that between 13% and 39% of all dental injuries are sports related. Contact …


She’s done it!

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3 Sep

We are delighted to announce that Sarah Llewellin has completed her training and has recently passed her final examinations to gain her Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy. Her academic training was with the University of Warwick, whilst in our practice she has been mentored by Dr Matthew Clare. She will continue to work under the direct …


Clinical case

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3 Sep

In the second of a series of articles (giving an idea of the benefits of orthodontic treatment), here is another example of a recently completed case. The treatment had taken approximately 24 months, and involved both functional (removable) braces and fixed braces. The patient had worked really hard to take good care of the braces, …


3 Sep

Are you currently under treatment at Lincoln Orthodontics, or have had treatment here in the past? If you send a friend our way and they subsequently start treatment, then you will both receive a £50 Marks & Spencer voucher as a big thank you from us!


Patient Phone Calls

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18 Jul

We have become very aware that, when our patients call us at Lincoln Orthodontics, the line is often busy.  Our 2 receptionists are often dealing face-to-face with patients or taking other calls, and we have come to realise that your wait to leave a message is too long. Since we always strive to provide the …


Open days

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30 Jun

We hold 2 Open Days each year which are generally held on one Saturday during October and April.  They are very popular and offer an opportunity to visit us, speak with an Orthodontist and the Treatment Co-ordinator and gain some basic information about orthodontic treatment for you.  Our next Open Day is being planned for …


25 Mar

Invisalign are American braces and are the most trusted and well-respected company to make such aligners.  They are popular with orthodontic specialists worldwide so you know that treatment will be carried out to the highest possible standard. Invisalign aligners are individually manufactured to fit your teeth and treatment consists of a series of nearly invisible, removable …


Clinical case

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25 Mar

In what we plan to be the first of an interesting and informative series of articles (giving an idea of the benefits of orthodontic treatment), here is an example of a recently completed case. Here at Lincoln Orthodontics, we usually take braces off on Tuesdays: everyone was really excited when this patient had her braces …


25 Mar

…that Sarah Llewellin, who has been part of our team (as a hygienist) for over 18 months, has begun training as an Orthodontic Therapist. Her academic training is with the University of Warwick, whilst in our practice she is being mentored by Dr Matthew Clare. She works under the direct supervision of Dr Clare, Specialist …


25 Mar

After the completion of orthodontic treatment, retainers are routinely used to hold the teeth in their new positions. They may be fixed or removable (or a combination of both). The risk of teeth moving is always highest when the braces are first removed and diminishes gradually after that: however, the risk of relapse never becomes …


7 Oct

Curious about how fixed braces are fitted but afraid to ask? Then watch this short video to see how really easy we make it here at Lincoln Orthodontics! After having her teeth carefully polished, the patient has modern fast-acting ceramic brackets temporarily glued to her teeth using the very latest light-cured bonding agent. Soft, flexible …


Clinical case

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7 Oct

Here are some “before and after” photos of a patient whose brace was removed recently, this treatment was carried out by Dr Graeme Reynolds. It shows the type of improvements which are possible with modern braces. Altogether, the treatment took 14 months, and because of the excellent way she cared for her brace a fantastic …


Laboratory work

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7 Oct

Ever wondered what happens to those impressions we make of your teeth? They are collected every day and taken to the laboratory, where a highly skilled team of technicians turn them into plaster models. These are used to make your removable braces and retainers. Although not a member of Lincoln Orthodontics’ staff, the delivery man, …


Brace Care Tips

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7 Oct

At Lincoln Orthodontics, we make sure that everyone who has a brace fitted is given comprehensive information about how to look after it. As a reminder though, in each newsletter, we will be focussing on a different aspect of brace care. This month’s topic is a reminder of some important dietary information. Foods which can …


22 Aug

Exciting news: Lincoln Orthodontics will be holding another Open Day on Saturday 13th October(10am – 4pm)! We have found that this is a great opportunity for people to meet our team. Anyone thinking about improving their smile can have a free initial assessment to check suitability for orthodontic treatment, including discussion of choice of different …


Well done Ali!

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31 Jul

Alison Humphreys, who is one of our fantastic team of orthodontic nurses, had some great news this week when it was confirmed that she had passed the NEBDN Certificate in Dental Radiography examination! Well done Ali – we know how very hard you worked for it and are so proud of you!


Goodbye Dr Istvan!

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31 Jul

Since April 2008 we have had the pleasure and privilege of having Dr Istvan Somoskovi in our team. Sadly on Tuesday 31st July he will be leaving the Practice and will return to his native Hungary. Isty joined us back in 2008 and since then many orthodontic patients have had the benefit of his kindness …