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Animation Asks You to Question Your Orthodontist

The animation created by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) urges patients to consider whether their orthodontist is the right one for them, stressing the importance  and value of treatment from specialist orthodontic practices.

The amusing animation poses several questions for prospective patients to ask their orthodontist based on their individual circumstances, including “Can you show me cases that you’ve treated that are similar to mine?” and “How will your treatment plan affect my facial profile?”.

Find out how Walpole can help anyone achieve the perfect smile with their specialist treatment.

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How Invisalign Aligners Straighten Your Teeth

We were the first independent orthodontist to offer Invisalign treatment in the UK. Invisalign consists of a series of clear mouthpieces placed over the teeth, thus avoiding fixed braces completely whilst giving you a great smile.

If you want straight teeth without having metal braces obstructing your smile watch these videos for more information on the treatment and process.

With a range of invisible options, you can feel safe knowing that your investment will definitely give you a great result at Walpole Orthodontics.

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Dr Orton-Gibbs awarded Gold Invisalign status

We’re excited to announce that Dr Orton-Gibbs has been awarded Gold status by Invisalign in recognition of the number of patients she treats with Invisalign at Walpole Orthodontic Specialists.

Did you know that Walpole- The Orthodontic Specialists was the first independent orthodontist to offer Invisalign treatment in the UK (back in 1992).

To find out more about Invisalign treatment visit our page here.

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Annie Grace’s Invisalign Journey – Day 1

Follow Annie Grace’s patient journey as she perfects her smile through Invisalign at Walpole

“So today was the big day and after years of being unhappy with my smile & posing for photos with a classic ‘Smize’ (those who watch Americas next top model will know what i mean) or a mean and moody pose rather than a cheeky grin I am FINALLY doing something about it with the help of the amazing Orthodontists at Walpole in Thames Ditton.

I actually did have Train tracks when i was about 13 but being the rebellious teen I was I decided to ignore my Mother and not wear my retainers after treatment, hence why I am back here- Wear your Retainers Kids!

So here are my teeth right now (excuse the makeupless post gym face)…. 


I have a very narrow jaw and a long face so it’s the two bunny teeth at the front which bother me most. I really have had the most unflattering pictures of them taken whilst gigging in mid song!

The idea is to straighten all of my teeth out, push the bunny teeth back into line and widen my jaw slightly, all of which i watched on the mini video before receiving my first set of invisaligns! I also have a chip in my front tooth (a Microphone incident) which will be sorted out once my invisalign treatment is over and I have a fabulous set of pearly whites!

So today was a pretty quick process, simply a case of showing me how to take the Invisaligns in and out, a brief of how to care for them (drinking gin with them in is a no no sadly!) & just a quick check that they fit properly. A OK!

They are slightly achey right now which can only be a good thing as it’s a sign they’re moving my teeth and I have a slight lisp which i’m hoping will go once i get used to them.

As for the look of them, they are brilliant- you literally cannot tell i have braces in!

I have a busy weekend of gigs ahead so I will update you guys next week on how singing with them in is- WISH ME LUCK!

AG xx”

You can read Annie’s full blog ‘Singer with a Smile’ here.

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