Who is an orthodontist?
How do braces work?
bone to grow which holds them in place to achieve the desired results.
Do braces hurt?
Will braces damage my teeth?
How long does it take to have braces fitted?
How long will I need to wear braces?
Can I still eat when I am wearing braces?
Will the NHS pay for my treatment?
How do I know if I qualify for NHS treatment?
What are the advantages of private treatment?
- There are no waiting lists. To see an orthodontist on the NHS, waiting lists can be very lengthy, sometimes over 1 year long. When you choose to have private treatment, there is no waiting list and you can select an appointment time to suit you.
- A wider choice of braces are available. NHS braces are stainless steel. If you would rather have a more discreet, cosmetic brace, we have options which are virtually invisible.
Do I need to visit my dentist if I need to get braces?
My dentist offers a Six Month Smile, why should I come to you?
As specialist orthodontists, we have undergone an additional 6 years training. We have both the experience and the knowledge to give a wider range of treatment options which are no more expensive than the Six Month Smiles appliances.
Can I phone to make an appointment?
What will my first visit be like?
One of our Specialist Orthodontists will examine your teeth, mouth and jaws. 3D scans may need to be taken. These will give us measurements which will help to determine whether you require treatment, and if you do, which appliance would be the best one for you. We tailor your treatment plan to best suit your individual needs.
Your first appointment will typically last between 15 – 30 minutes, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions.
Once we’ve had a look at your 3D scan results and checked your dental records, we will get in touch with you to arrange a follow up appointment. If you require treatment, we’ll discuss treatment plans, cost estimations and will go into more detail about the appliances suited for you.
What happens after my braces have been fitted?
We provide different levels of aftercare depending on your treatment.
For patients who have been referred for NHS treatment, once your braces have been removed, we will provide 3 follow-up appointments during that year to supervise your retainers. Please note that if you partially fund your NHS treatment, there is a charge for supervision of retention.
Private patients are provided with a Starter Care Kit once their braces have been fitted. As a private patient, you will also receive your retainer alongside 1 year supervision.
All patients receive their retainers with a carry case.