Orthodontics – ADULT and CHILDREN
Orthodontic treatment is better known as braces and is a dental treatment that improves the appearance, position and function of crooked teeth. It can also help the long term health of the teeth, gums and jaw joints by spreading the biting pressure over all the teeth evenly.
Children under 18 may be eligible for NHS dental treatment, making their orthodontic treatment free, there are strict guidelines that need to be adhered to, and your dentist will be able to tell you if your child is likely to qualify. However, because of the high demand for treatment, there can be a long waiting list for NHS orthodontic treatment. If you don’t qualify for free NHS treatment, or you don’t want to wait for treatment to start, you may choose to have private treatment.
More and more adults are choosing to straighten their teeth – this is a cosmetic treatment and therefore a private option. There are a number of options to straightening the teeth from metal braces, ceramic braces and fast braces. Consultations can be booked with Mr Ram to ensure orthodontics is suitable for you and explain all options available to you.
Treatment usually lasts from 18months to two years with visits required to the dentist every 4-6weeks. Whilst undergoing treatment you shouldn’t feel any pain but the teeth maybe uncomfortable for a few days after your regular adjustments.
We do accept referrals from local GDP’s (General Dental Practitioners) for children orthodontics on the NHS. Your GDP would need to contact the practice directly on 01785 815818 and speak to one of the team for further instructions on how to refer to the practice.