Orthodontic treatmentfor children
Early intervention is really effective for children and can save you both time and money.
By identifying orthodontic issues while a child’s teeth are still developing, a specialist orthodontist can more easily correct problems and, in certain cases, prevent a patient from needing braces later on.
The perfect time to book your child’s first orthodontic consultation is when they are around the age of 7 years old. Treatment is not necessarily required, but the consultation will mean you can plan for any potential treatment in the years to come.
These consultations can also help to familiarise your child with an orthodontic setting and help to establish a positive attitude toward oral care and hygiene practices.
What treatment is best for my child?
At your child’s consultation, you will be able to learn more about the treatment options available, depending on their assessment of your child’s orthodontic need.
You will be informed and reassured regarding the available options for braces and appliances if they are needed and be given an idea of the length of treatment time and cost.
Orthodontic treatment for under 18s
If your child attends an NHS orthodontic assessment and your case is considered mild, we can give you an alternative private option. Alternatively, if you are looking for more choices (e.g. clear aligners, quicker start times, choice of practice, aesthetic clear brackets, evening appointments) please talk to the orthodontist during your first visit or alternatively, talk to our Private Coordinator before your appointment, or on the day.
If you wish to be seen sooner, considering NHS waiting lists are long, we can offer you a private under 18s consultation for £120, redeemable if you start treatment.
Please note: we cannot mix NHS with private treatment. It is one or the other from the start. Therefore if you skip the waiting lists by paying a fee you cannot have free NHS treatment, as this would be unfair as a practice we keep strict waiting lists. All NHS cases will be treated with metal fixed braces.
Let's set your child up for success
If orthodontic conditions are identified while a child’s teeth are still developing, an orthodontist can easily correct problems and, in certain cases, patients may not even require braces later on.
Early intervention is often far more effective for children and can save you both time and money. For more information on what orthodontic treatments are available for your child or teen, book in for a free initial consultation today.Book a consultation for your child