How visible will my brace be?
The focus of modern adult orthodontics is very much on keeping the appliance as invisible as possible by using clear and tooth coloured brackets or clear aligners where possible
How long would orthodontic treatment take?
This depends on how misaligned your teeth are , but most cases last between six and 18 months
Is orthodontic treatment painful?
No, however wearing a brace especially when first fitted can take a little getting used to and there may be mild discomfort after each adjustment
How often will I need to attend for adjustments?
Most appliances need adjustment every 4 to 6 weeks
How much does orthodontic treatment cost?
This depends on the amount of surgery time involved, number of visits, degree of tooth movement required and the type of appliance used.
See our Price page
NHS orthodontic treatment under 18( IOTN>3.8): No patient charge
Adult orthodontic treatment: From £1,200/ arch
Invisalign Aligners: From £1,500/ arch
Orthodontic treatment involves the slow movement or tipping of teeth within the jaw bones. This movement has to happen slowly to ensure no permanent damage to the teeth involved.
Individual teeth are attached to the appliances usually by brackets or bands which are bonded in place.
When orthodontic treatment is completed it is essential that retainers are worn to prevent the tooth position from relapsing. These can be removable, fixed or a combination of the two.
At Loughborough Road we believe strongly that orthodontic treatment should only happen when there is a significant benefit for patients’ as orthodontic treatment can be both time consuming and expensive .