Will there be any charge for children’s orthodontic treatment?
No, as long as the individual cases qualify for NHS treatment there will be no charge directly payable .
What do braces look like?
At Loughborough Road we use both removable and fixed braces on children and we can show you a short video presentation to demonstrate before you agree to any treatment
Can children have invisible or clear braces?
Yes anyone can choose the more “cosmetic” appliance treatments however treatment within the NHS will be limited to traditional metal braces
How long will treatment take and will teeth need to be removed?
Most orthodontic treatment cases are completed within 18 . some children, with overcrowding may require the extraction of some permanent teeth to allow alignment.
NHS orthodontic treatment under 18( IOTN>3.8): No patient charge
Adult orthodontic treatment: From £600/ arch
Smile Tru Aligners: From £800/ 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 .