Your teenage son or daughter may be concerned about how they will look whilst wearing a brace, but at least he or she will be in good company. We provide a lot of teenagers with braces. Giving young people a chance to correct their teeth before they become adults means they can embrace a new world of further education and careers with a confident smile. We offer quite a range of different teenage braces.
The treatment gave me confidence from start to finish. I wish I’d done it years ago. You don’t realise how important your smile is. Invisalign has had a massive impact on my life: I smile confidently, I look better in photographs –my teeth aren’t an obsession anymore. The results were everything I imagined.
If you are under 18, your NHS treatment is free. If you are accepted as an NHS patient, please bear in mind that your choices are more limited. You will not have access to appointments outside of designated hours and metal brackets, not clear ceramic brackets are used for fixed braces.
The length of time required to correct teeth varies with each individual patient. The average time period is 18 to 24 months.
We can replace lost braces, but please be aware that a fee will be incurred.
If minor damage occurs to your braces, please ring us during office hours to arrange a repair appointment if appropriate. If the damage is serious, your mouth is in pain and it’s out of office hours, please call us on the emergency number.
You shouldn’t experience discomfort with any of our braces, but it may take a few days for you to get used to them. Immediately after being fitted, they might feel tight. If the braces still feel too tight (or too loose) after a week, get in touch.
We recommend that you avoid sweets and other sticky foods, as well as nuts and overly crunchy foods. These can all the damage braces.
The NHS waiting list is 18-24 months long. We appreciate some might not want to wait that long so private options are available.