A young person who can smile without embarrassment is likely to be more confident than one who feels self-conscious about their teeth. We speak to so many adults who wish they’d had orthodontic treatment when they were younger, so please consider your child’s future carefully.
Rightly or wrongly, our society makes all sorts of assumptions about people with lovely smiles. Confident people who smile freely are assumed to be better leaders and managers and therefore have better careers. While those who hide their smiles – or don’t smile at all – are assumed to be shy, timid, surly and even unapproachable.
There are also sound health benefits for having straight teeth. Crooked teeth are harder to clean because it is difficult to get to the plaque that lurks between overlapping teeth. This can lead to decay and tooth loss.
Early intervention orthodontics
At the De-ientes Dental we offer early intervention orthodontics when there are both permanent teeth and primary teeth present. This means we can offer prevention and avoid the need for extensive long-term orthodontic treatment as your child gets older.
We offer removable, functional and fixed appliances in both the conventional metal fixed and clear braces for children. And because all our treatment is under one roof we can also look after your child’s hygiene and caries prevention at the same time.
Traditional ‘train tracks’ are the most common type of braces for children and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding coloured elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colourful smile.
No waiting list for children’s braces
Range of brace options available
Early intervention orthodontics for younger children
Low friction fixed braces for greater comfort
Hygiene care to ensure gums stay in great health
Payment options and interest free credit available
Due to changes in NHS funding, only certain children are eligible for orthodontic care on the NHS. The guidelines specify that braces can only be fitted for health, not cosmetic, reasons and young people with severe crowding, protruding or buried teeth may be eligible.
The choice of braces available to those on the NHS is limited to fixed metal braces and removable appliances and there may be a waiting list for treatment.
Children who visit us on a private basis will not have to wait for their treatment to start and can choose from a full range of orthodontic appliances including fast and clear braces.