Although many people think braces are for teenagers, children as young as seven can benefit from having their teeth checked by a skilled orthodontist.
Some of the issues our orthodontist will look for are baby teeth that have fallen out too early, too late or not at all, adult teeth that are too crowded, the effects of any thumb sucking habits, protruding teeth and a misaligned bite.
The friendly Dentistry@Markethill team are skilled in creating strong, wonderful smiles for anyone at any age!
In growing children with prominent upper front teeth, functional appliances can be incredibly effective. They work by gently tilting the upper teeth gradually back and moving the lower teeth forward.
Not only can a functional appliance reduce the prominence of the teeth, but it can also change the upper lip position so it covers the teeth more fully for an even more dramatic effect.
Having a great relationship with your dentist is something our team completely understands- and respects.
When you are referred to one of our dental professionals they will perform specialist orthodontic treatments in a safe, responsible and effective process that delivers exceptional results whilst protecting the relationship with your regular family dentist.
We offer a strict policy of full transparency so you, and your dentist, know exactly what procedures we perform to ensure the best possible results and minimise any overlapping or conflicting treatments.
Nobody, especially children and teenagers, likes the idea of sore teeth and ugly “train tracks” that most of us associate with getting braces.
Fortunately, thanks to recent advancements in orthodontics, we offer our patients a variety of gentle teeth alignment systems that are more discreet in appearance, and in some cases, almost invisible. We also use a sophisticated and non-intrusive Digital Video Scanner to get an incredibly precise image of the teeth instead of the yucky impressions of the past.
The caring Dentistry@Markethill team take a calm, compassionate approach to children’s orthodontics. We believe in taking our time to gently create a perfectly brilliant smile as stress free as possible.
And the answer may surprise you.
Believe it or not small children as young as seven can see big benefits and potentially reduce the amount of future treatments by having an assessment.
Keep in mind, however, that having an assessment does not mean we will start orthodontic treatment. But it does allow us to guide the position and width of the jaw bones as they grow and help make sure there is enough room for adult teeth, and that they come in correctly.
If you’re wondering whether or not your child should be assessed, ask our friendly team today.
If you’re 18 and in full time education, one of the biggest shocks about living in the ‘real world’ as a student is discovering many things, such as orthodontic treatment, come at a cost.
And although most dental care isn’t free- even under the NHS- and there are no automatic exceptions for students- our professional, caring and understanding will team will work with you, and your budget, to help you get the orthodontic treatment you need- at a price that won’t break the bank.
A beautiful smile can be a great asset.
That’s why our team of professionals believes everyone, no matter who they are or what they do, deserves to have access to excellent and exceptional dental and orthodontic care with a variety of payment plans that works for your budget.
And if you’re a student with limited finances, we will take the time to sit down with you and discuss any treatments you may need and decide on the payment plan that works best for your situation- because everyone deserves a brilliant smile.