- What is the age limit on brace treatment?
There is no age limit on brace treatment. Provided your teeth and gums are healthy the majority of patients are suitable of orthodontic treatment.
- What will happen at my initial consultation?
Mr Littlewood will discuss your concerns and what you are hoping to achieve with treatment. He will do a full orthodontic examination and assessment and sometimes it is necessary to take x-rays and photos. He will then discuss with you the different options that are available for you and the costs involved. After the consultation he will send you a written report.
- Is my treatment available on the NHS?
If you would like to be considered for NHS treatment you will need to discuss this with your dentist. Your dentist will be able to advise you whether you will be entitled to NHS treatment.
- Is orthodontic treatment painful?
When braces are first placed they can sometimes be uncomfortable, but most patients cope with it well. Mr Littlewood will be able to advise on how to minimize any discomfort.
- Do the costs differ for different treatments?
Yes, there are different costs available. Mr Littlewood will discuss the treatment options that would address your concerns, including the costs involved. You will then be able to choose an option that best suits you.