TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR YOUR CHILD
Newbury Orthodontic Centre is very experienced in looking after children undergoing orthodontic treatment.
- We have a friendly, caring team and we aim to help children feel relaxed and comfortable when attending the practice.
- We offer an extensive range of treatment options.
- We take the time to discuss the most appropriate orthodontic treatment to achieve the best outcome.
For the child patient (under 18 years of age) with orthodontic problems deemed severe enough by the prevailing NHS regulations, we can, in most cases, offer NHS treatment. Options include removable braces, a functional appliance, metal fixed braces (‘train-tracks’) or a combination of the above, to achieve the best treatment results.
To determine eligibility for NHS orthodontic treatment, a referral to us from your dentist will be needed. Assessment of the need for treatment is made using the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN) and is carried out by the Specialist Orthodontist at the initial consultation.
If your child is not eligible for NHS orthodontic care, usually as a result of more minor cosmetic issues, we are able to offer a comprehensive range of self-funded private treatment options. You do not need a referral from your dentist and can contact us directly.
What does private treatment offer my child?
- No waiting list
- More flexible appointment times
- A wider choice of brace types including less visible options such as Invisalign aligners
Private Treatment Payment Plans
We offer treatment to suit all budgets and have transparent, flexible payment options, including a monthly payment plan at (0%) interest.
We can also provide protection for when your child plays contact sports with professionally constructed mouth guards for use with braces. Mouth guards are custom made to fit over fixed braces, offering a high degree of protection, especially when playing sports.
Acting like a shock absorber to spread impact force over a large area, a mouth guard should prevent or greatly reduce the effect of any injury to the mouth area and the brace.
If you have any questions about treatment for your child please don’t hesitate to contact us.