Orthodontic treatment can improve both the function and appearance of the mouth and face.
Appliances (braces) can be fixed or removable and are used to straighten the teeth and encourage growth and development. The main aims of orthodontic care are to produce a healthy, functional bite, creating greater resistance to disease and improving personal appearance. This contributes to the mental, as well as the physical, well being of the individual.
NHS orthodontic treatment is available for children under 18 years of age subject to certain conditions. Children must be referred to us by their dentist in order to be assessed for NHS treatment.
Indicators of treatment need and outcome have been developed and validated by the whole orthodontic profession to assess the efficacy and appropriateness of care. The most widely used is the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN). In general, only moderate to severe orthodontic conditions will be funded by the NHS. Following an initial consultation we will advise you whether your will qualify for treatment under the NHS.
At the London Orthodontic Group, in line with the American Association of Orthodontics, we recommend all children should have an orthodontic evaluation by age 7. Early evaluation provides both timely detection and greater opportunity for more effective treatment. Prudent intervention guides growth and development, preventing serious problems later. And if orthodontic intervention is not necessary, we can carefully monitor your child’s growth and development and begin treatment only when it is ideal.
Our early intervention treatments:
- can create room for crowded, erupting teeth
- create facial symmetry through influencing jaw growth
- reduces the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth
- reduces the need for tooth removal
- reduces treatment time with braces
To schedule a complimentary consultation appointment please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call:
Richmond on 020 8940 5106
Westside (Ealing) on 020 8998 0008