We see many children and are keen to make their visits as enjoyable and pleasant as possible. It is important to see children from a very early age.
We like to see babies from the their mother’s first visit after the birth. There is always lots to talk about when planning their future dental health
A childs first visit to the dentist should be a happy experience, so dont wait for a problem before making an appointment
Children are assessed routinely for orthodontic treatment (tooth straightening). If treatment is required, your child can be referred to a specialist orthodontist.
While you are having orthodontic treatment it is still important to attend for your check-ups with your normal family dentist as the orthodontist is only responsible for the tooth straightening.
When your teeth are straight your orthodontist will usually recommend you wear a retainer.
Whether you had metal braces, clear braces or removable Invisalign aligners, your orthodontist will most likely advise you wear retainers all day for the first 12 months. After 12 months you will often be recommended by your orthodontist to wear your retainers 3-5 times a week for as long as you live.
Q. How long do retainers last?
Retainers can last from six months to a few years. They eventually will break or become uncomfortable. With a simple impression we can replace them for you, although there will of course be a charge. Please ask on reception for detailsRetainers can last from six months to a few years. They eventually will break or become uncomfortable. Be aware that if they need replacing you need to get new ones immediately or your teeth will probably need straightening all over again. With a simple impression technique we can replace them for you although there will of course be a charge. Please ask on reception for details.