Would you like to improve your smile?
At Green Street Dental in London we use a range of orthodontic treatments from traditional braces – functional, ceramic, fixed braces, and retainers, we have it covered.
Children and teenagers can have orthodontic treatment as soon as all of their baby teeth have fallen out, this is usually around 11 years old for girls and 12 years old for boys. The goal of early treatment is to correct the growth of the jaw and certain bite problems, such as underbite. Early treatment also helps to make room for permanent teeth to come in properly, lessening the chance of extractions in the future.
Orthodontic treatment for children is free of charge under the NHS,
Most children lose all their baby teeth by age 13. By the end of their teen years, the jaw bones will harden and stop growing. Orthodontic procedures for adults often take more time and can involve tooth extraction or oral surgery. Receiving early orthodontic treatment as a child can help prevent the need for orthodontics as an adult, leaving little to no chance of extraction or surgery in the future.
Early treatment provides the opportunity to:
• Guide incoming teeth into optimal position
• Regulate the width of your child’s jaws
• Lower the risk of trauma to prominent front teeth
• Correct thumb-sucking habits
• Reduce the likelihood of teeth becoming stuck or impacted under the gums
Before we begin treatment, we will ask that you bring your child in for a free consultation. During this appointment, we will discuss your child’s dental history and take some digital x-rays and scans of your child’s smile to detect any problems with their teeth and jaws. These digital x-rays are far safer than traditional x-rays with drastically reduced radiation levels. In addition, we will be able to see the results of these scans immediately on our computer screen and can discuss orthodontic options in detail with you.
Helping Children Feel Confident About Their Treatment
Finally, when you bring your child to Green Street Dental for orthodontic treatment – or any other form of dental care – you can rest assured that we’ll do our utmost to make them feel welcome and put them at their ease. We have a friendly team of dentists and dental care professionals who will always go the extra mile to make your children’s experience a pleasant one.