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Patient Information2024-05-20T18:33:51+01:00

Treatment

At Greenacre Orthodontics, we offer a range of brace options to suit different needs and budgets. The cost of braces can vary depending on several factors, including the type of braces you choose, the complexity of your case, and the duration of your treatment.

To give you a general idea, our prices for braces start at £2,100 for traditional metal braces. These are the most common type of braces and are suitable for most patients. We also offer ceramic braces, which are more discreet and an even more discreet option aligners (including Invisalign and Spark).

It’s important to note that each patient’s treatment plan is unique, and the cost of braces can vary. During your initial consultation, our experienced orthodontist will assess you thoroughly and provide you with a personalised options, including a breakdown of the costs involved.

We understand that orthodontic treatment is a significant investment, and we offer flexible payment options to make it more affordable. We have interest-free payment plans available, allowing you to spread the cost of your treatment over time.

We believe that everyone deserves a confident smile, and we strive to make orthodontic treatment accessible to all patients. If you have any further questions about braces or would like to schedule a consultation, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly team. We’re here to help you achieve a great smile.

Ready to take the first step? Schedule a comprehensive orthodontic consultation for just £100.

Your initial assessment fee is deducted from the treatment cost if treatment starts within 3 months of your consultation.

This covers the time required to discuss your needs and discover what you want to achieve for your new smile.

Your smile is as unique as you are. That’s why it’s essential to receive personalised guidance for your orthodontic journey. Our team of Consultant or specialist orthodontists is here to provide expert care tailored to your individual needs.

Why Choose one of our Consultant or Specialist Orthodontists?

Expert Assessment:
Our orthodontists have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating a wide range of orthodontic issues. With their thorough assessment, you’ll receive an accurate understanding of your unique needs.

Customised Treatment Options:
Every smile is different, and so are the treatment options. Our orthodontists will discuss various treatment approaches tailored to your specific requirements, ensuring you’re informed and empowered to make the best decision for your smile.

Transparent Pricing:
We believe in transparency when it comes to treatment costs. For a fee of £100, you’ll receive a comprehensive orthodontic assessment and a detailed discussion of treatment options and associated costs. Plus, if you proceed with treatment within three months, this consultation fee is deducted from your total treatment cost, making it a smart investment in your smile’s future.

Take the first step towards your new smile by scheduling a consultation with one of our orthodontists. Let us guide you through your orthodontic journey with expertise, care, and personalised attention.

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Orthodontic Frequently Asked Questions

What Are The Benefits Of Private Treatment?2024-02-06T10:00:14+00:00

All problems can be treated, including those not covered by the NHS and there are no waiting lists. In addition, we have affordable payment plans to spread the cost of your treatment; with 0% APR available, no deposit required and the option to spread your payments over 10 months (Subject to status, terms and conditions apply).

There is no age limit to having an attractive smile, adults can be treated as well as children and a wider choice of treatments are available including braces that are virtually invisible.

How Much Does Private Orthodontic Treatment Cost?2022-12-28T19:57:49+00:00

The cost depends on the problem being corrected and the type of brace you choose. Please refer to our fee guide for further information.

How Do I Clean My Brace?2022-12-28T19:58:32+00:00

Each type of brace requires really good cleaning. Braces can trap plaque & food which, if not removed, can damage your teeth & gums. You will be shown how to clean your braces once they are fitted. We also provide a pack which has everything you need to look after your teeth and braces. This can be purchased at the practice. For further information see our Useful Information.

What Foods And Drinks Do I Have To Avoid While Wearing Braces?2022-12-28T19:59:14+00:00

It is really important that you avoid hard, chewy, sticky foods like sweets/caramel & chewing gum as these can break your brace.

Fizzy drinks, sports drinks & natural fruit juices should also be avoided because the acid in these drinks helps to break down the enamel and attack the tooth surface around your brace, causing bright white marks on your teeth which are permanent.

Hard foods such as apples, raw carrots, spare ribs, French bread, pizza crust etc. should be cut up and chewed with your back teeth instead of biting straight into them.

We also ask you not to bite your nails, open bottle caps with your teeth or chew pen tops etc., which could break your brace.

What Should I Do If The Brace Feels Sharp?2022-09-01T16:45:51+01:00

The brace can often feel sharp after first fitting, until the mouth adapts to it. To overcome this, we will give you some soft wax to place over any sharp bits. Dry the area first, then mould the wax into a ball and place it on the sharp bit. If you run out of wax, you can get some more from the practice, or use the wax coating from Edam cheese or a Baby-Bel instead. If this does not resolve the problem, contact the practice and we can fix it for you. In an emergency, for example if you are abroad, a pair of nail cutters can snip a loose piece of the thinner wires we use.

What Happens If I Break Or Lose My Brace?2022-10-05T17:18:46+01:00

This is not an “emergency” in the true sense of the word. However, if you are having pain or problems from your broken brace, please contact the practice as soon as possible so we can arrange a convenient time to fix it. Broken brackets will feel loose and move along the wire on the brace. If you break your brace then your treatment could take longer to complete, and although we understand that accidents occasionally happen, continual breakages may mean we have to stop treatment. An NHS charge will apply for removable braces that are lost or broken beyond repair.

Does It Hurt Having My Braces Adjusted?2022-12-28T20:00:28+00:00

Having your brace adjusted does not usually hurt. Afterwards, your braces may feel tighter and this can make your teeth ache for a couple of days, but this is not usually as uncomfortable as when after you first had them fitted. Again, any pain is normally relieved by painkillers.

Will My Braces Hurt?2022-09-01T16:44:45+01:00

Having your braces fitted does not hurt. However when the braces start to move your teeth, your teeth can be uncomfortable and tender to bite on for up to 4-5 days. This can be overcome by any painkiller that you would usually take to get rid of a headache. eg Paracetamol, Ibuprofen.

Will I Need To Have Any Teeth Out?2022-12-28T20:01:10+00:00

Sometimes in order to straighten teeth you may need to have some teeth removed to make enough space. However, this is always avoided whenever possible. The majority of adults are treated without the need for extractions. If extractions are needed, then usually your own dentist will do this.

How Long Do I Need To Wear Retainers For?2022-09-01T16:43:44+01:00

For as long as you want your teeth to remain straight as your teeth will move a little all through your life. Although the amount you need to wear them will reduce with time, keep wearing the retainers if you want to be sure of keeping straight teeth.

What Is A Retainer?2022-12-28T20:01:52+00:00

Retainers are used after your teeth are straight to hold them in the new position. Without retainers your teeth would move again. They are usually removable clear covers, worn at night.

Can A Fixed Brace Damage My Teeth?2022-09-01T16:42:42+01:00

The brace is fixed to the teeth with a glue that is strong enough to withstand most chewing, but weak enough to be able to be removed without damaging the enamel. Any damage to the teeth and surrounding gums are generally caused by not looking after your braces properly i.e. not cleaning well enough and eating/drinking things we recommend you should avoid. This can include decalcification (damage to the enamel causing permanent marks) or gingivitis (swollen, bleeding gums) or caries (tooth decay). Tooth roots also get slightly shorter during treatment, but usually it is almost undetectable. If these problems continue then we would advise you to stop the orthodontic treatment to save the health of your teeth.

I Sing Or Play A Wind Instrument, How Will This Affect Me?2022-09-01T16:42:08+01:00

With some practice you will be able to carry on as before. Please talk to your orthodontist and your music teacher about this.

Can I Still Play Contact Sports?2022-09-01T16:41:46+01:00

Yes. If you have a removable brace, functional appliance or removable retainers then you must remove these whilst playing any contact sports such as hockey & rugby etc. You also should remove them for swimming.

If you have a fixed brace then we advise you also wear a mouth guard over the top of the appliance to protect your brace and teeth. These can be purchased from us at the practice.

How Often Will I Need To See The Orthodontist?2022-09-01T16:40:56+01:00

Once your treatment starts, you will usually visit us every 6-8 weeks.

How Long Does Treatment Take?2022-12-28T20:02:38+00:00

This depends on your particular problem. Most treatments take between 6 and 20 months. You will be given a guide to treatment time at your initial visit.

I Don’t Want Braces, Do I Have To Have Them?2022-09-01T16:40:10+01:00

In general, it is up to you to decide. However, the orthodontist will advise you about any risks that may occur if you don’t have a brace.

I Have Been Refused Treatment On The NHS. Can I Still Have Braces?2022-10-05T17:15:27+01:00

If your teeth are not severe enough for NHS treatment, you can be treated privately if your orthodontist feels you will get some benefit. As a private patient, you will have a wider range of options, such as Radiance clear brackets and Invisalign clear aligners.

Can I Have Less Noticeable Braces?2022-12-28T20:03:29+00:00

Tooth-coloured braces can be used to make the brace less noticeable. We also use Invisalign clear aligner. See our treatments section for more information about the types of braces available on a private basis.

Can I Have Colours On My Brace?2022-09-01T16:38:41+01:00

Yes. Standard fixed braces use small elastics to hold the wire in. These can be plain or coloured and can be changed during treatment.

Can I Choose What Sort Of Braces I Have?2022-10-05T17:11:31+01:00

The orthodontist will advise the type of brace best suited to you. If you have a preference for a particular type of brace, please discuss this at your initial visit, as we always try to tailor treatment to suit you. Invisible braces such as Radiance clear brackets and Invisalign aligners are only available on a private basis.

What Sort Of Braces Are There?2022-12-28T20:04:50+00:00

We have a range of the most modern braces available for you to choose, including fixed metal and ceramic braces, removable braces, and Invisalign aligners. Please refer to our treatments section for more information about each type of brace.

Am I Too Old For Braces?2022-12-28T20:05:39+00:00

No. More and more adults are seeking treatment. Improvements in materials and techniques, such as invisible braces have made adult orthodontics more and more popular. Also, because orthodontics is relatively non-invasive, it avoids the extensive drilling of tooth tissue as found with ‘extreme makeover’ dentistry. Unlike veneers and crowns that are more immediate, so long as retainers are worn as advised, there should be no need for re-treatment in the future.

Do I Still Need To Visit My Dentist During Treatment?2022-09-01T16:37:16+01:00

Yes, it is important to keep up with regular checkups with your dentist.

Can’t My Dentist Do The Work?2022-09-01T16:36:55+01:00

As well as holding the dental qualification, an orthodontic specialist has received at least a further 3 years comprehensive training in orthodontics alone. As such, the orthodontist is best placed to advise on and treat a whole range of problems. A general dentist will refer work which is beyond his/her ability and training.

Does My Dentist Have To Refer Me?2022-12-28T20:06:34+00:00

For children, your dentist will refer you when the teeth are sufficiently established. The timing of this varies, but is usually over the age of 10 years. Your dentist is trained to recognise when it is the right time to refer.

For adult patients you do not need to be referred by a dentist, simply contact us and we will arrange an initial assessment appointment for you. However, we strongly advise that you are registered with a general dentist. The orthodontist will keep you and your dentist fully informed about your treatment

What Are The Benefits Of Orthodontics?2022-12-28T20:07:18+00:00

Orthodontics improves your personal appearance and self esteem and confidence are also improved as a result of a beautiful smile. A healthy, functional bite may be better and straight teeth are easier to clean, which can help keep them healthy. Prominent teeth are more prone to trauma and impacted teeth can damage the surrounding teeth if not corrected.

What Is Orthodontics?2022-09-01T16:32:35+01:00

Orthodontics is a specialist branch of dentistry concerned with the diagnosis and management of irregularities of the teeth, jaws and face. Braces apply gentle pressure to move teeth into the most desirable positions.

In a growing patient, braces can also be used to modify growth of the jaws, helping to correct discrepancies in the jaw size and improve a patient’s appearance.

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