Childrens Braces benefits
Help provide beautiful smiles, with early intervening braces for children.
From cosmetic to deeper dental issues, fixed braces are a time-tested, effective solution.
Customise braces with colour or opt for clear wire or tooth colour for less visibility.
What are Childrens Braces?
More than 200,000 children access fixed braces for free on the NHS every year. We can assess your child’s teeth for their dental requirements and diagnose the need for fixed braces. Our fixed braces are a time-tested method to improve the appearance of crowded, protruding, or overbites. Early intervention provides lifelong beautiful smiles.
NHS treatment can only be provided if braces are considered necessary for a child’s long-term health, as opposed to aesthetic reasons. There is usually a waiting list for NHS treatment, and your orthodontist will talk you through your options should you wish your child to be treated privately.
A word from our patients
We always want to make sure our patients have an exceptional experience and leave our practices with happy smiles. Here are some of our most recent success stories.
The service I received at Rodericks Dental Partners was amazing. They were there for me every step of the way and eased my worries.
What is the best age to have braces?
The ideal age to have orthodontic treatment is around 12 or 13, while children are still growing. The opportunity for improvement in an adult is more limited, and surgery is more likely to be needed.
What braces options does the NHS offer?
Your braces will depend on your dental requirements. Some braces are removable, while fixed braces stay in all the time. All NHS braces are made of metal; clear or plastic systems are only available privately.
What if my child is refused NHS braces?
If you believe your child is being unfairly refused NHS braces, or the waiting list is unreasonably long, contact your local NHS England care team. Or we can also discuss private options.
How successful are fixed braces?
Fixed braces usually work well, but it’s important to look after your teeth while you’re wearing them. Braces can trap food and cause more plaque to build up than usual. You need to take extra care of your teeth and watch what you eat by avoiding sugary food and drink for example. You need to see your dentist regularly while have this treatment.