Common questions about orthodontics

Have you got a question about orthodontics you’d like to find the answer too? You’re not alone. All our patients have questions about our teeth straightening treatment options, so we’ve answered some of the most common ones here.

If you’d like further information, just give our friendly team at Angle House Orthodontics a call today.

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that focuses on straightening teeth and correcting misaligned jaws. The result is perfectly straight teeth and a beautiful smile you’re designed to have because it all matches your facial profile.

What is an orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a specialist dental practitioner who has gained qualifications and experience in the field of orthodontics. All orthodontists will have a dental degree but have chosen to pursue a career in orthodontics which requires them to embark on three years of postgraduate study in orthodontics.

Do braces hurt?

There are times throughout your treatment that you’ll experience discomfort, usually at your fitting appointment and after tightening appointments, but on the whole this discomfort can be treated with over-the-counter pain relief.

How much does orthodontic treatment cost?

The cost of your treatment depends on the type of treatment you have. At Angle House Orthodontics we have a range of treatment options available so the cost will be determined by the treatment you have. You can find out more on our cost and finance section and in your bespoke treatment plan which we’ll give you at your free consultation. This has a quote specifically for your treatment.

How long does orthodontic treatment take?

This depends if you need major or minor treatment. Some orthodontic treatment takes as little as three months, other treatment takes as long as 23months! We can let you know how long you’ll need to wear an orthodontic appliance for at your free consultation.

Do you offer Invisalign?

We certainly do. It’s one of our most popular treatment options and for good reason – it gets great results and most people don’t even know you’re having treatment. You can find out more about Invisalign, Invisalign Teen and Invisalign Precision with Wings in our Invisalign treatment section.

Am I too old to wear braces?

No-one is ever too old to wear braces. We treat patients of all ages so don’t let your age be a factor. You deserve a beautiful smile and perfectly straight teeth no matter how old you are.

I’ve heard about retainers, what are they?

Retainers come at the end of your treatment and are perhaps the most important stage. Once your braces have come off or you’ve finished wearing your aligner, we want to ensure your teeth stay in their newly straightened position. Retainers help them do just that. Hence why they’re so important!

When should my child get braces?

At Angle House Orthodontics, we recommend you bring your child in for an early orthodontic consultation between the ages of 7 and 11. At this time we can assess your child’s jaw development and the growth of their teeth, thus allowing us to be proactive in our treatment planning for them.

How do I get started?

If you want to have orthodontic treatment, or find out if it’s right for you, we offer a free consultation. This enables you to come in to the clinic, have your teeth assessed and a treatment plan written for you. This will include our recommended orthodontic treatment and a quote for that treatment. You can then decide if you want to proceed. There’s no obligation to do so though.

Still got a question? Drop us a line or call the team at Angle House Orthodontics today.

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