Knighton Dental fixed braces for children
Struggling to get braces on the NHS for your Child?
Unfortunately not every child will be eligible for free fixed braces on the NHS and this is determined by strict criteria from the NHS. Even if your child is eligible for NHS treatment you then maybe told there is a 2-4 year waiting list, or longer. If your child is eligible for NHS treatment and the waiting time is not a concern, we strongly advise you to have treatment on the NHS.
Has your child not qualified for braces on the NHS?
Your child may have attended an appointment for an orthodontic assessment and you have been told they do not qualify for treatment on the NHS or the waiting list is too long and you do not want to wait. Here at Knighton Dental we offer private options for fixed braces from as little as £24 per month per arch.
Are you on a never ending waiting list?
At Knighton Dental we offer a free consultation with our experienced treatment coordinator. During your childs appointment all options can be discussed along with finance packages available.
We are fortunate at Knighton Dental to have Dr Neena Amin providing our fixed orthodontic treatment (braces). Neena has a special interest in orthodontics and at Knighton Dental her practice is limited to orthodontic treatments. After your child’s free consultation with our treatment coordinator, Dr Neena Amin will be able to see you to assess your child’s clinical needs.
What are fixed braces?
Conventional fixed braces are a great treatment that deliver exceptional results. Metal or ceramic (tooth coloured) brackets are bonded to the enamel of every tooth and a wire is then maneuvered between each bracket.
The wire is then connected to the bracket using elastic O-rings (O-rings can be clear or as adventurous as you like with different colours available). The arch wire can then be adjusted to pull teeth back into a better position over time.
Cleaning while wearing fixed braces
Even though Dr Neena Amin will see your child for regular appointments to monitor your child’s fixed braces. A good oral hygiene routine must be maintained at home.
Brackets and wires can encourage food to build up. This is why it is so important to encourage your child to brush in between their teeth and braces. Knighton Dental recommends brushing twice a day for two minutes to help clean around brackets and under your wire, as well as an interdental toothbrush.
We also advise avoiding hard or sticky foods that aren’t brace friendly such as:
Chewy or crunchy foods- such a chewy sweet, toffee, chewing gum
Sticky foods can get lodged between the braces and teeth. When this happens and if sticky foods are not removed, bacteria could grow and develop and eventually lead to tooth decay and pain.