Orthodontic treatment is the means by which abnormally arranged or crooked teeth can be repositioned to a more favourable alignment. Orthodontics uses devices called braces to help gently move the teeth over a period of time to an improved position, which is both aesthetically and functionally pleasing.
At Willowbrook Dental Practice in Leicester we accept referrals from local general dentists for children who are suitable and ready for orthodontic (“brace”) treatment. Provided they meet certain criteria as per NHS guidelines and the child’s teeth are significantly mal-positioned, then treatment can be provided without cost under the NHS by our specialist orthodontist.
If the child’s teeth do not meet the NHS criteria for orthodontic treatment, then we can discuss alternative options which may involve electing for treatment on a private basis.