Straighter teeth are healthier teeth as when they are properly aligned it is much easier to keep your teeth and gums clean and in perfect health.
Early intervention can make a world of difference in your child’s oral health. Children’s orthodontics addresses issues such as crooked teeth, misaligned jaws, and bite problems before they become more challenging to correct. By taking proactive measures, you’re not just investing in a beautiful smile but also promoting overall well-being.
At H Williams & Associates we see many young people for treatment. We have the very best equipment and specialists, plus a choice of treatments that can provide a more cosmetic approach if desired.
We understand that as a parent you want the very best for your child and to rectify any issues as soon as possible. That is why we offer:
Furthermore, ALL of your child`s appointments will be with our specialist Consultant and Senior University Lecturer in Orthodontics, Ahmed.
We invite you to our orthodontic open day with our specialist consultant Ahmed. Discover your treatment options and make saving on your treatment as well.
Begin with a thorough examination of your child’s oral health. Ahmed will discuss potential issues, treatment options, and answer any questions you may have.
Once we understand your child’s needs, we’ll create a personalised treatment plan. This may involve braces, aligners, or other orthodontic appliances, depending on the case.
Periodic appointments ensure the treatment progresses as planned. We’re here to monitor your child’s development and make any necessary adjustments to achieve the best results.
Witness the incredible transformation as your child’s smile evolves. Our team celebrates each milestone, creating a positive and encouraging atmosphere for your child.
Aftercare: Maintaining a Radiant Smile After the active treatment phase, maintaining your child’s beautiful smile is crucial. Our aftercare involves guidance on retainers, oral hygiene practices, and periodic check-ups to ensure the results stand the test of time.
Made in a white or tooth coloured material
Placed out of sight on the back of the teeth
Removable clear plastic appliances which fit over the teeth and progressively moved
We offer Invisalign treatments for children and Teenagers if desired and appropriate for specific treatment.
At what age should my child see an orthodontist?
The British Orthodontic Society recommends an initial orthodontic assessment at around the age of 7. However, the right age for treatment varies depending on the individual child’s needs.
What issues can orthodontic treatment address in children?
Orthodontic treatment can address a variety of issues, including crooked teeth, overcrowding, misalignment, overbite, underbite, and issues with jaw development.
How long does orthodontic treatment typically last for children?
The duration of treatment varies depending on the complexity of the case. On average, treatment may last between 12 and 24 months.
What types of braces are available for children in the UK?
Traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, and invisible aligners (such as Invisalign) are commonly used. The appropriate type depends on the child’s specific needs and the orthodontist’s recommendation.
Is there any pain or discomfort associated with orthodontic treatment?
Initially, there may be some discomfort or soreness when braces are first applied or adjusted. Over-the-counter pain relievers can help manage this discomfort. At H Williams & associates we provide regular appointments making minor adjustments rather that infrequent major adjustments.
Can my child still play sports or musical instruments with braces?
Yes, but it’s important to wear a mouthguard during sports to protect the braces. Playing musical instruments may require an adjustment period.
How do I care for my child’s braces or aligners?
The orthodontist will provide specific instructions, but generally, good oral hygiene practices, including regular brushing and flossing, are essential. Special care may be needed for certain types of braces.
Orthodontics is the movement of the teeth within the jaw bones to straighten them and help them to bite more evenly together. Orthodontic treatment is about making the best of your teeth; it’s about improving the harmony of your mouth and jaws.
Most children begin treatment around the age of 12 or 13, once all their permanent teeth have erupted. In a few instances treatment is better started early and your dentist may want to make an earlier referral. But age is not a barrier to treatment and the number of adults seeking treatments is on the increase.
Orthodontic treatment is recommended for individuals who have various dental and jaw alignment issues. These issues can range from common misalignments like overbites, underbites, and crowding to more complex problems involving jaw positioning. People with malocclusions that affect their bite, such as open bites or crossbites, may also require orthodontic care.
Additionally, individuals with aesthetic concerns about the appearance of their teeth may seek orthodontic treatment for cosmetic reasons. Ultimately, the decision to undergo orthodontic treatment is determined through evaluation by an orthodontist, who assesses the specific dental and orthodontic needs of each patient and recommends an appropriate treatment plan, which may include braces, clear aligners, or other orthodontic appliances.