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What to expect

YOUR FIRST VISIT

Our receptionist will first of all check that we have all the relevant necessary information about you, which will include asking you to fill in a confidential medical history questionnaire.

One of our orthodontists will then see you along with a dental nurse. We will ask how you feel about you’re the appearance of your teeth and jaws and whether you have any problems with them – your dentist will have outlined anything relevant in their referral letter too. The orthodontist will then examine your face and mouth in detail. If necessary, further records may be taken such as moulds or 3D scans of your teeth, x-rays and photographs.

Once we have the necessary information, the orthodontist will then discuss any treatment that might be appropriate, taking into account what you feel is important too. This appointment usually takes about 20 minutes. Sometimes, if you are not ready for treatment, we arrange to see you again after an appropriate interval.

If the timing is right and you are happy with the proposed treatment plan we will be able to fit the braces within a few weeks, though if you qualify for NHS treatment there may be a considerable wait.

SUBSEQUENT VISITS

Braces are regularly checked and adjusted by your orthodontist – this is usually every 6 to 8 weeks throughout the treatment. At these appointments we check that your teeth are progressing as expected, that you are keeping your teeth nice and clean and we adjust the braces so that your teeth keep moving!

The wires are changed on fixed braces, which involves removing the elastics, changing the wires and replacing the elastics again.

You may also be given elastics to place on the braces yourself – these move the teeth into the correct positions and ensure that your upper and lower teeth fit together properly. These visits usually take about 10 minutes.

Brace treatment times vary from 12 months to a few years. When your teeth are finally straight and they meet together well then your fixed braces will be removed. Removal is easy and any glue left on your teeth is polished off. We then take moulds or a 3D scan of your teeth to measure you up for retainers which are fitted a few days later.

“From being very self-conscious about my teeth and smile I am now over the moon with my lovely straight teeth. The staff were brilliant from consultation all the way through my treatment and aftercare. The difference this has made is unbelievable I cannot recommend this dentist enough”

Nina

“Outstanding treatment from the dentist for my teenage daughters. The dentist is fast, gentle, very friendly and reassuring – and absolutely brilliant at what they do. Always a pleasure to take the girls. The member of staff on reception and nurses are super friendly and helpful. Great team, can’t recommend them highly enough.”

Rachel Hudson

“I loved the final outcome and my teeth look amazing! Very quick and the staff are very polite and always tell me what they are doing each time I visit. You do not have to wait very long at all and they usually are on time”

Anonymous

“The resuts so far are amazing and i cannot wait for the final results in the coming months. Treatment was brilliant and all the staff were really nice and ever so helpful, I highly recomend this company”

A Joyner

“Smile solution are great! Don’t know what other dentist could be better… All staff are polite, everyone is well treated there and much more”

Sophie Morris