Orthodontics (Child & Adult Braces)
Under-18s eligible for NHS braces
Recent changes in the funding of NHS braces have resulted in some patients being ineligible for free treatment. Fortunately, most of our patients will still lie in the moderate to severe bite/crowding categories that are funded. Even though we cannot guarantee that you will be treated for free, we can guarantee that anyone under the age of 18 years of age will have a free consultation. At that visit, Dr Yannis Levisianos will tell you if he thinks funding can be obtained. If not the option of private treatment will be discussed as well.
For you to be eligible for NHS braces, you have to be referred by your General Dentist. Presently, NHS treatment is free for all of our under-18 year old patients provided the bite/crowding is severe enough to meet current NHS guidelines.
We treat all our adult patients on a private basis only.
At Alloway Place Dental Care we welcome private patients who are looking for a cosmetic/aesthetic improvement of their smile or bite but with minimum disruption to their day-to-day lives.
State-of-the-art materials has revolutionised the speed of brace treatment and made the entire experience much more discreet that you thought possible!
Commonly, some of our under-18 patients elect to see us privately to gain access to advanced tooth-coloured braces and retention options that may not available under the NHS.
A nominal consultation fee applies to all of our private patients. You can find more information in the relevant section or by contacting our reception staff
When you come in the clinic, you will be seen for a Consultation by Dr Yannis Levisianos who has a great deal of experience in adult patient treatment.
You will then be sent a detailed clinical report with all the available options, which you can think about and chat to your friends and family about. This will include treatment duration and relevant treatment costs.
If you want to find out more about cosmetic Orthodontic treatment have a look at our braces section, make an online enquiry or speak to us on the phone.
Six months smiles / Short term Orthodontics
This type of treatment is specially designed for our adolescent and adult patients that are interested in a quick smile makeover that lasts just a few months (up to 18-24 weeks). We quite often are asked for a quick smile makeover usually prior to a significant event (such as a wedding or holidays) and we have implemented a treatment regime that is ideal for these circumstances. It is not unusual for treatment to last as little as 4 months in cases that only modest tooth movements are planned and in that respect we are more than happy to provide this service to our patients.
Clearly, with such a short treatment duration, it would extremely difficult to achieve significant bite re-organisation or tooth movements that exceed a few millimetres; however your Orthodontist will be able to advise you on all your options including short and longer term solutions to suit your lifestyle and personal requirements.
Our six months smile treatment range has been designed with extreme flexibility in mind and can include:
- Metal fixed braces
- Tooth-coloured (ceramic) braces
- Aligner type braces
- Lingual braces
You may have heard in the press or been advised by your family dentist about treatment options such as ‘C-fast’, ‘Inman Aligners’ or ‘Quick Straight Teeth’ which are usually carried out by non-specialist practitioners and provide limited outcomes. The orthodontist that will see you, Dr Yannis Levisianos , has under gone specialist training and will provide the highest quality of service in the same or less time frame for an equivalent cost. If you have been offered a non-specialist type of treatment, we would invite you to come and speak to us about your options.
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