Dental Treatments - Plymouth Orthodontics
Kerry Hall is the dentist in the practice with a special interest in Orthodontics and has many years experience in this field. She also works within the Orthodontic dept. at Torbay Hospital.
We can help both children and adults by straightening crooked teeth and thereby improving your smile.
After an initial assessment we will advise which type of brace would be best for you or your child including white ceramic brackets and wires. The braces are then placed and are adjusted every 4-6 weeks. A lovely, even smile develops over 9-12 months boosting confidence and improving oral health.
There are different ways that teeth can be persuaded to move back into place and they include:
- Removable appliance: where simple treatment is carried out with a brace than can be removed for cleaning. It has delicate springs and wires attached which move the teeth using gentle pressure.
- Fixed appliance: where the teeth need to be guided more accurately than they can be when using a removable plate. Fixed appliances have brackets and band temporarily stuck to the teeth. A flexible wire joins all the brackets and allows the teeth to be moved. It is not possible for the patient to take the appliance out.If you or your children need this treatment Kerry will discuss everything in detail with you and there will be lots of time to ask all the questions that you have.
Below is a guide to costs - and we do offer interest free finance to help spread the cost.
- Orthodontic assessment - free on the NHS for children
- Orthodontic assessment - Private adult (inc study models and x-rays) £65.00
- Private treatment - from £1500
Invisalign and Clearstep
Invisible, removable aligners, custom made for you. Simply a clear way to a beautiful smile.
Teeth are gently guided from their current position to the desired position using a series of clear positioners (similar to gumshields but wafer thin!). These are not for everyone and can sometimes need to work in conjunction with other forms of appliances. These are removable although this is not encouraged as treatment will inevitably take longer.