Private teen treatment2021-07-20T09:10:46+01:00

Project Description

The alternative to NHS braces

If your child does not qualify for orthodontic treatment or you want to explore other treatment options for them, we are pleased to offer private treatment. Having treatment privately means you can start treatment almost immediately and will have access to our full range of braces including Damon Clear and Invisalign.

The process starts with a free consultation with one of our specialist orthodontists who will undertake a thorough examination and discuss with you the best treatment options. You will be shown the different types of braces and will have all your questions answered. You may opt for traditional braces, our most cost-effective option, or look at a brace which is almost invisible such as Damon Clear or Invisalign.

Once you have decided on which brace you would like, we will see your child again for a records appointment where accurate measurements and photographs will be taken to allow us to plan the treatment. A set of impressions will be taken and these, along with an X-Ray will also be used in the treatment planning process.

We know how keen patients are to start treatment so we won’t keep you waiting and will schedule an appointment for your child’s brace to be fitted at a time that is suitable for you and them. If you have decided on Invisalign, there is an additional step where, upon receipt of your impressions, they produce an animation of all the tooth movements during treatment, this is called a ‘clin-check’, and will be used to ensure you are happy with the treatment plan before the aligners are manufactured.

Is private teen treatment expensive?

With prices starting from just £2499* for our traditional range of braces and generous payment instalment plans, we think orthodontic treatment is more affordable than it has ever been. Orthodontic treatment is an investment in the long term oral health of your child not to mention the confidence a great smile gives at a time when they developing into young adults and getting ready for further education or entering employment.

Will they still need to see their dentist during orthodontic treatment?

Yes, it’s important that they continue to visit their dentist regularly during orthodontic treatment. Although we will keep a close eye on their overall oral health throughout treatment, your own dentist will work closely with us ensuring their teeth remain healthy throughout treatment and long after their braces have been removed.

What about retainers?

At the end of treatment, it is important that your child wears their retainers or all the hard work will be undone. Braces move the teeth into the ideal position but retainers are used to keep them there! Without retainers, teeth can start to move back, this is called relapse, so wearing retainers after treatment is important if they want to keep their amazing new smile. The cost of retainers is included in the treatment fee so that’s one less thing to have to worry about.

How do we get started?

Just give us a call, use the enquiry form or visit the practice to arrange a free consultation. We look forward to welcoming you and getting your child on their way to having an incredible smile.

*single arch metal brackets



Mon-Fri 8:00 – 17:00

Saturdays by Appointment Only

   01159 484274



Do you have a treatment coordinator?2021-05-19T05:28:35+01:00

Yes, Holly is our treatment coordinator and she will look after you throughout your treatment.

Can I get treatment at the same time as my child2019-06-12T20:38:44+01:00

Yes, it’s great when several members of the family get braces at the same time. You can attend appointments together, share in the experience and celebrate your amazing new smiles together!

Are your consultations really free2019-06-12T20:39:07+01:00

Yes, we make no charge for our consultations as we feel you should have the opportunity to explore treatment options without having to worry about paying a fee

Do you offer payment plans2021-05-19T05:33:05+01:00

Yes, we offer 0% Finance.

How do I keep my teeth clean with braces2019-05-26T19:58:43+01:00

It’s important that you brush your teeth at least twice a day, taking time to clean around the brackets and wires with an interdental brush. It will take longer to clean your teeth but the investment in your oral health will certainly be worth it.

How long does treatment take2019-05-28T13:28:42+01:00

Most of our patients complete treatment in around 18 months but this can be longer or shorter depending on what needs to be done. We’ll let you know how long we think treatment will take at the start.

Will I need elastics2019-05-28T13:29:03+01:00

Elastics help to move certain teeth or to change the relationship between your upper and lower teeth. During the planning stage we will let you know if you are likely to need elastics.

What foods should I avoid with braces2019-05-26T19:48:30+01:00

If you have Invisalign, you can continue to eat as normal as you will take your aligners out for eating. If you have fixed braces, you need to avoid anything hard, sticky or too chewy as these can damage your brace.

How often do I need to attend an appointment?2019-05-26T19:46:56+01:00

We are likely to see you every four to six weeks so we can check on progress.

Can I get coloured ligatures2019-05-26T21:56:57+01:00

Yes, if you elect for traditional brackets, you can change the colours of your elastic ligatures at every appointment. If you have Damon brackets, they have a clever slide and lock mechanism so you won’t need elastic ligatures.

Do braces hurt2019-05-26T19:49:56+01:00

No, it may take you a couple of days to get used to them and there may be some minor discomfort for a few days but we find most people quickly adapt to having braces.

Make An Appointment

To explore all the options available to you and to discuss what you wish to achieve from your treatment, book a free consultation with one of our specialist orthodontists today

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We love receiving testimonials from our wonderful patients. Here are just a few that will give you an insight into undertaking treatment here at East Midlands Orthodontics

"Thank you so much for giving me a wonderful new smile!"


"To Dr Wood and all the dental nurses. Thank you for all you have done"


"Thank you so much for all your help throughout my treatment"

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