At Evolve, we offer private orthodontic treatment to our patients. We have a number of options available to our patients depending on their lifestyle, budget and case.
Can I get free orthodontic treatment?
NHS orthodontic treatment is free for people under the age of 18 with a clear health need for treatment. Eligibility for orthodontic treatment is based on an assessment called the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need. But because of high demand, there is often a very long waiting list. It’s not often prescribed for adults, unless you are a very severe case or is required for health reasons. An alternative option would be private orthodontic treatment.
Are private braces better than NHS?
If you choose to have braces at a private practice, you will be able to start treatment as soon as you wish, rather then sit on a very long waiting list with the NHS. You may also have a wider choice of which brace system you have, for example, you may want clear aligners such as Invisalign, which isn’t available on the NHS.
Can private dentists refer to NHS orthodontics?
A private dentist will usually refer you to a private orthodontist, however, if you wish to register with an NHS dentist and you feel your case may meet the requirements of NHS treatment then this is possible.
Do many adults wear braces?
Most of the patients that we treat at Evolve are adults though we are also very happy to treat children. We tend to find that adults tend to want braces either because they have never worn braces and are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth, or they had braces as a teenager and their teeth have relapse.
Why do teeth relapse?
Once your teeth have moved into a better position, they must be held in that position to stop them from moving back again, your teeth will always try to keep moving. In order to do this, your teeth need to be held in their new position with retainers, these can be fixed and removable. Having both is the best option, retention is for life.
What is the average cost of braces?
Braces can vary on cost greatly, depending on a number of factors, including the complexity of your case, which brace system you wish to proceed with, how many visits you may need to the orthodontist. When comparing prices, it’s important to understand what is and isn’t included in the treatment plan. Here at Evolve, all of our brace packages include free whitening, free fixed and removable retainers, all necessary x-rays and scans, all appointments, a 20 minute cosmetic bonding consultation and follow up appointments for 12 months.
If you have any concerns about your teeth or gums, please call Evolve Dentistry in Portishead on 01275 842 550. We’d be happy to see you as a new patient, where we will carry out a full check of your oral health and discuss any concerns or issues that you may be experiencing.
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