FAQs

Do I need a dentist referral to see an orthodontist?

Not necessarily, many patients are self-referred or through friends. It is advisable to let your dentist know however.

Can I claim on my private medical/dental insurance?

Possibly, depending on your policy

Is there parking?

No private parking, but plenty of on-street pay-by-phone bays and two NCP car parks within five mins’ walk.

Does it hurt?

No, we use light pressures to gently move teeth into position, teeth may ache slightly after your visit, but this quickly settles.

What can I expect on my first visit to an orthodontist?

Our first appointment with you is mainly to meet you and ascertain your goals and aspirations from orthodontic treatment. It usually includes a series of photographs of the teeth and face, which we will discuss together. Very often this visit will merge into a full diagnostic records appointment, depending on what we discuss.

Who can come for treatment?

Age range from 6 – 80 years!

What is the regulation of orthodontics?

gdc-uk.org

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