Why see a Specialist?
All the clinicians at Brent Dental Specialists have undergone dedicated training in order to provide you with the best possible care. All specialist orthodontists first trained as dentists and then spent at least a further three years studying full time to become Orthodontists. We know how to straighten teeth and take pride in our work.
What to expect at your first appointment
At your first visit, one of our Specialist Orthodontists and/or Orthodontic Therapists will assess your need for Orthodontic Treatment. This is done by examining your teeth and measuring your Orthodontic needs using the IOTN guidelines as set out by NHS England.We will then be able to determine if:
If you qualify for NHS treatment, you will then be asked to book a further appointment where you will have impressions taken of your mouth, x rays and photographs. We will then explain how the treatment will work and answer any questions you may have.
At your first visit, your Orthodontist will assess your Orthodontic needs and discuss all of the treatment options suitable for you. We will take into account your concerns, expectations and oral hygiene. Once you have decided that you are happy to proceed with treatment, we will make you an appointment to take dental records, which includes impressions, photographs and x-rays.
How to care for your braces
When you are undergoing Orthodontic treatment, it is unlikely to have an emergency occur. In case of any problems you may experience, you should always contact us for advice. Some common issues that can occur are:
Broken brace: If an archwire or bracket does break, please call us straightaway and we will advise you. In the meantime:
Please contact us where possible, during working hours to arrange an appointment.
Out of Hours Emergencies
Please contact the practice on 0203 815 5142 where you will be diverted to our dedicated emergency contact and you will be advised on how best to proceed. Please see here for further information