When you think about advanced dental care, you can rely on us to provide a high quality, patient-centred service.
Occasionally your dentist may diagnose potential problems requiring complex or advanced treatment planning to return you to good oral health. Or you may want to change the physical appearance of your teeth to give you more confidence when you smile. The dentist may recommend you accept a referral for consultation with a member of our Specialist and Referral team.
In taking a referral, you are under the care of a vastly experienced team with many years experience in their field. Whether the treatment is for corrective or aesthetic reasons your expectation should always be the same – to receive clear advice and treatment options with no obligation to proceed.
We do strongly recommend seeing your dentist for a full dental examination prior to referral. Your dentist will propose a full range of options but you may of course request referral. Please ask a member of the team for current consultation fees (where applicable).
Weston Favell Dental Practice is proud to offer Orthodontics in Northampton.
Tooth Straightening Options for Children and Adults
Braces are used to improve the position and function of crooked teeth and of course to improve their appearance. There are a wide range of braces available, but the most common systems use wires that gently move the teeth into a more natural position.
If your child’s teeth appear to be developing out of line, your dentist may make a referral to an orthodontist. He or she will examine your child’s teeth and jaw and complete an assessment to identify if they qualify for NHS treatment.
NHS orthodontic treatment is currently only available to children. However, private options are available for adults as well as children, and there are a number of wire and clear-brace systems to suit varying needs. Less severe cases may be treated with a removable brace, but most commonly a fixed brace is required and has to be worn for a significant period of time to achieve the desired result.
Good oral hygiene is particularly important to make sure the teeth remain strong and healthy whilst the brace is in place. Your orthodontist or hygienist will provide appropriate oral care advice.