We like to see children for their initial consultation between 9 and 10 years of age (but no later than 11) unless you or your dentist feels that there is a specific problem before that age. We can monitor their dental development. To save money, the NHS has asked to reduce early referrals by getting your dentist to refer only when your child is ready for treatment. This is not our preference. There may be occasions where our advice is sought earlier for dental development and timing of treatment. Active treatment usually takes place once the child has most or all of their permanent teeth.
We have provided examples of treatment in children. Children often feel self conscious about their teeth. Fixed appliances are readily accepted by children. There are dental health benefits derived from having straight teeth and the improvement in self esteem and confidence is remarkable. Please contact us if you’d like to discuss treatment options for your child.