The progression of children’s teeth plays a pivotal role in the development of their permanent teeth. As early as 7-8 years old, signs can emerge indicating how their dental well-being may evolve into adulthood (since the eruption of their first set of 32 permanent teeth begins around the age of 6).


It is strongly recommended that children of this age range maintain regular visits to our dental clinic, where our skilled dentists can closely monitor their dental progress. With our extensive experience in treating children, our team can promptly identify any potential issues, minimizing the likelihood of significant dental problems as they mature.

How long will my child have to wear braces for?

The duration of your child’s treatment will be determined by the severity of their case and can exhibit considerable variation. Treatment periods can range from 12 to 36 months, while minor cases may be completed within a few months only! During your free consultation, your dentist will conduct a thorough examination of your child, enabling them to provide a more precise estimate of the treatment time.

If you have any queries about our children’s braces or to book an appointment with us click here or call 01788 543217 at your earliest convenience.

How much will braces for my child cost?

Prices start from £1,950 and will be case dependent. At the free consultation our orthodontist will be able to examine your child’s teeth and discuss the suitable orthodontic options, with the associated costs. After the consultation a treatment plan will be written up (with all the information discussed) and sent over to you for your consideration.

To arrange a free consultation for your child today please call us today or fill out the short form below.

Can my child have braces on the NHS?

If you’re under the age of 18, you may be eligible for NHS orthodontic treatment if your health may be impacted without it.

The first step is to visit your dentist. If they believe you might qualify, you’ll be referred to an orthodontist for a free consultation to determine if you meet the NHS orthodontic treatment criteria.

During your consultation, your orthodontist will assess your teeth, using a rating system called the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN).

If you are eligible for NHS treatment, you might need to join a waiting list before you can start your treatment. This is because we are only given a limited amount of NHS funding each year.

If you don’t qualify for NHS treatment, your orthodontist will be able to discuss self-funded private options with you.

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