Orthodontics at Alma Dental Practice with specialist orthodontists
Katherine Davies BDS, MDentSci (L’pool), FDSRCS (Eng), MOrthRCS (Edin),
Helen Joyner BDS, MFDS RCPS Glas, MOrthRCS Ed, MSc (Orth)
We bring you the latest techniques for the most advanced orthodontic treatments delivered by a specialist team to guide you through from your first consultation to the end of your treatment. Many of our patients continue to visit Katherine and Helen for a year after treatment to have retainers checked.
Orthodontic treatment is available privately for children and adolescents and adults. Consultations can be booked directly or by referral from your dentist.
Your orthodontic consultation is carried out over two appointments, the fee is £150 (£50 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking). Your first session will include an initial discussion, record taking and creating impressions for study models. Your second appointment will be booked approximately 2 weeks later when the models have returned from the laboratory.
If you decide to proceed with the orthodontic treatment within 6 months of your initial consultation, the fee will be deducted from the full treatment costs at the end of your orthodontic treatment.
Orthodontic treatment is possible at any age it is never too late and there are many options from just straightening of the upper teeth to full correction and a range of braces to match. Invisible lingual braces attached to the back of your teeth, clear or coloured – for when you really want to show them off!
Ideally, we require all the adult teeth to be in place before starting treatment however in some instances treatment is started earlier and it may be helpful to monitor the developing teeth and jaws. Your dentist will usually advise on the timing of your referral.
Our orthodontists are also able to indicate if a patient is eligible for NHS treatment during the consultation. At this time you can then make an informed decision to continue with private treatment or ask your dentist to refer your child to an NHS orthodontist.
Your dentist is free to discuss patients with our team and can telephone or email for queries or advice.