childrens orthodontics

Children’s Orthodontics

At The Specialist Orthodontic Practice in Epping, Essex, we specialise in helping children on their journey towards a healthy smile. We understand that orthodontic treatment can be a significant milestone in your child’s life which is why we aim to make it a pleasant and positive experience.

When should my child visit an orthodontist?

When should my child visit an orthodontist?

  • Early intervention can be crucial when it comes to successful orthodontics, however many think that orthodontic treatment is something for teenagers.
  • Specialist orthodontists which we have here at our practice, not only straighten teeth but are also trained to look at the developing jaw and denoting adult teeth in young children.
  • By addressing orthodontic issues at a young age, we can guide the growth and development of your child’s teeth and jaw, helping to prevent potential problems.
  • Starting the process early doesn’t mean your child will start treatment immediately. It just means the orthodontist can determine which problems may exist and assess the best time to start treatment.

What kind of treatment can my child have?

  • At The Specialist Orthodontist Practice in Epping there are different types of orthodontic treatment available for children under 18 years: NHS Treatment and Private Treatment.
  • For young people who do not qualify under the NHS and also those looking for a more cosmetic, low-visibility alternative to straightening, we can offer braces on a private basis.
  • Book a consultation for your child to learn about brace types that are available and what may suit their needs.
  • Your general dentist can refer your child or you’re welcome to book an appointment independently.
What kind of treatment can my child have?
Brace Friendly Recipes

Brace Friendly Recipes

During certain orthodontic treatments such as fixed braces eating some of your favourite meals can be difficult. This is because hard and crunchy foods are best avoided. With this in mind our team have put together some recipes that are easy to eat. Check out our recipe page!


Brace Types for Children and Teens

Look at our Treatment pages for information on the modern braces now available. They may be different and more advanced than those you may remember from when you were a child. There are low-visibility braces which your child or teenager may prefer, these braces and aligners are available on a private basis only.

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