Dental Treatments - Orthodontics
Orthodontic treatment involves the correction of tooth irregularities which can adversely affect your smile, your facial appearance and function of your teeth.
We tend to think of orthodontic treatment being for children, but the number of adults choosing to have orthodontic treatment is growing. Many people now want to improve their smiles using the latest less-visible cosmetic braces and they are no longer concerned about being too old to change their smile.
Advances in digital technology and materials has revolutionised orthodontic treatment. Many patients now opt for Invisalign treatment which uses clear aligners to move the teeth rather than brackets and wires needed with conventional treatment. Using scanning technology, patients can be shown a 3D preview of their projected treatment plan which enables them to see what their new smile is expected to look like when the treatment is completed.
Key features of Orthodontic treatment
- Personal service by a Consultant Orthodontist
- Convenient after-hours appointments
- Cosmetic braces
- Choice of treatment options
- Non-extraction treatment when possible
- Treatment for a wide variety of orthodontic problems
- Monthly payment plan
- Provision of retainers
- No waiting lists
Your first visit – What to expectYour first visit is your opportunity to discuss with Dr Cox exactly what is achievable. Together you can discuss the options available to you. It is important that you are given as much information as possible, both verbally and visually. A diagnostic radiograph may be taken at this appointment and a treatment plan including cost will be provided.
Types of Orthodontic Treatment
Invisalign Teen©Invisalign Teen in a great alternative to fixed braces for teenagers that play sports, musical instruments or are involved in theatre, as they are easily removed and almost invisible. They even have a blue compliance spot to ensure that your Teen is wearing them for the recommended hours per day. See more about Invisalign Teen on the Invisalign website.
Master SeriesMetal brackets available for child patients, Master Series is the versatile, metal twin bracket system that orthodontists around the world have trusted for more than 25 years.
Radiance© ceramic bracketsCeramic brackets are far less visible than the traditional metal brackets. They are translucent and blend with the colour of the teeth for a more natural appearance.
Forever GoldForever Gold stainless steel gold colored brackets truly offer the best of both worlds - the durability of stainless steel and the aesthetics of "white" gold. A unique proprietary ion-implementation process ensures these brackets will stay gold for the duration of treatment. When matched with gold wire and gold ligatures, Forever Gold offers a complete patient pleasing cosmetic system that requires literally no sacrifice on your part.
An accurate quote will be provided after initial consultation and assessment, however please see below for a guide to fees:
|Consultation (inclusive of full-mouth digital radiograph, if required)||£115|
|Removable appliance therapy||from £1,700|
Fixed appliance (master series) 1 arch
Fixed appliance (master series) 2 arches
Fixed tooth-coloured appliance 1 arch
Fixed tooth-coloured appliance 2 arches
|Invisalign Teen© 2 arches||from £4,250|
Forever Gold 1 arch
Forever Gold 2 arches
Payment of fees and patient finance:
Everyone deserves to feel confident about their smile. But the cost of treatment can sometimes get in the way of improving the appearance and health of your teeth. That’s why we have introduced Hitachi Capital who arrange patient finance as a helpful way of spreading the cost of your orthodontic treatment.
How does patient finance work?
Patient finance makes your treatment accessible by spreading the cost. You pay the same amount each month for a set period of time, so you don’t have to pay for your treatment in one go.
Do I have to pay a deposit?
A deposit of £500 at records stage is required for all treatments, regardless of whether the balance is paid in full at the follow-up appointment, or via patient finance through Hitachi Capital.
Should you wish to increase the upfront deposit, you are welcome to and this should then reduce the cost of your monthly repayments. This is something you can decide at the application stage. Hitachi Consumer Finance process and manage the finance aspect, if finance is the chosen method to pay for treatment.
Can I get 0% APR finance?
You can get 0% APR finance, also called interest-free finance, for your Orthodontic treatments that cost between £1,000 and £50,000. This means you pay for the cost of your treatment, with no added interest. All loans are subject to eligibility, status, affordability and a credit check. Finance applicant must be aged 18 or over, a UK resident, have a UK bank account and be in permanent employment. T&Cs apply.
Interest-free example - 0% APR finance
With this option, you spread the cost of your treatment over a period of time and, because there’s no interest, you don’t pay back any more than the cost of treatment
0% APR over 12 months
• Treatment cost: £2000.00
• Deposit: £500.00
• Loan value: £1500.00
• 0% APR representative
• Annualised rate of interest - 0%
• Term: 12 months
• Monthly repayments: 12 x £125.00
• Total cost of credit: £0
• Total amount payable: £2000.00
How do I sign up for patient finance?
After you agree your treatment plan with your clinician, you’ll have the option to apply for patient finance. If you’re interested, a member of the team will ask for your email address and send you a link to a simple application form to complete. Once you find out if you’re eligible for patient finance, you can use it to help pay for your treatment. Finance applicant must be aged 18 or over, a UK resident, have a UK bank account and be in permanent employment. All loans subject to eligibility, status, affordability and a credit check. T&Cs apply.
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How can I find out more?
- Click here to download our Retainer Oral Hygiene Advice Sheet
- Click here to download our Orthodontic Eating Habits Advice Sheet
- Click here to download our Orthodontic Risks Advice Sheet
I am very happy that I chose to have my brace fitted. I was very nervous to start with and worried how I would look at the age of 30, having a brace. Hardly anybody noticed until I pointed it out, thanks to having the tooth coloured brackets, which you can hardly see. Initially it was slightly uncomfortable, but after that I hardly felt it anymore. This was the best decision I have ever made as now I have the smile I’d always dreamed of and it only took eight months. The staff at Hospital Lane Dental and Implant Clinic have always been very friendly and helpful and I would recommend them to anyone.
All I can say is that I am extremely delighted with the outcome of my Orthodontic treatment. Before I was too embarrassed to show my teeth because they were so bad, but now I can’t stop smiling! Shirley Cox was so lovely from the first meeting all the way through to the last, putting me at ease and never judging me. I wish I had had it done sooner as I got a better result than I ever imagined possible. Thank you Shirley so much.
Before my braces were fitted I felt very low in confidence. When I had my pictures taken I would always hide my teeth when smiling. Since my braces were fitted and removed, my smile has become wider and confidence has grown dramatically. I can smile showing my teeth and feel my appearance has increased a lot now I have straight teeth. I am very happy with my results!