Dr Yvonne Mackenzie provides private orthodontic treatment to children over 10 years old and adults of any age. Treatment can usually start immediately, with a wide range of options and extra benefits;
Fixed Appliance Therapy (train-track): The preferred option for children because it allows the orthodontist to be very precise about the position of the teeth, leading to excellent results and a lovely smile. Fixed braces come in fun and funky colours and are popular with children and teenagers. Adults however, may prefer tooth coloured studs that make a fixed brace almost invisible and more aesthetically pleasing.
Removable Appliance: For minor corrections or for treating jaw discrepancies in children.
Functional Appliance: A removable brace that works on the upper and lower teeth at the same time.
Retaining Appliance: You will usually be asked to wear a removable retaining brace for at least six months to prevent the teeth from drifting back to their old positions.
Invisalign Treatment: This state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment straightens teeth without the need for traditional fixed braces and is removable and virtually invisible. Please click here for further information.
What will happen at your first appointment?
Should you decide to go ahead we will take x-rays, photographs and impressions (moulds) of your mouth. These help us to plan appropriate treatment and provide a useful before-and-after comparison once treatment is completed.
A second appointment will then be arranged to discuss the diagnosis, agree a treatment plan and give you a clear idea of how long the treatment will take (up to 24 months, depending on the work that needs to be done) and how much it will cost.
Further appointments will then be arranged to start you on the road to a better and more beautiful smile!
Dr June Chander provides NHS Orthodontic treatment for children under 18 who, following certain assessment tests, meet the prescribed criteria and require braces for dental health reasons. Patients who wish to be treated under the NHS will be placed on a waiting list and will be offered an appointment at some time in the future. NHS patients must have been referred by their general dentist via the Orthodontic Referral Centre and an indication of the waiting list will be given with the acknowledgement of the referral for treatment.