At your orthodontic assessment, the orthodontist will use a two-part grading system called the ‘Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need’, commonly referred to as ‘IOTN’ to determine whether orthodontic treatment is necessary and whether this can be completed on the NHS for those under 18.
A specialist orthodontist will take this knowledge and skill to the next level in their pursuit to provide healthy, happy smiles to last the test of time – but what makes a specialist different?
To help your clinician have the clearest view possible of your teeth and smile, you may be asked to share photos ahead of your appointment.
Your patient journey
If you’ve recently had fixed braces fitted and you want to know how to take care during your treatment, we've produced this handy guide to help you with your orthodontic journey.
As our practices begin to reopen. We have put together some answers to frequently asked questions regarding your appointments and PPE.
New patient journey video
Take a look at our video to find out more about our new patient journey
Child patient journey
We understand that visiting the dentist can often be quite a big event for a child. Now things are different, we wanted to help showcase what a child should expect when they next visit the practice.
Following guidance from both the Chief Dental Officer (England) and the British Orthodontic Society (BOS), we are currently unable to offer face-to-face appointments, including emergency appointments. During this time, we are offering patients an orthodontic emergency advice service.
However we've put together some helpful tips on that you can follow at home!
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