What is Orthodontics

 

Orthodontics is concerned with the re-alignment of the teeth and jaws to improve their function and the appearance of the face and teeth.

Though an orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. Beginning treatment at this time ensures the greatest result in the least amount of time. Orthodontics is more successful when started during the active growth phase, before 15 years of age. Our practice prefers to see patients as early as possible, ideally between 8 and 10 years of age, for the first consultation.

 

Some of the most direct results of interceptive treatment are:

 

  • Creating room for crowded, erupting teeth
  • Creating facial symmetry through influencing jaw growth

  • Reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth

  • Preserving space for unerupted teeth

  • Reducing the need for tooth removal

  • Reducing treatment time with braces


Successful treatment can only occur with your
cooperation and with the help and support of your family. 


Children's Orthodontics

 

Peachcroft Orthodontics has been providing Specialist Led treatment since 2007.

 

We have received over 12,000 referrals from local general dentists.  And provided excellent care for over 3500 NHS and privately funded Treatments.

 

From April 2019 we will no longer have an NHS funded contract, but can still provide a free consultation for under 17 year olds for advice on individual options available, choice from a full selection of treatment modalities ranging from habit breakers, space maintainers, removable, growth modification and fixed appliances, aligner therapy can be discussed, with costing, pros and cons of each option and a comparison of expected goals for each appropriate option. No dentist referral is necessary.

 

For an NHS eligibility check a dentist referral is required.

 

 

Adult Orthodontics

 

Orthodontics for Adults has become more popular over recent years,

 

Adults often have compromises with the dental improvements possible and have different goals for outcomes than children. We take great care to understand not only your concerns but also provide all possible solution options for each individual. Treatment options are explained, with costing, length of treatment, and realistic expectation of results.

 

Choice from a full selection of treatment modalities ranging from Aligner therapy, Inman appliances, spring aligners, individually designed removable appliances,  sectional fixed; single and dual arch fixed appliances. Options of metal or ceramic bracket systems can also be discussed.

 

No matter which option is chosen we always aim for the best possible results.

 

If you would like to enquire about possible treatment and arrange a consultation, please contact Reception on 01235 559269 or email info@pcortho.co.uk. You may also get your dentist to provide a referral. Referrals are not essential.  


Related resources

  • Orthodontic Brochure
  • Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment
  • The British Orthodontic Society

    Contact Details

    Peachcroft Orthodontics
    Peachcroft Shopping Centre
    Peachcroft Road
    Abingdon
    OX14 2QA
    Tel: 01235 559269

    info@pcortho.co.uk

    Out of hours emergency contact number:
    NHS England: 111