Children's braces in Abingdon

Peachcroft Orthodontics has been providing specialist led children's orthodontic treatment since 2007.

We have received over 12,000 referrals from local general dentists and provided excellent care for over 3,500 NHS and privately funded treatments.

For an NHS eligibility check a dentist referral is required.

Get in touch for more information on the right braces for your children.

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The purpose of orthodontics?

The purpose of orthodontic treatment is to make the best of your teeth. This includes allowing you to bite correctly, eat more comfortably, and to care for your teeth and gums more easily, and your smile will benefit too. Common conditions requiring orthodontic treatment are:

  • Protruding upper front teeth - one of the most common dental problems
  • Crowding – a narrow jaw may mean there is not enough room for your teeth, resulting in crowding. Conversely, some patients have significant gaps between their teeth.
  • Asymmetry – particularly when the centre lines of the upper and lower front teeth do not match, perhaps because the teeth have drifted or the position of the jaw has shifted
  • A deep bite – when your upper teeth cover the lower teeth too much
  • A reverse bite – when your upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth
  • An open bite – when your front teeth remain apart when your back teeth meet; the tongue is often still visible between the upper and lower front teeth.
  • Impacted teeth - in some patients, secondary teeth come through in the wrong position or do not erupt at all. Orthodontic treatment can help bring these teeth into the correct position.

    What is the ideal age for braces?

    The ideal age to have orthodontic treatment is around 12 or 13, while you're still growing. The opportunity for improvement in an adult is more limited and surgery is more likely to be needed.

    Treatment usually lasts from 18 months to two years, during which visits to Peachcroft Orthodontics are needed every four to six weeks.

    There are many different types of braces. Some are removable, which you take out to eat a meal or clean. At Peachcroft Orthodontics we offer Invisalign clear aligners and hidden braces for private treatments.

    Following completion of your course of treatment, you will be required to wear a retainer for a number of hours a day or at night, to ensure your teeth remain in their new position. Your dentist will advise you of how long you need to wear your retainer for on completion of your treatment.

        We can provide a choice from a full selection of treatment modalities ranging from habit breakers, space maintainers, removable, growth modification, fixed appliances, and aligner therapy can be discussed.

        We are also able to advise on costing, pros and cons of each option and a comparison of expected goals for each appropriate option.
        No dentist referral is necessary.

        Our plans & fees

        View our plans and fees to learn more about our Abingdon practice.

          Our treatments

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            Are you ready to book an orthodontic treatment?

            Please get in touch to request an appointment. We will be more than happy to discuss our options.

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