WHAT is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention or correction of irregularities of the teeth. It can also help to look after the long-term health of the teeth, gums and jaw joints, by spreading the biting pressure over all the teeth.
Children under the age of 16 and adult patients with clinically necessary orthodontic requirements qualify for free metal braces on the NHS. For those who prefer the less obtrusive and low visual impact aesthetic alternatives, or who require orthodontics for cosmetic reasons, private treatment is recommended.