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The stages of treatment
The first visit
After the first visit
Brace fitting
Adjusting the brace
Brace removal
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The stages of treatment

After the first visit

We will see you again and send you out a recall letter if it is too early to do anything.  Usually this is at 6 months, 1 year or 18 months after the first visit.

If you decide not to do braces we will not arrange to see you again but you can always contact us directly if you change your mind, or even if your teeth move and get worse.

If you decide on braces then sometimes you need teeth removing before the brace is put on.  At the first visit we will give you a letter that you should take to your dentist; your dentist will remove the teeth for you, if necessary.  We will attempt to correct your teeth with the removal of as few teeth as possible, often none, sometimes one or two, occasionally four.

If you do need teeth removing, we will book you an appointment here for the brace fitting and you should arrange with your dentist to have those teeth requested,  removed before you see us.  We do like to see you within 8 weeks of having the teeth removed, so if possible try to co-ordinate the appointments accordingly.  We are usually unable to fit the brace until the teeth have been removed (there are sometimes exceptions to this rule), so if you can't get an appointment with your dentist before the brace fitting, call us and we can move it to a later date.

If you don’t need any teeth removing then all you have to do is wait for the brace fitting appointment.  Currently, this is is around 12-18 months after your consultation or review appointment (for NHS patients and around 2 months for private patients). 

 Next Stage

When visiting the practice, please only do so if you have an appointment booked. Please do not attend if you are experiencing COVID symptoms. The front door will be locked, so when attending please press the buzzer to announce yourself for your appointment. Those in active treatment, please try, if at all possible, to attend alone. 

Site updated 20-07-2022