Treatments

We will give your child the best dentistry and attention; exactly as we would our own children.

Your child’s patient journey will start with a complimentary consultation with our Orthodontist and one of our experienced Treatment coordinators, who will be with your child throughout the course of their treatment. As guidance we have four treatments available but all children are individuals and, as such, we will devise a treatment plan that best suits your child.

Our nurses will teach your child how to look after their teeth and gums to keep them super healthy during treatment. Plus, they will receive a complimentary OMU “brace bag” full of orthodontic dental aides to help with their daily dental routine.

We will ensure that you are fully informed and will give you advice and treatment for your child that you can trust.

Invisalign Teen

A teeth-straightening solution for your active child.

Invisalign aligners offer a clear alternative to traditional braces. Instead of brackets and wires, they’re made of smooth, clear plastic that’s virtually invisible. They’re also removable, so your child can keep enjoying contact sports, playing wind instruments and eating their favourite foods.

The main difference between the two versions of aligners is that Invisalign Teen aligners have a blue dot wear indicator. This helps you and your teen keep track of the amount of time each set of aligners is worn.

Retainers are fitted at the end of orthodontic treatment after the braces are removed, to prevent the teeth from moving back to their original position. They can be either removable or fixed onto the teeth. The choice of retainer is affected by a number of different factors and your orthodontist will explain which retainer is best for you. Sometimes you will be recommended to wear more than one type of retainer to reduce the chances of the teeth moving back.

Removable Appliance Therapy

Removable orthodontic appliances can be used in younger children (6-7 years old) to improve your child’s teeth and alignment. Early treatment can often prevent the need for more complex orthodontic treatment when your child is older.

Certain conditions are easier to treat and correct whilst your child’s jaws are still growing, avoiding the need for more costly treatment when the child is older. This could save time and money in the long term.

Retainers are fitted at the end of orthodontic treatment after the braces are removed, to prevent the teeth from moving back to their original position. They can be either removable or fixed onto the teeth. The choice of retainer is affected by a number of different factors and your orthodontist will explain which retainer is best for you. Sometimes you will be recommended to wear more than one type of retainer to reduce the chances of the teeth moving back.

Functional Orthodontic Treatment

Functional removable appliances use the muscles of the face and jaws to improve the way that the teeth bite together. They are often used in patients who have very prominent teeth (known as an increased overjet) and with good patient co-operation they can produce dramatic improvements in the way that the teeth bite together. Functional appliances tend to work most effectively in growing patients so are not used in adult patients.

Retainers are fitted at the end of orthodontic treatment after the braces are removed, to prevent the teeth from moving back to their original position. They can be either removable or fixed onto the teeth. The choice of retainer is affected by a number of different factors and your orthodontist will explain which retainer is best for you. Sometimes you will be recommended to wear more than one type of retainer to reduce the chances of the teeth moving back.

Fixed Appliances

Fixed appliances are the most common type of orthodontic appliances in use today. They consist of small brackets that are attached onto the front surface of the teeth with a dental adhesive. The brackets are then connected with a thin wire which is often held in place with elastic (sometimes coloured) loops. There are various types of fixed appliance systems available ranging from metal brackets to clear (aesthetically pleasing) brackets. They enable the orthodontist to accurately move the teeth into the desired position. The orthodontist has more control over the position of the teeth with fixed appliances than can be achieved with removable appliances or removable aligners.

Retainers are fitted at the end of orthodontic treatment after the braces are removed, to prevent the teeth from moving back to their original position. They can be either removable or fixed onto the teeth. The choice of retainer is affected by a number of different factors and your orthodontist will explain which retainer is best for you. Sometimes you will be recommended to wear more than one type of retainer to reduce the chances of the teeth moving back.

Emergencies

Luckily, with Orthodontic treatment we don’t tend to have emergencies. However, at times the following can happen: a bracket can pop off, a bracket wire can cause discomfort or your mouth feels uncomfortable. Whatever the problem please do contact us so that we can advise you. We are ALWAYS here to help.

Don’t worry. We will never leave you in pain. Should you need to be seen before your next appointment we will sort out an appointment for you.

BUT DON’T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT

"I would 100 % recommend orthodontics to my friends. Ben and the team were so kind and reassuring throughout the whole process. My new smile has given me more of my identity. I love it. Thank you OMÜ."

Grace

"I was desperate to have braces. I just wanted straight teeth but now I know that it’s much more than that. I didn’t realise what an impact it would have on my confidence. I love my smile thanks to my Dad! "

Faith

"When I saw my new smile I instantly felt more confident. I was smiling more. I was smiling with my mouth open, with my teeth showing, instead of a slight grin. It has been a great change for me."

Toby

"I smile lots, especially in photos! My teeth are looking so lovely. Thank you Ben."

Talia

"I was really keen to have a brace as my teeth were rather ‘higgledy’ and I wanted to get them sorted for improve my confidence. Having braces changed me as a person. I didn’t want to stop smiling. I felt more confident to smile in photos, to laugh and not to keep my mouth shut. Everybody noticed and told me that my teeth look amazing."

Alice

"The reason I had braces was that when we went on holiday we would take lots of family photos. I never used to smile in them. It was something that I didn’t feel comfortable with. Now, after my braces I smile more. My friends noticed and asked if I’d had my teeth done. I’d definitely recommend OMÜ."

Leon

"Lots of people say they love my smile. I smile all the time! I’m so happy that I had “braces”. "

Coco

"Before I had my braces my smile was a 2! It was really bad. Now I’d say that my smile is a 10 – I really love my smile."

Amelie

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The Saddlery
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Twyford
Winchester
Hampshire
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