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Fixed Teeth Braces for Children in London

If you think your child is in need of braces and you’re looking for a top-quality child orthodontic specialist in London, you’ve come to the right place.
At Twoth, we provide a range of dental solutions for kids including fixed braces, clear braces, invisible braces and other teeth braces that can help improve your child’s smile quickly and efficiently.
Our orthodontists can advise you and your child on the best solution to fix any dental issues you may be experiencing.

Teeth braces for kids in London

At Twoth, we help kids by providing dental treatments to straighten teeth and correct any issues which can often get worse as children age.
Getting orthodontic treatment early can set your child up with the perfect smile for life. Our dental experts will be able to spot underlying issues in your child’s teeth and suggest a treatment plan that can increase the longevity and health of the teeth.

Fixed braces can be used to correct a number of common orthodontic issues,such as:

Crowded and crooked teeth


Crowded and crooked teeth can tend to get worse and continue moving over time, if you’re able to get orthodontic treatment early you can prevent any further movement and get all of your child’s teeth back where they’re supposed to be.
If you leave it too long, the crowding in the mouth can lead to plaque building up which can cause tooth decay and even an increased chance of gum disease

Gaps in teeth


Some children naturally have gaps in their teeth which can cause gum damage. This damage is caused because there are no teeth offering protection to the delicate gums.

Open bite


An open bite is when your upper and lower teeth slant outwards, so don’t meet when you bite. This is most commonly seen in children that suck their thumbs or use a pacifier, but it can also be caused by tongue thrusting or by a range of joint conditions.
When not treated, open bites can cause trouble eating, excessive wear to the back teeth and sometimes issues with speed

Deep bite


Deep bites are another example of misalignment in the upper and lower teeth, where the upper teeth overlap the bottom--this can also be called an overbite.
This can also be caused in the same way an overbite is, through thumb or pacifier sucking and tongue thrusting.
A deep bite can lead to a range of gum problems, excessive wear to the back teeth, and can also cause quite a lot of jaw pain for children.

Underbite


Opposite to the deep bite is the underbite, where the lower teeth come out further than the upper teeth do.
Underbites are often caused by habits like sucking your thumb, but can also just be down to the way that your child’s teeth grew--in either case, it can be easily solved with braces.
At Twoth, we like to correct underbites as soon as we can as, If left unresolved, this can often cause difficulty eating, problems speaking and jaw pain.

Crossbite


Crossbite is the term for teeth that don’t align together when the mouth is shut, this is normally caused by genetics and the way that the jaw grows.
The specialist orthodontists at Twoth can quickly correct crossbite in children using fixed braces, which prevents the chance of future pain, discomfort and movement.

Correcting jaw growth


Sometimes the jaw grows in a way that can make teeth crooked or misaligned, in these cases, it’s easy for us to correct using a range of specialist techniques.
At Twoth we can arrange the teeth into the correct position, eliminate any chance of future movement and also make way for any teeth that are yet to grow.

Fixed braces treatments


At Twoth, we are able to provide fixed braces treatments to children. These braces are made up of small square brackets, that are attached to each tooth and joined together with a wire. This wire is held in place with small coloured loops--which your child can select the colour of!
Most of our patients need to keep their braces on for between 18 to 24 months, as this gives ample time for the braces to gradually move your child’s teeth back into the correct position. During treatment, your child will be unable to take the braces off as they are stuck to their teeth. Only once treatment has ended will the braces be able to be removed--this is not something that you’ll be able to do yourself.
Braces can often make your child’s teeth feel sore and uncomfortable, but this is completely normal and it should only last a few days.
At Twoth we completely tailor our dental solutions to fit your child’s needs, here are some of the treatment options you can choose from:

Clear / Invisible braces


We understand that many children don’t like the way that braces look in their mouth, so we offer clear and invisible braces that are a lot less noticeable than metal braces and blend in with your natural teeth colour.
Although they are clear, there is still the chance that they may discolour over time so it’s important that your child knows that must take extra care ensuring their braces are kept clean during their treatment.
The clear braces that we offer at Twoth are normally more expensive than traditional metal braces, so it’s important to consider just how important aesthetics are to you and your child when choosing your fixed brace treatment.

Teeth braces for kids in London

Fixed braces are extremely effective at improving the appearance of your child’s smile. In just 2 years, your child will have a completely transformed smile that they won’t be able to stop showing off.
Take a look at some of our patients’ progress with our fixed braces solutions:

Kid’s braces FAQs
Why should my child get braces?
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Braces can be an expensive investment, so it’s natural to worry about whether they’re necessary. However, braces are not just needed to improve the aesthetics of your child’s smile, they can also prevent pain and discomfort.
If your child suffers from an open bite, deep bite, crossbite etc. if they don’t get the dental treatment they may suffer from earaches, headaches, jaw pain and even face and neck pain. These symptoms can also get worse as their teeth continue to grow and move around.
Braces typically only need to be worn for a certain period of time but are extremely effective at solving a whole host of dental problems. At Twoth we offer tailor-made treatments so that you can rest assured that we’re treating your child in the quickest and most effective manner.
Our expert orthodontists are specialists at correcting your child’s smile, so you’re in safe hands.
What is the best age to get braces for a child?
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The earlier you can get your child in braces, the better, as this can prevent any further movement of the teeth or discomfort. Most of the patients we see at Twoth are between 10 and 14 years old. There’s no specific age where it’s too early or too late, but we’ll be unable to treat your child if they haven’t had all of their permanent teeth come through yet.
However, there may be circumstances where we can treat your child earlier if necessary. If your child is negatively affected by their teeth; they have difficulty eating, they’re in a lot of pain and discomfort, or you notice a real problem with their mouth, then we can do our best to help as soon as we can.
Braces aren’t just for kids either, if you’re an adult that thinks they would benefit from getting braces fitted, you can visit our adult’s braces page to find out more about the services we offer.
How much do private braces cost UK children?
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At Twoth, we offer cost-effective and expert dental solutions for children in London. All of our services are carried out by specialist orthodontists in a friendly environment that will help to keep your child comfortable when visiting.
If you’d like to see our price list for kids braces solutions, you can visit our fee schedule.
Are braces painful?
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Braces are generally not very painful, although they can sometimes be a bit sore for the first few days after they are first fitted--after all they are slowly moving your teeth.
If your child is struggling with the pain of braces, it’s OK to give them some over the counter painkillers to ease the discomfort.
Braces also shouldn’t stop you from eating normally, but again in the first few days, your child might find it painful to chew on food that’s too crunchy--like biting into an apple.
How do I get braces fitted?
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Prepare for a bit of a wait at your first orthodontic appointment to get your child’s fixed braces as the initial application can usually take between 1-2 hours. This procedure shouldn’t hurt too much, but your child might find it uncomfortable when our orthodontists mould their jaw.
The orthodontist will start by cleaning and drying your child’s teeth, then applying adhesive glue that brackets will be attached to on each tooth. Wires will then be used to join all of the brackets up, and then everything will be secured in place using small plastic bands.
Once the braces are fitted, we also provide our patients with orthodontic wax which can be put over the brackets used to minimise rubbing, floss and interdental brushes to help properly clean your child’s braces.
How can I prepare my child for getting braces?
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Your child might be nervous about getting braces, after all, they are going to be in their mouth for quite a long time, so it’s best to prepare them beforehand.
Here are some things that you might want to consider to help your child before they get their braces fitted:
  • Involve them in the choice of what treatment is best for them
  • Talk them through what to expect when they get their braces, you could also show them online videos that go through the process
  • Stock up on soft, easy-to-eat foods as their teeth might be too sore to eat hard foods right after their braces have been fitted--things like pasta, soup, yoghurt or mashed potatoes are perfect
  • Get supplies like orthodontic wax to reduce the chance of them getting sores in their mouth from the brackets rubbing, it’s pretty cheap but makes a big difference
  • Have braces cleaning supplies on hand like mouthwash, interdental brushes and floss so that you can help them keep their braces clean
  • Focus on the benefits and help them to understand that the braces won’t last forever and after they’ll have a perfect smile
How successful are braces?
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Braces are very effective in correcting crooked and misaligned teeth to create a beautiful smile. These results often come after between 1 and 3 years of wearing braces and can be maintained by wearing a retainer after the braces have been removed.
The success of braces has a lot to do with the person wearing them, especially post-treatment. If your child doesn’t wear their retainers as directed, they risk losing all of the benefits and will end up seeing their teeth move back to how they were before.
There are also things that you should be aware of that could potentially damage the braces while your child is wearing them, so we always advise against the following during treatment:
  • Drinking sugary snacks and drinks between meals
  • Eating sticky, chewy or hard sweets
  • Drinking fizzy drinks
  • Cut up foods like apples, carrots and crusty bread before eating--if you bite straight into them they could break your braces
What if my child is refused NHS braces?
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It’s quite common for children to be refused NHS braces, this is often because an orthodontist doesn’t think their teeth are bad enough to warrant braces.
If this happens to you, you could always get a second opinion, or you can choose to get your child’s fixed braces applied through a private clinic, like Twoth. In the clinic, we deal with many patients that have been refused NHS dental treatment, and we’re able to provide tailored and highly effective solutions that work quickly.
If you think your child would benefit from braces but isn’t being provided treatment with the NHS, get in touch with us and we can come up with a great solution to get your child their perfect smile back.
Should I get clear metal braces or silver metal braces?
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The choice between clear and silver metal braces is a completely personal decision, and it mainly comes down to aesthetics. Some children prefer to have clear braces as they are less noticeable, but because they are only on for a few years, many just choose to go with silver braces. Choosing one type over the other will not increase the effectiveness of the dental treatment, or reduce the amount of time that it takes to correct the teeth. The only difference is the appearance and the cost--clear braces are slightly more expensive. Check out our fee guide to see the price differences between clear and silver metal braces.
Can I pay for children's braces on finance?
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