Orthodontic treatment for children and teens
At Wallasey Orthodontics, we offer a complete range of orthodontic treatment options to help bring out the best in your child’s smile.
As well as private treatment, we provide NHS orthodontic care to patients under 18 years old. To work out whether young people are eligible for NHS treatment with us, we’re required to refer to the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN) assessment tool. You can find out more about this tool from the British Orthodontic Society.
If your child doesn’t meet the criteria set by the IOTN, or they're interested in an aesthetic or low-visibility treatment option such as Invisalign®, we can treat them privately. We offer competitive finance and payment plans to help spread the cost of treatment over a number of months. To find out more, please book a free initial consultation and our team will be happy to help.
Invisalign® aligners could be a great choice for your child or teenager. This treatment option offers all the benefits of the custom-made, clear Invisalign® aligners – with extra added features made specifically with children in mind.
Invisalign® First (for younger children) and Invisalign® for teens work just the same as their adult counterpart – they are clear, removable aligners that fit over the upper and lower teeth like a thin mouthguard, that slowly straighten and move your children's teeth into position over time.
The custom designed aligner trays are designed to gradually expand the jawline of a growing child. By expanding the arch area over time, our skilled orthodontists at Wallasey Orthodontics can correct current issues, as well as help prevent more serious problems occurring in the future.
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Clear ceramic braces
If your child or teenager would prefer more discreet braces to be fitted, clear braces made out of tooth-coloured ceramic are a fantastic option to consider. They have the same treatment effectiveness as traditional metal braces but get rid of the metallic appearance that comes with that type of treatment option.
Clear ceramic braces blend in perfectly with your child’s teeth and when paired with tooth-coloured wire, they become almost invisible to the naked eye, making them a fantastic option for children and teenagers who would prefer to have a more visually-appealing set of braces fitted onto their teeth for treatment.
Traditional metal braces
Traditional metal braces are the most common method of orthodontic treatment for children and are the go-to option for NHS treatment. They can be used to treat a variety of issues with growing teeth such as overcrowding, gaps and misalignment.
Traditional metal braces are more visible than other options such as ceramic braces or Invisalign®, but they are much less expensive and a good option to consider for your child. Metal braces also allow for customisation with the inclusion of coloured elastics around individual brackets on their teeth, making the experience all the more fun for your child or teenager.
Wondering what type of treatment is right for your child?
Our qualified and experienced team are more than happy to discuss the best treatment option to fit your child's needs, lifestyle and budget.