Who We Treat
how it works
When you have orthodontic Treatment it is for one or more reasons, namely: crowded teeth; crooked teeth; poorly aligned bite; appearance of your smile.
Nevertheless, the general outcome aimed for is the movement and re-alignment of your teeth.
That outcome will use an appliance – usually (but not always) brackets fixed to the teeth – which are joined with wires. The wires are “stretched” so they exert a pull on the teeth, through the bracket. The direction of the pull is decided by the Treatment Plan especially designed for you.
At each regular appointment the wires are checked and the “pull” changed, to continue the journey to the final outcome Braces on Video
Almost all adult Patients we talk to before they start Treatment tell us of years of hiding their smile, stifling a laugh or covering up at photos because they are not happy with the appearance of their teeth. We know that Orthodontic Treatment can make an enormous difference to you, your appearance and your confidence. We know that we can help make that difference. The most common feedback from our Patients once they have started Treatment is that they wished they had not waited so long! Contact us today. What are you waiting for?
Orthodontic Treatment for adults is an effective, proven and safe way to permanently straighten your teeth and align your bite. Our adult Patients (and some of our younger Patients) will always undertake Orthodontic Treatment privately. Private Orthodontic Treatment (in addition to the significant clinical and aesthetic benefits), also offers you with great choice. You can choose a range of different Treatment methods – including invisible techniques like Incognito or Invisalign. You can choose a payment plan that works best for you. You can choose when you start your Treatment. You can choose how you arrange your first consultation; through your dentist or via our website and you can even choose from a range of different appointment times during the week.
Your Clinician will discuss your Treatment options with you but also consider your Treatment wishes – what you want the outcome to be and how you want to go about achieving that…“We treat you as the individual you are”.
In seeking an Orthodontic assessment, adult Patients often feel they are being vain. Their perception is that they have minor issues that they have put up with for most of their lives so why bother trying to change it now? In actual fact, once we meet them and conduct an assessment we quickly discover many suffer from significant Orthodontic problems. A poorly aligned bite, irregularities of the jaw, severe crowding or spaces left from old dental work are common maladies.
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THE OXFORD PRACTICE – Is now a fully Private Practice
Our Contract to provide Orthodontic services under the NHS ended on 31 March 2023. This means we cannot take on any new NHS Patients, for assessment or Treatment. Instead, from 1 April 2023 we commenced a new ‘Wind Down’ Contract. This allows us to complete ALL NHS Treatment cases that commenced before this date.
Patients who had been assessed by our Practice but not commenced Treatment, should have been contacted by NHS England, advising them how to contact the new NHS Orthodontic Practice in Oxford.
We continue to offer Orthodontic Treatment on a Private basis. Parents who want their children and teenagers to avoid long waiting lists and have a range of different Treatment options can contact us to arrange an initial consultation. There is no cost for this assessment for children under 18 years. In this case your treating Clinician and our Treatment Coordinator will provide you with appropriate information on the choices you have.
Contact the Practice to day to arrange your child’s free Private Orthodontic assessment.
Our Contract to provide Orthodontic services under the NHS ended on 31 March 2023. The ceased providing any Orthodontic Treatment to NHS Patients from this date. There is no ‘Wind Down’ contract provision at this Practice. This Practice will close to all Patients on 30 June 2023.
Patients who had been assessed by our Practice but not commenced Treatment AND Patients already in Treatment, should have been contacted by NHS England, advising them how to contact the new NHS Orthodontic Practice in Thame.