Braces at DHC Grantham in Lincolnshire
Transform your teeth whatever your age. Choose orthodontic treatment to help straighten your smile.
Gone are the days when the only people wearing braces were children. Nowadays people of all ages and backgrounds are choosing orthodontic treatment to straighten their smile. From fixed braces and tooth-coloured brackets, to clear aligners and appliances that fit to the back of the teeth making them virtually invisible, we have a variety of orthodontic treatments on offer for adults and children to suit all lifestyles, budgets and imperfections.
Orthodontics is the art of moving teeth and improving the harmony of your teeth and jaws. Treatment makes the best of your natural teeth and results are achieved with a variety of different braces.
If you are unhappy with the colour and shape of your teeth, you might like to consider veneers as a quick fix solution. Irregularities in the tooth can be improved and when veneers are used on groups of teeth, they can dramatically transform your smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to pay for orthodontic treatment?
Children under the age of 18 are entitled to orthodontic care on the NHS providing that their teeth fall in one of the Government’s assessment categories. Teeth are graded from 1 to 5, with 4 and 5 automatically being given NHS treatment. Grade 3 is a grey area with an additional weighting. Grades 1, 2 and some 3s are not available on the NHS from any provider and as such would only be available privately. A free NHS assessment will determine what grade your teeth are.
Am I too old for orthodontic treatment?
No! Most orthodontic treatment is started on children around the age of 12, however we are treating increasing numbers of adult patients - even those in their 60s. Adult orthodontics can be a treatment on its own or in combination with cosmetic treatments like veneers, crowns, bridges and implants.