Dental Treatment and COVID-19

Dear Patients,

On 25th March 2020 Sara Hurley (Chief Dental Officer England) and Matt Neligan (Director of Primary Care and System transformation) released their latest statement on the rapidly developing COVID-19 pandemic.

We would like to update you on how this will affect our service provision at Dentalcare Group. The guidance is clear that all routine, non-urgent dental care, including orthodontic treatments must be deferred until advised otherwise. We are still here to support you and your dental needs through this unprecedented time.

We want to take this opportunity to reassure all our patients that we take the spread of the COVID-19 in the UK very seriously. The health and safety of our patients, staff and visitors to our dental practice is our main priority.

Here at Dentalcare Group we will be providing all our patients with a remote service during normal working hours. Our dentists will perform telephone triaging for: advice; analgesia; and antimicrobials (if appropriate) . We will not be able to see you at the practice.

If it is not possible to manage your symptoms remotely, you will have to be referred to a Local Urgent Dental Care Centre. Details of these are currently being established in our area and we will update you as soon as we have further information.

We will use our best professional judgement in the triaging process and work collaboratively with our Local Urgent Care system, possibly volunteering our expertise where necessary to help meet the demands imposed on this new emergency service.

Please click below for our regular updates:

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You can also check the following websites for further advice:

www.gov.uk/coronavirus

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

We would like to thank you for your support and cooperation in the interest of our patient’s health and safety. We will closely monitor this situation and will update all patients accordingly.

Stay safe.
Kind Regards,
Dentalcare Group Team

Children’s Braces

at Dentalcare Trowbridge

Dentalcare Trowbridge accept children's orthodontic referrals

Once children start getting their adult teeth, we monitor how the teeth are coming through and whether there are any issues with crowding, crookedness or with their bite.

Orthodontic treatment for children can begin at any age but tends to be about 12 years old, once enough of the adult teeth are through. At Dentalcare Trowbridge, we will only see children for orthodontic treatment if they have been sent to us on a referral basis from their dentist.

Book an appointment for your child at Dentalcare Trowbridge

NHS braces for children in Trowbridge

NHS brace treatment is free for people under the age of 18 as long as your child shows a clear need for orthodontic treatment. There is a high and growing demand for braces for children so the waiting list can be long.

NHS dental braces for children usually take the form of the standard fixed braces. Your child may need to have teeth removed as part of the treatment and they may need to wear headgear at night. Treatment times vary according to the complexity of the case, but usually take between 12 and 24 months.

Clear, removable braces are considered to be a cosmetic form of orthodontic treatment which are not available on the NHS but can be paid for privately.

If your child doesn’t qualify for NHS treatment or if you don’t want to wait for treatment, you can choose to pay for your child to have dental braces privately.

How children’s orthodontic treatment can help 

Orthodontic treatment for children mostly takes the form of dental braces and these can be used to:

  • Straighten crooked teeth
  • Correct and space out crowded teeth
  • Correct bite issues so that your child bites together evenly on their front and back teeth
  • Corrects protruding teeth
  • Close gaps in the teeth

Orthodontics can also be used to help with problems to the jaw and in some cases cleft lip palate.