Dental Treatment and COVID-19

Following the announcement by the government on 28th May, we are incredibly pleased and excited to announce that we will be re-opening our practice soon!

At Dentalcare Group patient safety and comfort is of paramount importance, and we have spent the time during closure upgrading the clinic and introducing the following measures to keep our patients and staff SAFER than ever.

The clinic as you are aware has always been a very clean and safe environment. However, we have placed hand sanitisers at entry points, upgraded our PPE and redesigned the patient journey in line with social distancing.

We will be conducting pre-screening tests of patients which is likely to include taking your temperature on arrival.

We have had to cancel numerous appointments since the lockdown began 3 months ago and will initially be prioritising appointments for our existing patients who have had dental emergencies or appointments cancelled, in order of urgency. Please do not attend the clinic unless you have an appointment.

We thank you all for your patience during this difficult time and look forward to seeing you again soon!

We will be in touch as soon as we are ready to see you!

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.