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What is the best age to start braces treatment?

Braces Treatment | Oldham | Manchester Orthodontics

As a child, you are usually encouraged by your dentist to start brace treatment free on the NHS so that your teeth can be straightened before your 18th birthday. After, you will have to pay for further dental and orthodontic work you have done. In this blog, we discuss what is the best age for you to start brace treatment. 

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How often should you see a Dentist or Orthodontist?


A dentist assesses, diagnoses and treats diseases and conditions in the mouth. They may also monitor the soft tissues of the face, checking for any abnormalities. 

An orthodontist is initially trained as a dentist but has then gone onto specialise in orthodontics. This is a further qualification carried out over 3 years.  An orthodontist, like those at Oldham Orthodontics, treat irregularities in relation to your teeth and jaw. The frequency of your appointments with your dentist or your orthodontist depends what you are attending for.


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