Braces for children


Imagine growing up with beautiful teeth that make you want to smile and show them off. Now compare that with feeling too embarrassed to show your teeth because they are crooked or overcrowded, leading you to hide your smile behind your hands and avoid having your photograph taken.

Children who are proud of their appearance will grow up to be confident, self-assured adults. We have seen shy, timid youngsters blossom and come out of their shell after their brace treatment at Beam Specialist Orthodontic Practice. Their treatment can be truly transformational!

Braces on the NHS

We have an excellent relationship with dentists along the East coast of Scotland, who refer their patients to us for an NHS Orthodontic Assessment. The NHS no longer pays for all orthodontic treatment and due to changes in government funding only certain young people are eligible for braces on the NHS.

The guidelines specify that braces can only be fitted for dental health needs,not simply cosmetic reasons. Young people with severe crowding, protruding or buried teeth may be eligible. The Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN) is used to quantify the need in each case and establish the cases severe enough for NHS funding. There may also be a waiting list for NHS treatment.

If your child is not eligible for braces on the NHS don’t despair. Our Essentials Range offers an affordable way of contributing to your child’s future success.

Essentials Range Orthodontics at Beam

Our Essentials Range is an affordable orthodontic solution for under 18 year olds.

You may have been told that the NHS will not fund orthodontic treatment for your child. This is because the NHS will only pay for braces to correct the more severe orthodontic problems children face. If this is true for you, then our Essentials Range could provide just the solution, allowing your child to enjoy a perfect smile at a price that will make you happy too.

Essentials Range

Our Essentials Range provides all the fundamental NHS treatment choices, such as fixed braces with metal brackets or removable braces and functional appliances, with appointments during our NHS clinics, which take place from Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 3.45pm.

Essentials Extras

We also provide an Essentials Plus Range, which allows you to bolt on extras to the Essential Range to suit your needs, including:

  • tooth-coloured brackets
  • self-ligating fixed braces for straight teeth without extractions
  • invisible aligners that can be removed for eating, cleaning and brushing
  • convenient after-school appointments

Payment options

We offer a number of different payment options, including interest free finance, to help you budget and keep this treatment affordable. Please click here to find out more.

  • This could be from as little as £81 over 24 months*
  • 12 Months Interest Free option available

Orthodontic treatment: Essentials Range

Treatment with fixed braces (both arches) from £1,800*

Treatment using a removable brace from £350

Treatment using a functional brace
(Removable appliances for both arches) from £650

Treatment with Invisalign Teen from £3,000

* From as little as £81/month over 24 months