Braces for children

Give your child the best start in life with an early orthodontic consultation at Beam Orthodontics. We can guide their smile as they develop, and help them avoid extensive orthodontic treatment during adolescence or adulthood.

When should I bring my child for their first orthodontic consultation?

The British Orthodontics Society (BOS) recommends all children have an early consultation with an orthodontist between the ages of 7 and 11. This is a time when their jaws are still malleable, making it easier to assess potential issues and guide their teeth into position if need be.

We won’t necessarily recommend treatment start straight away but it does give us a chance to identify orthodontic issues and plan for them, thus saving you – and your child – time, money and potentially invasive orthodontic treatment in the long term.

Braces for children

Braces on the NHS

Some kids can be eligible for orthodontic treatment on the NHS if their teeth are bad enough such as severe crowding, buried and impacted teeth, or severely protruding teeth. The NHS regulations only allow treatment for dental health needs, not simply for cosmetic reasons.

The Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN) is used by the NHS to determine if a case is severe enough for funding. A long wait on an NHS waiting list for assessment can often still turn out to be too mild for NHS funding and end up seeking our help with Beam Essentials Private treatments.

To avoid disappointment and delay contact us now to book an assessment appointment and discover what we can do to fix your kid's orthodontic problems giving them an awesome, confident smile.

Braces for children

Beam Essentials

If you have been told the NHS will not fund orthodontic treatment for your child, our Essentials Range could transform your child’s smile at an affordable price. Our Essentials Range provides all the fundamental treatment choices available on the NHS. These include:

  • Fixed metal braces
  • Removable braces
  • Functional appliances.

Appointments can be made during our NHS hours - from Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 5:00pm.

Braces for children

Beam Essentials Plus

We also provide an Essentials Plus Range, which allows you to add extras to the Essential Range to suit your needs. These extras include:

  • Tooth-coloured brackets
  • Self-ligating fixed braces
  • Invisalign clear aligners
  • Convenient after-school appointments

You can learn more about the costs of our Essentials and Essentials Plus treatments on our Treatment Costs page.

Braces for children

Get private treatment for your child

Book an appointment with the team at Beam Orthodontics in Dundee today to find out how. Before enquiring, please note that this is a private, self-funded treatment and is not related to NHS funding.

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Braces for children

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