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Dental Braces

Achieve your dream smile with dental braces from Bhandal Dental Practice, with a wide range of options available.

Orthodontic braces help to gradually move your teeth into the correct alignment. Dental braces are available for free on the NHS for those under 18s that meet the requirements.

Dental braces help to straighten the teeth using brackets and wires. Generally, you will need to wear the brace for in-between six months and two years to complete the treatment. During this time you will be monitored closely, and we will make appropriate adjustments to your brace to ensure the desired finish. Caring for your teeth during this time is essential, so we’ll give you advice and support to make sure you can brush your teeth and protect your braces correctly.

We offer free treatment on the NHS for those under 18s who fit the criteria. We will monitor your teen’s teeth to determine if they need orthodontic treatment and will advise on the necessary steps to secure this treatment. Children and teens that do not meet the requirements for free NHS treatment are welcome to explore private child orthodontic treatment with us.

The process of an NHS referral

High demand for NHS braces means that there may be a long waiting time for treatment. If your child’s dentist determines that treatment is necessary, they will refer you to an orthodontist. At Bhandal Dentistry, we are able to handle the entire process, so you won’t have to be referred to another dental practice. If you think your child might need braces, book a routine checkup to learn more.

Which cases are suitable for NHS orthodontic treatment

In order to qualify for free NHS treatment, your child’s teeth will be assessed on the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN) scale. Treatment is typically offered for grade 4 and grade 5 cases and may be offered for grade 3 cases if your dentist believes it would be beneficial. Treatment may also be available if the appearance of the teeth, jaw or face is of concern.

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Orthodontics

Smile with confidence again with teeth straightening for children, teens and adults.

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Invisalign

An innovative treatment plan that straightens teeth without the need for fixed metal braces.

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Patient questions

Children’s teeth grow at different speeds and when teeth are still being lost there is a degree of movement to be expected. Teeth will settle and move as new teeth continue to come in.

If your child does need orthodontic treatment, braces are usually fitted when most of the adult teeth have come through at around 12 years old. The braces usually stay in place for 18 months to two years.

You may have to wait a long time to start treatment. The typical waiting time is currently between 6 months and 2 years. If you are keen for your child to start treatment right away, we can explore private orthodontic treatment.

No, only fixed metal aligners are available with NHS treatment. If you are interested in skipping the waiting lists and exploring invisible aligner options for your teen, we also offer private children’s orthodontics.

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treatments

We offer a wide range of preventative, restorative and cosmetic treatments to help keep your smile healthy and beautiful. Learn more about individual treatment options or book a consultation to find out how we can help.

Dental Check-ups

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Dental Hygiene

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Single Visit Crowns

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Gum Treatments

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Extractions

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Children's Orthodontics

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Root Canal

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Sedation

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Children

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NHS Patients

NHS patients are welcome at all of our practices in the Coventry area.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Highest quality cosmetic work that will suit your individual requirements.

General dentistry

Bhandal Dental Practices are perfect for both your private and NHS treatments

How to find us

Bhandal Dental Practice

298a‑c Foleshill Road
Coventry 
CV6 5AH

024 7668 6690
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