Important Questions to Ask Before Starting Orthodontic Treatment
What will the final results be like?
Any dentist can undertake orthodontic treatment but here at Overleigh our Specialist Orthodontists have had an additional 3 years full time training. If you would like the best results we recommend you look for a provider that has the letters MOrth after their name.
Your Specialist Orthodontist will be able to give you a very good idea of your final smile and will explain the best treatment options available for you.
If you are suitable and choose Invisalign treatment you will see a 3D simulation of your treatment plan through to your final smile.
What will it cost?
We offer 0% finance over 12 months to help you spread the cost of treatment and interest bearing finance for up to 24 months, as we firmly believe that financial considerations shouldn’t be an obstacle to a beautiful smile. Please see our Fees page for further details. All our charges are all inclusive with no hidden fees.
How long will it take?
Your treatment plan and smile are individual to you. As specialist providers you can be confident you will be recommended the treatment that will give you the best results in the shortest possible time.
Will my teeth stay in position after treatment?
All treatment prices at Overleigh include removable or fixed retainers. Results will only remain stable with a patient’s full co-operation and if retainers are monitored and worn long term.
Will Orthodontic Treatment Be Painful? (from the British Orthodontic Society website)
- A degree of discomfort is likely to start with. You can expect some aching and tenderness in the gums as the teeth start to move, but this mostly wears off after a few days.
- Fitting the brace should not be painful. For a fixed appliance the brackets are simply glued to the faces of the teeth; metal bands may also need to be cemented round the back teeth. No anaesthetic is needed.
- As the biological processes get under way round the tooth roots to allow the teeth to move, you can expect some aching and the teeth will be tender to bite on. This usually settles down in a few days, although some patients do experience a degree of tenderness for a longer period. The amount of discomfort varies enormously from person to person. It may be helpful to take your normal painkillers for a day or two.
- Some further discomfort may be experienced when the brace is adjusted subsequently, but this depends very much on what adjustments have been made.