Orthodontics FAQs

FAQs

Got a question about orthodontics?
We’ve got the answers.

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a specialist branch of dentistry that focuses on the development and management of irregularities and abnormalities affecting the teeth, jaws and face. You can find out more about orthodontics and its benefits on our About Orthodontics page.

 

What qualifications
does an orthodontist
have?

An orthodontist has a five-year undergraduate degree in dentistry, followed by a three-year master’s degree in the specialist field of orthodontics.

 

What is the difference
between an orthodontist
and a dentist
?

In addition to the difference in qualifications, a dentist concentrates on maintaining the overall health of your teeth, whereas an orthodontist concentrates on correcting irregularities and abnormalities affecting both the teeth and jaws.

 

Does orthodontic
treatment
hurt?

No, orthodontic treatment doesn’t hurt. Patients do experience mild discomfort at certain times during their treatment, but this can be treated with over-the-counter pain relief.

 

How much does
orthodontic treatment
cost?

Every patient has their own set of teeth which requires different treatment. This means treatment costs vary, but we will give you a comprehensive quote for treatment at your free consultation. You can also see our fees on our cost and finance page.

 

Do you offer help
with finance?

Yes, we have finance options available to help you cover the cost of treatment. We will be happy to discuss this further with you at your free consultation.

 

Will braces interfere
with my lifestyle?

No, these days there are so many options for orthodontic appliances that it is highly unlikely treatment will affect your lifestyle. At Neo Orthodontics we have discreet treatment options, such as clear braces, as well as Invisalign aligners which you can remove during treatment.

 

How effective is
Invisalign?

Very! In fact, at Neo Orthodontics, Invisalign is one of our most preferred treatment options, both by us as specialist orthodontists and by our patients. It gets great results but people don’t realise you’re having treatment because the aligners are virtually invisible.

 

Do you treat adult
patients?

Absolutely! We have just as many adult patients, if not more, as we do children and teenagers. With the significant advances that have occurred in the orthodontic industry, treatment is suitable – and effective - for patients of all ages.

 

Do you offer NHS
treatment
?

Yes we do, but patients must qualify under the IOTN and we currently have a waiting list for NHS treatment. You can find out more on our NHS treatment page.