Children’s Braces

Eliminate the need for orthodontic treatment in adulthood for your child with children's braces

  • Highly effective treatment for minor to the most severe cases

  • 0% finance makes treatment affordable for all

  • Weekend and evening appointments available

  • Over 10,000 patients treated

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Getting braces for your child is simple

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Consultation with a
highly experienced children’s orthodontist

A consultation will take place to discuss treatment options for you child.
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an appointment

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A brace which matches your child’s needs is fitted

A brace specifically chosen for your child’s teeth will be comfortably fitted by one of our clinicians.

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Treatment takes place to transform your child’s smile

We will be there through every step of treatment to ensure your child gets fantastic results.

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post-treatment care

Once the treatment is completed, we’ll provide your child with custom-made retainers

The best time to receive orthodontic treatment is as a child

Although it is possible to straighten your teeth at any age, the best time to receive orthodontic treatment is as a child. Potential problems can be corrected at the earliest stage with braces for children, which has been proven to be beneficial in achieving the desired result, and you can avoid having to wear braces further down the line!

Early, interceptive orthodontic treatment can be performed on children from 7 years old, and typically lasts between 8-12 months. It can be used to correct problems such as overbites, underbites, crowding and protruding teeth at an early stage, which can make later treatment much less complicated, or even make it possible to avoid it all together.

As recommended by the American Association of Orthodontists, Hampstead Orthodontic Practice advise that children attend their first orthodontic screening from age 7. During your child’s initial consultation, we can then evaluate front-to-back and side-to-side tooth relationships to detect any possible overbite, underbite, or overcrowding issues. It may be that immediate treatment, or any treatment for that matter, is not necessary. However, if treatment is needed, we can then establish a personalised orthodontic treatment plan for your child, which may include fixed or removable braces.

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Benefits of Children’s Braces

  • Creates room for crowded teeth, and preserves space for any unerupted teeth

  • Creates facial symmetry by influencing jaw growth

  • Corrects issues such as an overbite or underbite before they become more serious

  • Reduces the need for tooth removal

  • Reduces the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth

  • Possible to avoid braces during teenage and adult years

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Why choose us

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Happy Patients

We’ve treated over 10,000 patients who consistently report being highly satisfied with their results.

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Flexible appointments

We offer appointment times to suit you, with evening and weekend appointments.

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Affordable for all

0% finance plans available, making orthodontic treatment affordable for everyone.

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Leading orthodontists

We are proud to have highly qualified and experienced orthodontists and clinicians in-house.

Types of Children’s Braces and Orthodontic Treatments

There are multiple orthodontic options available to children, including braces, removeable appliances and early intervention treatment. Below are our three most popular options.

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Make sure your child’s smile is on the right track with Invisalign’s clear and removable aligners.

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Damon Clear

Achieve straight and flawless smiles with the highly effective Damon Clear braces for children.

Learn more about Damon Clear

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Inspire! Ice Clear Braces

Get the most discreet children’s braces available with the virtually invisible Inspire! Ice Clear braces.

Learn more about Inspire! Ice Clear Braces

Types of Children’s Braces and Orthodontic Treatments

At what age should my child see an orthodontist?

According to the NHS the best time for children to see the orthodontist for braces is 12-13. At this age a child’s mouth and jaws are still growing so it may be necessary earlier or later in their development. Braces can be a faster treatment when worn as a child.

How long does orthodontic treatment with children's braces take?

The duration of treatment varies depending on the complexity of the case and the type of braces used. Treatment can range from 6 months to 2 years or longer.

How often will my child need to visit the orthodontist?

Your child will typically have appointments every 4 to 8 weeks to monitor their progress and adjust their braces.

Can my child still play sports with braces?

Yes, your child can still play sports with braces, but we recommended that they wear a mouthguard to protect their teeth and braces.

What should my child avoid eating with braces?

It is best to avoid hard, sticky or chewy foods that can damage the braces. We will provide a comprehensive list of foods that are best to avoid when wearing braces.


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Ready to improve your smile?

Send us a message below and one of our orthodontists will be in touch shortly. You can also call us now on 020 3733 4187.

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