Orthodontics for Children

Specialist orthodontic care for children and adults in the heart of Trumpington, Cambridge

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Children's Teeth Straightening at
Autograph Dental Cambridge

Orthodontic treatment can be provided at any age but Orthodontists recommend starting the process while the child is still growing. By taking advantage of growth spurts, and specialised appliances, we can hope to move the teeth and jaw into a better alignment quicker and the results are likely to be more stable.

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Teeth braces for Children in Cambridge

Teeth braces for Children in Cambridge

If your child is not eligible for NHS treatment, or are fed up with long waiting lists, or wish to have a greater choice of treatment e.g. Invisalign Teen. Start your private treatment at Autograph Dental Cambridge we are able to offer treatment on a self-funded, private basis.


Common orthodontic issues

Common orthodontic issues

Interceptive treatment is performed on young, growing children in order to deal with issues such as misaligned jaw, severely overcrowded or protruding teeth or to correct harmful oral habits as early as possible. Delivered between the ages of 7 and 9, treatment typically lasts between 8 and 12 months. It often makes later treatment much less complicated.

The initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems. At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but careful examination can anticipate the most advantageous time to begin treatment. This early treatment is aimed at preventing or “intercepting” more serious problems.

Invisalign & Invisalign Teen

Unlike traditional orthodontics, there are no wires or brackets involved with Invisalign® teen. Simply slip the aligners onto the teeth and take them out to eat, drink and brush your teeth.

You will need to replace your new set of aligners every 4 -14 days. The aligners will gradually move your teeth into their final prescribed position.

Invisalign & Invisalign Teen
Fixed brace treatments

Fixed brace treatments

A fixed appliance is the most common type of orthodontic brace. Most patients require the use of fixed orthodontic appliances to straighten their teeth and achieve the best possible improvement of their smile.


Children's braces FAQs

Does the treatment hurt?

How long does treatment take?

Will I need time off school or work?

What is the Invisalign system?

What can I do if my brace rubs?

What can I do if the brace hurts?

Will treatment affect my speech?

I play a woodwind / brass instrument. Will it affect my playing?

If I need to have teeth removed, who will do this?

What if I play contact sports?

What happens at the end of active treatment?

Will I still need to go to my regular Dentist?

Will the brace damage my teeth?