Our emphasis is on treating the whole person. We are well aware of the positive psychological aspects of having a healthy and attractive mouth, and the influence it has on social and work prospects, and feelings of self-confidence.
Most people start with healthy, attractive mouths, but there are some children who are unfortunate enough to have badly positioned teeth. It is important to help them by referring to our orthodontic colleagues for fitting of braces.
Having started with attractive mouths, as disease and/or trauma take their toll appearance and function can deteriorate to the point where gaining employment and attracting partners can be affected.
Some may have early experiences of dentistry, or they pick up fears from parents, siblings, and friends, that influence their ability to attend at an early stage when simple steps can be taken. At some stage they give up hope and decide they will only attend when an emergency occurs, taking the easiest option to have teeth taken out. The current NHS system is well-suited to this group, and it is a fairly substantial group at that.
Our approach with such people is to give them hope that improvements can be made, and if they decide to change the direction their mouth is heading we help them every step of the way.
What we do
We make the experience of passing through the practice and treatment cycles as pleasant as possible, making sure you understand what we are suggesting, and what we suggest is based on what we know about you.