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Private braces for children.

A healthy smile for a happy child

Orthodontics isn’t just about improving your child’s smile. It’s about making sure their smile is healthy and free from potential problems. Braces for children are a great way to prevent the need for complex treatment in their teenage years.

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0% APR finance plans available



Treatment type

Fixed braces

What are the types of braces?

Here are some of the types of braces we work with at our private orthodontic practice:

Removable appliances: These appliances use wires and springs to gradually move teeth through gentle pressure. Commonly used by younger patients, they provide the convenience of removability for sport, music practise and brushing or flossing.

Functional appliances: These devices are ideal for younger patients to help improve their bite. They can ensure that the jaws grow properly, and provide facial symmetry and harmony.

Fixed appliances: These appliances use small brackets affixed to the teeth and linked together through orthodontic wires called archwires. Held together with small elastics, this system provides pressure to align the patient’s smile.

To progress through treatment with fixed braces, patients will come to our practice for regular adjustment appointments where their Specialist Orthodontist will place precise bends in their archwires to guide the teeth into the desired positions.

common questions about braces

Clarity Advanced
clear braces.

Same stunning results, more discreet option

Clarity Advanced clear braces combine the technology of today’s cutting-edge braces with a subtle look. These are extremely discreet fixed braces thanks to the ceramic brackets that blend in with the colour of your child’s teeth.

Invisalign® First.

Clear comfortable and removable

Invisalign® First uses a series of removable and comfortable Invisalign® clear aligners designed to make room for your child’s current and incoming teeth. These aligners are customised for an accurate and virtually invisible way to gently align your child’s smile.

Benefits of early orthodontic treatment.

Here are the benefits of bringing your child in early for treatment:

  • Orthodontic issues may be addressed early on, preventing the need for costly and lengthier treatments later on
  • You may prevent the need for braces in their teenage years
  • You can help them ease into their orthodontic journey gradually and comfortably
  • You can help them build healthy dental habits

Braces FAQs.

Do you see NHS patients?

At Aberdeen Orthodontics, we specialise in providing private orthodontic treatment plans tailored to your unique needs. We do not offer NHS treatment options currently. If you're interested in exploring our private treatment options or have any questions, please feel free to reach out. We're here to help you achieve a healthy and confident smile.

Why may my child need orthodontic braces?

Braces for children are most often used to straighten crooked, crowded or protruding teeth, close gaps between teeth, and correct the bite so the top and bottom teeth meet when the mouth is closed. Straight teeth, as well as looking better, mean that your child will be able to care for their teeth and gums more easily, helping to avoid issues from occurring later in life.

At what age should my child have braces?

There’s no set age for a child’s first orthodontist visit, but early checks can be a good idea to spot potential issues. Children often start to get dental problems when their first grown up teeth start to come through and this can be a good point to start early interceptive treatment if needed. 

Do braces hurt?

This is a concern for a lot of young people and the short answer for this is occasionally. Any slight discomfort that occurs after the initial fitting or subsequent tightening of the braces should wear off within a day or two. 

Will my child have to avoid certain foods while wearing braces?

We recommend trying to avoid foods with a lot of sugar content, as well as sticky or chewy foods that could potentially get stuck in the braces.

How long will my child need to wear their braces?

The amount of time spent in braces will vary, depending on the individual patient, because every smile responds differently to treatment. Your child’s orthodontist will be able to give you an estimate of the treatment length during their initial assessment.

How can I prepare my child for wearing braces?

Discuss the various treatment options with your child and talk through what they can expect before their braces are fitted. Focus on the benefits of the braces and listen to their concerns. Our friendly team here in Aberdeen will also take time to listen to their concerns and explain the treatment thoroughly.


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Unparalleled care with no waiting lists.

If the waiting lists for treatment on the NHS are simply too long, we’d love to help your child’s smile. With private treatment at Aberdeen Orthodontics you can choose the best possible solution for their smile from our range of leading-edge options.

Just sign your child up for an initial consultation with our team. If we think they could benefit from treatment, we’ll book them in for their first appointment at our practice and they can get started - the very same day. We even have flexible 0% APR finance options and no deposit, interest-bearing options to help!

Set your child’s smile up for stunning success.

Book a no-obligation consultation with our team to see which treatment option can help your child get a great head start in their smile journey.

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