A Guide to Children’s Braces


Orthodontic treatment uses braces or aligners to gently reposition the teeth and braces are ideal for crowded or crossed teeth, gappy smiles and jaws that do not bite together correctly. 

Dental Perfection in Coventry and Kettering offers private orthodontic treatments for your child in a calm relaxed environment, with evening and Saturday appointments to fit around your busy schedule.  


Does my child need braces?

There are ways to tell if you think your child needs braces and this includes noticing teeth that are growing in at an angle, teeth that cross over one another, or gaps between their teeth that do not appear to be closing as your child grows.


When should my child see an orthodontist?

Changes to NHS orthodontics treatment means that there can be long waiting lists to see a specialist orthodontist and you may also require a referral from a dentist. If you have any concerns, please book a free orthodontic consultation at Dental Perfection to get advice from our dentists. We are happy to see our younger patients privately for orthodontics – where there is no waiting list for treatment. 


At What age can my child have braces?

We offer a range of orthodontic treatments for children and teenagers, as well as early intervention orthodontics for children as young as five years old. Each child is treated as an individual and please rest assured that we will avoid extracting any of their teeth wherever possible, instead we aim to take advantage of their natural growth. We carry out an in-depth assessment and focus on achieving a great smile, not just a functional bite.

You are welcome to choose from our full range of orthodontic and teeth straightening options, which include removable expanders, fixed braces or invisible aligners. We can guide you and help you choose what is best for your child.


How long does an orthodontic treatment last for?

Each child is different, so it is difficult to provide exact time frames, however, the average time for children’s orthodontic treatment is about 12 months.


What is the price for an orthodontic treatment? 

Again, the price will be determined for your child’s unique needs. Orthodontic treatment at Dental Perfection starts from £37.80 a week. We will provide an exact cost following their orthodontic assessment and offer interest free finance and low interest finance options to help spread the cost.


What is the difference between NHS and private orthodontic treatments?

Orthodontic treatment is available on the NHS however there are strict government criteria for this. Guidelines state that patients must be under 18 years old and braces can only be fitted for health, not cosmetic reasons. Young people with severe crowding, protruding or buried teeth may be eligible. 

The criteria is outlined in the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Needs (IOTN) which gives each patient a score as to the severity of their orthodontic problems. They must achieve a certain score to qualify for NHS treatment. 


The benefits of private orthodontics treatments:

  • No restrictions
  • No waiting list
  • A wider choice of braces
  • A greater choice of treatment times including evenings and Saturdays


Get started with your child’s orthodontic treatment!

Visit Dental Perfection in Kettering or Coventry or book a free orthodontic consultation to find out more!



All-on-4 Implants: The Modern Solution to Replacing Missing Teeth


“If you have lost all of your teeth, unsecured, traditional dentures are an option, which in many cases, have limited success”, says Kettering and Coventry implant dentist Pramod Sabharwal from Dental Perfection.

Some people find dentures painful, inconvenient and unstable at times. They can make chewing certain foods difficult and dentures that do not fit properly can cause embarrassment, especially in social situations.

Modern dentistry has another solution to replacing missing teeth – All-on-4 implants. Implant dentist Pramod Sabharwal has years of experience in using the All-on-4 technique at Dental Perfection, which has practices in Coventry and Kettering

Dental Perfection dental practice is proud to offer life changing advanced dentistry treatments and implant treatments to patients from across Coventry and Northamptonshire who have been unable to keep their teeth and who can’t tolerate dentures. 


Free initial dental implants consultation

If you would like to find out whether All-on-4 implants could be the right choice for you, please contact us for more information and to book your free consultation.


How do All-on-4 implants work?

The All-on-4 treatment concept replaces your missing teeth with a full dental bridge supported by only four dental implants. With fewer implants needed, overall treatment time is reduced. This solution also ensures greater stability in the bone, reducing the need for bone graft surgery to increase bone volume.

We can typically place temporary provisional teeth on the same day as your treatment. These provisional teeth look and feel much like natural teeth, allowing you to lead a normal life immediately after surgery. 

After a few weeks of healing time, Dr Sabharwal will place your final bridge. Your quality of life is improved and you can start enjoying your favourite foods again and socialising with greater confidence in your teeth.


The advantages of the All-on-4 implants technique

  • A cost-effective solution. With only four implants required for each jaw, the cost is lowered.
  • Faster treatment and healing time.  Your replacement teeth can be attached to your implants immediately after insertion – there’s no need to wait.
  • Flexible options. You can choose a fixed or removable denture that’s best for you and your lifestyle.
  • Scientifically proven. The special tilting of the implants has been used for more than a decade with favourable results and the All-on-4 technique is backed by good clinical outcomes from scientific studies.


How much do All-on-4 implants cost?

Everyone is different. As a result, the cost of the implant procedure and preparation of the tooth replacement will differ as well. For this reason, it is not possible to give an all-inclusive cost estimate – you are welcome to join us for a free implant consultation to find out more. Prices start from £37.80 a month.


How long do All on 4 implants last? 

With proper care and regular dental health examinations, your implants can last many years. Many patients have had implants for 15 years and longer. The likelihood of an implant still being fully functional after ten years is greater than 90%.


Other dental implants FAQs


What is an implant? 

Dental implants serve as artificial roots, firmly anchored into the jawbone, that support removable or fixed tooth replacements.


What material are implants made from? 

Dental implants are made of commercially-pure titanium – a material proven to be accepted by living tissue (biocompatible). Adverse reactions to titanium are extremely rare.


Is implant treatment unpleasant or even painful? 

No, implants are generally placed under local anaesthesia. Placing the implants involves minimal discomfort.