Patient information

At SmartDontics®, we want our patients to feel informed at every step of the patient journey. We’ve rounded up the answers to some commonly asked questions at our practice so you can feel confident in your treatment with us.

What is orthodontics?

What is the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist?

Do you offer payment plans for orthodontic treatment?

How long does orthodontic treatment take?

Do I still need to visit a dentist during orthodontic treatment?

Can I have a copy of my x-rays?

Do you use Dental Monitoring?

Does it hurt to have braces fitted?

Will my orthodontic treatment be carried out by a Specialist Orthodontist?

Am I too old for braces?

Do you have weekend appointments?

What age should my child see an orthodontist?

My child is at boarding school, is that a problem for orthodontic treatment?

How do I clean my teeth with fixed braces?

What should I do if a bracket comes off?

What will happen if I don’t wear my retainer?

What are clear aligners?

Is clear aligner treatment available on the NHS?

Are there alternatives to clear aligner treatment?

What are the risks of using an aligner?

Will I need to have teeth extracted?

How often do I have to wear clear aligners?

How often will I need to see my orthodontist during my treatment?

How do I clean my aligners?

Are aligners uncomfortable?

Will my speech be affected by orthodontic treatment?

Are clear aligners visible?

Still havequestions?

The team at SmartDontics® is happy to answer them! Contact us today on 020 8399 6333 or book a free consultation to ask us in person.

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8 Central Parade
St. Mark’s Hill
Surbiton Surrey
United Kingdom

020 8399 6333

1 minute from the train station

Car parking available outside the practice. Metered car parking available outside the practice, on Adelaide Road and in Waitrose nearby.

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