Terms & conditions
Offers & vouchers:
Offers are available to anyone satisfying the medical requirements and over 18.
First come first served basis.
Unless stated otherwise, discounts cannot be used in conjunction with other offers.
Only one voucher per person per treatment can be used.
Voucher must be printed and presented at reception on payment.
Online Prizes and Competitions (facebook, twitter, mobile and email):
Valid monday to sunday, appointments subject to availability.
Valid for single arch, cannot be used for full mouth.
Valid for 2 calendar months from announcement of winner.
Cannot be gifted to another person.
Additional arch can be purchase for £400.
Must satisfy medical requirements and be over 16 years old.
Fixed braces are cemented onto the teeth and should only be removed by your dentist.
Due to the fact they remain in the mouth for the duration of treatment they must be cleaned on a regular basis by the wearer.
Treatment normally takes 4-9 months to complete, dependent on the severity of the initial problem.
Initial Discomfort/ Problems
Fixed appliances are designed to be as smooth as possible. However, in a mouth that is not used to them initial discomfort is not uncommon.
If the appliance rubs your mouth....
Wax is available from the dental practice. A small piece of this should be removed and rubbed between finger and thumb to soften it. It should then be applied to the part of the appliance which is rubbing. Your mouth usually adapts to the appliance after a day or two and the discomfort is usually temporary. After fitting, or after adjustment of the appliance, it is not unusual to experience a little discomfort.
In both cases the correct dose of an appropriate pain-killer is recommended. Always read the instructions on the packet and never take any medicines without first discussing with a parent or guardian.
If discomfort persists for more than a few days contact your orthodontist.
Cleaning Fixed Braces
Appliances should be cleaned by regular brushing around and between the brackets at least three times a day, especially after meals. Brush Next to the gums. Between the brackets. A fluoride mouth rinse is recommended on a regular basis.
Failure to keep the appliances clean can lead to progressive decay of permanent staining of the underlying teeth.
Sticky toffee, chewing gum, hard crusty bread, toast, pizza or any hard or excessively fibrous foods, should be avoided. Food such as apples should be cut up into small pieces before being chewed gently on the back teeth.
Fizzy drinks are also best avoided. These contain acids which can damage your teeth, especially if they are not kept meticlously clean around the appliance brackets. However, if you must, drink through a straw. This keeps the acids away from your teeth!
Following treatment you will need to wear a retainer. This is preferably a fixed wire retainer and removable plastic retainer.
Follow your dentists instructions carefully about how much to wear your retainers, or your teeth may move.
If you break your appliance this is likely to increase the length of treatment, in addition you will need an extra visit to have the appliance repaired.
Keep regular checks with your dentist.
Keep your brace clean.
Do not break your brace.
Keep your orthodontic appointments.
Avoid sticky sweets and fizzy drinks.
We recommend the use of an interspace brush in addition to your normal toothbrush The interspace brush can prevent the build-up of plaque and food particles in areas a normal toothbrush cannot reach. Particular attention should be paid to the areas between the gums and the brackets.
Royston Dental Practice
Unit W1 Rosemount Workspace
141 Charles Street
0141 552 8898
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