When it comes to your teeth, you don’t want to have to wait, which is why more people are turning to private orthodontists for orthodontic treatments to give them something to smile about.
It’s been well-reported in the news that more people in the UK are struggling to get access to a dentist, let alone specialist dentistry such as orthodontics. And the BBC report that the threat to specialist dental work is continuing according to a survey of primary care trusts. Specialist dental treatments are simply not being funded in some areas of the UK; more people are turning to private orthodontists for orthodontic treatments.
Orthodontics – Specialist Dental Treatment
Orthodontics is a specialist field of dentistry that deals with major problems that need dedicated treatments. And for those struggling with misaligned teeth, an over-crowded mouth or uncomfortable bite, having to wait indefinitely for treatment is simply not an option. Many people who have decided it’s time to take action, don’t want to be put on waiting lists or to have to spend time and energy trying to locate orthodontists for orthodontic treatment. Half of those questioned in the survey of primary care trusts said they had problems funding orthodontics, and that the shortage or orthodontics was causing patients ‘unnecessary pain’. It’s no wonder that those patients who can afford to go private aren’t waiting to get their perfect smile.
Orthodontics Needn’t be a Pain
The survey showed a wide variation in dental services and orthodontics across the UK; younger dentists are performing less NHS work than ever. Orthodontics is the treatment of biting problems, irregular teeth or disproportionate jaw problems, and for many patients undergoing orthodontics is a big enough commitment itself – having to struggle to get the treatment in the first place is leaving many people facing delays. Patients are being excluded from dedicated dental care and orthodontics, opting for private treatment is an attractive alternative for those that can afford private orthodontics.
Orthodontics – Specialist Treatments
Not all areas in the UK have the same preventative dentistry care or access to NHS orthodontics or specialist treatments. The existing system has also been criticised by the General Practice Dental Committee that says the system focuses ‘on targets, not patients’. When it comes to undergoing major orthodontics, it’s no wonder private dental care that offers dedicated customer service and appointments when you want them offers a much more painless solution for patients.
Speak to the Harley Street Dental Studio
At the Harley Street Dental Studio in Central London, renowned dentist Dr Mark Hughes and his team of highly trained clinicians offer outstanding care and attention to their patients. Favoured by celebrities of the sporting and entertainment worlds, the clinic offers treatments including dental veneers, tooth whitening, porcelain crowns, amalgam-free fillings and clear braces It offers the very latest dental products such as Enlighten™, MACVENEERS™, Invisalign@, DaVinci Veneers™, and ZOOM!@ Whitening. With luxurious surroundings and a technically advanced clinic, the Harley Street Dental Studio will help reinvent and rejuvenate your smile with style. To discuss your dental needs or make an appointment, contact the studio on 020 7636 5981 or fill out the online contact form.
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