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Welcome to Basingstoke Orthodontics
Basingstoke Orthodontics at Basingstoke is dedicated to providing high quality and affordable dental care in a relaxed and caring environment. Supported by an efficient, highly focused and friendly dental team, we offer a range of orthodontic treatments for you and your family for you and your family.
Whether you it is you or your child coming for an orthodontic assessment, age is no barrier to achieving that perfect smile. We strongly recommend you are registered with a General Dental Practitioner and attend regular check ups - for a private consultation, we are happy to see you without a dentist referral but will communicate with your dentist as part of your care with us.
We can give you 10 straightforward reasons for choosing us:
In addition to providing quality dental care, we aim to make your visits to the Practice a relaxed and anxiety-free experience. Our goal is to ensure that our patients are treated as individuals, not as numbers. That is why our staff will do everything they can to make you feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible during your visit. We encourage new patients to have a detailed discussion with one of our Specialist Orthodontist.
Thank you for visiting our website, we look forward to welcoming you to our Practice in the near future.
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FAQ for patients undergoing orthodontic treatment during COVID-19 pandemic
How do I decide whether I need an emergency appointment to see my orthodontic clinician?
Patients can normally encounter various problems with their braces while undergoing orthodontic treatment. The majority of these issues are minor, will not compromise the progression of their treatment and can be addressed at your next appointment with your orthodontic clinician.
In the first instance, if you experience a problem with your brace you are advised to follow the instructions to manage breakages/irritation/ discomfort that were provided by their orthodontic clinician when you had your brace fitted. If however, you are experiencing pain and a high level of discomfort, we would advise you to contact the clinician, orthodontic/dental practice or hospital department that is providing your care for further advise.
Please note as of Monday 23rd March 2020, Public Health England has instructed the public to stay at home, except for very limited purposes. In these current circumstances, when you contact your orthodontic clinician you may be provided advice via telephone initially and informed of ways to manage your problems at home. Your clinician should be able to further advise you and inform you if it is appropriate, if it is necessary for you to be seen or travel and where you can access treatment to see a clinician to address your brace.
Alternatively, you can refer to British Orthodontic Society Fact Sheet relating to orthodontic emergencies and your orthodontic provider.
Can I have a telephone/video consultation with an orthodontic clinician?
Please note as of Monday 23rd March 2020, Public Health England has instructed the public to stay at home, except for very limited purposes. In these current circumstances the orthodontic/dental practice or hospital department that is providing your care may provide telephone or video consultations for you. We would advise you to contact your orthodontic treatment provider (practice or hospital department) to confirm whether you can arrange a telephone or video consultation. Orthodontic Hospital departments are making arrangements to contact patients under their care to provide them with details of how to arrange and access video consultations via online portals such as NHS Attend Anywhere. Alternatively, you can refer to British Orthodontic Society web page relating to virtual consultations for further information.
Will my treatment be orthodontic prolonged if I cannot see my orthodontic clinician?
The duration of each patientís orthodontic treatment can vary on an individual basis and depends on several factors including the appliance currently worn, the overall treatment plan, whether dental extractions have been carried out as part of the treatment and the stage of your treatment. Whether you are having fixed braces (metal or clear attachments, lingual braces), removable appliances or aligner treatment, the duration of your treatment may be extended if you are unable to see your orthodontic clinician on a regular basis. In these current circumstances, we advise patients to expect their orthodontic treatment to be prolonged. However, to minimise any potential increase in the duration of your orthodontic treatment, we would recommend you follow the instructions provided by your orthodontic clinician relating to the care and maintenance of your orthodontic brace. Please refer to the British Orthodontic Society Patient Information leaflets for further advice relating to the care of your braces
How do I look after my braces in the meantime, if I cannot see my orthodontic clinician?
To reduce the need for emergency appointments and a potential increase in the duration of your treatment, it is very important that you look after your braces in terms of maintaining a high standard of oral hygiene and avoiding breakages.
"We aim to build up a feeling of trust. Our team of professional, highly educated, compassionate and committed employees aim to improve patient health, appearance and self-confidence. We will do our utmost, to ensure you feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible during your visit."
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is a government body that ensures healthcare service providers are meeting the necessary standards of compliance and safety that all patients should expect to receive. They also seek to validate that service providers are meeting essential training requirements for their teams. In accordance with current legislation we are registered with the Care Quality Commission and work tirelessly to achieve full compliance to ensure your care, safety and protection.
The CQC inspect services on a regular basis and complete detailed reports on their findings. To read our inspection reports please click here