Treatment comparison

Windmill Orthodontics provides NHS and Private orthodontics across the North of England. We have practices in Carlisle, Penrith, Bedale, York, Gateshead and Newcastle upon Tyne.

Referral
Referral

Referral for NHS treatment must come from your dentist.

Must be under 18 years of age on day of assessment.

Referral from a dentist or self-referral.

No age restrictions.

Assessment
Assessment

Assessment paid for by NHS.

52 week average waiting time from referral to assessment.

Appointment usually takes 10-15 minutes.

£100 assessment fee (£50 to be paid in advance to secure the appointment).

2 - 3 week average waiting time from referral to assessment.

Appointment usually takes around 30 minutes and will involvecollection of photographs, study models of teethand x-rays if required.

Plan + Consent
Plan + Consent

Appointment usually takes 20 minutes to collect photographs and study models of teeth and x-rays if required.

As we will already have your records, this step is not required for private treatment.

Appliance Fit
Appliance Fit

Appointment usually takes 30 - 45 minutes but may vary depending on the type of appliance that is being fitted.

Brace Care Kit available to buy at reception.

Appointment usually takes 30 - 45 minutes but may vary depending on the type of appliance that is being fitted.

Brace Care Kit included in treatment cost.

During Treatment
During Treatment

We will usually see you every 8-10 weeks to check and adjust your appliance.

We will usually see you every 6 weeks to check and adjust your appliance.

Appliance Removal
Appliance Removal

Congratulations! Your treatment is complete!

This will usually be between 6 months and 2 years depending on individual circumstances.

Retention
Retention

One form of retainers available free of charge, either removable or fixed.

1 year of after care. If you break or lose your retainer, you will be charged the standard NHS fee which is currently £76.90 per retainer but increases on 1st April each year.

We will provide you with both fixed and removable retainers.

2 years of after care.