Plymouth Orthodontics welcomes patients of all ages
If you would like to ask us a question, join our practice as a new patient, or request a welcome pack, then simply contact our friendly team so that we are able to help
Have you always wanted straighter teeth?
Do you want to find and enhance your natural smile?
Would you like to boost your confidence and attractiveness?
Can you cut the cost of traditional cosmetic dental treatments?
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry concerned with the growth of the teeth, jaws and face. Orthodontic treatment is used to straighten teeth and to improve the harmony of your mouth and jaws. Orthodontists use fixed or removable braces to align teeth and to correct bite problems.
In the past orthodontic treatment was most commonly associated with children. And although treatment ideally starts at a young age, these days orthodontics can be successfully provided for adults, giving everyone the opportunity to make the most of their natural smile!
For adults, orthodontic treatment means that you can avoid extensive tooth trimming required for traditional cosmetic dental treatments, such as crowns or veneers. We can also work with your general dentist to provide the best result, e.g. braces can be used to move teeth to an ideal position before an implant or bridge is placed.
At Plymouth Orthodontics we can also offer the latest in aesthetic braces so that you can remain confident during your treatment. Your choices include conventional stainless steel braces, aesthetic braces using crystal clear sapphire brackets, or almost invisible clear aligner braces. We also offer totally invisible lingual braces.
Our wide choice of treatments means you can choose braces that suit your teeth, your budget and your lifestyle.
At Plymouth Orthodontics we offer both NHS and private orthodontic treatments for young people under 18 years of age. Under 18s can be referred by their general dentist for an NHS orthodontic assessment.
Since 2006, NHS orthodontic treatment can only be provided to children who meet certain criteria, which means:
not all children are eligible to receive a course of NHS orthodontic treatment
we can only provide NHS treatment for the more severe orthodontic problems
there is currently a waiting list for NHS orthodontic treatment
However, if your child does not qualify for NHS treatment or would like to fast-track and not wait for NHS treatment to start for whatever reason, private orthodontic treatment is available.
Private orthodontic treatment can offer:
- a choice of the latest aesthetic braces
- affordable interest-free payment plans
- a wider range of appointment times
fees & plans
At your first visit our orthodontist, Sanjay Kumar, will take time to examine you so that he can give you a clear explanation of what can be achieved. He will also take time to discuss available treatment options, helping you choose what suits you best. Before treatment starts, Sanjay will send you your individual treatment plan detailing, in writing, all the costs associated with your treatment and the payment options available to you, so that you will always know the full costs of your treatment upfront.
The cost of private consultations, such as your first visit, is £60.00. As a guide, orthodontic treatment for young people under the age of 18 starts at £1,350.00, and for adults over the age of 18 it starts at £2,600.00. All prices are subject to change.
As part of emergency treatment, replacement of lost or broken braces or retainers may incur an NHS fee.
WAYS TO PAY:
Interest free payment plans are available to those who wish to spread the cost of treatment. Plymouth Orthodontics accepts payment by credit card, debit card, cash and cheque.
You are welcome to refer a patient for consultation by letter
or by using this secure e-mail address:
Please include the following information in the referral:
- Referring dentist name in full
- Practice name
- Practice address
- Practice contact number
- Practice email address
- Patient name in full
- Date of birth
- Residential address
- Parent/guardian/carer detailsContact telephone number
- Reason for referral with relevant dental history
- Urgency of referral: eg if permanent canines not palpable at age 10.5 years, significantly increased overjet (IOTN 5a), ectopic teeth.
Please state if the referral is NHS or private
If you have any special needs or concerns about access to the practice, or suggestions about how we can improve our services, just contact us and we will be happy to help.
Find Plymouth Orthodontics Ltd at:
60 Lower Compton Road
tel: 01752 662554
fax: 01752 603222
Opening Hours (By Appointment Only):
Appointments are available as follows;
Saturday: 08:30-12:30 (currently subject to staff availability)
Parking & Buses:
There is usually free street parking close by. Bus stops may be found directly outside the practice and nearby on Mannamead Road.
We can now provide treatment in Tavistock
Find us at:
Lynbridge House Dental Practice,
26 West Street,
Opening Hours (By Appointment Only):
Tuesday: to be advised