This blog post is based on an article that was seen in The Guardian newspaper on 23rd February 2013 from the British Orthodontic Society. You can see the article as a PDF here.
ORTHODONTICS is an excellent way to achieve a healthy, happy smile but the British Orthodontic Society is growing increasingly concerned at reports of patients dissatisfied with the results of treatments used by some cosmetic dentists to straighten teeth. Many of these treatments are offered by dentists inexperienced in providing orthodontic treatment and claim to give a beautiful smile in six months or less – much faster than comprehensive treatment.
The majority of our members are fully qualified specialists who have carried out at least three years’ further training in orthodontics after becoming a qualified dentist. If you are considering having your own or your child’s teeth straightened, we would like to share the following advice to help ensure you get the best experience possible:
“Some dentists have had as little as three hours’ training in straightening procedures”
For more information, or help in finding an orthodontist, please visit the British Orthodontic Society website www.bos.org.uk