Your free braces consultation

Braces consultation

**While we’re temporarily closed, you can still enjoy a free virtual consultation with specialist orthodontist Dr Iain Hoeltschi. Click here to arrange your complimentary phone or video call.**

You can find out a lot about braces online, but nothing compares to a consultation with a specialist orthodontist.

Complimentary private consultations are available for all ages. Meet our friendly experts and ask us all your questions about orthodontic treatment.

Your consultation will last around 60 minutes, and it’s completely free. We do take a booking deposit of £49, but this is refunded in full when you attend your appointment.

What you can expect

You’ll receive a warm welcome when you arrive at our modern practice in Hove. Our receptionists will check you in and make sure that all the essential paperwork has been completed. We’ll send you a medical history and photo consent form to complete before your appointment if you can.

Dedicated treatment coordinator

Throughout your consultation, you’ll have your own knowledgeable treatment coordinator. They’ll be by your side during your appointment and your main point of contact.

If you’re feeling anxious, let them know. Your consultation will be relaxed and comfortable, but we’ll take things extra slowly if you’re nervous.

Photos of your teeth and smile

We’ll start by taking some photos of your teeth for our specialist orthodontist to review. These photos will form part of your orthodontic records and help us to review your progress during your treatment. It’s always great to see how far you’ve come when your braces are taken off.

Orthodontic assessment

Braces consultation

You’ll meet one of our two specialist orthodontists at your consultation: Dr Iain Hoeltschi or Dr Sarah Grieve. Both Iain and Sarah have completed full-time specialist training in orthodontics, and they have decades of experience.

During your assessment, your specialist orthodontist will gently examine your teeth and bite. They’ll be looking at the positions of your teeth and how they bite together. They’ll also make sure your teeth and gums are in tip-top condition and suitable for braces.

Once they’ve assessed your smile, your orthodontist will go through all your treatment options, which may include fixed braces, clear braces and Invisalign. You can also discuss complementary treatments such as home teeth whitening, and of course, retainers.

We’ve transformed thousands of smiles, so we can show you some examples, including cases just like yours. You’ll have plenty of time to ask us all your questions.

Fees and finance

Your treatment coordinator will take you through the costs of your different treatment options, and the various ways you can pay for your new smile.

We’ll give you a quote to take away, so you can take some time to consider all your options. If you think of any questions at home, don’t hesitate to contact us.

When you’re ready to start your treatment, your treatment coordinator will talk you through the next steps. Within a few weeks, you’ll be on your way to a straighter, confident smile.

NHS assessments

If you’re aged 17 or under, you’re eligible for a free assessment for NHS braces. To arrange an NHS consultation, you need to be referred to us by your dentist. You can contact us directly to arrange a private consultation. However, this won’t include an NHS evaluation.

To arrange a free orthodontic consultation, call 01273 203514 or fill out our contact form and we’ll be in touch.