Frequently asked questions

Starting orthodontic treatment is a big decision, and it’s only natural to have questions. We’ve tried to help by compiling answers to the questions we are most commonly asked by our patients at Signature Orthodontics.

What is orthodontics?

Why see a Specialist Orthodontist?

When should I see an orthodontist?

Am I too old for orthodontic treatment?

Can anyone be treated with braces?

Does orthodontic treatment hurt?

Can I eat normally while wearing braces?

Will braces affect my speech?

Do you offer Invisalign® clear aligners?

Do you offer payment plans?

Will I need to have teeth extracted?

How long will treatment take?

How often do I need to see the orthodontist?

Do I need to wear retainers?

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British Orthodontic Society

British academy of cosmetic dentistry

American association of Orthodpontists

British Dental Association

General Dental Council

Royal College of Surgeons of England

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

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  • Edgbaston Medical Quarter (opposite The Physician Pub)
  • Near City Centre and Five Ways
  • Free parking

Signature Orthodontics

38 Harborne Road, Birmingham, B15 3HE

0121 454 7011 Find us