The British Orthodontic Society and the Oral Health Foundation have teamed up to create a new patient website ‘SafeBrace’ to provide information and advice to patients thinking about getting their teeth straightened.

The website contains plenty of videos from orthodontists answering many of the common questions asked by patients. There is advice about the benefits of orthodontic treatment, understanding your options, and questions you need to consider before starting a course of treatment.

One of the areas causing most concerns to dentists and orthodontists at the moment is the direct to consumer orthodontic solutions provided by a number of companies. Their solution removes the important step of seeing an orthodontist for a consultation prior to treatment and the ongoing supervision of the treatment. Whilst straightening your teeth by this method might seem cheaper and more convenient, you should do your research and carefully consider whether you are willing to take the risk.

The ‘SafeBrace’ website provides information and advice about this topic and you should carefully consider the advice provided.

You can visit the website here