Dental and Orthodontic Benefit Guide

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Dentists and orthodontists

Dentists play a key role in keeping your teeth and mouth healthy. Regular check-ups are the ticket to good dental health. 

During your yearly visit to your dentist, they'll be able to tell you whether there’s need for specialist attention.

Bad bites, for example, can sometimes require special attention to diagnose and treat.

General dentists may not be able to treat other facial and dental irregularities, so you may need to see an orthodontist.

An orthodontist specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of teeth and jaw alignment issues.

When special attention is needed

Dentists and orthodontists work together to fulfil all the needs of their patients. Orthodontic treatments improve physical features including:

  • Bad bites that can damage teeth and gums
  • Protruding or misaligned teeth
  • Gaps in your smile
  • Crooked and overcrowded teeth
  • Speech, breathing or chewing difficulties
  • Misaligned jaws. 

When it comes to orthodontic issues, it affects more than just your mouth.

These issues can have a direct impact on your self-confidence. It can happen at any stage in your life, not just when you’re a kid. 

If you’ve received a hit in the face while breaking up a fight on duty or any other force,

it’s likely that you will need to get a referral to any range of specialist dentist who will be able to identify any damage and give you the treatment you need. 

Fix the issue now before it gets worse. Early intervention is always best when it comes to your teeth, or any part of your body for that matter. 

We provide generous benefits for orthodontic services as part of our Gold Combined and Rolling Extras covers. Get in touch to find out more. 

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