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Children’s Orthodontics

Ringwood Dental provides Orthopaedic & Orthodontic services to patients under 18, to help parents ensure the best dental health for their children from a young age.

Dr Patricia Webley is our in-house Orthodontic Specialist; with over 20 years of experience as an Orthodontic Specialist, and a particular passion for early interceptive treatment, Patricia is much loved by patients and parents alike for her informed, thorough and caring approach to Children’s Orthodontics. Her practice is exclusively limited to orthodontic & orthopaedic treatment with patients under 18.


Early interceptive treatment is preventative orthodontic treatment that takes place before all of your child’s permanent teeth have erupted. Typically this is recommended for children between the ages of 6-11 years old. By starting early we are able to utilise the child’s growth and reduce the likelihood of more severe issues developing that could result in extensive/complex treatment that may result in surgery.

Early interceptive treatment helps us to develop your child’s jaws, making room for the erupting permanent teeth and improving the relationship of their upper and lower jaws.


Traditional fixed braces, often known as ‘train tracks’, can be utilised by our team once your child’s adult teeth have come through. Treatment consists of metal brackets cemented to the front of the teeth, with wires threaded through each bracket. We can provide ceramic or clear braces to patients who are keen for a more subtle appearance.

This classic orthodontic treatment can, with appropriate aftercare and correct retention advice adhered to, ensure your child’s straight smile for a lifetime!

Orthodontic FAQs


I'm concerned about my childs teeth. Where do I begin?

Our Orthodontic Consultations are totally free for any and all patients interested in private treatment with our Orthodontic Specialist Dr Patricia Webley, for under 18s, or our Clinical Director Dr Hardip Dhatt, for over 18s. In your appointment we will discuss your needs and expectations from treatment.

Our Orthodontic team will outline all the options available to you, covering all aspects such as anticipated length of treatment, the costs involved etc.

We also currently offer Free 3D Smile Simulations via our iTero Scanner, so we can show you the projected results of treatment before you decide whether to proceed.

How long will treatment last?

It’s frustrating to read and say, but this really does depend on what we are looking to treat. However, based on the 1000s of patients we have previously treated, it’s safe to say the average treatment time for early interceptive orthopaedic treatment with 5 to 11 year olds is typically 18 – 24 months, while fixed brace orthodontic treatment for teenagers can be 12 – 18 months.

Can my child receive orthodontic treatment on the NHS?

Very few orthodontic options are available on the NHS unfortunately; childrens orthodontic waiting lists have been reported to be as extensive as 2 to 3 years even prior to Covid-19, while orthopaedic treatment is rarely even considered under the NHS.

However, do bear in mind that we have a range of financial options available to help spread the cost of treatment; we aim to make priority dental work affordable to everyone!


How much do braces cost?

As you can imagine, a wide variety of factors are involved in the cost of orthodontic/orthopaedic treatment however our price for orthopaedic treatment tends to be approx £3900 (this will all be discussed in your appointment of course).

This price is inclusive of all fixed appliances and routine appointments, so there are no hidden costs. The main exception to this are lost or broken appliances (so make sure you don’t leave them out on the side for the dog to steal!)

If further orthodontic treatment is required post-orthopaedic treatment, then this will be quoted seperately. 

What about other Cosmetic Dental treatment?

Alongside traditional orthodontic treatments for children and teenagers, we offer a full range of Cosmetic Dental options for adults, start from as little as £500 (for minor cosmetic bonding), with fixed braces starting from £1500. We also offer Teeth Whitening from just £300!

Do You Offer 0% Interest Finance Plans?

It would be silly of us to write that question if we didn’t! YES, we offer 0% Interest Finance Plans on all Private Treatments over £500! You can opt for a 6, 9 or 12 Month Plan. 

At your free consultation, you’ll be given the option of speaking to one of our excellent Treatment Co-Ordinators after your childs proposed treatment plan has been put together, who will go through the 0% Finance Plan with you, and work out the monthly cost should you proceed with treatment.

What about Long Term Finance Plans?

Unsuprisingly, we do indeed offer long term finance plans! If you want to spread the cost of your childs treatment over more than 12 Months, we offer Low Interest 9.9%APR Finance Plans that can be spread over up to 5 years!

We have Treatment Co-Ordinators on hand after your initial consultation, who you are welcome to sit down with to discuss the finance options available to you, and work out the monthly repayments should you choose to proceed.

Meet Our Orthodontic Team!

Dr Patricia Webley

Dr Patricia Webley

Orthodontic Specialist

GDC Number: 54240

Patricia qualified from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1980 and spent the next ten years working as a general dentist, first in Bristol, and later in Devon where she established her own practice.

After emigrating to Germany in 1989, she developed an interest in orthodontics. This gradually became the mainstay of the practice. Her particular interest is in early interceptive treatment. She has had many years experience of treating children from around the age of 6.

Patricia was accepted onto the specialist register of orthodontics in 2001.

She returned to the UK.in 2004 and worked in a specialist orthodontic practice in Nottingham. She then set up her own practice in Southampton, employing other colleagues, allowing her to offer a full range of general and specialist treatments.

After selling her practice in 2015, she then worked as a consultant for a specialist laboratory, advising general dentists who were interested in offering orthodontic treatment, and supporting visiting lecturers. She has now been tempted back into practice and is happy to be working in Ringwood.

Patricia has two grown up daughters and three grandchildren, who are looking forward to having rainbows and unicorns on their braces when the time comes for treatment.

Patricia is a recognised trainer for the Diploma of Orthodontic Therapy.

Dr Hardip Dhatt

Dr Hardip Dhatt

Principal Dentist

GDC Number: 82909

After graduating from St. Barts and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2003, Hardip spent most of his clinical time in private general practice. His practice is limited to advanced orthodontics, and cosmetic dentistry.

Hardip is the Owner and Cosmetic Dental Lead of Dental Centre Bournemouth as well as the Clinical Director of our nearby sister site, Ringwood Dental,

Having studied extensively Hardip has developed a broad range of general dental and cosmetic dental skills.

Hardip is:
Invisalign Certified, and we are a Diamon Certified Practice
6 Months Smile Certified
Damon Insignia Certified
Incognito certified
Bracket SAR certified
Completed Dr Derek Mahony’s first-ever UK 3-year Mini Residency programme
Completed the Michael Wise year long restorative excellence course
A Member of the International Association for Orthodontics (IAO)
A Member of the BDA Good Practice scheme.
A Member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Hardip spends most of his free time at home with his wife and 2 childrean, Sian and Zail.

He likes keeping fit, playing Sunday league football, golf, and booking himself onto courses all over the world to keep up to date with the latest developments in dentistry.

Kelsey Moore

Kelsey Moore

Orthodontic Nurse

Nikki Baker

Nikki Baker

Treatment Coordinator & Manager


Why Choose Ringwood Dental?

Orthodontics & Orthopaedics

We aim to provide your child with the most exceptional dental health from the earliest age, offering early interceptive treatment alongside fixed braces for teens.

Free Consultation & Assessment

Come and see Dr Webley, our Orthodontic Specialist, who will assess your childs teeth and answer any questions or concerns you have prior to treatment!

Explore Our Finance Options

Talk to one of our friendly treatment co-ordinators about the wide range of finance options we offer, from 0% Finance to 5 Year Payment Plans.

Affordable Hygienist Services

Maintaining exceptional dental hygiene is essential in ensuring that all orthodontic treatment is successful and stress free! Ask our team for more info

Award Winning Treatment

Ringwood Dental, alongside our plethora of 5 Star Reviews on Google and Facebook, are a well established, non-corporate practice, focusing on excellence in patient care.

The Latest Technology

We utilise the very latest in dental technology, including our in house iTero 3D Digital Scanner, to ensure exceptional treatment planning & results