Have you had it with your crooked teeth? Thinking of finally getting braces? Time for some detailed financial planning and a lot of research.
Back to Healthy body. Around a third of children need orthodontic treatment. Find answers to some common questions about braces and orthodontics.
In some of our practices this has led to a disparity between the number of patients who are eligible for NHS orthodontic treatment and the number of patients we are able to treat each year. This has resulted in NHS waiting lists to ensure that patients are seen in the order in which they approach us for treatment. Before you can join our NHS waiting list you will need to be seen by a specialist orthodontist for a free NHS consultation to find out whether you are eligible for NHS treatment.
Orthodontic care for children and young people under the age of 18 is available on the NHS. Not every child will qualify for free treatment which is why it is important to visit your orthodontist who will assess the situation before recommending treatment. It is usual for your general dentist to refer you and your child to a specialist orthodontist for assessment and we aim to see new patients within a month of referral. NHS funding is targeted at those who most need orthodontic treatment on the grounds of dental health or aesthetic need.
Hi Friend Here at Smiles Change Lives, we understand that for many families, braces are simply out of reach because of their cost. Every child deserves to feel good about their smile!
Toggle navigation Menu. These include the Damon System ceramic braces and clear aligners like Invisalign Teens. Free Consultation with our Treatment Coordinator Come in for your complimentary consultation and an informal chat to discuss issues that bother you and find out more about how we can help No clinical assessment is included with this consultation.
In these tough economic times, it's getting harder and harder to justify the expense of orthodontic braces. If you're lucky enough to have dental insurance which covers orthodontic treatment, you may wind up only paying a small percentage of the total cost. But if you don't have dental insurance, and are not on any sort of dental plan, the expense can be daunting.
Orthodontics do more than improve smiles. The use of orthodontics helps to improve oral health and prevent a number of dental related health concerns such as periodontal disease and tooth loss. Thankfully, there are a number of private and government grant programs that help to make orthodontics available to those who qualify.
All children under the age of 18 are able to have an orthodontic assessment under the NHS. The NHS will pay for orthodontic treatment but only the more severe cases are covered under current rules - minor problems are not covered. Orthodontic treatment for children who qualify is free of charge.