We are unable to provide brace treatment to all patients referred by their dentist as the NHS does not provide free treatment for all patients due to NHS England guidelines on the treatment of under 18 years olds for orthodontic treatment e.g. too mild clinically. It only permits severe cases who require it on the grounds of dental health.
If you attend for a NHS orthodontic assessment and you are too mild we could give you an alternative private option or if you wish more choice e.g. clear almost invisible aligners, quicker start times, choice of practice, aesthetic clear brackets, evening appointments please talk to the specialist orthodontist on your first visit or talk to our private coordinator before your appointment, or on the day.
If you wish to be seen sooner, as NHS waiting lists are long we offer a private under 18 year old consultation for £120, redeemable if you start treatment. Please note we cannot mix NHS with private treatment. It is one or the other from the start. Therefore if you skip the waiting lists by paying a fee you cannot have free NHS treatment, as this would be unfair as as a practice we keep strict waiting lists.