Can my child get braces on the NHS?

Some children also qualify for NHS orthodontic treatment such as braces, but your dentist would first need to assess your child’s eligibility. If they have minor irregularities, then they wouldn’t be able to access free treatment – it’s only the severe cases that get seen, and even then there’s usually a very long waiting list (typically a year or longer). 

That’s a big blow to most people, especially if you’ve been patiently waiting for your child’s baby teeth to fall out and for the dental assessment. So what next? 

If you’re worried about your child’s teeth, but your dentist doesn’t think it’s severe enough, then don’t panic – there are plenty of other options. Come and talk to us – our team is always on hand, and we love talking about teeth! Here are some of the things we can offer: 

• Free consultation Come and see us for a free consultation. This includes an examination and X-rays if needed, with no pressure – honest. You can even start treatment the same day if you’re keen. 

• Choice of braces You can choose between modern metal braces (we use ones with special interactive brackets) or Invisalign (a clear, plastic aligner). With braces, we also offer a clear version, which is much less noticeable than the traditional kind. 

• Regular check-ups Every 8-10 weeks, we will renew and carry out necessary treatment as required.  

• Finance package There’s lots of ways to spread the cost if you’re worried about payment. We offer five different payment options to suit most pockets, and you can spread out the payments over five years if you need to.

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