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NHS Treament

NHS treatment can be provided for patients under the age of 18 who fall within the NHS Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need IOTN. NHS treatment is only available at our Hemel Hempstead practice.

How can I find out if my child can get NHS orthodontic treatment?

  • Patients looking for orthodontic treatment on the NHS should ask to be referred to us by their own dentist.
  • The NHS has tightened up the conditions that apply in order to receive free treatment, whereby only moderate to severe orthodontic conditions will be funded by the NHS. We can advise you accordingly. Please do not be put off by this, as many patients still qualify for NHS funding.
  • We will advise you which appliance would best suit your child and whether they qualify for NHS treatment under the guidelines, at their initial consultation.

If your child does not qualify for NHS treatment, or you decide you prefer not to go the NHS route as you want a wider choice of braces and appointment times, you have other options, such as Private Treatment or Independent Treatment.

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