Who qualifies for treatment on the NHS?
Orthodontic treatment through the NHS is only available for patients under the age of 18 who present a clear medical need for orthodontic treatment. Eligibility is decided through a grading system called the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN).
All NHS referrals have to come via the electronic referral system, Rego - this is processed via your child's general dentist. You should be aware that our initial waiting list for NHS consultations is currently 6-9 months.
If your child is eligible for treatment on the NHS, we will be able to start their treatment a few months after their consultation. These short waits for treatment exist because we receive more referrals than the number of patients we are contracted to treat each year.