Does your child qualify for orthodontic treatment on the National Health Service?
Here at Weybridge Orthodontics we offer treatment on the National Health Service, according to the government guidelines, which were introduced by the Department of Health in 2006.
The good news is that Weybridge Orthodontics can offer every child under the age of 18 a free assessment to find out if they are in need of orthodontic treatment, and also if they qualify for treatment on the National Health Service.
The Department of Health has issued an Index of Orthodontic Needs (IOTN) in order to help us at Weybridge Orthodontics find out if each child is eligible for treatment on the NHS.
Firstly, treatment on the NHS is only for children whose dental health will be improved by orthodontics. It is not given to children who want orthodontic treatment for purely cosmetic reasons.
If your child is missing a tooth, or has impacted teeth, has significantly crowded teeth, abnormally prominent teeth, or something wrong with their bite that is causing problems in some way, then there is a good chance that they will be able to receive treatment on the NHS. Please bring them in to Weybridge Orthodontics for a free assessment.
Sadly, even if your child does have a clear clinical need that qualifies them for treatment with Weybridge Orthodontics, there is only a limited amount of funding available for orthodontic treatments on the NHS. This restriction means that even if your child qualifies for treatment, they will likely have to a join a waiting list before treatment can start. At Weybridge Orthodontics, we do our best to keep waiting lists as short as possible, including continual consultations with the NHS local area managers.
If your child does qualify for NHS but you do not want to wait keep them waiting on a list, then we also offer private treatments for children. Prices start at £1354.00 for Clarity or Damon Q braces. We offer a 0% interest monthly repayment scheme and if you got to our prices page, we have a calculator to help you work out how much the treatment you think is best for your child is likely to cost.