We treat both NHS and private patients, however not everyone is eligible for NHS treatment.
There are restrictions on who can receive treatment under the National Health Service for an orthodontic problem:
We will send out some further information and arrange an appointment for the initial assessment, taking photographs, study models and X-rays where necessary.
If, in the opinion of the Orthodontist, treatment is advised, the extent of the orthodontic problem is assessed according to the IOTN scale- the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need.
The patient is scored out of 5, and generally should score 4, although some 3’s do qualify for treatment. The Orthodontist will carry out the initial assessment.
If the patient is eligible for NHS treatment, that treatment will usually be carried out here, although more complex cases are referred for treatment at the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital.
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