Offering NHS treatments

At The Brace Place, we offer both private and NHS orthodontic treatment for those who are eligible. Most of our NHS patients are referred to us by their own dentist, but we are happy to treat people who contact us directly as well.

NHS eligibility

We must adhere to strict government criteria for NHS orthodontics. Guidelines state patients must be under 18 years old and braces can only be fitted for health reasons. Young people with severe crowding, protruding or buried teeth may be eligible.

These criteria are outlined in the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Needs (IOTN) which gives each patient a score as to the severity of their orthodontic problems. They must achieve a certain score to qualify for NHS treatment.

NHS eligibility

Our NHS treatment options

Patients that are eligible to receive NHS orthodontic care will be fitted with our metal braces and will have certain appointments times set aside specifically for them. These often occur during school or work hours, so you may need to plan for your visit in advance.

NHS treatment

Private patients

If your child doesn’t meet NHS funding criteria, or if they would like to be fit for hidden lingual braces or Invisalign® clear aligners, we are still able to treat them as a private patient. We offer flexible payment plans, affordable financing options, and a myriad of customised orthodontic treatment options for private patients.

Braces for children & teens

Private patients

Save your spot today

As a specialist practice, we can only treat a certain number of NHS patients per year, which means there may be a waiting list. If you think your child may be eligible to receive orthodontic care under the NHS - or if you’re being referred by your general dentist - book now to get our next available appointment.

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