Braces for children

NHS braces

Children's braces under the NHS

We can provide orthodontics for children under the NHS. If your child has crowded teeth or other issues with the position of their teeth then they may be need orthodontics to correct the problem. The first step is an initial appointment with Dr Lucy Pitman to assess the teeth. There are strict criteria that have to met to determine whether a child is eligible for Government funded orthodontic treatment, known as the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN)

If your child fulfils the criteria for NHS treatment then they would then go onto a waiting list to start treatment. Very complex cases may be referred on the Royal United Hospital in Bath for advanced treatment. Mild crowding may not be eligible for NHS treatment in which case treatment but could be offered privately.

Private dental braces for children

Clear child braces

We also offer a private orthodontic treatment for children who wish to avoid the waiting list or have only mild crowding for which NHS treatment is not available.

This treatment is competitively priced at the equivalent fee for NHS treatment. 

Tooth coloured wires and brackets are available for an additional fee.

We can offer a patient finance scheme or monthly payment schedules.

More information on orthodontics can be found on the British Orthodontic Society website.

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