Your orthodontist will have a chat with you to find out what is concerning you about the appearance of your teeth. It is helpful to know this so that we can treat exactly what is bothering you. After the assessment, your orthodontist will advise whether they think you might be suitable for NHS orthodontic treatment and will discuss the treatment options available to you. If you wish to have orthodontic treatment on the NHS then you will need to have records taken of your teeth so that it can be sent to the health board for a decision on whether you are eligible for NHS treatment.
The final decision as to whether you are eligible for NHS treatment is the decision of the health board. It usually takes around 6-8 weeks to hear an outcome from the health board.
If you wish to independently fund the treatment, you will not need to apply for approval from the health board and can start treatment quickly. If you decide on this option, you can be assured that you will be informed about any costs beforehand and will be given a printed treatment plan with the cost breakdown before you consider embarking on treatment.