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NHS Orthodontic Treatment

Leamington Spa Orthodontics currently has an NHS contract to provide Orthodontic Services to patients under the age of 18, who meet the Index of Orthodontic Need (IOTN) criteria for NHS treatment.

Please note this is subject to National Government changes from April 2019. Due to this, no NHS orthodontic provider in England can confirm if they will be contracted to provide NHS orthodontics from April 2019.

NHS Orthodontic Treatment

  • Do I have to pay for NHS orthodontic treatment?  
  • Why is there a waiting list?  
  • What will happen at my first appointment  
  • What can I do if I do not qualify for NHS Orthodontic Treatment?  
  • NHS Friends and Family Test  

Do I have to pay for NHS orthodontic treatment?

We are currently able to see patients under the age of 18 years, following a referral from your general dentist. An appointment for a full orthodontic assessment to determine eligibility for NHS treatment will be arranged, no fees payable. We are required to work within strict guidelines about who is eligible for NHS orthodontic treatment, working within the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN).

Treatment for mild/cosmetic problems is not available on the NHS, IOTN guidelines apply. Click here for more information about the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN).

For an NHS assessment, you must be referred by your own general dental practitioner; however you can contact us directly to arrange a self-funded/ private orthodontic consultation - you do not need to be referred to us by your dentist.

Why is there a waiting list?

Since 2006, under the terms of the new contract, NHS Local Commissioning Teams have been able to control the size of contracts held by orthodontists. This means that sometimes there is a mismatch between the number of patients who want and qualify for treatment and the availability of funding, resulting in a waiting list.

All practices have been allocated a finite amount of NHS funding for 2018, so please be aware that there is a treatment waiting list. Funding is subject to National Government changes from April 2019.

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What will happen at my first appointment

At the new patient appointment a full orthodontic assessment will be carried out and the treatment options available to you will be explained.

What can I do if I do not qualify for NHS Orthodontic Treatment?

If you are not suitable for NHS care, various self-funded treatment options will be explained to you.

To arrange a self-funded/private orthodontic consultation - you do not need to be referred to us by your dentist, please use the contact form to contact us directly to arrange an appointment.

NHS Friends and Family Test

99.98% are highly likely or likely to recommend us to friends and family.

NHS Orthodontic Treatment

  • Do I have to pay for NHS orthodontic treatment?  

    Do I have to pay for NHS orthodontic treatment?

    We are currently able to see patients under the age of 18 years, following a referral from your general dentist. An appointment for a full orthodontic assessment to determine eligibility for NHS treatment will be arranged, no fees payable. We are required to work within strict guidelines about who is eligible for NHS orthodontic treatment, working within the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN).

    Treatment for mild/cosmetic problems is not available on the NHS, IOTN guidelines apply. Click here for more information about the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN).

    For an NHS assessment, you must be referred by your own general dental practitioner; however you can contact us directly to arrange a self-funded/ private orthodontic consultation - you do not need to be referred to us by your dentist.

  • Why is there a waiting list?  

    Why is there a waiting list?

    Since 2006, under the terms of the new contract, NHS Local Commissioning Teams have been able to control the size of contracts held by orthodontists. This means that sometimes there is a mismatch between the number of patients who want and qualify for treatment and the availability of funding, resulting in a waiting list.

    All practices have been allocated a finite amount of NHS funding for 2018, so please be aware that there is a treatment waiting list. Funding is subject to National Government changes from April 2019.

    Find out more
  • What will happen at my first appointment  

    What will happen at my first appointment

    At the new patient appointment a full orthodontic assessment will be carried out and the treatment options available to you will be explained.

  • What can I do if I do not qualify for NHS Orthodontic Treatment?  

    What can I do if I do not qualify for NHS Orthodontic Treatment?

    If you are not suitable for NHS care, various self-funded treatment options will be explained to you.

    To arrange a self-funded/private orthodontic consultation - you do not need to be referred to us by your dentist, please use the contact form to contact us directly to arrange an appointment.

  • NHS Friends and Family Test  

    NHS Friends and Family Test

    99.98% are highly likely or likely to recommend us to friends and family.

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