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hi, does anyone know if i can get help with paying for orthadontics braces?

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6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
my daughter who is 14 has been to the orthadontics today and told
her teeth are not that bad to have braces on the nhs..
so we have to pay £2000 to get them straight..
does anyone know if we can get help in paying for them??
thanks
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6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
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#1
Nope, cause you will have to go private if not getting it done on the NHS.

Some dentists offer payment plans (interest free credit), that it really :-(
#2
try another dentist, i had a problem with a dentist he said i had to pay £500 for root canal, so i went to another and it turns out he was pocketing the cash
#3
wickedteen
try another dentist, i had a problem with a dentist he said i had to pay £500 for root canal, so i went to another and it turns out he was pocketing the cash


+1 on that. I would be suspisious of a dentist that will charge for a child to get something like that, if its 'not that bad' why is it necessary:? if it is bad enough for him to mention then it should be done on the NHS surely?
#4
Get a second opinion, but im sure the orthodontist knows if she needs braces or not. i can't see him turning business away, after all if he treated her he would get paid for the job anyway.
#5
tracyhay
+1 on that. I would be suspisious of a dentist that will charge for a child to get something like that, if its 'not that bad' why is it necessary:? if it is bad enough for him to mention then it should be done on the NHS surely?


+1 -- If its a concern to the densit it SHOULD be done of the NHS for a chlid.

Sounds like he's wanting your cash...
#6
RickT
+1 -- If its a concern to the densit it SHOULD be done of the NHS for a chlid.

Sounds like he's wanting your cash...


I have lost faith in the private sector dentists.... been going to the same one for around ten years and not needed a lot of treatment but just before xmas had tootache and went to him, he told that the molar was cracked and may not last more than a few weeks and it required a cap.... @ £500!
I then went to an NHS dentist who Xrayed it because I was concerned and she told me that there was no sign of any crack.... I have stayed with the NHS one and you should search one out fro your kids.
#7
RickT
+1 -- If its a concern to the densit it SHOULD be done of the NHS for a chlid.

Sounds like he's wanting your cash...


Dentists can only refer orthodontic work to an orthodontist. The orthodontist will offer to do the work on NHS if it satisfies the Index of Orthodontic Need (IOTN). They mayy offer private treatment if it does not meet the IOTN criteria for NHS treatment. Occasionally, if there is a substantial waiting list, the wait can be by-passed by paying for private treatment in much the same way as surgery can be done sooner privately.

Have a look on [url]www.bos.org.uk[/url] for more information re orthodontic treatment
#8
[COLOR="Purple"]thanks all..[/COLOR]
#9
any child under the age of 16 gets all ortho treatment free - fact - , but they grade the childs teeth on how bad they are , if its a mild malocclusion then they might not get it done under the NHS as it doesn't pose an aesthetic or funtional problem . They have pictures/ criteria on a scale of 1 - 10 and compare the child to that to see which one they fall in . If it's mild as deemed by the orthodontist , then there no major problem - you need to find out what your child falls under , I would to be on the safe side ask your dentist to refer you to another orthodontist and state to the dentist you wernt happy with the original referall , hopoefully where you live they will have another near by .

lol - sorry tony I more or less said what you said , but i wrote it all out now and dont want to delete it !!
#10
Not to sure if you can get help with the payment but I remember when I was around that age I needed braces & my parents spent over £2000 for braces etc :w00t:
#11
braces = big bucks!!
tought kids were free though. will ask hubby tonight when he gets in (he is a dentist but is doing a course in ortho at the mo)
#12
i gots perfectly straight teeth, no braces ever

just sayin' :p
#13
denandyas
any child under the age of 16 gets all ortho treatment free - fact - , but they grade the childs teeth on how bad they are , if its a mild malocclusion then they might not get it done under the NHS as it doesn't pose an aesthetic or funtional problem . They have pictures/ criteria on a scale of 1 - 10 and compare the child to that to see which one they fall in . If it's mild as deemed by the orthodontist , then there no major problem - you need to find out what your child falls under , I would to be on the safe side ask your dentist to refer you to another orthodontist and state to the dentist you wernt happy with the original referall , hopoefully where you live they will have another near by .

lol - sorry tony I more or less said what you said , but i wrote it all out now and dont want to delete it !!


[SIZE="4"][COLOR="Purple"]yeah, criteria scale of her teeth are 3..
we are going to try and get a second opinion..[/COLOR][/SIZE]
#14
same happened to my son.was told not bad enough for nhs and was quoted £3000 privately.he had a mould taken of his teeth,and they are going to compare them every 6 months.so basically we are waiting for his teeth to get worse.pathetic eh !
#15
You could try approaching your local Primary Care Trust(PCT) and see what they say:
http://www.nhs.uk/SERVICEDIRECTORIES/Pages/PrimaryCareTrustListing.aspx

I know that policy can vary from area to area, so you can have someone covered in one neighbouring area but not in one a mile away. I think you can appeal decisions too. Good luck and hope this helps.
#16
micoo
i gots perfectly straight teeth, no braces ever

just sayin' :p


your nose made up for it though...
banned#17
i've been offered free treatment on the nhs as my bite is crap, but they want to break my jaw and fit braces for 2 yrs. Being 27 next month I feel a bit old to be wearing them, if it was just the braces I would do it but they won't do just the braces. Besides I play rugby and don't think I would be able to play with braces in.

NB: My top teeth are beautiful apparently, it's just my bottom teeth that you can't see with my fat lip that are messed up.
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to the OP -

A 3 score is borderline , so the NHS orthodontist can go either way , I would get another ortho ref preferably any time after the beginning of april .
#19
denandyas
to the OP -

A 3 score is borderline , so the NHS orthodontist can go either way , I would get another ortho ref preferably any time after the beginning of april .

[COLOR="Purple"]any particular reason for april?
we are going to see someone else tonight, so will let you know what they say..
thanks again to all of you x[/COLOR]
#20
micoo
i gots perfectly straight teeth, no braces ever

just sayin' :p


same here.
should be free unless its not that bad or u want like clear brackets or something apart from bog standard
#21
reason for it being after april , might not make a big difference but the new dental year starts in april . In a nut shell they are paid dependent on how much units of treatment they do from april to april -if they over do it they won't get paid so wont want to treat under the NHS .
So if you go in april , it would be the beginning of the dental year , so with them wanting to get their units done asap they would be more likely to take you on .
This is very weak reason for going in the beginning of april - it's just a suggestion and not all practices work like that , but I know a few who do .
#22
brap brap straight teeth...thanks to braces lol, didnt think I would get them on the NHS cos they werent that bad but I did get it on NHS

Cant help you OP just decided to write that down lol

in b4 cool story bro
#23
[COLOR=purple]well we have been and had a second opinion, he said she is on the border line,[/COLOR]
[COLOR=purple]but he has took moulds and is going to write a report to the people that make the desisions..[/COLOR]
[COLOR=purple]so fingers crossed![/COLOR]
#24
cool - fingers crossed

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