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Child and Teenager Orthodontics
We believe that early treatment is beneficial when needed, and many patients are pleasantly surprised to find that their treatment can be carried out at an early age. A beautiful smile together with straight teeth that function well can have a tremendous effect on self esteem, self confidence and long term dental health. It is a great investment for life!
In Scotland orthodontic treatment for children is still widely available on the NHS. The patient’s eligibility for NHS treatment is based on the severity of the presenting malocclusion as seen by the orthodontist at the initial consultation. If the patient has only a mild irregularity, where the benefit is considered cosmetic they will not qualify for NHS funded orthodontic treatment. Then the only option for those will be treatment on a private basis.
Private treatment is offered to those children who do not qualify for NHS treatment and those who would like more flexibility in their treatment.
Advantages of private treatment include:
- Immediate start on treatment, no waiting on approval
- Choice of treatment appliances including Cosmetic Appliances
- Flexible interest free payment options