The NHS currently provides treatment for patients who are scored over a certain severity threshold. Not every child will be eligible and funding is restricted so waiting lists can be long.
There are 3 options reflecting the type of orthodontic appliance used and the flexibility of appointment times offered. You can apply for an interest free payment scheme which spreads payments over 12 months.
This is an NHS equivalent service with braces and materials provided similar to that of our NHS patients. Fixed appliances will be made of stainless steel (but may be customised with colours to make them trendier!). Appointments offered will be during school hours.
With this option, tooth-coloured glass braces are available, which are more discreet and much less noticeable. This is a particularly popular option for teenagers who are slightly older when they begin treatment. Appointments offered will be during school hours.
A wider range of appointment times is available, ideal for those families who find it particularly difficult to attend during school hours. The braces used are tooth-coloured, as for the Gold option.