Due to NHS restrictions some patients can no longer be treated free of charge under the NHS system because their dental irregularity is not considered severe enough when compared against the IOTN (Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need) set out by the Scottish Government.
For those patients who don’t qualify but still feel they would benefit from treatment we offer a self funded option called “Budget Braces”. This option allows the patient to fund their own orthodontic treatment at a much lower cost than private treatment. The patient will receive the same metal brackets as used for NHS patients.
Treatment can be started almost immediately and even small dental irregularities can be treated. If, however, there is a need for more aesthetic braces or more flexible appointment times then please see our Private Orthodontics options.
Who could qualify for budget braces?
- Children where malocclusion is considered mild, but would like to improve their teeth for cosmetic reasons only.
- Children who qualify for NHS treatment, HOWEVER, would like to consider treatment which is not available on the NHS.
Anyone younger than 18 years old who does not qualify for NHS treatment.