Orthodontic treatment is available for children and adolescents both on the NHS and privately in the UK. From April 2012 Oraprime Orthodontics will no longer offer NHS treatment. Private consultations can be booked directly or by referral from your dentist.
Katherine is able to indicate whether a patient is eligible for NHS treatment during the consultation. At this time you can then make an informed decision to whether to continue with private treatment at Oraprime Orthodontics or ask your dentist to refer your child to an NHS orthodontist.
Ideally we require all the adult teeth to be in place before starting treatment however in some instances treatment is started earlier and it may also be helpful to monitor the developing teeth and jaws. Your dentist will usually advise on the timing of your referral.
Your dentist is also free to discuss patients with Katherine and can telephone or email for queries and advice.