NHS / Private

We have a contract with Derbyshire NHS to provide orthodontic services to patients in our area. As a patient, you would be entitled to receive orthodontic treatment free of charge if you are under 18 years of age (under 19 if you are full time student) and have a significant degree of irregularity of your teeth as measured by the Index of Orthodontic Need (IOTN).

Significant Irregularities – NHS Treatment possible

NHS IOTN Yes

NHS IOTN Yes

 

The images above are examples of cases with an IOTN indicating a definite need for treatment which would provide a benefit to health. These patients were treated on the NHS.

The images below are of patients who have a milder degree of irregularity.

Significant Irregularities – Only private treatment possible

NHS IOTN No

NHS IOTN No

 

In these cases, treatment is not likely to provide any benefit to health, and would be mostly for cosmetic purposes. As the IOTN grade is below a certain value, we were only able to offer treatment on a private basis.

We are happy to provide an IOTN assessment for all patients who are referred to us, and advise on the need for orthodontic treatment