Our practice has been established for over 25 years and receives more than 1,500 referrals a year from over 100 dentists.
We are proud to have treated so many patients and their family members over the years. We aim to not only treat our patients but to educate our patients on the importance of good oral hygiene and provide them with a treatment result that exceeds their expectations.
Over the course of orthodontic treatment we watch the confidence levels of each and every patient flourish and grow, our team are truly grateful to be a part of such an important transformation.
We offer NHS treatment, in routine cases, up to 18 years of age. To be eligible for NHS treatment, patients must score 3.6 or above on the Index Of Treatment Need (IOTN).
Unfortunately not every patient meets the Index of Treatment Need and for those that are not eligible but still wish to benefit from orthodontic treatment, we would be more than happy to discuss private treatment options and our various finance schemes available with you.
Provision of NHS Orthodontic Treatment
NHS treatment is available to eligible patients under the age of 18 years, who’s orthodontic problem is severe enough to attract NHS funding on the grounds of dental health.
On the 1st April 2006, the new NHS dental contract was introduced to all Orthodontic Practices in the UK. This contract has implications in terms of the level of funding and eligibility for NHS patients wishing to undergo treatment. Under the terms of the new dental contract, health service funding is now directed at those patients to whom treatment will give an improvement in their dental health and not just in the appearance of their teeth.
The way in which an Orthodontist decides whether NHS funding is available to the patient is by using a complex system of measurement called The Index Of Treatment Need (IOTN).
The NHS grading procedure
How to be referred
Your General Dental Practitioner will need to refer you to us for a NHS assessment to be carried out. If eligible for NHS funding you will then be placed on our Treatment waiting list .
NHS treatment options are limited to Metal Braces only.
To meet NHS ‘Quality and Value’ audit requirements we require the following criteria to be met prior to referrals being made:
- General Dental Practitioners must satisfy themselves that any patient referred is in adult dentition, with no remaining deciduous teeth (minimum referral age is 11 years of age)
- Patients must score at IOTN 3.6 or above
- Patients must have good oral health and hygiene
NHS Patient Waiting List
Once you have referred a patient to us for an orthodontic assessment, you will be placed on our New Patient Waiting List, subject to the assessment outcome, if you are eligible for NHS treatment you will then be transferred to our Treatment Waiting List.
We receive over 1,500 referrals a year; therefore, we have two types of waiting lists:
- New Patients Waiting List
- Treatment Waiting List
We shall contact your patient with a proposed appointment by post/email.
*Please check junk/spam folder in your registered email account.
Practice Policy on Transfer Cases
Chapel Road Orthodontics does not accept local transfer cases for orthodontic treatment.
Today’s metal braces are slimline, unobtrusive and very comfortable to wear.
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