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    Hey, I am in full time education and in my last year of college, I was wondering if I would have to pay for braces for cosmetic reasons at the age of 18?
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    You might be able to recieve some help towards the cost, but I'm not sure you'll be able to get them for free, especially if its purely cosmetic.
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    I think Dental Care is free up to the age of 19, provided you are still in full time education. Good luck convincing you dentist to give you braces though.
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    In most areas you have to be assessed and it is only if your teeth meet certain criteria and are considered to be in a serious enough state that you will get funding, otherwise it will be down to you/your parents to pay.
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    (Original post by Kabloomybuzz)
    You might be able to recieve some help towards the cost, but I'm not sure you'll be able to get them for free, especially if its purely cosmetic.
    I agree.
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    In principal, yes you should be able to get them for free.
    However I know when I used to have my retainer, the orthodontist said I was only entitled to one set on the nhs, and if I lost or broke them, then I would have to pay for a replacement. This might be the same for your orthodontist.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Hey, I am in full time education and in my last year of college, I was wondering if I would have to pay for braces for cosmetic reasons at the age of 18?
    The NHS requires medical reason to pay for braces, loads of my friends got told no because all their problems were purely cosmetic.

    Train track braces privately are going to cost you between 2 and 5 grand...
 
 
 
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