Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Braces for the second time on the NHS? Watch

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I got braces on July 2015, after 8 months or so of a block retainer that did nothing for my severe overjet. The orthodontist assumed I didn't wear it despite my assurance, and went straight into braces with the promise I could get elastics to correct my bite, which I feel even if the retainer had worked I would have needed anyway. After 3 and a half months my teeth were aligned but my overjet was still just as prominent as before, but they refused to do the bands and took my braces off. My teeth were straight but my overbite was still extremely severe. I lost my retainer after a month (I know, my fault) and it would've cost us £100 to replace and we didn't have the money to. Now, my teeth are just as crooked as before. Like EXACTLY the same as before I started treatment, and there's still the issue of my overbite. I can barely shut my mouth properly as my teeth dig into my bottom lip, and regardless of how crooked they are, even while they were straight this problem was there. Is there any chance I would be able to get braces on the NHS again? Thanks.
    • TSR Support Team
    Online

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by punkfaerie)
    I got braces on July 2015, after 8 months or so of a block retainer that did nothing for my severe overjet. The orthodontist assumed I didn't wear it despite my assurance, and went straight into braces with the promise I could get elastics to correct my bite, which I feel even if the retainer had worked I would have needed anyway. After 3 and a half months my teeth were aligned but my overjet was still just as prominent as before, but they refused to do the bands and took my braces off. My teeth were straight but my overbite was still extremely severe. I lost my retainer after a month (I know, my fault) and it would've cost us £100 to replace and we didn't have the money to. Now, my teeth are just as crooked as before. Like EXACTLY the same as before I started treatment, and there's still the issue of my overbite. I can barely shut my mouth properly as my teeth dig into my bottom lip, and regardless of how crooked they are, even while they were straight this problem was there. Is there any chance I would be able to get braces on the NHS again? Thanks.
    I would have thought that if you have an obvious need for it you would be able to. Just ask them. You never know unless you try.
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: January 23, 2016
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Should Spain allow Catalonia to declare independence?
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.