Before this my dentist did say I should be able to get braces because my teeth were pretty bad. Now I'm 19 and registered with a new practice and they keep referring me to private orthodontics when theres no way I can afford them!
I'm a student ((( and its not my fault I had to keep missing appts.
Is there no way I can get nhs treatment or the prices reduced??
My teeth are atrocious and make me so self conscious.
if your teeth were bad enough they would have given you treatment for free
They are bad!! they told me I may be able to get CFAST, and theyre cheaper but when the specialist measured my teeth he said they were too bad for removable braces.
I managed to get braces previously. Basically while they're taking notes talk to them about how it's affecting you as a person and perhaps your speech to show them that it isn't just cosmetic. For example I'm pretty sure I only managed to get braces because I told them that I kept on whistling during my speech (which might have been a littttle exaggerated)
I do have quite a big overbite and its making me really self conscious.
After 18, you can't get free NHS braces, no matter how bad your teeth are. It costs less on the NHS than it does with private providers. Did you research this before posting? (http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/dentalhea...es/braces.aspx)
However this is not guaranteed at you are over eighteen. But it's worth a shot, well when I first enquired about braces a orthodontist I was referred to just asked me questions and was writing notes down. I was too recommended for private treatment but my mother kept on telling them specifically where she wanted me to go and I was referred to there.