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Okay, so I wasn't able to get braces when I was under 18 because I was constantly missing dentist appts because I had to have major surgery 3/4 times when I was younger, so they discharged me because I kept missing appts.
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.
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if your teeth were bad enough they would have given you treatment for free
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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)
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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.
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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)
Really? Who do I talk to, a gp? Because my dentist keeps referring me to expensive orthodontics.
I do have quite a big overbite and its making me really self conscious.
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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)
My dentist said I can only get private treatment, not NHS.
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Really? Who do I talk to, a gp? Because my dentist keeps referring me to expensive orthodontics.
I do have quite a big overbite and its making me really self conscious.
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.
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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.
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My dentist said I can only get private treatment, not NHS.
The it's his/her judgement that you'd only need braces for cosmetic reasons, and there's nothing medically wrong with your teeth. You could try to get another dentist's opinion, but I doubt it'd differ.
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