Why are braces not free for 18 year olds on the NHS?

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Stupid question i know, but i want to know why.

we don't pay to go doctors but i guess that is entirely different?
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The NHS is in crisis so they make every cut they can.
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(Original post by Blackstarr)
Stupid question i know, but i want to know why.

we don't pay to go doctors but i guess that is entirely different?
Is this because you can't get braces for free?
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Is this because you can't get braces for free?
I am asking in general.
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They rejected me braces saying i have to pay for them myself
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(Original post by Blackstarr)
I am asking in general.
Dunno probably like the person above me said, NHS cuts :/
But 18 is that special age where society deems you now an adult and you have to work and do everything by yourself
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i've learnt in my history that the NHS was costing way too much at the time it was created so to cut down some costs, they started charging for dental and eye treatments. the practice is still being put in today it seems but kids and elderly are free until a certain time, not too sure
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(Original post by Blackstarr)
Stupid question i know, but i want to know why.

we don't pay to go doctors but i guess that is entirely different?
Clearly cosmetic issue
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**** braces lol.
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They rejected me braces saying i have to pay for them myself
I know the feeling.

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(Original post by ODES_PDES)
Clearly cosmetic issue
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could you explain further?
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(Original post by Blackstarr)
I know the feeling.

crappy right...i'll just have to wait until i have money and pay for them
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Dunno probably like the person above me said, NHS cuts :/
But 18 is that special age where society deems you now an adult and you have to work and do everything by yourself
I guess so .
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crappy right...i'll just have to wait until i have money and pay for them
a good idea.
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(Original post by Blackstarr)
a good idea.
left with no choice, may just wait until i'm working though after studying and the rest
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You have to pay a small fee really, And you should have got them before 18 if your working. Im not 100% sure but if your still in education dont you get them for free ? if not,you still should have got them before.
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(Original post by Blackstarr)
Stupid question i know, but i want to know why.

we don't pay to go doctors but i guess that is entirely different?
If you begin treatment at 17 then you don't have to pay for them, only if you actually start at 18.

I'm 18 and I get my braces fitted in at the end of this month, I don't have to pay.
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Probably something to do with the age coverage and the plan you're on?
Has to be some reason because honestly the teeth situation here is so rank

(Original post by ihatePE)
i've learnt in my history that the NHS was costing way too much at the time it was created so to cut down some costs, they started charging for dental and eye treatments. the practice is still being put in today it seems but kids and elderly are free until a certain time, not too sure
Lmao you mean your history class?...
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left with no choice, may just wait until i'm working though after studying and the rest
How bad are your teeth?

What problem do you have?
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(Original post by Blackstarr)
Stupid question i know, but i want to know why.

we don't pay to go doctors but i guess that is entirely different?
Because it's a cosmetic procedure
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