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    I'm 21 years old now, and been wearing braces for about 3 years. Next year i'll be having underbite and overbite surgery to correct the jaw. As this is all paid for by NHS, would my dentistry be also covered by NHS or i have to pay?
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    (Original post by ShigeoFugaki)
    I'm 21 years old now, and been wearing braces for about 3 years. Next year i'll be having underbite and overbite surgery to correct the jaw. As this is all paid for by NHS, would my dentistry be also covered by NHS or i have to pay?
    Depends why you are getting your orthodontics covered. As far as I am aware you need to pay standard NHS rates (you can look that up on their website) for dental care unless you are low income etc (same sort of thing as prescriptions).
    You can look it all up on the NHS website or call your dentist though.
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    (Original post by ShigeoFugaki)
    I'm 21 years old now, and been wearing braces for about 3 years. Next year i'll be having underbite and overbite surgery to correct the jaw. As this is all paid for by NHS, would my dentistry be also covered by NHS or i have to pay?
    What Kindred said is right for anything else (she usually is!) but jaw surgery is sometimes different. You need to as your orthodontist really but I think it should be covered, or at least partially- you'd have been told beforehand if you needed to pay particularly at private rates to make your decision. Ask them, it might be worth posting in this thread too though as there's lots of people had it there
 
 
 
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