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Ryan.17
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Hello, I’m 17 and not in education. One 2 of my teeth are slightly out of line. Do I have to pay for Braces or would I get them for free
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Ask your dentist but if they’re only slightly out of line you’ll most likely need to pay
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If you get them when you are under 18 they will be free IF you meet the NHS criteria (they only treat people over a certain severity)

2 teeth out of line doesn't sound that bad so you will likely pay.

You probably wouldn't get them before you were 18 anyways on the NHS due to the really long waiting list.
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Ok thanks, only reason I want them straighter is because they are visible when I smile, the fix will be to not smile 😂
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I waited three years for mine
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I waited about 2 years and this was about 6 years ago now.. but i got them free aged 12.. like alot of others have said, they may make you pay because by the time you get them you will be 18 and also your teeth are not too bad. My teeth were terrible and they still tried to get me to pay, i ended up going to a private ortho anyway due to a mix up at my dentist but the NHS paid for my 3 year treatment then my retainers that i have to wear for life. Seriously, if you get given retainers wear them! I stopped wearing mine after a year and they are about £300 to replace even if you are still one of the few that get free NHS dentist treatment. Honestly the best thing is to suck it up and pay for them (Maybe invisilign if your teeth are not too bad)
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(Original post by KylieemilyJ)
I waited about 2 years and this was about 6 years ago now.. but i got them free aged 12.. like alot of others have said, they may make you pay because by the time you get them you will be 18 and also your teeth are not too bad. My teeth were terrible and they still tried to get me to pay, i ended up going to a private ortho anyway due to a mix up at my dentist but the NHS paid for my 3 year treatment then my retainers that i have to wear for life. Seriously, if you get given retainers wear them! I stopped wearing mine after a year and they are about £300 to replace even if you are still one of the few that get free NHS dentist treatment. Honestly the best thing is to suck it up and pay for them (Maybe invisilign if your teeth are not too bad)
Do you know roughly how much it will cost? I know the price varies for how long you have them in
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