NHS braces in Brighton & Hove

Splash Orthodontics is one of Brighton & Hove’s largest providers of NHS orthodontic treatment.

If you’re aged 17 or under, you may be eligible for NHS-funded braces. To find out if you qualify, your dentist can refer you for a free NHS assessment.

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Who’s eligible?

NHS funding is available to children and teens who need braces to improve their dental health. If you’re under 18, your dentist can refer you to us for a free assessment to see if you meet the criteria for NHS braces.

Below are some concerns that typically qualify for NHS braces.

Upper front teeth that protrude more than 6mm

Additional (supernumerary) teeth

Multiple missing teeth

Lower front teeth that protrude more than 3.5mm

Open bites of more than 4mm

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During your NHS assessment, your specialist orthodontist will evaluate your smile using a rating system known as the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN). It’s a fair and objective way to determine who qualifies for funding.

If you don’t qualify for NHS braces or you want to get started straight away, private orthodontic treatment is available to everyone. You don’t need a referral from your dentist, and you can choose from a wide range of braces, including Invisalign.

Ready to meet our specialists?

My son had his braces on for almost 2 years – he had them taken off yesterday and wow! What a smile. He (and we) are delighted with his new teeth. The team at Splash are marvellous – skilled, efficient, friendly and great with teenagers. I highly recommend them.

Katie

NHS waiting lists

NHS treatment is provided by our experienced team of specialist orthodontists and orthodontic therapists. Your teeth will be aligned using fixed metal braces, functional appliances or a combination of the two.

At the end of your treatment, you’ll receive custom-made removable retainers and 12 months of aftercare. Every step of your transformation (excluding lost or damaged removable appliances) will be funded by the NHS.

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NHS braces waiting list

We receive a limited amount of NHS funding, so you may need to join a waiting list before we can see you for an NHS assessment or start your treatment.

NHS braces waiting list

If your case is urgent, we’ll add you to our priority waiting list so that we can fit your braces as soon as possible.

Straighten your smile

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consultation

To arrange your complimentary consultation, call us on 01273 088230 or enter your details below, and Lisa, our friendly treatment coordinator, will be in touch.

Lisa





    NHS braces Q&As

    Do you offer NHS care for adults?

    We only receive NHS funding for under 18s. Private orthodontic treatment is available for all ages, and we offer complimentary consultations for adults.

    Can I pick the colour of my braces?

    Yes, if you have metal fixed braces under the NHS, you can choose the colour of your elastic bands every time we replace your archwire.

    How long is your NHS waiting list?

    Please give us a call on 01273 203514 for the latest information.

    We only receive NHS funding for under 18s. Private orthodontic treatment is available for all ages, and we offer complimentary consultations for adults.

    Yes, if you have metal fixed braces under the NHS, you can choose the colour of your elastic bands every time we replace your archwire.

    Please give us a call on 01273 203514 for the latest information.